With a chef-driven, scratch kitchen, Chef Jonathan Calabrese adds a fresh perspective to your favorite Texas saloon.

scratch kitchen 

The Nodding Donkey remains the Best Sports Bar in Dallas located in Uptown, but we've made it even better.  Owner/Chef Jonathan Calabrese curates an all-new menu, seriously expands our brunch offering, adds the freshest salads in Dallas and takes on some of Texas' best craft beers.

The Nodding Donkey, State & Allen and Savory Catering have always been particular about using only the freshest local ingredients, and yet The Nodding Donkey's signature favorites remain such as our smoked wings, brisket tacos, and the best patio in Dallas. 

Fresh Feel

Join us for the the best brunch in Dallas, enjoy our patio, and rest assured that we've got the game on one of 20 big screen TV's.  

The Nodding Donkey - it's your neighborhood bar.



(214) 922-8898      


2900 Thomas Ave
Dallas, TX 75204



M-Wed 11a–Midnight
Thu-Sa 11a–2a
Su 11a–11p  

Brunch Sat & Sun 11am-2pm          

kitchen closes at 10pm Sun-Thurs, 11pm Fri-Sat