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Janice 'Jan Johnson Sloan

30 August 2019

What a charming little place! T he salmon was excellent as was the tomato basil soup. our server was so friendly and positive. The store has lots of finds. We will definitely come again. More...

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Bill Pinto

31 July 2019

Always great food, friendly staff, and the store has the most beautiful things to buy.

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Becky Johnson

19 July 2019

Good service and pleasant atmosphere and food is ok!

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Becky B.

18 July 2019

We live in Rockwall so took a little drive in the classic car and found this little jewel. Food was great! Service was fantastic!

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DeNisha M.

11 July 2019

The food we ordered tasted good, but I'll be honest and say that we didn't feel very welcome on the gift shop side, so it really dampened the whole experience.

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Leanna Kindred

22 June 2019

Love! Love! this place every time I'm passing through I stop!!

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MT D.

11 June 2019

Cute shop in the old downtown area of Waxahachie. They have lots of cute home decor. Love to stop by every chance I'm in the area.

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Amy V.

30 May 2019

Honestly can say this place has some of the best sandwiches you will ever eat! I highly recommend getting a half sandwich salad combo because everything is super filling and they don't jip you of anything so you'll be very satisfied!Their coffee was very good too and there are refills, perfect for pairing with one of their amazing desserts (which are also very filling so I recommend splitting!)Our waitress Taylor was super great too, and all the staff seemed lovely. The shop connected to this place is adorable! Definitely stop by! More...

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Mariana Rogers

18 May 2019

Food was great and Staff is really nice. I will definitely come again!!

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Roberta King

1 May 2019

love everything about it and especially the dessert!

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Debra Anne Anderson Garlin

18 April 2019

Great wait staff and awesome food

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Marilyn Miller McSpadden

11 April 2019

Have loved eating and shopping at the Dove’s Next for 25 years. Thank you Cindy Burch for all you and the Dove’s Nest brings to Waxahachie❤️. Looking forward to the next 25 years. HaPpY SiLvEr AnNiVeRsArY! More...

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Veronica Espinoza

23 March 2019

Cindy and the entire Doves made our wedding day amazing. I planned the wedding from out of state and Cindy guided me to success. From the moment I walked into the Doves Nest to the end of the night I was amazed by the attention to detail given to every aspect of the wedding from the table set up, food, professional staff, all the way to the flowers and decorations. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. We had the beef tenderloin, with mashed potatoes, and asparagus. The meat was tender, the sides perfectly seasoned, and the food came out hot. Our experience could not have been better! We highly recommend The Doves Nest for an exception meal, catering, or event. More...

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Mary Bull

20 March 2019

Owners are super friendly and the menu is amazing with unusual gourmet selections! Definitely plan to visit again.

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Jane Corzine Allen

18 March 2019

Great menu! Food was wonderful and love the friendly atmosphere!

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Fredo V.

9 March 2019

Wish I could give it 3.5 stars.  It's tasty food but also a little on the unhealthy side - delicious but very oily chips and a lot of mayo in the chicken sandwich.  Also on the pricy side.  Again, it was good but I'm not sure I'd want to go back. More...

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Sheri Lee

5 March 2019

I recommend everything about this place. The staff is by far the best around!! The food is spectacular and their events are over the top. You will always receive way more than you can imagine with the Dove’s Nest! More...

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Amber RC

20 February 2019

A destination in Historic Downtown Waxahachie. Daily lunch specials are always a great choice. Walking distance to lots of great boutiques, historic buildings & shops. Worth the trip to spend the day.

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Amy Morren

19 February 2019

Mother/Daughter brunch. We had an amazing time! Food was so delicious! Thank you! ☺️

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Missie Favinger

9 February 2019

Had a wonderful lunch, food was very tasty and service was awesome!

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Terri Williams

23 January 2019

Always great food, and great friendly service. Good prices too

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Emily C.

13 January 2019

Wow, what a find. We were driving to Dallas for the weekend and needed to stop for a good salad. The "salad" stop turned into a "salad-coffee-iced tea-ABC Spread-Blackberry Bread Pudding" stop. NO REGERTS!All the food was fabulous. We were much fuller than intended so we took the bread pudding to go and ate it about 8 hours later. It was still enormously satisfying and delicious. I bet it's even better if you eat it on a plate, warm and with vanilla ice cream as intended. Well shucks, guess I gotta go back and order it again.The salad was good too. We ate all of it. I forgot what it was called but it was leafy red stuff with nuts and apples. Good food. Coming back. More...

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Sam LoBurgio

31 December 2018

Best ribs I have ever had. They were Very flavorful and great price.

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Beverly G.

13 December 2018

Doves Nest never disappoints!  The food is consistently good and the service is friendly and attentive. Best chicken salad ever!

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R L.

1 December 2018

Great little spot in waxahaxhie boro...it is a small gift or seasoNal shop and a sit down diner...we orders our bourbon pie to go and bought some Knick knacks too....Xmas dog kinda stuffs...

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Angie Heflin

21 November 2018

My daughter and I stopped in on our way home from an errand. What a hidden gem! The food is delightful and creative. Every was fresh and Craig, our waiter, was really cool and had entertained us with his fantastic stories! Great atmosphere too!

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Nana Gaines

17 November 2018

Food was delicious as usual, from tea to dessert. My daughter and I enjoyed our time here and our waitress was amazing

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Melissa LeMoine

16 October 2018

Great food! Great shopping too!

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Alice Spencer

15 October 2018

Was passing through on Oct 6. Loved the chicken salad-I can see why this is a favorite! The blackberry bread pudding was to die for!! I hope I get to pass through again!! More...

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Sally Marmen Rhymer

9 October 2018

Delish!

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Marcie Green Baker

26 September 2018

mom and I love going to lunch here. great food, great people

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Stephanie Kalie

23 September 2018

Loved this place. Did not eat at the restaurant but shopped way more than I planned. Unique establishment with one of kind local finds. Great environment and hospitality.

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Megan L.

22 September 2018

Stopped here after a day of antique shopping with my fiancé and friends. The whole atmosphere is extremely friendly and warm. The second you walk into the restaurant it smells absolutely amazing! All the staff was extremely friendly which is great!y fiancé got the soup of the day which was some kind of chicken and bean soup, it tasted AMAZING! It reminded me a lot of home cooking. We also got the ham and jam sandwich, the jam was mango habanero but it wasn't spicy. They also sell the jam for $6 a jar! Amazing.I got the chicken quiche, it wasn't on the menu but it was a daily special! It was so tasty, and so much food for only $10!! I highly recommend stopping in here, it really added a lot to our trip! They also have a chair that Mark Zuckerberg sat in!! That's so cool! More...

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Kathleen Swanner Walker

19 September 2018

The foods always good and so is the shopping. One of our favorite destinations for a day away from home.

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Sheila Geer

16 August 2018

Wonderful, interesting menu. Food was delicious and service was excellent!

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Charlie Tyner

15 August 2018

Great meals and staff. Wonderful lite sandwiches and soups!!!

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Kathy B.

13 August 2018

Special was a pesto pasta with chicken was delicious. All it needed was maybe some rolls or bread. The spice tea was delicious as well. Very friendly waitress everyone greeted you as you walk through the little store. Next time will come back when I have more time to be able to go through their little store so much to look at. More...

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Jackie Terry Mims

6 August 2018

Food is always, always very good. What is even better is the customer service. I really do believe no place deserves a five, because that leaves no room for improvement. With the food being so good along with the excellent customer service that this place provides in my book gets a 5+. Since it’s opening, I have eaten here several times, but on yesterday our Sunday School class had lunch here and had several members that had never eaten at the Dove’s Nest before and they were so impressed with the food. So glad we chose Dove’s Nest for our monthly lunch outing. In this day and time, there is a shortage of customer service so it was so nice to receive good food and good customer service!! More...

