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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighbourhood
“Hip, quaint, in the middle of Massive revitalization, this is definitely one of our favorite neighborhoods in Dallas! Lots of good food, good coffee, great night spots, and for dessert, Emporium pies is a must.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Zoo
“Catch the nearby DART train from Whiterock Station to the entrance of the Dallas Zoo”
  • 52 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Walkably close, great pizzas and salads. Eno's Side Dough offers takeout pizza and beer.”
  • 45 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Counter-serve joint dishing up Central Texas-style smoked meats on butcher paper, plus local beers. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is such a unique place, I have always been with others. Its a great place for events - book clubs, poetry readings, etc. but also just a great place in a hip neighborhood to grab a coffee or glass of wine and take in the charm. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Music Venue
“One of my favorite old-timey music venues. The Kessler specializes in Americana/folk music acts.”
  • 38 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“It's a neighborhood favorite. Chef Matt Balke does great work. Tuesday nights are 1/2 price bottle of wine nights, that with a flat bread is a great dinner. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Café
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“Located in a great neighborhood with amazing food! Highly recommend a reservation though ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Cinema
“Old theater right down the street. It only has 1 screen so check the website to see what’s playing. Sometimes they have events, live music or are playing a classic movie. Great bar inside too. Also a piece of history as this is where they found Lee Harvey Oswald after JFK was assassinated. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Pie Shop
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“We never go to Bishop Arts and fail to visit this amazing little pie shop. Meghan loves the Smooth Operator (chocolate with pretzel crust). I'm partial to the Lord of the Pies (apple pied) a la mode. Warning: it's way cute.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“The owner of the home aka my brother, along with a few buddies who he worked with in the restaurant industry opened Nova about 10 years ago. Nova features an eclectic, chef-driven menu with ever changing nightly Chef features as well as a full bar. Nova combines great food with a comfortable atmosphere, serving as a place our guests can meet and eat, congregate and collaborate, in a setting that reflects the style of the neighborhood.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“One of the best restaurants in Dallas. Their brunch is unforgettable. A must try!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Cash only, and expect a small wait...but the tacos are delicious and the elotes is to die for. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Always and forever my favorite restaurant in Dallas! Diner food that is all vegan. It’s about a mile away and easy to walk to if you don’t feel like driving. Advice - try whatever’s on special and get a milkshake.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Several thriving Dallas locations make this a go-to favorite. Great Latin cuisine, margaritas, outdoor patio seating. An easy walk from Searcy House.”
  • 19 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“A French-inspired neighborhood bistro with great French/American food offerings and choice wines.”
  • 24 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Walkably close, great pizzas and salads. Eno's Side Dough offers takeout pizza and beer.”
  • 45 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Counter-serve joint dishing up Central Texas-style smoked meats on butcher paper, plus local beers. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Music Venue
“One of my favorite old-timey music venues. The Kessler specializes in Americana/folk music acts.”
  • 38 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“It's a neighborhood favorite. Chef Matt Balke does great work. Tuesday nights are 1/2 price bottle of wine nights, that with a flat bread is a great dinner. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Café
“Located in a great neighborhood with amazing food! Highly recommend a reservation though ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Pie Shop
“We never go to Bishop Arts and fail to visit this amazing little pie shop. Meghan loves the Smooth Operator (chocolate with pretzel crust). I'm partial to the Lord of the Pies (apple pied) a la mode. Warning: it's way cute.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Gastropub
“The owner of the home aka my brother, along with a few buddies who he worked with in the restaurant industry opened Nova about 10 years ago. Nova features an eclectic, chef-driven menu with ever changing nightly Chef features as well as a full bar. Nova combines great food with a comfortable atmosphere, serving as a place our guests can meet and eat, congregate and collaborate, in a setting that reflects the style of the neighborhood.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“One of the best restaurants in Dallas. Their brunch is unforgettable. A must try!”
  • 30 locals recommend

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