Five Of Dallas' Best BYOB Restaurants

Categories: Best Of Dallas

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Champagne anyone?
If you plan ahead, BYOB restaurants can be a lot of fun. Not only can they save you a lot of green, but they also put an endless variety of booze at your disposal and the potential pairings are limitless. Come with growlers full of beer, bottles full of wine -- it's your dinner. You're only limited by your imagination.

Here are some of the best BYOB restaurants in Dallas. Hit your favorite beer, wine or liquor store and get to it.

20 Feet (pictured above)
Not only is 20 Feet a great BYOB seafood restaurant, but they also serve up some of the cheapest northern oysters to be had in Dallas. Bring a bottle of high quality bubbles and order up all the oysters you can handle. Tear into some fish and chips with a few cans of pub ale. Or call ahead find out that evening's specials and then hit your favorite wine shop for the perfect paring.

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Sakhuu
Spicy Asian food was meant for hoppy Belgian beers. The only problem is most Asian restaurants stick to cliché brews like Sapporo and Tsing Tao. Those beers are fine, but when you get a good, full bodied beer with lots of soft and floral hops and pair it with spicy food loaded with aromatics like lemongrass and ginger -- well let's just say Buddha himself will smile over your table. This is one of the best places in Dallas to make this beautiful combination happen.

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Bangkok Inn
Think Sakhuu with lower prices, a whole lot more history and grit. This place has been around for ages, and the family owned space has become an East Dallas fixture.

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Qariah
Many restaurants operate as a BYOB while waiting to get the permits necessary to sell alcohol. Qariah opened with no intentions of serving booze ever. The owner says he simply wants to focus on cooking good food. And the Lebanese cuisine served here is quite good. Bring a crisp bottle of white wine and tear into chicken kebabs and tabbouleh. not only is it absolutely delicious, it's healthy too.

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Urbano
Easily the classiest BYOB on this list, and one of the best neighborhood restaurants in Dallas, Urbano Café captures something special that many restaurants never achieve. It's not about the food, even though it's often very, very good. Urbano Café is simply one of those places where it's just a pleasure to be.

Location Info

Urbano Cafe

1410 N. Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Qariah Restaurant

1811 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Bangkok Inn

6033 Oram St., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Sakhuu Thai Cuisine

4801 Bryan St., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

20 Feet Seafood Joint

1160 Peavy Road, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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18 comments
Warren Johnson
Warren Johnson

Now THIS.......is some news we can use. Good work, D.O. Need more stuff like this. I'd love to go to Urbano but my GPS cant find "Fitzhigh" street.

Jon Pitt
Jon Pitt

Bangkok Inn made the list!

Gene Dabney
Gene Dabney

BYOB?? Never heard of BYOB to a rest.

nostromo1
nostromo1

you missed Watel's which Yelp says is closed but the retaurant's website says is not.

CitizenKane
CitizenKane

Very good list; one I agree with 100%.  BTW, I have noticed a very bad trend at 20 Feet, a few diners show up with in a very large group(s), bring bottles upon bottles of wine, and occupy tables for a never ending feast;   I would think it cuts into the profits of the business; and seems to be an abuse of a very good BYOB thing.

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

Kergo, as for the RBPiA, I have found a stout Hawaiian Punch works well at the ballpark. Just add ice when you get there. But I congratulate you on your manners. Less civilized fans just let it go from where they sit. Always make sure none of these types are sitting behind you; hopefully they are on an aisle.

todd
todd

Are there no BYOB establishments outside of East Dallas?

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

First Chinese BBQ. The Shell station across the street has a decent beer selection.

wescx
wescx

Qariah charges a $10 bottle fee on weekends which is the most expensive bottle fee I've ever seen at a BYOB place.  The first time I went they didn't tell me this until they opened my wine which was definitely annoying - I think the waiter could tell from my face that I was unimpressed because he then lowered it to $5.  There's probably a 50% chance they don't have a bottle fee and the guy pocketed the money. The food was great though.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

i always feel weird about BYOB..........I PREFER TO HAVE SERVANTS SERVE MY drinks.  kinda like sneaking beer into The Ballpark; then when you get it in, it's all shook up and warm , and you immediately throw up ONLY suds in a local 55 gallon trashcan. Then some guy with loafers on and khaki pants is shielding his kids eyes, from a disturbed and vomiting Kerg's. 

LDR4
LDR4

Also Babe's. Sometime's you don't need fancy.

Twinwillow
Twinwillow

@todd Not in east Dallas, Farnatchi Grill (Italian) in Knox Village, Dallas and, Aboca (Italian) with a location in Meadow Central at 75 in Dallas and a second location in Richardson. And Cafe Amore (Italian) with locations on Coit Road in Richardson and a location in Plano.

http://www.eatsbyob.com/

CitizenKane
CitizenKane

@wescx GAWD !  $10 corkage fees ?????????????????????????


Very Bad............

warden62
warden62

@LDR4 Sometimes you don't need apostrophes, either.

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