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Stagecoach Inn

4.4
96 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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The Stagecoach Inn’s reputation has endured over the years and through generations of families who’ve celebrated many important occasions inside these historic walls. The menu has been updated to reflect modern dining habits and preferences, however, the core Stagecoach Inn menu and experience will remain as tribute to the rich history and authenticity of the Stagecoach Inn, a central Texas treasure. Enjoy your meal!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday, Wednesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(254) 947-5111 ext. 51
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Justin Holler
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Royal St.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 96 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I was glad the price range was posted so that we would be prepared. Loved the food but had an issue with the Sunday luncheon “special” that only included one side. It was delicious though - smoked turkey & dressing & cornbread.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The waitstaff at Stagecoach is attentive and helpful. I’ve had the salmon entree multiple times and it never disappoints. The chess pie for dessert is to die for!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Attended the Mother's Day Brunch at Stagecoach. Was disappointed in the buffet for the cost of $40/pp, and the service provided by our waiter.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great Mother’s Day Buffet. Stagecoach has a big following so we were a bit disappointed not to see the Strawberry Kiss or little hot water corn bread sticks air broth. These are a must. Your clientele is older and looks for these items. Good food at the buffet and the renovation is beautiful— the cocktails were wonderful and the Rose was a nice touch!!! Keep it up we need to bring Salado back to life!!!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We are so lucky to have such a great restaurant in our town to enjoy.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I have been dining at Stagecoach Inn since I was a child in the 1950's. It was always a special place for my parents and family, and has remained so for myself. I miss the quirkiness of the "old" Stagecoach Inn, such as the recited menu, but overall, its still a great place to dine.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Dissappinting menu. Prior hushpuppy recipe far superior to the 18?? version. Go back to original Stagecoach dining format if you care what customers want to experience when coming to your restaurant.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Old customer from several years ago. Renovations were nice, attractive. Could do without the "upscale" music. Not my idea of dinner music. Wife and I both ordered chicken fried steak. On the greasy side, and not crispy breading. Sides (mashed potatoes and green beans) were very good. Hush puppies different recipe but good. Strawberry Crisp still good. Wait staff was very cordial, attentive, and responsive. Not pushy. Pleasant dining experience but background music as previously stated would not be my first choice. Will try again.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Delightful historic setting. The wait staff was excellent and the food delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Loved the remodeled restaurant and creative menu. Will definitely return when in the area.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Wish them all the best !!

Really amazing renovation. Worth it

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The Stagecoach Inn has been a long time tradition in Salado and we are so delighted with everything the new owners have done to have a hint of the past but a beautifully updated restaurant. Service is great, food is fabulous, the bar area has a great vibe and fantastic drinks unique to the restaurant. It is a MUST for your next visit to Central Texas!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We love the Stagecoach and are thrilled she is coming back to life! The dining experience was great! Looking forward to going back..we've really missed our time in Salado since the Inn closed. We have a group that plans to come stay as soon as the rooms open up!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Birthday dinner

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Nice restaurant. A bit pricey for quality and quantity of food.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Thoroughly impressed with the new management. It’s tough to walk the line between tradition and innovation, but they’ve done well to both honor the traditions and come up with new flavors for cuisine at this historic institution. SCI been a favorite for years, and will continue to be a favorite for years to come. Highly recommend the Agave Old Fashioned.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a lovely meal. It's a little off the beaten path, in a very small town. I hope they have success.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My friend and I had a wonderful dining experience. It was my first time back since the remodel and new owners. There was enough of the old menu favorites combined with some delicious new options! Will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Nice setting, service was awesome, food was great, and value was appropriate.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The recent remodel of the historic Stagecoach Inn's restaurant is very impressive. They have a lovely bar area with bar seating or seating in a living room atmosphere. The dining rooms are modern and comfortable. The food and the service was very good. The hot pimento cheese appetizer was yummy. My salmon plate was delicious. I look forward to brunch on Sundays.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Enjoyed the new updated version of the Stagecoach inn. Very nice update. Menu was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Fantastic experience! Can’t wait to go back!!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Enjoyed the food! Recommended salad dressing be on the side..........
Most likely food will be taken home if get the four course meal.........
Go every year for lunch