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Brenda Lee Hoese

28 July 2018

Food is always great

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Jackie M.

16 July 2018

Always fantastic food and great place for meeting girl friends.  The pecan pie is AMAZING.

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Mary K.

13 July 2018

This place has the most amazing homemade from scratch recipes!! You've got to try the Ham and Jam sandwich and the artichoke and cheddar soup. The desserts are homemade, warm, and topped with all kinds of goodies then you shop till you drop with farmhouse goods for the home! More...

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Christy T.

13 July 2018

Cindy and her staff helped make my son and his bride's rehearsal dinner magical. The food was fabulous, the staff attentive and the ambiance was warm and inviting. I wholeheartedly recommend The Doves Nest for special events/dinners. More...

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Susan H.

2 July 2018

Their lunches are great.  They have a nice selection on their menu.  The peach tea is great.

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Amelia K.

24 June 2018

The Chicken Apricot Salad is AMAZING! I oder the medley when I go. That includes the chicken apricot salad, a salad of my choice, and fruit. Their caesar salad is my favorite. Make sure to save room for dessert and order The chocolate chip bourbon pecan pie, YUM! More...

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Jeanne Griffeth

21 June 2018

Always good service, consistent good food, lovely atmosphere...Thank You!

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Lydia B.

16 June 2018

I've always Loved this place! Everything I've ever eaten here has been good but seems like the quality has slipped a little.  They are a bit pricey for what you get. More...

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Joy Cossey Owens

6 June 2018

Food very enjoyable. Surroundings intriguing. The waitress that took my hand and prayed for me for complete healing and quick restoring and blessings over my husband and I, was marvelous!

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Patti Seei

5 June 2018

First time in Waxahachie and at the Doves Nest. Highly recommend it! The shop was adorable and the restaurant was super good!

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Phyllis Reese Puissegur

4 June 2018

Very sweet little restaurant and giift shop. Food was awesome and I can’t wait to visit again.

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Randy A.

25 May 2018

Another fantastic lunch at The Dove's Nest! I wanted to be adventurous and try something new, but if you have ever had the Apricot Chicken Salad, you will understand why I did not. It is surely the best chicken salad in the universe! My wife loved the Greek Salad, and a splendid time was had been all. The only reason we don't come here every day is because we live 30 minutes away, but today presented the perfect opportunity to visit again. What a spectacular restaurant! More...

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Weatherly M.

4 May 2018

Love the Dove's Nest.  Great food and great service. We have been going there for close to 15 years and have never had a bad meal. I love their salads and orange tea. More...

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Joe DeVito

17 April 2018

Looked like a neat gift shop and restraunt. Had a house burger while on lunch from jury duty. Burger was tasty and the staff was friendly, even during the lunch rush. Food was promptly delivered. No complaints at all. More...

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Lisa Cooper Gale

16 April 2018

Love this place! Love the food too:) wanted to try everything on the menu. Please serve regular iced tea though for those of us who don’t drink orange spice.

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Nick T.

7 April 2018

The food is great. I had the Portabella Veggie Sandwich and it has bold flavors that will excited your palette. The meal also came with a side of chips. The portion size was large enough to make me full before finishing the dish. I also tried the blackberry bread pudding and it was very satisfying. The creaminess was heavenly. The flavors of the ice cream and blackberries made such a great combination.The restaurant had no wait time and had a relatively average seating area. The wait staff was really pleasant and my only complaint would be that they are not open long enough for me to stuff my face more than once at this restaurant. The hours are from 11AM-2PM Monday through Saturday. The decor in the restaurant is also very pleasant. The design is based on the name and included many elements that are somewhat country and antique. This place is a really great representation of Waxahachie dining and I will definitely be recommending people to come. More...

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Jaime Dinsmore Webb

29 March 2018

Nice lunch spot. I had special of the day, garlic shrimp with jasmine rice and cucumber salad, it was very good.

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Carter M.

22 March 2018

This has to be the best fare anywhere in, or near, waxahachie. Chef prepares wonderful daily dishes that are comparable to fine dining in any major city.  Don't miss out on the chicken salad! One of my favorite places to make a trip from dallas to.  Cannot wait to go back. While there check out their adjacent store which has some great gifts, food items which you cannot get anywhere else, and service that will wish you lived in waxahachie. More...

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Tiffany Duran

17 March 2018

Excellent place to eat and shop! This is one of our favorite “girl’s luncheon” meet ups. The menu is like an adventure for your tastebuds. I can’t wait to come back. Oh, and the ABC spread is must for an appetizer. More...

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Linda Crimm

17 March 2018

I'm from Michigan, and I try to come here every time I'm in waxahachie ! I love the food and have always had great service !!

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Vicki Rengert Stevenson

7 March 2018

Always a treat to lunch at the Dove's Nest! Lovely atmosphere, friendly servers, and delicious food! I haven't tried everything on the menu ... but it's on my list!

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Terri Crouch

7 March 2018

By far one of the best places in Waxahachie! Great place to shop, the food is amazing and it’s just a great place over all to hang out with your girls!

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Ami Blevins Trull

7 March 2018

The Doves Nest is my favorite place in Historic Downtown Waxahachie. It’s inviting, with the quaint shop out front, and restaurant in the back - serving top-notch specials and a full menu that will satisfy your appetite. The quality and service is excellent! It’s the kind of place that I’m proud to refer others to. More...

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Sandra Feazel

7 March 2018

Always a treat to visit the Doves Nest for lunch and shopping! The food is just incredible and the staff is so friendly! It's my favorite place to take friends when I visit Waxahachie! More...

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Shannon Martinson

7 March 2018

The food has always been good and service excellent every time I've been here. Start your meal with the ABC dip, and be sure you save room for dessert.

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Rhonda McElroy Weddle

6 March 2018

I was there for lunch on Saturday with a large group. We were seated promptly and had a very attentive server. Our food, as always was amazing! We got several different desserts too. Great place to eat and shop. I’ll be back soon. More...

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Christie Elliott

6 March 2018

The service was amazing and the meal was excellent. But the pie is really why I go. Shhhhhh!!! Everyone will find out and then it will be all gone when I get there...

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Susan T. Hahaj

6 March 2018

Enjoyed a YUMMY lunch with girlfriends there this past weekend! The sandwiches and salad were delicious and the blackberry crumble dessert was TO.DIE.FOR! A must-eat at spot ( and shop too!) in beautiful Waxahachie More...

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Jessica W.

4 March 2018

In love with this place. The shop is to die for I could spends hours looking around and then the food is amazing as well. The staff is always so sweet and they never disappoint!

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John B.

17 February 2018

Ahhhhhh.....love this place, the menu and the staff!! The Bourbon Pecan Pie alone is worth the trip, but the freshness of the entire menu makes it hard to pick a favorite!

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Bret Holbert

17 February 2018

Cindy does a great job with The Dove's Nest, melding comfortable atmosphere with an eclectic, unique menu and fantastic customer service. It's a must-do if you're in Waxahachie, and certainly worth the drive if you're not. More...

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Stacey Hickson

12 February 2018

We tried the Doves Nest last night for a reserved Valentines Day Dinner and it was way better than expected. Love the food and atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Looking forward to eating here more often. Highly recommend. More...

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Dawana Ann Quintana

6 February 2018

As always ..... excellent service and amazing gourmet meal! The ambience is perfect for gathering with friends and family!

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Marla Creel Carr

29 January 2018

My first visit with a friend for my early birthday celebration! AWESOME attentive service, BEST salmon I’ve ever eaten! Crisp seared crunch on the outside, moist and tender on the inside, excellent salad and it’s BYOB! Afterwards, enjoyed shopping the extremely unique store and boutique! What a great spotless place for extremely excellent food, cozy environment and awesome shopping all rolled into one place! More...

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Regina J.

