Tillman's Roadhouse - Dallas

4.3
1199 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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Tillman’s Bishop Arts 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.
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 11am to 11pm
Sunday 11am to 9pm
Brunch - Saturday and Sunday 11am 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
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OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was good. It’s nice to eat at a well established restaurant that will provide good quality food.
Will keep going here.

AP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, the server explained the specials and was willing to provide prices. We were even told that one of the options we ordered would be an extra charge. Our server was fairly new, but you wouldn't have known it by the way he knew the menu and the prices. The only way we knew was because he told us.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

My wife’s birthday! The menu wasn’t what we thought and we were two of only about 8 people. It was a Saturday night around 7:30 so I’m not sure what was going on. It was a weird feeling place. I wouldn’t recommend going at all.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a little loud, so server was hard to understand some times, but it didn't cause any breakdowns in communication. Everything was perfect, so we still had a great experience.

ED
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The manager, Ross, and our server, Max, took great care of us, and the food was fantastic! Thank you!

KL
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Two of the five us became ill almost immediately after dining at Tillman's. Old fish???

PS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very beautiful place. The food, service, and atmosphere were amazing.

r
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve been going to Tillman’s for years, but this was the first time we’ve been to brunch. My daughter and I had chicken and waffles. They were the best of our entres. My husband had the sausage and egg biscuit. It was served with fruit and potatoes. My son-in-law has fish and chips. Both were good, but they didn’t think they were great. I like Tillman’s best for lunch or dinner. I do, however, need to compliment the staff. They are outstanding.

MG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best chicken fried steak in town!

L
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I hosted our daughter, son in law and infant grandson for supper. Edgar was our server and was excellent. The food was great. Only negative was they were out of lobster corn dogs and beer can Dr Pepper chicken. Both of which we intended to order. However our entries were great. I recommend this establishment.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pork belly was amazing. Don’t skip the biscuits, fluffy, crunchy and perfect with the butter and jam. The beer can chicken wasn’t overly flavored, just a sprinkle of salt on the potatoes really brought the flavors together and The BOB for desert, was chocolatey, decadent and delicious. Wonderful meal complete with manager check-ins for quality and chats about craft beers. Wonderfully relaxing experience. Kind of missed the popcorn that they used to serve before apps, but never disappointed with a visit here.

SI
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We had a mixed experience with our meals. The beef filet was OK while the stroganoff was excellent.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was stellar as always. The food was very good, but not as excellent as we’ve experienced in past visits.

NR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The ambiance was ok and food was average for the price. The service was a 4/10, and they don’t let you know that the bar closes early so you assume you have time to order your next cocktail.

TW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! We were disappointed that they had ran out of the Lobster tails 🙁. Other than that, perfect evening!

LD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and atmosphere was great! However the waiter tried adding a 30 “gratuity” tip and wasn’t going to say anything until my husband and I asked about it. His service was good, but not that good!

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

Great food, great service. I wasn't sure at first but i am glad i went

M
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We booked our reservation for Valentine's Day on Open Table. When we arrived, they told me I did not have a reservation.I showed the hostess our confirmation email, she got the manager. We were eventually seated.
The service was terribly slow, our waitress was not very attentive. We agreed the food was pretty good.

DJ
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Maybe it was due to the crush at dinner for Valentine's day, but the waitstaff was initially very, very unattentive. We were seated for at least 10 minutes before a person from the waitstaff appeared and took drink orders. Then the drinks took some time to appear. And so on. The promised amuse bouche didn't arrive until after the appetizers. If you know you are having a huge holiday crowd, shouldn't you increase your waitstaff to handle it?

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It had been a while since I was last at Tillman’s, so we went for Valentine’s. It was a nice experience, although the valentine’s reservationists expecting the prix fixe menu were placed in the back peacock room (which has no windows, mind). Not a huge problem for the evening time and it was quieter than the overall restaurant as a whole. The food, while very tasty, had some room for elevation. My 8 oz filet was technically a rib eye, and the steamed lobster tail was slightly overdone, but everything was seasoned well and the veggies were tender and delicious. Wine and beer choices were limited but purposefully it seemed so that each glass tasted fresh and not like the bottle had been opened forever. Each server was quite friendly and very attentive as well. Standout dishes included the desert s’mores and the amuse bouche, that evening being a tuna tartare mini taco served over a lemon or lime wedge.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was good, but nowhere on the website did it show that it would be a limited price fix menu for Valentine’s Day. Had I known that I would have gone another night.

A
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great visit this week to Tillman’s!

