Goodbye SMU...Hello Uptown!

Dear Beloved Nodding Donkey SMU Fan, 

After much consideration and deliberation, Saturday, April 30th will be our final day at our SMU location.  


Our UPTOWN location is thriving and better than ever!  Not only have we recently renovated, but our scratch kitchen and updated menu proves that The Nodding Donkey is not-so-arguably the best bar food in Dallas.  

Also around the corner is our Annual Charity Golf Tournament, where 100% of all proceeds goes to The Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.   We've made it easy this year to  sign up online!

On behalf of the entire Nodding Donkey staff and ownership, we apologize to the loyal SMU location fans, and would like to buy you a drink at our Uptown bar.   Just mention "SMU 618" to your server or bartender and we'll hook you up. 

We look forward to seeing you at The Uptown Donkey 


St. Patrick's Day Pre-Party at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave.!

It doesn’t take long to figure out that St. Patrick’s Day on Greenville Ave. is kinda a big deal. But why make the celebration just one day?!


The Nodding Donkey invites you to extend the fun and pre-party with us on Wednesday, March 2 from 6-8pm. Here’s the rundown:




St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal in Dallas and to the patrons of Greenville Ave. pubs such as ourselves, so we figured you’d want to extend the fun as long as possible. Our friends at The Dallas Observer agree. That’s why we’ve partnered to bring you a St. Patrick’s Day pre-party you won’t soon forget. The Nodding Donkey will be bringing Dallas drink specials all night long, along with music and fun. There will also be bar games to keep things – well – interesting and other chances to win door prizes.


Win Concert Tickets!


One of the biggest door prizes available is a chance to win tickets to the infamous St. Patrick’s Day Concert that will take place directly following the Greenville Ave. St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 19. The headliner this year is Third Eye Blind!! It’s a concert you won’t want to miss, and The Nodding Donkey can help get you there!


Use Our Uber Code!


Gosh we love Uber. It’s never been easier to get to and from The Nodding Donkey with less stress and hassle. You know what makes it even sweeter?! A coupon code! Use our complimentary code – SMUSTPATTYSEVENT – for a discount on your ride.


Join us March 2 from 6-8pm for a St. Patrick’s Day Pre-Party you will not want to miss! Just look at it as the perfect way to celebrate Hump Day and get in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day. The Nodding Donkey is proud to be your favorite Greenville Ave. sports bar!


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5 Reasons We Love Fireball Whisky!

If you’ve been around The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. at all, then you know we’re suckers for Fireball Whisky. Well, really any whiskey – but Fireball has a special place in our heart. Why you ask? Here are 5 reasons why we love Fireball!


1.    It’s the Original Cinnamon Whiskey: When Fireball Whisky hit the scene in 2007, it was the lone ranger in the cinnamon whiskey category. Bars and college towns across the country started to go wild for this stuff, and the big dogs (we won’t name any names) started marketing their own cinnamon whiskeys.

2.    Real Cinnamon People: That’s right. No fake stuff here. All Fireball Whisky is made with 100% pure cinnamon. They say the rest of the recipe is top secret!

3.    We Like Funny Names: Have you noticed that Fireball Whisky spells “Whiskey” without an “E?” The spelling goes back to Fireball’s Canadian roots, as Canadians spell whiskey, “whisky.”

4.    100s of Shot Combinations: Fireball is great mixed with just about anything! Tons of shot options. Mix it with flavors like amaretto, apple, or peach for some of our favorites. Or just ask your bartender at The Nodding Donkey Greenville. He or she will be happy to give you their favorites!

5.    Perfect Balance of Sweet: Fireball is awesome as a shooter because it goes down smooth with sweet, warm undertones. So tasty.


Come in to the best sports bar in Dallas – The Nodding Donkey – to get your fill on Fireball Whisky today! We offer $4 Fireball ALL DAY Friday! Plus, if you join us this Friday, February 19, you’ll not only get $4 Fireball, but we’ll be offering our first green beer of the season too for St. PRACTICE Day! Ice luge, music, win swag, and more. Don’t forget to wear green! Can’t wait to see you!



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It's Mardi Gras - Celebrate at The Nodding Donkey Greenville!