25 January 2018

Decided to try it based on the reviews. A little confusing as to how to get inside- you have to go inside the store. Ordered the smoked turkey- really good. Came on a wheat bread with cranberries in it. Lots of turkey and green apples on it- Yum! The sandwich came with Kettle chips( slightly bland)but ok. My food came out really fast! I would definitely come again and try other things on the menu More...

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Janet Welter Lackey

21 January 2018

Nice atmosphere, delicious quiche & Greek salad, friendly waiters, and fun shopping. Delightful!

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Johanna Cook

20 January 2018

Good Service, great atmosphere and excellent food! I had the apricot chicken salad which was flavorful and the Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie. I would list it in the top 5 desserts that I've eaten. It's nice to browse the antiques while you wait to be seated also! More...

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Connie Randall

19 January 2018

My friends and I love spending time here. The food and service are excellent.

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Robin Kirby

29 October 2017

We went here for lunch today and it was fabulous, I wish we lived closer this would be a regular favorite. But we'll drive 2 hours and come again. So delicious!!

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Brian O.

19 October 2017

Driving south from Oklahoma, we decided to exit the interstate at Waxahachie for lunch.  We had our lunch at the Dove's Nest which is located in the old hardware store built in 1913.  Very nice gift shop and a restaurant serving delicious food.  My wife had the chicken salad and I had the club (ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato and cheddar cheese spread) panini.  Both of our meals were very good.  Service was great.  We even bought a copy of their autographed cookbook as a souvenir. More...

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Teri Galloway

12 October 2017

We always enjoy spending time shopping here and eating as well.. This is one place we always share a dessert.. yum.. Love the corn relish also :) yum ..

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Jenny Green Reid

10 October 2017

Always yummy, great ambiance, perfect for lunch with the girls, and great shopping before or after!! Always a treat to eat at the Dove’s Nest!!

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Sarah D.

7 October 2017

This place was amazing!!  Not only cute Knick knacks to look at while we had a short wait, but the sandwiches were out of this world!  We also had the buttermilk pie and a chocolate dessert!  Oh so yummy!!  Will Definitely come back soon!! Staff was very friendly! More...

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Marge Hamilton Dawson

30 September 2017

Delicious menu- loved the bourbon chocolate pecan pie. The service staff were wonderful!

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Kellie Ikard Davidson

24 September 2017

The food was fresh, unique and very tasty. We had the bourbon chocolate pecan pie and it was excellent.

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April Johnson

19 September 2017

Wonderful service, food and atmosphere! I have never been disappointed and only wish they were open for dinner!

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Ms B.

16 September 2017

Y'all, this place is awesome! The first part Of the Restaurant is a gift shop. The gift shop had everything from clothes to home decor,Good quality and tasteful. Then, you get to the restaurant. We started with the goat cheese and artichoke spread. It was creamy and perfect amount of salty. For our main course we ordered a panini, a avocado BLT and a ham and cheese Quiche. Everything was amazing! This place has go it going on. As soon as you walk in you are greeted with a genuine smile from th ladies is the gift shop and then you get the best service from the wait staff.  Our waitress was Rebecca and she was very personable and attentive. We live about  an hour from this place and it is well worth the trip. More...

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Meghan Sullivan

10 September 2017

My favorite restaurant! I've gone there so many times I've lost count. Never had a bad meal!

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Amelia L. Keith

30 August 2017

Never had a bad experience! Food is always excellent!!

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Sarah Pruitt

29 August 2017

I dine here at least once a week. The food is always fresh and of the highest quality. The owners are people of integrity and excellence who I am proud to support with my business. It is truly my favorite restaurant in Waxahachie. More...

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Daisy Kleine

14 August 2017

Perfect Place for a baby shower! My family has been going to the Dove's Nest for years and it's amazing!!!! The ambiance is perfect for a shower/ladies luncheon. I highly recommend!

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Morgan B.

10 August 2017

Swoon. I've been coming here with my mom for our girl dates and tea parties since I was a little girl. I love this place so much. It is the perfect slice of downtown Waxahachie with it's cute shopping and delicious food. (I pray their chicken salad will be in heaven). It's a must for all of your small town charm cravings and needs. More...

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Cindy N.

4 August 2017

Only three words...Oh my gosh!  From the quaint gift shop and decor, to the friendly service, and finally to the food...oh the food...AMAZING!  And let me tell you it takes a LOT for me to give a 5-star review, but this place is a little piece of heaven! YUMMMM! More...

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Becky L.

29 July 2017

I come here almost every time I am in town. When I miss out it's because their hours are brief. There isn't a bad tasting item on the menu. I just wish there more more items that made me go Ooooooo yes that. They are known for their tea, orange spice. I am not a huge ice tea fan but their tea is tasty. I would tell people they should come experience the DN at least once. More...

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Michelle McIntosh Chesser

26 July 2017

Wonderful food with unique shopping in a fun atmosphere!

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Kynsi Moore

25 July 2017

I am here at least once a week for a gals brunch!! And have to refer getting the blackberry bread pudding for desert! It's ahhhhmazing!!! � this is an unbelievable place to have brunch. Doves Nest also just catered my cousins wedding, and it was above and beyond expectations!! If I could live in their kitchen, I would. More...

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Michelle Leath Burks

22 July 2017

Consistently the best food, service, & experience for lunch in Ellis County!

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Cincy C.

11 July 2017

Always delicious! Very good chicken salad with a hint of yellow curry combined with dried apricots. So good. Have dessert too. Chocolate bourbon pecan pie. I also love the ABC dip. Almond, bacon, and cheddar cheese spread. Those are my favorites. Check out the daily specials. Usually a pasta with a Parmesan or tomato based sauce and a meat or chicken. More...

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Rita Bradford Barowsky

9 July 2017

I had such a wonderful lunch with friends. Anything I have ordered is amazing, especially wraps and salads and desserts and sandwiches. Can you tell I have been there many times?� More...

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Judy H.

26 June 2017

My first visit to The Dove's Nest restaurant and gift shop.  I had the apricot chicken salad with fruit and a muffin.  It was fresh and oh so yummy. Others in our party got many original sandwiches and side salads.  And if you are in the mood for desserts, there are blackberry bread pudding, buttermilk pie, a chocolate brownie/fudge type dessert, and large muffins. The service was impeccable.  We were a party of fourteen, and we got our correct meals in record time. More...

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SJ Middleton

17 June 2017

If I could give more stars I would. The minute you walk through the front door you are greeted with a smile. A small business that really cares about their customers. It's all about the creating the right atmosphere. Friendly hard working staff + quick service + great products= Happy customer. They've got it right! Their food is incredible with good amount of variety. If I could eat their chicken apricot salad every day I would! AMAZING ����������� More...

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Debra Jo Guilliams Hale

5 June 2017

Always excellent!!! I have never been disappointed! ❤️

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Becky Maxwell

5 June 2017

Love Doves Nest! Great food consistently ... best server

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Mary West

18 May 2017

It was a wonderful place! We would definitely visit it again.

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Lynda Penny

15 May 2017

We had a wonderful time honoring my granddaughter with a graduation luncheon. Our waitress was excellent and could not ask for a better time. Thank you, Cindy, for providing a very satisfying experience. More...

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Jake H.

10 May 2017

It depends what you're looking for...If you walk into this place not knowing that they primarily serve soups, salads, sandwiches and the like, then you are walking into to something you probably don't want. However if those things sound good to you, this is your place! If you'd like a nice little Tuesday lunch with the girls, or you're just looking for something lighter, the Dove's Nest has great service, great food, great atmosphere, fair prices, and a very fun antique shop you can look around while you are waiting to be seated. It's cute and quaint and even if it's not exactly what you were looking for, I think anyone and everyone can have a great experience at the Dove's Nest! More...

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Deborah McNeese

9 May 2017

The atmosphere and food is brilliant. I so, enjoyed my visit, and the food was like going back in time. I will be back!

