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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Grab your friends, crack open an ice cold beer, and let’s give a toast because there's going to be a party at The Nodding Donkey every weekend until the end of the year!


Our favorite season of the year is finally here: football season at The Nodding Donkey!


 It all began last weekend when College Football Saturdays kicked off with a bang. Lots of upsets…Texas and Texas A&M both winning in overtime…all the things that make college football just so fun to watch.


Did you know that from now until December, The Nodding Donkey will be open at 10:30am every Saturday? That’s right – we’ll have full coverage of all your favorite teams – whether the game starts early or not. And bonus: you can enjoy the game while sipping on a mimosa or Bloody Mary because we’ll also be kicking off our famous brunch a little early. It’s just one of the reasons we’re the best sports bar in Uptown Dallas.


And calling all Dallas Cowboys fans: we can’t forget about your favorite NFL games either! Join us every Sunday for brunch with an extra dose of football. NFL regular season play kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 8 with the Denver Broncos vs. the Carolina Panthers at 7:30pm. Join us for all the Thursday night fun: big screen TVs everywhere, $5 local drafts, best bar food in Dallas, and more. 


So what if I’m not into football?! If football is not your thing, then come for the FUN! Try your hand at some oversized Jenga or challenge the guy across the bar to a game of cornhole. Plus, our scratch kitchen fare is pretty tasty. The party will be at The Nodding Donkey, and you won’t want to miss it!


Looking forward to seeing you all for football at The Nodding Donkey! 



Simple & Satisfying: Sandwiches at The Nodding Donkey

Sometimes simple is just better. And when it comes to sandwiches, you can’t go wrong with simple, gourmet ingredients prepared to perfection.


Our Executive Chef – Rhett Dukes – believes in the philosophy that gourmet doesn’t need to be stuffy. He keeps it simple, and we love him for it! When it comes to the sandwich menu, don’t expect a run-of-the-mill fast food sandwiches here. What you can expect are top quality ingredients you know and love, prepared with a Texas flare only The Nodding Donkey can create. Here are a few of our favorites:


Most Popular: BBQ Brisket Grilled Cheese

When asked what we would order, our servers frequently say “The BBQ Brisket Grilled Cheese.” As one recent reviewer said, “the brisket grilled cheese is ahhhmazing!” But don’t take our word for it. Customers can’t get enough of our ooey gooey melted cheddar cheese, paired with tender cuts of brisket, all served on Texas toast.


New Twist on an Old Favorite: Uptown Ham & Cheese

Sure, your moms used to put ham and cheese sandwiches in your school lunches…but she didn’t make a ham and cheese like this! The Nodding Donkey uses home-cured ham, a blend of four artisanal cheeses, and the secret ingredient: poblano-jalapeno jam. The jam just takes the flavor to a whole new level! Served on a brioche bun and a side of fruit or fries, it’s a simple and satisfying lunch.


Best Texican Sandwich: Pulled Pork

The Nodding Donkey is known for blending TexMex and barbeque, creating a whole menu of Texican food that does not disappoint. Our Pulled Pork Sandwich is no different. The perfect blend of sweet and savory, slow roasted pulled pork is infused with sweet molasses, then paired with a tangy homemade coleslaw. The result – Texican perfection.

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What is your favorite sandwich?! Join us for some of the best Dallas sandwiches at your favorite uptown bar and restaurant - The Nodding Donkey Uptown! See you for lunch, dinner, or happy hour.