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Dallas, TX Restaurant Guide

If everything’s bigger in Texas, everything’s better in Dallas – specifically, the food.  As one of the fastest growing cities in the country over the past twenty years, Dallas has seen a huge influx of new communities and new cuisine.  But they’re also still the home to Texas staples that everyone knows and loves.  With great weather year round, vibrant neighborhoods and diverse cuisine, Dallas is your next dining destination!

Let’s start with the staples – BBQ in Texas is second to none.  In fact Texas leads the nation in total BBQ places, with over 2200 throughout the state.  Dallas itself has dozens of delicious options, focused on both Texas style BBQ and other flavors from around the country.  In addition to BBQ, Texas has a great tradition around Kolaches.  Kolaches are Czech pastries filled with savory and sweet fillings.  As Czech immigrants came to the rural parts of the state in the late 1800’s, they created the Texas Czech Belt, and a new regional, culinary tradition.  We cover the best Kolaches you can find in Dallas here.  

Of course, we can’t talk Dallas without talking Tex Mex.  This uniquely American culinary tradition comes from Mexican and Spanish cultures coming together in the creation of Mexico, then Texas’ annexation from Mexico to the United States, which introduced new spices and foods that were more readily available in the new economic powerhouse.  Tex Mex staples like beef and cheddar, cumin, wheat tortillas and more were integrated to existing Mexican recipes to make the cuisine Americans know and love.  We cover the best Tex Mex in Dallas – along with the best Mexican food and tacos – all in our Dallas coverage.