You don’t have to be in New Orleans to get in on the Mardi Gras celebrations! Mardi Gras is just one big winter party that is celebrated by many cultures and people around the world. And at The Nodding Donkey, we love any excuse for a good time. So let’s do Mardi Gras in Dallas at The Nodding Donkey!


If you like good drinks, good food, and an even better atmosphere, then join us at The Nodding Donkey for our Mardi Gras events:


Saturday, Feb. 6 – Mardi Gras Party


It’s the last weekend of Mardi Gras, and we want to see you here at The Donkey Greenville to join in on the fun. We’ll be hosting a Dallas crawfish boil from 2-8pm, followed by a few Mardi Gras contests. Show us your best Mardi Gras beads and Mardi Gras mask for the chance to win up to $250 in cash and prizes! After the contest, dance the night away to a DJ and some amazing Dallas drink specials, including $3 Hurricanes. It’s going to be the best party on Greenville Ave, and we can’t wait to see you.


Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Fat Tuesday Celebration


Fat Tuesday is the last day to party – so you better live it up big! Get off work a little early and head over to The Nodding Donkey. Starting at 4pm, we’ll be hosting another crawfish boil with all the fixins. Succulent gulf crawfish boiled to perfection, red potatoes, baby corn, and delicious craft beer will all be available as our daily special. But hurry – we’ll begin serving at 4pm – and when we run out, we run out. Can’t make it for the crawfish boil? Join us after for live music from some of Dallas’ best local talent.

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Mark your calendar and plan to join us for Mardi Gras Nodding Donkey Style! 

This Weekend: Food & Drink Specials at The Nodding Donkey

As the best sports bar in Dallas, The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave prides itself on serving amazing Dallas food and drink specials. So when the weekend hits and you’re not sure where to go for a fun party and cheap drinks, remember The Nodding Donkey is here for you!


Join us this weekend for these and other amazing specials:




·      $4 Fireball Whiskey: By Friday, everyone is beat down and just ready to let the work week roll off. We get that, that’s why we’ve got $4 fireball ALL DAY to take the edge off. Come in during lunch, happy hour, late night, or anytime to partake.

·      $9.95 Foodie Friday Special: We just love this one – and the customers do too! Each Friday, our chef prepares a special, gourmet menu offering for lunch. Something unique and out-of-the-box, and it’s under $10. Last Friday it was a Mediterranean Sampler Platter, loaded with chicken souvlaki, hummus, fried cauliflower, delicious naan bread, and more. Can you say delicious?!

·      Half Priced Pizza after 10pm: In desperate need of a night cap? Visit the Donkey for drinks and half priced Dallas pizza. Gourmet pizza – any way you like it – for half the cost. And don’t forget that we offer gluten free crust as well! Just ask your server for details.


Saturday & Sunday

·      $3 Brunch Specials: Get up for our famous Dallas brunch and you will be rewarded. Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, and Manmosas are all just $3 during brunch.

·      $15 Purple Nurple & Donkey Punch Pitchers: Our pitchers of Donkey Punch and Purple Nurples go hand-in-hand with watching a big game with friends. Grab your like-minded posey and grab a seat at the bar for the big game. With pitchers at just $15, you can’t beat it.

·      Half Priced Pizza after 10pm: Saturday, Sunday, and any day of the week – grab half priced pizza after 10pm.


Sunday Only

·      Happy Hour ALL DAY: Sunday Funday starts at The Nodding Donkey for Dallas happy hour specials throughout the day.


Join us this weekend at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave!

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Appetizers for Anytime at The Nodding Donkey Greenville

“Appetizers” is such a strong word. It makes people think that the food has to be consumed right before the “big meal.” But what’s the problem with just enjoying those appetizers as the meal?


Maybe you aren’t that hungry. Maybe you’re just in the mood for a snack. Whatever your mood, The Nodding Donkey Greenville has you covered with some amazing Dallas appetizers. Maybe we’ll get around to changing our menu to say “small bites or finger foods” one of these days, but in the meantime, we’ll give you the rundown on some of our finger food favorites at the best sports bar in Dallas:


·      Brisket Queso: Whether you are here to watch at big game or to consume one of our Dallas lunch specials, brisket queso is always a must. Cheddar cheese, brisket (smoked fresh in-house), fire-roasted Anaheim peppers, corn, pico, jalapenos, and chow chow are all blended to create a big bowl of deliciousness that you won’t want to miss.

