Tillman's Roadhouse - Dallas

4.2
1112 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
Tillman’s Roadhouse is where tradition meets contemporary. The Bishop Arts District has a longstanding history of eclectic artist impression and urban vibe, and Tillman’s embraces local artists and promotes local producers to bring the best of Oak Cliff to your table.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner- Tues.- Thurs 5pm to 9:30pm
Friday 11am to 11pm
Saturday 10am to 11pm
Sunday 10am to 9pm
Brunch - Friday, Saturday and Sunday till 3pm

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Phone number
(214) 942-0988
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jeffrey Kollinger
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Private party facilities
Looking for an amazing private dining experience? Celebrate with friends, family or colleagues by dining in The Woods at Tillman's Roadhouse. Our private dining room will transport you to a birch forest with faux antelope rug and taxidermy peacocks. The perfect spot to relax, and unwind.
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Private party contact
Robert Hall: (214) 799-5688
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Cross street
Bishop Ave
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Parking details
There is a lit parking lot at the end of the street plus limited curbside parking and valet on Bishop.
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Public transit
There is a bus stop 1 block from restaurant front door.
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Special events & promotions
We provide a private dining room for special events and individualized menus for our guest on special occasions. Also, holidays are a time for us to really put our culinary team to work designing seasonal dishes for all our guests.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
1,112 reviews
4.2 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
53%
Very Good
27%
Good
12%
Fair
3%
Poor
6%
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

This was my second time dining at Tillman's. The first time for brunch was an excellent experience - this time was not. My food was way overly salted to the point I just couldn't eat it - I had to wait along time for a drink and the restaurant only had a few tables full at the time. It was a business dinner and I made the wrong choice - too loud to even hear each other talk. Waitress was very nice though!

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1.0Dined on July 15, 2018

They were out of 3 items on the menu that we wanted to eat in July 16, 2018.

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1.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Horrible. Never going back.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Porkchops were awesome. Place is full of old pictures of Dallas, with a very updated decor. The girlfriend and I sat at a bench seat, which included a cushioned side with pillows. Behind is was a very well lit bar, that had a comfortable feel. I was able to steal a bite of the girlfriends beer can chicken, and it wasn't bad. I opted to go with the girlfriends choice for dessert, which was the s'more setup. Very cool setup.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

I have recently broken my ankle and mobility is an issue for me. When I made the reservation on OpenTable for Tillman's, I left a note that I am on crutches and needed a table where I could prop my leg up. Let me tell you....they went above and beyond! When I arrived and was walking in, the hostess saw me and came outside to help me in. She called me by name, said she had been expecting me and took me directly to the perfect table. She helped set my crutches to the side and just really made me feel cared for while I waited for my husband to arrive from parking the car. The service was great and cocktails and meal was delicious. But I just really want to share that the folks at Tillman's care about their patrons and go above and beyond. So thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Consistently delicious food. Very well managed.

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

It was overpriced for what it was, but my table played our plates fairly safe. I'm confident if we reached a little further, the experience would have been worth it. It is loud, but the ambience is incredible.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great atmosphere. Loud enough for my 5 year old to be there and not have to tell her to hush every 5 minutes. Great for date nights, nice bar!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I absolutely love this place. The food was superb along with the mimosas.

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Ordered filet and rec’d a NY strip with so much fat and a side of french fries! I don’t pay $50 for a steak to receive basically a pork chop with french fries.

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1.0Dined on June 10, 2018

I was disappointed on my first experience at Tillman’s Roadhouse. Although it was a Sunday and the crowd was moderate, my table of 4 waited for 30 minutes for a server to ask if we wanted anything to drink and immediately left once our drink orders were taken instead of taking our food orders when we stated we were ready to order. It took the drinks anothe 20 minutes to arrive which were only waters. After finally ordering our food we waited a another 35 minutes only for the food to be cold and over cooked. When we asked for the food to be taken back and served fresh the waitress acted as if it was too much of a hassle. Needless to say we will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Went expecting some place with Roadhouse in the name to have a steak or two on the menu, but disappointed to only see skirt steak. I'm sure it would have been good, but want what I had in mind..... So I went with my trusty fall back of a pork chop and was glad I did. Wish the asparagus was a little less wilty, but the jalapeno spoon bread was pretty dang awesome. Generous pour of the Pinot Grigio and a cute little s'mores dessert for my birthday rounded out the evening with nicely. My husband had the chicken and said it was tasty as well. Service was properly attentive by a friendly waitstaff. Only complaint of the night is the bench seating which made me feel like a five year old not able to reach the table. It needs a thicker cushion. I'm 5' 6" and it was uncomfortable to reach as well as sit so much lower than my husband in the chair across from me. The person seated next to me mentioned the same thing as we were leaving.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food was delicious and service was awesome! Highly recommend the blood orange ritas and finish the meal with the s’mores! They are awesome!!!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Chicken had a good flavor but was really chewy