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DK Bean Lindsley

7 May 2017

This place is the bomb! Everything from the food to the server. She was on her game! Thanks Doves Nest for a great time and fantastic food.

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Tammie Jenkins Fisher

30 April 2017

Food was awesome. The waiter we had was awesome. It was a guy for the life of me I can't Remember his name but he was awesome

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Teresa Miner Duran

1 April 2017

My daughter took me out for lunch and it was excellent.The food was amazing and the service was great.We will be back for sure.

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Mike Z.

22 March 2017

Have been here multiple times and love bringing family out to this place.  Sandwiches are great as was the soup.  Ask for a recommendation and they won't steer you wrong.

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Amy K.

12 March 2017

Love the Doves Nest. Each time I visit I have great service and even better food! The  chicken apricot salad is by far my favorite!

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Gigi Morren

9 March 2017

Our lunch was pretty good, we both have a sandwich. the chocolate pecan pie is delicious this portion is almost for 4 if you not a big eater.

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Stephanie Johnson

1 March 2017

Been here several times and every time has been a 5 star experience! The food is amazing and the service and people are too! Also, I love their vintage gift shop as well- I could easily spend hours looking at everything! By far my favorite place to eat lunch! More...

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Patrick L.

24 February 2017

Go here for lunch when in Waxahachie! Everything is good! I don't work there nor do I have any interest in the place...it's truly good and consistent. Take your Mom and after lunch walk it off with some shopping! More...

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Mike S.

20 February 2017

Nice, friendly cafe. Great service. Salads and sandwiches are delicious and generously portioned.This is a very nice, friendly cafe to grab lunch. I started with the special soup of the day, which was roasted red pepper. It was very good, pretty much pureed peppers and not full of cream. Delicious.I had a half of the Club Panini sandwich with the Spring Mix Salad.  The sandwiches are quite large so a half was plenty of food. It was very good, with several slices of nice, smoky bacon and fresh veggies along with the ham and turkey. It had very light amounts of almond bacon cheddar spread and garlic aioli, which just enough to add flavor without being overdone. The Spring Mix was half-plate slzed salad with a variety of ingredients including cotija cheese and nuts. Like the spreads on the sandwich, the basil lime dressing was applied fairly lightly, just the right amount to give a good flavor. It was a very good and filling lunch.My wife ordered the Salad Medley, with Spring Mix leaf salad and  Chicken Apricot Salad. It also include a large bunch of grapes, two big slices of melon and a small orange muffin. It was a lot of food and all very good. The chicken salad was very flavorful yet (sorry to be repetitive) not overly dressed. The fruit was very fresh. The muffin was just the right size to provide a little sweet bite with the meal.All the staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was not cheap but very reasonable for the quality and amount. Highly recommend The Dove's Nest for lunch if you're in Waxahachie area. The attached Dove's Nest store also has a nice selection of high quality household and kitchen items. More...

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Mickey Kubelka

19 February 2017

It was awesome very friendly people all around and the food was awesome to. I have shared with friends and told them about the gift shop to. They said they plan to go I plan on going back soon. Thanks again for a super experience. More...

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Debbie Miller

16 February 2017

Had a spectacular Valentine dinner at the Doves Nest. Been coming here about 20 years, Always have a 5 star meal. Thank you Cindy and Andrew for a wonderful meal and evening!

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Jose Salazar

30 December 2016

My friend and I decided to visit waxahachie. Once there we stop at dove,s nest for lunch but the hostess nevet seated us. We wait and wait and she seated a lot a people whI came after us. So we decided to left. I know she did it on purpose. I don't want to say she is racist but I don't see other reasons. ( we are Hispanics) So definitely bad experience. Most of the menu is sandwiches and salads. More...

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Mollie Southard

14 December 2016

Always delicious food. I have been many times. It is always very good food. I love the spiced tea .

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Mary W.

7 December 2016

This place is friggen to die for .. the tamale soup is over the Top. The scenery Reminds me of Cracker Barrel , they have a bunch of neat little gadgets and gifts that you can purchase in the gift shop . The difference is the food is honestly amazing here It was worth the drive from DFW More...

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Mary Jo Thomas Kimball

7 December 2016

Great food! Nice shop with reasonable prices and unique things!

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Neil M.

5 December 2016

This place is a hidden gem, there is no wonder why it's highly rated all the way around. The sandwiches are absolutely incredible for the most part. Our waitress recommended the Ham & Jam sandwich so I ordered it and it was extremely tasty so I understood why. I also got the Reuben which was wonderful, nearly perfect even. My wife got the BLT which was good but bacon was not crispy so this was my least favorite dish. My father ordered a quiche and it was very good but a little too healthy tasting, lol. Overall food is really good and atmosphere is enjoyable. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. More...

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Robbin Oehler

25 November 2016

Just had lunch a couple of hours ago. Saw great reviews on line so stopped on our way home to Missouri. Great food, service, and atmosphere. Will stop again if we are ever back this way. More...

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Amy D.

22 November 2016

Went and had lunch here today. You could tell this was a popular place only 2 tables opened and I was lucky enough to get Michelle as a waitress. She has the BEST personality and was so good at her job. I ordered the French h dip sandwhich and I very much enjoyed it. There is also a store to look around when your done. Will be back for sure. More...

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Kim Swarts

18 November 2016

This emporium and restaurant is a must every time we visit our Waxahachie friends.

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Beverly Traylor

15 October 2016

Great food! Need to serve "regular" sweet tea to make it perfect!

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Lana Y.

12 October 2016

Quaint...I love visiting downtown Hachie so I finally tried this place with my grandmother and her sister.  We all loved it.  The store part is lovely with lots of overpriced options!  I never buy anything at these kinds of stores but I love looking.  My grandmother got the avocado BLT for lunch and she said the only thing that could have made it better was toasting the bread.  It was on some kind of jalepeno white bread.  I had the special of balsalmic glazed airline chicken with green beans and mashed potatoes, which was very good.  I also had the blackberry bread pudding for dessert and it was very good.  I think I would have liked a little less berries but none the less, I ate it all!The Dove's Nest is only open from 11am - 2pm so we arrived right at opening and got in quickly.  They got pretty busy midway through our lunch.  Go explore after eating around downtown it is quiet wonderful! More...

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Becky Williams Guinn

3 October 2016

Judy' taste is impeccable and creative! Love her style!

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Cindy Hobbs Camp

2 October 2016

Judy searches for lovely vintage pieces. She just recently returned from the French markets to bring back just the right item that you will want.

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Gary Wagener

18 September 2016

Go there often. Love the food. First time our Coke was flat. We should have said something after the next glass was same. Will go back.

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Charles Flowers

15 September 2016

The Dove's Nest Just a hop off the historic town square in downtown Waxahachie, The Dove's Nest offers an eclectic mix of soups, salads, and entrees prepared with a new American flair in understated French country surroundings. Chef Andrew Burch and wife, Cindy Burch, welcome you. Enjoy a delicious lunch and browse Marilyn's Antiques and Gifts. Portions generous and prices low for a recent lunch that was a gourmet delight. The Field Greens Salad, dressed with a unique basil-lime dressing tossed with toasted chopped pecans and crumbled cotija cheese was a treat. The delicious soup of the day, Squash Cheese Soup, was just the right blend of squash in a light creamy soup base hinting of cumin and other delightful spices, topped with a sprinkling of chopped green onion and melted cotija cheese. Special of the Day was Bowtie Pasta with Chopped Ham and Cream Sauce, finished with a generous sprinkling of blue cheese and chopped green onion. The eclectic mix of the pasta dish was a pleasant dining experience. Finishing with Buttermilk Cheese Pie was a good decision. The pie had the perfect crust, perfect consistency and full vanilla taste one would expect from a great pie. The delightful crunch of the caramelized sugar topping was divine. As always, The Dove's Nest offers a refreshing Orange Spice Iced Tea along with friendly, attentive, and efficient service. More...

