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The Doves Nest Restaurant

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105 W Jefferson Street, Waxahachie, TX 75165
972.938-3683
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth the wait!

I was recently in Waxahachie for the Texas Downtown Association and went to The Dove's Nest at the urging of friends who had been before. To be honest, I wasn't thrilled at the thought. The name didn't do much for me and the 45 minutes waiting in the gift shop side had me thinking very black and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Travelswithmutts
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Abilene, Texas
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

downtown at lunchtime,enter an antique store and realize there's a neat restaurant intertwined in the shoping paradise if reasonable antiques are your targets. Well the food is good, the service is friendly, and the conversations are all around you. It is tea room type food, well done in every way. sandwiches, soup, salad, delectable dessert. Wow, you'll like it.

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Thank Don F
Alexandria, Louisiana, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten lunch at this establishment many times. Today, some family members tried to eat lunch there. They waited 45 minutes for their food, and when it finally arrived, it was cold. To add insult to injury, the owner was EXTREMELY rude when they complained ... going so far as to argue with these customers, and defending her position... More 

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Thank Maile S
Shreveport, Louisiana
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I was recently in Waxahachie for the Texas Downtown Association and went to The Dove's Nest at the urging of friends who had been before. To be honest, I wasn't thrilled at the thought. The name didn't do much for me and the 45 minutes waiting in the gift shop side had me thinking very black and evil thoughts about... More 

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Thank Travelswithmutts
Dallas, TX
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359 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I visited the Dove's Nest for the first time with my sisters during an antiquing trip to Waxahachie. I hoped for a special place and we were rewarded with excellent deli sandwiches and delicious soups. The building is divided into two sections, with a fun gift shop having many great gifts and collectables, and the fairly small restaurant. Our wait... More 

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Thank texasrepublichistory
Euless, Texas
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Lunch options are good for a quick lunch soups, salads, sandwiches. Seemed fresh and service was quick once we ordered. Place was loud at first but as people left was much nicer.

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Thank Jean S
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Attached to a lovely gifts shop. The Doves Nest is a really nice, cosy lunch restaurant - sandwiches the main choice - also soups and sweets. My burger was nice - my spiced tea appreciated by other more than me. A disappointment was when my partner ordered the fruit plater - they waitress said they were out of water melon... More 

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Thank Kieranbj
Waxahachie, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

One of my favorite spots in Waxahachie. The staff are super friendly and accommodating. The space is interesting and unique. You go through an antiques shop to go into the restaurant. The food felt like mom's cooking, comfort food. I like their iced teas and their portobello mushroom sandwich. The menu and the prices are straightforward and uncomplicated.

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Thank Chepito97
Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Really enjoyed our lunch here. Had the best soup and delicious chicken salad. The staff were friendly and prompt. Very nice décor.

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Thank Erica B
Dallas, Texas
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183 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Went here for lunch with the girls. Excellent sandwich / salad combo - couldn't put it down! Good service and a cute shop with lots of cute things. Great "girls" luncheon!

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Thank eatsleeptour
Midlothian, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Fantastic place to have a nice lunch. Located in downtown Waxahachie with a boutique-type store attached. They offer soups, salads, sandwiches, and pasta. Their orange spiced tea ia delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 W Jefferson Street, Waxahachie, TX 75165
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waxahachie
  • Phone Number: 972.938-3683

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 11
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Soups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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