Central Dallas

This expansive area is home to a mix of urban and diverse neighborhoods with tree-lined streets, trendy galleries and boutiques, moving cocktail spots and savory restaurants.
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Knox/Henderson

At Highway 75 (North Central Expressway) you'll find Knox Street to the west becomes Henderson Avenue to the east. Regardless of which direction you choose, prepare for sensory tantalization in one of the city's most exciting dining and nightlife districts.

Where to Eat on Knox/Henderson

Jakes Burgers and Beer

A local chain serving burgers and beer since 1985. Choose from more than 20 specialty burgers, including their burger of the month, as well as sandwiches and fried food fare.

Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar

Dig into fresh savory pizza pies and other dishes for brunch, lunch and dinner at Pie Tap Pizza + Bar. The goat cheese fondue, served with warm bread puffs and pepper jam, is a local favorite.

Taco Heads

A Fort Worth staple has made its way to Dallas with its outpost on Henderson Avenue. The Paloma, a tequila-based drink mixed with grapefruit juice, is served in a glass Topo Chico bottle and is equally refreshing and tangy.

Felix Culpa

Tantalize your taste buds with modern American cuisine given a European twist in a cool, contemporary lounge-style environment that would make an interior designer swoon.

Café Madrid

For almost 30 years, Café Madrid has provided patrons with Spanish tapas, a wide variety of Spanish wines and sherries, and live flamenco dancing.

The Porch

This modern gastropub serves up sophisticated American cuisine classics to pair with tasty cocktails, wine and brews.

Fireside Pies

Thin-crust lovers rejoice – Fireside Pies dishes out wood-fired pizzas with high-quality ingredients alongside great locals taps every evening just for you.

SMITHY

Gather your friends at this contemporary eatery to feast on international inspired shared plates, unique dishes and creative cocktails made with local spirits.

Velvet Taco

A hip chain taqueria hosting flavors from all over the globe with their fusion taco like spicy tikka chicken and Nashville hot tofu.

Fadi's Mediterranean Grill

This cafeteria style restaurant has fresh Mediterranean eats where proteins and sides on the menu rotate daily.

Taverna

Taverna is a primarily Texas chain focused on Northern Italian fare like pan seared sea bass and their signature dish, risotto.

Toulouse Café and Bar

Indulge in French cuisine from a seasonal menu at this sophisticated bistro with a charming patio space.

Tei Tei Robata Bar

Tei Tei brings a piece of Japan to Henderson Avenue with the tastes of Tokyo-style robata, sushi and sake. The menu features daily specials made with fresh and seasonal ingredients shipped from Japan and other places across the globe.

The Tipsy Cupcake

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a buzz at this cupcake shop that specializes in alcohol-infused cupcakes.

Where to Drink on Knox/Henderson

Henderson Tap House

Gather your watch party and head to this full-service sports bar that boasts a large selection of brews, classic cocktails, food and a 7,000-sq.-ft. patio with multiple TV screens.

Barcadia

Tap into your inner child at Barcadia, where you can play classic '80s arcade games, skeeball, air hockey, and even life-size jenga – all while enjoying a cold one with your pals.

Capitol Pub

Sister pub to The Dubliner in East Dallas, Capitol Pub provides a seemingly endless list of craft beers, a variety of imported whiskies, seasonal cocktails and good eats in a cozy ambiance.

Hideaway on Henderson

If you're looking to have a fun and laid back night with friends or looking to make some new ones, visit this local dive bar for good drinks and a good time.

Bar Stellar

This chic spot serves up craft cocktails that are as tasty as they are pretty, as well as shareable cocktails like the Skull Crusher – a fruity concoction of tequila, watermelon, blueberries and mint in a large skull-shaped glass.