Great Local Eateries in Dallas

Dallas, Texas, may have a reputation for delicious Tex-Mex, savory chicken-fried steak, and sweet pecan pie, but there are endless choices of cuisine available in the area. When you’re going out for a casual meal, many local establishments provide great service, delicious food, and refreshing beverages. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, here’s a list of some of the best eateries in the Dallas area.


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Commissary is a neighborhood deli, bakery, market, and espresso bar in downtown Dallas. This restaurant is a great place for breakfast on the run, where you can grab a decadent pastry or a breakfast bagel sandwich and a latte on your way to a morning meeting. Of course, you can also sit and have a wonderful breakfast or lunch at Commissary. The service is fast and the food is delicious, making this an ideal dining spot if you’re spending a day running errands or shopping.

The restaurant features a full breakfast menu along with many other delicious items including sandwiches, salads, fresh produce, and its signature French dip sandwich served with pho broth. There’s also a tempting selection of bakery goods to choose from that are made fresh daily.

Commissary is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You can find Commissary at 1217 Main St. in Dallas.


Homewood features an original menu created by chef Matt McCallister, who enjoys cooking from scratch with locally-sourced ingredients. This small neighborhood restaurant is only open for dinner five nights a week and the comfort-food menu keeps satisfied customers coming back for more. Homewood’s dishes feature fresh, seasonal ingredients with a focus on flavor and simplicity. The cozy decor and homey ambiance make you feel comfortable from the moment you arrive, and the cheerful staff ensures you enjoy your dining experience. You can eat your meal inside or sit outside on the large patio or at the outside bar.

Some of Homewood’s popular appetizers are beef tartare or the bluefin tuna, which comes with a delicious cucumber relish. Entrees include tasty dishes like duck breast, soft shell crab, Thai-style chicken thighs, and coal-roasted pork chops. Homewood also has several delectable desserts such as the chocolate hazelnut torte.

Homewood is open for dinner on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. You can visit Homewood at 4002 Oak Lawn Ave. in Dallas.

Sloane’s Corner

Sloane’s Corner is an airy bistro serving American cuisine enhanced with international influences. The bistro serves lunch and dinner and has a full bar that serves cocktails as well as Happy Hour specials. The cooks prepare the delicious entrees daily from scratch, including braised short ribs, Berkshire pork chops, and grilled Atlantic salmon.

Sloane’s Corner has a cheerful ambiance and guests can enjoy live music on the spacious patio while they eat. Service is fast and friendly. The one thing you don’t want to miss at Sloane’s Corner is the amazing bread pudding, so make sure to save room for dessert.

Sloane’s Corner is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays for dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Sundays. Sloane’s Corner is located at 2001 Ross Ave., Suite 125, in Dallas.

Deli-News Restaurant and Bakery

One of the most popular delicatessens in the area is Deli-News Restaurant and Bakery, a New York-style deli with a large selection of authentic Russian-Jewish cuisine like latkes and matzo ball soup. The food may make you believe you’re eating in a genuine New York City deli. The restaurant has been a local favorite for over 20 years and is consistently voted the best deli in Dallas.

The deli makes all the dishes from scratch, including the bread. It offers a wide array of foods including breakfast entrees, sandwiches, soups, salads, appetizers, burgers, and smoked fish. The deli also features a large selection of fresh-baked breads and bagels, served with cream cheese or with homemade nova lox spread. There are also blintzes, potato pancakes, and matzo brie. Deli-News Restaurant and Bakery has a large dessert menu too. Try the New York cheesecake, the Hungarian apple strudel, or one of the many other mouth-watering desserts.

Deli-News Restaurant and Bakery is open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is located at 17062 Preston Road. Catering is available for meetings and special events.

Revolver Taco Lounge

Whether it’s Taco Tuesday or any other day of the week, head over to the Revolver Taco Lounge, a taqueria known for its creative Mexican dishes. Regino Rojas, or Gino, opened Revolver Taco Lounge in 2012 and it quickly became a favorite establishment among Dallas residents. On Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the restaurant serves the most unique Mexican brunch in town, featuring seafood classics like Pescado Zarandeado (fish tacos) and Puerto Nuevo-style Baja spiny lobster. It also features many other unique dishes including Michoacan enchiladas, pan-fried Texas quail, and birria de cabrito, which is a marinated braised goat dish.

You’ll find many entrees at Revolver Taco Lounge that aren’t available anywhere else in town. Restaurant hours are Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Revolver Taco Lounge has two Dallas locations. You can visit the Deep Ellum location at 2701 Main St. #120, or the AT&T Discovery District location at 208 S. Akard St., inside the food hall.

When you’re looking for some great homestyle cooking, thinking about a New York-style deli sandwich, or going out for a taco dinner, there are many restaurants in Dallas to satisfy your cravings. If you have another restaurant to add to this list, or if you try any of the dining establishments on this list, share your opinion so your suggestions can be added to future lists.

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