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Ryan W.

15 September 2016

One of the best places to eat in Waxahachie Period, service is always great (even though they are always packed), the wait sometimes is long but you are never disappointed when the food comes and it's time to eat, the owner Cindy is awesome, recommend the Club Panini, and you have to try the Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie (Amazing)!

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Charles Flowers

15 September 2016

The Dove's Nest Just a hop off the historic town square in downtown Waxahachie, The Dove's Nest offers an eclectic mix of soups, salads, and entrees prepared with a new American flair in understated French country surroundings. Chef Andrew Burch and wife, Cindy Burch, welcome you. Enjoy a delicious lunch and browse Marilyn's Antiques and Gifts. Portions generous and prices low for a recent lunch that was a gourmet delight. The Field Greens Salad, dressed with a unique basil-lime dressing tossed with toasted chopped pecans and crumbled cotija cheese was a treat. The delicious soup of the day, Squash Cheese Soup, was just the right blend of squash in a light creamy soup base hinting of cumin and other delightful spices, topped with a sprinkling of chopped green onion and melted cotija cheese. Special of the Day was Bowtie Pasta with Chopped Ham and Cream Sauce, finished with a generous sprinkling of blue cheese and chopped green onion. The eclectic mix of the pasta dish was a pleasant dining experience. Finishing with Buttermilk Cheese Pie was a good decision. The pie had the perfect crust, perfect consistency and full vanilla taste one would expect from a great pie. The delightful crunch of the caramelized sugar topping was divine. As always, The Dove's Nest offers a refreshing Orange Spice Iced Tea along with friendly, attentive, and efficient service. More...

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Bridgette Lowder Bennett

7 September 2016

Love the brie it is my favorite! Nuts and Cranberries a great marriage of flavors.

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Babs G.

26 August 2016

My kind of place...great food, brilliant atmosphere and well priced.   Can't wait to return, the spinach salad hits the spot!

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Rhonda P.

24 August 2016

This is my favorite place to eat on special occasions. I say that because their food is a little pricey so it's a luxury for me. I love the orange spice tea. My favorite dish is the Texas Caesar Salad. I add chicken to mine. They have really tasty lunch specials that average $10 a dish. The bourbon chocolate pecan pie is heavenly!! More...

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Angie Franklin

1 August 2016

I didn't have time to eat , but I LOVE this store, a feast for your eyes, beautiful things arranged beautifully

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Ty H.

26 July 2016

Like the atmosphere and decorations. Waitstaff is great. Food is better. If there's a wait, you can shop the store

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Robin Dawn Smith

6 July 2016

Love this place. It's the best place to eat and get a light lunch while antique shopping downtown. I'll be back!

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Sarah Bohannon Pannell

2 June 2016

Wonderful lunch today. The chicken salad plate and squash soup was delicious.

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Bryan Gross

17 May 2016

This was my first visit and it certainly will not be the last. Thank you for the excellent food and service!

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Cary McManus

14 April 2016

...a must after my workout @ Gold's Gym at least twice a week...chicken salad wrap...excellent staff and they don't mind that my credit card just won't swipe there

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Austin H.

31 March 2016

This is a fantastic place to go for a brunch or lunch. I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the shopping while we waited. The wait was about 20 minutes at the lunch peak hours, but the food and service was well worth the wait. At first, it seemed like a very girly place but my brother, my girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I definitely recommend the Dove's Nest. More...

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Laurie McPike Mosley

19 March 2016

One of my personal favorites for shopping and dining!! Something that everyone must experience when visiting Waxahachie!!

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Ginger Brady Kelley

19 March 2016

The Dove's Nest has always delivered more than what was promised on every catering job we have hired them for! Not only is the food delicious but the presentation is always gorgeous! Thanks Cindy Burch for all you do to make our events a success! More...

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Victoria Barton Kokoruda

19 March 2016

Absolutely the best!! Friendliest staff, delicious food, and reasonable prices!! Love this place! I try to eat there at least weekly!! .

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Teresa Jackson McNiel

19 March 2016

I've enjoyed watching The Doves Nest grow from a few tables in the back of Marilyn's Art Room, into a beautiful business all it's own! The owners, Cindy and Andrew Burch, have worked hard to make their shop and restaurant one of the cornerstone pieces of downtown Waxahachie. In the restaurant, my favorite is the portobello mushroom sandwich. Whether dining in or having your event catered, expect not only a beautiful presentation, but also delicious food choices. More...

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Laura Veillette

19 March 2016

Best place to eat in downtown Waxahachie!! And the food is always PHENOMENAL! As well as the wait staff :)

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Mary Baskin

19 March 2016

I have been going to The Doves Nest for over 20 years! It is always great - love the food and the service is delightful!! Charming lunch spot! I would highly recommend More...

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Robin Falco

19 March 2016

The Dove's Nest catered my mother in law's wedding this summer and they did an AMAZING job! The set up was stunning, food was delicious and they went above and beyond to help us have a perfect day! Highly recommend their services!

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Anita Simpson

19 March 2016

Heaven on earth! Just found my new favorite at the Dove's Nest restaurant--the Ham & Jam sandwich with the field greens salad! WOW! What an incredible explosion of flavor! So thankful to have this gem in downtown Waxahachie! More...

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Calvert Collins Bratton

19 March 2016

I recommend The Dove's Nest to anyone I can! The food is incredible, ambience charming, and staff is helpful and friendly. Cindy's catering is second to none in North Texas! Plus, the store has the cutest merchandise in 50 miles! More...

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Chris Bennett

19 March 2016

I am getting married in two weeks and my soon to be mother-in-law hired Doves Nest to cater our wedding. As a patron who eats Doves Nest at least once a week, I can't wait for our wedding guests to experience their fabulous food and classy customer service. We LOVE Cindy Burch and her amazing staff!! More...

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Karen D.

18 February 2016

Good service, friendly staff, and good food! I have been several times and have never been disappointed. Along with the restaurant, there is a unique gift shop which adds to the experience. On our last visit, we had a family group of 15 and were seated upstairs. This was the perfect place for us to be able to visit with each other during our meal. I love The Dove's Nest! More...

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Ashley F.

2 February 2016

I love their apricot chicken salad. It's super yummy. I also like the quaint little shop that you walk through. This is my third time coming and the expresso machine is still broken. :(

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Holly W.

28 January 2016

Fantastic lunch place (open 11am-2pm only).  Sometimes there can be a wait, but you can entertain yourself by browsing the adjacent shopping area.  Quiches, soups, salads and sandwiches are all freshly made with some seasonal additions / daily specials.  They serve an orange spiced iced tea that is so good you can skip the sweeteners.  Their desserts are amazing as well.I recommend:Texas Caesar salad Club paniniAvocado BLTChocolate bourbon pecan pie More...

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Keri Richey McKeever

9 January 2016

One of the best places in Waxahachie. Has the small town feel and everyone is always courteous and pleasant. Food is great and the desserts are to die for!

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Andy G.

28 November 2015

This is one marvelous gem in Waxahachie! The gift shop is beautifully put together with just enough antique to keep you looking through everything twice. At the restaurant I was seated within minutes and once inside I felt like I was in another country! Very beautiful and lovely decor. To eat I had the special of the day, Southwestern chicken quiche with a red pepper jalapeno cup of soup and their orange spiced iced tea. Presentation was nice and it tasted even better. I finished my plate and wanted more. I'll definitely be a regular here. More...

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Shonda M.

