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Stillwater Inn

203 E Broadway St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1715
903-665-8415
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Ranked #5 of 27 Restaurants in Jefferson
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Cuisines: American, French, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in a 1890's home. White tablecloths and silverplate flatware. Menu changes seasonally with daily specials.
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have traveled the world and dined in phenomenal restaurants. Our dinner at Stillwater Inn was truly one of the best we have experienced! The owner-chef prepared a masterpiece meal of tender succulent meat and fish, side dishes spiced with an expert's touch, and homemade bread and churned butter. The ambiance is relaxed elegance in a 19th century house, the... More

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Palestine, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

While staying in Jefferson, we chose this little place to have supper. It was close to where we were staying-walking distance in fact. The ambiance was charming. It had an old house feel to it which I loved. The food was delicious and delivered with impeccable service and timing. Overall, a lovely place.

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Texarkana, TX
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We arrived for a late dinner around 8:00 PM. We were greeted at the door with a genuine "Glad you're here" attitude. My husband had a delicious tenderloin and I had the pecan crusted trout. Both meals were delicious as was the homemade bread straight out of the oven. The atmosphere was quaint and we enjoyed great service. We will... More

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Kerrville, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My wife and I went to the Stillwater Inn because our friends insisted it was the best restaurant in Jefferson. If so, the restaurant scene in Jefferson is in deep trouble. It was overpriced, the wait staff was eager but untrained, the food was mediocre. My salad was mixed greens with a chunk of lukewarm goat cheese on top, but... More

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AggieLonghornDad, Owner at Stillwater Inn, responded to this review

Deeply regret the poor wine service you received. Certainly we train our staff better than what you described. Your friends who accompanied you seemed to leave well pleased. Sorry that your first experience at the Stillwater Inn was such a disappointment. The lightly breaded goat cheese preparation is very popular with many costomers.Please feel to ask for a more familiar... More

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sadly we were one of only two couples rattling around in this big old restaurant the night we ate there. The steaks were very good and I should imagine this would be great with a buzzy crowd in. Not cheap, but the quality was there and there are fairly slim pickings in Jefferson.

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AggieLonghornDad, Owner at Stillwater Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. I am glad that you were pleased with your dinner. I realize that part of the fun in going out for dinner is the element of theater. I believe the evening you came was the night before New Years Eve, which may have been part of the reason for the quiet evening.... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

The food and service were good but the value was missing. Scampi shrimp (5) with french fries for $22 is a little out of line. My wife had a small scoop of spinach and sweet potatoes for $10.50. The service level was good. I judge restaurants by, do I want to go back the next night. Stillwater fails my test.

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AggieLonghornDad, Owner at Stillwater Inn, responded to this review

Sorry we did not meet your criteria for a return visit. We post the menu outside the front door with the expectation that our patrons will make informed decisions. Our portions are intended as individual entrées, but some do share an entrée. To hear our servings referred to as scoops, is to associate our restaurant with what one might expect... More

Arlington, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Visited Stillwater Inn on a Friday night at about 6:30 p.m. after a long drive in from Fort Worth. We noticed when we came in that there were was only one other couple in the restaurant but since I'd read good reviews on Trip Advisor I wasn't too concerned. My husband and I both wanted a Sauvignon Blanc wine with... More

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AggieLonghornDad, Owner at Stillwater Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. The 45 minute duration was a bit long, but everything is cooked to order, and the pork tenderloin takes at least 30 minutes to cook, then it should rest a few minutes to allow the juices to redistribute. Inasmuch as you did not have an appetizer or salad, I understand the stomach... More

Longview, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I can remember our first meal here in 1999. We have been back innumerable times. The food is always fabulous, and the drinks match. The service is impeccable. The owners, Bill and Sharon, are the nicest, most friendly people, and as the evening gets late, they frequently wander about to the different tables to visit. It always feels like you're... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

This was our second time to visit. This time we brought our teenage daughter and she loved it as much as we do. A real fine dining experience which is hard to find in Eadt Texas. We will never visit Jefferson without a meal at Stillwater Inn.

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Tyler, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Shrimp Scampi with Lumpmeat Crab was excellent! Ambiance was nice. A little more legroom around sewing machine tables would be nice.

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