Welcome to Dallas! Whether you’re a recent transplant or a long-time resident, there’s always something new to discover—especially when it comes to brunch! These top brunch places in Dallas span a wide variety of neighborhoods, so you can eat well wherever you are.
Where to Find the Best Brunch in Dallas
Voted best brunch by the Dallas Observer, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Ida Claire. They offer fine Southern dining in a casual atmosphere with endless records playing in the background. Don’t forget to participate in Ida Claire’s unique experiences, such as reserving the airstream trailer on the patio for a private event.
The all-important menu starts with their Hair of the Dog handcrafted cocktails with classic staples, like mimosas, and bespoke creations, like their rum and coffee “Deja Brew.” They make each mouth-watering dish with the finest ingredients. From the seasonal, rotating French toast, to the fried green tomato benedict with spicy tabasco hollandaise, we never experience a bad meal here.
What to Eat:
Chicken and waffles is their Southern classic and definitely worth a try. Also, definitely start with the fresh-baked biscuits served with bacon gravy, house jam, and honey butter options. *Chef’s Kiss*
Neighborhood: Bishop Arts District
Located in the always trendy Bishop Arts District, Oddfellows has been serving patrons delicious brunches in this casual dining space for ten years. Show up early with their 7am opening time and beat the rush; it gets crowded fast, and they don’t take reservations.
From the kitchen, the chicken fried steak will make your mouth water, and you won’t leave a single bite of the brisket hash behind. And, with everything from caffeine to cocktails, everyone will find the perfect beverage to accompany their meal.
What to Eat:
It may sound simple, but Oddfellows takes avocado toast to the next level with heirloom tomatoes, pesto, queso fresco, and balsamic. For a more traditional Texas staple, try the shrimp and grits flavored with poblano and chipotle peppers.
Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar
Neighborhood: Design District
Pizza may not be the first food you think of when you’re craving brunch, but the brunch pies at Pie Tap will bring you back again and again. They say it’s all about their crust, which takes 96 hours from making to baking (the starter is affectionately called “Romo” in honor of the Dallas Cowboys). But the toppings make these pies just as amazing.
The smoked salmon pie is reminiscent of a lox bagel, while the eggs Florentine is spread with a delicious hollandaise and runny yolks. Pair it with a signature Frosé and you’ll be living your best brunch life. Available both Saturday and Sunday at any of their four locations!
What to Eat:
Well, they serve a good chicken dish — just kidding! Try a pie of course! But in addition, you can’t beat their fresh cinnamon rolls, which come slathered in ooey gooey icing.
Maple Leaf Diner
Neighborhood: North Dallas
Michael Delaurier opened Maple Leaf Diner in 2015 when he couldn’t find anything that tasted like home (Canada) here in Dallas. And thank goodness he did! This diner-style restaurant tucked away in a shopping plaza serves up some of the best brunch grub in town.
Technically, you can come here all day, but pancakes and poutine make perfect brunch foods. Plus, with the generous portions, you’ll definitely need a to-go box. Check out their Facebook page for announcements about specials, like their pancake flight or holiday offerings.
What to Eat:
Don’t leave without trying the Canadian peameal bacon proudly declared as “The REAL Canadian bacon” on the menu. Also, the chicken, bacon, and waffles was recently featured in Paula Deen Magazine. Pretty cool, eh?
Pepe’s and Mito’s Mexican Café and Cantina
Neighborhood: Deep Ellum
Husband and wife team Pedro and Sandy have kept this amazing Mexican café running since 1994 with their individual expertise in both the kitchen and front of the house. While other restaurants call themselves Tex-Mex, Pepe’s and Mito’s says Mex-Tex, putting an emphasis on the authentic Mexican roots of recipes dating back generations. Seriously, the tamales come from a secret family recipe, and Pedro’s parents make them for the restaurant.
The restaurant just completed renovations in August of 2021, so go check out their new style! It embraces a fresh vibe with a welcoming feel. They offer brunch on Saturday and Sunday, with specials like Chilaquiles served with beans and Brunch Quesadillas stuffed with cheesy scrambled eggs.
What to Eat:
Definitely order the Tacos Norteños topped with their chipotle wine sauce that became famous when Food Network featured it on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. From the brunch menu, you can’t go wrong with the traditional Migas Con Huevos smothered in ranchero sauce.
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