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203 E Broadway St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1715
903-665-8415
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in a 1890's home. White tablecloths and silverplate flatware. Menu...
Located in a 1890's home. White tablecloths and silverplate flatware. Menu changes seasonally with daily specials.
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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent dining experience in Jefferson, Texas

An excellent dinner at the Stillwater Inn in Jefferson, Texas helped enhance our 2 day trip to East Texas. Host Sharon and husband and chef Bill run a great restaurant in this lazy old historic town of Jefferson. Ambiance and food was excellent. They have a full bar and made excellent pre-dinner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Gary N
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Mckinney
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Whitehouse, Texas
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. The food was good, but over priced with small portions.

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AggieLonghornDad, Owner at Stillwater Inn, responded to this review

We are a chef owned restaurant, in operation since 1984. Inasmuch as our kitchen is a two person operation, we have focused on menu items characteristic of a fine dining experience. We post our menu outside to inform new diners, and for others to see our nightly specials. For the overall experience, including complimentary artisan bread, professionally laundered table linens,... More 

Mckinney
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

An excellent dinner at the Stillwater Inn in Jefferson, Texas helped enhance our 2 day trip to East Texas. Host Sharon and husband and chef Bill run a great restaurant in this lazy old historic town of Jefferson. Ambiance and food was excellent. They have a full bar and made excellent pre-dinner cocktails for all of us.

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Richardson, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Excellent halibut and outstanding rib eye steak. Attentive service and comfortable setting in historic home.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a fine restaurant which can challenge excellent restaurants in much larger cities. The service is very good as is the food. It is an excellent dining experience. A dining experience worth the trip to Jefferson.

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Jefferson, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

At the end of May my husband and I took his parents to the Stillwater Inn for dinner. They’re world travelers and live in New Orleans, so we knew it would be hard to impress them. But, boy, were they impressed. The atmosphere was serene, the staff professional and unobtrusive. The ingredients were of the highest quality and the wine... More 

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Longview, Texas
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89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is my favorite place to go for special occasions. Anniversary and birthdays. Has always been great food and wine and atmosphere. Service usually very good. This is a nice slow meal served correctly. Is a bit pricey for everyday but is well worth it on occasion.

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Jefferson, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The food, wine, atmosphere, is incredible. I especially like the fresh fish dishes. So delicious! Everything is first class.

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Boulder, Colorado
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276 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I've eaten at the Stillwater Inn several times over the years, most recently for their traditional Thanksgiving Day meal. The menu was the expected roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and peas. A very nice light gravy and cranberry sauce were also provided. The wine and drinks menu, while not extensive, was at least moderately interesting. Pumpkin and pecan... More 

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AggieLonghornDad, Owner at Stillwater Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer constructive criticism. I regret that your salad was too heavily dressed. We do make an effort to avoid that. Please feel free to ask for a replacement salad, should it happen again. More 

Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

There can be no better restaurant in Jefferson, TX. The owner and chef, Bill Stewart, was a chef at the French Room in the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. He moved to Jefferson and has been providing exquisite food and dining for 31 years. The only reason this restaurant might not be rated the best in Jefferson is price. Everything was... More 

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Jefferson, Texas
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Bill is a Chef among Chefs. I always love the duck and the stuffed portabella mushroom appetizer is to die for. There is a reason that they have been in business for over 30 years!!! Must dine here when in Jefferson. Make Reservations.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203 E Broadway St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1715
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Jefferson
  • Phone Number: 903-665-8415

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Located in a 1890's home. White tablecloths and silverplate flatware. Menu changes seasonally with daily specials.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?