Baldo’s Ice Cream & Coffee
Howdy Homemade Ice Cream
Cauldron Ice Cream
Botolino Gelato Artigianale
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Pure Milk and Honey
Pokey O’s Cookies & Ice Cream
Parlor’s Ice Creams
Royal 38
The Porch
XOXO Dining Room
RH Rooftop Restaurant Dallas
Tulum
Yardbird Table and Bar
Sixty Vines
Drake’s
Pepe's & Mito's Mexican Cafe
Cidercade
The Gallery Lounge
XOXO Dining Room
The Dinner Detective
Punch Bowl Social
Magic Time Machine
Goji Café
Loving Hut
Nature’s Plate
Spiral
V Eats
Vegan Food House
Tiki Loco
Cosmic Café
Reverie Bakeshop
D'Vegan
Kalachandji's
El Palote Panadería
Mumbai Grill
India Palace
Vindu
Hyderabadi Biryani and BBQ
Kalachandji’s
Urban Tadka
Rise No.1
St. Martin's Wine Bistro
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
The Mansion Restaurant
Nick & Sam's
Perry's Steakhouse and Grille
Kenny's Wood Fired Grill
Avanti Restaurant
Mesomaya
Mi Cocina
Blue Mesa Grill
Cantina Laredo
Mami Coco
La Popular Tamale House
Cuquita’s Restaurant
La Calle Doce
El Pueblo
Chimy’s
Gonzalez Restaurant
El Ranchito
Eno’s Pizza Tavern
Pie Tap Pizza Workshop
Yonker’s Pizza
Fireside Pies
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
Pizza Leila
Bellatrino Pizzeria
Campisi’s Restaurant
CutiePies Pizza and Bar
Fuel City
Mami coco
Public taco
Velvet tacos
Resident taqueria
Milagro taco catina
Chilango tacos
Revolver Taco Lounge
El come tacos
Frida’s tacos
Tacos mariachi
TJ's Seafood Market
True Food Kitchen
Dive Coastal Cuisine
Unleavened Fresh Kitchen
Flower Child
Nature's Plate
HG Sply Co
Union Bear Brewing Company
Celestial Beerworks
Oak Cliff Brewing Co
Peticolas Brewing Company
Trinity Cider
White Rock Alehouse & Brewery
Project Texas Ale
Outfit Brewing
Vector Brewing Company
Yolk
Meddlesome Moth
Dream Café
Bread Winners
Blue Mesa Grill
Toulouse Cafe and Bar
Henry’s Majestic
Street’s Fine Chicken
The Rustic 
Ida Claire
Roy G's
Pie Tap Pizza Workshop & Bar
Mercat Bistro
Whisk Crepes Cafe
Hero
Potpourri Boulangerie
Kessler Baking Studio Bishop Arts
Cake Bar
Empire Baking Company
Cindi's NY Deli & Restaurant
Village Baking Co. Boulangerie
Carte Blanche
Unrefined Bakery
Si Tapas
Uchi
Trulucks
Gemma
Fearing’s Restaurant
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
S&D Oyster Company
Moxie's
The Rustic
Malai Kitchen
Fadi's
Eatzi's
Avalanche Dessert Lounge, Mckinney
Sweet Daze in Richardson
Bisous Patisserie, Uptown
Glazed Donut Works found in Deep Ellum
La Duni Latin Kitchen and Coffee Studio in Northpark
Chocolate Secrets, Oak Lawn
Whisk Crepes Café, Oak Cliff
Society Bakery, Greenville Avenue
Beard Papa's in Frisco
Press Wafflew Co, Plano
Blu’s Barbeque & BBQ Catering
Smokey Johns BBQ
Pecan Lodge
Off the Bone Barbeque
Slow Bone Barbeque
Bass Bros. BBQ & Blues
Ferris Wheelers Backyard BBQ
Cattleack BBQ
Heim Barbeque and Catering
Blue Mesa Grill
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
Pappasito's Cantina
Texas Land & Cattle
Babe’s Chicken Dinner House
Mariano's Hacienda Arlington
Tailgate Tavern
Mellow Mushroom
Marquez Bakery & Tortilla Factory
Jimmy's Food Store
Cafe 43
Rodeo Goat
Velvet Taco
The Maple Leaf Diner
Unleavened Fresh Kitchen
Invasion
In-N-Out
Happiest Hour (Harwood District)
HG Sply Co (Lower Greenville)
Monarch (downtown)
SER Steak & Spirits (Design District)
Sundown at Granada (Lower Greenville)
Upside (West Village)
The Woolworth (downtown)
Cindi’s N.Y. Deli
Pecan Lodge
Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie
Las Almas Rotas
Papas Bros
BuzzBrews
Leila Bakery and Café
Hook Line & Sinker
AllGood Café
Restoration Hardware
Paradiso
Sky Blossom
Bistro 31
Monarch Dallas
Urban Taco
Kessaku
Ebb and Flow
El Bolero
Marie Gabrielle
Brown Bag Kolaches
Kasa Kolache Bakery and Cafe
Kolache Factory
The Kolache Bake Shop
Jarams Donuts
iHeart Kolache
 J C Kolache & Donuts
Leila Bakery & Cafe
Legacy Food Hall
The Exchange
Roundhouse Food Hall
Harvest Hall
Happiest Hour
The Green Room
HG Sply
Terilli's Restaurant and Bar
Monarch
Empa Mundo
Edoko Omakase
Pappas Bros Steakhouse
Rise No1
The Charles
Selda Mediterranean
