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The Gin Mill on Henderson Avenue offers sliders a-plenty.
The Gin Mill on Henderson Avenue offers sliders a-plenty.
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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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1. Cook Hall

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2440 Victory Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 397-4111
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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.

2. Dragonfly

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2332 Leonard St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 550-9500
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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.

3. Dutch's Hamburgers

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3009 S. University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76109
(817) 927-5522
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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.

4. The Gin Mill

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1921 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 824-3343
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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.

5. Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

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2406 N Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 740-8810
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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.

6. The Mansion Bar

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2821 Turtle Creek Blvd
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 559-2100
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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.

7. The Meridian Room

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3611 Parry Av
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 826-8383
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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.)

8. Parigi

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3311 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 521-0295
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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.

9. The Place at Perry's

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2680 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 871-9991
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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.

10. The Porch

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2912 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 828-2916
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Chopped barbecue brisket sliders with horseradish pickles and coleslaw make an ideal pairing with sweet Hawaiian rolls.

11. Sundown at Granada

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3520 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75074
(214) 824-9933
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Grass-fed beef brisket and a tangy, spiced barbecue sauce topped with slaw on adorably-sized molasses wheat buns

12. Union Bear

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3699 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 245-5330
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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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1. Cook Hall

2440 Victory Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75219
This upscale gastropub at the W gets a little fancy with pork belly sliders with chili mayo on perfectly toasted buns.
2440 Victory Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75219

2. Dragonfly

2332 Leonard St., Dallas, TX 75201
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.
2332 Leonard St.
Dallas, TX 75201

3. Dutch's Hamburgers

3009 S. University Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76109
Dutch's goes appropriately old school with simple mini organic beef burgers on rolls with grilled onions, cheddar, mustard, and mayo.
3009 S. University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76109

4. The Gin Mill

1921 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
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.
1921 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

5. Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

2406 N Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76164
And the award for most exotic sliders goes to Tim Love, for his elk sausage version with seared foie gras and blueberry jam.
2406 N Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76164

6. The Mansion Bar

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219
Get fancy at The Mansion Bar with jalapeno sausage sliders, garnished with pickled onions and mustard -- the perfect companion for a $14 cocktail.
2821 Turtle Creek Blvd
Dallas, TX 75219

7. The Meridian Room

3611 Parry Av, Dallas, TX 75226
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.)
3611 Parry Av
Dallas, TX 75226

8. Parigi

3311 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
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.
3311 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219

9. The Place at Perry's

2680 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75201
Belly up to the bar at The Place at Perry's for mini French Dip sandwiches with caramelized onions and the requisite jus.
2680 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75201

10. The Porch

2912 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
Chopped barbecue brisket sliders with horseradish pickles and coleslaw make an ideal pairing with sweet Hawaiian rolls.
2912 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

11. Sundown at Granada

3520 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75074
Grass-fed beef brisket and a tangy, spiced barbecue sauce topped with slaw on adorably-sized molasses wheat buns
3520 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75074

12. Union Bear

3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75204
Start off an evening in Union Bear's subterranean dining room with braised short rib sliders topped with provolone and housemade pickles.
3699 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204

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