It's no secret one of the big draws of the fair are all the delicious fried finds! But what happens during the off season when you get a craving for fair food? We’ve rounded up local restaurants where you can find your State Fair faves anytime of the year!
Updated October 2022
Previously known as Mother Clucker, Cafe 26 is a go-to for all things fried! Chicken is fried three ways on their menu, so you can choose from wings, tenders, and sandwiches. Don’t forget to save room for dessert! Their Fried Twinkies, Fried PB&J sandwiches, Fried Oreos and Funnel Cake are fair favorites.
Colleyville | Directions
Community Beer Co
Known for fun and unique beers year round, Community Beer Company celebrated the fair this year with Funnel Cake Ale! This Golden Ale is brewed with malted wheat to add a bready taste, and infused with Madagascar vanilla beans to create funnel cake sweetness. Check out their website or head to their taproom for this delicious beer and many more!
West Dallas | Directions
CornDog With No Name
They may not have a name, but these are not your average corn dogs! This mother and daughter duo are fried food connoisseurs, and give old family recipes a modern twist. Their Corn Dogs are fried to perfection, with a variety of unique sauces and add ons, like sriracha and bacon. They even have one with gold leaf on it! Be sure to save room for their funnel cake bar and fried oreos too. Check their calendar for future events!
Multiple pop-up locations | Schedule
Vegans can enjoy fried fair foods too! Da Munchies is serving up vegan versions of Southern comfort food and fair favorites all year round. The Cajun Crab stuffed Jalapeno Poppers were a highlight this year at the fair. Also check out their burgers, wings, po-boys, baskets, and dozens of other fried items!
West Dallas | Directions
Daqs All Folks
Daqs All Folks is a lively and flavorful spot in Plano that serves over 12 types of delicious frozen daiquiris, delicious bites, live music throughout the weekend, and a turf patio with umbrellas and string lights! Fair inspired flavors include Cotton Candy Mimosas, Funnel Cake Waffles, Caramel Apple Daiquiris, and Cajun Corn. Keep an eye out for fun events, including fair themed pop-ups!
Plano | Directions
Fletcher's Corny Dogs
A State Fair of Texas favorite for over 80 years, Fletcher’s knows how to make delicious Corny Dogs! In fact, they sell over 500,000 of them at the fair each year. Menu highlights include the classic Original, spicy Jalapeno and Cheese, and the gooey Cheesy Pup. Check out their truck year round in Uptown at a pop-up event, book one for catering, or even have the corny dogs shipped directly to you!
Klyde Warren Park | Directions
Funnel Cake Paradise
Funnel Cake Paradise is pretty much fair food paradise year round! Choose from 69 different delicious funnel cakes. Stick to a classic funnel cake topping like strawberries or chocolate, or get adventurous with flavors like key lime or red velvet! They even offer savory funnel cake flavors like pizza and chili cheese!
Dallas | Directions
Frisco | Directions
The name says it all – this menu of fried food will put you in a daze. This affordable and casual family owned spot has been an Arlington staple for years. Their Fried Oreo Churro is one of their best sweet treats, but they also offer po boys, baskets, grilled plates, pastas, and even boba tea! No matter what your fried food preferences are, they have something delicious for everyone.
Arlington | Directions
If you’re a fan of both spices and fried food, you need to try Krio, where the Far East meets the Deep South! Asian Inspired Cajun dishes include Jambalaya Eggrolls with sweet chili sauce, Fried Baskets like chicken, shrimp or oyster, and even C'Asian Poutine Fries topped with cheddar cheese & gumbo. Don’t forget to try the beignets for dessert!
Bishop Arts | Directions
This beer garden & adult playground has the same upbeat and fun atmosphere as the fair, but year round! Choose from dozens of food truck options with menus reminiscent of the fair, like Philly Cheese Steaks or Philly Cheese Nachos. So, grab your friends for some brews, grub and tunes!
Lower Greenville | Directions
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For those with a sweet tooth, Tupps has Cotton Candy Beer! This blonde ale is a unique twist on a classic State Fair treat, designed to give you that top of the ferris wheel feeling anywhere. Check out Tupp’s rotating beer calendar for flavors like this beer and others!
McKinney | Directions
Check out this bright yellow drive thru in Irving for two fair classics: Corn Dogs and Funnel Cake! Menu highlights include the cheddar dog, mozzarella on a stick, and chicken on a stick. Pair any of those with one of their pick-your-toppings funnel cakes for the ultimate fair experience!