The Most Fun Restaurants in Dallas

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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.

Restaurants:Cafe Momentum, Gorji Restaurant, Pink Magnolia
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Comfort Food
Neighborhoods:Downtown, North Dallas / Addison, Oak Cliff / Bishop Arts
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Cafe Momentum

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
869 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
Cafe Momentum, located on Pacific Street, is one of the most fun restaurants in Dallas! Not only do they have a great environment with fantastic food, but the restaurant works to sRead more
98% recommended
Contemporary American in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Gorji Restaurant

$$$$·Mediterranean·
North Dallas / Addison
69 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Romantic
Gorji Restaurant, located on Belt Line Road in North Dallas, is a fine-dining spot for “New Mediterranean Cuisine.” Chef Gorji serves up Championship Steak and Seafood in a 7-tableRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Pink Magnolia

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Oak Cliff / Bishop Arts
694 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Comfort Food
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 hospitality, thRead more
85% recommended
Great for Brunch in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Euless

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Corridor
224 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Live Sports
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 Read more
81% recommended
Great for Brunch in Dallas - Fort Worth

La Calle Doce

$$$$·Seafood·
Oak Cliff / Bishop Arts
261 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
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 restRead more
100% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Chamas do Brazil

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Arlington
862 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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 oRead more
93% recommended
Brazilian Steakhouse in Dallas - Fort Worth

V-Eats Modern Vegan at Trinity Groves

$$$$·Vegan·
Trinity Groves
258 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
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 otherRead more
87% recommended

Barley & Board

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Denton
741 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
Barley and Board, which is technically located in Denton, is a gastropub that makes it food with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Some diners come here for the beer. However, moRead more
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Dallas Suburbs

Simply Fondue - Dallas

$$$$·Fondue·
Greenville Avenue
708 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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 atRead more
Romantic in Dallas

Jack's Kitchen

$$$$·Southern·
Lakewood / White Rock Lake
134 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
Jack's Kitchen, located in the northeastern corner of town, serves up “soul-satisfying food” that pleases its customers with its fresh flavors and unique tastes. The warm and cozy Read more
100% recommended
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Jinbeh - Lewisville

$$$$·Japanese·
Lewisville
148 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
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 ofRead more
100% recommended
Japanese in Dallas - Fort Worth

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,086 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Casual
  • Fun
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, SoutheRead more
Late Night Find in Dallas

Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Design District
418 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun
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 Read more
93% recommended
Best Value in Dallas - Fort Worth

Sundown at Granada

$$$$·American·
Upper Greenville
224 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
Sundown at Granada, located in Upper Greenville, is a casual farm-to-table restaurant known for its friendly ambiance and fantastic food. Next door to the Granada Theater, it boastRead more
93% recommended
Healthy in Dallas

Uchi Dallas

$$$$·Sushi·
Uptown
2,089 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
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, dumpliRead more
93% recommended
Best Food in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Bulla Gastrobar - Plano

$$$$·Spanish·
Plano
563 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
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 iRead more
90% recommended
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Salum Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
2,106 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
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 youRead more
100% recommended
Contemporary American in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
8,172 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Wolfgang Puck’s Dallas outpost occupies a space inside the landmark 560-foot building with the glowing ball illuminating the Dallas skyline. Diners ascend 50 stories to the top of Read more
92% recommended
Best Ambiance in Dallas - Fort Worth
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NAPA Thai Asian Cuisine

$$$$·Asian·
Colleyville
188 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
“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 enterprisRead more
92% recommended
Best Overall in Mid Cities