Did you know Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day is October 26th? Since it's a true Texas staple, Dallas knows how to serve chicken fried steak the right way. We've rounded up the best spots to order your favorite comfort food, from casual diners to elevated Southern spots!

Updated October 2023



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Once you see this delicious Southern spread, you'll boot scootin' boogie your way down to Babe's. Their chicken fried steak with all the sides and fixins is the way to our heart!

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AllGood may be known for their live music and funky decor, but the chicken fried steak with cream gravy is definitely the main event. Plus be sure not to leave without a bite of their renowned Texas pecan chocolate sheet cake!

Deep Ellum | Directions



Owned by the same people as Babe's, Bubba's is a fast-casual diner with some of the best chicken fried steak in the entire state! Pro tip: do not pass up their heavenly rolls, with extra butter and honey of course!

Highland Park & Frisco | See locations



Celebrate any occasion with your friends or family at this homestyle Southern cooking restaurant on West Lovers Lane. Served family style, they are known for their Texas grass-fed chicken fried steak with traditional or jalapeño cream gravy!

Lovers Lane | Directions



Not only is Company Cafe a great brunch spot, but they have a delicious chicken fried steak on their menu served with green beans, garlic mash, and honey jalapeño gravy. As a bonus, everything on the menu is gluten-free, including the chicken fried steak! Be sure to check out their bakery too, with delicious baked goods from biscuits to Italian wedding cake!

Lower Greenville | Directions



Serving breakfast all day long, Ellen's is a homey Southern food spot that will remind you of Grandma's cooking! Pair your stack of buttermilk pancakes with their tender chicken fried steak, topped with sausage cream gravy and two sides. 

Downtown & Allen | Directions



With locations in Uptown and Legacy West, Haywire is an upscale restaurant that serves elevated Southern food. They pair their tender Texas wagyu beef with buttermilk chive whipped potatoes and sautéed green beans, plus jalapeño sausage gravy on top for good measure!

Uptown & Plano | Directions



Soon to expand to Forest Lane, in addition to their original spot in Oak Cliff, this cozy comfort food spot is a Dallas hidden gem. Jonathon's does their chicken fried steak breakfast style with two eggs, brunch potatoes, & toast! 

Oak Cliff | Directions



Retro American diner, Lucky's Cafe is a Dallas brunch hot spot that serves breakfast all day long. Out of all of their comforting classics, the angus beef chicken fried steak with red eye cream gravy is our absolute favorite!

Oak Lawn | Directions



Stop in this cozy diner during breakfast or lunch for some homestyle cooking that feeds the soul. They make their chicken fried steak from scratch with all the Southern sides to choose from, and their pies and cakes are to die for!

Oak Lawn | Directions



With five locations around DFW, Mama's Daughter's Diner is a Dallas fan favorite! Whipping up breakfast the old-fashioned way, you've got to try their Texas Size Breakfast with grits, hash browns biscuits & gravy, rolls, and cornbread.  

Multiple locations | Directions



Maple Leaf Diner Chicken Fried Steak Poutine

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As seen on Food Network, this Canadian diner serves traditional dishes that will make you feel like you're dining in Toronto! They offer a unique take on your classic chicken fried steak, called the Chicken Fried Steak Poutine, which is topped with french fries, cheese, and gravy!

North Dallas | Directions



You may know Matt's as your favorite authentic Tex-Mex spot, but they make a mean chicken fried steak too! Try their different variations, from the classic country and cowboy styles, to the Tampiqueño & Bob's versions with an extra kick!

Allen | Directions



As soon as you step foot in Norma's Cafe, you'll see plates of their award-winning double-dipped chicken fried steak smothered in gravy whizzing all around the diner, as it's their most popular item! You can't forget about their delicious rolls, cornbread & pies too!

Multiple locations | Directions



Serving elevated comfort food, The Porch has a juicy chicken fried steak, with garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, & topped with black pepper gravy! Be sure to order the gooey butter cake to really top off the experience.

Henderson | Directions



Oddfellows Chicken Fried Steak

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Although the name may say differently, there is nothing odd about this chicken fried steak. It is quite unique though, with its Akaushi beef and mashed potatoes, green beans & poblano gravy on the side! Enjoy yours on the quaint patio or inside the restaurant, which features eclectic decor and live jazz music weekly!

Bishop Arts | Directions



Prego may be an Italian restaurant, but we'll let you in on a little secret. You would never expect it, but they serve an amazing giant chicken fried steak. It's an off-the-menu item, so let your server know you want to try the best thing on their menu! 

Greenville | Directions



Ozona is an American bar and restaurant near SMU with a fabulous patio. Famous for their hand-battered chicken fried steak topped with cream gravy & Texas toast, step up your comfort food game and try your CFS queso or cowboy style with chili, cheese & red onion!

Greenville | Directions



This casual spot specializes in fried deliciousness! A trip to Street's is not complete without trying the buttermilk chicken fried steak smothered in jalapeño gravy & green onion, with one of their buttery biscuits of course.

North Dallas & Uptown | See locations



After a trip to Whistle Britches, you won't be able to fit in your britches, it's that good! After diving into their skillet cornbread, order their angus chicken fried steak with whipped potatoes & milk gravy, you won't be disappointed.

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