Dallas Guidebook

Hilary
Dallas Guidebook

Eat Here

All the places we love eating at in Dallas.
Great for all meals, especially dinner and brunch. MUST GET their peach bellini, but be careful, they are strong. Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Call ahead to get reservations, can be busy!
Hudson House
4040 Abrams Road
Great for all meals, especially dinner and brunch. MUST GET their peach bellini, but be careful, they are strong. Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Call ahead to get reservations, can be busy!
In our opinion, best tacos in Dallas, even though trendy pl. will say Velvet Taco (good but their sides are better than their tacos). Taco Joint has one of the best quesos in town along with a great frozen margarita, which is a goood size. This is a fast, causal style place. You can sit down or take to-go. Not fancy.
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Taco Joint
6434 East Mockingbird Lane
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In our opinion, best tacos in Dallas, even though trendy pl. will say Velvet Taco (good but their sides are better than their tacos). Taco Joint has one of the best quesos in town along with a great frozen margarita, which is a goood size. This is a fast, causal style place. You can sit down or take to-go. Not fancy.
Our other favorite Tex Mex restaurant located in the Deep Ellum neighborhood. This is a little more upscale and a sit down restaurant. This has our FAVORITE queso in town. It comes flaming in a HUGE bowl. Also get their Ibirra Tacos, truly will leave you wanting more.
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Vidorra
2642 Main St
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Our other favorite Tex Mex restaurant located in the Deep Ellum neighborhood. This is a little more upscale and a sit down restaurant. This has our FAVORITE queso in town. It comes flaming in a HUGE bowl. Also get their Ibirra Tacos, truly will leave you wanting more.
Best Thai food in Dallas hands down! Anything here is good. You can eat there or take to-go.
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Bangkok City Restaurant
4301 Bryan Street
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Best Thai food in Dallas hands down! Anything here is good. You can eat there or take to-go.
Amazing pizza. Their marinara sauce is out of this world!
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Greenville Avenue Pizza Company
1923 Greenville Avenue
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Amazing pizza. Their marinara sauce is out of this world!
BEST local bagels. Don’t go to Shuggs, will take you forever to get in and out. Benny’s has great everything, especially breakfast sandwiches.
Benny's Bagels Lakewood
1901 Skillman Street
BEST local bagels. Don’t go to Shuggs, will take you forever to get in and out. Benny’s has great everything, especially breakfast sandwiches.
We like two donut places in Dallas. This is one. Their kolaches are awesome.
Jarams Donuts Lakewood
2117 Abrams Road
We like two donut places in Dallas. This is one. Their kolaches are awesome.
This is our other favorite donut shop. Their chicken biscuits rival chikfila and their vegan Apple fritters are the best! Just trust us.
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Hypnotic Donuts & Biscuits
9007 Garland Road
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This is our other favorite donut shop. Their chicken biscuits rival chikfila and their vegan Apple fritters are the best! Just trust us.
All around great place to eat for all meals. Fantastic food (brunch, lunch, and dinner). There’s not a dress code but think upscale casual (jeans and nice shirt). You have to get their jalapeño cornbread with honey butter and not share. They also have starbursts as their after dinner ‘mints’.
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The Porch
2912 North Henderson Avenue
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All around great place to eat for all meals. Fantastic food (brunch, lunch, and dinner). There’s not a dress code but think upscale casual (jeans and nice shirt). You have to get their jalapeño cornbread with honey butter and not share. They also have starbursts as their after dinner ‘mints’.
Amazing brunch!!
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Henry's Majestic
4900 McKinney Ave
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Amazing brunch!!
Another great brunch option.
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STIRR
2803 Main St
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Another great brunch option.
Great breakfast and brunch. Specialize in coffee. Get here early and put your name in, can get busy.
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Oddfellows
316 West 7th Street
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Great breakfast and brunch. Specialize in coffee. Get here early and put your name in, can get busy.
Really cool Italian market where all of the food is to die for. Their cannolis are filled to order and their sausages are famous. Stop in for an awesome lunch sandwich too. Everything is take to-go.
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Jimmy's Food Store
4901 Bryan Street
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Really cool Italian market where all of the food is to die for. Their cannolis are filled to order and their sausages are famous. Stop in for an awesome lunch sandwich too. Everything is take to-go.
This is a Dallas staple for all of your take home favorites. Famous for just about everything they serve especially their create your own sandwiches and salads. Everything is made fresh in house everyday. Stop by for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you’re thirsty, grab their famous lemonade or iced tea with nugget ice.
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Eatzi’s Market & Bakery
3403 Oak Lawn Avenue
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This is a Dallas staple for all of your take home favorites. Famous for just about everything they serve especially their create your own sandwiches and salads. Everything is made fresh in house everyday. Stop by for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you’re thirsty, grab their famous lemonade or iced tea with nugget ice.
Awesome and creative Ice cream flavors. A little pricey, but worth it.
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
2649 Main Street
Awesome and creative Ice cream flavors. A little pricey, but worth it.
BEST popsicles in Dallas. Don’t be fooled and told to go to steel city pops. This place is legit. Get the s’mores popsicle and watch them toast fluff right in front of you.
Picolé
2656 Main Street
BEST popsicles in Dallas. Don’t be fooled and told to go to steel city pops. This place is legit. Get the s’mores popsicle and watch them toast fluff right in front of you.
Another all around great place to hang out and eat. Amazing rooftop patio with fantastic drinks. Get their appetizer sized nachos and just try to finish them by yourself.
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HG Sply Co.
2008 Greenville Avenue
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Another all around great place to hang out and eat. Amazing rooftop patio with fantastic drinks. Get their appetizer sized nachos and just try to finish them by yourself.
Amazing lunch spot. Their sandwiches are ginormous and best lemonade!
East Hampton Sandwich Co.
3888 Oak Lawn Ave
Amazing lunch spot. Their sandwiches are ginormous and best lemonade!
If you love pie and comfort food here!! Pie by the slice packaged up to go or eat in. Super cute place.
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Emporium Pies
2708 Main St
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If you love pie and comfort food here!! Pie by the slice packaged up to go or eat in. Super cute place.
Local hang with great food and outdoor space. Close to American Airlines center.
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Happiest Hour
2616 Olive St
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Local hang with great food and outdoor space. Close to American Airlines center.
Casual local hangout. Good food and beer.
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Katy Trail Ice House
3127 Routh Street
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Casual local hangout. Good food and beer.

