Deep Ellum has been going through a revival that has not only rebooted its nightlife scene, but has also turned the area into a flourishing foodie haven– where the ever evolving dining options are as eclectic as the neighborhood itself.
Two restaurants responsible for catapulting Deep Ellum into the national spotlight, thanks to a visit from Food Network’s Guy Fieri– are Pecan Lodge, famous for its epic barbecue, and Il Cane Rosso, serving up what's arguably some of the best pizza in the country.
Guy also raved about Twisted Root Burger Co., where you can even find burgers made out of exotic meats. There's also Angry Dog, a cool dive bar that's been cranking out some of the city's best burgers and bar grub since 1990. Speaking of burgers, people crowd into Uncle Uber’s Sammich Shop for its phenomenal burgers and gourmet sammies.
Crowds also line up for Andrew Chen's hand-pulled noodles and other Northern Chinese street food specialties at Monkey King Noodle Co.
Perhaps no restaurant captures the area’s unique vibe quite as well as St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin, a beloved neighborhood watering hole dishing up stellar pub grub.
Or if you're looking for an upscale dining experience, there's Local, a chic modern American restaurant by executive chef Tracy Miller–and Deep Ellum's newest gastronomic gem, Twenty-Seven, an uber-cool restaurant run by Dallas' underground dining king, David Anthony Temple.
And finally, a visit to Dallas isn't complete without eating Mexican cuisine, especially the Mex-Tex at Pepe’s & Mito’s Mexican Café.