Snuffer's on Greenville Has Reopened and They Still Have These Things Called Cheese Fries

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Welcome to Dallas, Texas. We're glad to have you. We have explosive live music, exciting local beer, a Calatrava bridge, a crisp downtown park and cheese cheddar fries so good you'll go ahead and valet park.

Holy cheese dome, the Snuffer's on Greenville has reopened. In case you missed 2013 because you ate a large order of Cheddar Fries in late 2012, the timeline went something like this:

- Snuffer's announced they were rebuilding Snuffer's from scratch

- Snuffer's got eaten by a demolition crane

- Snuffer's sort of sued itself after Pat Snuffer announced the launch of the totally not connected at all Pat's Burger & Cheddar Fries

- Snuffer's settled and it was announced that Snuffer's would take Snuffer's place after Snuffer's was torn down

So, Snuffer's is back. And what a polished return: On a dreary Sunday at 12:30 p.m.--when there was a 45-minute wait for a table -- dedicated Snuffererers were brunching amongst clean wood and fresh forest green slats, and in the indoor-meets-outdoor bar was dotted with tap beers. The renovation sure tidied up the joint: The wood's splinterless, the new patio's got chrome heaters and the outdoor portion of the bar was quarantined with a clean, vinyl flap. Even the Lone Star Beer logos were polished on the patio tables.

On the iconic food:

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I got the cheddar fries because this is where you get cheddar fries. Also, a burger. A man across from me at the bar was wearing a shirt that read "I Just Want To Love --" Couldn't read the rest. I assume it finished with "cheddar fries." Clay Aiken's "Isn't She Lovely" was playing, which was vaguely disturbing to hear as you're unattractively devouring hot, salty french fries.

Breaking news: The fries remain stupidly perfect. They still come with a fork, plate and three napkins because on the Titanic scale of cheese fries, these cheddar fries are way above steerage. They are at Unsinkable Molly Brown-level. They still come with a crisp dome of hot cheddar, and pickled jalapeños, and that -- help me, o food gods! -- too-tiny cup of ranch. At this point, the aura around the cheddar fries felt so iconic that I thought the Titanic orchestra would play me down as I crashed a fork into the crust.

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Nick Rallo
I also had a burger. It was big and juicy (a medium rare came with a heavy red center), but lacked seasoning. But at Snuffer's II: Snuffer's Revenge, the crowd seemed to be there for the fries. Walking through the dining room, most of the tables had an order of fries in different stages of devour.

So, Snuffer's is back and is still 100 percent Snuffersy. It's much more polished, though, as pubs tend to be these days. I used to go when I was an undergrad at SMU, and I loved sitting at those splintering-away wooden tables. It was a little more raw. But what does it matter? Those cheddar fries, even after disappearing for a while, are still some of the best in Dallas.

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Nick Rallo
Snuffer's fancy new patio

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What's up, medium rare.

Location Info

Snuffer's

3526 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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9 comments
gabe48
gabe48

Best burger in Dallas, wonderful poppy seed bun, and cooked to the order of doneness you prefer.  Add to that the fresh cut fries, skin on, topped with coarse sea  salt.....heaven!

boogerleo
boogerleo

It had to open again in the same location - a short 5 minute drive to Baylor Hospital E-Room for visits just after consuming the heart attack cheese fries!

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

this story finally has a happy ending (sorry Pat). btw, in the the old days they wouldn't ask how you want it, it was red center and poppy seeds, and we liked it!

AdamsonScott
AdamsonScott

Cheese fries with *ranch*?  Blech.


As for the burger sliced open in the picture, I'd be curious as to what it looks like *after* they cook it.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

I would marry those fries!  I used to love to get about 5 beers in, and pig out. Only in moderation. 

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

I miss those loaded fries. Perhaps I will head up there tonight.

Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

@ChrisYu  Old days are gone - Nostalgia is dangerous. 

Snuffers is now just overratted

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@gordonhilgers


two can do that Gordy....two can do that:


Words egalitarianism; but a farce; but a whim, or fancy....designed of maintaining, or "mantanning" as the Indians did in the time of Columbus.  What is the new world; as you bow down in cowardice to a paper god; both leavened an unleavened on the intertwined thoughts of the common? Not Ramadan, or Siddhartha ah he rides through the colorful gates of peace-as the heads boil, at the base of the mountain. Maintain. 


Gee sh+t that's fun! I'm a poet and didn't even know it? Say, isn't being a poet in this day and age kind of like bringing a bow and arrow to a gunfight?  Just saying.  Sure, you'll retort with how I'm kept down by the man, and banter about heads boiling and other crazy, assorted sh+t. 


Look Gordy, all I'm saying, is have a cigar cowboy-and eat a hamburger......then those compunctions and that random banter wilt lilt away like slumber in azure dreams sir. 

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