Restaurants in Oak Cliff

$12 for Barbecue at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse – 7 Locations

Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(453)

Zagat-rated, Texas-style barbecue joint where brisket, pork ribs & onion rings keep connoisseurs coming back to all seven locations

Up to 47% Off at Naga Thai Kitchen

Naga Thai Kitchen

Victory Park

$30 $17

(102)

Creative contemporary dishes such as seared salmon in red curry served in dramatically decorated orange interior; free parking for two hours

Sandwiches and Salads from Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Ideal for parties, award-winning subs pack fresh ingredients such as coleslaw and roast beef, buried beneath hot or sweet peppers

Up to 43% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery

Crowne Plaza

$173.90 $99

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Guests dig into appetizers and three-course meal while trying to solve interactive murder mystery, where actors blend in among diners

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Edison's

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 50% Off American Cuisine at Pyramid Restaurant & Bar

Pyramid Restaurant & Bar

Downtown Dallas

$130 $69

(120)

Leigh Mills creates dishes such as Kaffir & Chili Crusted Ostrich using locally sourced ingredients and herbs grown in a rooftop garden

Cedars Woodfire Grill – Up to 40% Off

Cedars Woodfire Grill

On Location

$20 $12

(166)

Fire grilled wraps, bowls, salads, and sandwiches bursting with bold flavors and the freshest ingredients

Pub Food at Lee Harvey's

Lee Harvey's

Dallas

$20 $12

(258)

Tacos, burgers, panini sandwiches, and award-winning onion rings fill an ever-changing menu at a beloved bar with an outdoor picnic area

42% Off at Ai Sushi Sake Grill

Ai Sushi Sake Grill

Oak Lawn

$50 $29

(28)

Sushi and sashimi plates of elegantly arranged tuna, salmon, octopus, and shrimp, served in hip, club-like atmosphere

50% Off Japanese Cuisine at Hypnotic Sushi

Hypnotic Sushi

Oak Lawn

$40 $20

(52)

Bento boxes brimming with salmon teriyaki, plates of ton-katsu curry rice, and colorful maki

36%45% Off Cajun and Creole Food at Alligator Cafe

Alligator Cafe

Deep Ellum

$20 $12.75

(5)

Cajun and creole classics such as fried alligator tail with hush puppies, housemade chicken-and-sausage gumbo, and crawfish étouffée

54% Off Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Lolita's

Lolita's

Oak Lawn

$45.97 $21

(47)

Dig in to authentic Mexican dishes like carne asada or chicken street tacos, along with appetizers such as fresh guacamole, made table-side

40% Off at Big Al’s Smokehouse BBQ

Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ

Northwest Dallas

$20 $12

Meats simmered and smoked in accordance with secret recipes flanked by fried okra, beans, and coleslaw.

Up to 52% Off at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Multiple Locations

$10.50 $5

Slow-smoked pork fills hearty sandwiches at family-owned eatery that concludes each meal with complimentary ice cream

44% Off at J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge

J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge

Dallas Knox/Henderson

$27 $15

(116)

Eatery dishes out starters such as pigs in a blanket and wings; sliders with beef or pulled pork; or plates of crab cakes and steak frites

$10 for Dinner at Stratos Greek Taverna

Stratos Greek Taverna

Northwest Dallas

$20 $10

(132)

Homemade Greek dishes such as moussaka and souvlaki at an eatery that features Greek & belly dancers and a roof top patio

40% Off Brunch

Garden Cafe

Dallas

$20 $12

Organic and free-range eggs, Vermont maple syrup, and made-to-order sandwiches

Up to 42% Off French Cuisine at Bijoux

Bijoux

Greenway Park

$107 $62

(68)

Upscale French cuisine including kataffi-wrapped prawns, Hudson Valley foie gras, braised wagyu beef cheek, and truffled risotto

50% Off at Simply Fondue

Simply Fondue

Lowest Greenville

$50 $25

(84)

Five cheese fondues coat meat and veggies, and 15 types of flambéed chocolate lure fruits, cheesecake, and other sugary morsels

Up to 40% Off Tex-Mex at Chiladas

Chiladas

University Park

$20 $12

Tacos, enchiladas, and quesadillas made with farm-fresh onions, tomatoes, and avocados

50% Off Mexican Food at Cesar Taqueria

Cesar Taqueria

Dallas

$15 $7.50

Diners enjoy staple Mexican dishes such as tacos, enchiladas, and tortas at a restaurant with a sports bar and karaoke stage

