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American, Soups, Grill, Diner
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Reviewed May 15, 2022

During a long cross country trip we needed to stop for lunch and just by accident found this place. What a delight, Friendly service. Bright cheery atmosphere. And great food. Delicious sandwiches, well presented. Fresh ingredients. And don't miss all the incredible baked goodies.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed November 1, 2021

While visiting Jackson for a family event we stopped in at Dumplins Bistro and man was it spot on. The service was quick and efficient and the food was brought to our table quickly. Their lunch specials are wonderful. I had the Three Cheese Quiche...and my wife had the Roast Beef Sandwich. Both meals ere spot on. We also decided on Potato Soup vs a salad and oh my, highly recommend the soup. If we are ever back in Jackson we will certainly stop in and grab a bite and so should you.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 21, 2021

We came for a late lunch while in town for a gospel music concert. We were really excited after reading some of the reviews. I'm not sure the place came up to expectations. The restaurant was clean and stylish. A nice atmosphere. The servers were...not the most friendly in the world. The food was pretty average to be honest. We took a few slices of cake for dessert to go. It was disappointing. Not bakery quality. My wife did enjoy an apple dumpling as her dessert in the restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 1, 2020 via mobile

This place is delish!!! Who knew that strawberry butter was a thing? It is really yummy on their homemade rolls. My son enjoyed the chicken n dumplings and I had a chicken salad sandwich. Both were excellent, but desert was to die for! I have...always loved coconut cream pie and this was the very best that I have ever tasted. The strawberry cake was also amazing and could have been a meal itself. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

Restaurant and Bakery and Catering. For some reason the young male host sat us in the very very back of the restaurant. Only two tables of 20 were occupied. He laughed at me when I paid. Maybe he thought I was a nerd. Maybe he...will read this and remember me. Bayleigh was a very good server. Potato Salad has an odd taste. Not sure if I will return. For a Saturday night this location had only 5 tables occupied. Why?More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 11, 2019

Not only are the desserts delicious, the food is amazing too. Delicious, different and a pleasant atmosphere too. You have to try it. Best desserts I’ve ever had.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2019

Went to Dumplins for lunch on Wednesday with visitors from out of town because they love chicken pot pie. I have never been so disappointed in my food as I was with the "chicken pot pie". What we received was a glob of something thick...and floury tasting with a few peas, carrots and if you searched carefully a piece of dried out chicken. There was no crust to any of the other 3 plates to suggest that this was a pie. When we asked the server her comment was that it most likely was the end of dish. ????? Seriously. If this is done in a casserole dish and scooped out when served than each scoop should have at least a helping of crust. There wasn't a crumb on any of the plates. I personally prefer individual pies but again even if they do each pie in a casserole dish than they need to make sure each serving is rationed correctly with a topping of crust, although I don't think it would have altered that bland cafeteria taste. This dish came with two side that had the same bland cafeteria taste as the "chicken pot pie" . They call themselves a Bistro, WOW. Nothing Bistro about cafeteria food.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 8, 2019

After contacting an old friend about meeting for lunch, we decided on Dumplins. We were seated promptly and given ample time to peruse the menu to make our selections. The Bistro was very busy....after all it was lunch time. We were brought our drinks and...bread and butter (strawberry butter too), and our order was taken Every day of the week Dumplin's has a Plate of the Day. My friend and I had a choice of three different selections. Mary chose the Chicken Divan Casserole which is Chicken, broccoli, cheese, cream of chicken base on a bed of white rice and served with soup or a side salad. She chose the side salad. I had a taste of her casserole and it was very good. She was pleased with her entire meal. I opted for the Chicken Bryan wihich is a boneless chicken breast smothered with mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, and goat cheese and served over a bed of white rice, served with choice of two vegetables of which I chose green beans and sweet potato casserole. Oh my goodness! The sweet potatoes were absolutely the best I have ever had. The topping on the chicken of the mixture of mushrooms and tomatoes and goat cheese was very, very tasty. I ate EVERY bite of my meal. Unfortunately, due to the deliciousness of our entrees, we were unable to have room for dessert on this day. The strawberry cake looked scrumptious! I would highly recommend dining here. Service was prompt and food was delicious.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