23 November 2015

I've come here for lunch several times while passing through Waxahachie, and this place never disappoints. It's located in an old building in the historic downtown, behind a cute little boutique. The menu consists of a variety of salads and sandwiches, plus a daily lunch and soup special. Sandwiches are served with chips, or you can make it a sandwich and salad or soup combo for a small upcharge. Even with the upcharge, prices are average and about what you would expect to pay.Today my coworker and I each ordered the fall salad, which came with a delicious array of candied walnuts, goat cheese, and red peppers. The dressing was too heavy, so I would recommend asking for it on the side, but otherwise the salad was delicious. I like this place and typically make it my first lunch stop when passing through town. More...

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Lori Bryant Bylsma

19 November 2015

Excellent Lunch and Shopping all in same building!!

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Suzy S.

17 November 2015

I read about Dove's Nest in a magazine several months ago. By chance I had to be in Waxahachie for work today and I had the pleasure of eating a delicious lunch there. Their chicken salad and baby spinach salad are fantastic. The cool vibe and excellent staff made the experience so great. I loved the gift shop, too, and I'm kicking myself for not purchasing some adorable napkins while I was there. I hope I can make it back soon. More...

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Sonrie M.

7 November 2015

Love the food, service, and the gift shop!  Such a great place to visit, especially on a day spent with girlfriends!

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Laura Lee Edwards

26 October 2015

Love the doves nest white chill!! enjoy the decor! great chicken salad and the bourbon pecan pie. Love my cookbook from the doves nest! we have eaten there many times and will again. Go enjoy!! More...

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Sharon Duva

25 October 2015

Always fresh vegetables and sweet fruit. Their salads are delicious. Everything i have tried has been superb.

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Anthony Dana Benson

23 October 2015

Relatively small selection, but I have yet to order something I didn't love. Yummy

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Steve W.

16 October 2015

A friend told me about this place and said, if I was ever in Waxahachie I need to check this place out.  What a great tip!  Very nice menu, specials and first class deserts.I really enjoyed having lunch there. Fun place to take a day trip and have lunch. More...

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Ryan W.

26 September 2015

Really love this place, the atmosphere, the service and especially the food. They have the best Caesar Salad and Turkey Panini sandwich. My wife loves their Spice Tea and soups. Will continue to go back and remind everyone this place is a Gem! More...

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Reagan B.

13 September 2015

This is my wife and mines favorite place, we try and go every Saturday. Haven't had anything bad yet, the burger, blt, and panini are some of our favorites and always save room for desert, the pecan pie is so good!!

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Renee F.

11 August 2015

I was in town on business and a colleague brought me here for lunch. It was fabulous. I had the Texas Caesar Salad; wonderful! It had a little heat but backed off nicely. I plan on eating here the next time I'm in town. More...

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David C.

23 June 2015

A group of five of us were in the area for business for a week, and we came here twice (that's how good it was). The Dove's Nest is a combination gift shop/restaurant. To access the restaurant you must walk through the gift shop which contains an eclectic variety of goods. At the restaurant, service is very efficient, and everybody is very welcoming - it's a very warm sense you get when you walk in to the restaurant. It feels like you walked into someone's home. Recommendations: Drinks: Orange spiced iced teaAppetizers: Brie cheese, or goat cheeseEntree: Chicken apricot salad, avocado BLT, turkey sandwichDefinitely would come here again, it seems like they tried really hard to make you feel welcome and enjoy your experience. More...

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Erin W.

12 June 2015

The Dove's Nest is always my favorite place to stop in Waxahachie. I fell in love with this place while in college in Waxahachie. Their chicken salad is my personal favorite, but you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. More...

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Rsbrewer

24 May 2015

Noise level. So loud you couldn't enjoy your guest and meal. Everyone was trying to talk above everyone else that it was almost unbearable, especially for my "86" yr old mother.

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Angela P.

13 May 2015

Lovely ambiance. Terrific food! The ABC spread is delicious. It's a perfect place to take out of town guests for lunch. Very quaint, on the square, plenty of things to look at if you have to wait for a table. It a perfect for a girls lunch or tea. Love everything about it! More...

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Linda Wallace

3 April 2015

Yes we were with sweet friends and a great meal at the Doves Nest

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Michelle L.

20 March 2015

This was my first time here. Decided I needed some much needed me,myself and I time before baby gets here in 4 weeks. I was pleasantly surprised. I've been to the Dove's Nest to shop but never ate. Why oh why hadn't I done so before today. It was refreshing, quaint and just relaxing. Don't get me wrong they were definitely busy but the atmosphere allows you to just sit back and slow down. I had the ABC Spread, Avacado BLT, Tomato Basil Soup and Blackberry Bread Pudding. Everything was excellent. Lauren provided great customer service. I will definitely be back. May make this a weekly outing before baby boy comes in April.  Happy Tummy! Happy Bump! More...

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Keith Brown

14 March 2015

My favorite Tea Room, a great gift shop, lovely people, a pleasurable experience, well worth the trek to Waxahachie from Dallas!

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Mitzi L Duke

21 January 2015

Excellent food! A must try! The combinations of flavor a will have you coming back for more!

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Christy R.

17 January 2015

Yum! Great food with a fun menu for all appetites! BUT the service is what really impressed-attentive, fast, friendly. This was my first visit, but I'm already planning my second!

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Merrisa D.

18 December 2014

This place is fantastic, truly a hidden gym. My whole family loves it.The wait staff is always friendly, helpful, and efficient. It's a popular place, but you never get the feeling of it being too hectic or overcrowded. Plus, if you ever have to put your name on the list and wait to be seated, which is never long at all, the attached shop has so many wonderful treasures! As far as the menu, it's all amazing, but don't miss out on the artichoke and goat cheese spread, the corn relish, or the chocolate pecan pie. More...

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Ashley C.

16 August 2014

Amazing. Simply put - amazing. The shop out front has a great selection of gifts for the home.  But the food inside is the real treasure. Good portions and great taste. I highly recommend the texas ceaser salad and the chicken salad sandwich. With a mix of guys and gals none of us were displeased.  I'll warn you though... my husband, dad, and brother all quickly dubbed this place as a "chic restaurant"... but none of them complained about the food once it came!  The convenient location on the square just makes this place perfect for lunch! More...

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Heather C.

14 June 2014

Love the orange spiced tea and the chicken salad. Their desserts are to die for!!!  Usually you'll wait a while for a table but it's always fun to look around and shop while waiting.

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Tammy J Hill

14 June 2014

One of my favorite places in my hometown of Waxahachie! The food is great and the shopping fantastic!! Three words...blackberry bread pudding!!!

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Jim Kazmierski

28 May 2014

Always the ideal time for a quiet relaxing, extremely great light meal at lunch or early afternoon! Great service with a smile! And the walk around the Doves Nest room after is very welcome! Thank you always for a wonderful experience! More...

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Nikki H.

15 May 2014

I dined here for a private event, and I thought this place was very lovely. The decor is a mix of antique, rustic and upcycled "junk", which gives it a lot of character. It's spacious and has two separate sides, one for dining and the other for shopping. I thought the waitstaff was fast and friendly, the food was phenomenal, and it's in a nice area. This is a charming addition to the downtown historic area of Waxahatche. More...

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Linda S.

23 April 2014

Found another gem thanks to Yelp!  So I have to drive from Mansfield to Ennis a couple times per month.  Every once in a while when I drive through the lunch hour I call my friend Ronda, who works in Waxahachie and ask if she wants to do lunch.  Being the adventurous type, yesterday I looked up a place to stop in Waxahachie.  I found the Doves Nest.  Talk about a hidden treasure.  If you don't look close, you would never guess there was a restaurant among the antiques and gifts.  When you walk in it looks like an antique shop.  You curve around and there's the hostess stand. We had a 10 minute wait that flew by because there was so much to look at.The menu is really small but the choices are still give you a ton of variety for lunch.  They are a soup, salad and sandwich kinda place.  Ronda had a panini and I had a apricot chicken salad sandwich.  Both were really tasty and the portions were HUGE!  I totally intended to get the pecan pie for dessert upon entering but there was no way I could have eaten another bite.  Note to self, go back and eat the pie first.When you get a sandwich you have the choice of a side of kettle chips with salt and pepper or a side of fruit.  I got the fruit.  I got a huge slice of watermelon, a loaf of red seedless grapes and a quarter of an orange.  I thought this place was a great value for what you got.  I'm not sure why it has two $$.  I had a huge sandwich, a bunch of fruit and a spiced orange ice tea for $11.  This place would be a great stop during a girls day out.  The only thing that I can say that was a bit of a pain was that they're only open 11am to 2pm Monday through Saturday, so you've got to time your visit right so doing a late lunch doesn't work. More...