Up to 50% Off Don Juan's

Don Juan's

Downtown Grand Prairie

$10 $5

Chefs cobble together fresh meat & beans to build enchiladas with chili & chips, taco burger, or bean & meat chalupa

50% Off Mediterranean Food at Cafe Izmir

Cafe Izmir

Glencoe Park

$20 $11

Chefs prepare authentic Mediterranean fare such as hummus, grilled lamb chops & grilled quail, served family style on shareable plates

40% Off at Peggy Sue BBQ

Peggy Sue BBQ

University Park

$20 $12

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Plates of marbled brisket, dry-rubbed ribs, and juicy poultry rarely run out for guests who flock to this causal, '50s-style barbecue joint

Dive Coastal Cuisine – Up to 50% Off Seafood or Catering

Dive Coastal Cuisine

University Park

$20 $12

(89)

Made-to-order seafood mixed with organic produce and served in a casual setting

48% Off Sandwich Meals at Short Stop Food To Go

Short Stop Food To Go

Multiple Locations

$23 $12

(12)

Pair sandwiches such as roast beef or tuna salad with soups from a rotating selection and wash it all down with soft drinks

$10 for Mexican Cuisine at Mercado Juarez Cafe

Mercado Juarez Cafe

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Fajitas, enchiladas, and authentic Mexican specialties served with freshly made flour tortillas and homemade salsas

$12.25 for Fried Seafood at Jimmy's Catfish

Jimmy's Catfish

Downtown Grand Prairie

$21 $12.25

(5)

Sizzling seafood such as oyster poboys and fried catfish with hush puppies served alongside chicken wings and fried okra

40% Off Southwestern-Style Seafood and Steak at The Wild Turkey

The Wild Turkey

Preston Hollow

$20 $12

Seafood, steak, and sandwiches with Southwestern twist, including seafood combo fajitas and home cooking

Up to 50% Off at Piman Asian Bistro

Piman Asian Bistro

Las Colinas

$25 $13

(31)

Diners chow down on a variety of Asian dishes, such as drunken noodles, orange chicken, and salmon teriyaki

Up to 47% French-Inspired Cuisine at Éclair Bistro

Eclair Bistro

Cedar Hill

$30 $16

(29)

A mother-and-son team crafts French classics such as escargot with herb butter, fondue, and pan-seared duck breast inside a quaint eatery

Up to 37% Off Steak-House Dinner at Rodizio Grill Las Colinas

Rodizio Grill Las Colinas

Las Colinas

$93.98 $59

Enjoy more than 16 cuts of rotisserie meat, appetizers, and salad, paired with drinks and dessert

Up to 25% Off Jericho Cuisine

Jericho Cuisine

Irving

$20 $15

Skilled chefs at authentic Mediterranean eatery whip up gyros on warm pita & chicken shawarma alongside meticulously skewered kebabs

Half Off at Bangkok Dee Thai Cuisine

Bangkok Dee Thai Cuisine

Dallas

$20 $10

(69)

Chefs prepare classic Thai dishes such as pad thai, fried rice, curry puffs, and mango sticky rice

Half Off Indian Cuisine at Junoon Grill

Junoon Grill

DFW Airport Hotel & Conference Center

$10 $5

Authentic Indian/Pakistani food such as chicken tikka, shish kebab, fish fry, and vegetarian curry served with clay oven-baked tandoori nan

Up to 48% Off Moroccan Culinary Experience at Kasbah Grill

Kasbah Grill

Villas Of Andalus

$20 $11

100% halal dishes of chicken shawarma sandwiches, kebabs, and braised fish nestled in basmati rice

40% Off at Andalous Mediterranean Grill

Andalous Mediterranean Grill

Las Colinas

$20 $12

(233)

Entrees such as beef kebabs accented by fattoush salads, spicy hummus, and zatar-spiced bread

40% Off Pizza and Italian Food at Palio's Pizza Cafe

Palio's Pizza Cafe

Palio's Pizza Cafe Las Colinas

$20 $12

Variety of Italian dishes, including pizzas built from made-from-scratch dough, all-natural sauces, and fresh produce from local farms

Up to 45% Off Cajun Food at The Alligator Cafe

The Alligator Cafe

Dallas

$20 $11

(164)

Chef Ivan Pugh prepares New Orleans–style entrees such as fried oysters, crawfish étouffée, and jambalaya with alligator and chicken

