Brunch is way more fun than breakfast or lunch, and should be celebrated as such every weekend. With that said, all brunch restaurants in Dallas are not created equal. Here’s your guide to the best brunch spots in Dallas, which includes options for every mood and motley crew that you’re trying to accommodate. Cheers!

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1. Al Biernat’s Prime Steak and Seafood

  • Location: Oak Lawn/North Dallas
Don’t act so surprised that Dallas’s best steakhouse also goes HARD for brunch. And while we can wax poetic about the creative dishes like the crawfish etouffee benedict or the prime rib hash, we simply cannot get enough of this place’s dedication to making sure each diner leaves feeling fantastically full and well taken care of. All in favor of incredible customer service with an ice-cold mimosa on the side say amen. Amen!

4217 Oak Lawn Avenue; 214-219-2201 (Oak Lawn) or 5251 Spring Valley Road; 972-239-3400 (North Dallas)

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2. Au Troisième

  • Location: Preston Center
The people of University Park and Preston Hollow all breathed a collective sigh of relief when this delicious dining establishment opened in Preston Hollow this spring. And to hear that there were plans for brunch offerings made said people break out into applause. Opened by chefs Bobby Pollette and Jeff Acol, the restaurant’s Sunday brunch features fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and Texas gumbo. And the restaurant’s name? It means “the third place,” which is what Pollette aims for his restaurant to be behind your home and your work. Clever!

8305 Westchester Drive, 469-726-2237

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3. Beverley’s

  • Location: Fitzhugh & Travis
This chic bistro by Greg Katz meows to a magnificent brunch beat. From caviar and latkes to perfectly spiced shakshuka, diners are bound to hit that highly sought after “brunch high” mid meal while sipping Bev’s espresso martini and catching up with friends. The food is elevated yet approachable and the staff is always warm and welcoming, whether it’s your first visit or your regular Sunday stop.

3215 Fitzhugh Ave, 214-915-8849

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4. Bistro 31

  • Location: Highland Park Village
Sitting in the middle of Highland Park Village, this delicious dining destination has been putting out brunch dishes before brunch was cool. You’ll likely see people sitting on the patio sipping mimosas and noshing on lemon ricotta pancakes and sipping an iced coffee. This place is lively and lives up to its reputation as a Dallas brunch staple for the see and been seen crowd.

87 Highland Park Village, 214-420-3900

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5. Hudson House

  • Location: multiple locations (Highland Park, North Dallas, Las Colinas and Lakewood)
You’ve probably heard of this Dallas restaurant because of its burger that is arguably the best in town, however, did you know that it also has a great weekend brunch? Dubbed a “West Village Brunch”, the curated menu features favorites like eggs Benedict, French toast and classic lox. It’ll only take one stop here to get you on team Hudson House. In fact, the original Highland Park location was such a hit that there are now outposts all over town.

Multiple locations

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6. Ida Claire

  • Location: Addison
Real talk fam, if we’re traveling to the burbs, the brunch must be bangin’ and this spot checks the box each and every time. The authentic Southern cuisine is just what you need to get your day going. Think shrimp and grits, short ribs and potato hash, and crawfish corn beignets. Also don’t leave without trying the Proud Mary which has goat cheese stuffed olives with an Old Bay rim. Cheers.

5001 Beltline Road, 214-377-8227

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7. Le Bilboquet

  • Location: Knox Street
This Knox District destination is the ultimate spot for throwing a chic baby shower brunch or to celebrate anything in true Dallas style. Dubbed “Bilbo Brunch”, there are some staples that you must order for the table including the blueberry pancakes, Cajun chicken, and the crab and avocado salad. Request seat number 13 for the best people watching spot in the house.

4514 Travis Street #124, 469-730-2937

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Mercat Bistro

8. Mercat Bistro

  • Location: Harwood District
Those craving a French fete should book this weekend brunch destination that oozes sophistication in an effortless, European kind of way. Sip your latte in a beautiful piece of china while visiting with friends and ordering petit plats like ricotta and honey, charcuterie and fromage, before moving on to quiche Lorraine, pain perdu and the green chili crepes.

2501 Harwood Street Suite 225, 214-953-0917

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Oddfellow’s

9. Oddfellows

  • Location: Bishop Arts District
This longstanding spot always has a line out the door and for good reason. It serves a serious brunch in a great location in the Bishop Arts District. Everything from the fork and knife breakfast sandwich to the buffalo mac and cheese is swoon-worthy and the coffee drinks are piping hot and served just the way you want them. There are no reservations here so if you aren’t going to get there when the doors open at 7 a.m., prepare to wait a minute or two, but don’t fret, there’s a cocktail window for mimosas.

316 W 7th Street, 214-944-5958

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10. Odelay Tex-Mex

  • Location: Inwood Village
This new kid on the block is filling a void in the Park Cities area that we somehow never knew we needed until it opened for brunch and dishing up fan favorites like chilaquiles, huevos rancheros, and chorizo y papas bravas. Another big bonus about this place is its adorable, covered patio that makes dining al fresco feasible in the hot Texas sun.

5600 W Lovers Lane, 972-707-0595

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11. Parigi

  • Location: Oak Lawn
A Dallas dining scene OG, Janice Provost is the owner and chef of this impressive neighborhood bistro that is everything that a good restaurant should be. The menu changes twice a month and there is a focus on sourcing from local farms. The cheese is sourced locally, and the seafood is sustainable. Don’t miss the lobster roll or the daily risotto special.

3311 Oak Lawn Avenue, 214-521-0295

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12. Paradiso

  • Location: Bishop Arts District
This whole restaurant is a vibe. We love the Southern European-inspired space that has a shaded garden and a great patio. There is pizza, pasta, and a bakery program that makes things completely in-house. This is an ideal spot for a girls lunch if you want to sip El Diablos, share a rosemary ham hash and a grapefruit custard, and take LOTS of pics for the ‘gram.

308 N Bishop Avenue, 214-944-5865

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13. Sadelle’s

  • Location: Highland Park Village
It’s quite simple: If you are a fan of fish for breakfast, you must dine at this New York brunch staple. And while the sliced-to-order salmon and sturgeon (along with all the yummy accompaniments) might be the star of the brunch menu, other offerings like chopped salads, blueberry pancakes, and soft scrambled eggs are great additions to your morning coffee. No time for a lengthy dining affair? Grab a bagel and a latte to go at the grab and go service counter in the back.

1 Highland Park Village; 469-290-6009

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14. Toulouse Café and Bar

  • Location: Knox Street
Located just off the bustling Katy Trail, this quintessential café boasts French-influenced Belgian cuisine and has everything you need for an epic weekend brunch. Whether you’re going big with steak and eggs frites or simply ordering a variety of croissants, it is essential to grab a seat on the covered patio to get the full experience.

3314 Knox St, 214-520-8999

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