Dallas, to see, dos, and eat

posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 2
6929 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Commenting to follow. 

Post # 3
761 posts
Busy bee

Bbq: pecan lodge 

Street tacos: tacos la banqueta (specifically on Gaston)

Dessert: steel City pops

Heard good things about smoky rose, pappdeaux, twisted root burger

Post # 4
139 posts
Blushing bee

In two weeks, it is going to be hot(ter). The Texas sun is no joke, so try not to be out in the daytime for more than an hour at a time and wear sunscreen! I’m in the DFW area, so some of these recommendations are nearer Fort Worth. IMO, FW is better anyways so if you are going to be here for awhile take a day trip there.

You can never have too much BBQ. Lockheart Smokehouse is my pick, but google Texas Monthly BBQ and pick few to try. I like Hard Eight too, Heim if you make it to FW. Torchy’s Tacos are good, Tacodeli is too (go for breakfast and try the Otto + salsa verde). Are you flying in? There is an amazing empanada place just south of the DFW airport – Empa Mundo – looks sketch but I promise. Parliament is a good bar, pricey but plush. Deep Ellum is the hipster part of town now – there’s some good breweries there.

Activity-wise, I don’t have many recommendations. Check out Topgolf – I thought I had zero interest in golf but it’s a heck of a lot of fun. Go to a Rangers game and get a Boomstick and Texas Snowballs. The Perot really is a good museum, there’s a reason it pops up on every list. Can’t go wrong with hanging out a pool either.

Post # 5
82 posts
Worker bee

The JFK Museum is absolutely worht checking out.  Block out some time to watch dorks run into the road and take selfies on the X where he was shot.

Post # 7
10106 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Babes Chicken Dinner House if neither one of you are against meat. Twisted Root has tasty burgers. 

As for sights, check out Dealey Plaza. If you don’t mind venturing out of Dallas then Fort Worth has one of the top rated zoos in the country (it’s gonna be hot as a bitch though) we also have amazing museums. See a movie at Alamo Drafthouse, it’s the bomb and the food is great (the chairs on the front row full recline!) I personally love stuff like the Palace of Wax/Ridleys Believe It or Not. We have a great Six Flags but again, hot as balls.

Post # 8
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Our favorite place to eat is Mash’d! There is one in Ft Worth and one in Frisco. It’s so good and worth the drive. 

Post # 9
1592 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

misslioness :  you’re going to be in Fort Worth? I’m a huge (HUGE) fan of the Kimbell Art Museum. It’s world renowned, and I find the exhibits are usually more interesting than the dallas fine art museum.  It’s definitely a good place to check out when it is hot as heck mid-day  if you’re into it, there are several antique shops not too far from there, as well as a few other museums. Also – the stockyards. 


The last time Fiance and I were up there, we had dinner at the Corl and Pig Tavern – food and drinks were delish! I went to uni in Fort Worth, and the Charlesons on Hulen and Fuzzys right next to campus were my favorite haunts. 


In Dallas specifically, La Duni is great for coffee and dessert (they have a Nutella cake). I’d recommend the Arboretum because it’s beautiful, but man it’s going to be hot. Sorry. I just asked Fiance (who is a native from the area) what is fun in dallas and he literally said “I have no idea. I never had fun in Dallas” 😳. Am racking my brain and the few memories I have from Dallas are driving to see the grassy knoll, but it was at night. And a late summer evening on a patio at a place that has apparently closed. I hear good things about the Bishop Arts District though. 🤔

Post # 10
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Places to go: Dallas Zoo, Aquarium, Perot Museum

Bar: The Tipsy Alchemist.   Great bar, fun atmosphere, delicious drinks

Food: Baboush (Moroccan) It’s my favorite restaurant in Dallas. I have eaten at a lot of places. Lol


Post # 11
916 posts
Busy bee

I just moved here 3 weeks ago, so I’m still learning the ropes. For BBQ, I second both ‘Hard Eights’ and ‘Pecan Lodge’. The JFK museum is mandatory for any history person. I’ve heard a lot of the cool stuff is in Fort Worth for true Texas feels. I went to Billy Bobs this weekend in FW with a friend, and it was as Texas as it gets. Holy line dancing and TONS of fun! 

Post # 13
3254 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Twin Falls in Dallas.

Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth Zoo, Dallas World Aquarium. 


Post # 14
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

misslioness :  Six Flags over Texas if you like amusement parks, Pappadeaux if you like seafood, Bob’s Steak and Chops if you like steaks/fine dining, and Blue Fish if you like sushi. I’ve also heard great things about Babe’s!!! 

Try the new State Farm Cityline complex in Richardson, it is a new development with some good restaurants (it is near hwy 75 & Renner). 

If you want a little night life, check out Addison (it’s a little trendy city near the Dallas North Tollway & Belt Line) a lot of professionals go to happy hour and dinner in that area. Also, the Shops of Legacy (near Dallas North Tollway and Legacy) for nice restaurants and bars.

Like PP have mentioned, it is usually hot in Texas June – (early) October! Stay hydrated and have fun!!!

Editing: The places I named are on the Dallas/North Suburb side of the metroplex. He is definitely closer to Fort Worth. There is plenty to do on that side of town too!

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