Tastes of Dallas

You love to eat, and we love to cook. Fine cuisine abounds here in Dallas, and it is nothing short of delectable.

Celebrity Chefs

Try some of the best eats that Dallas has to offer. These celebrity chefs are serving some of the best food the city has to offer. These chefs have been cooking exquisite dishes that astonish and amaze.

Stephan Pyles' Stampede 66

Stampede 66 has been referred to as Chef Stephan Pyle’s “love letter to Texas.” Located on the edge of Uptown, it is the latest restaurant from the James Beard Award-winning celebrity chef. Try Chef Pyles’ interpretations of his favorite Texas foods in a setting that puts contemporary updates on traditional ranch motifs.

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Teiichi Sakurai's Tei-An

Located in One Arts Plaza, Tei-An has sleek interiors. James Beard award nominee, Chef Teiichi Sakurai serves authentic Japanese food. Check out the rooftop for breathtaking views of downtown Dallas.

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Dean Fearing's Fearing's

Dean Fearing’s, celebrity chef, restaurant includes the famous Rattlesnake Bar. It is the luxurious bar alongside Fearing's namesake restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton. An impressive menu filled with Texas cuisine favorites and specialties make Fearing’s a must visit.

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Kent Rathbun's Abacus

In the upscale dining scene in Uptown, Abacus is led by four-time James Beard Award nominated chef's restaurant. Try elevated dishes like semolina crusted calamari and orange-guava glazed wood fire pork tenderloin.

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Wolfgang Puck's Five Sixty

See this magnificent view of Dallas from your table. Five Sixty serves chef Wolfgang Puck's most revered dishes. Start with the crisp suckling pig before enjoying tamarind glazed baby back ribs as you enjoy a panoramic view of Big D.

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Chad Houser's Café Momentum

This Dallas-based restaurant and culinary training facility transforms young people's lives by providing a positive environment. At-risk youth who have spent time in juvenile facilities receive intensive culinary, job and life-skill training, mentorship, and support. Café Momentum enables the youth to achieve their full potential.

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Coffee and Chocolate

If Chocolate or Coffee is on your mind, check out these great spots to get your fix. They're located all over town to fit wherever you end up in the city.  

Houndstooth

This coffee shop located on Henderson Ave. has the perfect relaxed environment for anyone wanting to study for an exam, catch up on office work, or simply have a conversation. Houndstooth takes their coffee very seriously and aims to serve its customers with the utmost quality in service and a simple and comfortable coffee shop atmosphere.

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Crooked Tree Coffeehouse

Crooked Tree Coffeehouse's exterior emits a homey aura. It's a house turned coffee shop. Taste many of the huge selection of pastries or quality coffee in this calm, quaint environment.

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Cultivar

The East Dallas coffee bar shares a space with Good2Go taco joint. What the coffee shop lacks in space, it makes up for in quality. Highly recognized as being one of the best coffee shops in the city, it is worth a visit.

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Davis Street Espresso

This simplistic coffee shop resides Oak Cliff. With highly knowledgeable baristas and with the calm aura of the shop, Davis Street Espresso promotes a casual sit down experience. Be sure to try any one of these top-notch coffee creations.

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Mudsmith

Located in Lower Greenville, Mudsmith stands out. Adorned with stuffed animals and offering a large space, this coffee shop offers a variety of drinks both coffee-based and off the tap. Situated among a plethora of great restaurants and cool shops, stopping here for a quick caffeine boost is a great idea.

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Dallas By Chocolate and Dallas Bites! Food Tours

Learn about the history of DFW while sampling savory and sweet items from unique local businesses. Venture to Uptown, Downtown, Oak Cliff, Park Cities, Lower Greenville Avenue and beyond. Tours range from chocolate to barbecue and ethnic markets to winery tours. Perfect for you and your friends, family, co-workers and out-of-town guests!

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Dallas Loves Brunch

Brunch places come in all shapes and sizes. Check out some of the best places to eat brunch in the city. Don't forget to bring your appetite.

Oddfellows

This rustic diner serves delicious American classics made from fresh, local ingredients. Order anything from scrambles and fluffy pancakes to its top-quality coffee and bar concoctions. This Bishop Arts diner is one of the best places to go for breakfast and brunch.

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Bread Winners Café

A Dallas favorite is this friendly and casual bakery-café with a French bistro feel. Cakes, pies and pastries are made fresh daily, perfect for those on the go or for noshing on the brick patio. It's difficult not to arrive and find the place packed-especially during brunch, when the flat iron steak and eggs and scrambles are king and queen.

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Mercat Bistro

The latest restaurant concept in the Harwood district, is a contemporary European-style bistro called Mercat Bistro. Paired with a tailored menu and wine list, this restaurant is an honest compilation of classics mostly from Europe and Texas. In addition, homemade croissants, pastries, coffee, and to go items are always tasty.