Ngon Vietnamese Kitchen
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Park District
Chamberlain's Steak & Chop House
Reata Restaurant
V-Eats at Trinity Groves
Meso Maya
Ellen's
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
TUPPS Brewery
903 Brewers
Martin House Brewing Company
Bishop Cider Co.
Manhattan Project Beer Co.
Meso Maya
Rodeo Goat
Bread Winners Cafe and Bakery
The Rustic
Ozona Grill and Bar
Pecan Lodge
Saint Ann Restaurant and Bar
Katy Trail Ice House
Rise No. 1
Time Ten Cellars
Mutts Canine Cantina
Oddfellows
Lockhart Smokehouse BBQ
Eno's Pizza Tavern
Vegan Food House
bbbop Seoul Kitchen
Hunky's
Taco Y Vino
Sketches of Spain
Avila’s
Desperados Mexican Restaurant
Meso Maya
El Come Taco
Vidorra
E Bar Tex Mex
Campuzano Mexican Food
Mia's Tex Mex Restaurant
Big Guy's Chicken and Rice
The Zodiac
Snappy Catfish
Grill & Vine
Gloria's Latin Cuisine
El Atoron
Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse
The Porch
Angry Dog
Bubba’s
Zizikis on Travis Walk
Mi Cocina Highland Park Village
Heim Barbecue
Javier’s
Sachet
Shinshei
Al Biernats
The French Room (The Adolphus Hotel)
Lisa's Soul Food Cafe
Ellen's
Halls Chicken Shack
Cajun Crawfish
Elaine's Kitchen
Big Mama's Chicken and Waffles
AllGood Cafe
Sweet Georgia Brown Bar B-Que Buffet
Fearing's Restaurant
Palmer's Hot Chicken
Thunderbird Station
LaVui Vietnamese Restaurant
Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse
Heim Barbecue on Mockingbird
Dahlia Bar & Bistro
Yo! Lobster
Encina
Swizzle
Elm & Good
Yardbird Southern Table and Bar
Eataly Dallas
Rise + Thyme
Second Floor at The Exchange Hall
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
Montlake Cut
The Boiling Crab
TJ's Seafood Market and Grill-Preston Royal
Hook Line and Sinker
Invasion
Shoals Sound & Service
Recipe Oak Cliff
Pangea Restaurant & Bar
Crazy Brothers
Kendall Karsen’s Upscale Soul Food
Pane Vino Osteria
Mio Nonno Trattoria
Dolce Riviera
Sprezza
Two Guys From Italy
Carbone’s
Kenny’s Italian Kitchen
Bob’s Steak & Chop House
Lawry’s The Prime Rib
Al Biernat’s Dallas
Homewood
Teppo Yakitori - Sushi Bar
Baldo’s Ice Cream & Coffee
Howdy Homemade Ice Cream
Cauldron Ice Cream
Botolino Gelato Artigianale
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Pure Milk and Honey
Pokey O’s Cookies & Ice Cream
Parlor’s Ice Creams
Royal 38
The Porch
XOXO Dining Room
RH Rooftop Restaurant Dallas
Tulum
Yardbird Table and Bar
Sixty Vines
Drake’s
Pepe's & Mito's Mexican Cafe
Cidercade
The Gallery Lounge
XOXO Dining Room
The Dinner Detective
Punch Bowl Social
Magic Time Machine
Goji Café
Loving Hut
Nature’s Plate
Spiral
V Eats
Vegan Food House
Tiki Loco
Cosmic Café
Reverie Bakeshop
D'Vegan
Kalachandji's
El Palote Panadería
Mumbai Grill
India Palace
Vindu
Hyderabadi Biryani and BBQ
Kalachandji’s
Urban Tadka
Rise No.1
St. Martin's Wine Bistro
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Nick & Sam's
Perry's Steakhouse and Grille
Kenny's Wood Fired Grill
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Avanti Restaurant
Mesomaya
Mi Cocina
Blue Mesa Grill
Cantina Laredo
Mami Coco
La Popular Tamale House
Cuquita’s Restaurant
La Calle Doce
El Pueblo
Chimy’s
Gonzalez Restaurant
El Ranchito
Eno’s Pizza Tavern
Pie Tap Pizza Workshop
Yonker’s Pizza
Fireside Pies
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
Pizza Leila
Bellatrino Pizzeria
Campisi’s Restaurant
CutiePies Pizza and Bar
Fuel City
Mami coco
Public taco
Velvet tacos
Resident taqueria
Milagro taco catina
Chilango tacos
Revolver Taco Lounge
El come tacos
Frida’s tacos
Tacos mariachi
TJ's Seafood Market
True Food Kitchen
Dive Coastal Cuisine
Unleavened Fresh Kitchen
Flower Child
Nature's Plate
HG Sply Co
Union Bear Brewing Company
Celestial Beerworks
Oak Cliff Brewing Co
Peticolas Brewing Company
Trinity Cider
White Rock Alehouse & Brewery
Project Texas Ale
Outfit Brewing
Vector Brewing Company
Yolk
Meddlesome Moth
Dream Café
Bread Winners
Blue Mesa Grill
Toulouse Cafe and Bar
Henry’s Majestic
Street’s Fine Chicken
The Rustic 
Ida Claire
Roy G's
Pie Tap Pizza Workshop & Bar
Mercat Bistro
Whisk Crepes Cafe