·      Crispy Chicken Wings: Fresh and served just the way you like ‘em. The chicken is smoked in-house, then deep fried for crispness. Can be served with a variety of sauce choices, including classic buffalo, State & Allen buffalo, lemon pepper, BBQ, and more.

·      Donkey Balls: Ooey gooey balls of Oaxaca cheese are battered and fried, then served with your choice of ranch or marinara. The Nodding Donkey’s take on mozzarella sticks – and you’ve been warned – they are addicting!

·      Stacked Nachos: A popular meal replacement, the stacked nachos are awesome. Loaded with seasoned beef, queso, pico de gallo, and more.

·      Willy’s Wagon Wheels: Not sure who Willy is, but we sure love his Wagon Wheels! Tasty golden battered pickles are fried and then served with homemade ranch.


These are just a few of the amazing Dallas appetizers – **ahem** finger foods – available at The Nodding Donkey Greenville. Many of these are also offered gluten free, just ask your server for details. 

The Nodding Donkey Stacked Nachos   

The Nodding Donkey Stacked Nachos


Enjoy Live Music THIS WEEK at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave!

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley


After a long day, all you need is a little live music to soothe the soul and carry those workday blues away. This week, The Nodding Donkey is excited to kick off the new year with some amazing live music in Dallas!


Join us Jan. 6-8 for Dallas Happy Hour – 5pm-7pm. There will be Dallas drink specials, great food, new friends to mix and mingle with, and tons of fun.


Here’s the rundown of who’s playing:


Wednesday – Jan 6: Ole G

Roots. Rock. Reggae. Ole G is a good ol’ Dallas-Fort Worth band that’s been going strong for 10 years now. With a fusion of rock, reggae, and soul, Ole G loves bringing it’s own flare for music to covers you love. Celebrate hump day with Ole G and The Nodding Donkey Greenville!


Thursday – Jan 7: Luke McGlathery

For a folksy twist, come join us for Luke McGlathery on Thursday! His music is a mingling of bluegrass, folk, and country, keeping with its downhome southern roots. Grab a drink, and we’ll save you a seat!


Friday – Jan 8: Troy Cartwright & Late Night PARTY!

Award-winning country singer and songwriter Troy Cartwright will headline our New Year, New Donkey Bash on Friday night! Troy was the recipient of the 2014 Rising Star Texas Music Award, won the B.W. Stevenson Songwriting Competition, and loves singing his heart out for Dallas crowds. Troy will be on from 5-7pm…. THEN the party continues!


As the night goes on, The Nodding Donkey Greenville invites you to party with us! We will be unveiling 22 new draft beers and a brand spankin’ new menu! Not to mention, there will be giveaways, beer sampling, drink specials like you’ve never seen, and more! Join us Friday Night after work and plan to stay until close (2am).


See you this week for the best live music in Dallas!

The Countdown is on at The Nodding Donkey Greenville!

The countdown to 2016 that is!


We are so excited to invite you all to ring in the New Year at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave! There is something for everyone at the best New Years Party in Dallas!


Prix Fixe Gourmet Dinner

If you and your special someone are looking for the perfect prix fixe dinner on New Years, then make reservations at The Nodding Donkey Greenville now! For just $30 a couple, you will receive a gourmet, 3-course meal and an entire of bottle of bubbly champagne as the perfect accompaniment. Reservations are filling up, so call The Nodding Donkey today to book your spot. It will be the perfect dinner to start your evening off right.


Late Night Pizza

If you miss the prix fixe meal, (or need a late night snack), then The Nodding Donkey has you covered with half price pizza from 10pm – 2am on New Years Eve! All of your favorites, at a fraction of the price. Greek, Southwestern, Meat Lovers, Pepperoni, Three Cheese… Whatever you have a craving for, The Nodding Donkey has it! Drink and eat the night away with us!


