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Dallas' Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings, Fall 2016

Burgers, udon and artisanal toasts are on the way

Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Just like the blistering Texas weather, Dallas’ restaurant scene has stayed piping hot throughout the summer months. Deep Ellum has continued to grow at a near exponential rate, and the Dallas suburbs are teeming with new concepts of all kinds. To be sure, it’s a pretty great time to be a diner in Dallas.

After a busy summer, this fall continues the onslaught of new restaurant openings — and it starts this week with Shake Shack’s arrival on September 1. Also in the works are the metroplex’s first dedicated Udon bar, a popular Austin export, and artisanal toasts. Add these 7 highly-anticipated restaurants to your fall dining radar.

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Shake Shack

Location: McKinney & Pearl

Details: After a long wait, this NYC-based burger chain officially makes its Dallas debut this week. In addition to Danny Meyer’s classic menu of burgers and shakes, you’ll find Dallas-inspired burgers topped with Pecan Lodge sausage, concretes made with Emporium Pies, and plenty of Dude, Sweet Chocolate.

Projected opening date: September 1

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Toasted Coffee + Kitchen

Location: 5420 Ross Ave

Details: Dallas’ first toast-focused restaurant will hit Lower Greenville later this year. Sweet (like PB&J) and savory (avocado, duh) toasts will (obviously) dominate the menu, but no official details on what exactly this trendy menu will entail have been released as of yet.

Projected opening date: Fall 2016

Del Frisco's

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

Location: 2323 Olive

Details: In a move that’s more than two years in the making, legendary Dallas meat temple Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse will head to shinier pastures in Uptownearly this fall. The menu will likely not change too much, but the shiny new digs will provide a decidedly updated atmosphere.

Projected opening date: Early Fall 2016

Uptown Urban Market

Location: 2600 Cedar Springs Road

Details: Originally expected to open in August, Uptown Urban Market is still in the works. Look forward to grab-and-go fare from Chef Tiffany Derry, coffee & pastries from La Duni, Fireside Pies, and cocktails from the mixologists behind Truth & Alibi.

Projected opening date: Fall 2016(?)

Haymaker Dallas exterior Courtesy Haymaker


Location: 1520 Greenville Ave.

Details: An Austin export, Haymaker’s focus is on comfort fare and excellent craft beers. Construction is still underway on the Lower Greenville location, but it won’t be long before you’re able to dig into poutine and a pint on the patio at Haymaker.

Projected opening date: Early September 2016

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