Just south of Dallas, Waxahachie is known for its charming downtown square, Victorian and gingerbread homes, and some great antiquing. The south side of the square has been recently redeveloped and now features even more retail gems.
Where to Stay
There are quite a few options for places to stay in Waxahachie, but we recommend the renovated Hampton Inn and Suites, with all the amenities of home. Located right off the highway, it’s easy to get to before and after you shop.
Make Waxahachie seem more like home by staying at a bed and breakfast. Wake up to warm muffins, sizzling bacon and fresh toast at The English Merchant’s Inn Bed and Breakfast. This historic mansion was built in 1916 with an unbelievable story about an English cotton merchant and his bride who built the house. Find out more when you stay, and be entertained by the history of Waxahachie.
Where to Shop
Multitudes is a forward-thinking shop that is always prepared with the most adorable tees. They have a free-spirited Texan style about them that we love.
Located in historic downtown Waxahachie, Old Town Village Antiques is a store that will take you back in time. It has something for both the older and younger generations as it provides vintage and retro pieces.
Clean, classy and cute, Texas Pearls and Co. has it all. You’re going to want to stop and shop here for your home décor and custom painting projects. They will truly make you “re-love” the space you live in.
The Dove’s Nest is a one-of-a-kind store. Along with a delicious home-style restaurant, The Dove’s Nest offers gifts, antiques, old rugs and many other treasures to add to your home.
Whether you brought the kiddos or not, you have to check out Firehouse Clothing! Located on the Historic Downtown Waxahachie square, this shop has some of our top picks for kids’ and ladies’ clothing and accessories.
Did someone say furniture and jewelry? The Studio has a unique mix of both. Fall in love with their turquoise jewelry, home décor, rustic furniture and outdoor yard art! Your house is in good hands when you decide to beautify it with pieces from this shop.
For all you art fans, Ellis County Art Association has opened a shop on the Downtown Square for you to pick up the perfect work of art for you mantle. If you already have the perfect home décor, then check out one of their many art classes to impress your loved ones when you return home.
Where to Eat
If you’re craving a good old-fashioned burger, Pop’s Burger Stand is the best place to grab a meal. Their onion rings and cheeseburgers are to die for! It’s truly hard to find something you wouldn’t love here. No matter what day it is, this little burger joint is packed with locals…and that’s a glowing recommendation in and of itself.
Atkins seafood is one of Waxahachie’s little hidden gems. If at first you’re hesitant, let us assure you that everything at this restaurant is freshly prepared and the lobster rolls are something you don’t want to miss out on. It has a lot of fresh healthy choices if you are looking for them, too. Now go and enjoy!
Farm Luck Soda Fountain & Dry Goods is the perfect place to take a break while shopping on the square. This old-time soda fountain will take you back to simpler times when boy and girls would sit on bar-stools sharing milkshakes and waiting in line for the jukebox.
What to Do
Webb Gallery has mysterious, unusual and truly striking photos, tramp art, costumes, books and more. It’s really a sight to behold. Webb Gallery is housed in a 10,000 square foot building just off the square and is open Saturdays and Sundays 1—5pm. If you’re in town, check it out!