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$5 - $11
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dove's Nest is located inside a gift shop that's set up with multiple sections each representing a different vendor. Fun place for ladies to browse. Only lunch is served (11-2) and it gets very crowded, so either get there early or after 1. The noise...level is really bad. It can be hard to hear a conversation sometimes. As respects their food, they only serve a flavored orange spice tea. Not everyone like flavored tea, especially spice flavor. Never been to a restaurant that only offers a flavored tea. I still enjoy going for lunch. It's a small menu. I like their Chicken Apricot Salad combo and add the Baby Spinach Salad. My husband really likes the Jalapeño BLT. Have also tried their homemade soup of the day and it's always been very good. Service has always been great. Very friendly servers. As respects dessert, not so good. Took a piece of their chocolate bourdon pecan pie home. Was EXTREMELY dry. After a couple of bites threw it away. The blackberry bread pudding is good though. Even with the noise and no plain tea, it's a fun spot to go for a casual lunch and it's always fun to browse the store section after lunch.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 11, 2022 via mobile

Stopped and had lunch here while visiting family and really enjoyed it. The food and appetizers were very good. The staff was friendly and helpful. My favorite was the deviled eggs. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2021 via mobile

At the rear of a huge boutique, handmade items, gifts, etc. A block off main Street. Plenty of parking.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 17, 2021 via mobile

Lovely lunch today with my son and daughter! Best Cobb salad I have ever had. Kids loved their burgers and the special tea was delicious. Don’t order the deviled eggs-$4.95 for three egg half’s is insane. Friendly staff. Great atmosphere!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 30, 2021 via mobile

My wife suggested The Doves Nest for lunch. We arrived at around 1:30 on a Thursday. We were greeted and seated promptly. The waitress came and took drink orders. I asked for a iced tea. I was informed they only have orange tea which my...wife ordered. I ended up drinking water. We had the cheese spread as a appetizer. It was good with the chips and bagel crisps. Wife ordered chicken salad and I had a panini sandwich. The sandwich was good and the bread was nice and toasty.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 26, 2021 via mobile

What a gem this restaurant is. Very unique menu with lots of choices. I had the ham and Jam sandwich and it was great and wife had the chicken peach salad sandwich on whole wheat bread. Both were outstanding and came with a leaf salad....Offer whole and half sandwiches on the menu and a half is plenty big unless you want to take the other half home with you. We topped our lunch off with the blackberry bread pudding with scoop of ice cream, which was pretty good too. Service was great. Prices are a little upscale but so is the food. A pretty busy place during the lunch hour when we were there. Parking across the street from the restaurant. The front of the building where the restaurant is located is a gift shop with some unique items and some women’s clothing for purchase.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed January 27, 2021

Very cool restaurant and store. There is a sign on the door that says "You are welcome to wear a mask if you feel more comfortable. That is your right to choose for yourself... and yourself alone!" so if you're scared leave and don't be...a Karen. The chicken salad was delicious!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 19, 2021

I typically love eating at the Doves Nest. It is the only time I allow myself to have dessert. I first ordered the chicken salad medley. It was absolutely wonderful! I moved on to the bourbon chocolate pecan pie and was amazed when it was...sat in front of me. It looked exquisitely divine, but unfortunately did not taste that way. The pie crust looked so appealing but tasted stale and was hard as a rock. I could not eat any of it. The filling was good, but I like crust with every bite of filling and could not eat it. The dessert is expensive enough that I should be assured of its quality and taste, and I was disappointed, otherwise I would have given 5 stars.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed July 20, 2020

We drove from Fort Worth to enjoy lunch at one of our favorite tea rooms! So happy to get out of town if only for lunch. None of the employees were wearing masks, however, which immediately surprised us. Every restaurant we go to in Fort...Worth has a strict policy regarding masks. Since we had driven 45 minutes to get there, we decided to stay and chance it. Lunch was delicious, service wonderful as always and we still love The Doves Nest. Just wished there had been more precautions to protect the employees and customers.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 13, 2020 via mobile

Consistently very good food. A favorite for many years and you can browse their shops while waiting for a table.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed January 22, 2020

Not a chain restaurant by any means. Dove's Nest's owner is/was a CHEF, compared to just a cook. Service is good. Recipes are AWESOME. Affordable

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 14, 2020

Waxahachie known for there antique haven best in Texas. This establishment is right in the middle of it all. A must see and enjoy the food because its the best quality in town.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 21, 2019

I gave the Dove's Nest high rating because the selection of items in the shop is great and food is quite good. Very pleasant experience, even during the town's busy Christmas celebration weekend.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 14, 2019

The ladies loved it, the men were ok. The men had burgers which we both thought were ok. Not great not bad. The restaurant felt like an addendum to the store which is very packed with Christmas articles. The wait

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2019

We just arrived from our flight from Ontario to Dallas Love and we had only thirty minutes before the restaurant is closing Luckily, we were seated right away and the waitress said that there is only 2 cups of potato soup available. Considering the day...was rainy and cold, the potato soup was the best meal to have. I also ordered the club sandwich (oh! the bacon was so good). The restaurant had a cozy feel to it. Love restaurants when they make you feel at ease and you can also enjoy the company of your friends. I observed my girlfriends enjoying their lunch and so I can confidently say that the dishes they ordered was good. The waitress knew that we will pay separately and she told us to pay at the cashier individually. Overall, I like the place, the nice staff and the good food.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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I think you would really enjoy The Doves Nest for your gathering. Great menu, decor and staff. We really enjoyed it in August.
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The Doves Nest Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5