(Closed) NWR: 1st anniversary trip to Dallas – please help with plans!

posted 7 years ago in Dallas
Post # 3
29 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

Best site to see what to do in DFW is http://www.guidelive.com


It really depends what kind of vacation you’re having to suggest what hotels you want to try.  There are famous ones like Hotel Zaza, The Magnolia, and W Hotel and the like that are a  treat, but expensive.


Barbeque: You might look at the D Magazine’s latest Best of D edition to get more ideas if GuideLive didn’t help you enough.  There are tons of places to eat.  Someone will inevitably mention Babe’s Chicken so I’ll be the first.  I’d also recommend Mama’s Daughters Diner. 



Post # 4
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011 - Samuel Lynne Galleries and Marc Events

I love Hotel Zaza for a swanky vacation. If you want something a little less expensive, Hotel Palomar is also really nice and more laid back. The Fairmont is also nice (although older) but will put you right in downtown.

There are so many outstanding restaurants too! Anything in particular you looking for?

Post # 6
1868 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If you come in I think you should stay in the Uptowns area of Dallas. It would put you a little further south for your trip to see your family but it would be worth it! There are so many hotels that you could stay at too!

As far as sport bars go, Christie’s is on Mckinney avenue and is awesome for watching sports. There are tons of tvs, great food and good drink specials! I would reccomend you get there a little early (especially if the cowboys are playing!). There is also a free trolley that runs down Mckinney avenue so if you stayed in the area you could ride through town!

You can easily find brunch/breakfast places in the area. We are really big into that! Most places have bottomless mimosas too! There is a restaurant called Horne and Dekker. Its on Henderson which is a mile or so away from Uptown. They have the best homemade biscuits and gravy! You can get the chicken and waffles or chicken and biscuits! So awesome!!

PM me if you want any other ideas or reccomendations! Congrats on the Anniversary!

Post # 7
584 posts
Busy bee

It’s lunch time and I’m hungry!

Good local places that date back pretty far:

Snuffer’s (lower Greenville location, best cheese fries you’ll ever eat) http://www.snuffers.com/

Campisi’s (Mockingbird location; Jack Ruby was a regular here) http://campisis.us/

Gloria’s (lower Greenville or Bishop Arts location) http://www.gloriasrestaurants.com/

Matt’s Rancho Martinez (Lakewood location; try the Bob Armstrong dip) http://www.mattstexmex.com/

Blue Goose (lower Greenville or Addison location) http://www.bluegoosecantina.com/

Aw Shucks (Lower Greenville location) http://www.bigshucks.com/

El Fenix (Uptown location) http://elfenix.com/


Newer local places:

Victor Tango’s (my fav) http://www.victortangos.com/

Fireside Pies http://www.firesidepies.com/

Ozona (great patio! best chicken fried steak in Dallas) http://ozonagrill.com/

Mi Cocina http://www.mcrowd.com/micocina.html

Fuzzy’s Tacos (available in other states, but not CA) http://www.fuzzystacoshop.com/

I have lived in the ‘burbs for a year now (boooo) so I am less familiar with brand new stuff. But all of these are delicious! Babe’s Chicken isn’t in Dallas, but several nearby suburbs have them. I live 5 mins from one and it’s pretty good, but I don’t think it’s worth a long drive. If you make a trip to Babe’s, consider heading to Cedar Hill for the day–it’s about 20-30 min from downtown, also has a Matt’s Rancho Martinez, outdoor mall, and state park/brand new audobon center for some non-city fun. A really good bakery (http://www.bakery-on-a-hill.com/), too. There’s also a babe’s in Frisco, which might be closer to your relatives.

If you’re a shopper, make sure to hit NorthPark Mall–retail heaven! All price points. Also, you can booze it up while you shop because there are tons of restaurants, which makes shopping even more fun/dangerous. It’s like 5 mins from Hotel Palomar if you stay there, and there are a ton of other hotels nearby.

Fair Park is pretty cool, even in non-fair season there are museums and the fairgrounds are huge. Only go in daylight and only park in populated lots. There are good-quality musicals at the music hall (www.dallassummermusicals.com) for most of the year. A decent, low-key bar (Amsterdam Bar) and a good, quirky pizza place (http://www.pizzaloungedallas.com/) across the street.

I’m not a BBQ fan, but I would say Dallas is better known for Tex-Mex than BBQ.

Post # 8
21 posts
  • Wedding: March 2011

Hope I’m not too late in this.

Sonny Bryans BBQ downtown location, also Darice mentioned Babes chicken, thats a must. For a fancier dinner spot try Bob’s chop house on Lemmon, best steak ever. If your fiance is into golf theres a really fun place called Top Golf, it’s a 2 level driving range on steriods and has a bar!! 🙂

For hotels the ones the other girls listed are all great. Also look into The Mansion at Turtle Creek. This is a “treat” spot for dinner too.

Ft. Worth stockyards are cool and there is a historic hotel/restaurant down there that is really nice.


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