Best Restaurants near Dallas' American Airlines Center

If you're planning a big night at the American Airlines Center, you're in luck - this area has a wide variety of great restaurants of all cuisines and atmospheres right within walking distance. There are numerous choices in the surrounding Victory Park complex, the home of the American Airlines Center. If you don't mind a two-minute walk, head on over to the adjacent West End Marketplace, home to dozens of top notch eateries and a definite stopping point on every tourist's to-do list.

No matter what you're in the mood for, you'll be able to dine in style before or after your concert, NBA Dallas Mavericks game or NHL Dallas Stars Game!

If you're a visitor to Dallas and you want to try some delicious Texan fare, you can't go wrong with Tex Mex or barbecue. While there are several great options for both of these regional specialties, don't miss Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse in the West End, just across from the American Airlines Center. This famous barbecue joint features some of the best pork ribs and fried onion rings in all of Texas.

Locals and visitors alike will enjoy several top-notch Asian cuisine restaurants like Kenichi Dallas and Naga Thai Kitchen and Bar, as well as Mediterranean fare from Medina Oven and Bar.

Have a great night!

Victory Park

If you're in the mood to take your taste buds to Morocco, don't miss Medina Oven & Bar. This Moroccan-themed restaurant features some of the best Mediterranean fare in all of Big D. Start out your meal with one of many delicious appetizers,...  Read More

Victory Park

Conveniently situated in Victory Park, Kenichi Dallas is an Asian Fusion restaurant that specializes in sushi! It's the perfect place to take sushi beginners and veterans alike. Some of the most popular rolls there include the Godzilla (eel,...  Read More

Naga Thai Kitchen & Bar

Naga Thai is the premier Thai restaurant in the Dallas area! It features classical Thai cuisine fused with a modern ambiance to appeal to everyone from the Thai traditionalist to the first time Thai diner. It features a variety of delicious...  Read More

Dallas Fish Market

Located in the heart of Downtown Dallas, the Dallas Fish Market is the perfect spot for a classy business lunch or an elegant, romantic dinner for two. It's also a great place to go when you have evening plans at the American Airlines Center!...  Read More

Bob's Steak & Chop House

The quintessential old-school steakhouse, Bob's Steak and Chop house is traditionally styled with crisp table linens, mahogany booths, and a polished bar. Start off your meal with the mozzarella and poblano stuffed bacon wrapped shrimp or the...  Read More

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Located inside the elegant Ritz-Carlton Dallas hotel in the Uptown neighborhood, Fearing's is one of Dallas' finest restaurants. The chef, Dean Fearing, is the person who put the Mansion on the map, and diners will not be disappointed with his...  Read More

Welcome to House of Blues where chefs pay homage to southern-inspired cuisine while also creating regional faire that showcases local specialties. Whether you want to try a house favorite like Jambalaya with Rosemary Cornbread or are in the...  Read More

Around since 1910, this legendary BBQ spot serves large portions of melt-in-your-mouth barbecue topped with savory sauces that'll have you toting your own jar home. Choose from pulled pork or chicken, brisket, ribs, sausage, ham or turkey. Sides...  Read More

Dick's Last Resort

Expect some good-natured ribbing from your server when you walk through the doors of this popular local BBQ spot. The wait staff is known for its funny comments and sly jibes. It's also good to know that, if they can dish it out, they can also...  Read More

Victory Park

Located in the middle of Victory Park, Cook Hall is steps from the American Airlines Center and the perfect place to grab a drink and a bite to eat before your event or game. Priding itself as taking a modern approach to American gastropub...  Read More


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