Up to 50% Off American Cuisine at Front Yard

Front Yard

Farmers Branch

$50 $25

Inside Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria, diners feast on American classics such as rib-eye steaks and burgers

Up to 47% Off Philly Cheesesteaks at Texadelphia

Texadelphia

Las Colinas

$15 $8

Texas–influenced philly cheesesteaks made with 100% Angus beef or chicken and topped with a signature mustard sauce or queso

Up to 40% Off at Hibashi Teppan Grill & Sushi Bar

Hibashi Teppan Grill & Sushi Bar

Broadstone Galleria

$20 $12

(117)

Fresh sushi rolls, Korean short ribs, and hibachi seafood and steaks prepared tableside

50% Off Fine Dining at Le Meridien Restaurant

Le Meridien Restaurant

Dallas

$50 $26

Globally inspired cuisine ranges from comforting southern fried chicken wings to upscale ahi tuna au poivre

Up to 50% Off Catering Packages from Low Country Quisine

Low Country Quisine

Parkside Center - North Dallas

$225 $125

Handcrafted cupcakes or slices of layer cake cap off gourmet meals that incorporate fresh, seasonal ingredients

50% Off Mexican Cuisine at La Isla

La Isla Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$12 $6

Mexican and Tex-Mex favorites include beef enchiladas, carne asada, and fried chicken

Up to 57% Off Ethiopian Cuisine at Desta Ethiopian Restaurant

Desta Ethiopian Restaurant

Dallas

$30 $15

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Served amid contemporary, friendly atmosphere, specialties include extralean minced-beef kitfo prepared raw or slightly cooked and doro wot

Up to 58% Off Soul Food at Taste of Soul by Annie Mae

Taste of Soul By Annie Mae

Southeast Arlington

$35.92 $15

The chefs serve hearty, comforting soul food such as smothered pork chops, fried catfish, fried chicken, and collard greens

50% Off at Skewers Kabob House

Skewers Kabob House

Midway Square

$30 $15

Mediterranean food served at restaurant with hookahs

Up to 50% Off Fried Chicken at Foodplus

Foodplus

Dallas

$6 $3

Pop in to neighborhood store for some Krispy Krunchy fried chicken or a family combo with 12 pieces of chicken, 6 Cajun tenders, and sides

Up to 42% Off Dinner at Jaxx Steakhouse

Jaxx Steakhouse

Midway Square

$60 $35

(69)

Chefs grill pepper steaks with brandy demi-glace and pair filet mignon with jumbo shrimp stuffed with crab

50% Off Mexican Food at Marquez Bakery and Tortilla Factory

Marquez Bakery and Tortilla Factory

Arlington

$10 $6

(102)

Burritos swaddle chorizo and barbacoa fillings and pork tamales escort mounds of rice and beans

Casa Vieja Restaurant – 43% Off Colombian Food

Casa Vieja Restaurant

Southwest Carrollton

$30 $17

(87)

Traditional Colombian empanadas and steak dishes served in a casual space that hosts live music and dancing on Saturday nights

50% Off Indian Dinner at Flavors Indian Restaurant

Flavors Indian Restaurant

Addison

$10 $5

This family-run restaurant turns out tasty, traditional Indian cuisine, from lamb vindaloo to chicken tikka masala

40% Off Indian Food at Bawarchi Signature

Bawarchi Signature

Addison

$20 $12

(38)

Chicken, goat, or vegetable biryani, deep-fried shrimp, and other North and South Indian delicacies

50% Off at Arezzo Italian Street Food

Arezzo Italian Street Food

Addison

$30 $15

(7)

Fast, casual Italian food made using from-scratch dressings, wood-fired meats, and stone-baked breads

$10 for Pub Food at The Hub Sports Bar and Grill

The Hub Sports Bar and Grill

Addison

$20 $10

(19)

Twenty-eight HD televisions and eight HD projection screens proffer zoomed-in views of sports as burgers and tacos grace tables

45% Off Chinese Cuisine at May Dragon

May Dragon

Addison

$44 $24

(150)

Restaurateur and former mayor Joe Chow warmly welcomes guests with stir-fried shrimp, sesame chicken, and lettuce wraps

$10 for Cigars or Upscale Bar Fare at Elite Cigar Cafe

Elite Cigar Cafe

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(11)

More than 1,000 cigars fill a walk-in humidor alongside a café serving southwestern dishes

50% Off Mediterranean Food at SanabelS

SanabelS

Addison

$24 $12

(130)

