No matter what time of year, brunch is one of the most popular weekend activities in Dallas. During the fall, patios are packed full of hungry folks on the hunt for the perfect pancake or a cup of coffee to wake them. From downtown kitchens to suburban sports bars, these Dallas-area restaurants offer something for everyone. Whether you are a sweet or savory seeker, our list of the best patios and brunch spots in Dallas will have you sipping mimosas in the sun in no time.
TacoLingo – Uptown Dallas
The masterminds behind Dallas-area Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar have opened a new Tex-Mex joint, TacoLingo. The elevated taqueria serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday that includes specialty breakfast tacos, such as chicken and waffle, or chorizo, egg, and cheese, Mexican-style brunch entrees like nachos, quesadillas, and enchiladas, and $3 frosés, mimosas, and bloody marys. Do not forget to order the table some house-made churro doughnuts, served with sea salt caramel sauce, and spiced hot chocolate. Whether you are looking to sip, savor, or socialize, TacoLingo’s outdoor patio overlooks the bustling Union Plaza and is the perfect destination for your next weekend brunch.
Americano – Downtown Dallas
Nestled within the ever-popular The Joule hotel, Americano offers a touch of Italy in the heart of Downtown Dallas. This whimsical brunch spot is punctuated by Americano’s eclectic design, inspired by 1960s Italian cinema. The open, airy patio is the perfect place to people-watch while you sip a Veneziano Spritz or Harry’s Bellini. But perhaps what Americano is known most for is its incredible brunch dishes that bring guests back again and again. The weekend brunch menu includes classics like Ciabatta French Toast and a fried egg sandwich, as well as Italian-inspired dishes like Bolognese Pappardelle, made with chili oil, egg, and pecorino.
The Porch – Uptown Dallas
Located among the hustle and bustle of Henderson Avenue, The Porch has been a Dallas staple for years. With an outdoor patio that rivals any place in the city, this casual brunch spot offers home cooking with a twist. Each Saturday and Sunday, The Porch is full of brunchers enjoying the gastropub-inspired menu with items like Hot Fried Chicken and Biscuits, Chilaquiles Rojos, and Smoked Salmon and Avocado Toast. If something sweet is more your style, the Banana Bread French Toast is a great choice. A $5 mimosa or bloody mary makes the perfect addition to any dish.
The Biscuit Bar – Arlington, Plano, SMU, and Deep Ellum (Four more locations coming in 2020.)
The motto, “Everything is better on a biscuit,” sets the tone for a truly Southern brunch experience at The Biscuit Bar. Comfort food is the theme of the restaurant’s menu, which is filled with sweet and savory biscuit sandwiches made from scratch, and tots styled to personal taste. Each weekend, guests can enjoy $4 brunch cocktails, like the Brunch Punch or mimosas while munching on favorites like the Breakfast Style Tater Tots or a classic bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit. Locally sourced beer, cold brew coffee, and kombucha are also offered on tap to complete any meal. The Biscuit Bar has multiple locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, each offering perfect patio seating that is ideal for outdoor dining.
Elm Street Cask & Kitchen – Downtown Dallas
Located on historic Elm Street in Downtown Dallas, Cask & Kitchen offers Southern comfort food and specialty cocktails in a Cajun-inspired atmosphere. Cask & Kitchen features a special brunch menu every Saturday and Sunday with indulgent favorites like Eggs Benny with poached eggs, jalapeño hollandaise, and hash browns, and the Farmer’s Market Frittata, among other offerings. Brunch beverages embrace the restaurant’s extensive bourbon and American whiskey collection, with highlights like the Hair of the Dog with Buffalo Trace bourbon, honey, and milk; the Bloody Widow with bacon-infused bourbon, tomato juice, and Old Bay, and the Windsor Court with rye whiskey, Combier, prosecco, and bitters.
Shark Club – Plano
Calling all sports lovers! The television-filled patio at Shark Club in Plano is the ideal spot for a casual brunch. Deemed the headquarters of sports, Shark Club is owned by Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi. Kick off game day with dishes like the Banana Foster’s French Toast, Bacon and Egg Brunch Burger, or the Big Texas Breakfast with eggs, buttermilk pancakes, bacon, sausage, and tater tots. Cheer on your favorite team with one of Shark Club’s signature cocktails, like Electric Arnold with Deep Eddy Vodka tea, and lemon vodkas served frozen, or sip on one of the craft beers on tap. This spot is more than just the typical sports bar.
Henry’s Majestic – Uptown Dallas
“Good food. Strong drink.” That’s the motto of Henry’s Majestic, a mainstay of the Dallas brunch scene. The uptown restaurant features a dog-friendly patio where patrons can enjoy a menu full of Southern favorites, including Henry’s Shrimp and Grits topped with hot sauce, milled cheddar grits, bleu cheese crumbles, and scallions, Cabernet Cherry French Toast, which includes house cherry compote, cinnamon-dusted walnuts, and fresh whipped cream, and Charred Tomatillo Chilaquiles with corn tortillas, rotisserie chicken, lime crema, cotija, and sunny-side-up eggs. As part of the Bread Winners Family, Henry’s Majestic offers the perfect place to relax and unwind on the weekend.
Sixty Vines – Plano, Uptown Dallas, and Rice Village
As soon as you walk into any of the Sixty Vines locations, you know you have stumbled upon something special. With expansive communal seating, lots of natural light, and a tap wall entirely dedicated to wine, this place is straight out of an Instagram post. Although all 60 wines are available by the glass for brunch, there are also several specialty cocktails worth a try. For those looking to try something without alcohol, the Stumptown Nitro Cold Brew Coffee is a guest favorite. The California-inspired menu offers lighter options like Orange Morning Bread and a Salmon and Bagel Board as well as signature dishes like Fig and Prosciutto pizza. Do not be fooled when you first step foot inside Sixty Vines: the food at this place is as good as the aesthetic.
PINSTACK – Plano, Las Colinas, and Allen
Whether you are looking for a great stop for brunch with friends or somewhere to take the entire family for fun, PINSTACK is the spot. Inside the entertainment destination is a chef-inspired restaurant, featuring weekend brunch specials like the PINSTACKED Pancake Tower, chicken and waffles, and an Early Bird Skillet. A bloody mary bar or mimosa carafe is the perfect addition to any of the brunch dishes. The climate-controlled patio houses a life-sized chess board and Hasbro Connect Four games that will keep you entertained for hours. For those in the area, there are three locations from which to choose: Plano, Las Colinas, and Allen.
Moxie’s Grill & Bar – Plano and Uptown Dallas
Straight from Canada, Moxie’s Grill & Bar serves up an appetizing brunch menu with dishes like huevos rancheros with sunny-side eggs—always cage-free and fresh from U.S. farms—and the famous brunch burger. The hip hangout also serves a wide variety of top-notch cocktails along with non-alcoholic beverages like the rosemary grapefruit tonic, which is made with fresh rosemary, grapefruit juice, bitters, pineapple syrup, cold tea, and ginger beer. When the weather is beautiful, Moxie’s comfortable patio serves as a lovely location for weekend brunch. There is both a Dallas and Plano location from which to choose.