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Jake and Dorothy's Cafe

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406 E Washington St, Stephenville, TX 76401-4356
+1 254-965-5211
05:30 - 02:00
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Thu - Fri 05:30 - 02:00
Sat - Wed 05:30 - 00:00
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Mansfield, TX.
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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. ALL the seafood was pre-battered, right out of a bag and deep fried. Pass on... More 

Thank marky78729
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A trip to Jake and Dorothy's will take you back to those simpler times. Order from the menu and you can still customize it your way (want jalapenos with pancakes, why the hell not?). Friendly waitress that knows your name (if you are Hon), hot coffee and great plate lunches. No frills just a good place for good food at... More 

Thank Carter G
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we went for the dollar burger night everyone says its the best it honestly tasted like dog food was not impressed at all

Thank robert c
Hico, Texas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food like your Grandmother would make for lunch after church. Chicken fried steak and waffle fries homemade. This place now is smoke free which is wonderful. I have eaten there probably 100 times over the years. It's so much better not having to smell someone's cigarette smoke. A must try place even better now that its smoke free.

Thank LWH8425
Granbury, Texas
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Passing through Stephenville and stopped for lunch. Cafe is right off the square. Very nice people, good service, clean. Got food pretty quickly. The lettuce was old in the salad. Food was good. Waffles fries did not look appetizing but were very good. Burger very plain, no seasoning. CFS good, took up whole plate. CFC even better but smaller. They... More 

Thank Brandie B
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I have been going here since I was a kid. The combo is Chicken Fried Steak a la carte with waffle fries. I wouldn't very too much from this but this is what they are known for. The Chicken Fried Steak is nice and tender, has a good flavor with their gravy. I have heard that Jake has a special... More 

Thank Jerod M
Stephenville, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I've been in here several times with my family and we are always treated great. I wish the food was as consistent as the service. not that the food ever terrible i just find some days the food is better then others. I suggest the cfs its amazing. a little pricey but very good.

Thank 2LChef_life2Q
Fort Worth
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We were passing through town, and decided to try lunch here. I ordered the chicken fried steak, my coworker ordered the grilled ham and cheese sandwich. I asked if they took Amex, and found out they only take cash or checks (checks, seriously?). Glad we asked! Shortly thereafter the waitress came back and said the cook told her I couldn't... More 

Thank Whitewolf7
Dublin Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Best Chicken fried steak in central Texas. Very cheap and good lunch prices. Has been around a long long time and everyone should go

Thank L Kent
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Good food. Good service. Reasonable prices. I look forward to going back again when I go back to Stephenville next year.

Thank debbie s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?