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Cafe Homestead

4.8
4.8
780 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
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 28 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (254) 754-9604

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 780 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Texas

    Best Overall

  • Central Texas

    Best Food

  • Central Texas

    Best Service

  • Central Texas

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Texas

    Best Value

  • Central Texas

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central Texas

    Healthy

  • Central Texas

    Great for Lunch

  • Central Texas

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Sydney

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute must go when visiting Waco! The food was PHENOMENAL and our waiter, Jacob was fantastic and provided great recommendations on the food. The steelhead trout is a must-try. Highly recommend this place for the food, experience and great customer service.
  2. JL

    JoeL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the better places to go in all of McClennan County. Pricey, but worth it. No matter what you order the food is wonderful. All of the great shops to visit make the trip that much more enjoyable. Excellent wares, very well made, but expensive.
  3. SB

    StacyB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!! Would recommend to anyone!
  4. MP

    MarilynP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is very pleasant and has delicious food. There were three in our group, we all ordered different dishes and everything was delicious. We definitely plan to return the next time we are in Waco.
  5. SL

    SaraL

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Homestead is our favorite place to eat in Waco whether it’s for a casual lunch or a special dinner out. Their staff is extremely personable. The food is always fresh and delicious. I love the veggie sandwich for lunch and my husband enjoys the filet minion at dinner. The menu has a wide variety so everyone can find something they enjoy from salads to burgers to fish to enchiladas. The peach tea is to die for!! Don’t miss dessert either! The setting is extremely relaxing. It’s like you’re on a little mini vacation each time you go. I especially enjoy going during the day when the shops are open.
  6. DS

    DennisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want a reasonably priced, wholesome meal, this is the place. I especially like the cleanliness of the establishment and the staff. Our waitress never lost her smile nor her gracious attitude. When I’m in Waco, I am going to eat a meal here.
  7. BK

    BrendaK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Make the drive. Enjoy the food. Stay to walk around. You won’t be disappointed.
  8. NK

    NancyK

    Central Texas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Menu choices seemed limited from past experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend from Tennessee came to Texas and we had one Day to do something fun together! We enjoyed our day!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a pleasant surprise. There was nothing else available on open table in the Waco area besides a few chain restaurants. We fortunately got the last table available. The appetizers were amazing both the pimento cheese and the spinach dip. We had many items on the menu and every one raved of how much they enjoyed it as well as the overall experience. We brought in our own wine as they do not serve alcohol. They offer a corking service which worked out great. We will be back!
  11. KF

    KeithF

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Very busy weekend, but nice place to slow down and enjoy dinner
  12. LO

    LarryO

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, fabulous food and choices, great family atmosphere. Highly recommended.
  13. T

    Twilson

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A really wonderful restaurant plus great variety of handmade gifts next door. The food was excellent and the service was great. Would definitely return!
  14. JM

    JohnM

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent and the service is friendly. The dessert was a little expensive but it was worth it.
  15. LD

    LeslieD662

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience! Food and service were amazing. Rustic atmosphere, good energy!
  16. JE

    JackieE

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. Chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes were the best we have ever had! Chilie Relleno on a bed of cheese grits and wedge salad was wonderful. Can’t forget the corn fritters and spinach dip with homemade tortilla chips. They are always delicious. Our waitress Jessica proved great service. Tea glasses were always filled and she packaged our leftovers.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Brazos Valley Salad! Everything fresh
  18. JD

    JaniceD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We were set down right away. Waiter did not waste anytime greeting us and serving us. I believe his name was Jordan. Very polite and checked up on us . Food was good. Enjoyed our time there!
  19. MA

    MicheleA

    El Paso

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was so good! The shopping!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch and service.
  21. LB

    LoweryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great service, good people, and an atmosphere that is conductive to a good pallet. Enjoyable to eat and refresh ourselves went around these people.
  22. JA

    JoAnneT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers made me feel very welcome - it was a delightful experience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really charming place with freshly prepared fabulous foods. You can spend a day visiting the surrounding buildings (coffee shops, general store, craft store, etc).
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just randomly found this place on a road trip and WOW ! We were so impressed the food was phenomenal !!! Quesadilla burger was on of the best I’ve ever had and the ribeye was perfection! Key lime pie was as good as key west ! 🤤🤤🤤highly recommend this place
  25. TS

    TimothyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Quiet/ peaceful setting. Highly recommend. Plenty of food choices. Looking forward to our second/next visit.
  26. DB

    DBWill

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love Cafe Homestead! This visit did not disappoint! Wonderful eggs and pancakes and coffee. First time to have beef sausage for breakfast, was yummy! Only issue was, like everyone else, they seemed short staffed. Our server was busier than he should have been, but he gave it a best effort. Would have loved to have another cup of coffee while waiting for our food. Really like the online reservation system!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous
  28. G

    Grace

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Tabatha was a wonderful server and checked on us often! The atmosphere, including on the outside, was a nice get away from the town life. Thank you!
  29. JB

    JudyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was nothing not to like—everything was superb. Jordan was an excellent waiter and got everything just right. We loved the meal and the wonderfully pleasant atmosphere. I hesitate to praise it too much because then everyone will go and it will be too crowded! But honestly, it’s a refreshingly outstanding experience; it’s my second visit and I’ll be back when I’m in the area.
  30. m

    markb

    Central Texas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service as always, I like a quiet environment. The sirloin was fantastic! Will be back
  31. a

    annem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    I particularly appreciated the young gentleman's etiquette in welcoming me & handling the flow of customers at entrance & later being so kind & gracious in helping seat an elderly woman who was somewhat incapacitated in sight & movement. Kudos to him -- he knows who he is!
  32. P

    Pohf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try the corn fritters with the honey habenero sauce. You'll never regret it! They're incredible. The employees are also super
  33. JW

    JoshuaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and a wonderful atmosphere. Our server was very attentive and helpful. Will definitely be eating here over and over again!
  34. PT

    PatnTina

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The service was supreme! Will definitely be back!
  35. D

    David

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Everything was great but the prices have skyrocketed.
  36. BW

    BarbaraW

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and dependable, good service. No complaints from us whatsoever.
  37. KS

    KenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thought we were just going to another restaurant but was pleasantly surprised that this was more of an experience. There is a complex of shops in addition to the restaurant. The food is all homemade including the ice cream. 90 mile drive for me but will be back
  38. B

    Brian

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit, breakfast. Very good biscuits and gravy, with the sausage, and fresh squeezed OJ, coffee. big portions, very good value. walked around and visited the coffee shop, general store, the gristmill, blacksmith, and the woodshop. very friendly people, very nice place. definitely will be back!
  39. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding and the service is friendly. Great place to take out-of-town visitors or to go on a date. Best place to eat in Waco!
  40. JG

    JeanneatteG

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good and the waitress was so sweet!

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You can order delivery directly from Cafe Homestead using the Order Online button.

Cafe Homestead is rated 4.8 stars by 780 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 28 times today

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

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

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