Come Party with Us!

The folks at The Nodding Donkey will have everything you need to have the best New Years Eve yet! Champagne fountain, a DJ all night, 2 heated patios so there will be plenty of room indoors and out, and of course the best Dallas drink specials. It’s going to be one helluva party!


Join us at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. and invite all your friends as we ring in 2016! Stay all night – or party hop – we can’t wait to celebrate with you! (Hop responsibly of course.) And join us in 2016 for lunch, dinner, brunch, or happy hour. We are conveniently located at the corner of Greenville Ave. and SMU Blvd, in Dallas, Texas.


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Late Nights are Made for Pizza at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave.

Pizza. It’s like the universal food, right?! Pizza just says comfort. Friends. Good eats. Warmth. It’s basically the perfect meal for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late night binge.


Speaking of late night binges….did you know that The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. has HALF PRICE pizza EVERYDAY after 10pm? That’s right – 10pm to close every night, you can experience the ooey gooey deliciousness of the best pizza in uptown Dallas.


Build Your Own

So many choices – it’s really up to you on how you want it! Choose the crust – thin or original – then consider the sauce… Do you want tomato sauce, garlic oil, or barbeque? And then of course there is the plethora of toppings: Italian sausage, pepperoni, chicken, goat cheese, artichokes, spinach, onions, tomatoes, etc. It’s truly a choose your own adventure, so choose well. (No pressure or anything.)


Chef’s Specialties

Not really into choosing your own adventure? That’s okay! Our chef has a pretty awesome selection of gourmet pizzas to choose from. Southwestern, Traditional, Greek, Meat Lovers – we’ve got it all!


Gluten Free Options

The Nodding Donkey understands how frustrating it can be to eat at a restaurant and not know if they offer gluten free options in Dallas…but we can proudly say we DO offer gluten free crust options to those with Celiac disease or gluten intolerances. Just ask your server for our special crust, and top it with whatever you’d like.


Join us this week at the Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. for a late night pizza – 10pm to close! And remember, all day Monday these same delicious pizzas are half off all day long! Pair it with one of our amazing seasonal draft beers, craft brews, or daily drink specials, and you’ve got the perfect meal. We love being D Magazine’s reader’s choice for Best Sports Bar in Dallas!

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Oh HEY Dallas Lunch Specials!

It’s always the dilemma… I’m sitting at my desk. My tummy is rumbling. What do I feel like for lunch?


Let The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. save you the trouble of thinking about it and head on over for amazing Dallas lunch specials, Monday-Friday, from 11am-2pm.


Each day, you’ll experience a different, chef prepared meal that is going to be 10 times more tasty that the fast food equivalent. And at prices that are basically as good as fast food – why would you even consider going anywhere else? Here’s the rundown:


·      Monday - 1/2 Price Pizza: Ditch the fast food delivery and visit The Nodding Donkey, where you get a fresh, oven-baked pizza for 1/2 price.

·      Tuesday - $7.95 Salads: Our salads are loaded with amazing flavors and did I mention that they are huge! It’s a great chance to give the Texas Cobb a try. This gluten free favorite is loaded with bacon, candied Texas pecans, your choice of chicken, brisket, or pulled pork, egg, and jicama atop a bed of fresh romaine lettuce. It’s both filling and healthy.

·      Wednesday - $6.95 Buffalo Chicken Sandwich: We know you all love the ever popular fast food version of this sandwich…but we’re pretty sure you’ll be wowed by The Nodding Donkey’s version. Crispy chicken in sweet cayenne sauce on a brioche bun.

·      Thursday – $7.95 Fajitas: Enjoy the best fajitas in Uptown.  A heaping portion of sizzling steak or chicken with all the fixins and our housemade fire roasted salsa. Join us for Texican Thursday this week!

·      Friday - $6.95 Chicken Strips: TGIF so swing over to The Nodding Donkey Greenville for our famous chicken strips made from fresh marinated chicken rolled in 9 herbs & spices served with fresh-cut fries. 


Join The Nodding Donkey this week for the best Dallas lunch specials!

