Eat on the go or before the show

Fair Park-area dining runs the gamut, from cotton candy to carmelized lemon tarts.


You won't need to find the treats during the State Fair. Their seductive aromas will find you.

As you stroll the Midway or step out of an exhibit, your nose will lift and aim toward everything from corn dogs and barbeque to fried chocolate truffles and tamales.

Visiting us at any other time of year? Dine in Fair Park or explore some of the delightful (and sometimes funky) eateries just a short distance away.

You will not go hungry.

State Fair of Texas

Deep Fried "Breakfast for Dinner", Chicken Fried Loaded Baked Potato, Fried Sriracha Balls ... are you catching a trend here?


These are just some of the food choices you'll find at the State Fair of Texas. Grab a napkin and see the whole menu.

Fair Park Restaurants


From chicken-fried steak and the country-style cooking of the Old Mill Inn Restaurant, to a gourmet buffet prior to a performance at the Music Hall at Fair Park, there are still on-site food choices even when the voice of Big Tex can't be heard.

Nearby Dining

Many restaurants and lounges can be discovered within five miles and in some of Dallas' most popular dining neighborhoods, including downtown, Deep Ellum, Uptown, Southside, Bishop Arts in Oak Cliff and Trinity Groves in West Dallas.

But allow us to recommend some original restaurants, closest to Fair Park.