Neighborhoods

This is the neighborhood in which we live and considered laid back and Lake living since we border White Rock Lake. Great place to go walk a trail and hang outside.
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Lakewood
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This is the neighborhood in which we live and considered laid back and Lake living since we border White Rock Lake. Great place to go walk a trail and hang outside.
Deep Ellum is a hip music scene with tons of live music venues. It’s always busy and fun to explore, day or night. Oliver Peck, from Inkmaster, shop is located here and called Elm Street Tattoo. Mama Tried is a fun country style live music venue. Brain dead is a local brewery, fun place to hang but not great beer or food. Also all the best murals to take your IG snaps in front of.
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Deep Ellum
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Deep Ellum is a hip music scene with tons of live music venues. It’s always busy and fun to explore, day or night. Oliver Peck, from Inkmaster, shop is located here and called Elm Street Tattoo. Mama Tried is a fun country style live music venue. Brain dead is a local brewery, fun place to hang but not great beer or food. Also all the best murals to take your IG snaps in front of.
Such a fun neighborhood to walk around with an eclectic style and fun shops. They also have fantastic food spots to try. Tejas, The Botanist and Pasidiso all have great cocktails. Stop into Dallas grilled cheese company for amazing food!
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Bishop Arts District
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Such a fun neighborhood to walk around with an eclectic style and fun shops. They also have fantastic food spots to try. Tejas, The Botanist and Pasidiso all have great cocktails. Stop into Dallas grilled cheese company for amazing food!
This fun local hang is basically a strip of restaurant of all kinds. Mostly always busy though so don’t go super hungry. Great views of downtown Dallas.
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Trinity Groves
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This fun local hang is basically a strip of restaurant of all kinds. Mostly always busy though so don’t go super hungry. Great views of downtown Dallas.
Expensive part of Dallas with upscale shopping.
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Highland Park
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Expensive part of Dallas with upscale shopping.

