Chip and Joanna Gaines Open a Restaurant in Waco, Texas—and The Menu Looks Delicious

Updated: Mar. 15, 2024

Road trip to Waco, anyone?

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Chip and Joanna Gaines have done it again! This power couple, known for their show Fixer Upper, has created quite the empire over in Waco, Texas. Magnolia Market is a shop and online store, designed and lead by Joanna Gaines herself. She is also in the middle of writing a cookbook, and as if that weren’t enough, the Gaines just opened up their first restaurant: Magnolia Table.

On Monday, Feb. 26, Magnolia Table opened up for business in Waco, Texas. After a quick glance at the hashtag #magnoliatable on Instagram, it’s obvious that Joanna’s creative design has touched every inch of the new restaurant. The tables are made with a warm-colored wood, lots of greenery, with lots of bright natural lighting that will make you want to stay for hours on end. Which is exactly what they want you to do, given that the restaurant’s motto is “where everyone has a seat at the table.”

Yes the restaurant is beautiful, but it’s the food that has us wanting to road trip over to Waco immediately. Magnolia Table’s current menu is for spring 2018, which means that it will probably switch up based on the produce of the season. On Magnolia Table’s website, it says that the produce is actually grown at Joanna’s personal farm, and the eggs come from their farm chickens as well. The menu caters to people of all different types of diets, including options for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free folks, and even a kid’s menu.

Since breakfast is served all day, you could start your meal with a delicious fresh juice made with seasonal produce. The Fresh Face juice sounds particularly delicious, made with pomegranate, apple, lemon and watermelon. Or try four fresh juices with their juice flight!

If juice isn’t your thing, you’ll probably want to give the lemonade a try instead. Magnolia Table actually works with local vendors to bring a few staples to the menu, including the freshly squeezed lemonade. You can either get original, strawberry or peach.

Once you decided on a drink, it’s time to make the hardest decision of all: What to have for your meal. Every single food item looks absolutely divine on Magnolia Table’s menu, starting with Jo’s buttermilk biscuits with strawberry butter and ending with Chip’s croissant ham sandwich and topped with two scrambled eggs. Oh, and with Tater Tots. But we honestly wish the tots could be swapped with those Lemon Lavender Donut Holes instead. Seriously—yum!

Along with the usual breakfast staples like Skillet Porridge Oatmeal, Farm Eggs Benedict, Pancake Breakfast and French Toast, we couldn’t help but laugh at noticing some of Joanna’s particularly favorite foods on the menu. There’s a 1919 Pimento Cheese Sandwich served on griddled sourdough, which we know is one of the foods Joanna craves during her pregnancy. There’s also those freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and deviled eggs served with brown sugar and peppered bacon strips—which are also two of the other foods Joanna craves. According to a recent Instagram post of hers, those chocolate chip cookies will actually be in the Magnolia Table cookbook, which is expected to be on shelves by April 24, 2018.

After stuffing your face with all of this delicious food, make sure to save some room for the pie of the day! At Magnolia Table, just ask the server for the day’s pie selection and get a delectable piece of pie for $5.50.

Can’t make a trip to Magnolia Table quite yet? Why not bring some of those delicious recipes right to your table! Try this Southern Pimento Cheese Spread that’s great with chips or crackers, Aunt Frances’ Lemonade, and for something sweet, how about these Apple Cider Doughnuts or Big & Buttery Chocolate Chip Cookies?