New to Dallas, or just need a little food inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. I’ve broken down this week’s food guide about where to eat in Dallas by neighborhood. From ice cream in Deep Ellum, to pizza in Knox Henderson, I’m covering it all. Be sure to bookmark this link for later, I’ll be consistently updating each list as I explore and devour more. Without further ado, a few of my suggestions on where to eat in Dallas.
Where to Eat in Dallas
I am so thankful to live in a metroplex with so many great dining options! Remember that this list is just a starting point on where to eat in Dallas, and don’t get offended if your favorite spot isn’t here. In fact, I would love to know what your favorite place to eat in Dallas is, so leave a comment!
Want to jump to a specific neighborhood in Dallas? Simply click one of these sections to jump directly there: Deep Ellum, Uptown, Harwood District, Knox Henderson, Lower Greenville, Victory Park, The Hill, Preston and Royal, Design District, Bishop Arts, Highland Park, Trinity Groves, Park District
Where to Eat in Deep Ellum
Uncle Ubers– I haven’t had a sandwich from Uncle Ubers in nearly a year, and by golly that’s a year too long. I recommend the CUBAN or building your own burger. This Deep Ellum sandwich shop is is located at 2713 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75226.
Twisted Root – My first and one true Deep Ellum love. I’ve been eating at Twisted Root since the day I moved to DFW, and despite the other locations, this one is by far the grandest of them all. You can’t go wrong with one of the burgers on their menu. You can go wrong by over-ordering. I typically share a side with my lunch date (sweet potato chips if you were curious). This Deep Ellum staple is located at 2615 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75226.
Dot’s Hop House– If you love an outdoor atmosphere, this is where you need to eat in Deep Ellum. It’s a large open courtyard with great beers and ciders on top, and a kitchen that cooks up tasty bites. This Deep Ellum beer garden is located at 2645 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226.
Terry Black’s BBQ– If you find yourself in the mood for BBQ and margaritas, then you need to head to Terry Black’s in Deep Ellum. You can’t go wrong with their black margarita or anything on the menu. They are located at 3025 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226.
For more places to eat in Deep Ellum, visit DeepEllumTexas.com.
The Rustic – If you’re down to spend $10+ on a drink, you’ll find some damn good ones at this Uptown staple.
Shake Shack – I mean, do I have to say anything here?
Mutts Cantina – Bring your pup for some playtime while you enjoy a marg and a burger.
For more places to eat in Uptown, visit UptownDallas.net.
Where to Eat in Knox Henderson
Smithy – A new Dallas spot, Smithy is already becoming one of my favorite places to suggest for a chic lunch or dinner. The boozy cocktail list mixed with the decor makes for a very pleasing (to both the eye and the tummy) time.
The Porch Restaurant – This was my go-to spot when I drove over from Fort Worth for meetings. I love the entire menu, and honestly just wish I could tell you what my favorite thing is…
Taverna – When someone has one night in town and says “Casey, I need to know where to eat in Dallas,” I tell them to eat here. I just need you to promise me that you’ll go on an evening, sit on the patio, drink a cocktails or glass of wine, and just soak it all in. There is something real special about this patio. Of course you should eat while you’re there! I haven’t met a waiter who couldn’t help me land on the perfect meal for what would hit the spot.
Places to Eat in Lower Greenville
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HIDE – HIDE is best known for their specialty cocktails and atmosphere. They were included in D Magazine’s list of Best New Dallas Bars for 2017, Zagat’s Hottest Bars in Dallas Ft. Worth, Thrillist’s best new restaurants in Dallas for 2017 and many other cool lists (like my extravagant Dallas Ice Cream list). Honestly though, their cheeseburger has my heart. I also can’t complain about the Dirty Tots or the fries. One warning, it is a fairly small space, so going at a peak time could result in an uncomfortable wait time.
HG Supply Co – One of my favorite rooftop views in Dallas. It’s the perfect spot for entertaining a guest who wants to eat on the healthier side.
Halycon Coffee Bar – A (fairly) new coffee shop that popped up on the northern side of Lower Greenville. The vibe is to die for, and there is PLENTY of space to work. They have a bar, food and coffee… so what are you waiting for?
Victory Park Restaurants
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Village Burger Bar – I cannot get enough of the sweet potato fries at Village Burger Bar! I also don’t mind the patio, the beer selection or the turkey burger…
El Fenix – My favorite chips and salsa in the Victory Park area. The margaritas aren’t the strongest thing I’ve ever had, but they aren’t the weakest either.
Taqueria La Ventana – Don’t make this selection with the idea that you’ll be waited on inside an air conditioned spot, because you won’t. However, this is quite possibly my favorite place to get tacos, chips and queso. They also have a damn good happy hour for margaritas.
Olivellas – Not many places to get Za in Victory Park, but at least there is Olivellas!
Where to Eat in Downtown Dallas
City Hall Bistro – One word, BRUNCH. Okay that’s not fair… two words, NUTELLA WAFFLES.
The French Room – My favorite cocktail bar in Dallas is inside The Adolphus Hotel. I’m a big ole lover of the soufflé. I’m also a lover of the bartenders making me cocktails that fit my flavor profile. This is definitely not a place you roll up in your cut off jean shorts and flip flops, but let’s be honest, dressing up for no occasion except to drink isn’t all that bad.
Cafe Herera – Family owned and operated, Cafe Herera is truly a treat. From start to finish you’ll feel right at home and you will leave stuffed to the brim. The fajitas are DAMN good. Oh, and they give you tortillas with the chips and salsa… dreams do come true!
Trinity Groves Restaurants
Where to Eat Near Preston and Royal
The Hill Restaurants (Walnut Hill and 75 Area)
Places to Eat in Bishop Arts
Eno’s Pizza Tavern
Design District Restaurants
Where to Eat In Oak Lawn
East Hampton Sandwich Co
Street’s Fine Chicken
Harwood District Restaurants
Where to Eat Near Highland Park
The Honor Bar
Places to Eat in the Park District