Starvin Marvin’s Bar and Grill: Great food, nightly entertainment
Have a good time and good food every night of the week at Starvin Marvin’s Bar and Grill.
This expansive, casual eatery is located in the middle of Beaumont between downtown and the West End off Interstate 10 at 2310 N. 11th St. Eat lunch or dinner in the quaint and rustic barn-like main restaurant with its tin trim and painted concrete floors. You’ll feel right at home. Or dine outside on the massive porch that runs the length of the restaurant and extends into green space perfect for throwing a football or letting your kids run while you relax into a meal.
Owner Marvin Atwood has created an atmosphere for socializing and a menu for satisfying your every craving, and he is not done.
This winter, Marvin is expanding his menu to complement some already super delicious selections, like the recently perfected and ready for sampling crawfish enchiladas. It’s an entrée featuring the best combination of Tex Mex and Cajun. Crawfish tails are wrapped in a corn tortilla with spinach and artichoke, spices and rich and thick cheese sauce, served with Mexican rice and guacamole. Look for other new menu items, too, like stuffed pork and Monterey chicken as well as a few new desserts.
Stick to traditional Marvin fare when you order the blackberry ribs. These pork baby backs are marinated for 72 hours so they just fall off the bone, but not before you can lick and slurp up the most savory blackberry barbeque sauce. Don’t miss this signature dish served with a salad and a southern side like steak fries, fried whole pickled okra, sweet potato fries, garlic mashed potatoes or mac and cheese, to name a few. (The restaurant sells its honey-based blackberry barbeque sauce separately, and people come from all over looking for it.)
During football season, come and enjoy a good ol’ Angus beef burger on the patio where you can view the game on nine big screens. If it’s cold, Marvin encloses the porch and lights the stone fireplace. Sit by the outdoor fireplace and eat a buffalo, venison, turkey or veggie burger. Course, you can always eat throughout the entire game by ordering all-you-can-eat chicken wings for $10. Who cares who wins or loses … you got wings for 10 bucks!No football game? No worries. Marvin brings in local talent to play music on the outdoor stage. With three levels of decking, there’s not a bad spot to listen to tunes and partake of hot buttered garlic bread served with cinnamon honey butter followed by a homemade soup like broccoli cheddar, potato, chicken tortilla, chicken and sausage gumbo or crawfish etouffee. Order a cup of soup and a half a sandwich like the Texas club, a triple-decker of black forest ham, turkey and hardwood smoked bacon, pepper jack and cheddar cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo. It’s almost too pretty to eat but way too delicious not to!
Along with the flow of football, music and fantastic flavors, Starvin Marvin’s offers some signature spirits. You’ll find full bars both inside and out equipped for daily happy hours from 2-4 p.m. And it’s likely you’ll catch a glimpse of Marvin’s most popular drink – Liquid Marijuana. This enticing green mixed drink combines Captain Morgan Rum, Malbec, melon liqueur and Blue Curacao. Once you’ve seen it, it’s hard not to try it.
In addition to the 360-seating capacity inside and outside, Starvin Marvin’s has a room upstairs that seats 50 comfortably for private parties. Guests can order from the menu or Starvin Marvin’s will prepare a party menu for any celebration.
Eat and socialize at Starvin Marvin’s Bar and Grill, open Sunday-Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. and Thursday-Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 a.m. Check out its Web site at www.starvinmarvinsbeaumont.com and Facebook page at facebook.com/StarvinMarvinsbarandgrill.