Hero
Potpourri Boulangerie
Kessler Baking Studio Bishop Arts
Cake Bar
Empire Baking Company
Cindi's NY Deli & Restaurant
Village Baking Co. Boulangerie
Carte Blanche
Unrefined Bakery
Si Tapas
Uchi
Trulucks
Gemma
Fearing’s Restaurant
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
S&D Oyster Company
Moxie's
The Rustic
Malai Kitchen
Fadi's
Eatzi's
Sweet Daze in Richardson
Bisous Patisserie, Uptown
Glazed Donut Works found in Deep Ellum
La Duni Latin Kitchen and Coffee Studio in Northpark
Chocolate Secrets, Oak Lawn
Whisk Crepes Café, Oak Cliff
Society Bakery, Greenville Avenue
Beard Papa's in Frisco
Press Wafflew Co, Plano
Blu’s Barbeque & BBQ Catering
Smokey Johns BBQ
Pecan Lodge
Off the Bone Barbeque
Slow Bone Barbeque
Bass Bros. BBQ & Blues
Ferris Wheelers Backyard BBQ
Cattleack BBQ
Heim Barbeque and Catering
Blue Mesa Grill
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
Pappasito's Cantina
Texas Land & Cattle
Babe’s Chicken Dinner House
Mariano's Hacienda Arlington
Marquez Bakery & Tortilla Factory
Jimmy's Food Store
Rodeo Goat
Velvet Taco
The Maple Leaf Diner
Unleavened Fresh Kitchen
Invasion
In-N-Out
Happiest Hour (Harwood District)
HG Sply Co (Lower Greenville)
Monarch (downtown)
SER Steak & Spirits (Design District)
Sundown at Granada (Lower Greenville)
Upside (West Village)
The Woolworth (downtown)
Cindi’s N.Y. Deli
Pecan Lodge
Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie
Las Almas Rotas
Papas Bros
BuzzBrews
Leila Bakery and Café
Hook Line & Sinker
AllGood Café
Restoration Hardware
Paradiso
Sky Blossom
Bistro 31
Monarch Dallas
Urban Taco
Kessaku
Ebb and Flow
El Bolero
Marie Gabrielle
Brown Bag Kolaches
Kasa Kolache Bakery and Cafe
Kolache Factory
The Kolache Bake Shop
Jarams Donuts
iHeart Kolache
 J C Kolache & Donuts
Leila Bakery & Cafe
Legacy Food Hall
The Exchange
Roundhouse Food Hall
Harvest Hall
Happiest Hour
The Green Room
HG Sply
Terilli's Restaurant and Bar
Monarch
Empa Mundo
Edoko Omakase
Pappas Bros Steakhouse
Rise No1
The Charles
Selda Mediterranean
Ngon Vietnamese Kitchen
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Park District
Chamberlain's Steak & Chop House
Reata Restaurant
V-Eats at Trinity Groves
Meso Maya
Ellen's
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
TUPPS Brewery
903 Brewers
Martin House Brewing Company
Bishop Cider Co.
Manhattan Project Beer Co.
Meso Maya
Rodeo Goat
Bread Winners Cafe and Bakery
The Rustic
Ozona Grill and Bar
Pecan Lodge
Saint Ann Restaurant and Bar
Katy Trail Ice House
Rise No. 1
Time Ten Cellars
Mutts Canine Cantina
Oddfellows
Lockhart Smokehouse BBQ
Eno's Pizza Tavern
Vegan Food House
bbbop Seoul Kitchen
Hunky's
Taco Y Vino
Sketches of Spain
Avila’s
Desperados Mexican Restaurant
Meso Maya
El Come Taco
Vidorra
E Bar Tex Mex
Campuzano Mexican Food
Mia's Tex Mex Restaurant
Big Guy's Chicken and Rice
Snappy Catfish
Gloria's Latin Cuisine
El Atoron
Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse
The Porch
Angry Dog
Bubba’s
Zizikis on Travis Walk
Mi Cocina Highland Park Village
Heim Barbecue
Javier’s
Sachet
Shinshei
Al Biernats
The French Room (The Adolphus Hotel)
Lisa's Soul Food Cafe
Ellen's
Cajun Crawfish
Elaine's Kitchen
Big Mama's Chicken and Waffles
AllGood Cafe
Sweet Georgia Brown Bar B-Que Buffet
Fearing's Restaurant
Palmer's Hot Chicken
Thunderbird Station
LaVui Vietnamese Restaurant
Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse
Heim Barbecue on Mockingbird
Dahlia Bar & Bistro
Yo! Lobster
Encina
Swizzle
Elm & Good
Yardbird Southern Table and Bar
Eataly Dallas
Rise + Thyme
Second Floor at The Exchange Hall
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
Montlake Cut
The Boiling Crab
TJ's Seafood Market and Grill-Preston Royal
Hook Line and Sinker
Invasion
Shoals Sound & Service
Recipe Oak Cliff
Pangea Restaurant & Bar
Crazy Brothers
Kendall Karsen’s Upscale Soul Food
Pane Vino Osteria
Mio Nonno Trattoria
Dolce Riviera
Sprezza
Two Guys From Italy
Carbone’s
Kenny’s Italian Kitchen
Bob’s Steak & Chop House
Lawry’s The Prime Rib
Al Biernat’s Dallas
Homewood
Teppo Yakitori - Sushi Bar

