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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Botanical Garden
“70-acre botanical garden set on White Rock Lake with frequent concerts, special exhibits & classes.”
  • 180 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“White Rock Lake is a great place for walking, biking, running, and enjoying the views of the water! ”
  • 197 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“A small chain of doughnut shops, with its first store in Dallas, Texas and another in Denton, Texas founded in 2010. In addition to donuts, they also make chicken biscuits.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“Rustic-chic eatery with casual farm-to-table fare & a minimalist bar, a beer garden & area for kids. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Local Favorite and would never know it's here unless you were "in the know". Food is superb and the drinks are fabulous!”
  • 14 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“GREAT BBQ right across the street from the Dallas Arboretum, this chef-driven smokehouse offers a variety of meats, including pulled pork, brisket and sausage by the half pound with à la carte sides, plus appetizers, salads and composed dishes. The modern yet rustic farmhouse setting boasts a cozy bar serving local beers, wine on tap and craft cocktails, along with expansive outdoor spaces. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Bustling joint with a patio offering specialty burgers, creative sides & a vast selection of beer. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great little Austin-based taco shop just down the street. They have delicious tacos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Off-Licence
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““Goodfriend Beer nerds pay attention. Goodfriend has one of the best patios for dorking out on suds. If a local brewery is going to release a special issue beer, there's a solid chance it's on tap here, often before the other bars even take delivery of their kegs. Mix in the strong neighborhood following and the massive roll-up doors that bring the patio weather inside, and you've got one of the better places in Dallas for drinking, whether the heat of summer has arrived or not.””
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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““It's rare to find a restaurant that serves four-star-quality cuisine at an affordable price. 20 Feet Seafood Joint is a casual alternative to the stuffy luxury dining scene. For an exquisite lobster roll without a stifling dress code, look no further than Peavy Road. The rosemary fries and clams aren't half bad, either.””
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Single Origin//Microlot coffee that is roasted in small batches. Locals love the coffee here.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This small grocery store has fabulous prices and only offers organic produce. I've found some delightful brands there and they are always better priced than Wholefoods Market (which is also close).”
  • 8 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Canoe, Kayak and stand up paddle board rentals for fun and to take in the beautiful views of White Rock Lake and the Dallas skyline.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“The Arboretum is very close and it is just a great place to sight-see and have a great day!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“a cash-only institution that is known for their beer biscuits and sausage gravy; definitely a greasy spoon ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pool
“From a Yelp review "Imagine for a second, the perfect pool. A place where everyone is accepted, no one judges based on appearances, the drinks are strong, the people are friendly, and the water is perfect. This is FOE. You drive down a road, then down another road. THEN, it looks like the little road dead ends. And it does. And there's a little building. This building is your gateway to heaven. Pay your $7 cover and enjoy yourself. Cheap/strong drinks all around. Table pool and swimming pool. Normal, chill, real people." ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Rustic-chic eatery with casual farm-to-table fare & a minimalist bar, a beer garden & area for kids. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“GREAT BBQ right across the street from the Dallas Arboretum, this chef-driven smokehouse offers a variety of meats, including pulled pork, brisket and sausage by the half pound with à la carte sides, plus appetizers, salads and composed dishes. The modern yet rustic farmhouse setting boasts a cozy bar serving local beers, wine on tap and craft cocktails, along with expansive outdoor spaces. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Bustling joint with a patio offering specialty burgers, creative sides & a vast selection of beer. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great little Austin-based taco shop just down the street. They have delicious tacos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Off-Licence
““Goodfriend Beer nerds pay attention. Goodfriend has one of the best patios for dorking out on suds. If a local brewery is going to release a special issue beer, there's a solid chance it's on tap here, often before the other bars even take delivery of their kegs. Mix in the strong neighborhood following and the massive roll-up doors that bring the patio weather inside, and you've got one of the better places in Dallas for drinking, whether the heat of summer has arrived or not.””
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
““It's rare to find a restaurant that serves four-star-quality cuisine at an affordable price. 20 Feet Seafood Joint is a casual alternative to the stuffy luxury dining scene. For an exquisite lobster roll without a stifling dress code, look no further than Peavy Road. The rosemary fries and clams aren't half bad, either.””
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“a cash-only institution that is known for their beer biscuits and sausage gravy; definitely a greasy spoon ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“We’re a micro-roaster and coffee bar in North Texas serving handcrafted espresso drinks and expertly brewed single-origin coffees”
  • 8 locals recommend

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