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Aldo vs. McGregor: UFC with NO Cover at The Nodding Donkey Greenville

The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. proudly presents an event worthy of penciling in on your calendar now: Jose Aldo “Junior” vs. Conor McGregor “The Notorious” live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 12 at 6pm.

If you love watching the Ultimate Fighting Championship, then you won’t find a better place to watch than The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. Why you ask?

Let me know run down a few reasons for ya….


1.     NO COVER.


People, this is huge! UFC is a pay-per-view only type fight, and even most bars are charging to see it. Not so at the best sports bar in Dallas, The Nodding Donkey. Join us on Dec. 12 at 6pm for the Aldo vs. McGregor fight and you’ll get in absolutely free.


2.     Free Parking.


Dallas is full of bars with limited parking; not so at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. The Nodding Donkey is conveniently located on the corner of Greenville Ave. and SMU Blvd. and parking is free – day and night – in the adjacent garage. Just drive in and snag a spot- all spots are free of charge, for as long as you’d like to park there.


3.     Huge, big screen TVs everywhere you look.


There isn’t a bad seat in the house at The Nodding Donkey. And that’s good, because this is going to be a fight for the ages. If you don’t know the history of this fight, it’s been a long time coming. Earlier this year, these two champions were set to square off, but due to a rib injury incurred by Aldo, the fight got postponed.

“The Notorious” Conor McGregor is currently the interim featherweight champion after defeating Chad Mendes when Aldo was unable to fight. Currently ranked as the #1 featherweight contender, he is expected to put up a fight to remember.

“Junior” Jose Aldo is a Brazilian who won’t be easy to beat – given he hasn’t lost a fight in 10 years or even given up more than one round on the scorecard. Some analysts believe his performance has declined in recent years so McGregor might have a chance, but who knows?!

Join us Dec. 12 for UFC at The Nodding Donkey with NO cover!

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3 Reasons to Visit The Nodding Donkey Greenville During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving is now just one week away, and you may be thinking to yourself, “how am I going to survive all of this extra family time?!”


We’ve got an easy solution for you – hanging out at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave! Here are a few reasons to come see us:


Open Thanksgiving Day Evening


Once you’ve had all the turkey – and pinches from Aunt Sally! – that you can handle, head over to The Nodding Donkey Greenville for Dallas drink specials and football! The celebration continues with all the big Thanksgiving Day games on, plenty of seating, and cold draft beers and appetizers.


Football. Football. And More Football.


What is Thanksgiving weekend without some friendly rivalry games?! Some huge matchups are on, and you can bet the best sports bar in Dallas will have you covered with 17 big screen TVs and a lively crowd. Texas vs. Texas Tech, Baylor vs. TCU, Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma St, Alabama vs. Auburn, Texas A&M vs. LSU, and more. It’s going to be a great weekend of football so make plans to be at The Donkey!


Post Shopping Munchies and Drinks


Maybe you’re not the football type, and shopping is more your thing. You stayed up all night to wait in line for that “thing you must have” and now you’re exhausted. Relax with lunch, appetizers, and cold drinks at The Nodding Donkey. We have a huge selection of draft beers – craft brews, domestics, imports, and more.


Remember: we are open 5pm to close on Thanksgiving Day, then regular hours the days leading up to Thanksgiving and the days after. We can’t wait to see you for lunch, dinner, or Dallas brunch.

P.S. Parking is a breeze with the garage adjacent offering FREE, unlimited parking to all patrons of The Nodding Donkey. See you this week!

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Game On! Trivia Tuesdays are at The Nodding Donkey Greenville

If you think sitting on your couch, binging on show after show on the Game Show Network, then The Nodding Donkey Greenville has the event for you.


Introducing Trivia Tuesdays at The Nodding Donkey, a super fun night when The Donkey hosts a special event we like to call Geeks Who Drink.


What is it?


Geeks Who Drink is a trivia game played in teams. Each team attempts to answer questions of useless trivia knowledge in order to claim the title of Geekiest of Them All.


When is it?


Join us Tuesday nights at The Nodding Donkey Greenville from 8-10pm.


So what if I win? Are there prizes?


