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17 Excellent Dallas Brunch Restaurants

Where to find the fluffiest pancakes, booziest mimosas, perfect eggs Benedict, and so much more

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In Dallas, brunch might be the most important meal of the weekend. Which is why it’s important to know exactly where to find the fluffiest pancakes, the crispiest bacon, and the strongest mimosas. But where does one find the best brunch in Dallas?

This city is practically littered with excellent brunch options, but these 17 spots are worthy of any brunch bucket list. Plus, since it’s 2021, they also include outdoor seating and/or takeaway options. Carpe chilaquiles, Dallas.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Barneys Brunch House

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5480 FM423 Suite 700
Frisco, TX 75034
(214) 494-6363
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Not surprisingly, a spot called Barney’s Brunch House is serving up a solid brunch. Fancy breakfast tacos, omelettes, decadent pancakes and creative French toasts like the Boston Cream Pie version keep Frisco residents coming back for seconds. Of course, mimosas are on offer, as are gluten-free and vegan options.

2. Ida Claire

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5001 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX 75254
(214) 377-8227
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Ida Claire serves up a killer Southern-style brunch with an expansive outdoor patio space worthy of lingering a while. Classics like fried chicken and waffles or a Monte Cristo pair perfectly with a Man Mosa, Proud Mary or Bottle of Bubbles paired with juice.

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3. Snooze an A.M Eatery

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5100 Belt Line Rd suite 824
Addison, TX 75254
(972) 360-8990
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With four locations in the DFW area, Snooze is a bruncher’s paradise. Sip mimosas and bloody marys, then move on to heartier offerings like their famously decadent pancake flights, eggs Benedicts, and a killer scrambled egg sandwich served on a pretzel roll. Note: there’s often a wait at Snooze, so plan accordingly.

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4. Henry's Majestic

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4900 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(469) 893-9400
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Henry’s Majestic in Uptown is a great spot to see and be-seen, so expect a wait. But the patio is large and airy, the buttermilk fried chicken and hatch chile gravy-topped waffles are hot and the bloody marys are calling. Don’t sleep on the savory and sweet monkey rolls, made with pesto and cheese, or cinnamon, apple and caramel, respectively.

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5. Roy G’s

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4001 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 272-7127
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Brunch at this colorful Oak Lawn spot might include a “Biscuit Henny Benny” featuring two buttermilk biscuits topped with pickle-brined fried chicken, poached eggs, sausage cream gravy and green onions, breakfast tacos (available daily), or an on-brand rainbow swirl French toast. Champagne towers (spiked with vodka) are a must, and they’re seen studding the patio every weekend.

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6. Street's Fine Chicken

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3857 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219
(469) 917-7140
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This chicken-obsessed spot offers a brunch menu perfect for late risers (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) that’s replete with fried chicken in every possible presentation: chicken and waffles, breakfast burritos stuffed with eggs and fried chicken, fried chicken between toast, plus french toast layered with cream cheese and blackberry compote and biscuits and gravy.

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7. The Rustic

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3656 Howell St
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 730-0596
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Grab brunch with some weekend entertainment in front of the Rustic’s large outdoor stage. The indoor-outdoor bar and eatery offers free live music starting at 12:30 on weekends. Bring the whole spaced-out crew because brunch is served family-style for $17 per person. The offerings include cheese and fruit, avocado toast, spicy fried chicken; eggs baked with cheese, chives, and spinach; smoked cheddar grits, donuts, and more.

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8. Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar

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1212 Oak Lawn Ave #131
Dallas, TX 75207
(469) 677-0997
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Pie Tap is known for its pizzas, understandably, but the small chain really shines during brunch, when mimosas and frosés are on special for three bucks each, and the most delicious cinnamon buns come out of those pizza ovens. Breakfast sandwiches, $5 Bloody Marys, breakfast pizzas and more plus patio seating available at every location.

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9. Mercat Bistro

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2550 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 953-0917
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For those who miss traveling right about now, a trip to Paris sounds lovely. How about a French-inspired brunch with mimosas, pastry, coffee, quiche and more, served outside on the beautifully appointed patio at Mercat Bistro in the Harwood District? Oui!

You can find a most excellent brunch at Mercat Bistro.
You can find a most excellent brunch at Mercat Bistro.
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10. Yardbird Southern Table and Bar

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2121 N Pearl St Suite #170
Dallas, TX 75201
(469) 208-2441
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Two words: Nutella beignets. Follow those up with some seriously indulgent southern favorites, such as fried chicken, waffles and watermelon. Stacked bloody marys are also on offer, as are plenty of seats on Yardbird’s expansive patio downtown. Not brunching out quite yet? Check out the restaurant’s website for the latest Family Pack takeout offerings.

