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