Y’all, Dallas knows how to do brunch.
I know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but Dallasites have taken it to a whole new level. So, to get your mimosa and chicken and waffles fix, where should you head to? Here are my favourite options for brunch in Dallas. Whether you’re a local looking for something new or you’re visiting for a weekend in Dallas, you aren’t going to go hungry!
Located in the oh-so-chic Statler hotel, slide into a booth at this diner-style restaurant and choose something from the all-day breakfast menu. With a tagline of “peace, love and biscuits” you better believe Overeasy’s biscuits are worth trying. You also can’t go wrong with the buttermilk pancakes which are fluffy like pillows and smothered in real butter and maple syrup, or the airy omelette. Instagrammers will also delight at the modern décor.
Don’t miss: The buttermilk pancakes and the Yukon gold potato hash bombs
Address: The Statler, 1914 Commerce St, Dallas
Hours: Open daily 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This coffee house / bar and lounge lives up to its name: Halcyon has a relaxed vibe where your server is more than likely to sit down next to you and chat while they take your order. The menu is a mix of skillets, unique takes on the classic eggs Benedict, waffles and pancakes.
If you’re partial to a mimosa, you’ll find flavours such as apple cinnamon, lemon lavender and cardamom pear as well as a classic mimosa, and if you can’t choose, then order the flight of mimosas. For those late risers, there’s $2 off all brunch drinks from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Don’t miss: The mimosa flight, fried chicken and waffles
Address: 2900 Greenville Ave, Dallas
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If you search for brunch in Dallas, Breadwinners is likely to be the option that comes out on top of your Google search. This brunch institution has outposts all over Texas, with three locations in Dallas. The Uptown location is convenient and has a lovely outdoor patio (dogs welcome!) for when the weather is
not 100 degrees decent.
I wish you luck in making a choice from the enormous brunch menu which has everything from scrambled eggs to pancakes and waffles to oatmeal and fruit. I hear the warm cinnamon roll is to die for – I usually never have enough room to fit it in!
Don’t miss: The farmhouse tacos that come with eggs, potatoes, jalapeño bacon and cheese
Address: 3301 McKinney Ave, Dallas
Hours: Brunch Monday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Up on Knox
Entering Up on Knox is like walking in to a glam French bistro, with its chevron-tiled floor and gold lighting fixtures. Here, everything is just a little fancier. The club sandwich is lobster, the scrambled eggs come with caviar and crème fraîche, the omelette is dotted with gruyere cheese.
Walk off your brunch with a stroll along the nearby Katy Trail.
At Company Café brunch is served seven days a week, so you don’t need to wait until the weekend to get your brunch fix. The Greenville Ave café is packed on Saturdays and Sundays, the patio filled with dogs of all breeds and sizes. The atmosphere here is casual and unpretentious and it’s the sort of place you can turn up to in your sweats. Build your own pancakes or choose from one of the breakfast bowls.
They also have an online gluten-free bakery.
Don’t miss: The bumblebee chickenscratch (fried chicken and biscuits) and bananas foster pancakes
Address: 2104 Greenville Ave, Dallas
Hours: Brunch served weekdays, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday and weekends, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Website: Company Café
The best value brunch in Dallas has to be at The Rustic. This popular indoor-outdoor venue serves up a family-style “jam and toast brunch” on Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For $17.95 per person, platters of cheese and fruit, eggs, bacon, sausage, Nashville-style hot chicken, grits, baby fried toast and donuts will fill your table and your belly.
Start the day here and keep the party going into the afternoon (the $20 bellini pitchers and $10 mimosa carafes will help).
Don’t miss: The baby fried toast is a cute take on French toast
Address: 3656 Howell St, Dallas
Hours: Jam + Toast brunch served Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Website: The Rustic
Not in the mood for pancakes or chicken and waffles? Head to Kirin Court for dim sum. This restaurant is ALWAYS packed with Chinese families – which is an indication that a place is damn good. Pick up plate after plate of goodies from the carts that weave in and out of the tables and wash it down with a pot of green tea.