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11. Hero

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3090 Olive St
Dallas, TX 75219
(469) 300-4199
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This massive, open-air eatery serves up the goods from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday with dishes like deviled egg salad topped with prosciutto on grilled sourdough; the HG Breakfast of Champions with scrambled eggs, bacon, sliced organic tomatoes, and avocado served with fresh fruit and green salad; a smoothie bowl for the health-conscious crowd with dragon fruit, mango, banana, and more; plus a “drunken” half grapefruit infused with vodka for those who would rather eat their alcohol. Tons of boozy beverages abound including an enormous shareable mimosa or “mega-mosa” as it’s called here, bellinis, bloody marys, an alcohol-infused cold brew, and a delectable sounding Frozen Aperol Dreamsicle.

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12. Elm & Good

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2551 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 498-2525
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Chef Graham Dodds’s restaurant inside the Pittman Hotel boasts a brunch menu packed with comfort food favorites like buttermilk pancakes, French omelets, and chilaquiles, plus a perfect avocado toast.

13. Whisk Crepes Cafe

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1888 Sylvan Ave f120
Dallas, TX 75208
(469) 407-1899
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After months spent offering takeout-only while the dining room remained closed, the French crêperie has built an outdoor dining area, complete with heaters, that is roughly the same size as its former indoor one. Offering curated French wines as well as sweet and savory crepes, this is a West Dallas brunch not to be missed.

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14. Encina

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614 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(469) 620-3644
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Back when it was called Bolsa, this Oak Cliff haunt was a brunch must. Now, Encina is proving that it’s equally capable of drawing AM dining crowds. The iconic twig flatbread, with roasted grapes and goat cheese, is a beloved local favorite, while blue corn pancakes and stuffed French toast can slay even the most intense hangovers from the night before.

15. Stock & Barrel

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316 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 888-0150
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If brunch on Saturday is in the cards, head to Stock & Barrel in Bishop Arts, where they serve specialty items like croissant bread pudding and avocado chilaquiles from 10:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to get the weekend started. A small amount of outdoor seating on the patio helps ensure proper social distancing during your meal.

Stock & Barrel.
Stock & Barrel.
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16. Boulevardier

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408 N Bishop Ave #108
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 942-1828
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Boulevardier’s brunch is the stuff of legends. French classics like lox benedict with caviar and capers plus a rotating quiche are always good choices, but don't forget to branch out; try the Legs and Eggs – confit duck legs served with sunny-side up farm eggs and Homestead grits cakes. 

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17. Paradiso

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308 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 944-5865
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Whether brunch means pancakes and French Toast, or fried egg-topped pizza, Paradiso’s massive heated courtyard and Southern European-style cuisine will please on both Saturdays and Sundays. Mimosas are of course on offer, in addition to various cocktails, mocktails, wine and beer.

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1. Barneys Brunch House

5480 FM423 Suite 700, Frisco, TX 75034

Not surprisingly, a spot called Barney’s Brunch House is serving up a solid brunch. Fancy breakfast tacos, omelettes, decadent pancakes and creative French toasts like the Boston Cream Pie version keep Frisco residents coming back for seconds. Of course, mimosas are on offer, as are gluten-free and vegan options.

5480 FM423 Suite 700
Frisco, TX 75034

2. Ida Claire

5001 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75254
Ida Claire Chicken Waffles

Ida Claire serves up a killer Southern-style brunch with an expansive outdoor patio space worthy of lingering a while. Classics like fried chicken and waffles or a Monte Cristo pair perfectly with a Man Mosa, Proud Mary or Bottle of Bubbles paired with juice.

5001 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX 75254

3. Snooze an A.M Eatery

5100 Belt Line Rd suite 824, Addison, TX 75254
Ashley Davis Tilly

With four locations in the DFW area, Snooze is a bruncher’s paradise. Sip mimosas and bloody marys, then move on to heartier offerings like their famously decadent pancake flights, eggs Benedicts, and a killer scrambled egg sandwich served on a pretzel roll. Note: there’s often a wait at Snooze, so plan accordingly.

5100 Belt Line Rd suite 824
Addison, TX 75254

4. Henry's Majestic

4900 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
Henry’s Majestic/Facebook

Henry’s Majestic in Uptown is a great spot to see and be-seen, so expect a wait. But the patio is large and airy, the buttermilk fried chicken and hatch chile gravy-topped waffles are hot and the bloody marys are calling. Don’t sleep on the savory and sweet monkey rolls, made with pesto and cheese, or cinnamon, apple and caramel, respectively.

4900 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

5. Roy G’s

4001 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75219
Rachel Pinn

Brunch at this colorful Oak Lawn spot might include a “Biscuit Henny Benny” featuring two buttermilk biscuits topped with pickle-brined fried chicken, poached eggs, sausage cream gravy and green onions, breakfast tacos (available daily), or an on-brand rainbow swirl French toast. Champagne towers (spiked with vodka) are a must, and they’re seen studding the patio every weekend.

4001 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219

6. Street's Fine Chicken

3857 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75219
Street’s Fine Chicken/Facebook

This chicken-obsessed spot offers a brunch menu perfect for late risers (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) that’s replete with fried chicken in every possible presentation: chicken and waffles, breakfast burritos stuffed with eggs and fried chicken, fried chicken between toast, plus french toast layered with cream cheese and blackberry compote and biscuits and gravy.

