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The Best Brunch Restaurants in Dallas

The city of Dallas has a rich history rooted in cattle ranching, farming, and oil production. The Texas city grew rapidly in size after the railroads sprung in the late 1800s and has become an important business and financial center since. With its myriad of professional sports teams, the Dallas Museum of Art, modern and postmodern architecture and top-rated attractions like the Dallas World Aquarium, you'll always mosey along something to see in Dallas. When it comes to food, you can find it all here, from tacos to Thai cuisine and fine dining to food trucks. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out for the best brunch in Dallas? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. If you'd like a mouthwatering mid-day meal, check out our list of where to find the best brunch in Dallas.

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19 Restaurants
Updated October 01, 2021
Restaurants:Restaurant506 at The Sanford House, Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Euless, TX, Café 43
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American
Neighborhoods:Arlington, Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Corridor, Downtown
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Restaurant506 at The Sanford House

$$$$
Contemporary American
Arlington
4.8
1479 reviews
Restaurant506, located in The Sanford House Inn & Spa in Arlington, is a lovely fine dining establishment that caters to both guests and the general public. Stop in here for brunch and the exquisite atmosphere and refined surroundings will wow you. The menu is “Inspired American” cuisine and features dishes made with only the freshest ingredients and everything is hand-prepared by the culinary team. The menu changes seasonally, but the weekend brunch features items like the Traditional Eggs Benedict, Smoked Brisket Migas, the 506 Burger and a list of “Rise and Shine” cocktails to pair with your meal.

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Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Euless, TX

$$$$
Contemporary American
Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Corridor
4.4
464 reviews
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, located in Euless Mid Cities in Dallas, is an upscale but laid-back Contemporary American restaurant and Gastropub. Their mission is to combine the traditional values of European and American pubs to create a place where friends and family can celebrate life and enjoy handcrafted food, beers and cocktails. They serve an awesome weekend brunch, which includes a full list of hearty American staples like Spicy Fried Chicken and Waffles, Corned Beef Hash, the Lion’s Breakfast Burger and more.

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Café 43

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.8
1340 reviews
Cafe 43, located at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in downtown Dallas, is a contemporary American restaurant known for their locally-sourced, organic, seasonal and sustainable menu. The interior is stunning, with beautiful design, a private entrance and a breezy terrace. Plus it has enough room to host large private events. Their brunch menu, served on Saturdays and Sundays, features a southern Benedict with pulled BBQ pork, biscuits and andouille sausage gravy, a steak and eggs plate, Texas pecan praline French toast and much more.

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Whistle Britches - Dallas

$$$$
American
Texas
4.6
601 reviews
Whistle Britches is all about chicken. They opened in 2016 in order to serve Dallas with the tastiest fried chicken in town along with a full menu of farm fresh ingredients and soul food dishes. The scratch kitchen bakes fresh buttermilk biscuits and some of the best chicken sandwiches diners have ever had. They also have a large selection of local craft beers and inventive cocktails. Brunch item features dishes like crispy chicken tenders, biscuits and gravy, chicken and waffles and more.

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Mac's Bar & Grill

$$$$
Steakhouse
Arlington
4.8
1394 reviews
Mac’s Bar and Grill, located in a prime spot in Arlington, TX, sounds like it would be a super casual spot, but it’s not. Diners enter into a super elegant dining area with a rich, classic motif that’s perfect for a date, a business brunch or a special occasion. Mac’s is a steakhouse and seafood restaurant with an eclectic menu. Most items have their own unique Southwestern influence and both newcomers and longtime regulars think that is has the best brunch in Dallas. Their specialties include Eggs Blackstone, Snapper Ranchero, a Southern Eggs Benedict and more.

