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Amazing Dallas Lunch Specials - $10 and Under!

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It’s hard to get a great lunch for under $10 these days….


But not at The Nodding Donkey!


Each day of the week we offer amazing Dallas lunch specials for $10 and under! Yes, for less than $10, you can get some of our beloved menu items. Ready to learn more? Here are the current Lunch Specials at State & Allen:


·     Mondays - $8.95 Burgers


Juicy, mouthwatering burgers. 100% high quality beef. Sink your teeth into the burgers at State & Allen! Choose between the Saloon Burger, Mushroom & Swiss Burger, and the Bacon & Blue Cheese Burger.


·     Tuesdays - $9.95 Salads 


The best salads in Uptown are at The Nodding Donkey! You’ll love the Original Silver Bowl Salad, but don’t forget about the Baja, Miso Tuna, Texas Cobb, and Texas Baja. 


·     Wednesdays - $9.95 Buffalo Chicken Sandwich


We toss crispy chicken in our sweet cayenne sauce and put it on a brioche bun with a side of blue cheese dressing. You can order this fried or grilled.


·     Thursdays - $9.95 Fajitas


Sure, Dallas is the Tex-Mex capital of Texas, and fajitas are everywhere, but you can’t beat the flavor and price of these! Delicious fajitas served with all the fixins for under $10!


·     Fridays - $8.95 Chicken Strips 


Crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the side…our chicken strips are the best! Served French fries and your choice of sauce, you’re sure to love these hand-breaded morsels!  


Daily Drink Specials at The Nodding Donkey


Want to really take advantage of a great deal? Then take advantage of our daily Dallas drink specials too! Each day, it’s something different and it’s available all day long. Pair those drink specials with our lunch specials for a real treat.  


Join us for Dallas lunch specials this week at The Nodding Donkey! 

Join The Nodding Donkey for Texas/OU Weekend in Dallas, Texas!

It’s that time again folks…


Time for the biggest football game in Dallas – the Red River Showdown – and we can’t think of a better place to watch it (well than the actual game of course!)


The Nodding Donkey welcomes Longhorn and Sooner fans to join us all weekend long for drink specials, great food, and an amazing gameday atmosphere.


Texas/OU Weekend Drink Specials

 As the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas, drink specials are a given here at The Nodding Donkey. On college football Saturdays, enjoy $20 buckets of Miller Lite beer or grab a glass of local craft beer on tap. When it comes to beer, The Donkey is well stocked with local Dallas favorites, imports, and plenty of other domestic beers too. 

 If beer isn’t really your thing, then surely one of our handcrafted cocktails is! Enjoy a margarita, mule, vodka tonic, and more. Our selection of scotch is pretty top notch too. Case in point: The Nodding Donkey is your one-stop shop for the best drinks in town. Specials rotate often, so ask your server for the full list of Texas/OU Weekend drink specials!


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Gameday Fare at its Finest

 When it comes to watching football, we’re partial to a great burger, a few appetizers, and an ice cold beer, but The Nodding Donkey truly has something for everyone if you’re in the mood for something else. Sure, the burgers are awesome (try the Bacon Blue Cheese Burger topped with crispy onions, smoky bacon, ,and blue cheese crumbles), but we also have salads, tacos, sandwiches, Tex-Mex entrees, wraps, and BBQ. Plus – our amazing weekend brunch is now available every day of the week!  

The Texas/OU Game is coming Oct. 6 at 11am, so come see us at The Nodding Donkey for the best party in Uptown Dallas! Our doors will open at 8am, so get here early to reserve your table. 

Come Watch the College World Series with us at The Nodding Donkey!

Anyone else been engrossed in the Super Regionals this past weekend?

Lots of great baseball and more to come because the College World Series is coming this weekend!


The College World Series at The Nodding Donkey!

As the best sports bar in Dallas, you can guarantee we’ll be showing the College World Series, especially since two of our Texas teams will be representing the Lone Star State: Texas A&M and TCU. Who else made the cut? Here’s the list of eight:

·      Texas A&M

·      TCU

·      LSU

·      Oregon St.

·      CSU Fullerton

·      Louisville

·      Florida St.

·      Florida


What’s the College World Series Schedule?

Games start on Saturday, June 17 at 2pm and continue through June 27 when the championship game is played. That’s over a week of great college baseball at The Nodding Donkey. And with 20 huge screens throughout our Uptown Dallas restaurant and bar, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. And even if you aren’t into the game, come for the party! Our huge, wrap around porch (by the way, it’s completely cooled!) is the place to be with parlor games and more. Come play life-sized Jenga, giant Connect 4, or Cornhole with us!


What about Dallas Drink Specials?

Have you ever known The Nodding Donkey not to offer amazing Dallas drink specials?! We didn’t think so. Join us for the College World Series and get amazing deals on craft beer, pitchers of Donkey Punch, perfectly crafted summer cocktails, and more. Just be sure to order some of the best bar food in Dallas while you’re at it. Stacked Nachos or Brisket Queso, anyone?! And let’s not forget about the fried favorites: Donkey Balls, Chicken Wings basted in one of signature sauces, fried pickles, and more.

The College World Series is coming to The Nodding Donkey this weekend, and we hope to see you there! Whether you’re an Aggie or Horned Frog – or a fan of another school - come root for your favorite team with us!  

