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The Doves Nest Restaurant

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105 W Jefferson St, Waxahachie, TX 75165-3723
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Glenn Heights
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never buy anything in the overpriced shop but I love the turkey sandwich and the spinach salad with citrus vinaigrette! I also love the apricot chicken salad! So yummy. I also love their tea, very special.

Thank Brenda E
Waxahachie, Texas
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint cafe with painted scenery on the walls. The menu is unique soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Not the standard fare. I do not give it five stars because the Waite can be long, lingering is not incouraged and they don't like to customize your order.

Thank 218deborahg
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Doves Nest is located in a unique antique mall in the heart of town close to the infamous Ellis County Courthouse. A popular place for all from attorneys on lunch break from court to ladies shopping to construction workers. The menu has a great variety of sandwiches, salads, soups, and special of the day. I highly recommend the chicken-apricot salad... More 

Thank Gramaw
Daphne, Alabama
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An attractive restaurant within a shop that sells knick knacks and antique looking items;fun to browse through. Menu is limited to soup, salad, and sandwiches, and combinations. I had a good Reubens sandwich, with lots of pastrami and a sauerkraut that had just the right tang. I ordered a cup of mushroom and rice soup that was LOADED with mushrooms!... More 

Thank kenkraw
Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Stopped in here for lunch while traveling from Fort Worth to Houston. We read about this place on TripAdvisor (great reviews) but were totally blown away... what a wonderful place to eat, with even better food. I had the daily special (brisket sandwich) and my wife had the smoked turkey/ham sandwich. Both were out of this world.... excellent by any... More 

Thank Terry W
Brownsboro, Texas
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

It was a bit girlie/foofoo for an old country boy, but my wife loved it! The food was really good as was the service, but it was full of cackling hens and decorated for them! Men, if you want to score points with mama, take her here!

Thank Joe S
Dallas, Texas
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Perfect for a ladies lunch or relaxing cup of tea with friends. Great food, refreshing drinks, and yummy desserts. So popular with locals that wait times are a thing, so don't be in a rush.

Thank DTPegasus
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here several times and I've never had a bad meal. The food is very well prepared and the menu is varied. I only wish they were open for breakfast.

Thank Dan F
Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Enter the Dove's Nest antique shop and wander around to the back of the shop where the entrance to the restaurant is. As this is a very popular restaurant for locals, there can be a wait, especially when events are going on in town. We were there on a Friday during the Vintage Market Days event, and we had to... More 

Thank Gordon M
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We visited this cafe earlier in the week and I was surprised at how busy it was with folk enjoying the delicious food on offer. I had an Avocado, BLT sandwich which came with a mountain of crisps and a delicious sweetcorn chutney (9 dollars I think) - it was one of the best sandwiches I have ever had. The... More 

Thank Alison W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $11
American, Soups, Cafe
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 W Jefferson St, Waxahachie, TX 75165-3723
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waxahachie
  • Phone Number: 972.938-3683

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