9 Restaurants to BYOB in Dallas
June 11, 2019
BY LARA WASSERMAN
Ever have a bottle of wine sitting on your wine rack for weeks at a time? Perhaps you’re pinching pennies? Or maybe you’re picky and restaurants never have what you want! Whatever the reason may be, sometimes we just want to bring our own booze to dinner. Here are some restaurants in Dallas where you can BYOB!
Petra and the Beast
Since its opening at the end of 2018, Petra and the Beast has been recognized by D Magazine, Esquire, Eater, The Dallas Observer, Texas Monthly, and more! Their Wednesday-Friday and Sunday menu is counter service, served in paper boats. No reservation needed! Their Saturday tasting menu begins at 7:00 PM and is by reservation only. Both menus change frequently based upon which locally-sourced foods are in season.
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20 Feet Seafood Joint
This East Dallas seafood restaurant has an awesome mission: to serve high-quality food without a pretentious atmosphere. Co-owners Marc Cassel and Susan Fries have been creating great food for Dallas palates for decades, so they certainly know what they’re doing! Bring your beverage of choice and enjoy a lobster roll, gumbo, coconut cream pie, or all of the above!
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Urbano Cafe is a hidden gem tucked right around the corner from Jimmy’s Food Store in Old East Dallas. It started as BYOB only because the place is so small, there was nowhere to store wine! The owner eventually acquired the space at the other end of the building (appropriately named “Two Doors Down”) and now has more storage space. While they do now have alcohol on the menu, they still let diners bring their own beverages.
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Jack’s Kitchen is a relatively new spot located in Lakewood, just east of Lower Greenville. They provide free mimosas with Sunday brunch (yes, you read that right!), but their dinner menu is BYOB. The chef’s mission is to provide tasty and fulfilling food and a great dining experience while maintaining a modest price point.
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Sevan G&G Cafe
Sevan G&G has been serving authentic Mediterranean food since 2004. They’re located on Greenville and are open seven days a week. Make sure you check out their unique, hand-painted mural! The mural and other artwork provide a cozy and quaint atmosphere that transports diners away from the big city.
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Recognized by a 5 star Yelp rating and 4.5 star TripAdvisor rating, Ephesus is another great Mediterranean spot right here in Dallas. The food is authentic and the staff is welcoming! They’re located off of N. Central Expressway and open daily at 11 AM. Their pita is amazing, so be sure to try their hummus, and babaganoush! Can’t decide? They offer a cold sampler and a hot sampler so that you can get a little taste of everything.
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Do you live in Plano or North Dallas and don’t want to drive all the way down south for amazing Greek food? Zorba’s has you covered! Located right in the heart of Plano, Zorba’s has everything from traditional Greek fare (like gyros and dolmas) to more unique offerings (including octopus and whipped potatoes with roe). They’re open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner.
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Aboca’s is an Italian Grill located in Richardson. They’re open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner. This delicious, family-owned and operated establishment has been recognized by Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, and The Dallas Observer. Grab some friends and a bottle of wine and head to Aboca’s for a pizza or a full Italian meal!
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This taquería is quite literally an oasis hidden on Singleton Blvd. past all the frenzy of Trinity Groves. With lots of palm trees and plants, and a colorful Frida painting, you enter another, more tropical and colorful world when you step “inside” the outdoor patio that is Taquero. Just make sure to bring a Mexican beer to wash down your meal!