You bet there are prizes! What’s a game of useless knowledge without some spoils for the winners. The first place winners receive $25 giftcards, second place gets $15 giftcards, and third place gets $10 giftcards! And even if you completely suck at the game, you still have the chance to win 1 of 5 free beer giveaways that are given out throughout the evening.


Any drink specials?


Ummmm…have you ever been to The Nodding Donkey? There are always drink specials! All day Tuesday you can enjoy half priced wine by the glass, and then we always offer a mixture of other beer and cocktail specials during Trivia Tuesday. And remember – the more you drink, the more fun the game is! 


Join us this week at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. for Geeks Who Drink on Trivia Tuesday! Conveniently located at the corner of Greenville Ave. and SMU Blvd. in Dallas, Texas, The Donkey is right in the middle of everything. Plus – don’t forget that parking is no longer a hindrance at The Donkey. Just park anywhere in the adjacent garage and you’re good to go, no matter what the signs say. It's all free parking. Stay as long as you want and enjoy free parking all night long.


See you this Tuesday for Trivia Tuesday at Dallas’s favorite bar and restaurant!


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You're Invited: 80s Prom THIS FRIDAY at The Nodding Donkey!

Did you miss your high school prom?


Did you miss the 80s and so wished you could have lived it with all its spandex and big hair?


Then you do not want to miss The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave’s big 80s prom this year! May we present – 80s Prom in honor of Ronda and TJ’s Birthdays!


Who is Ronda and why are we celebrating her birthday?


We realize you may not know Ronda, but she is near and dear to our hearts as someone who has been with The Nodding Donkey since the beginning. She’s sweet, smart, and exudes 80s confidence and style!


We love Ronda, and we love having a good time. With Halloween weekend fast approaching, who needs an extra reason to party?! Just get in character and kick off the weekend right at The Nodding Donkey!


Details please!


The 80s Prom will take place on Friday, October 30th at the Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave.


Lots of fun stuff is planned to truly get you in the spirit. The Nodding Donkey will have our “banquet hall” decked out with a balloon arch, prom party punch, an 80s cover band, and more. And of course, there will be Dallas drink specials abounding.


Just come on by anytime that evening, as we’ll be partying through the night, with dinner at 8pm and the band playing at 9pm.


What do I wear?


80s prom attire. Duh.


Seriously though, if you can’t find the right outfit to go with the theme, come as you are – or just wear your Halloween costume! No judgment.


Join us at The Nodding Donkey THIS FRIDAY as we celebrate birthdays and get the Halloween weekend started with the best 80s prom 2015 has ever seen!


And don’t forget: we’ve added TONS of parking in the garage, so you should have no trouble finding parking. Don’t let parking deter you from joining us and having a good time!


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New Brunch Offerings at The Nodding Donkey

Yall. If you haven’t tried the brunch at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave., then you are really missing out on something spectactular.


A few months ago, our executive chef took a fresh look at the menu, revamping the menu and giving it a facelift – keeping the things you love, but also adding some new items. The brunch menu was no exception. What was already one of the best brunches in Dallas just got even better!


Available both Saturday and Sunday morning from 11am – 2pm (10:30 on Sat this Fall), The Nodding Donkey Dallas brunch is the perfect hangover cure and place to meet up with friends to discuss the crazy night before.


Our menu is overflowing with delicious eggs, sausage, bacon, and biscuits, all cooked to perfection. There is a little something for everyone! May we recommend a few of our favorites?!


·     The Nodding Donkey Eggwich: Not to be confused with the traditional fast food egg sandwich, our eggwich just can’t be beat! Breakfast ham, crispy onions, 2 fried eggs, and our house picante cheese sauce are all served on a flaky croissant. Now tell me that’s available at your local drive-thru.

·     Chorizo & Egg Burrito: You can’t go wrong with a hearty breakfast burrito, and ours is no exception. Chorizo, scrambled farm fresh eggs, refried black beans, Oaxaca cheese, and pico de gallo are all rolled into a wheat tortilla. Yum.

·     The Giant: Hungry? Then order The Giant ASAP! Homemade buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy served with two eggs – prepared however you’d like – and bacon. It’s a monster of a meal and it’s delicious.


