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Where to Eat in Deep Ellum

Killer barbecue, iconic Tex-Mex, and so much more awaits in one of Dallas’s finest dining neighborhoods

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Since its 1920s heyday as a haven for blues musicians, Deep Ellum has long been home to some of the city’s best bars and music venues like Club Dada and Trees. Since undergoing a dining renaissance, the iconic Dallas neighborhood has become almost as well-known for its food scene as for its music history.

Whether in search of top-notch barbecue, a rich bowl of ramen, or a killer breakfast, these 20 Deep Ellum restaurants definitely fit the bill. As an added bonus, many of these neighborhood favorites keep the doors open late, which means that drunken revelers can find plenty of food to soak up the booze well into the wee hours of the night.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Pepe's & Mito's

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2911 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-1901
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There’s really nothing better than a big plate of old-school Tex-Mex, and Pepe’s & Mito’s definitely satisfies cravings for fajitas and enchiladas, and the margaritas cannot be beat.

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2. Local

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2936 Elm St # A
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 752-7500
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Not a late-night spot, but rather one you might walk right past if you’re not careful, Local has been a part of the Deep Ellum dining scene for more than two decades. Describing itself as “modern American,” LOCAL keeps things simple, quiet and consistently great. Go for the chef’s tasting for a date night that is sure to impress.

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3. Terry Black's Barbecue

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3025 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 399-0081
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With plenty of indoor, outdoor and rooftop patio seating, a full bar and even a parking lot, Austin’s own Terry Black’s BBQ really does have all that and a rack of ribs. Don’t skip the beef ribs, chopped brisket, or the spot’s seriously good sides, like mac and cheese and creamed corn.

Meats at Terry Black’s BBQ
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4. Serious Pizza

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2807 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 949-9234
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After a renovation that included a dining room expansion befitting a pizza joint that serves 30-inch pies, Serious Pizza is back open in Deep Ellum. Slinging until 3:00 a.m. on weekends means this spot caters to that late night crowd for sure. The now 5,000 square foot restaurant is also under new ownership, joining sister concepts STIRR, Citizen and Vidorra.

Serious Neon at Serious Pizza in Deep Ellum
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5. Brick & Bones

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2713 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 914-6776
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Home to what many consider the best fried chicken in DFW, Brick & Bones serves super crispy yardbird that does not disappoint. Don’t want chicken? Go for the wedge salad or an order of the restaurant’s excellent habanero-bacon mac and cheese.

6. Monkey King Noodle Company

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2933 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 713-2648
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What began as a humble noodle shack is now a Deep Ellum institution. Cure a cold (or hangover) with a bowl of MKNC’s stellar chicken noodle soup, and definitely order a steaming order of juicy, brothy soup dumplings.

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7. Niwa Japanese BBQ

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2939 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-6492
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Grill your own meats at this Japanese yakinuku spot, where diners can fill the DIY grill with calamari in sun-dried tomato butter, pork belly, lamb chops, and top-notch Wagyu beef imported from Japan. Don’t sleep on the non-meat options, either — Niwa’s chicken karaage and curry udon are also excellent choices.

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8. AllGood Cafe

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2934 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 742-5362
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A favorite of local musicians and creatives, it’s not rare to see the folks who frequent Deep Ellum’s hottest venues chowing down on chicken fried steak. The rest of the menu offers up pretty standard comfort food frequently made with local ingredients, and (bonus!) mimosas are just $4 all day long.

All Good Cafe

9. Anvil Pub

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2638 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-1271
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The food, cocktails, and beer at Anvil Pub are good most of the week, but things really get epic on the weekends when the bar plays host to “Fuck Brunch,” a day-drinking bonanza with seriously over-the-top food. Drink a bloody mary topped with an an entire slider or a mimosa garnished with a giant cinnamon roll, then dig into migas or biscuits and gravy.

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10. Easy Slider

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2701 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 917-7111
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Score a bounty of baby burgers at Easy Slider, which pairs meaty patties with peanut butter, strawberry jam, prosciutto, gruyere cheese, or pear chow chow, among a long list of creative topping options.

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11. Revolver Taco Lounge

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2701 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 272-7163

James Beard Award nominee Regino Rojas’s Revolver Taco Lounge has earned major attention thanks to its killer, much-beloved tacos, stuffed with everything from seared duck breast to ridiculously tender octopus carnitas.

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12. Shoals

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2614 Elm St #110
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 677-0176
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Even the best live music sounds better with a really great cocktail in one hand, and a plant-based empanada in the other. This classy, living room-style bar has undergone some changes in the past few years, but with vegan, Haitian food on the menu, Shoals has really hit its feel good stride.

13. Braindead Brewing

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2625 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 749-0600
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Suds nerds will really appreciate the lengthy list of beers brewed in-house at Braindead Brewing. Even if beer’s not really your thing, there are plenty of cocktails, great pub grub like the “Not Yo Fries,” and an expansive patio on which to enjoy all of the above. 

