Meddlesome Moth

4.6
2843 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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RonG
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Looked forward to having a night out. Have had brunch here in the past and was pleased. Service was mediocre at best. Restaurant was not terribly busy for a Saturday night. One of the meal was forgotten about and we ended up sharing one. The second meal was delivered by a manager about the time we were finishing. No explanation just "we took it off your bill" The parking lot attendant was much more attentive to our needs than the restaurant staff

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CatherineD
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive list of beer on tap, nice selection of wines by the glass or bottle, all chosen to compliment the food. Many shareable dishes as well as half-sizes so easy to customize your meal. Shaved Brussels sprouts salad was delicious as was the pork loin. Very prompt service for a Saturday night, too! I’d come back every week if I lived in Dallas.

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SherryE
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday dinner here, and it worked out wonderfully. Great waitstaff, cozy atmosphere, and off-the-chain food and bev. Can't wait to do it again!

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JenS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Bloody Marys were good!

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WendyB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We loved everything about this place. If there was more than one vegan option that would’ve made it even better. I want to go back but I would have yo get the same thing every time.

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JeannieM
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it! Healthy, high quality food. I’ll be back the next time I’m at the market.

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CesarS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place, their beer selection is amazing. Great place for brunch as well!

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joegilbert
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside to maximize social distancing; service was terrific. MM may have the most perfectly done seafood… three dishes, each of which were perfect. And that was after 2 appetizers. We love MM

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We decided to order several shareables rather than three entrees so that we could try more since this was our visit time dining at Meddlesome Moth. We ordered the sirloin skewers, bleu cheese chips, house hummus, and moth balls. We loved everything, but the Moth Balls were not what we were expecting.

Still being hungry, we ordered a large Caesar for the table, and we were not in love with the Romain rib style salad, and there was little to no dressing. For desert, we ordered the Chocolate Pot and the TX Olive Oil Cake. We thought the olive oil cake was very dry, but the Chocolate Pot was tasty.

Overall, we enjoyed the ambiance of Meddlesome Moth and I can’t wait to recommend this restaurant to some of my foodie friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Been coming here for years. Every time we are in Dallas we made it a point to stop by. Last couple times which were a few month apart, the food quality as well as the service got a lot worst. Noticeably worst! To the point we will most likely never come back here again.
Last night’s meal took about an hour to get to our table. Once it did, everything was way over salted. We are not once to complain to the waitress/waiter, but this time we had to say something. Pork belly was uneatable as well as the salty and not sweet corn bread. What a bummer!
Also we ordered one of our favorite dishes, bone marrow. When it came out there was nothing in the bone. $19 for 2 slices of bread and burnt/empty bone marrow. Very disappointing!
Lastly… our all time favorite dish from this restaurant was always the duck wings…. Well those are off the menu…

About the service, our waitress was very sweet but once our order was placed… we didn’t see her at all. Waters were empty as well as cocktails. We still tipped her well because she was very nice and noticeably new to the industry… but wish the manager would step in and help her.

Al in all… will not be back to one of our favorite restaurants in Dallas. :(

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RamonW
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It was ok but it definitely wouldn't be some place I had to come back too

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Ambiance was the nic

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vipCincyfan
San Antonio
41 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish. Every dish was perfect. We were visiting from out of town and this was a great night of food and wine.

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vipsupermom
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and wide variety of beer for beer flights. Portions are larger than normal for sharing. Chicken skin, ribeeye, shrimp and grits and cioppino were excellent. I would pass on the shaved Brussels salad and pork ribs - both without much flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good was very good. Atmosphere and service were pretty average. If you’re a beer person, tons of options.

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DianeL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On point as always. The Moth never disappoints. Food and service was exceptional.

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Mertzy
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The service was really good, quick with drink and food orders. We went for brunch and all four of us had really great sandwiches. I had specialty cocktail Flew The Coop and it was perfect. I love this place and come often for a casual, delicious lunch with friends.

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LinDAR
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The egg salad sandwich was horrible but the salad that accompanied it was delish. The other two diners enjoyed their choices - buttermilk waffle for one and biscuits and gravy and grits for the other. I should have gone with the grilled cheese and soup. That is always a winner for me.

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KarenA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Meddlesome Moth on Christmas Eve. The food and the service were perfect. Thank you for being open for us wayward Christmas families. Happy Holidays

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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EricF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our visits here. Food is surprisingly good for a place that also has a great bar and beer selection.

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Mason
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Dallas. Food is so unique, unusual and fantastic.