Mediterranean cuisine with live performances from belly dancers on weekends

40% Off at Bodacious Barbeque

Bodacious Barbeque

Arlington

$20 $12

Ribs, pulled pork, and beef brisket smoked daily and served as sandwiches or combo plates with veggies

$12 for Baked Goods at Social Bakehouse Cafe

Social Bakehouse Cafe

Arlington

$20 $12

Fresh and preservative-free cupcakes, pies, and other bakery items offer sweet finishes after spinach salads and wraps

Up to 67% Off Dueling-Piano Show and Pizza

Louie Louie's Dueling Piano Bar

Arlington

$22 $9

Pianists battle each other during lively interactive shows guided by the audience, banging out song requests and sing-alongs

Half Off Italian Food at Birraporetti's Arlington

Birraporetti's Arlington

Arlington

$20 $10

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Hand-tossed pizzas cooked in a stone oven; jumbo cheese ravioli drizzled with pesto; grilled jumbo shrimp scampi

45% Off at Dough Bro's Italian Kitchen

Dough Bro's Italian Kitchen

Dallas

$20 $11

(67)

Pizzas and calzones customized with local produce, six cheeses, and an assortment of sauces, plus catered meals with pasta and cheese sticks

Up to 34% Off Dinner for Two at Wu's Asian Bistro

Wu's Asian Bistro

Coppell

$37.85 $25

(7)

Veteran chef Uncle Tai unites some of his favorite dishes on one menu, including hunan chicken, orange beef, and sweet and sour fish

Up to 44% Off at Barbeque Tavern

Barbeque Tavern

Mesquite

$52 $29

Slow-cooked meats served by the pound or stacked onto sandwiches

45% Off Eclectic Pub Food at Hydro Bar & Grill

Hydro Bar & Grill

Arlington

$20 $11

Diners can nosh on Mediterranean and American dishes and smoke flavored hookahs as 10 LCD TVs play in the background

Up to 50% Off at Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo

Town East Mall

$20 $10

Dishes from all over Italy combine into a uniquely American cuisine including Cheesy Bread Florentine, Veal Parmigiana, and Baked Ziti

Up to 46% Off Dinner and Joanne Cash Concert

Christian Women in Media Association: An Evening with Joanne Cash

Bent Tree Country Club

$36.87 $20

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Singer and keynote speaker Joanne Cash performs an intimate concert of hymns and original songs for the audience

Up to 50% Off at Rocky's Bar & Grill

Rocky's Bar & Grill

Richardson

$20 $12

Laid-back eatery filled with TVs, pool tables, and weekly events dishes out burgers, wings, and chicken tacos

40% Off Korean Food at Spoon

Spoon

Central Carrollton

$20 $12

(41)

Traditional Korean cuisine such as kimchi soup, bulgogi, and kalbi served in trendy bar setting

47% Off Brazilian Steakhouse Dinner at Blue Charcoal

Blue Charcoal

Northrich

$72.90 $39

(6)

Gauchos wander around tables carrying skewered meats, including picanha and bacon-wrapped chicken, which they carve directly onto plates

Up to 37% Off Brazilian Steakhouse Dinner at Rafain

Rafain

Multiple Locations

$93.98 $59

(239)

Servers slice a choice of 16 meats direct from skewers onto plates at churrascaria owned by family with Brazilian roots

Half Off Dinner at Vindu Indian Cuisine

Vindu Indian Cuisine

North Dallas

$20 $12

(67)

Clay-fired tandoori entrees, dosas from South India, and entrees of chicken, vegetables, or lamb

50% Off at Los Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

Los Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

(26)

Diners enjoy Mexican dishes made from generations-old family recipes and served by a staff known for its friendly, unobtrusive service

Half Off Thai Cuisine at Thai Jasmine

Thai Jasmine

Bedford

$20 $10

(13)

Twinkling string lights & elephant-themed art welcome guests into BYOB eatery for Thai dishes modifiable by protein & degree of spiciness

Up to 38% Off at Tom Yum Thai Restaurant

Tom Yum Thai Restaurant

East Park Village

$16 $10

Thai fried rice dotted with egg and garlic, shrimp or tofu tom yum soup, and panang coconut curry

47% Off Thai Cuisine at SaWaDiKa Thai Zone

SaWaDiKa Thai Zone

Richardson

$15 $8

(74)

Red, green, and yellow curries, eight noodle dishes, and stir-fried beef marinated in lemongrass and served atop steamed jasmine rice

