As summer arrives in Dallas-Fort Worth, it's the perfect time to enjoy sunny days and relaxed schedules. Whether you're planning a lunch with friends, a family dinner, or a happy hour hangout, we've curated a list of the top 10 restaurants and bars to visit in the area this July. And if you prefer outdoor dining, don't forget to check out our bonus recommendation.
Bobbie's Airway Grill in Preston Hollow: Located in Preston Hollow, Bobbie's Airway Grill is the talk of the neighborhood. With a menu that offers American classics like club sandwiches, Italian beef sandwiches, crab cakes, and rotisserie chicken with orzo, this upscale restaurant is a must-visit. Dress in business casual attire to fit the upscale ambiance. Find it at 5959 Royal Lane, Dallas.
Bob's Steak and Chop House in McKinney: For an upscale evening with friends or coworkers, head to the new Bob's Steak and Chop House in McKinney. Situated in the District 121 development, this location offers the same delectable steaks and sides as other Bob's establishments, but with the added bonus of a cigar lounge. Visit them at 7220 State Highway 121 S, McKinney.
Bojangles in Euless: Beloved Southern fast-food chain Bojangles has made a triumphant return to Texas, offering their signature fried chicken, biscuits, sweet tea, and seasoned French fries. The Euless location received rave reviews, and more branches are expected to open in Frisco, Little Elm, and Lancaster in 2023. Be sure to visit the first Bojangles at 201 E. Euless Blvd., Euless.
Brooklyn Dumpling Shop in Deep Ellum: Brooklyn Dumpling Shop brings a unique dining experience to Deep Ellum. Order your meal through an app or kiosk, and collect it from a warm locker without any human interaction. Founder Stratis Morfogen aims to revolutionize the dining experience with this tech-forward restaurant. Visit them at 2548 Elm St., Dallas.
Cafe Ciro (a pop-up): Follow the ever-changing location of Cafe Ciro and indulge in their Mexican coffees and breakfast items. From pancakes to chilaquiles, this pop-up offers a range of tasty treats. Keep an eye on their Instagram to find out where they'll be next.
Cuates Kitchen in Dallas' Oak Lawn: Cuates Kitchen is the permanent location for food truckers Carlos and Carla Rodriguez, offering Veracruz-style tacos and empanadas. Their family recipes, such as mole, barbacoa with guajillo peppers, and chicken tinga, are sure to impress. Find them at 3811 Fairmount St., Dallas.
Double D's in the Dallas Design District: Double D's is an adults-only bar in the Dallas Design District. Despite its name, it's not a strip club; it stands for Design District. Join friends for shots like the Razzle Dazzle, a raspberry-and-dill-infused vodka with lemon and ginger. Discover this unique spot at 1404 N. Riverfront Blvd., Dallas.
El Rincon Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar in Carrollton and Addison: Take your kids to El Rincon, where they can eat for free with the purchase of an adult entree. This family-friendly restaurant offers delicious Mexican cuisine such as fajitas, tilapia poblano, and tacos al carbon. Enjoy this deal at their Carrollton location (1114 S. Elm St.) or their Addison location (5004 Addison Circle).
Hamburger Mary's inDallas' Oak Lawn: Get ready for a fabulous dining experience at Hamburger Mary's, a drag show restaurant that opened just in time for Dallas Pride. Alongside its diner-style food, Hamburger Mary's hosts regular drag shows, karaoke, bingo, and trivia nights. Embrace the vibrant atmosphere at 4123 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas.
Maiden Fine Plants & Spirits in Fort Worth: Maiden Fine Plants & Spirits is a truly unique vegan tasting restaurant, offering a plant-based menu crafted with creativity and care. With an all-vegan staff, this establishment provides an extraordinary culinary experience. Keep in mind that the price is $150 per person for eight courses. Find Maiden at 1216 6th Ave., Fort Worth.
