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The Gin Mill on Henderson Avenue offers sliders a-plenty.
The Gin Mill on Henderson Avenue offers sliders a-plenty.
Photo credit: The Gin Mill/Facebook

12 Sliders to Try in Dallas and Fort Worth

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The Gin Mill on Henderson Avenue offers sliders a-plenty.
| Photo credit: The Gin Mill/Facebook

For those times when you just can't commit to a full-size burger, there's the slider: a miniature patty perched on an equally miniature bun. Though some purists will argue the only "real" slider is the kind that comes on a steamed bun with chopped onions (a la White Castle), Dallas restaurants have taken the term "slider" and run with it, creating a plethora of different versions from pulled pork to lobster. Here are a dozen slider varieties worth sampling all over DFW.

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Cook Hall

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This upscale gastropub at the W gets a little fancy with pork belly sliders with chili mayo on perfectly toasted buns.

Dragonfly

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The bar at Zaza offers tasty BBC (that's brisket-bacon-cheddar) sliders, but the real draw is the goat cheese tater tots that come alongside.

Dutch's Hamburgers

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Dutch's goes appropriately old school with simple mini organic beef burgers on rolls with grilled onions, cheddar, mustard, and mayo.

The Gin Mill

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Multiple slider options here: Go traditional with mini-burgers topped with cheese and LTO, or fancy with bacon-onion compote, blue and Gruyere cheese, and arugula; there's also a pulled pork version with Guinness barbecue sauce.

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

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And the award for most exotic sliders goes to Tim Love, for his elk sausage version with seared foie gras and blueberry jam.

The Mansion Bar

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Get fancy at The Mansion Bar with jalapeno sausage sliders, garnished with pickled onions and mustard -- the perfect companion for a $14 cocktail.

The Meridian Room

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The indecisive will appreciate Meridian Room's slider trio that includes one each of beef, pulled pork, and seared ahi tuna on mini brioche buns. (Bonus: They're half price on Wednesday, along with the rest of the menu.)
Longtime Oak Lawn favorite Parigi takes it up a few notches with their springy lobster BLT sliders, flanked by a fresh hearts of palm salad.

The Place at Perry's

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Belly up to the bar at The Place at Perry's for mini French Dip sandwiches with caramelized onions and the requisite jus.

The Porch

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Chopped barbecue brisket sliders with horseradish pickles and coleslaw make an ideal pairing with sweet Hawaiian rolls.

Sundown at Granada

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Grass-fed beef brisket and a tangy, spiced barbecue sauce topped with slaw on adorably-sized molasses wheat buns

Union Bear

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Start off an evening in Union Bear's subterranean dining room with braised short rib sliders topped with provolone and housemade pickles.

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Cook Hall

This upscale gastropub at the W gets a little fancy with pork belly sliders with chili mayo on perfectly toasted buns.

Dragonfly

The bar at Zaza offers tasty BBC (that's brisket-bacon-cheddar) sliders, but the real draw is the goat cheese tater tots that come alongside.

Dutch's Hamburgers

Dutch's goes appropriately old school with simple mini organic beef burgers on rolls with grilled onions, cheddar, mustard, and mayo.

The Gin Mill

Multiple slider options here: Go traditional with mini-burgers topped with cheese and LTO, or fancy with bacon-onion compote, blue and Gruyere cheese, and arugula; there's also a pulled pork version with Guinness barbecue sauce.

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

And the award for most exotic sliders goes to Tim Love, for his elk sausage version with seared foie gras and blueberry jam.

The Mansion Bar

Get fancy at The Mansion Bar with jalapeno sausage sliders, garnished with pickled onions and mustard -- the perfect companion for a $14 cocktail.

The Meridian Room

The indecisive will appreciate Meridian Room's slider trio that includes one each of beef, pulled pork, and seared ahi tuna on mini brioche buns. (Bonus: They're half price on Wednesday, along with the rest of the menu.)

Parigi

Longtime Oak Lawn favorite Parigi takes it up a few notches with their springy lobster BLT sliders, flanked by a fresh hearts of palm salad.

The Place at Perry's

Belly up to the bar at The Place at Perry's for mini French Dip sandwiches with caramelized onions and the requisite jus.

The Porch

Chopped barbecue brisket sliders with horseradish pickles and coleslaw make an ideal pairing with sweet Hawaiian rolls.

Sundown at Granada

Grass-fed beef brisket and a tangy, spiced barbecue sauce topped with slaw on adorably-sized molasses wheat buns

Union Bear

Start off an evening in Union Bear's subterranean dining room with braised short rib sliders topped with provolone and housemade pickles.

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