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8 Places to Eat Pimento Cheese in Dallas

Here are eight spots in Dallas that make it well: some traditional, some unusual, all delectable.

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Pimento cheese: yes, it sounds terrible. Even its nickname sucks. "The caviar of the South"? Please. But this delicious and enduring spread—made with cheddar, pimento peppers, and mayo—endures. Here are eight spots in Dallas that make it well: some traditional, some unusual, all delectable.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. THE LOCAL OAK: Old-Fashioned Pimento Cheese

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409 N Zang Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 946-4625
Off the beaten Bishop Arts path, The Local Oak is a come-as-you-are joint in which to drink and watch a game in North Oak Cliff without having to, say, wear a shirt with a collar, or pretend to know how to pronounce "'nduja." Food is good across the board, and their back-to-the-basics pimento dip is no exception. They serve it with crackers, but after a few pops, you might as well also order the Trash Fries, combine the two, and truly live. [Photo]

2. REMEDY: Pimento Cheese With Biscuits

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2010 Greenville Ave Ste B
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 294-4012
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Opened mere months, Remedy has received near universal acclaim, so it's no surprise that their pimento cheese is on point. Like the shakes, desserts, and sandwiches you get at Remedy, their pimento dip is proud and unashamed of its decadence. It's served with flaky, buttery biscuits for a one-two punch of Southern excellence.

3. SOCIETY BAKERY & GREEN GROCER: Panini-Style Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

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3610 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-1411
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It made sense to combine these two because they're right next door to each other, in the same little strip mall on Greenville, and they're both known for other things: Society for cupcakes, and Green Grocer for a slow-food, local-food, juice-cleanse bent. Thankfully, they both know their way around a cheese sammy; the crunch of pressed panini bread, commingling with oozing pimento cheese, makes for lunch nirvana.

4. SMOKE: Pimento Cheese Croquettes

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901 Fort Worth Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 393-4141
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Pimento cheese croquettes? Yes please. Insanely addictive and easily poppable, they're like pizza rolls for people who have good taste and don't hate themselves. Ordering a batch or two or three or four with a wood-infused bourbon and devouring all of it on Bar Belmont's divine upstairs patio? An unbeatable Dallas eating experience. [Photo]

5. KNIFE: Pimento Cheeseburger

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5300 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 443-9339
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Knife's pimento cheese burger is the most delicious pimento cheese-related dish you can order in Dallas. Order it and order it again and then learn how to make it yourself so you can fulfill your dream—everyone's dream, really—of being the John Tesar of your group of friends.

6. KITCHEN LTO: Pimento Mac 'n Cheese

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3011 Gulden Ln Ste 108
Dallas, TX 75212
(214) 377-0757
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Pimento cheese dots chef Beck's menu in a few different places, but the mac 'n cheese is a favorite because it's such an unexpected and yet obviously delicious idea. If the queen of comfort cooking in Dallas makes her long-awaited return and puts pimento mac 'n cheese on her menu, you're clearly asking no questions and ordering it. Trust me: it delivers.

7. CBD PROVISIONS: 'Nduja Pimento Cheese

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1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 261-4500
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There's that word again: 'nduja. CBD's dip is the perfect opening act to the colossal pig's head that you clearly will be ordering or else why would you be at CBD Provisions. It's simple, it's creative, it's satisfying, it's elevated—it's, pound for pound, the best of the pimento cheese dips on this list.

8. HATTIE'S: Fried Green Tomato and Smoked Pimento Cheese Sandwich

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418 N. Bishop Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 942-7400
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Hattie's. The patron saintess of low-country cooking in the city, and probably pimento-cheese ground zero in Dallas. Hattie's was putting pimento cheese on its menu before it was cool, so you know it's good if people in Dallas were coming here—and keep coming here—and ordering it without Beyonce even telling them to on Instagram. Simply put, this dish is the South. And that's not an insult. [Photo]

1. THE LOCAL OAK: Old-Fashioned Pimento Cheese

409 N Zang Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208
Off the beaten Bishop Arts path, The Local Oak is a come-as-you-are joint in which to drink and watch a game in North Oak Cliff without having to, say, wear a shirt with a collar, or pretend to know how to pronounce "'nduja." Food is good across the board, and their back-to-the-basics pimento dip is no exception. They serve it with crackers, but after a few pops, you might as well also order the Trash Fries, combine the two, and truly live. [Photo]
409 N Zang Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208

2. REMEDY: Pimento Cheese With Biscuits

2010 Greenville Ave Ste B, Dallas, TX 75206
Opened mere months, Remedy has received near universal acclaim, so it's no surprise that their pimento cheese is on point. Like the shakes, desserts, and sandwiches you get at Remedy, their pimento dip is proud and unashamed of its decadence. It's served with flaky, buttery biscuits for a one-two punch of Southern excellence.
2010 Greenville Ave Ste B
Dallas, TX 75206

3. SOCIETY BAKERY & GREEN GROCER: Panini-Style Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

3610 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
It made sense to combine these two because they're right next door to each other, in the same little strip mall on Greenville, and they're both known for other things: Society for cupcakes, and Green Grocer for a slow-food, local-food, juice-cleanse bent. Thankfully, they both know their way around a cheese sammy; the crunch of pressed panini bread, commingling with oozing pimento cheese, makes for lunch nirvana.
3610 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

4. SMOKE: Pimento Cheese Croquettes

901 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
Pimento cheese croquettes? Yes please. Insanely addictive and easily poppable, they're like pizza rolls for people who have good taste and don't hate themselves. Ordering a batch or two or three or four with a wood-infused bourbon and devouring all of it on Bar Belmont's divine upstairs patio? An unbeatable Dallas eating experience. [Photo]
901 Fort Worth Ave
Dallas, TX 75208

5. KNIFE: Pimento Cheeseburger

5300 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206
Knife's pimento cheese burger is the most delicious pimento cheese-related dish you can order in Dallas. Order it and order it again and then learn how to make it yourself so you can fulfill your dream—everyone's dream, really—of being the John Tesar of your group of friends.
5300 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206

6. KITCHEN LTO: Pimento Mac 'n Cheese

3011 Gulden Ln Ste 108, Dallas, TX 75212
Pimento cheese dots chef Beck's menu in a few different places, but the mac 'n cheese is a favorite because it's such an unexpected and yet obviously delicious idea. If the queen of comfort cooking in Dallas makes her long-awaited return and puts pimento mac 'n cheese on her menu, you're clearly asking no questions and ordering it. Trust me: it delivers.
3011 Gulden Ln Ste 108
Dallas, TX 75212

7. CBD PROVISIONS: 'Nduja Pimento Cheese

1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201
There's that word again: 'nduja. CBD's dip is the perfect opening act to the colossal pig's head that you clearly will be ordering or else why would you be at CBD Provisions. It's simple, it's creative, it's satisfying, it's elevated—it's, pound for pound, the best of the pimento cheese dips on this list.
1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201

8. HATTIE'S: Fried Green Tomato and Smoked Pimento Cheese Sandwich

418 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas, TX 75208
Hattie's. The patron saintess of low-country cooking in the city, and probably pimento-cheese ground zero in Dallas. Hattie's was putting pimento cheese on its menu before it was cool, so you know it's good if people in Dallas were coming here—and keep coming here—and ordering it without Beyonce even telling them to on Instagram. Simply put, this dish is the South. And that's not an insult. [Photo]
418 N. Bishop Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208

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