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Stillwater Inn

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203 E Broadway St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1715
+1 903-665-8415
17:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Jefferson, Texas
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

Bill is a Chef among Chefs. I always love the duck and the stuffed portabella mushroom appetizer is to die for. There is a reason that they have been in business for over 30 years!!! Must dine here when in Jefferson. Make Reservations.

2 Thank MIchael4925
Grapevine, Texas
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

If you want an upscale fantastic dinner this is the place to come. We have eaten here several time on our trips to Jefferson and have never been disappointed. Everything on the menu is excellent. Make a reservation you won't be disappointed.

2 Thank 105Sad
Livingston, Texas
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111 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

We celebrated our anniversary here upon the advice of our B&B Hostess! Like everything else Shirley Counseled us upon .... RIGHT ON TARGET! The Shrimp Scampi and Pork Tenderloin were both delicious and well presented! I would go back for the spinach/leak soup! No! REALLY! I could eat a half gallon of that delicious nectar!!! Our Server was adept, adroit... More 

3 Thank Elpistolero
Monroe, Louisiana
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2014

This is a very pleasant surprise in Jefferson. An absolute first class restaurant in an older 1890's restored Victorian home. The entrees are extensive and are prepared in the finest tradition. This restaurant has been featured in Texas Monthly as one of the best restaurants in small towns in Texas. It certainly is one of the best anywhere in East... More 

1 Thank grog426
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

I'm going to keep this short, everything was magnificent. The service, the food, the atmosphere. If you are looking for fine dining in Jefferson this is it.

1 Thank Fuzzywuzzy99
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

We have traveled the world and dined in phenomenal restaurants. Our dinner at Stillwater Inn was truly one of the best we have experienced! The owner-chef prepared a masterpiece meal of tender succulent meat and fish, side dishes spiced with an expert's touch, and homemade bread and churned butter. The ambiance is relaxed elegance in a 19th century house, the... More 

2 Thank Linda M
Tyler, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

While staying in Jefferson, we chose this little place to have supper. It was close to where we were staying-walking distance in fact. The ambiance was charming. It had an old house feel to it which I loved. The food was delicious and delivered with impeccable service and timing. Overall, a lovely place.

2 Thank Grace W
Texarkana, TX
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

We arrived for a late dinner around 8:00 PM. We were greeted at the door with a genuine "Glad you're here" attitude. My husband had a delicious tenderloin and I had the pecan crusted trout. Both meals were delicious as was the homemade bread straight out of the oven. The atmosphere was quaint and we enjoyed great service. We will... More 

1 Thank travelingteacher62
Kerrville, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

My wife and I went to the Stillwater Inn because our friends insisted it was the best restaurant in Jefferson. If so, the restaurant scene in Jefferson is in deep trouble. It was overpriced, the wait staff was eager but untrained, the food was mediocre. My salad was mixed greens with a chunk of lukewarm goat cheese on top, but... More 

Thank Jim M
AggieLonghornDad, Owner at Stillwater Inn, responded to this review

Deeply regret the poor wine service you received. Certainly we train our staff better than what you described. Your friends who accompanied you seemed to leave well pleased. Sorry that your first experience at the Stillwater Inn was such a disappointment. The lightly breaded goat cheese preparation is very popular with many costomers.Please feel to ask for a more familiar... More 

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sadly we were one of only two couples rattling around in this big old restaurant the night we ate there. The steaks were very good and I should imagine this would be great with a buzzy crowd in. Not cheap, but the quality was there and there are fairly slim pickings in Jefferson.

1 Thank CB_away
AggieLonghornDad, Owner at Stillwater Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. I am glad that you were pleased with your dinner. I realize that part of the fun in going out for dinner is the element of theater. I believe the evening you came was the night before New Years Eve, which may have been part of the reason for the quiet evening.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 42
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 E Broadway St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1715
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Jefferson
  • Phone Number: +1 903-665-8415
Located in a 1890's home. White tablecloths and silverplate flatware. Menu changes seasonally with daily specials. Chef owned, since 1984.

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