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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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Waxahachie, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I take all my out of town friends and family here, and I get my husband to take me when there isn't a ballgame on! I love the smoked salmon salad! Everything I have had has been excellent. My husband lives for a slice of the bourbon chocolate pecan pie.

Thank Gabootmon
Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Service and food top notch along with the atmosphere. Only complaint being there for business not social timing of food to get back to work.

Thank Jason S
Waxahachie, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Food is so good,... Just don't know which dish to recommend over the other. Don't miss the Bread Pudding... Orange Tea is a must! You will not be disappointed.

Thank LaDonna G
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

What a treat, the chicken and apricot sandwich is Delish! The decor and atmosphere were a nice touch to add to a great selection of soups, sandwiches and salads all at a reasonable rate. Will be back!

Thank Barb G
Glenn Heights
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

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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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 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.

1 Thank 218deborahg
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 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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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $11
American, Soups, Cafe
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, 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?