Where to Eat in East Dallas

Restaurant Recommendations

One of the best parts of visiting a new city — or having a staycation in a different part of town — is trying delicious nearby restaurants. And we love recommending our favorite places! Here is our short list of top restaurants for exploring the diverse food options near our Dallas bed and breakfast. We tried to include a variety of cuisines with something for everyone, from the best high end restaurants for special occasions to our favorite diners, quick bites, and casual vibes.

Feel free to ask us for any special dining recommendations in the area, and explore our top things to do while staying in Dallas.


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Town Hearth

1617 Market Center Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75207

This local Design District restaurant is the creative work of chef Nick Badovinus. The dining room has 64 crystal chandeliers, and an MG parked in front of the open kitchen. The menu varies from East Coast Oysters, steaks, and Sea King Crab along with some of the best desserts in Dallas.

Dine-in · Curbside pickup · No delivery
Reservations required: 214-761-1617

Bob's Steak & Chop House

4300 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219

Opened in 1993 this is the original location of the first Bob’s Steak and Chop House. The restaurant provides hand-selected, flavorful steaks for a special occasion dinner. The restaurant has white tablecloths and an award-winning wine selection.

Dine-in · Curbside pickup · No delivery
Reservations: 214-528-9446

Uchi Dallas

2817 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

Located in the arts district offering a  non-traditional take on Japanese food. Chef Tyson Cole brings the best offering from his other restaurant locations. Offering a seasonal selection of sushi, sashimi makimono, and yakimno to Dallas diners.

Dine-in · Curbside pickup · Delivery
Phone: (214) 855-5454

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Deep Sushi

2624 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75226, USA

Named the Best Sushi in Dallas by the Observer they were one of the first sushi restaurants in the Deep Ellum area. Offering a selection of beautifully presented specialty rolls, full-service bar, happy hour, and lunch menu.

Dine-in · Curbside pickup · Delivery
Phone: 469-290-3888

Pecan Lodge

2702 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

An award-winning BBQ restaurant offering pit-smoked barbecue and traditional homemade Southern food. Located in Deep Ellum and is great for the more casual dining experience. Called one of the Top 4 BBQ joints in the world by Texas Monthly.

Dine-in · Takeout · Delivery
Phone: (214) 748-8900

Velvet Taco

3411 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

Offering over 20 different tacos all made in-house. Casual dining with an outdoor patio.  Each week they have a featured taco with options like Korean BBQ, kimchee, and hot pepper pico, or slow-roasted pulled port with roasted hatch chili fig salad, arugula, and red onions.

Dine-in · Takeout · Delivery
Phone: (469) 862-8226

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Terry Black's BBQ

3025 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

Another great option for Texas barbecue, located in Deep Ellum. A 4th generation market-style barbecue open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. First come, first served restaurant that doesn’t take reservations but the line moves quickly.

Dine-in · Takeout · Delivery
Phone: (469) 399-0081

The Biscuit Bar

2550 Pacific Ave #150, Dallas, TX 75226

A casual restaurant in the Deep Ellum area serving traditional Southern goodness on a biscuit! Offering a selection of both savory and sweet biscuits with toppings such as Buffalo Blue Chicken, Seasoned Ribeye, and Steak and Eggs.

Dine-in · Takeout · Delivery
Phone: (469) 638-9390

Luckys Dallas

3531 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

A traditional diner serving locally-sourced farm-fresh ingredients. Enjoy comfort foods like chicken fried steak, meatloaf, and grilled cheese. A traditional diner with wrap-around windows perfect for people-watching.

Dine-in · Curbside pickup · Delivery
Phone: (214) 522-3500

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The decor and ambiance were fantastic. They really made our stay special. A definite GEM that you must go and see! 10 out of 10!