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9 Inclusive Spots to Celebrate Pride in Dallas

From rainbow rooms to hamburger joints, these locations roll out the welcome mat

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Instead of spending large amounts of money with corporations, you can celebrate Pride at the actual LGBTQ businesses and restaurants that serve the community. Whether you’re looking forward to throwing back cocktails at the bars and clubs this summer or want to enjoy some filling diner bites, Dallas and Fort Worth have a number of restaurants that are all about supporting and including the LGBTQ community.

And all of these places welcome you to be a part of their chosen family, however you identify.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Roy G's

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With Roy G’s, owner Mariel Street brings back the elements of Snookie’s, an old Dallas favorite, with a modern touch. This rainbow-themed diner offers a fine selection of burgers, cheese fries, and a tasty chicken sandwich bound to give your favorite chain a run for its money. Many sandwiches and burgers, served with fries or chips, will run you just under $12.

The bar at Roy G’s in Cedar Springs features a big wrap-around bar and neon signs.
The bar at Roy G’s in Cedar Springs.
Roy G’s

Liberty Burger

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Also owned by Mariel Street and her brother Marco, Liberty Burger offers uniquely crafted burgers. Order the “Jackie O,” made with lamb, feta cheese, baby spinach, oven-roasted tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce or the “Chillerno” with queso blanco, flame-roasted poblano pepper, and chipotle barbecue sauce. These burgers are as unique and vibrant as the LGBTQ community itself. 

A pair of hamburgers in a cardboard boat from Liberty Burger.
A burger boat from Liberty Burger.
Liberty Burger

The Trove

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Offering a spicy and flavorful selection of Latin cuisine, the Trove is an immigrant and queer-owned restaurant in the heart of Bishop Arts. Live your most fabulous life by ordering the lobster tacos and the 14K guacamole. They also host weekly drag shows and sell extravagant jewelry, so you can stock up and join the party.

El Chifrijo Puerto Rican Fusion

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Owned by husband and husband duo Allen and Marko Pursley-Ramierez, El Chifrijo offers incredible Puerto Rican cuisine. It opened in Puerto Rico but had to rebuild everything after a hurricane. Now, it encapsulates the strength and perseverance of the LGBTQ community. You can order from its ghost kitchen in Farmer’s Branch, catch it at the Dallas Farmer’s Market on the last weekend of every month, or enjoy eats straight from the food truck.

To go containers are filled with various dishes from El Chifrijo Puerto Rican Fusion.
A sampling of the dishes available from El Chifrijo Puerto Rican Fusion.
El Chifrijo Puerto Rican Fusion

Anthony's Eatalian

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One can never go wrong with Italian comfort food. Over at Anthony’s Eatalian, load up on hefty pasta and hearty pizzas. They are an excellent first stop before heading to Cedar Springs for a night out.

Pastas and pizzas are among the dishes available at Anthony’s Eatalian.
A sampling of the dishes available at Anthony’s Eatalian.
Anthony’s Eatalian

Zen Sushi in the Bishop Arts

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The bright orange wood fixtures of Zen Sushi stand out vibrantly in Bishop Arts. Owned by Japanese and Cajun chef Michelle Carpenter, Zen Sushi offers plates inspired by her Japanese mother. Japan-inspired plates, sushi rolls, and plant-based dishes represent moments from Carpenter’s upbringing.

Restaurant Beatrice

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Inspired by her Cajun father, as well as the inclusiveness of Oak Cliff, chef Michelle Carpenter combines these elements at Restaurant Beatrice. Just steps away from her sushi restaurant, Zen Sushi, Carpenter shares a chapter of her life story using Cajun cuisine.

The orange clapboard exterior of Restaurant Beatrice looks like a refurbished home. The sign is white with blue outline and reads: Beatrice. Eats. Drinks. Patio Boils. Kathy Tran

Easy Slider

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Whether you’re in Deep Ellum, Downtown, or at any place in Dallas where food trucks stop, Easy Slider is a local classic. With mini burgers like the “Sweet & Lowdown,” made with Angus beef, bacon, goat cheese, and strawberry jam, or the “Nutty Pig,” with Angus beef, bacon, creamy peanut butter, green leaf lettuce, Roma tomato, and red onions, these sliders are equally sweet and savory.

Easy Slider’s food truck, which is blue and red and yellow stripes.
The Easy Slider food truck.
Easy Slider

Hunky's Old Fashioned Hamburgers

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Enjoy classic diner vibes at either of Hunky’s two locations. With daily lunch deals, you can get one of their signature sandwiches, fries, and a drink, usually for under $10. Make sure you save room to have one of their fabulous cakes for dessert.

