Dallas, Texas, is famous for many things: its football team, the Reunion Tower, and its history. But one more thing that has made it stand out among other cities in America is brunch.
Dallas has a thriving brunch scene with great restaurants and cafes serving delicious meals for any palate. Whether you are looking for a traditional American brunch or a more creative take on a classic, Dallas has something for everyone. However, deciding where to go for brunch can be difficult when there are so many options to choose from. We’ve narrowed it down to eight options, so you don’t have to!
Sadelle’s Highland Park
In Dallas’ Highland Park neighborhood, Sadelle’s is an elegant restaurant with retro elements and turquoise accents. In Harper’s BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, and The New York Times (among others), Sadelle’s is hailed as a must-visit brunch spot.
The restaurant’s eclectic menu features starters that range from oysters to shrimp, dumplings, and more. You can choose from various hand-sliced fish dishes for your main course: salmon or Scottish served with tomato and cucumber on a bagel. And, you can enjoy the meal with their special drink—the grapefruit cocktail.
Dining at Sadelle is by reservation only, and for parties of eight or more people, reservations are recommended 30 days in advance.
Ida Claire is a creative, southern-inspired restaurant and bar that offers meals with flavors from all over the world while maintaining a decidedly Southern twist.
Their menu mixes grilled chicken, hot tenders, shrimp, and grits. Their famous ding-dong chocolate cake is only one of the many dishes that have made Ida Claire popular. They also offer a unique selection of drinks available only in their brunch menu, including the much-talked-about Proud Mary and Who’s That Lady vodka—modern versions of classic drinks made with homemade ingredients.
But Ida Claire isn’t just a destination for great food and ambiance—it’s also become known as one of the best places in town to listen to classic vinyl records. Every weekday from 3–6 pm, customers can enjoy their favorite oldies while snacking on bar food and drinks during the vinyl hour.
The Biscuit Bar
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The Biscuit Bar is a cozy spot in Deep Ellum; its sleek black exterior with yellow accents makes it hard to miss. The interior has an Instagram-friendly and inviting atmosphere thanks to the neon signage and order counter, where you can place your order and get served at your table. In addition, they have a spacious and lovely outdoor seating area, which is perfect for dine-in if you’re bringing your pet.
Though the Biscuit Bar’s brunch menu is eclectic, their biscuits keep people coming back. That said, there are many fun drinks and add-ons to try! Their Tequila Sunrise, Tipsy Joe and Mimosa BFF are a few favorites. They also have a children’s section on their menu, which includes many meals kids will enjoy.
Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery
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If you’re looking for a cozy, rustic brunch spot in Dallas with a distinctly rural feel, look no further than Bread Winners Cafe and Bakery. Serving Dallas since 1994, their interior is filled with wood accents and ironwork, and plenty of windows that let in lots of natural light.
Julio’s Huevos is the highlight of their weekend brunch menu: grilled chicken served with crispy tortilla strips and brunch potatoes, accompanied by salsa. Other famous dishes include fried chicken served with waffles that come with both syrup and hot sauce. In addition to a variety of non-alcoholic options including hot coffee and fresh juices, Ida Claire also features a separate section on their menu dedicated to wine.
Bread Winners Cafe and Bakery has multiple locations throughout Dallas, including one in Inwood Village, Uptown, and Northpark Center, with both indoor and outdoor seating options available at all three branches.
Au Troisieme (“The Third Place”) is a polished, globally influenced bistro that rises above the other restaurants in Preston Center. The café’s modern interior—with a small bar, wooden floors, and rustic walls—makes for an exciting contrast to the traditional look found in many other coffee shops. It also has a nice but small patio perfect for brunch during summer and springtime.
Their weekend brunch is a special menu featuring baked custard French toast, fish provencal with white wine tomato, copers pan sauce, and many other delicacies. The bar serves mixed drinks, including their famous cocktails—the Rosy Mary and Unusual Situation—a perfect blend of sweet and savory sensations!
Oddfellows is a stylish and comfortable cafe in the Bishop Arts District. A trendy neighborhood that offers an invitingly relaxed atmosphere. An old bicycle dangling from the ceiling symbolizes this spot’s casual charm. It also has a lovely outdoor patio for patrons to enjoy on sunny days.
The menu features classic American dishes as well as seasonal specials. Their signature dish is the deviled egg appetizer, and their top meal choices include buffalo macaroni and cheese and a breakfast sandwich best paired with their famous chop salad. Their veggie burger with an oat patty is an excellent option for vegans. They also offer plenty of drink options—teas, coffees, and mimosas.
Oddfellows takes no reservations, so there’s usually a long line after the doors open at 7am. Yet it remains one of Dallas’ most popular brunch spots. If you’re trying to avoid waiting, try getting there early!
Located on Knox-Henderson, Knox Bistro offers a tasteful dining experience with soft yellow light and artfully decorated walls. You might not expect French cuisine to be so approachable—but Knox does it well!
The brunch menu offers a variety of dishes, including Rillettes de poisson, Quiche Lorraine (a French tart), and Croque Monsieur (a hot sandwich)—all prepared by chef-partner Bruno Davaillon. Another good thing about their food is that they use locally sourced, organic ingredients whenever possible.
Besides serving delicious food and creating a lovely ambiance, Knox Bistro offers private rooms for memorable lunches or parties.
Bistro 31 is a well-liked, elegant restaurant in the upscale shopping district of Highland Park Village that boasts both fashionable St. Tropez decor and an excellent cocktail-cum-sushi den. The décor has a distinctly European look—from stunning bespoke Murano chandeliers to white wood herringbone floors.
On the weekend brunch menu, you can expect French, Italian, and Spanish flavors in dishes like black truffle gnocchi and filet au poivre. Bistro 31’s menu also features a wide assortment of chilled seafood dishes and sides. If you have room for dessert after eating all your meals, go ahead—their desserts taste just as good as they look!
As you can see, there are plenty of great brunch places in Dallas. Whether it’s a traditional omelet or something more exotic—like fish provencal with white wine tomato and copers pan sauce —you can enjoy the best brunch in Dallas. No matter where you choose to brunch from our list, you’re guaranteed a good time. So make a reservation and enjoy all the fantastic food and drink options!