When it comes to weather, Dallas’ climate is considerably consistent.  Dallas averages only about 77 days per year, and in the winter months it can be in the 50’s and 60’s during the day.  That’s why outdoor dining in Dallas is dynamite.  We cover everything from the best patios to the most dog friendly restaurants to rooftop restaurants – and even the restaurants with the most Instagrammable backgrounds for those who share everything on social.  

Dallas neighborhoods are also top notch when it comes to dining.  With the design district, you get adventurous culinary approaches to food, while in Highland Park, you’re getting family friendlier fare.  We’re endeavoring to cover all of Dallas 100+ neighborhoods, but to start we’ve got the Design District, Highland Park, Bishop Arts, Downtown, Uptown and more.

One thing we haven’t mentioned but is a must – Dallas has some of the best black owned restaurants in the country.  As part of the wave of New Great Migration African Americans moving from the North back to the South, Dallas saw a 27% increase in African Americans to its population between 2010 and 2020, leading to lots of great new black owned businesses in the area.  We cover our favorite black-owned restaurants – along with specifically black owned soul food spots – in our guides.  

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8 Tasty Ice Cream Spots in Dallas, TX 🍦

Frozen treats are always welcomed, but especially so when you live in an area that reaches triple digits several weeks out of the year. So, it’s no wonder Texans have a few celebrated spots to cool down with one of America’s favorite desserts, ice cream. And as the home of the iconic and original Polar Bear Ice Cream Company (no longer in operation under such name), Dallas is just the city to show off all the cool-kid cones and double-dipped desserts the lone star state has to offer. When you need to cool down with a delicious cup or cone of ice cream in Dallas, TX check out our list below. 