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14. Pecan Lodge

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2702 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 748-8900
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This vaunted barbecue destination continues to attract crowds more than a decade after its original debut at the Dallas Farmers Market. Queue up for massive beef ribs, perfectly creamy mac and cheese, and the real sleeper hit: crunchy, juicy fried chicken.

Pecan Lodge Beef Rib Robert Strickland

15. Zatar Lebanese Tapas & Bar

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2825 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
(972) 863-7100
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Zatar is a refreshing addition to Deep Ellum’s smorgasbord of heavy and deep-fried dining options. Bring a couple of friends and plan to share several of the hot & cold mezze options, ranging from hummus to tabouli to falafel, or swing by alone for a solid shawarma wrap.

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16. Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

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2713 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 653-8237
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There are few sandwich shops in Dallas that inspire the kind of loyal following that Uncle Uber’s has. Pretty much everything on the sandwich menu is a home run (especially the shaved ribeye and the Cuban), but don’t sleep on the burger, which is consistently ranked as one of the best in the city. 

Uncle Uber's

17. Hibiki Sushi

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2651 Commerce St #120
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 248-0516
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At Hibiki, Deep Ellum diners will find happy hour specials, friendly staff, and over 70 varieties of creatively named sushi rolls as well as small plates like spicy edamame and the “screaming orgasm” sashimi special. A small patio out front allows for a few tables to enjoy outdoor dining.

18. Angry Dog

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2726 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-4406
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Long before Deep Ellum’s restaurant renaissance began, diners flocked to Angry Dog for some of the best burgers and chili dogs in town for more than 20 years. Need to sober up? The giant plate of nachos here will do the trick, and ward off looming hangovers. 

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19. Ichigoh Ramen Lounge

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2724 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
(972) 707-0732
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A serious ramen destination with perfect noodles and decadent broths, Ichigoh Ramen Lounge has proven itself a strong contender in the city’s dining scene over the past year. Order the creamy tonkotsu for a classic option, or try the slurp-worthy chicken shoyu broth.

20. Cane Rosso

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2612 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-1188
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The original home of what is now a Neapolitan-style empire, Cane Rosso has been a Deep Ellum staple for a decade. Order up a Honey Bastard and drink from the pizzeria’s cocktail menu (maybe a frozen limoncello?) while taking advantage of the space’s killer patio. 

Cane Rosso's pizza game is real.
Cane Rosso's pizza game is real.
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1. Pepe's & Mito's

2911 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Pepe's & Mito's/Facebook

There’s really nothing better than a big plate of old-school Tex-Mex, and Pepe’s & Mito’s definitely satisfies cravings for fajitas and enchiladas, and the margaritas cannot be beat.

2911 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

2. Local

2936 Elm St # A, Dallas, TX 75226
Local/Facebook

Not a late-night spot, but rather one you might walk right past if you’re not careful, Local has been a part of the Deep Ellum dining scene for more than two decades. Describing itself as “modern American,” LOCAL keeps things simple, quiet and consistently great. Go for the chef’s tasting for a date night that is sure to impress.

2936 Elm St # A
Dallas, TX 75226

3. Terry Black's Barbecue

3025 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
Meats at Terry Black’s BBQ
Rachel Pinn

With plenty of indoor, outdoor and rooftop patio seating, a full bar and even a parking lot, Austin’s own Terry Black’s BBQ really does have all that and a rack of ribs. Don’t skip the beef ribs, chopped brisket, or the spot’s seriously good sides, like mac and cheese and creamed corn.

3025 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

4. Serious Pizza

2807 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Serious Neon at Serious Pizza in Deep Ellum
courtesy Serious Pizza

After a renovation that included a dining room expansion befitting a pizza joint that serves 30-inch pies, Serious Pizza is back open in Deep Ellum. Slinging until 3:00 a.m. on weekends means this spot caters to that late night crowd for sure. The now 5,000 square foot restaurant is also under new ownership, joining sister concepts STIRR, Citizen and Vidorra.

2807 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

5. Brick & Bones

2713 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226

Home to what many consider the best fried chicken in DFW, Brick & Bones serves super crispy yardbird that does not disappoint. Don’t want chicken? Go for the wedge salad or an order of the restaurant’s excellent habanero-bacon mac and cheese.

2713 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

6. Monkey King Noodle Company

2933 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
Via @MKnoodleco on Twitter

What began as a humble noodle shack is now a Deep Ellum institution. Cure a cold (or hangover) with a bowl of MKNC’s stellar chicken noodle soup, and definitely order a steaming order of juicy, brothy soup dumplings.