When ordering our Dallas brunch, don’t forget to get a drink! Drink specials on bloodys, mimosas, and manmosas are available during brunch hours so don’t miss it!


See you this week at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. for Dallas Brunch Specials! And don’t forget – TONS of free parking in the garage adjacent to the restaurant!

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It's Time to Book Your Holiday Party at The Nodding Donkey

It’s hard to believe that October is here, and soon enough, we’ll be eating turkey with all the fixins, receiving Dallas holiday party invites, planning our holiday office parties, and more.


Did you know that The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. has the perfect place for you to host your next event? That’s right – graduation parties, office parties, baby showers, holiday parties, and the like can all be hosted in our state of the art event space.


Will I have the place to myself?


This is a common question when booking a party room in Dallas. No one wants to hear the party next door or the loud laughter coming from the main restaurant. Rest assured that when you book your event with The Nodding Donkey, you’ll have the privacy you desire in our event room that is separated from the rest of the restaurant area.


What are my meal options?


The sky’s the limit! The event staff at The Nodding Donkey will work with you to create a menu that fits the needs of your party. Whether you want a buffet style meal, full sit down dinner, or just appetizers and cocktails and plenty of room for mingling, our team make it happen.


What if I want to play special music or a video?


Our Dallas party room is fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, so slideshows, playlists, and videos are all welcome.


How many people can I invite?


80 people can comfortably be accommodated in our large Dallas event space. It’s 50 ft. x 20 ft and can be arranged however you’d like.


Will parking be an issue for my patrons?


No! The Nodding Donkey has added tons of new parking in the garage. Just park anywhere in the garage you’d like, free of charge and free of worry of getting towed.


Give The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. a call today to get your Dallas holiday party on the calendar now!


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Build the Perfect Burger at The Nodding Donkey

It’s the all-American meal: Burgers, fries, and an ice cold beverage. At The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave., we are proud to say our chef’s take it up a notch from your typical fast food burger. 100% natural, juicy beef, fresh produce, and homemade buns make our burgers some of the best burgers in Dallas. But you’ll have to try it to believe it!

Step 1: Pick a Protein

That’s right – our burgers aren’t just beef burgers. While we do have 100% choice, all-natural beef as a burger option, we also offer juicy chicken breast, turkey patties, or bison patties. Each lends it’s own original flavor to our Dallas burgers.

Step 2: Add Some Fixins

This is where it gets fun! TONS of great choices to make one mouthwatering burger! Lettuce, tomato, onions, and cheddar cheese are perfect on a traditional burger. Or spice it up with Chipotle mayo, smoked onions, and spicy pepper jack cheese. In the mood for something different? How about adding blue cheese crumbles, crispy, battered onions, and our authentic homemade barbeque sauce. Then of course – who can go wrong with sautéed mushrooms, swiss cheese, and carmelized onions? These options and more are available at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave!

Bacon Blue Cheese Burger at The Nodding Donkey

Bacon Blue Cheese Burger at The Nodding Donkey

Step 3: Choose the Bun

A bun is a bun, right? Wrong! We’ve got choices for all! Order a fresh baked brioche bun, buttered and toasted to perfection. Or if you’re looking for something lighter, we can do a lettuce bun instead. The Nodding Donkey also offers gluten free options; just ask your server for details!

Step 4: Add on your Favorites

French fries, a cup of fruit, and more are available as an accompaniment to our burgers.

Join us at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. for an amazing Dallas burger and daily Dallas drink specials! And don’t forget – WE’VE ADDED MORE PARKING! Free parking is available in the garage adjacent to The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave., so feel free to park anywhere in the garage without fear of being towed – no matter what the signs say! (They’re still working on removing those.)

New Executive Chef. New Menu at The Nodding Donkey!

A few months ago, we welcomed Rhett Dukes as Exeutive Chef at The Nodding Donkey. Rhett had been with us for sometime, starting as a sous chef and quickly moving up the ranks as a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen.

As part of Rhett’s new role, we wanted to overhaul our menu. Keep the old favorites that everyone has come to know and love, but looking forward to innovative ways to serve the freshest “bar food” around. We are excited to announce that our new menu is now available at The Nodding Donkey, and we can't wait for you to try it! 

