We had a lovely meal. It's a little off the beaten path, in a very small town. I hope they have success.
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!
Nice setting, service was awesome, food was great, and value was appropriate.
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.
Enjoyed the new updated version of the Stagecoach inn. Very nice update. Menu was excellent.
Fantastic experience! Can’t wait to go back!!
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
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.
Ran out of chicken and drink ingredients at 7PM????? Overpriced and the food was bland. Our server was great though.
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.
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.
The staff and atmosphere are great. We were worried when the new owners took over, but they have done a fantastic job with everything!
Wine was excellent. Friend didn’t think the chicken fried steak was as good as last time.
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.
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.
We were in a quiet room, which was great. Allison took very good care of us. Food was good. No complaints.
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!
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.
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.
Good to see the Stagecoach Inn restaurant open again with a fresh new appearance.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Great brunch! Can’t wait to come back for dinner! You might consider putting the French 75 on the brunch menu.
We celebrated our anniversary at the Stagecoach. We ordered from the ala cart menu. It was delicious!!! Our waitress was excellent!
The food was very good. We all got the prime rib and it was cooked perfectly. I always loved their tomato aspic and would have loved a larger piece like they use to serve but it was excellent. Our waiter was great. The new decor and rooms were lovely. A very pleasant experience. We will return again.
Had noticed reviews have been mixed but we had a great lunch there. Food service excellent. And the old place has been redone tastfully and looks good. We will be abck.
There were plenty of selections for food choices. The presentation of the food was good. The food was delicious.
The ambience at the Stagecoach Inn is terrific. The redesign of the space was well-considered and executed with care. The owners/managers display true dedication to the restaurant and its history and are to be commended for undertaking a redesign and reconceptualization of a restaurant that many guests will have experienced for many years, some up to 70 years of patronage.
The choice to bring in a classically trained chef to produce the recipes and execute the production of dishes is good in theory but fails in practice. If the menu had been elevated to include dishes that reflect expectations for classically prepared dishes, the menu might work well and would fill a gap in top-level dining availability in Salado. But the existing menu includes cafe dishes like chicken fried steak with gravy, green beans, grits, and black-eyed peas. The chef has compromised her/his training to produce food that is not classic, but also compromised the food that's produced. The chicken fried steak included cumin in the batter and the green beans were seasoned with sage--the turkey dressing, on the other hand, had no sage seasoning expected with turkey and dressing. Mixing up the spices from one dish to another isn't "creative" enough to elevate cafe-style Texas dishes to fine dining and a French rue is not the same as chicken fried steak gravy. Guests who expect true Texas flavors leave the restaurant wishing for a chicken-fried steak dinner with mashed potatoes and green beans at Johnny's (barbecue diner), down the road, where the food is executed in classic diner style.
Either the chef should be allowed to create a menu that is not restricted by the need to produce "Texas country cooking," or she/he should be replaced with a solid Texas cook who knows how to produce the food currently on the menu. I'd love to see the chef given reign to create a solid non-Texas style menu and provide Salado with an option for elevated dining.
They were out of what we all 3 ordered, took over 10 minutes to come tell us that. Meat was VERY salty and NOT cooked as we requested, we had to send two plates back. Also, one of us is gluten free and they did not accommodate that on the plate. But when it came back the 2nd time it was correct. The meat was tender. We were seated under a flickering light, it became annoying quickly. Hard to read our menus then bright light, off & on all evening. We were all 3 cold. 8' from a window, sure glad we were not seated by the window. The place is LOUD even tho not even 1/4 full that evening. The salad was great. The "mashed" potatoes had such huge chunks in them you had to use a knife to cut them. Doubt we will go back again at that price point. The bathroom area was also unpleasantly cold.
We've dined at the Stagecoach Inn since our honeymoon 41 years ago. We've always enjoyed the ambiance, old fashioned good service, and comfort food. We were a little discouraged with the previous reviews, but opted to make our own decision.....I'm so thankful we did.
The service was wonderful, the food was delicious, and ambiance just as I remembered with a modern touch. The noise, well, it was a Sunday and families were sharing and people were communicating so we expected that. The salmon was cooked to perfection for my strawberry arugula salad and my husband's turkey and dressing were delicious. Price was acceptable for a special meal. However, my biggest concern was the trademark strawberry kiss.
It did not disappoint. While the meranque wasn't as light as I remember, the taste, the toppings, and the addition of strawberry kiss candies was perfect and again, it was the taste I remembered with an updated twist. While the Inn isn't the same as it was, it's stepped into the future with style and charm and I was pleased and would recommend giving it a try and make your own choice. We were not disappointed and we will be back.
Love all of the updates and new menu. Food was great
We use to come here. You received more food before and you didn't have to pay extra for the cornbread. Prices went crazy for what you get.
Very nice historic place, I was here 49 years ago.....of course, many changes since then However we did enjoy our visit here
We highly recommend the newly renovated Stagecoach Inn. The food was delicious as were our cocktails. They’ve maintained the cozy ambiance of the historic inn but the renovation and updated furnishings are beautiful. Can’t wait to return!
Saturday brunch menu was eclectic. I'm hoping to try the pre set dinner course next year when I visit again.
We had 7:30 reservations on a Friday, during the Salado Stroll. The place was not filled to capacity, but they were clearly understaffed. They moved us to a different area, when we showed up with extra folks, which was helpful. After that, everything went downhill. Our server introduced himself to us, then was AWOL for about 15 minutes. He then took our drink orders, which were not especially detailed (like coffee), and said he would be back. At 8:15, 45 minutes after we were seated, he came back to get our meal orders. Our drink orders arrived at 8:30, almost an hour after we ordered them. We received our first course at about 8:45. I ordered prime rib. That was delivered around 9:15 p.m. It had been sliced at least 30 minutes before it was served, and set aside. By the time we received it, it was dried out and barely warm to the touch. Portions were good, and dessert was fine, but the basic meal was below par. We left shortly after finishing our meal, and it was almost 10:00. 2.5 hours is not reasonable for the service and food quality we experienced.
Friday and Saturday Prime Rib was the special. We were there Saturday at 8pm, they were out of Prime Rib, my husband wanted salad with Ranch Dressing they were out. Our friend ordered the BBQ Chicken, I asked him how he liked it, he said on the verge of being raw (I would have sent it back). We were not impressed. Oh, there were four of us and they added in tip, my friend did not realize this and added in another 20 percent tip. We have been there a total of three times over the past 20 years. We will not go back and really cannot recommend this to any of our friends.
The burger was fantastic however too much season salt on the fries. Toasted cheese sandwich didn't have hardly any cheese on it and we sent it back. It was pathetic.