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Oak Lawn’s best restaurants

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We’ve taken a look at one of Dallas’s most progressive neighborhoods to find its best food. The Uptown district is known for being one the city’s most LGBTQ-friendly areas. It’s close to Downtown, so Oak Lawn has some great food and fantastic arts and nightlife. Because of its proximity to so many great amenities, it’s festivals are some of the liveliest. Check out our shortlist of places to try below, and read on to find out more about them.

  • Café Brazil
  • Hunky’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers
  • Sprezza Italian Restaurant
  • Lucky’s Café

Café Brazil

This restaurant has been a hit for the neighborhood. With a menu that rivals the Cheesecake Factory, Café Brazil has food to fit whatever one might be craving. Despite its broad range of options, the restaurant seems to have spent plenty of time perfecting each recipe. If you’re going for breakfast, be sure to try their Breakfast Relleno or the French Toast. They also have some excellent tacos if you’re not in the mood for breakfast. Café Brazil has some excellent coffee too, with plenty of flavors that perfectly tailor to whatever you order.

Hunky’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers

This joint specializes in classics with a twist. They’ve got all the classics you could want from a diner — burgers, great fries, and milkshakes. Hunky’s has an excellent Texas Cheeseburger, made with bacon and sandwiched between two slices of Texas toast. Be sure to give their milkshakes a try though. Upgraded with Blue Bell ice cream, the shakes are an instant classic.

Sprezza Italian Restaurant

This restaurant is perfect for date night in Oak Lawn. Sprezza is an upscale uptown spot with a menu that updates every season. Currently, they have an excellent Spaghettini Carbonara on the menu. Perfect for that date night as well, Sprezza has an excellent wine menu put together by master sommelier Sergio Quijano. When you’re ready for an interesting night out in Oak Lawn, be sure to give this excellent spot a try.

Lucky’s Cafe

Last of all, but certainly not least, Lucky’s Cafe is a Dallas institution. It’s a classic diner that’s been in Oak Lawn forever. Lucky’s has maintained the same classic, streamlined, neon-lit style that it started with. The spot has hearty portions and great diner-style food, with breakfast served all day. A popular spot for tourists, try to give this place a try during the week or in off-peak hours.

We hope this list helps your next venture to Oak Lawn. If you’re already a resident, hopefully it gives you some great new options to try. This is a shortlist of our favorites, but the neighborhood of Oak Lawn is home to many more fantastic restaurants and a great overall scene.

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