Meddlesome Moth

4.6
2788 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Dallas' original gastropub, The Moth is a full-service restaurant in the Design District featuring custom cocktails and one of the finest selections of hand-crafted beers in the US. With 40 Beers on tap! We feature local seasonal menu items and offer fresh blackboard specials daily. Our Covered (and enclosed) patio and Beer Garden are spacious for dining al fresco. Reservations are encouraged.
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AlliS
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shared plates were a great way to try different things. The burger and truffle fries were delicious.

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vipChristianeW
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu here is so eclectic and creative. The pork belly is amazing! I keep coming back!

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MariaF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The waitress was not very attentive. Took forever to get our drink orders then our food order. She never came to the table to see if anyone needed more water etc.. a great restaurant but need more enthusiastic waitresses

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Catherine
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is my favorite brunch spot!

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vipMichael
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really cool ambiance, interesting concept

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vipDallasfoodie
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meddlesome Moth always delivers a warm inviting environment with just the right touch of cool. The food is always on point and the staff is knowledgeable about menu items and drinks. The rock & roll stained glass tops it all off.

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RobinW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sampled a lot! Pork belly, perfection. Brussel sprouts, yummy! Grilled oysters, delicious. Moth balls, so cheesy and amazing. Dr. Pepper ribs, amazing! Fried chicken skins, surprisingly spicy and flavorful. The drinks are amazing as well.

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JenineS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This place is a new favorite, this was my second visit and I haven't been disappointed either time. Friendly, on point staff, great recommendations

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Ordered the Mother and Child and Poke Bowl - both had no flavor! Left still hungry… Would not recommend this place for brunch/ lunch.

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JessM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great spot, menu changed so I was slightly disappointed. Will be back but maybe for dinner instead!

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StevenH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very refreshing atmosphere, incredible beer selection, great service with personality, made the only standard food worthwhile.
In a beautiful ambiance such as is there, was disappointed that the food did not equal the experience.
Please don’t get me wrong. The food does not suck, but it definitely doesn’t reach the level that you expect after being valet parked, and join the other guests in the dining room.
Would not turn down an invitation for dining here again, but it will not be one of the “gotta get there” spots on our next Dallas trip.

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CharlesL
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a terrific lunch with an old friend who was flying through DFW on his way to Spain. Service was excellent - friendly, prompt and efficient. We both had the Pepper Bacon BLT. It is an outstanding sandwich. Fries are fantastic too.

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vipKimT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was not great, never made suggestions or told us what was on the specials. Food wasn’t spectacular

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vipJosephW
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The service was just fine and the restaurant space is very cool. But I was not impressed by the food. The MOTHER CHILD REUNION entree has jalapeno gravy but no spice and no real flavor. I literally thought I had COVID for a second. The guacamole was just average at best. The best thing I ate was the iced coffee, which was from a can.

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Chandra
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great 👍 and I love a good brunch spot. I will be back

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vipSiranV
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! Great food and service

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vipJulieW
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Wait staff very attentive.

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LisaB
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Staff was nonchalant and not too eager to refill drinks and get silverware after food arrived

We had to keep trying to grab our waitress. ( the place wasn’t too busy…. Staff was huddled in a corner talking.

Food was “ok”.
It is discouraging to spend over $200 on a dinner and walk past a minimum of 5 staff when leaving to have no one say Thank you. Or have a good night. 2 small words that go along way.

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vipREMA
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great waitstaff. HUGE selection of beer. Always look forward to a great dining experience at Meddlesome Moth.

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WillyT
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and it was perfect before we to grandkids to WICKED!!!

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VNorm
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is amazing and the food was nothing less astounding. The service team was on par without a missed step. Great time all in all!!

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EJS1
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We 3 really enjoyed our lunch experience at Meddlesome Moth! Food and Service was spot on. The daily special "chicken biscuit" had a nice twist to it and the Poke Bowl was fresh and tasty.

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JuliaT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding, one of the best meals I’ve had in Dallas - great vibe and playlist!

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vipChamp
Dallas
56 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative dishes cooked right and delivered with great service. A refreshing step up from most restaurants these days. Bravo!

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UrviD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun drinks and good food. I’d go back with a group of friends.

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NancyA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been six or seven years since I've enjoyed a meal at Meddlesome Moth. The food and service is still amazing!

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vipChip
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable meal and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great!

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vipTAJB
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to this restaurant in a while. The food was even better than I remembered. Very imaginative and delicious. Wine list was good and reasonable.
Our server was very pleasant and helpful. She steered us to some dishes we never would have ordered and they were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meddlesome Moth never disappoints. It’s been a while since I’ve been to the restaurant so I was happy to enjoy some tasty food. The pork belly and fruit cobbler were both to die for!

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JaredS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! The food was tasty and quick. The Service was top-notch; I will absolutely be back!

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Peglj
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and the waitstaff!

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cduffy
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fancy food in an un-fancy setting - my favorite kind of place. Be sure to get the cioppino

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LowellJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Shannon Wynne has a really neat little gem of a restaurant in the Meddlesome Moth. We were met at the door by the host staff and imediately seated. The waitstaff was friendly and eager to provide advice concerning the cocktail menu, as well as the food options. This is not a place to eat if you aren't at least a little adventurous! My darling bride and I sampled several of the shared plate items. The mussels were delightful and the broth was impressive. We like a bit more wine in the broth, but the kitchen turned out one that could go toe to toe with some of the best in Scotland!
We also enjoyed the brussel sprouts with a shaved bonito tuna topping which looked like it was alive when it was served (Wow!), the farmer charcuterie board, and the pork belly in a marshmellow fluff. Again, not something I woiuld try at home, but the sweet and savory worked amazingly well together!
Dessert brought us a wonderfully plated blueberry lemon cobbler with a mexican vanilla ice cream and chocolate pan du cote, rich and flavorful in it's own right! We had eaten there about two years prior and vowed to return, post Covid, and the ambiance was every bit as good this time around. Thanks, Shannon, and I really like the painting of Bix Tex, pre flambe'!

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KendelB
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space and service can’t wait to go again! Everyone is so friendly

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viphollyb
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal and Jessica our service was a superstar

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EricF
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has excellent food, great service, and an extensive beer list. I had a good experience, and will be back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We shared plates. Shrimp and grits were the highlight. Did not like Brussels sprouts or pork belly or blue cheese chips. Dessert was a 10 out of 10. Brunch was so good - expected more from dinner.

Waiter was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The waitress was not friendly and not didn’t think she cared.

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JanE
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Meddlesome Moth is rated 4.6 stars by 2788 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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