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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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Sushi restaurant in East Dallas, eating sushi with chopsticks.

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

pulled pork burger sandwich topped with cole slaw
friends dining out, salad out doors

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

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

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

Farm to Table Basket
Plate of Italian Food with Pasta and fresh herbs

Garden Cafe

5310 Junius St, Dallas, TX 75214

This favorite of ours takes the farm-to-table concept seriously, as their on-site garden provides many of the herbs and veggies for their seasonal menu. Their brunch menu, served from 10 am-3 pm, is a big hit on the weekends, with southern-influenced dishes. You’ll find unpretentious comfort food on their dinner menu. Their shaded back patio can’t be beaten for ambiance.

Dine-in · Takeout · Delivery
Phone: (214) 887-8330

Urbano Cafe

1410 N. Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

Owner Mitch Kauffman has won acclaim for his delicious Italian-focused dishes and commitment to building community, and they are located only five blocks from us. If you come for dinner on the weekend, you can make a night of it and venture a couple of doors down after your meal to their connected music venue, Two Doors Down, which often has live music.

Dine-in · Takeout · Delivery
Phone: (214) 272-3066

The Heights

2015 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX

The Heights is located in the eclectic neighborhood of Lakewood. A casual restaurant with a bar offering a variety of comfort dishes. They are the perfect stop for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Whether it’s a classic Burger or Chicken Pot Pie, each dish is crafted with equal reverence and attention. From pickles and dressings to sauces, soups, pastries, and desserts, they are all meticulously prepared in-house.

Dine-in · Curbside pickup · Delivery
Phone: (214) 824-5800

Cooked Thai Noodles in a Bowl
Best Taco restaurant in Dallas, three tacos

Bangkok City

4301 Bryan St #101 Dallas, TX 75204

Rated the best Thai restaurant in the city by Dallas Observer’s readers year after year, Bangkok City has been serving authentic Thai food for over 25 years, just a few blocks away from us. Don’t miss the Pla-Rad-Prig, a hard-to-find dish featuring a whole deep-fried red snapper served in a Chef’s specialty red chili sauce. Their extensive menu has something for everyone.

Dine-in · Takeout · Delivery
Phone: (214) 824-6200

Petra & The Beast

1901 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX 75214

Chef, master butcher, and founder of Petra and the Beast, Misti Norris, is a rising star and respected restaurateur, winning accolades from Esquire, Texas Monthly, and Food & Wine. Starting as a humble pop-up, this hidden gem of an eatery serves richly flavored and cleverly prepared dishes just seven blocks away.

Dine-in · Takeout
Phone: (318) 935-0906

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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