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Dining Options

Texas is famous for its steak houses, barbecue, and Tex-Mex food, but dining options in the Big D also include local farm-to-table bistros, seafood, and authentic international cuisines such as Indian and Ethiopian. Areas featuring a concentration of diverse dining options include Uptown, Trinity Groves, Bishop Arts District, and Knox/Henderson.


  • Buzzbrews: Little bit of everything, including breakfast which is served around the clock. 4334 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219. 214.521.4334. 
  • Maple & Motor: Burgers, grilled cheese, chicken sandwiches, fries, tater tots and onion rings. 4810 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX 75220. 214.522.4400. 
  • Maple Landing: Burgers, brisket, salads, house-made fries, chips, as well as bourbon, beer and wine. 5855 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX 75235. 214.612.6473. 
  • Meddlesome Moth: New American gastropub with 140+ types of beer as well as salads, share-worthy appetizers and vegetables, pot pies, roasted chicken, and beef tenderloin. 1621 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75207. 214.628.7900. 


  • Asian Mint: Thai cuisine and Asian fusion dishes, including dumplings, curry, fried rice, pad Thai, stir fry, and noodle dishes. Voted one of the 100 Best Restaurants in Dallas (D Magazine). 4246 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219. 214.219.6468. 


  • 18th and Vine BBQ: Kansas City-style barbecue offering smoked meats, sides, draft beers, and craft cocktails. 4100 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219. 214.443.8335. 
  • Big Al’s Smokehouse BBQ: Classic Texas barbecue, as well as baked potatoes, beans, salads, and homemade desserts. 3317 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75235. 214.350.2649. 


  • Gloria’s Latin Cuisine: Salvadorian-inspired appetizers and entrees, including tamales, carne asada, quesadillas, chimichangas, tacos and their famous black bean dip. 4140 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219. 214.521.7576. 
  • Ojeda’s: Tex-Mex standards, including nachos, chicken tortilla soup, fajitas, enchiladas, puffed tacos, and their famous margaritas. 4617 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219. 214.528.8383. 


  • Social Pie: Delicious craft pizza, artisan sandwiches, salads, and craft beer and wine. A UTSW employee favorite! 5855 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX 75235. 469.930.4483. 


  • Eddie V’s Prime Seafood: Fresh seafood and prime steaks, as well as salads, fresh vegetables, and decadent desserts. 4023 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219. 214.890.1500.