FW
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I always want to treat my Sister from Houston to a different restaurant here in Dallas each time she's here. Tillman's Roadhouse did not disappoint. The service was outstanding; the popcorn with truffle oil was such a pleasant surprise! All the food was super! I enjoyed the Seared Scallops with a side of the Homestyle Grits; my Sister ordered the crab cake appetizer as her entre' and was thrilled that is was such a nice serving size: three crab cakes each on top of a fried green tomato, topped with slaw. She said that sauce was a bit tart but enjoyed the dish. It was a great "experience" and we'll definitely be back. Thank you!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! My boyfriend and I were visiting friends and stopped here to eat. We had the Elote dip which was so delicious that we wanted to order more. For entrees we had the Beer Can Chicken and the Ribeye Stroganoff. We both cleaned our plates (needless to say both were amazing). For the perfect end, we had the Peach Pound Cake. It was perfect and wasn’t too sweet. Overall an awesome experience. Would definitely recommend.

c
Dallas
98 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

While I have been here several times, it mostly has been during the day after the lunch rush. This time we were here from about 8:00-9:30 and it was deafening. I had to speak very loudly to be hear and my throat was very sore upon leaving. The food was good as usual. My friend really like the shrimp and grits that came with fried green tomatoes. I had the chicken-fried steak and it was a bit tougher than expected. This is a fun place to visit, and the food/bar is always good.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was a bit pricy for how good it actually was.
But great atmosphere and great service!

RR
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first stop on our trip to Dallas was Tillman’s and we were blown away. Our server Emily was very kind and attentive, and the food was amazing! We started with the Okra, I had the filet and my wife has the salmon and we split some macaroni & cheese. Everything was cooked to perfection. You definitely can’t leave here without trying the s’mores, the presentation alone is worth it, house-made chocolate and marshmallows and graham crackers all dusted with powdered sugar with skewers and a little fire to make a sweet night complete.

KM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

So disappointing.... After eating at Tillmans many times throughout the years and now returning after the owner has sold it to another entity.... its not the same. The ambience has changed, the service was terribly slow, the food even slower and the quality is not there anymore. I was sad to see the changes as Tillmans used to be a solid choice in the Bishop Arts district.... There are plenty more places to spend your time and money in Dallas.

A
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had a horrible experience at this restaurant. Gave our table away, gave our food away, Hostess was confused (didn’t know table numbers), Mgr was dismissive and kept going missing when there was a problem. They made major mistakes and didn’t own up to them, when brought to their attention, Ross still never rectified the problem. We plan to never go here again.

MR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was great!! Manager was polite. Food was delicious. Will definitely be back!!

JA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service has always been outstanding!!!! 5stars!!!

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything we ate was AMAZING. SErvice was alright. We had a big group of 13 - so maybe that’s why.

JB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

I have loved Tillman’s for years! I haven’t been in a couple of years for dinner and was sorely disappointed this time! The food was not on par to many of the other visits I have ever had here! Even the tableside Smore’s were not nearly as delectable. Everything seems to have gone down. Something has changed with the quality of food. I don’t know if they changed chefs or what happened. They also got rid of my favorite drink, the Sassy Sara. Just overall a very disappointing experience. Unfortunately I will not be returning.

t
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place remodel is very nice. Noise level hard to heard in main dinning area

PD
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful food, great ambiance, and friendly, efficient wait staff.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was bland, service wasn’t great!

o
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This was my second time to eat here and it was not as good as the first. The food was subpar for 4 out of our 5 entrees. I had the fish special (redfish) and it was so fishy and dry. The beer can chicken was a hit and so were the crab cakes but the soup of the day came out room temp. Just was a miss that night.

K
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love Tillman's, and I try to make it back a couple of times a year. The s'mores desert is my favorite! In addition, the 30 Days of January menu was fantastic. They also offer popcorn as a small treat prior to appetizers, but we didn't end up getting any this time (maybe it isn't served with the 30 Days of January or maybe you have to ask for it now). They have an interesting array of sodas (such as pineapple cream, hibiscus orange, etc.). My boyfriend also enjoyed his Mexican Mule, although the drink had entirely too much ice. The waiter was excellent at recommending entres, and we both really enjoyed our meals. I got the short rib and my boyfriend got the chicken fried steak (our favorite meal which we get every time we go). Great meal and a great time!

SC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my wife’s 65th birthday. The food and service was exceptional.

BS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our early Saturday dinner. The restaurant was not very busy. Thus, we enjoyed choice seating and great service. We ordered salmon, short ribs, a hamburger and the homemade marshmallows for dessert. The food was great! The wine list was limited. But, I enjoyed the Cab by the glass.

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