Updated April 2021

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

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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THAI THAI

THAI THAI

When the place voted Best Thai in Dallas by our followers, is also BYOB, it’s a win-win! This hiding-in-plain-view Thai restaurant on Greenville Ave is a gem for some outstanding comfort Thai dishes. We love their glass noodles, dumplings and drunken noodles, but you can’t go wrong with anything! Grab your crew and grab a bottle of wine and have a relaxing evening out, without breaking the bank!

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URBANO CAFE

URBANO CAFE

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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NORMA’S CAFE

NORMA’S CAFE

A breakfast spot made the list so get ready for all the BYOM-imosas! That’s right, all five of Norma’s Cafe locations around DFW are BYOB, so while you chow down on your eggs, biscuits and chicken fried steak, you can enjoy a mimosa or beer or glass of wine…whichever pairs best…alongside!

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

 

SEVAN G&G CAFE

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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EPHESUS

EPHESUS

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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ZORBA’S

ZORBA’S

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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TACO DELI

TACO DELI

What pairs with a basket of fresh breakfast tacos?! A cold bottle of Mexican beer! This Austin-based taco staple located in Sylvan Thirty is open every day until 3 pm, so head to Cox Farms first for mimosas or Mexican beers! Or maybe even get really creative and make yourself a michelada!

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HELLO DUMPLING

HELLO DUMPLING

Hello Dumpling is one of our favorite hidden gems - their dumplings are heavenly and their beef noodles can cure any cold or make any rainy day a lot warmer. While we love to opt for the green tea when we are there, you can also bring along drinks to pair! If Cultivar Coffee is open across the street, you can grab some beer in their to-go fridges too!

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GARDEN CAFE

GARDEN CAFE

Garden Cafe is the type of place you never hear much about, in the best way possible. They don’t need the coverage because they are a beloved neighborhood cafe all on their own! Think farm-to-table southern fare offering all three meals to enjoy, and as you might expect given the name, they have their own organic garden where many of the herbs and vegetables are sourced from! And make sure to bring along your favorite wine or beer to enjoy on the patio!

Temporarily closed.

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SAKHUU THAI

SAKHUU THAI

Located in the food mecca of East Dallas in the same block as Jimmy’s and Khao Noodle Shop, Sakhuu Thai is a true hole-in-the-wall restaurant. People rave about it - we liked it but prefer Thai Thai - but if you do want to give it a try, make sure to grab some wine or beers at Jimmy’s beforehand!

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LEZZET CAFE

LEZZET CAFE

Lezzet is an adorable hidden gem for Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine up in Far North Dallas. You’ll find traditional Turkish flatbreads, kebab samplers, and amazing baklava. People rave about Lezzet and you know it’s the real deal - the owners are originally from Turkmenistan! And it wouldn’t be on this list if it wasn’t BYOB!

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