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Jake and Dorothy's Cafe

406 E Washington St, Stephenville, TX 76401-4356
+1 254-965-5211
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“waffle fries” (30 reviews)
“pie” (12 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
406 E Washington St, Stephenville, TX 76401-4356
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love dollar burger night on Tuesday nights-from 5:30 till closing I believe. We love it. They raise their own beef! They are really great burgers! And Jake & Dot's are famous for their chicken fried steaks. You need to try this place. I love...More

Thank Poopie757
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Had friends from Pennsylvania and from Australia in for the week and had to show off this quaint place. Had a great lunch although the waffle fries which are usually spectacular were. Bit limp n greasy this time

Thank Globalcat15
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Went to Jakes for a girls' lunch today. Ordered a burger and half an order of onion rings to split with my girlfriend. The waitress came out with the burger already cut in half and put on two plates. The burgers are great - no...More

1  Thank Carla T
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Friends we were with said it was great. Maybe at one time. I had chicken fried steak and it was very large but only average in taste. Took home coconut pie and it was above average but not great.

Thank Robben T
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We always like to try diners in towns we are visiting. Sure glad we tried this one! We had Burgers & shared the waffle fries. The Burgers were home made & delicious! The waffle fries were thin but very good & not greasy. I ordered...More

1  Thank Shtrbug1
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My husband and I used to eat at Jake and Dorothy's after he played a football game for Tarleton 43 years ago. He passed away not too long ago so I went to Stephenville to reflect. I had to eat what my memory served me...More

1  Thank Jacque D
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We went to the cafe on a visit to the local college, because the restaurant had been featured in the cover of Texas Monthly. We had an extremely pleasant and efficient waitress. We tried the chicken fried steak, which seems to be their specialty. The...More

2  Thank momdadkidsTexas
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I'm a regular at Jake and Dorothy's and have been for over 5O years. I have my favorites that they do really well; chicken fry, onion rings, waffle fries, shrimp, fried oysters, and burgers. Tonight I had the fried shrimp and a baked potato. Both...More

Thank Carla T
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We heard good things about this place and tried it out to see if the Chicken Fried Steak was up to its large reputation as one of the best in the state...the meat and breading were done just right. We also had the hamburger steak...More

1  Thank Travis D
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Quant little out of the way diner that has been there for almost 70 years. I had the seafood platter. 2 pieces of cod, 4 oysters, and 4 shrimp with the homemade waffle fries and some toast. The fries were not done, soggy and greasy....More

Thank marky78729
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:30 - 00:00
05:30 - 00:00
05:30 - 00:00
05:30 - 00:00
05:30 - 02:00
05:30 - 02:00
05:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 E Washington St, Stephenville, TX 76401-4356
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Stephenville
  • Phone Number: +1 254-965-5211
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