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!
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. Some of our other favorite neighborhoods to dine in include Bishop Arts, Downtown, Uptown and more.
The Dallas food scene is known for all kinds of staples from BBQ to Tex Mex, and we’re here to help you discover the best spots in town for these classic cuisines to all kinds of other flavors from the best sushi to bakeries and more. Be sure to check out our absolute favorite restaurants all over Dallas below!
1. Sixty Vines
500 Crescent Ct Suite 160, Dallas, TX 75201, United States
Sixty Vines is serving up some delicious American and Italian inspired dishes along with an extensive wine list. At Sixty Vines, buzzing ambiance always accompanies the meals. Start off with one of their many boards like the house made ricotta or the prosciutto di parma. For the main course, try one of their pizzas, pasta dishes, sandwiches, or one of their many other entrees. You can reserve the restaurant’s gazebo depending on how large your group is. The gazebo resembles a greenhouse and even has trees and other vegetation inside, making this a very picturesque spot.
3121 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75225, United States
For a fun brunch with friends, a girls night out, or really any excuse to have a fun night, we highly recommend this place . The décor alone is stunning, and they have created such a cozy dining area. This is arguably one of the most Instagram-worthy restaurants in Dallas. Most people can’t resist the urge to take a photo at XOXO Dining Room. Brunch in the garden is the ultimate experience. Call ahead to make a reservation to ensure you won’t have to wait when you arrive. Shrimp spring rolls, lamb chops, impossible meatballs, French toast, and avocado toast are just some of the tasty dishes on the menu.
3. Rise No.1
5360 W Lovers Ln, TX 75209
Rise No.1 is one of the best places in Dallas to go for date night and get a delicious soufflé, but the eatery is known for other delicious dishes as well. The Ahi tuna steak with sautéed veggies is a big hit, and the French onion soup is pretty impressive as well. When it comes to soufflé, the brie and cauliflower entree is one of the best in town, and the restaurant serves delicious fresh-baked bread as well. If you want to end your romantic dinner with dessert, try the strawberry soufflé, you won’t be disappointed. I mean, this restaurant is located on Lovers Ln, how much more romantic can you get?
4. Public Taco
5959 Royal Ln, Suite 635A Dallas, TX 75230
At Public Taco, the tacos are very fresh, with an excellent taste and they are beautifully presented. Pollo, carne asada, costa roll, al pastor, suadero, and camaron are among the tacos available. All of them are delicious, but the crispy birria tacos are to die for! Served alongside coriander rice and a cold margarita, this meal won’t let you down. There’s a lot to like about these birria tacos from the aroma and flavor to the meat and the mess! It’s generally a crowd-favorite at this location, so make sure to try it!
2916 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
CutiePies Pizza crusts have that New York style, with creative topping combos like Elotes Pie or the sweet n’ sassy, which combines spicy sopressata, habanero-infused honey, and jalapeño- garlic-relish. It’s fusion and flavor at its best! We recommend visiting CutiePies for the most exquisite pizza, if you live or are visiting Dallas.
1001 N Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207,
Texas Ale Project, situated in the Design District, is both a taproom and a beer garden. And a beer at this spot will cure all that ALES you. They’re open every day except Monday and offer live music as well as beer to-go. We also adore this location since it is the perfect event venue! They rent out all their spaces for private events, including the tap room, enclosed brewery, and beer garden, and if you want to go all the way with it, you can rent out the entire brewery! They also offer a variety of services such as event staffing, audio/visual creation, and valet parking, to mention a few, as well as amenities such as a projector and monitor, bar games, etc. Be sure to also check them out on trivia nights!
3314 Knox Street, Dallas, TX 75205
Who doesn’t love classic New Orleans style beignets? Toulouse does the staple New Orleans dish with respect, creating perfectly fluffy beignets with a rich cappuccino dipping sauce to kick off your brunch experience. From there indulge your sweet tooth some more with their Orange French Toast which comes topped with powdered sugar, berries, and mascarpone cheese. Another option is to go the savory route and get the beef hash which comes with sauteed spinach, caramelized onions, a pair of poached eggs, and topped with a rich bearnaise sauce. This spot is just delightful and you are sure to enjoy it.
2817 Maple Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
If you’re looking for high-quality sushi while in Uptown Dallas, look no further than Uchi. From the fantastic service when you walk through the door, to the knowledgeable servers that can help you craft the perfect meal and the great atmosphere – Uchi stands out. If you’re new to sushi or are just looking for a dining experience, give the Omakase a shot and let the chefs choose for you! Whatever you choose, however, you can’t go wrong because executive chef, and owner, Tyson Cole has done a marvelous job crafting a fantastic menu. At the end of the night, definitely indulge your sweet tooth and enjoy one of Uchi’s incredible desserts like their fried milk which is simply vanilla custard, with salted fudge and toasted blondie.
9. Pecan Lodge
2702 Main Street, Dallas, TX
Pecan Lodge’s pit-smoked meat platters cannot be beat for a homestyle family meal with all the extras and trimmings. And while their menu is not extensive, everything they make is of the best quality and every piece of meat is made with love. All cooked from scratch, their foods are not only down-home; they serve large portions that continue to bring customers back for more. This is a classic spot for BBQ if you’re in the mood for a good, home cooked meal.
10. Happiest Hour
2616 Olive St, Dallas, TX 75201
If you’re looking to enjoy an outdoor patio with some great views, hop on over to Happiest Hour and get the good times rolling. They have the largest patio bar in Dallas so you know it’s going to be a good time. Head to the rooftop patio and get yourself one of their delicious cocktails or a cold glass of beer or wine. As far as food goes, they’ve got all kinds of tasty apps like shrimp lettuce wraps, wings, queso and more. If you’re having dinner here, go for one of their many burgers, salads, or sandwiches. There’s so much to love about this rooftop patio.