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Miriam Ruan

24 March 2014

Es el único restaurante de Waxahachie diferente es muy especial

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Susan Stovall Metzger

13 March 2014

The Dove's Nest is our go to place for a special lunch/shopping!! We love the Tuna and chix salads and the white chicken chili! Always capped off with one of Cindy's wonderful desserts!! Even my husband enjoys it! More...

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Beverly G.

11 March 2014

The Doves Nest never disappoints. The food is consistently good and the service is excellent.  Great place to meet a friend for lunch and a little shopping.

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Brooke P.

8 March 2014

Whenever I'm visiting my mom whom lives near Waxahachie we try and make it to the Dove's Nest. The food has been consistently good and the shop is really cute. I wish that they had another location closer to me! More...

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Eva D.

13 January 2014

I had the Dove's Nest club and buttermilk pie, and orange tea to wash it all down.  Also had a cup of black bean soup.  It was all very delicious.  The almond spread used on the sandwich was unique and tasty.  The place was also very good for kids and the service was great.  I highly recommend this place! More...

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Erin M.

21 December 2013

Great food, quick service! My only complaint was that our table was a little too close to the wall so It felt a little cramped, but it was totally worth it!

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Gabby H.

29 November 2013

Delicious food and amazing service! Had a great time and left feeling full! Make sure to get the orange spice tea and blackberry bread pudding! Best things on the menu!

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Lisa Edwards Fisher

1 November 2013

A Beautiful Experience in a very cozy atmosphere.

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Mizunezumi

23 October 2013

Fresh and great salads, atmosphere is almost tea room setting. I would not take young children here. You will not find better pie anywhere.

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Mizunezumi

23 October 2013

Fresh and great salads, atmosphere is almost tea room setting. I would not take young children here. You will not find better pie anywhere.

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Jenny

27 September 2013

Such a great place for lunch. My favorite is the club with a Caesar salad and of course the Bourbon Pecan Pie for dessert!

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Jenny

27 September 2013

Such a great place for lunch. My favorite is the club with a Caesar salad and of course the Bourbon Pecan Pie for dessert!

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Fuego

21 September 2013

Bland food

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Micah Moore

18 September 2013

It really doesn't get any better than this place. This is not the "old lady restaurant" I first perceived it to be. It's classy, professional, has excellent service and the most amazing food I have ever eaten. I would eat there every day if I could. More...

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pocoyo

23 July 2013

Pricey but so worth it! This place is the best place to have lunch and located close to the courthouse! Everything we had was amazing!

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Ann-Denise Anderson

19 July 2013

The goodies, the bling bling and the chicken salad!

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Cindy

8 July 2013

Very nice little lunch spot!. We were visiting Waxahachie and stopped in this little restaurant. We knew it must be good because it was packed. The staff was very friendly and our food was excellent. We enjoyed looking around the gift shop too. We highly recommend this if you are ever in Waxahachie. Just a real nice, relaxing place to eat. Their desserts looked fabulous - we didn't get one but noticed almost everyone else did. They were all $5 and less and most seemed to split them because they were large. More...

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Cindy

8 July 2013

Very nice little lunch spot!. We were visiting Waxahachie and stopped in this little restaurant. We knew it must be good because it was packed. The staff was very friendly and our food was excellent. We enjoyed looking around the gift shop too. We highly recommend this if you are ever in Waxahachie. Just a real nice, relaxing place to eat. Their desserts looked fabulous - we didn't get one but noticed almost everyone else did. They were all $5 and less and most seemed to split them because they were large. More...

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Judith W.

3 July 2013

My favorite place to eat in Waxahachie.  Everything is fresh and tasty and the menu has something for everyone. The only place in town where I feel I am getting a heathy meal.My favorite is the Tuna & Wild Rice Salad plate. For dessert the Blackberry Bread Pudding.Fantastic food, great service and cheerful atmosphere. More...

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constance H.

9 May 2013

Four of us went to lunch here last Tuesday and we very pleased that we chose  this place.  The service was excellent and the food so delicious.  My sister and I had the Apricot chicken salad with spinach greens.  The dressing on the spinach was so good and also the fresh grapes and cantaloupe it came with made it a such a treat.  It also came with a small fresh baked orange muffin.  My brother in law had the Italian sandwich and he was very happy with his choice.  My girlfriend had the half order of the Portabella mushroom sandwich with the Caesar salad.  We all had cleaned our plates before the buttermilk pie came that we ordered.  Wow, so delicious.  We all agreed we would come back here when we were in town.  It is such a charming place with its southern hospitality .    The antique shop looked like fun place to explore but we just did not have enough time to browse. More...

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Garry H.

24 April 2013

Following my wife around while she shops in Waxahachie.  It is a antique store slash everything store which has a restaurant inside. Food was Great. The 4 of us ordered 2 apps and 4 different sandwiches. Everything was perfect. I wanted pecan pie but they sold out. You should try this place. More...

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Paula Baucum

5 March 2013

The Greek Salad with the Smoked Salmon. I cant get enough of it...sooooooo good! Service is Fantastic too! I have known Cindy and Andrew for over 20 years and have ALWAYS found their food and service quality to be OUTSTANDING! The Doves Nest has always been my number ONE recommendation for Catering! More...

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Steve T.

5 January 2013

A good casual place for lunch when in Waxahachie. Limited lunch hours, so check first.  Good service and sandwitches (and quiche, and soup). As for the "antique" shop. No, it's more of a gift shop. There are a few random old items, but most items there are new, repurposed and redesigned items. If looking for rustic decor pieces, you'll like it. More...

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Joe C.

18 June 2012

This is not your typical sandwich shop. I've been coming here for years. Everything's homemade. This is a chef run restaurant. You wont find their recipes anywhere else. I never get tired of this place More...

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Ruth W.

1 May 2012

Only had coffee and dessert here, but it was amazing. We ordered 2 desserts to share, the chocolate bourbon pecan pie and the blackberry bread pudding. The desserts were HUGE (you could easily share just the pie) and so delicious. Both had ice cream on top. I want to try ther buttermilk pie. Everything on the other tables looked really good, I'd like to come back and try lunch. More...

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Ashleigh Callis

13 March 2012

Good lunch spot if you have at least an hour to wait, order, and eat. this place tries to be "old money" snobby, but comes across trying too hard. personally, I love the menu items, and the desserts are incredible. it's definitely not $10 or under. Expect to drop more if you get more than a Salad and water. More...

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Anonymous

12 March 2012

My mother said if u don't have anything nice to say, then keep ur mouth shut. NOTHING NICE I could tell u about this place.

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Stephanie Wright

3 March 2012

This place was horrible! Tasteless food, rude waitresses, and small portions:/ I would never eat here again and I wish I could get back my hour and a half I sat there.

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Spicy M.

8 October 2011

The Doves Nest is a perfect  place to have lunch with the girls & then pick up a one of a kind little gift @ the antique/gift store.  The Chicken Salad Sandwich is sooo good...made with apricots!  They also serve Quiche, Soups, different Chicken Dishes, yummy veggies & Salads &  I especially like the specialty teas.  They serve a variety of deserts......pies, cakes, cookies.   Everything is fresh & homemade! This is a MUST STOP while visiting Waxahachie.  It's great @ Christmas.  I can always find that perfect little gift I need. More...

