Shoal Creek Tavern

4.7
32 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Shoal Creek Tavern is a family owned & operated upscale Gastropub in Highland Village, TX. We are a scratch kitchen and can accommodate any food allergy or dietary restriction and have many gluten free options available. We have two temperature controlled patios complete with fireplace and water fountain great for private events such as graduations, rehearsal dinners, or company outings. There are 50+ specialty beers on tap, 30+ wines. Known for the best smoked old fashioned in Denton County. House made mixers, juices even our bitters are made in house. Elegant and uniquely craft cocktail Menu. Spirits from all over the world and our own backyard. Happy Hour and $3.00 drink specials. Chef crafted four course wine dinners. We have and 19 large HD flat screen TVs. Full Sunday Ticket for all your football watching needs. Open for lunch, brunch, dinner and most Holidays. Unique chef lunch and dinner specials created daily. Ample parking & the Shoal Creek Shuttle for bad weather.

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Please join us for a wonderful Easter Sunday Buffet. We will be having Prime Rib carving station Clams and White Fish, Buttermilk Chicken Tenders,Biscuit Egg Benedict with Chopped Sausage Jalapeno Hollandaiss and much more for your family to enjoy. This will be a Buffet ONLY $32.99 Adults$14.99 Kids

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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SG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food, presentation and atmosphere were great. Definitely get the bread appetizer...delicious! I ordered the stuffed chili rejenno, and it was very good as well.

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JD
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited with 2 friends to celebrate a birthday and just catch up. Service and food was excellent and wine and drinks were very good. We had three different meals and each one was very good with nice presentation. I had the pork chop and is was excellent. Very limited noise level, good for talking. Staff was very good at paying attention to our needs but not interrupting our conversion or meal. I would recommend this place to another looking for a good meal and good wine list.

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J
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly atmosphere, great bartender and creative drinks. Amazing menu

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SL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outside on the patio was a bit noisy. Next time we'll ask for a table inside. Otherwise, an enjoyable experience.

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TC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine with friends. Food,drinks and service were excellent. Will definitely be going back.

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F
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent brunch menu! There were 4 of us and everyone ordered something different and everyone liked their choice. It is a great atmosphere and reasonably priced. Highly recommend!

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T
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shoal Creek always has great food and terrific specialty cocktails. The smoked old fashion is my personal favorite!

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, fantastic service and decadent drinks.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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RW
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice time here, the food was great, portions generous, price was very reasonable for the quality and amount, and service was timely and accurate. We will be returning again shortly!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were very good. Excellent value for very good food

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! We had reservations on NYE, and we were seated right away. Watermelon martini was yummy. We started with the Shoal Creek Bread as our appetizer. Husband had the strip, and I had the pork chops. Both were delicious. We will be back!

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AW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service! Great food! They are very welcoming and accommodating.

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KG
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great local spot serving very nice bar menu, with bartenders who really know how to make a drink, combined nicely with a very good assortment of food to select from all prepared at a high level of quality.


This clearly a well run, well managed, well maintained local gem. The owner should be proud of his/her place.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time my husband went, have to say it was great food, great service, and the service was spot on!

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P
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Our reservation was for 5:45. By 6:00 we had placed our order. At 7:15 we still had not received our food and were told we were second in line. Other people had come in after us and were already eating. . I stated if we did not have our food in 15 minutes we were leaving. The manager came out and said if they butterflied the filet it would speed things up. I told him that was a ploy to serve a lesser quality of meat and we would wait. He then proceeded to tell us that the kitchen had only received our order 9 minutes prior. They removed appetizers from our bill but would not admit they screwed up. The last time I brought my family here our waiter was so full of himself. We gave the place another try. NEVER again. Honestly goes along way. Had we been told they made a mistake I could have lived with it. The manager was condescending and we left angry

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JA
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had reservations for Christmas Eve dinner...I can't say enough about our entire experience from hostess greeting to settling our bill. Wow. Every single person who came to our table was friendly and looked to be working as a team and enjoying their jobs. We never felt rushed even though the restaurant was packed. We had a party of 5 with 5 different entrees and we each loved our meals. Will definitely return and recommend! Great job Shoal Creek Team!

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve

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SC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had a bad meal or experience we Shoal Creek. Great food, great service, great value!

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LE
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Made reservations several days before. Got to restaurant and we were seated at the only available table - one by the door. It was cold and every time the door opened we got a blast of cold air. Seems like those with reservations should be given a better table. Also, when I made the reservation, I indicated that it was for a birthday. No acknowledgement what so ever was given by anyone at the restaurant. That’s ok, it was only my mom’s 86th. I’m sure she’ll have many more. But they won’t be celebrated at Shoal Creek. We are marking that one off the list...

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RP
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So...this was our 5th visit. We were seated at 6:20, served by 7. A little slow this time, but the meal and service did not disappoint. We tried a new item- for us. The carne asada steak was amazing and the corn was the sweetest I’ve ever had. My bride had the bone-in pork chop. It’s become our favorite stop for dinner. Price for two is usually about $50. Portions are wonderful. We often take a little home. Love this restaurant! Fine dining and presentation without the price!

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RP
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only our fourth time here. Has consistently been great.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were outstanding. I took a chance on this place having never been before, suggesting to friends and co-workers we meet here for dinner and drinks, and it paid off. Everyone loved it, myself included.

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the service, food and beverages were excellent.
It is a bit expensive, but worth it.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is creative and delicious. Staff is attentive and awesome.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Brunch menu was great! Our first time to visit and we were not disappointed. Were able to have a really nice meal and watch football in bar area.

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RP
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is consistently great. The service is as well. Tonight, we got walked, after being seated and presented menus, to a different section of the restaurant to accommodate a 7 top arrival. We were put on a tiny two-top against the wall in the N side of the restaurant. Not a good move for us, but they were visibly paying each other props on this accomplishment. Despite this, the food didn’t disappoint nor did the server. Well worth the value. We used Open Table to book our reservation, so we were seated right away.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First visit and the food was very good! Unusual, eclectic menu and all 4 entrees were beautifully prepared and delicious. We will be back!

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KG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. friendly, ambiance is nice. Beer was cold, mug frosted, perfect. Wine is too pricy for a 6 oz pour, I'll just order beer in a frosted mug next time! :- )

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NB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is your neighborhood bar elevated to a fine dining experience. While pricey, the menu offers an array of options and the portions are quite large. My husband and I frequent the bar as they have a fantastic wine list and make craft cocktails. His favorite is the Smoked Old Fashion with Whistle Pig Rye.

If you sit in the bar, ask for Emma or Nick; they always do an amazing job. Really, all the bar staff are knowledgeable, attentive and make fantastic drinks and recommendations.

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CF
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Never got the opentable reservation. Food was great. Drinks were small for the price.

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KA
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Warm greeting when we walked in - immediate attention from the bartenders but that dropped off as the night went on. We were there less than an hour before close which always makes me wonder if getting ready to close is more important than serving the customers still there. That aside however, we had the crab stuffed shrimp and chili relleno and both were very good! Cool atmosphere and tons of beers on tap. I would come back for sure!

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