Stagecoach Inn

4.4
112 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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  • Sunday Lunch
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
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We loved Sunday brunch here. It’s such a cute place with a cool history. Do not miss the fantastic house-cured bacon!

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Fabulous dinner. Alex was awesome.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The building is new and done very well. The signage is not complete so finding the right door and building was a little confusing. Our food was fine not great. Our server forgot our drink order. Hostess was friendly.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Wife and I are very picky especially when were paying premium prices. The salads, prime rib and chess pie were excellent. We'll go back again again to check for consistency - which been a problem in the past.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Nice meal. We had a reservation, and were on time, but we were seated right next to the kitchen entrance when the restaurant was almost empty. Not sure why. The turkey was great, the black-eyed peas under-done (aka crunchy), the green beans lovely. The biscuits and sausage and the bacon were decadent. Our server was polite and informative and mostly attentive -- not sure how the service would be if the restaurant was truly busy. Lovely ambiance.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

The service was excellant and the food was outstanding. Capable of seating couples to large parties. Definitely a central Texas gem.

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

A year ago the food was fantastic. I have been back 5-7 times since and it's been a slow plunge into the weeds. Is there no chef around All the time to check what leaves the kitchen? I hope Stagecoach gets its act together before Inn reopens or there will be no reason to stay. Good luck!

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We drove from Dallas for Sunday brunch. I made reservations in advance and we were the second group in the door. We were seated at the two top in the hallway area which was not too appealing. We did ask to be moved because the air was too cold. The MOD (I believe) had seated us. He seemed put out by our request and said - you’ll have to sit at a small table if I move you. I told him we were already at a small table and that wasn’t the problem. We then ordered apps - the hush puppies and the bacon. Both were delicious.
My husband ordered the poached egg over the bacon grits. He asked our server Matt to request that the yolk was runny. When our food was delivered the egg white was runny & underdone. He asked Matt to have it redone. From that point we did not see Matt again until he brought our check. We waited almost 20 minutes before the dish came back to the table. The grits were cold and you could see the indentation where the previous egg had been removed. The dish had sat out till the egg was redone, so it was cold and dried out. The dish had been brought to the table by the runner and when my husband pointed out the overdone egg, she said all she did was bring food out and there was nothing she could do. At this point we were able to get the attention of the MOD. My husband explained the problem, and he asked if he could get him something else. My husband asked for the 2 egg breakfast which was listed as 2 eggs, bacon, potatoes and toast. In short order, the runner brought him a side of scrambled eggs and a side of bacon. My husband told her he had asked for the breakfast and she said the manager had asked the kitchen to prepare the 2 sides. WE WERE DONE! Matt had never come back to check on us during the entire time. The manager did comp my husband’s meal but that did not compensate for the poor service or for the fact that we weren’t able to eat our meal together. We have frequented the Stagecoach in the past but likely won’t again.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

I’m my opinion it has been beautifully remodeled. The best of the old juxtaposed with classy new.
You wld think Joanna Gaines had gotten ahold of it. Almost. Strawberry kiss was wonderfully remastered. Just be opened to modernization and you will love it. When I took my mom to visits it recently after not seeing it for years she loved it but the group room should have doors to shut to keep the noise down. Kids were running and I saw a couple leave because of it. Not good when simple doors cld remedy.
-My favorite is the arugula and strawberry 🥗 slalad add shrimp. Chicken fried steak as good as ever
-The peach cobbler in a tiny cauldron was heaven with a cinnamony oatmeal crunchy topping and don’t let it fool u. It looked small but it went on forever.
- Shld change back to the chicken broth with hush puppy sticks. Everyone around me was saying the same thing. Bring them back.!! A tiny thing can make old faithful customers feel wanted. Young and old.
-And look at this killer brownie. We cldnt finish it all. Wonderful.
-And nice for just coffee and dessert with wonderful cozy little nooks to sit at.

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Food was great for the most part. Green beans not to our liking. Menu a bit confusing took some reading. Good service helped to understand the menu. Ate there the day the old facility closed. Miss the over all old facility. Felt warm and welcoming. But time moves on and we shall get use to the new.
From what was explained to us in time the entire complex is going to be great.

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We drove from Austin to Salado for Fathers Day. When we arrived at 12noon, our reservation time we were
Told our table would be ready in 10 minutes. Fifteen minutes later we approached the hostess and asked about our reservation. There were multiple tables available when we were seated. Our waiter was attentive
And did a good job but we were disappointed that you were out of several menu items because of the crowd that visited the previous day. Our food was a disappointment - the potatoes were cold.
We had hoped to order the 5 course meal but we were told that you are not currently serving it. Considering it was a holiday we would have assumed that you would have stocked up On your menu items.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Laid back and high quality; vintage Texas class. The only challenge, and it is temporary, the resteraunt address is shared with the Inn which has significant construction and renovation with blocking fences, that can let GPS-only navigation trap you in. Insure you are approaching ON Main Street itself - not entering the complex from highway side. Won't matter when construction is done in a few months... So go to this superb venue, service, and food.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The food was good BUT not nearly as good as it used to be under previous owners. They changed the Tomato Aspic recipe, less tomato and short on capers. My wife had half sandwich and salad. I had a burger with fruit. No drinks. Tab was $40 for lunch!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My husband and I went for dinner and we were very impressed with the food and service. Great memories made here.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I am so happy that the Stagecoach Inn restaurant is open, again, and I was not disappointed in the new iteration. The restaurant has been refurbished, with a rustic Texas look, and they have retained many of the favorite menu items albeit with a contemporary twist. The pork chop served with black eyed peas and kale was outstanding as was the chicken fried steak. The strawberry kiss is still on the menu, and the chess pie was outstanding. I will definitely return when I am in the area.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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 on May 19, 2018

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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