They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day…but Dallas also takes lunch pretty seriously! From delicious lunch deals to sandwiches, salads, and more, we’ve got you covered with the best spots for a sit-down lunch. Explore the list and make your plans for the perfect midday meal!

Updated April 2024



If you need a lunchtime pick-me-up, Ascension is the perfect spot! They have an amazing lunch menu full of sandwiches, salads, bowls, and cafe drinks. Our go-to's are the Smoked Turkey Club and the Hippie Bowl, with a Blueberry Hibiscus Tea or Lavender Latte, but you truly can't go wrong with anything on their menu!

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This chic bistro is perfect for lunch with coworkers or friends! Grab a seat on the patio to soak up the sun, and enjoy dishes from their mid-day menu. You'll find a variety of lighter dishes like oysters on the half-shell, chilled crab and avocado, hummus, salads, and sandwiches. To elevate your lunch even more, try the caviar and latkes -- they're amazing!

Knox | Directions


Bread Winner’s

You may know this iconic Dallas spot for their brunch, but their lunch is just as delicious! On theme with their decor, they offer an array of NOLA-inspired dishes like fried chicken salads and sandwiches, 'po boys, and gumbo. You'll also find classic lunch eats like sandwiches (the veggie melt is to die for), salads, healthy bowls, and flatbreads! Can't decide? Get a sandwich and salad combo!

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Blue Sushi Sake Grill

A Dallas sushi staple, Blue Sushi has an amazing lunch deal every weekday 'til 2pm! Enjoy two maki rolls with cucumber sunomodo and miso soup or house salad for $17.50 -- a steal when it comes to high-quality sushi. They even have vegan sushi rolls that are super creative and SO GOOD!

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This hidden gem Tex-Mex spot is one of our favorite lunch spots, for their Platillos Mexicanos Lunch Specials! Available Monday through Friday from 11am to 4pm, select dishes like flautas, chimichangas, and chile relleno are $2 off, served with rice, beans, and all the fixings. It's perfect for a late lunch in a vibrant atmosphere, and they even have an extensive marg menu if you want to spice things up!

Oak Lawn | Directions



Enjoy a delicious farm-to-table lunch for under $20! Celebration has been serving Southern home-cooked meals made from sustainably sourced ingredients for over 50 years. On their lunch menu, you'll find healthy and hearty dishes ranging from quinoa kale salads and avocado sandwiches to meatloaf and chicken fried steak. All their lunch entrées include a basket of homemade bread and three sides!

Lovers Lane | Directions


Company Cafe

This Greenville cafe is a gluten-free haven, serving brunch and lunch every weekday until 2pm! Their sandwiches are all served on house-baked bread, with options like French Dip, Turkey Club, Cuban, and our favorite, the Chicken Pesto Caprese. You can also enjoy salads, burgers, and even more brunch-style dishes like pancakes and eggs benedict, served all day.

Lower Greenville | Directions


Doce Mesas

Enjoy upscale Mexican dishes, served al fresco at Doce Mesas! Start your meal with chips and queso (a must), followed by fresh tacos like al pastor, brisket, and shrimp, or try the enchiladas which come in mole, verde, or chicken. They even offer combo plates which come with a taco, an enchilada, and rice and beans -- the best of both worlds!

Uptown & The Hill | See locations



escondido tex mex patio

This stunning spot is owned by Jon Alexis, a local restauranteur who never misses! The lunch menu is simple yet delicious, and even has mini margs for the perfect lunch-sized portion. Choose between Tex-Mex Power Bowls with brisket, chicken tinga, or Guajillo shrimp, or a lunch combo which includes any two tacos or enchiladas, served with arugula pico salad. 

Preston Hollow | Directions


Fount Board + Table

You may know Fount as a coffee shop, but did you know they also serve lunch?! They offer five lunch sandwiches: Jammy Egg Toast, the Garden, Tuna Salad, Spice Soppressata, and Grilled Cheese. Like everything Fount makes, they're all elevated and delicious! It's a great spot for a lunch meeting, or to work remote while you grab a bite.