Roy G's

The bar at Roy G’s in Cedar Springs features a big wrap-around bar and neon signs.
The bar at Roy G’s in Cedar Springs.
Roy G’s

With Roy G’s, owner Mariel Street brings back the elements of Snookie’s, an old Dallas favorite, with a modern touch. This rainbow-themed diner offers a fine selection of burgers, cheese fries, and a tasty chicken sandwich bound to give your favorite chain a run for its money. Many sandwiches and burgers, served with fries or chips, will run you just under $12.

The bar at Roy G’s in Cedar Springs features a big wrap-around bar and neon signs.
The bar at Roy G’s in Cedar Springs.
Roy G’s

Liberty Burger

A pair of hamburgers in a cardboard boat from Liberty Burger.
A burger boat from Liberty Burger.
Liberty Burger

Also owned by Mariel Street and her brother Marco, Liberty Burger offers uniquely crafted burgers. Order the “Jackie O,” made with lamb, feta cheese, baby spinach, oven-roasted tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce or the “Chillerno” with queso blanco, flame-roasted poblano pepper, and chipotle barbecue sauce. These burgers are as unique and vibrant as the LGBTQ community itself. 

A pair of hamburgers in a cardboard boat from Liberty Burger.
A burger boat from Liberty Burger.
Liberty Burger

The Trove

Offering a spicy and flavorful selection of Latin cuisine, the Trove is an immigrant and queer-owned restaurant in the heart of Bishop Arts. Live your most fabulous life by ordering the lobster tacos and the 14K guacamole. They also host weekly drag shows and sell extravagant jewelry, so you can stock up and join the party.

El Chifrijo Puerto Rican Fusion

To go containers are filled with various dishes from El Chifrijo Puerto Rican Fusion.
A sampling of the dishes available from El Chifrijo Puerto Rican Fusion.
El Chifrijo Puerto Rican Fusion

Owned by husband and husband duo Allen and Marko Pursley-Ramierez, El Chifrijo offers incredible Puerto Rican cuisine. It opened in Puerto Rico but had to rebuild everything after a hurricane. Now, it encapsulates the strength and perseverance of the LGBTQ community. You can order from its ghost kitchen in Farmer’s Branch, catch it at the Dallas Farmer’s Market on the last weekend of every month, or enjoy eats straight from the food truck.

To go containers are filled with various dishes from El Chifrijo Puerto Rican Fusion.
A sampling of the dishes available from El Chifrijo Puerto Rican Fusion.
El Chifrijo Puerto Rican Fusion

Anthony's Eatalian

Pastas and pizzas are among the dishes available at Anthony’s Eatalian.
A sampling of the dishes available at Anthony’s Eatalian.
Anthony’s Eatalian

One can never go wrong with Italian comfort food. Over at Anthony’s Eatalian, load up on hefty pasta and hearty pizzas. They are an excellent first stop before heading to Cedar Springs for a night out.

Pastas and pizzas are among the dishes available at Anthony’s Eatalian.
A sampling of the dishes available at Anthony’s Eatalian.
Anthony’s Eatalian

Zen Sushi in the Bishop Arts

The bright orange wood fixtures of Zen Sushi stand out vibrantly in Bishop Arts. Owned by Japanese and Cajun chef Michelle Carpenter, Zen Sushi offers plates inspired by her Japanese mother. Japan-inspired plates, sushi rolls, and plant-based dishes represent moments from Carpenter’s upbringing.

Restaurant Beatrice

The orange clapboard exterior of Restaurant Beatrice looks like a refurbished home. The sign is white with blue outline and reads: Beatrice. Eats. Drinks. Patio Boils. Kathy Tran

Inspired by her Cajun father, as well as the inclusiveness of Oak Cliff, chef Michelle Carpenter combines these elements at Restaurant Beatrice. Just steps away from her sushi restaurant, Zen Sushi, Carpenter shares a chapter of her life story using Cajun cuisine.

The orange clapboard exterior of Restaurant Beatrice looks like a refurbished home. The sign is white with blue outline and reads: Beatrice. Eats. Drinks. Patio Boils. Kathy Tran

Easy Slider

Easy Slider’s food truck, which is blue and red and yellow stripes.
The Easy Slider food truck.
Easy Slider

Whether you’re in Deep Ellum, Downtown, or at any place in Dallas where food trucks stop, Easy Slider is a local classic. With mini burgers like the “Sweet & Lowdown,” made with Angus beef, bacon, goat cheese, and strawberry jam, or the “Nutty Pig,” with Angus beef, bacon, creamy peanut butter, green leaf lettuce, Roma tomato, and red onions, these sliders are equally sweet and savory.

Easy Slider’s food truck, which is blue and red and yellow stripes.
The Easy Slider food truck.
Easy Slider

Hunky's Old Fashioned Hamburgers

Enjoy classic diner vibes at either of Hunky’s two locations. With daily lunch deals, you can get one of their signature sandwiches, fries, and a drink, usually for under $10. Make sure you save room to have one of their fabulous cakes for dessert.

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