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Foodies: Head to Bishop Art District for the Best Dallas Has to Offer

Bishop Arts District is one of the most unique neighborhoods that Dallas has to offer. Located in the heart of North Oak Cliff, this thriving district is filled with galleries, boutiques, salons, bike shops and bookstores. But our favorite attraction is the food.

In Bishop Arts, you will find enough eateries and cafes to satisfy your cravings and fit your budget. This one is for all you foodies out there: check out the list of some of our favorite places to dine.

Caffeine Addicts — Oddfellows

316 W 7th St
Dallas, TX 75208

This establishment is well known for their delicious mix between mom-and-pop diner and gourmet Texas but what you should be really impressed with is their coffee. Each cup of coffee is handcrafted and hand brewed to your order, so you know you’re getting the most fresh, most tasty cup of jo.

Gluten Free Drinkers — Bishop Cider Company

509 N Bishop Ave, Ste C
Dallas, TX 75208

For those of you who love a tall glass of freshly fermented cider on a hot (or cold or perfect) day, BCC is the place for you. Not only does the staff seem like they would be cool to hang out with, but their weekend hours are perfect for you to try their three ciders on tap. Just make sure to check their Web site before you go. Sometimes they are closed to make the cider.

Patio Lovers — Ten Bells Tavern

232 W 7th St.
Dallas, TX 75208

The patio, recently voted as one of Dallas’ best patios, will draw you there but the food will make you come back. Ten Bells Tavern is open for both dinner and brunch, with entrees such as a turkey club, fish and chips, stuffed French toast and crab cake Benedict. In addition to their patio, what they’re really well known for is their appetizers and late night snacks. Come back after a evening of drinking to feast upon Carlito’s chili dog, chips and curry and short rib frites.

Tacos — Taqueria El Si Hay

601 W Davis ST
Dallas, TX 75208

This is your friendly, neighborhood hole-in-the-wall Mexican food restaurant that every town needs. It’s these kinds of places where you will find the best Mexican food north of the border and Taqueria does not disappoint. Try any one of their tacos, from the barbacoa to carne asada to al pastor. And don’t forget to drink the real-sugar Mexican Coke.

Best Eats — Tillman’s Roadhouse

324 West 7th Street
Dallas, Texas 75208

Best brunch. Best fries. Best macaroni and cheese. Best chicken-fried steak. If you’re looking for a top of the line, delicious restaurant with a relaxed and casual atmosphere, then Tillman’s is the restaurant for you. They have truffled tater tots, smoked duck nachos and shrimp and grits for the adventurous eaters out there. If you prefer more traditional dishes, try the charred baby back ribs or the T burger. But make sure you save space for the tableside s’mores.

BBQ —Lockharts Smokehouse

400 West Davis
Dallas, TX 75208

Texas Monthly named Lockharts one of Texas’ 50 Best BBQ Joints in the state and they have even made headlines over in the UK. They serve the traditional BBQ, such as the best brisket in town, pork chops and Kreuz original and jalapeno cheese sausages. The pit barbeque is served by the pound with delicious sides.

Five Star Dining — Lucia

408 W Eighth St. #101
Dallas, TX 75208

They make pasta and salumi in house every day. We shouldn’t need to say more but they also change the menu often, so there is a reason to go back with every change of season.

Sweet Tooth — Dude, Sweet Chocolate

408 W Eighth St.
Dallas, TX 75208

These artisan dark chocolates are art. We are presented with polka dots and cross and bones and such intricate detail that we would love to take a class from the just to learn their secret (which they do not offer but maybe if enough of ask…). Their product line changes seasonally but they usually have truffles, toffees, nuts and fudges in rotation.

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