Food & Drink

Five Reasons Why Brunch is Better in Dallas

Dressed up or dressed down, brunch is always our favorite weekend accessory.

VisitDallas Staff
Posted on Sep 15, 2017

Brunch is a playful mix of breakfast and lunch that has a magnetic like ability to bring us together. That is until you're forced to pick a spot. But let's be honest, we all know that any pre-brunch debate over who serves the fluffiest pancakes or the best biscuits and gravy goes out the door once the mimosas hit the table. Let's dig in, shall we?

Oak Cliff

This belt-busting breakfast destination is the place to go when you're hungry. The combination of golden fried chicken and buttery Belgian waffles, topped with peppered gravy, may make you rethink Mama's recipe. If you're feeling dangerous, you got to try the Danger Dogs! These pancake-battered sausage links are perfect starters for all your peeps. One bite and you'll become a regular in no time!



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The Grape

Lower Greenville Avenue

There's a reason why this cozy urban restaurant has thrived for the past 44 years. The classic cheeseburger, named one of the Best Burgers in Texas by Texas Monthly, will wow your taste buds. This mouth-watering fresh ground patty is topped with peppered bacon, Vermont white cheddar, half-sour pickles and dijonaise on a toasted pain au lait bun. Take full advantage of their covered patio with an ice-cold Lakewood Lager or go bold with the chef's Revver-Upper Go-Go Juice, an iced double espresso café latte with two sugars and two half shots of vanilla and caramel syrup.


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Mudhen Meat and Greens

South Dallas

If a visit to the Dallas Farmers Market isn't enticing enough, you have to include Mudhen on your short list. Their clean meats and greens are picked from area farms to keep things fresh and local whenever possible. Plus, with vegetarian, gluten-free and paleo options, wrangling up your most food conscious friends is even easier. Channel your inner Dr. Seuss and try the Green Eggs & Ham Benedict or go all in with the Mudhen Migas.



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The Rustic


Keep the party going with a family-style brunch and live music every weekend beginning at 12:30 pm. If the thought of sizzling bacon and good tunes doesn't get you out of bed, the low price of $16.95 per person will. The Smoked Cheddar Grits and the Nashville-style Hot Chicken are just two headliners on the menu. Gather everyone for a pitcher of Corpus Crisp Tea that's perfect for patio sittin' and sippin'. Or celebrate with your own cup of O'Rustic Coffee featuring a French pressed brew, Jameson Irish Whiskey and Baileys, served with fresh whipped cream and a Pirouline.