City Slicker: Worth the Wait?


The restaurant scene in Dallas has always been vibrant. Because of this, there are quite a few places with wait times that can reach up to over an hour. The ultimate question is whether or not to brave the chaos that ensues. While pies continually fly off the shelves at Emporium Pies, and foodies snatch reservations at R+D Kitchen again and again to snap insta-worthy photos of carefully crafted sandwiches, it’s still hard to know what is worth the hype. From barbeque to brunch, here are the best spots in Dallas—where the food is worth the wait!

Breakfast Bites:


1914 Commerce St.

Saturday hours: 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.


Sweet Tooth:

Emporium Pies

2708 Main St. #110

Saturday hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Dinner Dining:

R+D Kitchen

8300 Preston Center Plaza

Saturday hours: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Taco Time:

Velvet Taco

11730 Preston Road

Saturday hours: 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.


You Are What You Meat:

Pecan Lodge

2702 Main St.

Saturday hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Story and photos by Kelsey Chen