the insiders guide to Underground mx park territory
One of the best things about Underground MX Park is our location. We’re just an hour outside of Dallas in lake country, an area with a vibe all its own. You don’t need to head to the city for good food, shopping, or a place to stay. We have it all within minutes, with dozens of options to choose from.
If you want familiar names like Chilis, Pizza Hut, Cici’s Pizza, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Burger King, McDonalds, Denny’s, La Quinta, Best Western, CVS, WalMart, Lowes, AutoZone, and more, you’re less than 15 minutes away from it all in Gun Barrel City. (Head south on 274 to the light, then east on 334.)
Dollar General in Kemp can provide grocery basics. The nearest grocery store is the Brookshires in Seven Points, just four miles south on 274, past the traffic light, on your left. Gun Barrel City has a WalMart Super Center, and Mabank also has a Brookshires on 198.
GUN BARREL CITY – Jalapeno Tree and the Ranch House (on 334) and Blue Burrito (on 198) all offer consistently good TexMex Cuisine and some of the best Margaritas on the lake.
KEMP – Head north on 274 into Kemp. Take a left at the light, and just past Dairy Queen you’ll find a tiny little Mexican joint called La Fuente. Try the burrito fully loaded. You’ll love it!
MABANK – Fiesta Grille on Highway 198 has what many call the most authentic Mexican food in the area, with plenty of room for large groups. No reservations required!
SEVEN POINTS – Head south on 274 and you’ll end up in Seven Points. Take a left at the light, and El Jacalito is directly on your right. Here you’ll find awesome chips and salsa, cold drinks, plus live, local entertainment.
BURGERS, FRIES, SUBS & WINGS
Need a burger? Sonic and Dairy Queen never disappoint, and Subway is a track favorite. You’ll find DQ locations in every direction: Kemp, Seven Points, Gun Barrel City and Mabank. SONIC is in Kemp (274), Seven Points (334) and Gun Barrel City (198), and SUBWAY can be found close by in Kemp, as well as Seven Points, Gun Barrel City and Mabank. WalMart also has a Subway.
Main Street Grille in Gun Barrel City gets a special thumbs up for their fantastic burgers. They also offer a full bar in a family-friendly environment.
The Old West Bean & Burger Company in Mabank is another favorite, and you won’t leave hungry. Their burgers are big and juicy, and the beans – well, you just have to try them!
B&R Pitt Grill on Business 175 in Mabank has the best wings in the area, and a full bar.
If you need a good home cooked meal, from soup and grilled cheese to country fried steak slathered in rich, creamy gravy, check out these local favorites:
GUN BARREL CITY – Try it cafeteria-style at Cochrans Café, for awesome catfish, fried chicken, fried okra, and more. GBC also has the Huddle House, where you can get a great cup of coffee and a waffle that sticks to your ribs – 24 hours a day.
KEMP – Western Café is open for breakfast and lunch. You’ll find it north on 274, just past the high school, on your left.
MABANK – Mabank Café on 198 serves up some of the heartiest breakfasts around, as well as delicious homemade soups, breads and pies. Open breakfast and lunch.
SEVEN POINTS – You may have to wait in line, but at McClains, the down home cookin’ is worth the wait. You’ll find it on the Northeast corner of 274 and 334 in Seven Points.
We can’t bring you to lake country without recommending you try the fish. Catfish Corner in Seven Points has been a local favorite for decades, and Lake Jackson Seafood in Gun Barrel City receives rave reviews for its Cajun-inspired menu.
SHOP BUZZ - LOCAL FLARE
Here are a few places for fun shopping in Underground MX Territory.
GUN BARREL CITY – Bealls, CATO, Factory Connection and Hibbetts Sports offer clothing for all ages, or check out Rustic Plus for unique western style furniture and décor or Outdoor Indoor Décor for a south of the border style. If you like the unusual, visit Funky Junk and One of a Kind, located next door to one another on the east side of Highway 198, just north of the 334 intersection
KEMP - Mickies is near by and easy to find. Head north on 274 and take a left at the light, you’ll find Mickie’s about a half mile down on Business 175 on your right, with purses, jewelry and fun accessories for women and girls of all ages.
SEVEN POINTS – Big Daddy’s Flea Market – head south on 274 past the light and go a mile or two down the road and you’ll find Big Daddy’s Flea Market on your left. With more than 100 vendors on Saturdays and Sundays, you can even find the kitchen sink.