Dallas sports bar

It's Not Tex-Mex - It's Texican!

You all know that The Nodding Donkey Uptown prides itself on being the Best Sports Bar in Dallas (thank you D Magazine readers for the kudos!!) We love infusing southern hospitality, good ole’ saloon style comfort food, and delicious Tex-Mex food to create something all our own. Something we affectionately call – Our Texican Menu.


The Nodding Donkey’s Texican menu is traditional Tex Mex and Texas BBQ – combined! Here are a few of the delicious offerings:


•    Tacos: A traditional favorite, beloved by many, our tacos come with your choice of smoky brisket, chicken, fish, picadillo, or pulled pork. Served up with sour cream, guac, and a little bacon, these tacos really hit the spot.


•    A Little Bit of Chicken Fried: No southern menu is complete with a few “chicken fried” items! Our Chicken Fried Chicken and Chicken Fried Steak are both crispy and tender, served with classic gravy, whipped, fluffy mashed potatoes, fresh corn, and your choice of homemade biscuit or dinner roll. Comfort food at its finest.


•    Enchiladas: Make them your way! Choose between brisket, fish, picadillo, or pulled pork, rolled in warm tortillas and topped with our special enchilada sauce. Also served with rice and beans.


•    Hot Dogs: Don’t worry; these are not your normal, run-of-the-mill hot dogs! Our hot dogs are made of 100% premium beef and topped with delicious brisket chili, a jalapeno relish, and a freshly grated cheddar. The perfect accompaniment to watching the big game!

Our amazing "Big Tex Hot Dog." Everything is bigger - and tastier - in Texas!

Our amazing "Big Tex Hot Dog." Everything is bigger - and tastier - in Texas!


Join us this week at The Nodding Donkey Uptown and take a walk on the Texican side of things! Conveniently located at the corner of Thomas Ave. and Allen St. in Uptown Dallas, we pride ourselves on being a casual, fun restaurant and bar, without compromising the quality in our food. Our chef’s pride themselves on creating unique creations that are reasonably priced and delicious.

UFC at The Nodding Donkey Uptown

As the first sports saloon in Uptown Dallas, we pride ourselves on being the place to watch your favorite game, grab a drink, eat some delicious southern-style food, and play a few low-key games. We pride ourselves on being your friendly neighborhood bar and hangout.

With seventeen flatscreen tvs -  three of which being 70” screens, there is not a bad seat in the house to watch whatever sport is your vice. If there’s a big game on, you can bet we’ve got it on and the bar is packed with like-minded patrons ready to cheer on their favorite team. Who doesn’t love watching sports in an atmosphere like that?!

And if you’re into big fights, Nodding Donkey Uptown is now showing all Ultimate Fighting Championship matches. No need to pay pay-per-view or have the perfect TV package. The Nodding Donkey Uptown’s got you covered!

The next match takes place on July 6, so come on over for drink specials all night long! We’ll be serving South Carolina’s own FireFly Moonshine, $4 all day. Just one of the many drink specials ready to be served ice cold, mason jar style.

At 8pm, you’ll see the Ultimate Fighter Finale: Edgar vs. Penn. Live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn will square off to determine the true champion. Known for coaching opposite teams, it should be interesting to see these two go head-to-head on their own. And if that’s not enough, you’ll also see the middle weight and light heavyweight finalists from this season’s The Ultimate Fighter square off to see who will be given the true title of The Ultimate Fighter and be awarded a six figure contract.

So come watch the big fight with us at The Nodding Donkey. We know you won’t regret it!