Best Group-Friendly Restaurants in Dallas for Happy Hours and Parties

Planning an upcoming celebration or group event in Dallas? Big D loves to host, and this is certainly evident in its wide selection of fantastic restaurants that can accommodate private parties or large group gatherings. Simply figure out what type of food you'd like to enjoy and make that reservation!

If you'd like your group to dine on one of Dallas' specialties, consider taking your party to one of many great Tex-Mex spots located all over the Dallas metropolitan area. Mariano's Hacienda in Lake Highlands offers patrons a fun festive, pinata-decorated private party room, as well as the best darn steak fajitas and frozen margaritas in all of Dallas. In fact, the frozen margarita was invented there! Another great Tex-Mex option that knows how to set a big table is Iron Cactus in downtown. This venue offers guests gourmet Tex-Mex cuisine along with dazzling downtown skyline views.

If you'd like your group to eat family-style, go to Babe's Chicken Dinner house for homestyle Southern food (i.e. fried chicken, chicken fried steak and catfish) served family-style or Cafe Izmir, the perfect spot to share a variety of Mediterranean tapas and dishes to share with friends.

If you're wanting to throw a more formal group dinner, Nick and Sam's serves great steaks and wine, while Ziziki's serves elevated Greek food complimented by a nice wine list.

Spacious and elegant, this upscale establishment has become one of the area's most popular destinations for dinner and drinks. A refined Western decor distinguishes all its venues, which range from restaurant to bar to billiard room. Cuisine...  Read More

Ever wonder why Japanese beef tastes so wonderful? Cattle in Japan consume sake and beer and are massaged daily with sake in order to have tender meat! "Kobe" means top-quality choice beef, and this Japanese steakhouse is dedicated to serving...  Read More

Located in the heart of Downtown Dallas, Iron Cactus is a sleek, trendy Mexican restaurant that's perfect for a night out on the town. This three-story building features outdoor patios with skyline views ideal for pleasant Dallas weather. The...  Read More

Mmmmm! The smell of fried Yucca and banana wrapped tamales fill the air at Gloria's. The restaurant features a funky ambiance and serves up traditional Salvadorian and Mexican food and Frisco is eating it up! Diners are treated to some of the...  Read More

Nick & Sam's

The menu at this family-run steakhouse in Dallas is based on the classic staples of Prime aged beef and fresh fish. This is a contemporary Dallas steakhouse at its best. Some of the all-time favorites at this popular spot include porterhouse and...  Read More

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With a house specialty as savory as Greek lamb, Ziziki's lets diners experience the culinary equivalent of Mama's kitchen. The menu features favorites like herbed lamb souvlaki in pita bread served with rosemary roasted potatoes, traditional...  Read More

Café Izmir
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From hummus to lamb, this popular restaurant wonderfully mixes Middle Eastern cuisines - Turkish, Lebanese, Persian, and Greek. Mama Nazary, who prepares entrees for the cafe's daily fixed price menu, heads the kitchen and puts forth plenty of...  Read More

Victor Tangos
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It's no wonder that after five years Victor Tangos continues to be one of Dallas' most popular restaurants for large groups. The atmosphere is lively, the service is friendly, the libations are cleverly crafted and the food is top-notch. Plus,...  Read More

Babe's Chicken Dinner House
Photo courtesy of Babe's Chicken Dinner House

Babe's Chicken Dinner House serves up Texan comfort food in a family style manner. While the fried chicken is always a hit, don't miss the chicken tenders served with gravy! Other popular menu items there include chicken fried steak, fried...  Read More

Lake Highlands

Located in Lake Highlands, Mariano's Hacienda is one of the best Tex-Mex restaurants in Big D. The decor is kitsch at its finest - the bar is covered by a traditional palapa roof, and there's a pinata room, a ranch room (complete with stuffed...  Read More


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