We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Doves Nest Restaurant

105 W Jefferson Street, Waxahachie, TX 75165
+1 972-938-3683
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (35 reviews)
“soups” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
105 W Jefferson Street, Waxahachie, TX 75165
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (132)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 132 reviews

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a wonderful place to go with friends. The food is excellent. I've never had a bad meal. They have great sandwiches and fabulous desserts. The prices are reasonable. The only drawback is the place is always full, so it tends to be pretty...More

Thank lindyhopper63
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Antique furniture, knick-knacks, collectibles, items from France. Various items and price range though most items are priced mid to high. I did purchase a Rose tea cup and a little French hankie.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We love the food at the Dove's Nest, and the shop where it is located gives you plenty of things to browse if you have to wait for a table. Overall, it's always been a good experience.

Thank Keitha G
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is my favorite place to eat lunch with my sister. . it is a real "lady's lunch" spot. The apricot chicken salad is to die for, and the orange cranberry muffins and sweet tea! Cannot wait until my next visit!

1  Thank Lori R
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Waxahachie is a small town south of Dallas known for its historic centre. Doves Nest is a gift shop/ lunch spot. The restaurant is in what was an old hardware store and keeps the old feel of the place. It was packed at lunchtime though...More

Thank mogey2
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is a lovely location, you can enjoy a browse through the gift shop then enjoy a home made menu in the adjoining restaurant. It was really tasty food, you got plenty of it and it was very reasonably priced. The staff were very friendly....More

Thank Victoria N
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Housed in an expensive antique/ boutique s tying, The Dove's Nest offers surprisingly tasty food. The appetizers are unique. The signature orange spice tea is refreshing and worth trying. The chicken salad is this places' top seller. There is a reason for that since it...More

Thank happytraveler4209
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Tasty food made from scratch. Homemade relishes and jams. Portions are large. Bread is homemade. Two soups each day. Sandwiches and scrumptious salads. Located at the rear of a very interesting and large gift and decor shop.

Thank TravelinTexans77
Reviewed 10 April 2017

They have delicious salads although I wouldn't recommend the salmon on salads. I've tried it twice and both times very strong. Service is pleasant. One draw back is they only have an orange spice tea. Kind of a sin in Texas. There's a fun stuff...More

Thank L K
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

What a great little place. Nice location - surrounded by quaint boutiques and antique shops. Spring mix salad was delicious. Wait staff was attentive and patient with us since we were so busy talking we had a hard time focusing on the menu and placing...More

Thank k8houston
Nearby Restaurants
College Street Pub
244 reviews
.30 km away
The Vault Smokehouse
45 reviews
.20 km away
Farm Luck Soda Fountain & Dry Goods
35 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ellis County Courthouse
89 reviews
.16 km away
Ellis County Museum
46 reviews
.09 km away
Mosaic Madness
36 reviews
.06 km away
Dove's Nest Gifts
33 reviews
.00 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
14 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Erica B | Reviewed this property |
I think you would really enjoy The Doves Nest for your gathering. Great menu, decor and staff. We really enjoyed it in August.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 W Jefferson Street, Waxahachie, TX 75165
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waxahachie
  • Phone Number: +1 972-938-3683
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing