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Magnolia Table

They had me at Butter Sampler.

When planning a trip to Magnolia Table, it is best to call at least three weeks ahead to make a reservation. If you are like me and do not realize that fact until the night before, do not fret. My daughter and I hopped in line at 8 A.M. and only had an hour wait. We visited in June 2021, and it was HOT! We took our buzzer to the air-conditioned car and waited for our turn to be seated.

First, let me say the building, landscaping, and decor are beautiful. Joanna Gaine's style cascades from every arbor and embellishment. It seemed as if we had stepped into a live episode reveal of Fixer Upper.

A covered seating area outside offered rest and shade for those waiting to be seated. Because many were visiting from out-of-town, there was an excited buzz in the air.

We visited during breakfast. You can view the menu ahead of time here. To my delight, they offered a butter sampler with gluten-free bread. If you are gluten-free, you know how exciting this is. Our sampler had honey, strawberry, and chive butter but in the Fall, they offer a pumpkin option.

Butter Sampler

The Meal

The options sounded amazing. I ordered the Table Salad with Grilled Chicken. I wanted more, but after that butter sampler, I figured I had better eat my veggies. My daughter ordered the French Toast Crunch (made with gluten-free bread), which was crusted with housemade caramel cornflakes with fresh whipped cream and strawberries. I was a bit jealous. Both dishes were full of flavor and delicious. Both meals ranged from $11 - $12, definitely not a budget-buster.

Table Salad with Grilled Chicken.

French Toast Crunch Photo courtesy of

The staff was friendly, and the service was impeccable. The decor was simple, light, and inviting. Little touches, such as a carafe of water and heavy paper napkins which read, "Magnolia Table," added to the modern country kitchen charm.

We would eat here again when visiting Waco or just passing through. It is well worth adding to your itinerary.

Before you leave, there is an attached store called, Take Away Market, which offers many options from mugs to aprons, to coffee, to on-the-go food. We made a quick stop here before leaving Waco a few days later.

Please keep an eye out for more on our mother/daughter Waco trip, where we visited Magnolia at the Silos, The Dallas Zoo, The Waco Mammoth National Monument, and other area attractions and restaurants.


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