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J. McKinney's at the Hotel Fredonia

200 North Fredonia, Nacogdoches, TX 75961
936-564-1234
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Ranked #14 of 87 restaurants in Nacogdoches
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Continental
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hospital Street
Description: J. McKinney's, the hotel's restaurant, is named for Jack McKinney, co-founder of McKinney Drilling. Mr. McKinney was world renowned for developing equipment used to construct drilled and belled pier foundations. It is that same innovation and creativity we bring to the food we serve in our restaurant. --- From hearty breakfasts to candlelit dinners, J. McKinney's has many dining options to please every taste and budget. Our executive culinary staff can prepare a meal for almost any dietary need upon request. Enjoy mouth-watering certified Texas Raised Aberdeen Beef filet in the intimate setting of our restaurant, or share some crab cake sliders with friends while listening to jazz on the patio. We also offer a full room service menu, so you can experience our restaurant without having to leave the comfort of your hotel room. At J. McKinney's, we take pride in our cuisine and service, and strive for our patrons to have a wonderful and unique dining experience.
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant closed when the Fredonia Hotel shut down last year. The food was vbery good while the business lasted.

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Nacogdoches, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There is no longer any business at this location ,until a new owner can be found for the hotel. In the future things may improve,but at the current time building is vacant

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

J. McKinney's restaurant in the Hotel Fredonia has been closed since the hotel closed in November 2013. I understand the hotel is in foreclosure and the lender(s) want to sell the property.

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Durango, CO
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86 reviews 86 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

McKinney's at the Hotel Fredonia was always one of our favorite restaurants!! Unfortunately the Hotel has gone out of business so the restaurant is closed. There is a rumor in town that the hotel may open soon under new owners .... if so we hope that the new owners make the restaurant a success.

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Rockwall, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We tried the Fredonia for brunch last weekend (11/10/13) because we are looking for a place to have Thanksgiving dinner with our daughter who attends SFA. The lobby and common areas of this old hotel are well-maintained and the decor is beautiful. The restaurant is roomy and the brunch buffet is a good value considering the variety of food that... More

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Douglass, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We eat here occasionally throughout the year. It is always nice to sit down with friends and have a nice meal without going to a chain restaurant. The staff is always friendly and the food always good.

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McAllen, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The food was okay but not what I expected for the price. Since we stayed at the hotel we ate there twice, once for dinner and the other for breakfast. The service was slow both times even when my husband and I were the only ones sitting in the restaurant at the time.

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Bronte, Tx
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner. It was a pretty average meal. The food was not nearly as good as I would have hoped for the price. Our server spent most of the time standing at the hostess stand with the hostess talking (pretty loudly for how quiet the restaurant was that evening.) The servers who brought... More

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texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We ate several meals at this restaurant last weekend. Every one of them was excellent. The food is so good and presented well, too. I would go back to this place anytime!

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Austin, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is not haute cuisine. But it is tasty, inexpensive, and in a setting that evokes the late 50s/early 60s lifestyle. I had the lunch buffet, which has relatively limited selections, but which is worthwhile overall. I would say I definitely got my money's worth.

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