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The Henry - Dallas

$$$$
Contemporary American
Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Corridor
4.7
1982 reviews
The Henry, located in the DFW Corridor, is a fantastic neighborhood restaurant. Diners here can always count on a warm welcome from the waitstaff, servers and bartenders who remember your order and a casual, inviting atmosphere. It’s a great spot for a delicious cup of coffee, brunch with a colleague or a mid-day meal with family. The brunch menu is expansive, with selections like the California Scramble, Chicken Fried Chicken, Smoked Norwegian Salmon and more along with a full selection of pastries from the bakery menu.

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J. Theodore

$$$$
Contemporary American
Frisco
4.6
1342 reviews
Bonnie Ruth’s is a sophisticated yet relaxed restaurant in the suburb of Frisco that remains one of the favorite neighborhood spots in the area. The menu focuses on hearty fare rooted in the classic French technique, such as steak frites, cast iron PEI mussels, and other bistro foods. They also have a beautiful Belle Epoque style bar with a long list of original cocktails. Their brunch is one of the best in town and features a buffet from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Items include Eggs Benedict, Biscuits and Gravy, Celeriac Potato Mash and more!

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Mignon - Prime Steaks, Seafood and Cocktails

$$$$
Steakhouse
Plano
4.6
1882 reviews
Mignon is a lovely fine dining restaurant located in the suburb of Plano, just outside Dallas. They have a warm romantic atmosphere that will transport you to a different era, just like you’re sitting in Paris in your own private bistro. The focus here is on steak, seafood and upscale French food and you can expect to get the very best in service and the freshest seafood and ingredients available. The excellent brunch menu includes a Filet Mignon Omelet, Eggs Benedict, Vanilla Bean Pancakes and more.

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Mercat

$$$$
Contemporary French
Uptown
4.6
1161 reviews
Located in the Harwood District, Mercat Bistro is a cozy and comfortable uptown restaurant that locals love. With an interior inspired by the finest European dining and culinary practices, Mercat has a romantic vibe and showcases stunning antiques that come from all over the world. The menu focuses mainly on Contemporary American and French dining with a unique twist. Come in for brunch on Saturday and Sunday to try dishes like the Croque Madame Sandwich, Lobster Roll, Crab Benedict and Steak and Eggs.

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Prime Farm to Table

$$$$
Contemporary American
Flower Mound
4.7
920 reviews
PRIME is a casual yet refined Contemporary American restaurant located in the Flower Mound neighborhood in the suburbs of Dallas. The goal of the restaurant is to support local farmers in Texas as much as possible and to ensure that every dish features the freshest seasonal ingredients. The menu changes regularly and includes both old world and new world offerings, including the brunch menu. They have starters, entrees and dessert and options include dishes like Oysters, Stuffed French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, Warm New England Lobster Roll and more.

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V-Eats Modern Vegan at Trinity Groves

$$$$
Vegan
West Dallas
4.2
284 reviews
V-Eats is a Modern Vegan restaurant in the Trinity Groves neighborhood of Dallas. The goal here is to prove that vegan food can appeal to anyone and taste just as good as any other kind of cuisine! Chef Troy Gardner and the culinary team here specialize in crafting delicious plant-based “meats” that will amaze you and your non-vegan friends! The brunch menu is vast and varied and their signature vegan favorites include the Chicken Fried Steak, a Southern Breakfast, The BLTA and the Sausage and Egg Biscuit, all of which use seitan or other meat substitutes.

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The Heritage Table

$$$$
American
Frisco
4.8
753 reviews
Located in an old 19th-century Victorian house, The Heritage Table in the Frisco suburb might have the best brunch in Dallas, according to many locals. The restaurant focuses on American, Contemporary American and Comfort Food cooking and is all about delivering high-quality, hand-made meals in a laid-back and friendly setting. It’s great for families and also a perfect spot for an intimate date. Plus they have a full bar with craft cocktails and a Texas craft beer list. Brunch features specialties like Fried Chicken Biscuits and Buttermilk Beignets.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Edith’s French Bistro

$$$$
French
Plano
4.0
22 reviews
Situated in the suburb of Plano, Edith’s French Bistro serves an amazing, all-day brunch in a bright and chic space with rustic wood and splashes of white on the walls. It has tons of seating and French music plays all day to get you in the mood for the quaint, French cooking. The brunch items appear on the menu every day at all times and include options like soft scrambled eggs with raclette cheese and baguette, ricotta pancakes with blueberry sausage and a tenderloin omelet. It’s a great place to fill up without spending a lot of money!

