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Cafe Homestead

4.8
4.8
881 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Cafe Homestead serves fresh, natural food true to its setting at Homestead Heritage, a traditional farming community. Pasture-raised beef, fresh breads, award-winning local cheese, and house-made sauces and condiments; these are a few of the things that help make Cafe Homestead one of Waco’s most-loved restaurants since 1994. While visiting the Cafe, tour the farm and gardens and the working craft shops. Enjoy a hayride to a scenic vista overlooking the Brazos River.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Special Dinner

    $72.00 per person

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2023
    Menu to be announced, but it will be nothing short of awesome! :-)

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What 881 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Texas

    Best Overall

  • Central Texas

    Best Food

  • Central Texas

    Best Service

  • Central Texas

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Texas

    Best Value

  • Central Texas

    Good for groups

  • Central Texas

    Most Booked

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  1. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Duck was excellent. All of the food was wonderful. The service was fantastic.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This homestead delivered on all levels- A+++!! Can’t wait to come back again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the pleasant atmosphere. Great service.
  4. AL

    AronL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. We look forward to every time we get to go. Food and service are beyond excellent.
  5. CK

    CarlK

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great burgers
  6. TB

    TaggartB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time to go to Cafe Homestead and it was tremendous. The service was top notch and extremely polite. The food was out of this world good. I had the Red Snapper and my Fiance had the Sirloin and both were amazing. I hope we can go back to Waco sometime and eat there again.
  7. DD

    DeeDee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal an service was outstanding in all ways! We signed up for Christmas Special Dinner, lovely experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The biscuits were great, but we were nearly done with our meal by the time they came. Also, it was very loud where we were seated, in the room in front of the fireplace.
  9. LC

    LoriC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was exceptional. Sweet and fast service and food was outstanding! Can't wait to go back.
  10. SL

    SaraL

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attended Cafe Homesteads Christmas Dinner and couldn’t have had a better experience. The atmosphere was warm and cozy with a lovely centerpiece on the table. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The food was absolutely amazing. Not only was it stunning but it was delicious as well. Every single dish had that extra touch such as a dusting of cocoa or a trio of candied cranberries on the side that made it extra special and festive. The courses were served at a steady but comfortable pace and drinks refilled promptly w/o our having to ask. The whole evening was a delightful experience. I’ll definitely be back for the Christmas Dinner next year! (And many times in between!)
  11. DG

    DuxGal

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We selected one of the four-course Christmas meals. Each item was prepared with great attention to taste and appearance. The server, Tia, was friendly and professional. Because of her attention, we completed our meal in 80 minutes with absolutely no sense of being rushed. Instead, our time was valued. We've visited several times before and we will return.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very nice evening out with friends!
  13. s

    susand

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This delightful dining experience is not to be missed. The very best part of our trip to Waco!
  14. A

    Anonymous

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat when in Waco. Fantastic food, professional service, quiet and cozy atmosphere.
  15. JG

    JoeGhost

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food, as always, was excellent. We had a “Christmas Special” four course dinner. The only problem was that it was all served at the same time. It would have been more enjoyable if we had been able to finish the soup and appetizer before the entree arrived.
  16. RS

    RobertS

    Central Texas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was awesome as usual. Food presentation was spot on. Servers as well as other personnel were very friendly. Quiet atmosphere. Restaurant very clean. Food was delicious.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service!
  18. MM

    MichelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the atmosphere and I’ve never had a bad meal here. The service was friendly and efficient. Can’t go wrong here!
  19. PJ

    PamJ

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Our server, Caity, was friendly and efficient, checking back with us often to see if we needed anything else! And the cobblers….oh my!
  20. LS

    LynnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience eating here for the first time was excellent. Highly recommend!
  21. PS

    PennyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat and worth the drive. Fresh food and very flavorful.
  22. P

    Pati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food is great and pricey. Not many options. Service is great as well
  23. KS

    KimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious and the atmosphere always warm and welcoming!
  24. TE

    TERESAW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place. Everyone was so friendly. Food was very good.
  25. TT

    TravelinTiffany

    Coastal Georgia

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the service to the food it was amazing !
  26. A

    Annette

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy our meal and experience at Cafe Homestead! Faith centered philosophy and servers makes such a difference in the atmosphere we so enjoy! I tt stay away from bread but the corn fritters are little flavor explosions - delicious! Every dish I’ve ever had has been phenomenal and my husband looks forward to the coconut cream pie! Anticipating our next visit in a week.
  27. LB

    LynnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only regret I have is that we could only order one entree each and share. If I lived in Waco this would be our go-to place to dine. Friendly servers who almost knew what we needed before we did. Great value.
  28. JK

    JanetK

    Central Coast

    91 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Interesting place. Our enchiladas were very tasty. The mixed vegetables were also good. It is a dry restaurant. Who knew? Not us! 😂
  29. MM

    MarciaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group of ladies thoroughly enjoyed our meal there.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, everything was fantastic—food, service, ambiance! It’s always the best. See my previous review on this amazing gem!!
  31. m

    molarmom

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, and atmosphere. Wish their music was not so loud! Like the choice of music, but too loud to fellowship with your table!
  32. SE

    ShayE

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Would definitely return. Tasty food and prompt service.
  33. S

    Sandy

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very friendly and efficient service. Food was excellent.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Everything about our experience was great. Thank you.
  35. SL

    SLAlexander

    Central Texas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exactly what we expected, the BEST!
  36. D

    Doriecakes

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a truly wonderful experience for our entire family. We ordered and shared five different meals—each one was a high end foodie extravaganza.
  37. KW

    KathyW

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food… steak was melt-in-your-mouth tender. Can really taste the freshness of the ingredients!
  38. KY

    KimY

    Central Texas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a top-notch experience: food, service and ambiance! thank you!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I eat here several times a week, and as usual, everything was perfect. Ambiance is welcoming, food is made from scratch, old style delicious! Overall, always a great experience.
  40. PH

    PamH

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!

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Cafe Homestead is rated 4.8 stars by 881 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Cafe Homestead

608 Dry Creek Rd, Waco, TX 76705

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Waco

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Sat 8:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking

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