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Julie J.

12 July 2011

Fun, unique place to shop and dine on Waxahachie's historic town square.  Browse the items in the store for unusual gifts or a treat for yourself, then enjoy lunch in the dining area.  This "nest" is known for their chicken salads, made with yummy apricots.  They also offer a variety of savory quiches, delicious soups, toasty sandwiches, and their iced tea is to die for; a real treat if you like flavored tea.  Many hot entrees are offered as well; the menu is always evolving & everything I've ever eaten there is delicious. This is a perfect place for a ladies' lunch, but it's also quite a comfortable spot for a husband to dine with his wife. I've visited the Dove's Nest numerous times, and always see more than one couple enjoying a meal together.  The Dove's Nest offers catering services, too; I attended a wedding reception last year & their food was just as good as it is in the restaurant.As a former Waxahachie resident, I can honestly say that this place is a sparkling gem in this little town, and well worth the drive south for those who live north of the Trinity. More...

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Jewel R.

10 April 2011

I love going to the Dove's nest. My favs are the orange tea, corn relish with chips, apricot chicken salad, and white chili soup. All the salads I have had are tasty. The meatloaf was on special one day and was very good. More...

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Stacy M.

8 April 2011

This review is only for the store and not the restaurant.Of all the antique stores in the Main Street / old town area, it's by far the best in my opinion! I was raised in Los Angeles and there were never any stores like this when I was growing up. I would have LOVED going to a place like this as a child.The store has some of the cutest accessories and decorations, as well as some very neat finds you wouldn't see in typical gift shops these days. It's a small boutique that looks a bit crowded, but somehow it all works well together. Every time I go in I spend at least an hour browsing through all the little things that catch my eye--and I never leave without buying something. I also like that it's never busy and I can take my time looking around without feeling rushed or pressured to purchase an item. It's a very affordable boutique, but if you're looking to make a purchase for something antique, don't come with empty pockets. More...

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Betty E.

13 February 2011

The Dove's Nest is 4 1/2 stars but not an option.  The items that I mention liking are truly a 5 star!!!  Only a couple things keeping it from getting an overall 5 star rating that it truly deserves!To start, this isn't really a place I would take my husband.  He just isn't into places like this.  However, my girlfriends and I love it!  To start, I absolutely LOVE the orange spiced tea and the panini!!  I usually get lots of refills on the tea!  The panini is one of my favorites to eat!!  It has such a good taste and not your ordinary panini!  Not to mention it is pretty big and I get full!  My other favorite is the spring/summer Mixed Fields Green Salad!  The dressing is exquisite!  The downfall, they change this salad in the Fall/Winter and I am NOT a fan of the change.  I do not like the dressing they change it to.  I always look forward to the spring/summer one so I can enjoy it!!  I don't know exactly when they change it back and forth so I just always have to ask.The chicken salad itself is ok (probably not the best) but I have determined it is the bread that spoils it for me.  The chicken salad sandwich as a whole seems DRY to me and I think because of the bread.  :(.I have enjoyed many of their daily special SOUPS & specials of the day!You should definitely try dessert!!    Please note:  Not baby friendly since they do not have high chairs. More...

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Niki S.

22 January 2011

Stopped in for lunch with a few coworkers and loved it! The Dove's Nest is right on the square and parking was easy to find. We really enjoyed looking around the shop in the front half of the building while waiting for our table. Lots of cute gift items such as stationary sets, candles, wonderful items for tea lovers and shabby chic decor. The dining area has windows all across the front that let in sunlight and allow diners to people watch. The wait staff was very nice and made wonderful suggestions. Our table enjoyed the Spinach Salad with chicken, the Flat Iron Steak sandwich, and the Penne Pasta with garlic sauce. The best part though was dessert- the blackberry bread pudding was to die for. The perfect mix of sweet and tart topped with vanilla bean ice cream. Definitely a great place for a group of girl to meet for lunch.  My only regret is that I didn't grab a Dove's Nest cookbook on my way out.... guess I will have to plan another trip down to Waxahachie soon! More...

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Jules

23 November 2010

Always a treat..... The Doves Nest is a little refuge. It is perfect for a wonderful lunch or celebrating a friends birthday. We have never had a meal there we didn't love. Their white chili chicken is amazing!!! I have had the club panini many of times and it is great. The service is good, setting is relaxed but unique being in a very old building. My only wish would be that they had a few more desserts. Most of their desserts are very southern and old fashioned and with nuts. I think they need a great chocolate cake (with no nuts) because many of times when celebrating a birthday there we had to get dessert somewhere else when we left. To sum it up Doves Nest is a treat and a must if you are in the area. More...

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Jules

23 November 2010

Always a treat..... The Doves Nest is a little refuge. It is perfect for a wonderful lunch or celebrating a friends birthday. We have never had a meal there we didn't love. Their white chili chicken is amazing!!! I have had the club panini many of times and it is great. The service is good, setting is relaxed but unique being in a very old building. My only wish would be that they had a few more desserts. Most of their desserts are very southern and old fashioned and with nuts. I think they need a great chocolate cake (with no nuts) because many of times when celebrating a birthday there we had to get dessert somewhere else when we left. To sum it up Doves Nest is a treat and a must if you are in the area. More...

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Juju

27 June 2010

Wonderful!. It's always a treat to eat at The Dove's Nest! The apricot chicken salad is awesome but my favorite is the caesar salad with smoked salmon - absolutely incredible! The blackberry bread pudding is to die for. I just want to try everything on the menu! More...

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Juju

27 June 2010

Wonderful!. It's always a treat to eat at The Dove's Nest! The apricot chicken salad is awesome but my favorite is the caesar salad with smoked salmon - absolutely incredible! The blackberry bread pudding is to die for. I just want to try everything on the menu! More...

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Desoto6

9 June 2010

Always a treat!. We have been to the Dove's Nest many times. We love the orange spice iced tea, the chicken apricot salad, and the blackberry bread pudding is a must. It is hard to find something that isn't good there. Shopping in the gift shop is fun too. More...

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Desoto6

9 June 2010

Always a treat!. We have been to the Dove's Nest many times. We love the orange spice iced tea, the chicken apricot salad, and the blackberry bread pudding is a must. It is hard to find something that isn't good there. Shopping in the gift shop is fun too. More...

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Bucky

16 December 2009

Rude hostess. Tiny portions, overpriced. Tries to be snobby yet wait staff wears jeans & T-shirts. Wait staff badly trained. Clear plates and drop tab while diners still eating. Just not worth the trip. More...

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Kristi B.

15 December 2009

I love the Dove's Nest, both for shopping and for lunch.  I had only been here with a girlfriend before, so didn't realize when I asked my bf to take me shopping in Waxahachie that he would be the only guy in the place.  Well, except for the thoroughly bored looking 6 year old kid having lunch with his mom.  We put our names on the lunch list and made our way through the treasures in the shop, narrowly avoiding breaking anything (use caution!).After being seated we chose the veggie sandwich and chicken salad sandwich for lunch.  Yumm.  This is one of the best chicken salads out there!  They add apricots and it really makes it pop.  The veggie sandwich that he had was delicious!  We were very impressed.  Could not resist a piece of buttermilk pie for dessert...we were in a small town after all...don't you always HAVE to have pie in a small town in Texas?Back to the shop, pick up some Christmas gifts, and wander out into the December sunshine to enjoy the First Baptist choir on the steps of the courthouse.  What a great day! More...

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Morgan McDonald

4 August 2009

Apricot salad sandwich is wonderful! Best resturant on the square. :) I would recommend to anybody.

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Morgan McDonald

4 August 2009

Apricot salad sandwich is wonderful! Best resturant on the square. :) I would recommend to anybody.

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