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vipGregg
Dallas
309 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is how a restaurant should be run. Great front of room with a smiling accommodative hostess, friendly knowledgeable server willing to give you time to relax and read the menu and of most importance the food was amazing. Had not been here in awhile but will return more often. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Mother and Daughter Reunion is crazy good enough for two or two meals, that’s what I did👍the chicken was so tender and cheddar grits perfect with perfect medium to soft scrambled eggs😊I rate it a 5++

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vipKatyLiz
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meddlesome Moth has consistently put forth amazing food and service. It is our favorite brunch spot, and they have the best burger in town. I was happy to see new menu items, but glad they didn’t get rid of some of what I am sure are customer favorites.

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HLKern
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food & well worth the wait. Service was very good, especially considering how busy they got just after we arrived. In addition to fantastic food, we were impressed by the drink offerings, from excellent coffee to delicious mimosas.

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vipTmq54
Dallas
64 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I met our kids for an impromptu pre-holiday celebration. As always, valet parking was quick and convenient. We were seated promptly and then the best bartender in Dallas Josh came to say hello and made his beer and cocktail recommendations. As usual he was spot on. Our appetizers - steak skewers were awesome and the pimento cheese was different but really good. My husband had the burger and I had the chicken special. Everyone was happy with their meals. We love Meddlesome Moth and will return soon I hope!

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vipdallasfoodiegirl29
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Historically have really enjoyed Meddlesome Moth - especially their brunch, but last night’a meal was a struggle.

The place was packed too the point that getting to the table was a challenge and a server ran into and nearly tripped my partner on the way to the table.

We went to order drinks and they were out of the beer we wanted, then we ordered appetizers and the waitress had to return to say they were out of that appetizer, and then we ordered entrees and 5 minutes after ordering the waitress came back (without a menu) to say they were out of one of the entrees as well. What a struggle!

Once we got the food:
- risotto balls lacked flavor
- the burger is good, but the fries were all tiny (compared to the crumbs at the bottom of the ruffles bag
- house salad was adequate- not a ton of flavor
- soup of the day was good, but it was delivered quite a while after the rest of the entrees

The manager did comp our drinks for the challenges and the effort was greatly appreciated, but even with that we walked out with a very “meh” impression.

Hope they can get the equation right with proper staffing, the right number of tables / guests, and correct ordering amounts to solve this in the future.

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EricaB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and some of the best service I’ve ever experienced. We went here for our anniversary and we’re spoiled. Our favorite by far was the potato aligot! It was so rich, creamy, soft and tasty. We thoroughly e joyed our experience from the complimentary valet to the thoughtful anniversary dessert.

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Thomas
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible hostess…. We arrived 30 minutes early with complete party … checked in… lots of empty tables… sat at bar… checked in again … told it would be a while …table of three without reservations came in sat next to us at the bar and were seated before we were…we’re now well after our promised reservation and still lots of empty tables…we went up to hostess a third time and she told us she’d just texted us because she couldn’t remember what we looked like!…no more than ten people in the bar to ask ….we weren’t expecting a text… had phone in my pocket…no prior info that she would use text and we wouldn’t have heard it over the drone of the noise in the restaurant unless she’d warned us to have our phone out of our pocket to be expecting it… we never shared our phone number with her… she never asked us for it… got it from open table…I didn’t eat.. so turned off by the whole abuse and would have left if not there with friends… too many good restaurants in Dallas to endure treatment like this…every one in our group appalled … we’ll not be coming back

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vipDallasDiner
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Interesting menu - something delicious for everyone. Ribeye was well prepared.

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vipJoanneW
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food wasn’t hot, waitress was neither friendly nor helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the fish and chips and the fried chicken...both were excellent. Cool joint and free valet...pretty sweet deal they got going on

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vipGeorgeV
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and food! Loved it!

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HoweH
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It’s very noisy outside but everything else is great

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vipVEGRX
Dallas
68 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindsay was great!!!

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ZeeZee
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Their poor 2 man valets were struggling with volume but I wasn’t in a hurry so it was all good.

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vipWacotxmomma
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch and everything we ordered was delicious. The fried chicken is in numerous brunch menu items and it’s great. Favorites were the Mother and Child Reunion and the buttermilk biscuits with chicken.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Starters and sides were amazing, cocktails, whiskey, and beer selection were incredible, and our waiter was great. Our entrees were lacking in flavor however. Overall it was a good experience, just wish the food was a little better, or maybe just stay away from the burger. The ambiance and the vibe of this place will probably make me want to come back.

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AllisonC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, came out super fast and the space is beautiful!

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