Dally in the Alley
Dally in the Alley

Dally in the Alley

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dallyinthealleybistro.com/
  • Phone: 3862790161
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch:
    Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Lunch:
    Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner:
    Tuesday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Melanie Perryman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Georgia Avenue
  • Public Transit: Votran stop on the corner of Howery and Woodland Blvd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of downtown parking located in parking lots on Georgia Avenue, Woodland Blvd. and Artisan Alley.
A word from Dally in the Alley
Dally in the Alley is a small bistro located in Artisan Alley, DeLand, Florida, across from Café DaVinci. Their seasonal menu changes often and features American regional cuisine with a southern flair and global flavor. Dally in the Alley proudly supports local area farms as they continue to source fresh produce and ingredients straight from the fields. The Dally is open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.
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Dally in the Alley reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (11)neighborhood gem (10)special occasion (5)great for lunch (3)hot spot (3)good for groups (3)romantic (2)Show More
  • Not their Best Night
    Localguy
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I've eaten there a few times and food and service ee always excellent, but this night they replaced their bison short ribs with a ribeye steak special. I ordered it medium rare and it came to the table medium well. I called the waiter over and told him but offered no solution, just said he'd tell the chef.....When he brought vthe check he said that our glasses o wine were taken off the bill........That was appreciated but I would have rather have had a different meal as I could only eat about a third of the one I got......Mistakes happen so I'm not mad at them and I'll be trying them again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    thomasac0187
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I have a gluten allergy and they always do a wonderful job working with me. Every time I have been the food has been wonderful!! This is the perfect spot for a date night or just catching up with friends. The environment is casual and relaxed yet upscale. I absolutely love eating at Dally in the Alley!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and interesting menu
    OscarandAvivasMomVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The location is "in the Alley", but easy to find. The dining room is open with tables and chairs, a few stools overlooking the kitchen area so the potential for the noise level to go up is certainly there. We dined early and there was only one large party at the other side of the room, so our meal was very quiet. Service was fine. I don't know if extra staff shows up later in the evening as there was only one hostess/server when we were there. The menu is unusual and fun! Both hubby and I ordered the fish and is was very good. I would recommend Dally in the Alley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gourmet with a southern flair
    DeanVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I visited Dally in the Alley for the first time last week and was overall quite impressed. This is a small restaurant, so reservations are a necessity - but it is a very comfortable setting. The beer selection was good, with an interesting and wide range of styles, and the wine selection was also fairly good. The menu was small, but with enough options to suit most diners. I had the "Sweet Tea Chicken," which was moist and full of flavor. It was served on a mixture of black eyed peas, corn and with a little kale, and all of the flavors really worked together. I also tried my daughter's "Venison Strudel," which was also very good and not gamey at all. The service was fair, although not great, but I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy but tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Imaginative menu with interesting and tasty options. We were there for lunch. Our table had the fried green tomato BLT, turkey club, and beet patty (not a typo - was made with spiral cut beets). No one was disappointed with their choice. The food prep area is visible from the dining room - clearly the kitchen staff likes the music loud - we asked our waitperson to turn it down in the dining room and they did so without being too grumpy about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprising Find
    outoftowner
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Just passing through from out of town and took a chance on this place based on relatively favorable open table reviews. The waitress gave good feedback on the menu and wine/beer listing and myself and my colleague were very happy with both our dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dally in the alley
    sandi
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    After reading previous reviews, I was looking forward to their top recommended dishes. None of them were available that night so I ended up eating chicken. I could have had that anywhere.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good experience
    BHart
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Always have a great experience here. The food and service are excellent. Love that they source from local farms and change the menu seasonally. Even our teenagers love it. We aren't vegetarians but appreciate that there's always a meatless option on the menu. We really miss the vegetarian strudel and hope they bring it back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 9 reviews are from the Dally in the Alley reviews archive.
  • A gem in Deland
    Fiona
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I was reluctant to order roasted chicken (boring, dry, etc. ), but this bone-in quarter was very moist on the inside, crisp on the outside, very good with potatoes described as "salad", I say, roasted, and a garnish of kale. My friend's ribeye steak was excellent. juicy and flavorful with frites, not French-fry style but home fries. A rich savory cheesecake starter was plenty to share, also very good. No room for dessert. The wine list is interesting, unusual vineyards and many by the glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Near perfect
    5of7
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    At the recommendation of my brother, who stumbled upon Dally in the Alley a few weeks ago, our group of six decided to give them a try while vacationing in the area. The restaurant is small and nicely decorated. The service was great. Chris was very attentive and offered suggestions when needed. The food, of course, was the highlight. Everything was fresh and perfectly prepared. We had the pasta with scallops, fried green tomatoes, quinoa cakes (awesome), fish of the day (wahoo) and the Jamaican jerk chicken (which was spicier than anticipated for the guest). I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HIdden treasure
    Debber381
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We stumbled upon this hidden treasure while exploring Deland. We are from Pennsylvania and we have a delightlful lunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious in Deland
    kathyd
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Dally was recommended to us by friends; we figured we had nothing to lose but the 30 minute drive to Deland from New Smyrna Beach. Don't miss the savory cheesecake appetizer, it was awesome. We had the duck, the pork chop and the coq au vin, all were delicious. We tried three desserts, the chocolate cake with mint whipped cream, the friand, which was an almond blueberry muffin and the featured cupcake; chocolate cake with a peanut butter frosting . The star was the friend...moist and almondy. Yum. The chocolate cake was so-so; the cupcake was dry and the frosting was gummy. We will go again; I hope they have the quail on the menu. Excellent service, nice wine list and not over the top price wise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No bread , huh?
    GreatfoodfbVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    The food was good , but I still feel they should include bread with dinner , we had a problem paying extra for bread at the prices they charge ,
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find!
    ProfBif
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Dally in the Alley is now one of my favorite restaurants in DeLand. The chef uses locally grown produce and has a menu that offers a an excellent selection for everyone, including a vegans. The service is excellent and the chef is attentive to her guests. The ambience is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food prepared by
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Wonderful food prepared by an outstanding chef who comes by each table to check with her guests. Have eaten there twice and both times the food is wonderful. The location is in a quit side street in old downtown Deland, so it has a nice rustic setting. Can't miss meal at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who Knew?
    tommie33
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    We had just discovered this place via the Arts Festival. Had lunch and brought back friends a few days later for dinner. The food was very good, limited menu, but tasty and well presented. Excellent desserts and wines. Recommend a res at night. Opens for lunch then closes and reopens for dinner. BTW, seems like something always going in the Alley!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Local Food Dining
    Exercise2EatVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Use of local produce and seasonal items make this place very unique. The atmosphere is more of a trendy bar scene than a bistro in my opinion though. The salads were impressive and tasty. I thought the entree sizes were very small though. I had a mushroom polenta dish and was still hungry afterwards. I wish I had time to try their signature cupcake though. Service was very attentive and personal. I would like to go back to try their lunch options one day...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.