Not what I expected after so many good things I had heard. Food was just ok, not very hot and the supposed to be famous dessert was stale.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 15, 2019 via mobile

Second time we have stopped here driving from Nashville to Dallas. Super lunch menu. Delightful desserts. To go cup for the road. Will be back!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2019 via mobile

I heard this was an old restaurant so wasn’t anticipating a clean, well decorated, flavorful food restaurant with the friendliest staff! The server took our order on an electronic pad. We ordered the quiche and turkey Reuben sandwich with potato salad. Then the homemade rolls...with strawberry butter came out and I was in my happy place. The quiche could have benefitted with a few veggies and the Reuben had thick turkey,not shaved which I actually liked but needed more sauerkraut. All in all you need to get to this restaurant. Next time we’ll try the great looking cake desserts!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 16, 2019

I did a little research on the internet since I knew our trip would be taking us through Jackson, TN. I wanted a unique eating experience and I chose Dumplins. This was our first time at Dumplins and it was not a disappointment. We were...greeted right away as soon as we entered the relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. After being seated we were served a basket of plump and moist rolls along with butter and strawberry butter. Our delightful server, Macy, was so cheerful and helpful in helping us select our items. I had the Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap with a side of fruit (strawberries) and my husband had Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole with salad. Every bite was delicious! I've read how their desserts are to die for, but unfortunately we were so full from our wonderful meal we had no room for dessert. Next time, we'll eat dessert first! We will definitely stop again on this route.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019

Great atmosphere, food, service, quality, and price. Everything is fresh. Employees are so friendly. Go and see for yourself, it's worth it.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019

On a recent (August 13, 2019) road trip, we were drawn in by the excellent reviews this place received. The name also appealed to us. We like good "dumplins," and we enjoy a nice bistro. Alas, we know bistros, but this place ain't a bistro....Two of us stopped in for a late lunch at about 2:00 p.m. Since both of us enjoy good, down-home, southern cooking, she whom I love opted for the cheesy chicken and asparagus casserole, and I opted for the chicken and dressing, both of which were the lunch specials of the day. Neither turned out to be even close to "home cooking" or special. The casserole obviously was made with cheap canned ingredients. The tinny-tasting asparagus often was woody and inedible. The base appeared to be made from canned cream of mushroom soup, which caused the casserole to land like a heavy blob in my partner's stomach, taking hours to digest properly. If it contained cheese or mushrooms, neither of us could detect them. This stuff was BAD. The side salad, however, was adequate. It was nothing special, but it rose to average levels. My chicken and dressing was less disastrous, but also WELL below average. The chicken was overcooked, dry, and hard. The wet dressing was mealy and almost devoid of flavor. I actually enjoyed sampling my partner's terrible casserole just to get a bit of flavor in my meal. I opted for green beans and corn on the side. Both obviously came directly from a can and appeared to be heated up with nothing added to enhance the flavor. Our server, Kyndle, disappeared for quite a spell after serving our entrees, leaving me at one point to consider trying to figure our how to refill my insanely expensive ($2.79) glass of sweet tea myself. But she redeemed herself at the end with excellent attention to our needs. And, by the way, the sweet tea was exquisite, but I could have made gallons of the stuff for the premium price we paid for it. We are at a loss to explain this establishment's good ratings. Mind you, the yeast rolls were tasty, and the flavored butter was quite good. But that promising start quickly devolved into something akin to culinary Dante's Inferno. And just stop calling this establishment a bistro. It doesn't resemble one in any way. Just avoid it entirely--at least until a competent cook is hired or new recipes are adopted.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

Had a very nice lunch then ordered pies for Thanksgiving. Everything was very good and enjoyed by all

Date of visit: November 2018
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Dumplins Bistro & Bakery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5