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Good food, good service. Love the Bishop Arts area.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Reservation was attempted to be seated right inside the door in a half empty dining room, request to be more centrally placed at other empty tables was not greeted warmly but grudgingly accommodated by the unfriendly hostess. Food was far from great, best thing was the biscuits, some sort of whitefish was substituted for the Salmon as the kitchen ran out and it was awful and extremely fishy, there was a 45 minute wait between appetizers and entrees, and then 1 entree served 5 minutes before the remaining diners received theirs. Service was inattentive and slow - I approached our server to ask would our entrees be delivered soon and she apologized and did buy our 1 round of drinks to apologize for the kitchen's slow delivery. Unfortunately I can not recommend this restaurant based on my experience and in an area where there are so many options, I recommend you try somewhere else.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was excellent! The server was super friendly & fantastic, the manger stopped by to say hello & was so nice too!
Great experience with one minor exception, the hostess. She was cleaning the glass on the front door & wouldn’t stop as we were standing right in front of her waiting to come in for a while. Finally, I just opened the door & said excuse me so we could enter the place. She acted entitled, moody & annoyed to be there & have to speak to us.

Not a good first impression but the servers hospitality quickly made up for it.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Neat atmosphere our waiter Sunny was really helpful. Chicken Fried Steak is a good choice

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Overall it was pretty good. However they ran out of the 2 desserts they were offering and the 2 replacement options were pretty lame. Was a disappointing ending to a fairly good meal.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went for the Mother's Day Brunch. The food was great! The servers were very nice and attentive. As a matter of fact, the entire staff... from the chef to the hostess... was VERY nice and accommodating.

It was a great experience and I would certainly recommend this place to others for special occasions.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for a Mother’s Day brunch. They had a fixed menu for Mother’s Day. I don’t always like that, but I understood for the holiday crowd, and they did give a couple of choices. I got the chicken fried steak and eggs and it was great!! The steak was the best! The desserts...I got the chocolate lava cake, very rich. My husband got the lemon blueberry icebox pie jar and he loved it! I should have gone with that as well. Service was great!!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went to Tillman’s for Mother’s Day Brunch. We were excited as we like to have brunch in Bishop Arts. We had never been to Tillman’s and had read some good reviews. When we arrived we were seated and immediately found a fixed menu on our table. $38.....3 courses, and the “option” to purchase a pastry board (instead of putting in basket it was three pastries on a cutting board). There were two options for starters and about 6 entrees and 2 desserts. Overall the food was sub par. I actually had the best thing on the menu (Shrimp and Grits). We had a
Couple people order chicken and waffles, country fried steak, etc. The desserts were pretty good but forced on you by the Pre-Fixe and not something I ever see people order at brunch. Positive note, the Cocktails were good and also very well priced.

Overall the experience was tainted by the surprise pre-fixe menu. I had reservations for at least 6 weeks and my wife
even called that week to add a person to the reservation. I don’t understand how that change in menu is not emailed, a courtesy call, or mentioned to my wife when she called. Also $38 is steep for breakfast when you aren’t including cocktails or even a pastry.....it’s s shame because we were looking forward to this spot for while.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great Mothers Day brunch! The avocado salmon toast was delicious! Loved the decor and atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I would give this experience a higher review but the noise was deafening and really killed the evening.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Had semi-high hopes, but was underwhelmed by the food and atmosphere. I won't return.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great place for my friend's birthday brunch. Sonny gave us great customer service.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Service was super slow but the staff was apologetic about it (said they were short staffed). The food was delicious!
Music was very loud- hard to hear what my date said across the table.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The service started off slower than I would have liked but the food more than made up for it in the end!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Had a brunch date here and it was very good food with a intimate environment.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

As always, Tillman's was excellent. Waitress was very friendly. The food was excellent. We had a great glass of wine.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Awesome experience!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This is more of a contemporary take on a Texas Roadhouse. I'd call it more urban cowboy, or just plain urban. It's noisy and the seating puts everyone in close contact with their neighbors.
The food choices are not what I would expect in a real Texas Roadhouse though they did have the required chicken fried steak and hamburgers. But $28.00 seems a bit high for CFS. It's urban, what should I expect?

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food after begin sold by original owner to the new owner. Glad space stayed the same and bar area is awesome along with bartender.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Brenda was an awesome server. She took great care of us! Wonderful experience. We’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was wonderful. Great food & great service!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was good as always. Service was poor at best.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The atmosphere was great for our family birthday meal. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food was excellent and Brenda provided exceptional service although it was an unusually quiet Friday evening. If the weather is good try to get the table outside the main entrance. Great for people watching!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This is the best place to have a great meal. The food is awesome especially the chicken and waffles. Brenda was the best at making sure we were taken care of and they made my birthday very special.

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