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Collect your beads whilst indulging in Cajun cuisine and cheap hurricanes.
Collect your beads whilst indulging in Cajun cuisine and cheap hurricanes.
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Where To Celebrate Mardi Gras In Dallas

Laissez les bon temps rouler at these eight Dallas establishments.

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Collect your beads whilst indulging in Cajun cuisine and cheap hurricanes.
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Even if you don't really partake in Lent, the traditional fasting that occurs between Fat Tuesday and Easter, Mardi Gras is still a pretty damn good time to indulge in a few hurricanes and some excellent Cajun cuisine. Dallas isn't exactly New Orleans, but there are still plenty of places to let the good times roll without having to head to Bourbon Street.

The Mardi Gras festivities kick off this weekend, but these eight establishments will offer excellent New Orleans-inspired specials in celebration on Fat Tuesday.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. BBBop Seoul Kitchen R&D

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828 Davis St, Dallas
TX, 75208
Oak Cliff is the best place in Dallas to party on Mardi Gras, and BBBop is a good spot to plant once you've finished marching in the neighborhood parade on Sunday, February 7. Grab a spot on the patio, order up a few baskets of wings, and recuperate before heading out to another Mardi Gras Oak Cliff party.

2. Capitol Pub

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2401 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 887-9330
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Mardi Gras is best experienced in the comfort of a neighborhood bar, which makes Capitol Pub an obvious choice for Knox-Henderson locals. Chicken & sausage gumbo and shrimp po’ boys will be on special, along with $4 hurricanes and Abita draughts all night long.

3. CiboDivino Marketplace

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1868 Sylvan Ave Ste D100
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 653-2426
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At CiboDivino, you won’t find crawfish or traditional Fat Tuesday fare. Instead, Chefs Daniele Puleo and Ryan Olmos will roast a whole heritage Berkshire pig and face off to see which chef can make the best dishes with their meaty bounty. A $60 ticket gets you into the tasting, along with a buffet of “Cajun-inspired sides” and two glasses of paired wine.

4. Henry's Majestic

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4900 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(469) 893-9400
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Henry’s Majestic is always a great place to party, and that’s especially true on Fat Tuesday. In celebration of the holiday, Chef Roe DiLeo will serve Cajun-inspired dinner specials, including crawfish etouffee, alligator croquettes, and beignets. Barman Alex Fletcher will be creating special $5 Mardi Gras shots, $10 blackberry Sazeracs, and the obligatory hurricane with a handmade twist.

5. Ragin' Crab Cafe

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2100 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-2722
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Of course a place called Ragin’ Crab Cafe makes sense for Mardi Gras, especially when you consider that they’ve got $5.99 crawfish on offer to celebrate the holiday. You can also order up shrimp and sausage or crab by the pound, spiced with Ragin Crab Cafe’s signature “Louisiana bang” spicy seasoning. $6 hurricanes will help you cool off from all that heat.

6. The Free Man

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2626 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 377-9893
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For a truly traditional Fat Tuesday celebration outside of New Orleans, head to The Free Man. The restaurant will lead a Mardi Gras march through Deep Ellum starting at 5 p.m., and if you’ve got a trombone or French horn, you’re going to want to bring that along for the procession. After the march, head to The Free Man for etouffee, gumbo, and other New Orleans-style favorites.

7. The Quarter Bar

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3301 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 754-0106
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There’s no better way to kick off fasting season than by going out with a serious buffet-style bang. At Quarter Bar, indulge in a complimentary New Orleans-themed buffet, $3 Abita beers straight from Louisiana, and hurricanes on the rooftop deck starting from 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Get there early to grab some Mardi Gras-themed pastries from Bread Winners next door.

8. The Rustic

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3656 Howell St
Dallas, TX 75204
It’s particularly fortunate that Mardi Gras falls in line with the beginning of crawfish season, and The Rustic plans to celebrate with plenty of Cajun-style mudbugs. The crawfish boil kicks off at 11 a.m., and chicken jambalaya will be on offer for the crustacean-averse. Face painting, a photo bus, and live music are all part of the festivities.

1. BBBop Seoul Kitchen R&D

828 Davis St, Dallas, TX, 75208
Oak Cliff is the best place in Dallas to party on Mardi Gras, and BBBop is a good spot to plant once you've finished marching in the neighborhood parade on Sunday, February 7. Grab a spot on the patio, order up a few baskets of wings, and recuperate before heading out to another Mardi Gras Oak Cliff party.
828 Davis St, Dallas
TX, 75208

2. Capitol Pub

2401 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Mardi Gras is best experienced in the comfort of a neighborhood bar, which makes Capitol Pub an obvious choice for Knox-Henderson locals. Chicken & sausage gumbo and shrimp po’ boys will be on special, along with $4 hurricanes and Abita draughts all night long.
2401 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

3. CiboDivino Marketplace

1868 Sylvan Ave Ste D100, Dallas, TX 75208
At CiboDivino, you won’t find crawfish or traditional Fat Tuesday fare. Instead, Chefs Daniele Puleo and Ryan Olmos will roast a whole heritage Berkshire pig and face off to see which chef can make the best dishes with their meaty bounty. A $60 ticket gets you into the tasting, along with a buffet of “Cajun-inspired sides” and two glasses of paired wine.
1868 Sylvan Ave Ste D100
Dallas, TX 75208

4. Henry's Majestic

4900 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
Henry’s Majestic is always a great place to party, and that’s especially true on Fat Tuesday. In celebration of the holiday, Chef Roe DiLeo will serve Cajun-inspired dinner specials, including crawfish etouffee, alligator croquettes, and beignets. Barman Alex Fletcher will be creating special $5 Mardi Gras shots, $10 blackberry Sazeracs, and the obligatory hurricane with a handmade twist.
4900 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

5. Ragin' Crab Cafe

2100 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Of course a place called Ragin’ Crab Cafe makes sense for Mardi Gras, especially when you consider that they’ve got $5.99 crawfish on offer to celebrate the holiday. You can also order up shrimp and sausage or crab by the pound, spiced with Ragin Crab Cafe’s signature “Louisiana bang” spicy seasoning. $6 hurricanes will help you cool off from all that heat.
2100 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

6. The Free Man

2626 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
For a truly traditional Fat Tuesday celebration outside of New Orleans, head to The Free Man. The restaurant will lead a Mardi Gras march through Deep Ellum starting at 5 p.m., and if you’ve got a trombone or French horn, you’re going to want to bring that along for the procession. After the march, head to The Free Man for etouffee, gumbo, and other New Orleans-style favorites.
2626 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

7. The Quarter Bar

3301 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
There’s no better way to kick off fasting season than by going out with a serious buffet-style bang. At Quarter Bar, indulge in a complimentary New Orleans-themed buffet, $3 Abita beers straight from Louisiana, and hurricanes on the rooftop deck starting from 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Get there early to grab some Mardi Gras-themed pastries from Bread Winners next door.
3301 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

8. The Rustic

3656 Howell St, Dallas, TX 75204
It’s particularly fortunate that Mardi Gras falls in line with the beginning of crawfish season, and The Rustic plans to celebrate with plenty of Cajun-style mudbugs. The crawfish boil kicks off at 11 a.m., and chicken jambalaya will be on offer for the crustacean-averse. Face painting, a photo bus, and live music are all part of the festivities.
3656 Howell St
Dallas, TX 75204

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