Selected Restaurants

Hungry? You're in luck!

We asked some of our best friends and came up with this short list of selected restaurants you might want to explore.

From white tablecloths to paper napkins, a wide range of eateries are nearby to suit just about anybody's ... well, tastes.

Just east of downtown and west of Fair Park, the Deep Ellum neighborhood was a hotbed for blues and jazz during the 1920s and '30s.

Among the dozens of clubs and restaurants, Deep Ellum is the place to go if you like a little urban funk with your fries. Some of our favorites:

  • Local, 2936 Elm St., # A, (214) 752-7500
  • Angry Dog, 2726 Commerce St., (214) 741-4406
With the slogan of "civilization begins with distillation," you know its libations are going to be good.  What may come as a surprise is how, hands down, this across-the-street-from-Fair-Park eatery offers some of the best bar food in Dallas.
  • Expo, 3611 Parry Ave., (214) 405-9926

Offering gourmet pizzas, oustanding libations and a comfy lounge vibe, here's a great spot across from DART light rail's Fair Park Station where you can chill out with friends.

Ever wanted to find a bar in Dallas that was casual, with tasty beers on tap, signature cocktails, and a nice, non-pretentious crowd? Didn't think such a place existed in Dallas? Think again.

The Dallas Examiner once wrote, "Stop by this local restaurant and you're likely to run into celebrities like Blair Underwood, Hill Harper, or Erykah Badu. The unpretentious setting across the street from Fair Park isn't the appeal. It's the barbecue, seafood, and friendly staff.

  • Two Podners, 1441 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., (214) 421-5327

Cold Beer Company is a local, neighborhood-friendly bar with a focus on beer, cocktails, homemade food and a great atmosphere.

Stonedeck Pizza Pub offers American-style pizza with a crispy crust. It has a full bar, over 100 craft ales, and specialize in house-infused moonshine.


Plus, north and east of Fair Park – tucked into a diverse, residential neighborhood is a former church that has been converted into a Hare Krishna Temple. This unlikely spot is the location for one of Dallas' most off-the-beaten path vegetarian restaurants:

This list of restaurants is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all restaurants within close proximity to Fair Park.  Neither has received any compensation for the listings shown. 


For a more detailed list of dining options in Dallas, a great place to look is the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Selected Restaurants