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Register NOW: 7th Annual Nodding Donkey Dallas Charity Golf Tournament

Whether you are a regular golfer who spends every weekend on the course or a novice who’s barely hit a golf ball, we want YOU to join us for our Dallas Charity Golf Tournament, benefitting the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.


If you’ve spent any time around the folks at The Donkey, then you know they’ve got big hearts. And what better way to give back than with an event that’s both fun and supports an amazing cause! Here are all the details:


When and Where?

The 7th Annual Nodding Donkey Charity Golf Tournament will take place on June 9, 2017 at The Golf Club of Dallas (2200 West Red Bird Lane, Dallas, Texas, 75232). Tee time is 1pm, but the tent will open at noon for refreshments and such beforehand.


What Can I Expect?

A whole lot of good food, delicious drinks, and great fun! The tournament is a 4-person scramble (again, novices are welcome!), and your entry fee will include golf, cart fees, driving range access, lunch, dinner, and refreshments throughout the day – all provided by yours truly, The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Dallas.  Lunch will be served at noon; dinner will follow the tournament at 6pm.


How Much?

The entry free is $150/player and all proceeds goes directly to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, located right here in Dallas, Texas.


Want to be a Sponsor?

The Nodding Donkey still has sponsorship opportunities available. Sponsor a hole for just $300, with 100% of that going to Scottish Rite. Your company logo will be prominently displayed at your sponsored hole and on other event signage. You can also do a corporate sponsorship for just $175, where your company logo will appear on print materials and signage only.


Sign Me Up Today!

Registration and sponsorship sign-up is easy! Simply visit our website here and register! Spots are filling up fast, so don’t wait until it’s too late. And while you're there, don't forget to enter our raffle for a luxury golf cart the day of the event.


Can’t wait to see you for the 7th Annual Nodding Donkey Golf Tournament, the best Dallas charity golf tournament around! 

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8 Reasons Beer is Actually Healthy for You

This just in…drinking beer can actually have a positive effect on your overall health. At The Nodding Donkey in Dallas, Texas, we already knew that it helped put us in a better mood and just plain feel better, but research suggests it does more than that.

1.     Gives an Immunity Boost

Crazy right?! A study from the Oregon Health and Science University shows that drinking beer in moderation has been shown to boost immunity and fight off infections before they even start. Maybe it’s because beer has some antioxidant properties. Maybe it’s because beer is magical. Who knows – but it means I’ll be drinking more this winter season!

2.     Helps Rehydrate after a Big Workout

At study from Granada University asked people to workout to a body temperature of 104, then half the sample drank water; half drank beer. The interesting thing? Those who hydrated with beer recovered faster and were more hydrated!

3.     Improves Kidney Health

All that beer circulating through your kidneys can do you some good. A Finnish study showed that every bottle of beer you drink lowers your risk of kidney stones by 40%.

4.     Prevents Neurological Diseases

Alzheimers and Parkinsons risks are reduced by drinking moderately. As it turns out, the hops feature a compound called xanthahumol that may prevent these diseases from occurring.

5.     Strengthens Your Bones

Milk isn’t the only thing that does the body good. Give a few glasses of beer a try! Beer has a compound in it called bioavailable silicon, which is essential for bone health. According to one study, your body will absorb 64% of the bioavailable silicon in beer!

6.     Get Better Sleep

Beer is rich in lactofavin and nicotinic acid, both natural substances that cue sleep.

7.     Aids Digestion

You may not think about it, but beer is rich in fiber – a substance essential for proper gut health.

8.     Wards off Blood Clots

Beer thins the blood naturally, preventing blood clots from forming throughout the body.

Have we convinced you yet?! Come by The Nodding Donkey Uptown for a few glasses of Dallas craft beer today. Cheers to better health!

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Get Ready for Texas-OU Weekend at The Nodding Donkey Uptown!

ootball season is in full swing, and the much anticipated annual Red River Showdown is right around the corner! On October 10, all eyes will turn to Dallas for one of the greatest football rivalries in the country: University of Texas vs. Oklahoma University.

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Whether you’ve got a ticket to the game or not, you know the Nodding Donkey Uptown is the place to hangout that weekend. Let’s rehash the reasons why, shall we…


1.     Best Sports Bar in Dallas: We are so honored and proud to be awarded the best sports bar in Dallas by D Magazine readers!

2.     Extended Hours: On Saturday, Oct. 10, The Nodding Donkey will open at 8:30am for pregame brunch. Which brings us to our next reason…

3.     Best Brunch in Uptown: The brunch at The Nodding Donkey is a hit and there is always something for everyone on the menu. Not to mention, $3 mimosas, manmosas, and bloody marys until 2pm. Join us bring and early at 8:30 on Saturday or at 10am on Sunday after the game.

4.     Amazing Atmosphere: We love the vibe on college game days in Dallas – especially at The Donkey! Everyone comes decked out in their favorite college gear and the place bustles with people inside, outside on the patio, playing games, watching one of our many big screens… It’s like your local Dallas tailgate.

5.     Drink Specials: There are always incredible Dallas drink specials and craft brews on tap at The Nodding Donkey, and you can expect no less during Texas-OU Weekend!

6.     Hot New Menu: We recently released a new menu at The Donkey, full of food that’s anything but your ordinary bar food. Burgers, salads, sandwiches, tex mex favorites, etc., all with a fresh spin.

Bring your friends and join us at The Nodding Donkey for our version of a Texas-OU Tailgate! You won’t want to miss it!