Places to Eat

Follow Your Nose to Center Point and a Delicious Good Time at Toucan Jim’s!

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Center Point, Texas, is the perfect destination for a road trip getaway in summer. The town was named due to its location on trade routes in the late 1800s. This community is home to great kayaking and fishing on the banks of the Guadalupe River, the local cemetery contains 32 Texas Rangers, and it’s the headquarters of Camp C.A.M.P., a summer program for special needs children, adults, and their siblings. Best of all, for you foodies out there, it’s also home to a great restaurant experience called Toucan Jim’s!

Toucan Jim's Limbo contest

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If you’re in Center Point for any of the reasons above or just driving through, stop at 5814 Highway 27 and give Toucan Jim’s a try! Open every day from 11 a.m to 12 a.m., with an extensively landscaped outdoor area and tiki hut-styled indoor space designed for a true island feel, it’s like a mini-vacation in the heart of the Hill Country. Each table is named after tropical islands, so it’s easy to find a spot among the trickling fountain, pirate cannon, and covered dance floor. Friendly staff truly complete the feel of relaxation.

Toucan Jim's outdoor area

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Food options are tasty and varied. BBQ sliders, fish tacos, pressed burrito, and hamburgers are just a few of the delicious items for consumption. An extensive appetizer menu and full bar are available, as well as craft beer, although to get the boozy treats, a private club membership is needed for those purchasing.

No worries though, it’s easy to obtain! Completely free to join and good for 99 years, this membership is necessary due to Center Point’s precinct only allowing 5% alcohol. The membership allows members to consume alcohol higher than 5%. Toucan Jim’s also has a bonus for the ladies: the bathrooms have cup holders! Come for lunch or dinner, or to enjoy drinks while listening to live music. Bringing bug spray is recommended (just like the real tropics!), and you’ll love sitting out between the palm trees.