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9 Restaurants That Make Group Dining A Breeze In Dallas

Are you going out to eat with a big group of your family or friends? Well, we say the more the merrier! However, sometimes eating out with large groups is easier said than done. When you are in a group, your choices of restaurants may be limited due to how big your party is. Lucky for you, we’re here to help. This blog provides many eateries with ample space for your whole crew, great service, and awesome food. Check out our list of restaurants that are great if you are dining with a whole group of people! 

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6 Ridiculously Fun Restaurants in Dallas, Texas

There are several restaurants in Dallas you’re going to want to visit for a guaranteed good time! The vibrant and exciting restaurant scene in this world-class city includes many themed restaurants that make it impossible not to enjoy your night out. Besides the relaxed environment, these spots have some truly excellent menus.

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The Best Vegan Restaurants in Dallas

While Dallas may be known for Tex-Mex, as well as their number of steakhouses, the rise of plant-based diets throughout the United States has led to an influx of plant-based restaurants. Here is a list of some our favorite Vegan restaurants in Dallas.

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The Absolute *Best* Indian Restaurants in Dallas

The Indian food scene in Dallas has definitely expanded in the last few years. A slew of outstanding Indian restaurants have risen to the top of the food chain, offering casual to fine dining, imaginative menus, and everything in between. Here are some of the best Indian restaurants in Dallas that you should give a try.

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Most Romantic Restaurants in Dallas, TX

Dallas is a great place to enjoy great weather, historic sites, and delicious food. If you’re visiting Dallas with your significant other, there are plenty of eateries in the city that are perfect for a memorable meal. Here are some of the most romantic restaurants in Dallas to make your visit one to remember.

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The Ultimate Guide To Dallas’ Very Best Pizza Spots 🍕

Whoever says money cannot buy happiness has clearly never spent it on pizza. The Dallas Pizza scene is definitely one worth exploring as there are countless restaurants with a wide assortment of different pizza dishes. This might in turn cause a little confusion on which spot to pick which is why we’ve compiled a list of our top places to get the best pizza in Dallas.

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13 of Dallas’ Most Delicious Tacos 🤤

With a multitude of awesome options to choose from, it’s difficult to narrow down to the best top few taco restaurants in Dallas, but we’ve tried our best and can guarantee this list will satisfy even the hungriest of appetites. Without further ado, here is a list of much loved Dallas restaurants that serve fabulous tacos.

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7 Healthy Restaurants in Dallas For Both Nutrition AND Flavor

It can be hard to eat healthy in Dallas with so many fantastic options for BBQ, breweries, and more, but thankfully there are a wealth of healthy restaurants when we need to eat something good and green.  If you are in search of a nice place to eat that will help you stay slim but enjoy something tasty at the same time, you’re in luck. These wonderful places will let you relax and enjoy all that is good about eating in Dallas.

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You Need to Add These *Incredible* Dallas Breweries To Your Bucket List

Since 2004, when the very first brewing company established a presence in Dallas-Fort Worth, the region has grown into a hub for craft breweries. In recent days, many brewing enterprises have become household names in the local beer sector, including Peticolas Brewing and Four Corners Brewing, among others. While this is a good thing, it’s important to remember that with many options comes confusion—it’s pretty hard to make a decision. And so, we took the liberty of presenting some of the best beer breweries in Dallas. We’ve also including their amazing locations to get you started.

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The Best Brunch Places in Dallas, TX

While Brunch seems like a relatively new wave of culinary experiences – it has actually been around dating back to 19th century England! It first became popular in the United States back in the ‘30s and today it’s a part of our culture. Here is a list of some of the best brunch experiences in Dallas, Texas.

We know that whether you want mouthwatering brisket, a savory sausage kolache, or the best fajitas in the freaking world, Dallas has got you covered.  The Big D is a big dining destination, thanks to the rich history of Texas, Dallas’ attractive lifestyle, and an infusion of culture from all around the country.  It’s time to put on your 10 gallon hat and make your next food destination Dallas.