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Step Inside Scout, Downtown’s Newest Destination for Fried Chicken and Foosball

The Statler Hotel’s newest restaurant is ready to debut

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

Scout, the newest eatery to debut at the newly-revamped Statler Hotel in Downtown Dallas, arrives today.

The restaurant, like all other eateries at the Statler, will be overseen by Chef Graham Dodds, formerly of Hibiscus and Wayward Sons. Scout is quite unlike anything Dodds has ever been involved with, with its upscale sports bar vibe. The spot has its very own bowling lanes, ping-pong, foosball, and billiards tables. The restaurant and gaming destination will occupy a sprawling 12,000 space inside the hotel.

As far as the food is concerned, diners can look forward to a menu of American favorites, ranging from buckets of fried chicken to fajitas and burgers to pair with the bar’s selection of games. Craft beer will also be a significant focus, with an extensive list that focuses on local breweries and standouts from other cities. Barman Kyle Hilla will oversee a menu of updated cocktails like the Hummingbird, pictured below. Large-format cocktails, like punch bowls, will also be on offer.

Melissa Hennings/EDFW

Scout will make its debut at the Statler on Thursday, February 22. The restaurant will be open from 4 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to midnight on Sunday.

Before making a reservation, step inside this sporty new spot courtesy of Eater photographer Melissa Hennings.


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