30% Off Mexican Cuisine at Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo

Grapevine

$50 $35

(312)

Refined takes on Mexican cuisine, including fajitas in chipotle-wine sauce and enchiladas stuffed with avocado and artichoke

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While El Tizoncito’s simple storefront will fool you with its fast food setting and lull of bright lights, inside the shop is quite serious about their authentic Mexico City cuisine. Located in the heart of Oak Cliff, the small operation shares a building with a bank, and offers on-the-go eaters a drive-thru for speedy service. But really, it’s best to sit inside the diminutive and sparse shop, soaking up the black bean soup and taking in as many street tacos as you can handle. Popoular drinks include hibiscus tea and horchata, along with fresh-made chips or a salty, grilled fried cheese known as chicharron de queso. The food is always fresh, and you shouldn’t skip on the sweet Mexican desserts, either.

3404 W Illinois Ave
Dallas,
TX
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A young, hip crowd frequents Oak Cliff’s Nova, a Kessler Park gastropub that features some of Dallas’ best brick-oven pizza. Nova is a standalone space with a 1950s-esque exterior, and a chic, unruffled interior. Nova offers daily and weekly specials from mini sliders to New York strip Vietnamese style with baby bok choy, chili peanuts, cucumber, mint and roasted tomato-ginger sauce or lemongrass vinaigrette. As much neighborhood hangout as weekend haunt, the bar comes complete with beer and a special cocktail menu. There are also regular menu changes, so if you eat at Nova once, it could easily be different the second time around.

1417 W Davis St
Dallas,
TX
US

When former owner Jason Laxon sold his pizzeria to his cook, David Ramirez, David kept it in the family by soliciting the help of brother, Juan. In the time since, the siblings have kicked up restaurant turf by renovating the digs, but the New York–style pizza stays true to the recipe that earned a nod for Best Pizza in the Dallas Observer's Best of 2010 list. Pizzeria guests can dine in for a 9-inch grinder sub, amply stuffed calzone, or homemade pasta with daily-made alfredo or marinara. Handy carryout and delivery options invite diners to nosh on a meatball- or eggplant-topped pizza from home, the office, or an extremely long roller-coaster line.

1315 W Davis St
Dallas,
TX
US

Bacon-covered burgers, chili-cheese-soaked fries, turkey-stacked sandwiches, syrup-slathered pancakes, and meat-melded comfort food dance across the pages of Norma's breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. Welcome the sun back to its rightful place atop the sky's throne with a three-egg Spanish omelet (with onions, bell peppers, cheese, and salsa; $5.50). Or ease into the evening with chicken-fried steak ($6.95), which is "as big as the plate it’s served on, and with a good, crunchy crust," according to D magazine. But Norma's real forte is her thick slices of mile-high cream or fruit pie; some say they're the best this side of the Mason-Dixon Line (there is one better pie directly on the Mason-Dixon line, but it's covered with bees).

1123 W Davis St
Dallas,
TX
US

Victoria's Mexican Grill resides in a double-decker building, layered like much of the food served inside. To that end, cooks spread cheese over a bed of chips and fajita-style steak to make nachos, or stuff and deep-fry whole jalapenos for a delicious snack and easy way to prove someone is a fire-breather. Some of their most exciting layering occurs after dinner ends, though. They top flan with fresh wedges of lime and even make ice cream nachos. Rather than tortilla chips, they start with cinnamon-dusted pastries crowned with scoops of cinnamon ice cream and chocolate sauce, before adding dollops of whipped cream and maraschino cherries. Of course, liquids have layers in their own right, so the bartenders contribute by whipping together a pina colada fresca recipe made inside a hollowed-out pineapple.

607 N Willomet Ave
Dallas,
TX
US

After more than 35 years, the walls at Paperbacks Plus in Mesquite couldn't cope with all the books. So the owners expanded into the city proper, setting up two new shops under the name Lucky Dog Books. Shelf after shelf of volumes greets the eye at each location; alongside the paperbacks and hardbacks sit myriad other forms of media, from used CDs and DVDs to LPs, magazines, and comic books young and old. Chairs dot the landscape at all three bookstores, inviting customers to flop down and flip through the pages of a novel or pretend to read a comic book that conceals a history textbook. In addition to selling its wares, Lucky Dog Books also offers cash or store credit for used items and takes its services on the road with a Books at Home program.

633 W Davis St
Dallas,
TX
US