3857 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219

7. The Rustic

3656 Howell St, Dallas, TX 75204
The Rustic/Yelp

Grab brunch with some weekend entertainment in front of the Rustic’s large outdoor stage. The indoor-outdoor bar and eatery offers free live music starting at 12:30 on weekends. Bring the whole spaced-out crew because brunch is served family-style for $17 per person. The offerings include cheese and fruit, avocado toast, spicy fried chicken; eggs baked with cheese, chives, and spinach; smoked cheddar grits, donuts, and more.

3656 Howell St
Dallas, TX 75204

8. Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar

1212 Oak Lawn Ave #131, Dallas, TX 75207
Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar/Facebook

Pie Tap is known for its pizzas, understandably, but the small chain really shines during brunch, when mimosas and frosés are on special for three bucks each, and the most delicious cinnamon buns come out of those pizza ovens. Breakfast sandwiches, $5 Bloody Marys, breakfast pizzas and more plus patio seating available at every location.

1212 Oak Lawn Ave #131
Dallas, TX 75207

9. Mercat Bistro

2550 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75201
You can find a most excellent brunch at Mercat Bistro.
You can find a most excellent brunch at Mercat Bistro.
Mercat Bistro/Facebook

For those who miss traveling right about now, a trip to Paris sounds lovely. How about a French-inspired brunch with mimosas, pastry, coffee, quiche and more, served outside on the beautifully appointed patio at Mercat Bistro in the Harwood District? Oui!

2550 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75201

10. Yardbird Southern Table and Bar

2121 N Pearl St Suite #170, Dallas, TX 75201
Instagram/@erinjbgood

Two words: Nutella beignets. Follow those up with some seriously indulgent southern favorites, such as fried chicken, waffles and watermelon. Stacked bloody marys are also on offer, as are plenty of seats on Yardbird’s expansive patio downtown. Not brunching out quite yet? Check out the restaurant’s website for the latest Family Pack takeout offerings.

2121 N Pearl St Suite #170
Dallas, TX 75201

11. Hero

3090 Olive St, Dallas, TX 75219
Courtesy Hero

This massive, open-air eatery serves up the goods from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday with dishes like deviled egg salad topped with prosciutto on grilled sourdough; the HG Breakfast of Champions with scrambled eggs, bacon, sliced organic tomatoes, and avocado served with fresh fruit and green salad; a smoothie bowl for the health-conscious crowd with dragon fruit, mango, banana, and more; plus a “drunken” half grapefruit infused with vodka for those who would rather eat their alcohol. Tons of boozy beverages abound including an enormous shareable mimosa or “mega-mosa” as it’s called here, bellinis, bloody marys, an alcohol-infused cold brew, and a delectable sounding Frozen Aperol Dreamsicle.

3090 Olive St
Dallas, TX 75219

12. Elm & Good

2551 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226

Chef Graham Dodds’s restaurant inside the Pittman Hotel boasts a brunch menu packed with comfort food favorites like buttermilk pancakes, French omelets, and chilaquiles, plus a perfect avocado toast.

2551 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

13. Whisk Crepes Cafe

1888 Sylvan Ave f120, Dallas, TX 75208
Whisk Crepes Cafe

After months spent offering takeout-only while the dining room remained closed, the French crêperie has built an outdoor dining area, complete with heaters, that is roughly the same size as its former indoor one. Offering curated French wines as well as sweet and savory crepes, this is a West Dallas brunch not to be missed.

1888 Sylvan Ave f120
Dallas, TX 75208

14. Encina

614 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208

Back when it was called Bolsa, this Oak Cliff haunt was a brunch must. Now, Encina is proving that it’s equally capable of drawing AM dining crowds. The iconic twig flatbread, with roasted grapes and goat cheese, is a beloved local favorite, while blue corn pancakes and stuffed French toast can slay even the most intense hangovers from the night before.

614 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208

15. Stock & Barrel

316 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
Stock & Barrel.
Stock & Barrel.
Photo: Garrett Hall/EDFW

If brunch on Saturday is in the cards, head to Stock & Barrel in Bishop Arts, where they serve specialty items like croissant bread pudding and avocado chilaquiles from 10:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to get the weekend started. A small amount of outdoor seating on the patio helps ensure proper social distancing during your meal.

316 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208

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16. Boulevardier

408 N Bishop Ave #108, Dallas, TX 75208
Boulevardier/Yelp

Boulevardier’s brunch is the stuff of legends. French classics like lox benedict with caviar and capers plus a rotating quiche are always good choices, but don't forget to branch out; try the Legs and Eggs – confit duck legs served with sunny-side up farm eggs and Homestead grits cakes. 

408 N Bishop Ave #108
Dallas, TX 75208

17. Paradiso

308 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
Adam Stewart/Paradiso

Whether brunch means pancakes and French Toast, or fried egg-topped pizza, Paradiso’s massive heated courtyard and Southern European-style cuisine will please on both Saturdays and Sundays. Mimosas are of course on offer, in addition to various cocktails, mocktails, wine and beer.

308 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208

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