My love for Chip and Joanna Gaines is well documented on this blog here, here, here and here. After being open for a few months, I finally had the chance to try out their new restaurant in Waco, Texas, Magnolia Table.
I took my parents there a few weeks ago but the wait time was 3 hours and we promptly left. This time on my latest visit to see the folks, I told my parents I was getting up super early to be there soon after the restaurant opened. They both said they were going too so we got up early and hit the road by 6am to be there by 7. The parking lot was full when we got there so I knew we’d have a wait. However, once we put our names on the list they said it would be about a :30 minute wait. We ended up waiting probably 5 minutes before being seated.
When you walk into this restaurant, you can see Joanna in every bit of the decor. It is simple, tasteful and oh so pretty.
The light fixtures and signs on the floor were my favorite. Those pouches Chip had installed to have people put their phones in just is not working. Every person I saw had their phones out to document it all, including me. But with such a Joanna centric design, how could you not want to take pictures.
We started off with the lavender donut holes and oh em gee these were delicious. The citrus taste just pops in your mouth.
My parents split the Pancake breakfast. Even splitting it there was more than enough food for each of them. I had the French Toast breakfast and had to share it as well. The food was all solid and a typical American breakfast that you would love to have every weekend at your favorite diner.
The strawberry butter was so tasty and paired well with the biscuits. The biscuits would have been perfect if they were a little heftier to hold the butter better. As they were, the biscuits kept falling apart on me but that didn’t stop me from enjoying them!
The tater tots were something I was so looking forward to but I just was not a fan. There just wasn’t much flavor and it was like a gooey bite in my mouth. Maybe too much of a good thing?
The bacon was sublime and had the perfect peppery bite. I could have eaten a pound of that bacon and been happy. The eggs were cooked perfectly and the runny egg yolk was giving me life. I used my biscuit bits to sop it all up.
I loved that they also have their unbelievably scrumptious Silos Baking Co. cupcakes on the menu. I grabbed some to take home to share with family who didn’t get to go with us.
We got there at the perfect time. Once we left, we went by the waiting area that is set up outside and it was packed. The atmosphere was jolly and people were enjoying the décor and scenery. They also have a gift shop area that has a wide selection of kitchen and home products but we didn’t have time this trip to go see it all. When I take my niece there this summer, we will make time for shopping!
Overall everything was delightful and worth the trip. I’ll be back because I want to try that Gaines Brother Hamburger.