Sightseeing

Beautiful gardens with year-around exhibits to see. Buy tickets online before you go. Bring a picnic for a lovely afternoon lunch.
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The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Road
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Beautiful gardens with year-around exhibits to see. Buy tickets online before you go. Bring a picnic for a lovely afternoon lunch.
Really fun and interactive science museum. Cool for both adults and kids.
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Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 North Field Street
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Really fun and interactive science museum. Cool for both adults and kids.
Great way to spend the afternoon. Who doesn’t love an aquarium?!
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The Dallas World Aquarium
1801 North Griffin Street
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Great way to spend the afternoon. Who doesn’t love an aquarium?!
Amazing stadium. They have tours if games aren’t your thing.
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Cowboys Stadium
1 AT&T Way
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Amazing stadium. They have tours if games aren’t your thing.
Historic and always worth a visit. They have daily longhorn walks and a completely different vibe than Dallas. Perfect place to wear your boots and ten gallon hat, or get one made for yourself there. Make sure to eat at Joe T Garcia’s!! Most famous Mexican restaurant in DFW. Takes cash only.
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Fort Worth Stockyards
130 E Exchange Ave
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Historic and always worth a visit. They have daily longhorn walks and a completely different vibe than Dallas. Perfect place to wear your boots and ten gallon hat, or get one made for yourself there. Make sure to eat at Joe T Garcia’s!! Most famous Mexican restaurant in DFW. Takes cash only.
See the grassy knoll where JKF was shot. Very interesting museum full of history.
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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm Street
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See the grassy knoll where JKF was shot. Very interesting museum full of history.
Really cool way to spend an afternoon.
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Dallas Museum Of Art
1717 North Harwood Street
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Really cool way to spend an afternoon.
This is halfway a park and food truck stop in Dallas. Located in the heart of the city, it’s a fun place to hang out, take pictures and eat!
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Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
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This is halfway a park and food truck stop in Dallas. Located in the heart of the city, it’s a fun place to hang out, take pictures and eat!
World’s largest honky tonk. Go here for a good time, good beer and great music. Learn how to two-step while you’re here.
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Billy Bob's Texas
2520 Rodeo Plaza
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World’s largest honky tonk. Go here for a good time, good beer and great music. Learn how to two-step while you’re here.
GINORMOUS mall with everything from a movie theater to shopping and eats. Very busy so be patient.
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NorthPark Center
8687 N Central Expy
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GINORMOUS mall with everything from a movie theater to shopping and eats. Very busy so be patient.

Breweries

These are our favorite local breweries.
Oldest craft brewery in DFW. Known for their Dallas Blonde and Easy Peasy IPA.
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Deep Ellum Brewing Company
2823 Saint Louis Street
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Oldest craft brewery in DFW. Known for their Dallas Blonde and Easy Peasy IPA.
One of our favorite breweries! They have a fun shuffle board table and their ‘Sit down or I’ll sit you down’ beer will do just that!
Peticolas Brewing Company Taproom
2026 Farrington Street
One of our favorite breweries! They have a fun shuffle board table and their ‘Sit down or I’ll sit you down’ beer will do just that!
Fun place to drink, light bites and hangout.
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Truck Yard
5624 Sears Street
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Fun place to drink, light bites and hangout.

Nightlife

Best places to go for nighttime fun.
Famous drag bar in Dallas with seasoned performers. You might even catch Ru girls stopping by to perform. Make sure to bring $1s to support the talent. Best time!!!
Rose Room
3911 Cedar Springs Rd
Famous drag bar in Dallas with seasoned performers. You might even catch Ru girls stopping by to perform. Make sure to bring $1s to support the talent. Best time!!!
If you’re into the nightclub scene this has a fun rooftop bar to hang out at and great house DJ.
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Bottled Blonde
505 N Good Latimer Expy
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If you’re into the nightclub scene this has a fun rooftop bar to hang out at and great house DJ.
Fun piano bar for groups.
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Louie Louie's Dueling Piano Bar
2605 Elm St
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Fun piano bar for groups.
Bowling alley, karaoke bar and games like ping pong etc.
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Punch Bowl Social Dallas
2600 Main Street
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Bowling alley, karaoke bar and games like ping pong etc.
Night club where the socialites of Dallas mingle. Get there early, make reservations or get on the guest list.
Citizen
2923 Fairmount St
Night club where the socialites of Dallas mingle. Get there early, make reservations or get on the guest list.

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Vervoersmogelijkheden

Get a car or take an Uber.

Public transport isn’t great.