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Upcoming Dallas Events You Won’t Want to Miss at The Nodding Donkey

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Fall is in there, and that means a whole lotta football – and a whole lotta fun at The Nodding Donkey! You are welcome anytime for craft beer, gourmet bar food, and yard games, but here a few specific events we have coming up that we know you won’t want to miss:

 

Oct. 12: Red River Showdown Watch Party 

 

It’s coming yall. The Red River Showdown – the epic annual battle between the University of Texas and Oklahoma University – is approaching and we can’t wait! We love that the streets of Dallas become a sea of crimson and orange, and everywhere you turn, someone is talking about the game. If you want to get the best seats in the house, then reserve your table now at The Nodding Donkey! We’re the best sports bar in Dallas, which means you know it’s going to be a party here with drink specials, food specials, and an atmosphere that can’t be beat (except for being at the game of course.)

 

Oct 26 and Oct. 31: Trick or Drink – Dallas Halloween Bar Crawl

 

Yours truly is participating in a very fun Halloween surprise and you’re invited! Trick or Drink – the best Dallas Halloween Bar Crawl – will take place as a 2-night event. Each of the nights (Thursday and Saturday), you will check-in, get a wristband, then go and enjoy Dallas drink specials at all the top bars, including The Nodding Donkey. Be sure to dress up! With 2 nights worth of fun for one low price, it’s the Halloween party that just keeps going.

 

These are just a couple events we have coming up at The Nodding Donkey! Of course, join us any Saturday for college football or any Sunday or Monday for NFL football! We can’t wait to see you at The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Dallas

 

Hands Down the Best Appetizers in Town! – The Nodding Donkey

Don’t take our word for it…just ask your friends! 

 

It’s not really a scientific poll, but we’re pretty sure if you start asking around, everyone will agree that the starters at The Donkey are out of this world good. They aren’t fancy. Or elaborate. Just good food and quality ingredients, cooked well, for a delicious flavor that just tastes better. Yeah…we’re pretty sure they’re the best appetizers in Dallas.

 

When it’s Got to Be Crispy…

 

Want a crispy appetizer? Who doesn’t?! Fried foods are our specialty and we’ve got that crispy, golden brown crust down to a science. Willy’s Wagon Wheels (fried pickles), Donkey Balls (fried Oaxaca cheese), S&A Chicken Strips, Homemade Jalapeno Skins, and more… you can’t go wrong with any of these fabulous appetizers. Can’t pick just one? Order the Texas-Sized Sampler for your table, providing an array of fried food with 3 dipping sauces. Add a couple buckets of beer and it’s the perfect accompaniment for bowl game watching.

 

Yep…We Cut the Cheese…

 

Some of our most popular starters are loaded with ooey gooey cheese, including our ever popular Brisket Queso. Cheddar cheese, shredded brisket (cooked in-house of course), fire roasted Anaheim peppers, corn, pico, jalapenos, and chow chow are all combined for the perfect queso. Don’t be surprised if you’ve got to order seconds… Another cheesy favorite? The BBQ Brisket Grilled Cheese. While not a starter, this amazing sandwich has been getting rave reviews since we opened our restaurant doors. 

 

It’s Hip to Dip

 

Queso isn’t our only popular dip. Order your favorite craft beer or cocktail, then pair it with chips and salsa or chips and the triple dip. The Triple Dip is perfect for a crowd, as it’s a combination of guac, salsa, and our brisket queso, served with chips.

 

Join us this week for bowl games and the best appetizers in Dallas, Texas! We can’t wait to see you at The Nodding Donkey – Dallas’ best sports bar

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Reservations & Delivery with a Click of a Button

We know…It’s just too “peopley” out there. 

 

If you’re not in the mood to chat with anyone, it’s easy to snag a reservation or get food from The Nodding Donkey! Follow these simple steps and you’re well on your way to a delicious lunch, dinner, or brunch at the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas.

 

Book Your Next Event at The Nodding Donkey!

 

Did you know that The Nodding Donkey has an amazing Dallas party room? The great thing about The Donkey is that we’re casual and completely flexible. You decide what types of food to be served, how to set up the room, whether or not you need AV capabilities, etc. – and our event team will handle the rest. 

 

If you’re interested in booking your next event in our Dallas party room, simply visit us here and fill out our online information request. After supplying a few basic details about your event, press “submit,” and one of our hostesses will contact you soon to iron out on the details. We’ll handle the heavy lifting so you are free to focus on your guests and enjoying the party. 