2933 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

7. Niwa Japanese BBQ

2939 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
Niwa Japanese BBQ/Facebook

Grill your own meats at this Japanese yakinuku spot, where diners can fill the DIY grill with calamari in sun-dried tomato butter, pork belly, lamb chops, and top-notch Wagyu beef imported from Japan. Don’t sleep on the non-meat options, either — Niwa’s chicken karaage and curry udon are also excellent choices.

2939 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

8. AllGood Cafe

2934 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
All Good Cafe

A favorite of local musicians and creatives, it’s not rare to see the folks who frequent Deep Ellum’s hottest venues chowing down on chicken fried steak. The rest of the menu offers up pretty standard comfort food frequently made with local ingredients, and (bonus!) mimosas are just $4 all day long.

2934 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

9. Anvil Pub

2638 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Anvil Pub/Facebook

The food, cocktails, and beer at Anvil Pub are good most of the week, but things really get epic on the weekends when the bar plays host to “Fuck Brunch,” a day-drinking bonanza with seriously over-the-top food. Drink a bloody mary topped with an an entire slider or a mimosa garnished with a giant cinnamon roll, then dig into migas or biscuits and gravy.

2638 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

10. Easy Slider

2701 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
Easy Slider [Official Photo]

Score a bounty of baby burgers at Easy Slider, which pairs meaty patties with peanut butter, strawberry jam, prosciutto, gruyere cheese, or pear chow chow, among a long list of creative topping options.

2701 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

11. Revolver Taco Lounge

2701 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
Revolver Taco Lounge [Official Photo]

James Beard Award nominee Regino Rojas’s Revolver Taco Lounge has earned major attention thanks to its killer, much-beloved tacos, stuffed with everything from seared duck breast to ridiculously tender octopus carnitas.

2701 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

12. Shoals

2614 Elm St #110, Dallas, TX 75226

Even the best live music sounds better with a really great cocktail in one hand, and a plant-based empanada in the other. This classy, living room-style bar has undergone some changes in the past few years, but with vegan, Haitian food on the menu, Shoals has really hit its feel good stride.

2614 Elm St #110
Dallas, TX 75226

13. Braindead Brewing

2625 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
Braindead Brewing/Facebook

Suds nerds will really appreciate the lengthy list of beers brewed in-house at Braindead Brewing. Even if beer’s not really your thing, there are plenty of cocktails, great pub grub like the “Not Yo Fries,” and an expansive patio on which to enjoy all of the above. 

2625 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

14. Pecan Lodge

2702 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
Pecan Lodge Beef Rib Robert Strickland

This vaunted barbecue destination continues to attract crowds more than a decade after its original debut at the Dallas Farmers Market. Queue up for massive beef ribs, perfectly creamy mac and cheese, and the real sleeper hit: crunchy, juicy fried chicken.

2702 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

15. Zatar Lebanese Tapas & Bar

2825 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
Zatar/Facebook

Zatar is a refreshing addition to Deep Ellum’s smorgasbord of heavy and deep-fried dining options. Bring a couple of friends and plan to share several of the hot & cold mezze options, ranging from hummus to tabouli to falafel, or swing by alone for a solid shawarma wrap.

2825 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

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16. Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

2713 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
Uncle Uber's

There are few sandwich shops in Dallas that inspire the kind of loyal following that Uncle Uber’s has. Pretty much everything on the sandwich menu is a home run (especially the shaved ribeye and the Cuban), but don’t sleep on the burger, which is consistently ranked as one of the best in the city. 

2713 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

17. Hibiki Sushi

2651 Commerce St #120, Dallas, TX 75226

At Hibiki, Deep Ellum diners will find happy hour specials, friendly staff, and over 70 varieties of creatively named sushi rolls as well as small plates like spicy edamame and the “screaming orgasm” sashimi special. A small patio out front allows for a few tables to enjoy outdoor dining.

2651 Commerce St #120
Dallas, TX 75226

18. Angry Dog

2726 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
Angry Dog

Long before Deep Ellum’s restaurant renaissance began, diners flocked to Angry Dog for some of the best burgers and chili dogs in town for more than 20 years. Need to sober up? The giant plate of nachos here will do the trick, and ward off looming hangovers. 

2726 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

19. Ichigoh Ramen Lounge

2724 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226

A serious ramen destination with perfect noodles and decadent broths, Ichigoh Ramen Lounge has proven itself a strong contender in the city’s dining scene over the past year. Order the creamy tonkotsu for a classic option, or try the slurp-worthy chicken shoyu broth.

2724 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

20. Cane Rosso

2612 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
Cane Rosso's pizza game is real.
Cane Rosso's pizza game is real.
Cane Rosso/Facebook

The original home of what is now a Neapolitan-style empire, Cane Rosso has been a Deep Ellum staple for a decade. Order up a Honey Bastard and drink from the pizzeria’s cocktail menu (maybe a frozen limoncello?) while taking advantage of the space’s killer patio. 

2612 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

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