Our History

Herschel's Restaurants were founded by Herschel F. Witherspoon in the 1970's. Herschel started his restaurant career with Dairy Queen in McKinney, Texas in 1960. From this beginning, Herschel Witherspoon expanded into several successful different restaurant concepts including his own Herschel's Restaurants. Today, Herschel's son, Richard Witherspoon is following in his dad's footsteps, as the person in charge of operating the group of family friendly restaurants. Richard continues to uphold his dad's 5 star excellence through his hard work and service, his dedication to his guests and staff, and his commitment to community. We invite you to stop in and sample a taste of our delicious East Texas hospitality!
Heschel's Restaraunt in 1970s


Amazing food in stylish atmosphere
We visited from out of town during the Texas severe winter weather. The restaurants must have been recently renovated and was very stylish. The people were friendly and the hamburgers, harvest salad and shake were excellent!

margy_gonzales_136, February 2021

Breakfast Tacos!
Stopped in the drive thru a couple of times already for their breakfast tacos. Potato and Egg, Sausage and Egg and Beef and Egg served on Flour tortillas. Hot, made to order. Fast friendly service. Will return.

larrybO4058RT, March 2021

Consistently Great
Time after time my wife and I eat here while in the big city shopping. Service has been top notch in every meal. Pricing is very acceptable for the size of the meals. The chicken fried steak is big. I split he meal for lunch another day. My wife likes the salad sampler. The restaurant is always clean, neat, and the staff is proactive. Ready to go back !

colnel76, March 2020

A Tater Tot Breakfast
Great breakfast with very good quantities of food, lovely lady took our order and it was all priced very fair, I would eat here regularly if a local.

Mike M, October 2020

Great Burgers and Baked Potatoes
Excellent food and great service. Great family restaurant with great food and service. You will not be disappointed.

Birchcreekranch, June 2019

Fresh food, clean bathrooms and friendly staff!
Stopped in for a road trip break and food. Our party was pleasantly surprised at the quality of food with the cheeseburger and chicken fried steak sandwich being the top vote-getters! Yum! The facilities and dining room was clean and tidy. The sweet staff was friendly and happy to make recommendations. We'll be stopping again on our way home-- you should too!

shelleysc0rner, May 2019

Great Food!
Conveniently located off US Route 271 with ample parking. Great little diner with fast, friendly service. Ordered the classic triple decker Clubhouse Sandwich, Herschel fries, and drink for under $13. The food was great, as always, and I will return.

larrybO4058RT, February 2021

I go there for a great HAMBURGER and Fries, Salad cold Drinks (sodas) chicken, breakfast, etc. nice place old fashion burger place, don't for get to get a Milk Shake

GlobeTrotting738795, November 2018

Late Breakfast
My husband & I were in Pittsburgh to get a windshield replaced & stopped at Herschel’s for a late breakfast. The food was very good & the people were very friendly & attentive. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is because the tile floor was so greasy I had to be very careful not to slip & fall. I’m saying greasy because that’s the way it felt. It may have been something they used on the floor that they shouldn’t have. Anyway the floor needs a good professional tile cleaning before someone falls!

Mimirena, May 2019