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Order Online for Free Delivery!

 

You’re in the middle of a big Netflix binge session, and you simply can’t bring yourself to stop for food. What do you do? You order food from The Nodding Donkey of course! Visit us here to get started on making your order. Delivery is completely free to zip codes within a reasonable distance from The Donkey, so it really doesn’t get much easier to get a delicious burger, tacos, salad, etc. from The Nodding Donkey brought right to your door. 

 

Whether you need to reserve an event, order food delivered to your home, or just want to check the menu, our website is your one stop shop! 

 

Baseball & Burgers: 5 Reasons to Love the Burgers at The Nodding Donkey

Opening Day was this week and we’re pretty excited to ring in spring with America’s pastime.

 

If you come in to The Nodding Donkey and join us for a game, you may just want to grab a burger while you’re at it! Ice cold craft beer, a burger, and baseball – what’s not to love?! Here are 5 reasons why we love the burgers at The Nodding Donkey:

 

Seared All-Beef Patty

Each burger is made with fresh with 100% all natural beef patties. We sear each one and cook it medium well, creating the perfect balance of a juicy burger and beefy flavor. Don’t like your burger medium well? No problem! Each burger is made-to-order, so ask your server to cook it just the way you like it.

 

Brioche Bun

The bun is a critical part of the burger and we only use the freshest, homemade brioche buns. They are spongy and toasted, creating the perfect balance of crunch and softness. It’s just one of the things that makes our burgers some of the best burgers in Dallas.

 

Gourmet Burger Options

We have paired down our burger menu, leaving only our most popular customer favorites. Three great burgers, each with their own flare:

·      Saloon Burger: Smoked onions, pepper jack, and chipotle mayo.

·      Mushroom, Onion, and Swiss Burger: Sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, and Swiss cheese.

·      Bacon Blue Cheese Burger: Blue cheese crumbles, bacon, and crispy onions.

 

Your Burger, Your Way

While we have some Dallas gourmet burger options on the menu, it’s totally up to you if you want to change it up! Lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard, etc. – tell us what you want! On a celiac diet? We have gluten free bun options – simply ask your server.

 

Variety of Sides

It’s hard to pass up our fresh cut French fries, but if you’re looking for something different, you can also order a side of potato salad, the house side salad, or fruit instead. Lots of options just for you.

 

So with baseball season in full swing, it’s time to join us at The Nodding Donkey for baseball and the best burgers in Dallas, Texas! Just don’t forget a glass of ice cold draft beer to go with it! 

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Enjoy Half Priced Appetizers During Dallas Happy Hour!

That’s right – the only place to do Dallas Happy Hour is at The Nodding Donkey! Not only will you get great drink specials, but you’ll also get half price on our amazing appetizers!

So what’s on the appetizer menu at The Nodding Donkey? Glad you asked! Here are a few of our favorites:

·      Brisket Queso: We’re a sucker for a good queso, and The Nodding Donkey’s brisket queso knocks it out of the park! Creamy cheddar cheese is kicked up a notch with our tender brisket, smoked in-house. Then add fire roasted peppers, corn, pico, chow chow, and jalapenos, and you’ll want to order two! And at half price during Dallas Happy Hour – you can!

·      Chicken Wings: When the big game is on, all you really want are some wings to go with it! The Nodding Donkey’s signature chicken wings are smoked in-house, then fried, but you can get baked wings upon request. Then douse the wings in your choice of sauce: BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Lemon Pepper, Classic Buffalo, or State & Allen Buffalo Sauce.

·      Smoky Guacamole: Are you on a gluten free diet? Then the smoky guac may be just the thing for you! Freshly made, chunky avocado is mixed with pico, roasted fresno peppers, and our secret ingredient – smoked bacon.

·      Willy’s Wagon Wheels: If crispy fried pickles are your thing, then you’ll love our version! Hand-battered then deep fried to perfection, these crunchy morsels are hard to stop eating!

Are you ready for Dallas happy hour on the patio with drinks and appetizers? Visit The Nodding Donkey this week, 4-7pm each weekday, and you’ll get our delicious appetizers HALF OFF! And be sure to ask your waiter about all of our amazing happy hour drink specials as well – craft beer, cocktails, and more are all available at discounted happy hour rates.

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