By Rachel Barber

Published on June 19, 2015

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Mattito’s


3102 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
This colorful spot serves up an amazing mexican buffet featuring every Tex-Mex dish imaginable as well as plenty of classic breakfast options. A must-try in Dallas.

What to Order:

Buffet — huevos rancheros, migas, tamales, flautas, chimichangas, fajitas, omelets, and a large
selection of desserts

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Villa-O


4514 Travis St #132, Dallas, TX 75205
The place for a relaxing boozy brunch. The sleek white and blue Italian restaurant feels like a beach vacation, especially when paired with their $10 bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, or their signature sfuzzi.

What to Order:

Texas Breakfast Pizza – sunny side up organic eggs and san daniele prosciutto on a crispy
margherita pizza

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Bubba’s

6617 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
This old fashioned diner is a neighborhood staple serving up incredible (and cheap!) comfort food. Get there before 10 AM to beat the crowds.

What to Order:

Cinnamon Roll

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Meddlesome Moth


1621 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75207
This trendy gastropub in the Design District offers creative takes on Southern favorites, like the Badass Bacon Waffle with spiced cream and moonshine ganache. Check out one of the nearby galleries afterward.

What to Order:

Mother and Child Reunion — fried chicken and grits topped with a poached egg and jalapeño
gravy

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Bread Winners


3301 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
Inwood Village, 5560 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209

A favorite among locals, this is the spot for when you just can’t decide on what to eat. The huge brunch menu includes specialties, healthy options, scrambles, benedicts, pancakes, waffles, french toast, burgers, and more! Make sure to try the delicious jalapeño bacon.

What to Order:

Fried Chicken and Waffles — jalapeño bacon cheddar waffles, crispy chicken, cream gravy,
Henry’s hot sauce, maple syrup

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Smoke


901 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
Located at the vintage Belmont Hotel, this hip BBQ joint serves one of the most indulgent brunches in Dallas. This smokehouse is known for its mouthwatering meat, so order one of their cured and smoked meat sides, like the thick cut pork belly bacon. Get there before 11 AM to skip the wait.

What to Order:

Heavy Handed Blueberry & House Made Ricotta Cheese Pancakes — the signature Smoke brunch
dish, topped with vanilla poached apricots and cream

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The Mansion


Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219
This iconic Dallas restaurant is the go-to for an elegant brunch. The culinary team works to provide “haute cuisine – Texas style” using local flavors. Try the Texas Margarita with jalapeño.

What to Order:

Smoked Brisket Benedict — biscuit, piquillo pepper, béarnaise

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Oddfellows

316 W 7th St, Dallas, TX 75208
This casual Oak Cliff eatery cooks up “food for all” and a notoriously good cup of coffee. Order the pour over and you can even choose if your cup is brewed with a kalita wave, chemex, or french press. Even if you aren’t a coffee snob, you can still enjoy the long list of cozy comfort food.

What to Order:

Angry Frito Pie — wild boar chorizo chili, jalapeño, red onion, pickles, queso, crema

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Toulouse

3314 Knox St, Dallas, TX 75205
This cozy French bistro provides a romantic atmosphere and a carefully curated brunch menu that's sure to please. Snag a sidewalk seat and make sure to start with the New Orleans-Style Beignets with cappuccino sauce. Feel free to sleep in – brunch lasts until 4 PM!

What to Order:

Orange French Toast

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Lucky’s


3531 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
The friendly service at this vintage diner will make you immediately feel like a regular. Tons of options, kid-friendly, and breakfast is served all day. Make sure to get a side of biscuits with whatever you order.

What to Order:

Migas — eggs, corn chips, onions, serrano & tomatoes scrambled & topped with cheddar, monterey
jack & salsa, served with country potatoes & flour tortillas

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Taco Diner


Plaza At Preston Center, 4011 Villanova St, Dallas, TX 75225
3699 McKinney Ave #307, Dallas, TX 75204

A bright and trendy Mexican restaurant with a contemporary patio and a delicious selection of salsas. The signature Mambo Taxi–a frozen margarita swirled with sangria–is a Dallas favorite.

What to Order:

Breakfast Quesadillas — two grilled flour tortillas filled with scrambled eggs with onions, bacon,
poblano peppers, tomatoes, and cheese, served with sour cream and salsa verde, add slow-roasted
brisket for $1

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The Front Room


6101 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205


The Lumen Hotel’s bright, sleek restaurant across from SMU touts “fine dining flavors without the pretension.” Choose from a selection of fresh brunch favorites on the modern patio.

What to Order:

Croque Madame — warm sandwich of ham, gruyère, fried egg

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Dragonfly


Hotel ZaZa, 2332 Leonard St, Dallas, TX 75201
Located at the whimsical Hotel Zaza, Dragonfly is worth going to simply for the eclectic ambience. Every third Sunday is “Sunday School,” a brunch party complete with sparklers and dancing.

What to Order:

Pigs in a Snuggie — dipped & fried chicken apple sausage, served with gravy & syrup

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Public School 214


3700 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75304
This California favorite recently opened a Dallas outpost and is serving up amazing comfort food like the Stuffed French Toast of the Day and the Smothered Breakfast Burrito. They take the public school theme so seriously, the brunch menu is on a scantron.

What to Order:

Bacon Cheddar Tots — served with sriracha ketchup

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HG Sply Co.

2008 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
A unique Lower Greenville find, HG Sply Co. makes paleo-inspired meals in a rustic yet hip setting. A perfect spot for  hearty but healthy options. Give one of their signature bowls a try.

What to Order:

TX Steak Bowl — grilled all-natural TX petite tender, jalapeño-red flannel hash, sunny side up
vital farms egg, grilled TX tomato & guacamole with lemon, olive oil & chives