Don’t miss: Try everything – be adventurous!
Address: 221 W Polk St, Richardson
Hours: Dim sum served each weekend from 10 a.m.
Website: Kirin Court
This Denver outpost recently opened in Dallas and they’ve been spawning new restaurants ever since: there are now three in Dallas. We first tried Snooze when we visited Denver and back then I thought my hangry-ness had something to do with why I found every morsel to be delicious.
Turns out, you don’t have to be hangry to enjoy the food here, because it’s just plain good. Classic omelettes, hash and tacos are served by super-friendly staff. You can’t go wrong here (but getting a table without a long wait is another matter…).
Don’t miss: Juan’s breakfast tacos are my favourite: tortillas with scrambled eggs, hash browns, cheese and pico de gallo
Address: 8041 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 846, Dallas
Hours: Weekdays, 6.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.; Weekends, 6.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Website: Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
Jonathon’s Oak Cliff
I’ll say this upfront: if you want to avoid an hour-long wait, get to Jonathan’s Oak Cliff early. This popular place is filled up from the moment it opens. I guess that’s why they had to open up a second spot just down the road. If you can, try for a table at the original location, in an old house on Beckley Avenue. When you do get your table, you’re going to want to order the chicken and waffles: a waffle the size of a plate topped with juicy fried chicken and a peppery white gravy. Is there any better way to start a Sunday?
Don’t miss: I already told you: the chicken and waffles
Address: 1111 N Beckley Ave, Dallas
Hours: Open day, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Website: Jonathon’s Oak Cliff
This great spot just near the Arboretum has a huge outdoor area, so it’s a lovely place for brunch in spring. This restaurant is known for its quality smoked meats, and these are found on the brunch menu, too. The Benedict comes with pulled pork and brisket, and a Belgian waffle with smoked fried chicken is their take on the classic dish. Mmm.
Don’t miss: Any of the dishes featuring their smoked meats
Address: 8602 Garland Rd, Dallas
Hours: Brunch served Sunday only, from 11 a.m.
Website: Smoky Rose
I could eat the French toast at Sixty Vines daily and die happy. Thick pieces of brioche are topped with lemon curd, marscapone and blueberry syrup and are worth the calories. If savoury is more your thing, the T.A.B.L.E breakfast sandwich served with duck fat eggs is another delicious choice.
There are two restaurants in Dallas: one in Plano and one in Uptown, so make sure you choose the right location when you reserve a table. It’s also great for dinner if you’re looking for one of the best romantic restaurants in Dallas.
Don’t miss: The French toast
Address: 500 Crescent Court, Suite 160, Dallas
Hours: Brunch served Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Website: Sixty Vines
Aussies seem to be taking over Dallas. If you’ve ever wanted to know what we people from Down Under eat for brekky (that’s breakfast) head to Ascension.
I’d been craving a simple egg and bacon roll and Ascension serves up one that is dripping with egg yolk and barbecue sauce. You’ll also find here – of course – avocado toast as well as an array of healthy options like granola and chia pudding.
There are six Ascension restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Don’t miss: The egg and bacon roll
Address: 200 Crescent Court, Suite 40, Dallas
Hours: Daily, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you’ve woken up a bit later than usual and you want something more lunchy than breakfasty, Americano has you covered. While you can get eggs and French toast at this Italian restaurant, the menu leans toward classic Italian dishes like cacio e pepe.
They’ve kept the staple brunch booze options like mimosas and bellinis (no Dallas brunch is complete without these, right?).
Don’t miss: Fried egg sandwich
Address: 1530 Main St, Dallas
Hours: Brunch served Saturday and Sunday
Americano is temporarily closed. Stay tuned for a re-opening date.
Where do you think you can get the best brunch in Dallas? Leave your tips in the comments below.
This post was published in January 2019, and was updated in June 2020 and September 2021.
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