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Crossroads Diner

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it should be eaten at a place that specializes in morning meals. Try the frittatas as a nice alternative to omelets with plenty of combinations from vegetarian to super-meaty, but it's Crossroads' signature cinnamon sticky buns that attract the biggest crowds. Served fresh and warm, they're big enough to share, but good enough to hoard.

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Hattie's

If consistency is your thing, you're probably going to like Hattie's. The Bishop Arts District restaurant with a Southern menu has been cooking up shrimp and grits in Oak Cliff for 20 years now. Not a whole lot has changed since it first opened. The dining room is white, bright and full of light, and the food, especially the Chicken and Waffles, has been consistently delicious for years.

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Family Dining

These restaurants are delightful places to take the whole family to go out to eat. They each have their own specialty and can fill just about any craving.

Chicken Scratch

Located in West Dallas, this laid-back spot’s best treats are its fried chicken and homemade sides. Enjoy drinks and live music at its outdoor patio. Perfect for a family trying to escape the house.

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Kitchen LTO

An artsy pop-up incubator restaurant. Every four months, a new chef brings a new concept so be sure to check its website for the current menu. It’s great for a family trying to mix it up and try something new.

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Medieval Times

This family dinner theater features live medieval-style games, horsemanship, sword fighting, jousting and a four course, medieval-style meal that is meant to be eating with your hands - no utensils needed! The Dallas Castle is complete with two large ivy towers with nine tree-lined acres complete with live koi in its moat.

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The Lot

Known for its local flavor and commitment to home-grown produce, The Lot is a perfect for visitors to East Dallas. Bring the whole family – four-legged friend as well! – to enjoy the spacious patio and weekly trivia nights.

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Food Trucks

There's delicious food waiting around the corner. Visit these two spots and see for yourself where the best food trucks are in town.

Klyde Warren Park

The spacious green lawns and daily activities are reason enough to visit Klyde Warren Park. Go enjoy a casual lunch thanks to the food trucks stationed at the park every day of the week. Try something new from the different Food Trucks that rotate, so there’s always new food to try.

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Truck Yard

Truck Yard is a fun spot for a night out and is lauded for its unique vibe and concept. Mingle with friends in this large tree house bar that have food trucks catering to different tastes. Truck Yard is simply too good to ignore.

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Local Brews

Check out these local brewing companies if you're in the mood for a local brew or cider. They all have their own feel, so you can experience more than just the taste of the beer.

Deep Ellum Brewing Company

This quirky brewery, located in Deep Ellum, was established by dedicated masterminds with a common goal: to produce quality local brews. Brewery tours take place Thursdays and Saturdays. Grab a spot on the patio and check out the food trucks.

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BrainDead Brewing

Grab a table on the patio and enjoy people watching on the sidewalks of Deep Ellum. With an impressive lineup of local brews, their menu hits the mark as well. Great for larger groups as there is plenty of space to spread out. Order and share queso with the table.

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Community Beer Company

The state-of-the-art brewery is centrally located near downtown Dallas. Check out any of the brewery events including tours, music and art shows, charitable events, Beer School, sporting activities, and more. During taproom hours, try the house brews that are sold by the glass.

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Bishop Cider Company

In the mood for a tasty cider? Bishop Cider Co. makes hard cider on site. When they aren't doing production, the cidery operates like a bar. Order cider by the glass, by the flight, or even fill growlers to take with you. All are delicious and you will get the In-Cider Scoop on how it’s made.

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Lakewood Brewing Company

Indulge in the wide variety of beers available at the real standouts at Lakewood Brewing Company: Hop Trapp and Temptress. Take a tour are on Saturdays where you can sample some of the beers and simply enjoy the environment. Check out the live music and food trucks of this Dallas summer hotspot.

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Texas Cuisine

A trip to Dallas is not complete without a trip to a famous Barbeque Joint. Try any one of these well-known places on your next trip.

Tillman's Roadhouse

An update on the classic Texas roadhouse, a combination of both rustic and lush in everything from menu to décor, Tillman’s Roadhouse is one of the places you should visit in your time in Dallas. The restaurant is in Bishop Arts District. Try the Trio of Fries if you’re even at all interested in French Fries.

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Pecan Lodge

Located in the resurging Deep Ellum neighborhood, stop on by the Pecan Lodge which is Dallas' most popular and highly acclaimed BBQ restaurant. This award-winning Deep Ellum staple has been named as one of the Top 4 BBQ joints in the world by Texas Monthly and is a must try.

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Lockhart Smokehouse

Try this world-famous BBQ joint in Bishop Arts serves Central Texas-style smoked brisket, ribs, and sausages from Kreuz Market served over the counter on butcher paper with no fork and no sauce. Go early because they stop serving when the meat runs out.

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Smoke

Eating at this farm-to-fork restaurant in West Dallas serves an innovative menu of smoked meats is a fantastic experience. Try any of the breakfast favorites that include brisket hash with pearl onions and drop biscuits with spicy sausage gravy and a Dr. Pepper reduction. If you have a sweet tooth, order Smoke's ricotta pancakes topped with blueberries and vanilla-poached apricots. Don't forget bacon on the side.

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