11 Spots to Eat Before a Stars or Mavs Game, an Updated Game Plan

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Casual Dinner
Victory Tavern

Neo Pizza is the sister restaurant of Olivella's in University Park. This corner spot has a nice patio and cozy interior. The menu has salads, sandwiches and not the typical line up of pizzas. It's a half-mile walk to the south entrance of the AAC, so huff it on over. Earn that pizza!

If a big fat bowl of queso or fajita nachos with a margarita is your pregame meal, then Luna de Noche will set you up. It's walking distance to the AAC, but usually isn't overblown by crowds.

Victory Tavern isn't a hardcore sports bar, which might be what you're after. TV's don't dominate the ambiance, but like socks, are there when you need them. The size of the crowd mimics the AAC, no bones about that. But it has slightly higher-end fare and valet parking is $10 on event nights, which is the same, if not less then parking lots, where they don't bring you your car.

Location Info

Medina Oven & Wine Bar

2304 Victory Park Lane, Dallas, TX

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Meso Maya

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Cook Hall

2440 Victory Park Lane, Dallas, TX

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Kung Fu Saloon

2911 Routh St., Dallas, TX

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Draft Picks Sports Bar & Grill

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I dont know anyone that wants to go to a live sporting event or adult concert at AAC or anywhere else for that matter with a full belly. People dont want dinner, they want beer. Thats why there is a line out the door at Hooters when something is going on at the AAC. I shudder to think what a Mavs or Stars game would be like if even 10% of the crowd had just come from eating a full plate of enchiladas.

ScottsMerkin topcommenter

What? No Fan Sports Lounge.....


That Victory Tavern valet info is quite a juicy nugget there Lauren. Thanks.

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