Freshness is Key

The fresh new menu at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. is chock full of dishes you wouldn’t expect at your favorite Dallas bar. Sure, we’re still going to offer some of your old favorites like chips & queso, chicken strips, and jalapeno skins – but each dish has upped its freshness quotient. The chicken strips are freshly marinated and prepared with 9 different herbs and spices. The queso is prepared with real cheddar cheese and loaded with brisket. You get the idea. It’s the little things that give the food a freshness you can taste. Oh and did we mention that if you join us for the best brunch in Dallas, all eggs are free-range, organic eggs.

Jalapeno Skins Stuffed with Chorizo and Oaxaca Cheese.

Jalapeno Skins Stuffed with Chorizo and Oaxaca Cheese.

A World of Variety

Appetizers. Burgers. Pizza. Salads. Sandwiches. A wide variety of what we call Texican food (it’s not Tex-Mex here…it’s Texican!). A whole menu full of lighter fare, comfort food, American favorites, and more. We know you are sure to find something you love.

Join us at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. this weekend to enjoy a college football game and a meal off of our brand new menu! Pair that with a Dallas drink special or two, and you’re set! We can’t wait to see you at the best sports bar in Dallas!

Attention Patrons: MORE PARKING ADDED!

The Nodding Donkey loves being so centrally located on the corner of Greenville Ave. and SMU Blvd., but sometimes being in the middle of everything has it’s challenges. We realize that parking is sometimes a problem at the Greenville location, something we have been working hard to find solutions for.

You asked and we answered – now at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. you should have NO PROBLEM finding parking!

Ignore the Signs – All Parking is Fair Game

Sometimes rules change faster than signage, as is the case with the parking garage adjacent to The Nodding Donkey. When you drive into the garage, you may still see signs that say you’ll be towed if you park in certain “reserved” spots. This is no longer the case. You are free to park wherever you’d like with no fear of getting towed.

No More 2 Hour Limit

Furthermore, you might see signs that say “2 hour retail parking” and be nervous that if you’re enjoy drinks and a game at the best sports bar in Dallas too long, you might get towed. Again –this is not the case! You will not be towed, so you are free to come on into The Nodding Donkey and hangout as long as you’d like!

We are so excited to share this news that has been months in the making – and we hope you are too! Join us this weekend for college football, a few drinks, great food, and laughs with friends. Our doors will open at 10:30am every Saturday this Fall, so you won’t miss any of the games or pre-game shows. We’ve got you covered all day long, showing all the best college football games around on our huge, big screen TVs.

If you haven’t been to The Donkey in awhile, come on back and enjoy the plethora of free parking in the garage! 

nodding donkey greenville parking

Welcome Back Students!

School is back in session and everyone is getting back into the routine for another semester. The Nodding Donkey Greenville is just a short distance from SMU, making it the perfect hangout for students. If you’re new to the area and haven’t visited The Nodding Donkey yet, here are a few things to know about!

·      Best Football Watch Parties in Dallas! The Nodding Donkey is known for being the best sports bar in Dallas, but don’t take our word for it. D Magazine readers voted The Nodding Donkey best sports bar, and we’re honored! Big screen TVs abound throughout the restaurant, drink specials are always flowing, and the food isn’t bad either. It’s the perfect recipe for watching the SMU Mustangs play on Saturdays! We’re be airing all the big college games every Saturday, so plan to spend the day with us.

·      Best Brunch in Dallas! Brunch at The Donkey is something special, and you’ll just have to try it to believe it. Our menu has something for everyone on it, with eggs cooked any way you’d like them, delicious brisket and egg tacos, eggs benedict, and so much more. Bonus – our Uptown location has the only Bloody Mary Bar in Uptown Dallas!

·      Best Atmosphere in Dallas! When you come in to The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave., you can guarantee there is always something going on. Tuesday nights are Trivia Nights, Thursdays are Thirsty Thursdays, drink specials every day, live music, etc. Call ahead to find out if there are any special events coming up, or vising our website for more information.

School is back in session, and we hope that you make The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. a part of your weekly schedule! We’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – so any time is a good time at The Donkey in Dallas!