Eat your way through Dallas

Bishop Arts District


Visit the Bishop Arts District, a lovingly revived quarter, offering a walkable neighborhood of independent restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. Visit Hattie's for the Mac & Cheese or Shrimp & Grits and find some of the best baby-back ribs, venison chili and homemade s'mores at Tillman's Roadhouse. Also try the Huevos Rancheros at Odd Fellows along with a freshly brewed coffee.

Trinity Groves


Don't miss a visit to Trinity Groves, a 'Restaurant Incubator Concept" that features up-and-coming chefs and restaurateurs in Dallas. With more than 14 restaurants it's hard to choose where to go. We suggest LUCK for local Texas flavors or Kitchen LTO where chefs rotate based on the customers' feedback. For desert don't miss the artistic and delicious creations of Kate Weiser Chocolate and the downtown Dallas views from Continental Bridge.

Stephan Pyles


Celebrity chef Stephan Pyles's restaurant Stampede 66 with its Texan vibe and décor offers some of the best dishes in town. Try the honey-fried chicken and the star canyon margarita. Pyles was the first Texan inducted into The James Beard Foundation's Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America. Nearby try Dean Fearing's restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton for southern-accented, feel-good food. Fearing was also a recipient of a James Beard Foundation nomination for Best New Restaurant.

Favorite Local Chains


For casual options, try one of Dallas' favorite local chains such as Babe's Chicken and Bubba's Dallas, both offering comfort food including fried chicken and mashed potatoes. You'll find plenty of Tex-Mex at Taco Diner, Mi Cocina and Gloria's. Real Texan flavors can be easily found at Sonny Bryan's, and Dickey's Barbeque Pit. For less commercial local alternatives visit Maple & Motor where burgers and beers are described as "a Grease-stained Tribute to Low Class Cool".

Local Products


Explore some of our local products. Start with one Dallas' oldest tortillerias, Luna's Tortilla Factory, founded in 1924 and taste some of the best tamales and tortillas in town. Visit the Dallas Mozzarella Company, created by Paula Lambert in Dallas' Deep Ellum neighborhood and finish at Dude Sweet Chocolate in the Bishop Arts District to taste the eclectic collection of hand-made creations by Chef Katherine Clapner; original flavors include the Louisiana Parique with Louisiana tobacco and cognac.

Culinary Festivals


Visit during our culinary festivals. Savor Dallas in March is Dallas' signature wine, food and spirits festival in the region. Smoked Dallas brings the best pit masters to Dallas, also in March and the State Fair of Texas is the fried-food capital of Texas every September and October.


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