Uptown | Directions


Green Point

This upscale neighborhood bistro is a seafood lovers paradise, with a full lunch menu of fresh catch! We recommend starting with a dozen oysters on the half-shell, but the Crudo Plate and Smoked Whitefish Dip are great to share too. For your main, enjoy clam chowder, fish and chips, or a variety of seafood sammies like the lobster roll or blackened fish! (Featured header image)

Knox | Directions


HG Sply Co

HG Sply Co Pressed Juices

HG may be hailed as one of the best day drinking spots in Dallas, and we think they're also one of the best lunch spots! Their healthy menu is full of all-natural salads and sandwiches, but the main event is their bowls. You can build your own by choosing your protein, two veggies, sauce, and topping for the lunch of your dreams!

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Honor Bar

Honor Bar in the beautiful Highland Park Village is a staple year-round, whether it's for a cozy meal by the fireplace in the winter, or a patio hang during the summer! Their simple, California-inspired menu has all the classics: fries, deviled eggs, shrimp Louie salad, chicken sandwiches, burgers, and beyond. They can best accommodate parties of two, so it's the ideal spot for a cute lunch date!

Highland Park | Directions


Hudson House

Transport to the East Coast in the middle of the day in Dallas at Hudson House! This cult-following spot is known for their seafood and martinis, and you truly can't go wrong with either. Favorites from the menu include the oysters, lobster roll, Hudson Salad, and steak frites. Pair your meal with truffle fries or lobster mac and cheese -- trust us!

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Il Bracco

This bright and airy Italian spot serves upscale takes on classic dishes from Italy, and even makes their pasta in-house! To start, the homemade focaccia and crispy artichokes are a must, and for your main, you must try the pasta. Every pasta dish is amazing, but their Spicy Gemelli is by far a favorite. Their dress code is business casual, making it perfect for a work lunch with colleagues!

Preston Hollow | Directions


Katy Trail Ice House

The famous Katy Trail Ice House is notoriously packed at night and on the weekends, so stop by for lunch when it's more low-key! The massive beer garden is as Texan as it gets, from the retro memorabilia to the smoking barbecue pits. Their brisket taco plate is great if you want BBQ, and their grilled cheese is truly one of the best in town. For something lighter, try the fajita salad or chicken caesar!

Uptown | Directions


Knox Bistro

knox bistro

This French-inspired neighborhood bistro is both cozy and upscale! It's the cutest lunch spot from the rattan chairs to the floor-to-ceiling windows, serving lunch from 11am to 3pm on weekdays. To eat, choose from a variety of salads, egg-focused dishes, and sandwiches. Favorites include the Croque Monsieur, Salade Nicoise, and the spinach and mushroom quiche!

Knox | Directions


Las Palmas

One of the best Tex-Mex spots in Dallas, Las Palmas is perfect any time of day! Their patio is a go-to in the warmer months, and the moody interior is perfect for an intimate lunch with friends or a date. Their all-day menu features everything from fajitas and tacos to seafood and even a cheeseburger. For a light lunch, get the tortilla soup or the shrimp avocado salad!

Uptown | Directions


Mi Cocina

Mambo your way over to MiCo for the perfect midday pick me up! This beloved Tex-Mex spot is a staple among Dallasites, and for good reason -- really good Tex-Mex, and really good margs. For lunch, they serve eight different combo plates, and even a 'Business Lunch Special' of fajitas or street-style tacos!

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The beloved Harwood District has a new spot, this time an American Brasserie! NDA specializes in breakfast and lunch, serving menu items like wedge salad, chicken noodle soup, steak frites, a club sandwich, and our favorite: a burger served on challah with egg and bacon. The space is seriously stunning too, with classy brown and gold accents throughout.

Harwood | Directions




Oddfellows has been a neighborhood staple for over ten years, serving up delectable American fare that combines chef-driven comfort foods with quality seasonal ingredients. The quirky and airy space will brighten up any weekday, and so will the food! Their daytime menu features eats like a Cantaloupe Cucumber Salad, Fried Green Tomato Sandwich, and of course, their famous Buffalo Mac and Cheese.

Bishop Arts | Directions


Village Baking Co

This adorable boulangerie is baking adorable artisan breads, for the most perfect sandwich! Try the Jambon et Fromage served on baguette, the Tomato Croque Monsieur on sourdough, and the Smoked Turkey and Bacon or Chicken Salad, both served on croissants. Don't forget to grab a pastry for an afternoon sweet treat!

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