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Very disappointing. We were placed in a dining area that had an odor suggestive of stale, cooked cabbage. The food was overpriced and mediocre, my roasted chicken tasted like it had been brined with an oversalted solution.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Ran out of chicken and drink ingredients at 7PM????? Overpriced and the food was bland. Our server was great though.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We enjoyed the meal. I was disappointed in the menu and the new look. Hadn't been there in more than 20 years. I liked the old family style and the old west decor.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We had never been to the Stagecoach so we went on Valentine's Day. It was OK, but not what we were hoping it would be. We both ordered the Surf & Turf and it was OK, but not fantastic. The check was over $120, and that's not too much to pay for a nice dinner. However, based on the food, the service, and the ambience, we felt like the check should've been more like $60. We would try it again, just not on a busy night like Valentines Day.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The staff and atmosphere are great. We were worried when the new owners took over, but they have done a fantastic job with everything!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Wine was excellent. Friend didn’t think the chicken fried steak was as good as last time.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

While in Texas traveled to Salado to eat at Stagecoach Inn. Food was excellent and enjoyed, drink, dinner and dessert. It was a rainy Sunday afternoon, so the not very busy. But the food and atmosphere is something I would travel to Texas to enjoy again.

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

3 of my friends and I ate dinner at the Stagecoach Inn on Friday night. Business was slow as it was a cloudy, gray weekend. The renovations to the dining room were very well done preserving the historic nature of the room but updating it for modern tastes and repairing safety issues, our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable but some of the food was disappointing. We started with the hush puppies (of course!) and although different than before, enjoyed them. I got the grilled pimiento cheese and enjoyed it. Two friends got the prime rib special and one got the chicken fried steak. Although they enjoyed their sides, their common comment after looking at each other "sawing away" was that the meat was "tough". The prime rib ladies got theirs served medium rare and said they didn't know if it was the meat itself or if the kitchen had tried to cook it too quickly or what, but that it was uncommonly "tough" for prime rib. The chicken fried steak lady had the same issue. There was debate about how to handle it. Finally they decided to mention it to the waiter, but not ask for it to be taken back. The feeling was if 3 beef dishes were all tough there was either a prep issue or a beef quality issue and nothing would be solved by asking for a replacement. So they mentioned to the server that their meat was "tough" and that he might want to pass that on to the kitchen, making it obvious they were not going to throw a fit, didn't blame him, but felt there was an issue. He apologized, said he would pass the message along, etc. The restaurant was almost empty. My past experience would have been that the manager on duty would have come to talk to the table, the one dessert that we all split would have been comped or some gesture made to acknowledge the fact that we had paid big $ for drinks, wine, appetizers, entrees and dessert and had not been satisfied with the meat quality. Nothing... if this was a typical meal, I doubt the "new" Stagecoach Inn restaurant will survive.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We were in a quiet room, which was great. Allison took very good care of us. Food was good. No complaints.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We enjoyed the update of the restaurant! Food and value was good; enjoyed the ambiance but would have preferred to sit in the room with the bar / fireplace. Loved the seared salmon and specialty margarita, as well as the Arugula and Strawberry Salad. We'll be back!

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

My wife and I have been going to the Stagecoach Inn for over 45 years. It has recently changed ownership. The food was mediocre, at best, and the prices were exorbitant for what you got. The ambience has changed, nice, but not like the "old Stagecoach Inn". Staples" of the menu include hushpuppies, which, in the past would be part of the meal and a basket would contain about 8-10 hushpuppies, but now a serving is only two, and the "strawberry kiss" dessert, which came with only 3 half strawberries and the sauce was atrocious. My prime rib was not a prime rib, but some cheaper cut of steak. My inlaws, who absolutely love the traditional Stagecoach Inn, are probably rolling over in their graves. My wife and I will NEVER, NEVER return.

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Our tab for 4 was $225.00. The service was great. The cocktails and appetizers were great. The food was average. I know one of the owners and am so disappointed for him.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Good to see the Stagecoach Inn restaurant open again with a fresh new appearance.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Enjoyed our dinner on Friday, very nice prime rib (although their cuts are a bit thin) and nice appetizers. We enjoyed the Pimento Cheese Queso and the Deviled Eggs. Cocktails are great! We plan to make the Stagecoach a regular dining spot!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

We were concerned about the service after reading other reviews, but we were seated promptly in a semi-private area and the waitress gave us immediate attention. She didn’t disappear after the drinks, coming back to give us the off menu special and suggest an appetizer. Only drawback was that the prime rib was a bit tough.

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2.0Dined on January 7, 2018

A number of years ago we experienced a wonderful meal of prime rib that was delicious and the steak was so tender you could cut it with your fork.
This time we selected a thin cut flank steak, the meat was seasoned well.... However even the medium cooked steak was very tough. Vegetables were good....waitress was pleasant , but the food was not something we want to repeat.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great atmosphere for a nice meal. Both the traditional 4-course and a la carte menus have something for virtually everyone, and their signature dishes and drinks did not disappoint.

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