You may know Mesquite for its lofty reputation in the rodeo world or its many historical attractions, but Mesquite is a real Texas destination in Northeast Texas for its major retail hub. A place where national and regional brands rule, Mesquite is enhanced by creative local retailers scattered throughout the city, too. More than 18 million visitors a year flock to the Town East Mall and Market East shopping hub, with favorites like Super Target, Home Goods, Bed Bath and Beyond, Home Depot, and Best Buy.
If you’re hungry from all that shopping, there are more than 150 restaurants and dining options in Mesquite, from regional favorites like Snuffer’s and El Fenix, to national concepts like Saltgrass and Olive Garden, or choose one of Mesquites signature mom 'n' pop restaurants serving everything from authentic Greek to local taquerias. Whether you are in town for a short while and want to load up on souvenirs, or you're in search of something specific such as home decor, trendy clothes, or a great haircut, plan on spending the day and the night, and maybe the next day, too!
TOWN EAST MALL
When Mesquite locals need to pick up an outfit for a night out or grab some sweet-smelling soaps for their home, they head to Town East Mall. This sprawling shopping center has a little bit of everything, so you can check off everything on your holiday shopping list or tackle a catalog of to-dos in one easy trip. From trendy clothes at Aéropostale to all that sparkles at Zales Jewelers, Town East offers a diverse array of goods to suit every taste and budget.
If you start feeling peckish in the middle of your spree, fear not—Town East Mall is home to quite a few dining options, ranging from simple to full-service. For a quick bite, check out Subway, Charleys Philly Steaks, and Sbarro in the Food Court, or grab a bite on the go from one of the food kiosks. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery is more of a destination; take a moment to settle into your seat, order one of its signature deep-dish pizzas or flavor-packed entrees, and sip on a handcrafted beer as you rest your feet and reflect on your purchases.
The mall plays host to a number of events throughout the year, too.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MESQUITE