The Most Fun Restaurants in Dallas

Located in the Northeastern corner of Texas, Dallas has blossomed into the second-largest city in the state. Dallas has a rich history rooted in cattle ranching, farming, and oil production and grew rapidly in size after the railroads arrived in the late 1800s. It went onto become the important business and financial center of today. 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, Dallas always has something going on. Kitchens in town serve up Texan favorites and international flavors, from tacos to Thai cuisine and fine dining to food trucks. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. If you’re looking for a lively and entertaining spot to dine, check out our list of where to find the most fun restaurant in Dallas right now.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Euless, TX, La Calle Doce, Chamas do Brazil
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Seafood, Brazilian Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Corridor, Oak Cliff / Bishop Arts, Arlington
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Euless, TX

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Corridor
389 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating

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 o...

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Neighborhood Gem in Mid Cities

La Calle Doce

$$$$·Seafood·
Oak Cliff / Bishop Arts
273 reviews
  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly

La Calle Doce in Oak Cliff is an upscale restaurant serving some of the best-quality Mexican seafood in town. It’s a local institution and many consider it one of the most fun restaurants in Dallas. M...

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Seafood in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Chamas do Brazil

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Arlington
1,323 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups

Chamas do Brazil, which means “Flames of Brazil,” is an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse located in the Arlington neighborhood. They feature a special method of roasting meat based on the old gaucho tra...

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Healthy in Mid Cities

Simply Fondue - Dallas

$$$$·Fondue·
Greenville Avenue
1,115 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Simply Fondue is a super fun restaurant in Dallas when you’re looking for a totally unique dining experience! Located on Greenville Avenue, it offers a relaxed and casual dining atmosphere where you c...

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Jinbeh - Lewisville

$$$$·Japanese·
Lewisville
251 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries

Looking for a Japanese classic? Look no further than Jinbeh, a restaurant that has been serving the mid-cities area since 1988. This restaurant made a name for themselves as one of the first authentic...

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Japanese in Dallas - Fort Worth
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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,138 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Live Music
  • Pre/post Theatre

House of Blues Restaurant and Bar is one of the most fun restaurants in Dallas for live music, especially if you’re looking for comfort food. They feature made-from-scratch, Southern-inspired cooking ...

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Delucca Pizza & Wine - Dallas

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Design District
993 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

Another one of the most fun restaurants in Dallas Delucca Gaucho Pizza and Wine. It’s a gorgeous tile-floor space with industrial accents and a welcoming environment. The pizza at Delucca is the star ...

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Pizzeria in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Uchi Dallas

$$$$·Sushi·
Uptown
3,338 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot

Located in Uptown is Uchiba Dallas, a hip Japanese joint with its sister restaurant Uchi, located downstairs. Uchiba has a complete Japanese food menu, including buns, baos, dumplings, and yakitori. D...

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Sushi in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Bulla Gastrobar - Plano

$$$$·Spanish·
Plano
1,207 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date

Bulla Gastrobar, located on Legacy Drive in Plano, is a super fun restaurant in Dallas to head for delicious Spanish tapas. Originally started in Florida, Bulla became so popular it started expanding ...

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Salum Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
2,431 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

Salum is an upscale yet fun restaurant centrally located between the West Village and Knox-Henderson areas. The space, design by Julio Quinones, one of Dallas’ most progressive young designers, is sup...

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Contemporary American in Dallas - Fort Worth
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NAPA Thai Asian Cuisine

$$$$·Asian·
Colleyville
404 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation

“Napa” comes from a Thai word meaning ‘The blue infinite,’ and this restaurant definitely gives off that kind of otherworldly vibes. Opened in 2018 by a Thai family-owned enterprise, Napa features aut...

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Best Overall in Mid Cities