Dallas’ Best Restaurant off the Beaten Path: The LOT

One of the thing I love about eating at restaurant in East Dallas is that they all have character. They aren’t pretentious or redundant. They are unique, and the newest addition to the East Dallas restaurants, The LOT, is just that, and it really surprised me when I parked for a media lunch. I mean where can you go where you children can spend hours in a sandbox, your husband can watch his favorite sports on a big screen and you can sipping fresh pressed juice (like what you get at your local juice bar) on the patio while watching your kids have the time of their life?!

Your kids will love house-ground cashew butter and honey on grain. You can also enjoy this sandwich and take it up a notch by adding banana or bacon to it. Yes, I said BACON!

Culinary consultant Chef Sharon Hage also adds to The LOT menu items that stand out, such as the Texas Wagyu Beef Tongue sandwich with melted Swiss and sautéed red onion on rye (which my husband swears is the best tongue he has ever eaten), Turkey Meatloaf Sandwich with white cheddar, peppered bacon on sourdough and Sheffie’s Sweet Skillet Cakes that are baked to order with flavors like salted caramel pecan, chocolate brownie or cinnamon apple with the creme-de-la creme Carnival Barker’s ice cream on top.

The LOT is open Sunday through Thursday from 5PM to midnight (kitchen open until 10PM), and Friday and Saturday from 5PM to 2AM (kitchen open until 11 p.m.). Lunch service is slated to begin on Monday, March 25, 2013.

The city of Dallas has granted permission for a bridge to be built that will allow access from the Santa Fe Trail directly to the restaurant. “The ball is rolling,” confirms The LOT Owner John McBride. Imagine taking a walk or ride your bike around White Rock Lake and going down the Santa Fe Trail for food and drinks at The LOT.

7530 E. Grand Ave.
Dallas, Texas


  1. I was excited to see your post about this, since I have a friend coming in from Portland this weekend and wanted to take him here. Glad you mentioned they aren’t doing lunch yet – you probably saved me a big drive! I’ll be at Blissdom and would love to get to meet in person!

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