Musume in Fort Worth: Experience the intimate ambiance of Musume, a newly opened Asian fusion restaurant located in the Sandman hotel in downtown Fort Worth. This sub-level restaurant offers a perfect setting for a date night or a group dinner, with a unique 10-person table tucked inside a bank vault. Discover Musume at 810 Houston St., Fort Worth.
The Original Roy Hutchins Barbeque in Trophy Club: Barbecue enthusiasts should make their way to The Original Roy Hutchins Barbeque in Trophy Club. Founded by barbecue family patriarch Roy Hutchins, this location is separate from the Hutchins barbecue joints in Frisco and McKinney. Enjoy mouthwatering barbecue and engage in a friendly debate about which family member does it better. Visit them at 3000 TX-114, Trophy Club.
Rise No. 1 near Dallas' Love Field Airport: Rise No. 1 is a French soufflé shop that has expanded from Dallas to Fort Worth and Houston, with Plano as its next destination. This charming spot recently gained attention when Martha Stewart dined there. Indulge in their delectable soufflés and experience the culinary magic at 5360 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas.
Slider and Blues in University Park: Slider and Blues is a kid-friendly burger joint and arcade near Southern Methodist University. Bring your family and enjoy tasty pizzas and corn dogs while the kids have a blast playing games like Pop-A-Shot. Please note that currently, there is no interior door connecting the restaurant to the arcade. Find them at 6309 Hillcrest Ave., Dallas.
Slutty Vegan in Deep Ellum: Deep Ellum welcomes Slutty Vegan, a vegan burger joint with a mission to prove that a vegan lifestyle can be indulgent and satisfying. Escape the traditional salad stereotype and treat yourself to delicious plant-based creations. Discover Slutty Vegan at 2707 Main St., Dallas.
Speak in Rockwall: Step into the secrecy of Speak, a true speakeasy tucked behind a bakery in Rockwall. To gain access, you'll need a password and a reservation. Inside, you'll find a windowless room filled with jazz music, exquisite cocktails, and a delectable dinner menu. Lose track of time and immerse yourself in the experience at 104 N. San Jacinto St., Rockwall.
Stillwell's in Dallas' Harwood District: On the seventh floor of the new Hotel Swexan in the Harwood District, you'll find Stillwell's, a steak and seafood restaurant named after Hallie Stillwell, a pioneering female rancher in West Texas. While enjoying the culinary delights, learn about the impressive career of Barbara Werley, one of Texas' first female master sommeliers. Experience Stillwell's at 2575 McKinnon St., Dallas.
The Stix Icehouse in McKinney: The Stix Icehouse in McKinney offers a family-friendly experience for parents and children alike. While the kids play and burn off energy, parents can relax and indulge in food and drinks. Escape to this elevated oasis surrounded by trees at 301 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney.
Voodoo Brewing Co. in Grand Prairie: Grand Prairie welcomes Voodoo Brewing Co., a brewpub originally from Pennsylvania. Enjoy their selection of craft beers and indulge in a delicious burger. With additional locations planned in Prosper, FortWorth, and Plano, this is just the beginning of their Texas presence. Visit them at 1015 Ikea Place, Grand Prairie.
Wild Salsa in downtown Dallas: After a long wait, Wild Salsa is finally back open in downtown Dallas. With over 3 years of anticipation, this Mexican restaurant is ready to impress once again. CEO Nafees Alam's vision has come to life, offering flavorful dishes and a vibrant atmosphere. Celebrate the revival of Wild Salsa at 1800 Main St., Dallas.
Bonus: Boardwalk Bites' Carnival fair foods should always be on your list when it comes to satisfying your cravings this summer. Our food truck is located at Allen Premium Outlets. You can choose from Texan's favorite foot-long corn dogs, funnel cakes, chicken tender baskets, and of course, our thirst-quenching fresh-squeezed lemonades. Check our menu now for more exciting eats and treats.
As you embark on your culinary adventures this summer, be sure to explore these fantastic restaurants and bars in Dallas-Fort Worth. From upscale dining to family-friendly options, there's something for everyone to enjoy.