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Hannah's off The Square

$$$$
Contemporary American
Denton
4.6
1789 reviews
Hannah’s off The Square is a casual fine dining spot nestled in the heart of Denton, a northern suburb of Dallas. Originally located on Hickory Street, Hannah’s moved to this much larger location with five unique dining areas to better serve its patrons. Dine inside or out on the beautiful courtyard and enjoy food and wine that match the eclectic spirit of the town. The brunch menu offers a wide variety of small plates and entrees, including a Kale Caesar salad, a Napa Valley Chop Salad, Hannah’s Burger, a Barley and Black Garlic Vegetarian Meatball Sub and more.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Ida Claire

$$$$
Contemporary Southern
North Dallas
4.7
3819 reviews
If you want to experience a real southern restaurant while you’re in Dallas, check out Ida Claire’s in the Addison neighborhood. It’s a funky, southern influenced restaurant and bar with amazing southern food and influences from many different regions. The cocktails are also quintessentially southern, like the Mint Julep and Old Fashioned, but with their own special spin. The brunch menu includes Chicken in a Biscuit, a Grilled vegan burger, a famous New Orleans-style Muffuletta and a Nashville Hot Chicken plate.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Wildwood Smoke Craft Whiskey - Southlake

$$$$
American
Southlake
4.7
1120 reviews
Wildwood is a favorite dining destination in Southlake, a suburb of Dallas, that serves delicious American food, steak and seafood. The restaurant is an ideal spot for a business lunch, date night or weekend brunch. They have over-sized booths, private dining rooms, a spacious bar and outdoor patio.The food focuses on the grill here, including hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, gourmet burgers and more. They also have a list of Southern Favorites, including Hickory Smoked Fried Chicken, Gulf Shrimp and Grits and a Macaroni Skillet.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Texas Spice

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.3
465 reviews
Texas Spice, a popular Contemporary American restaurant is the premier eatery at the Omni Dallas Hotel downtown. It serves 3 meals a day and puts a focus on capturing the true flavors of Texas. They emphasize local ingredients and southern style cooking and put a twist on hometown classics. The interior is rustic and elegant, designed with repurposed materials like red brick walls, garage style doors and wood details. Menu items for brunch include a Breakfast Burrito, Brisket Hash, French Toast and more.

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Pink Magnolia - Permanently Closed

$$$$
Comfort Food
Oak Cliff
4.1
710 reviews
Pink Magnolia is an elegant yet casual eatery located in the Oak Cliff / Bishop Arts neighborhood of Dallas. Inspired by the magnolia flower as a symbol of southern strength and hospitality, the restaurant strives to deliver the nostalgic charm of southern home cooking and manners. The focus here is on American Comfort Food and they have what many think is the best brunch in Dallas. Along with an extensive list of specialty brunch cocktails, they have a full selection of southern favorites, including Cayenne Garlic Shrimp and Grits, Fried BBQ Lobster Biscuits, Strawberry Lavender Pancakes and more.

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Ivy Kitchen - Permanently Closed

$$$$
American
Far North Dallas
4.4
418 reviews
IVY Kitchen, located in North Dallas, is a casual yet elegant American comfort food place that offers an eclectic variety of foods. The restaurant started out as a place to meet, eat and drink before or after a movie and has since become a local favorite for high-quality eats in Addison. They focus on unique, creative takes on classic American comfort food, a great wine list, inventive cocktails and super cold draft beers. Their weekend brunch has amazing selections like Brisket Breakfast Tacos, Cajun Crab Cake Benedict, Southern Chicken, Biscuits and Gravy and healthy, lite options as well.

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