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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! 

Stick to Your New Year's Resolution and Bring on the Salads!

Did you set a New Year’s Resolution?

 

Did it have anything to do with eating healthier and losing weight?

 

We can’t help you exercise, but we can point you to our delicious salads. Loaded with deliciousness and by far healthier than an order of fried Donkey Balls, our Dallas salads are the perfect way to kick off 2019.

 

Delicious Choices

 

Just glance at our salad menu and your mouth will be watering for the best salad in Dallas. We have everything from the Mediterranean with olives, feta, cherry tomatoes, and artichokes – to Texas Baja with grilled chicken, black beans, and Oaxaca cheese – to Miso Tuna with its own miso peanut sauce – and more. Each salad is carefully crafted by our chefs for maximum flavor in every bite. Not to mention, the highest quality ingredients for a difference you can taste. Here’s the full rundown on our salads available:

 

·     The Famous Silver Bowl Salad

·     Texas Cobb

·     Texas Baja

·     Mediterranean

·     Miso Tuna

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Made to Order

 

Each salad is always made to order, so if there is something you don’t like on a particular salad – or something you want to add – feel free to as your server. 

 

Scratch Dressings

 

Each of the salad dressings offered at The Nodding Donkey is made from scratch in-house. That means we skip the unnecessary fillers and preservatives and give you something that is simply made with quality ingredients. What are the choices? Blue Cheese, Balsamic, Mango, Champagne Vinaigrette, Caesar, Ranch, Red Ranch, or Honey Mustard. 

 

Ready to try some of the best salads in Dallas, Texas? Join us this week at The Nodding Donkey, Uptown Dallas’s favorite sports bar. Watch the game, grab a salad, and save your calories for a delicious craft beer or cocktail. We have a huge selection of drinks and specials change daily. Just ask your server for details. 

Merry Everything! – Visit The Nodding Donkey this Holiday Season

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… 

 

Can you hear the song playing in your head?! With less than a week until Christmas Day, chances are you’ve still got a ton to do before the big day. 

 

At The Nodding Donkey, we’re full of holiday cheer and would love to help you out with fuel to make it through the season and give you a few gift ideas. 

 

Fuel Up at The Nodding Donkey!

 

The holidays can be rough. So much to do, so little time. Holiday parties. Family gatherings. Fighting the crowds. Before heading out to your holiday festivities, join us at The Nodding Donkey to fuel up! We serve our delicious brunch every day of the week, so no excuses for skipping breakfast. And of course, we are always here for lunch, dinner, or happy hour too. Join us during the week and get Dallas lunch specials every week day. 

 

The Nodding Donkey has Last Minute Gifts!

 

Still have gifts to check off your list? Here’s the plan: come grab a bite to eat at The Nodding Donkey, then grab some gift cards and swag while you are here! Who wouldn’t want the gift of free food for Christmas? And our t-shirts and gear make unique gifts for those who love The Nodding Donkey as much as you do. 

 

The Nodding Donkey is Bowl Game Central!

 

As the best sports bar in Dallas, we’re bowl game central this time of year! Bring your friends and family and join us as we root on all your favorite teams over buckets of beer and piping hot appetizers. With over seventeen big screens throughout the restaurant and plenty of lawn games, there’s never a bad seat in the house.    

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Happy Holidays from all your friends here at The Nodding Donkey! 

*Pricing and promotions subject to change without notice. Ask your server for current specials and details.

Basketball & Beer – Bring on March Madness at The Nodding Donkey!

We can hardly contain our excitement…

 

Patio weather is in full swing and March Madness selections happen tomorrow! It’s time to get your posse to The Nodding Donkey to partake in two of our favorite past times: basketball and beer!

 

Basketball

 

As we said earlier, March Madness selections happen tomorrow, and then games will begin this week. Take advantage of the beautiful Dallas patio weather and make plans to spend your days watching the games with us at The Nodding Donkey! With over 17 big screen TVs, parlor games, and delicious food and drinks – all in the heart of Uptown Dallas – the location just can’t be beat. Be sure to fill out your brackets and join in on the fun.

 

Beer

 

As the best sports bar in Dallas, you know we’re known for our beer! Delicious craft beers, domestics, and more – and a draft list that will make your head spin. We’ve got a few new favorites you’ll want to try this month too:

 

Angry Orchard Rosé

Get it here folks: experts are saying this will likely be the drink of summer! The Angry Orchard Rosé is a refreshing, fruity blend that uses 4 different varieties of apples – all straight from France of course. This drink is perfect for those who favor wine, but want something lighter for gameday. Get it on draft now at The Nodding Donkey!

 

Karbach Brewing Co. Weisse Versa Wheat

Do you want a Belgian white? Or are you feeling a Bavarian hefeweizen? Hey – why choose when you can have them both in a Weisee Versa Wheat from Karbach Brewing! This new beer is just what the doctor ordered, and pairs well with everything from a light salad to a burger and fries.

 

Revolver Blood & Honey

A staple here at The Nodding Donkey, the tried and true flavors of the Revolver Blood & Honey just never get old. Smooth and delicious, it’s everything a craft beer should be.

 

Join us this month at The Nodding Donkey: the only place to be for basketball and beer during March Madness!

 

*Please note that all specials, promotions, and pricing are subject to change at any time.  Please confirm with your server should you have any questions about current pricing. 

Announcing Dallas Drink Specials for Super Bowl LII at The Nodding Donkey!

Can you believe that Super Bowl LII is right around the corner?!

 

As the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas, we’re gearing up for one epic event! Join us Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, as we watch the Eagles take on the Patriots in the biggest football game of the year!

 

Announcing the Best Super Bowl Drink Specials

To the sweeten the deal, The Nodding Donkey is teaming up with Miller Lite and Bud Light to offer some delicious Dallas drink specials for Super Bowl:

 

·      Beer Bucket Specials: Grab your friends and head to The Donkey because we’re offering great deals on buckets of beer! For just $20, you’ll get a whole bucket of Miller Lite or Bud Light. Pair those buckets with some pitchers of Donkey Punch and Purple Nurples, and you’ve got a party.

·      Draft Beer Specials: Not only will we have beer bucket specials on Miller Lite and Bud Light, but there will be draft specials too! Of course, we’ll also have all of the usual craft beers and local favorites available at great prices as well.

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Room for All

With over 17 huge TVs throughout The Nodding Donkey, there isn’t a bad place to watch the game! Find a table close to the bar, or plan to play some corn hole or Jenga outside. We truly have something for everyone, no matter what you’re definition is of a Super Bowl Party.

 

Amazing Party Food

Skip the trouble of making an appetizer, and come to our party where the appetizers come to you! Donkey Balls, Loaded Nachos, Fried Pickles, Jalapeno Skins, and more are waiting for you.

 

We look forward to seeing you at The Nodding Donkey for Super Bowl Sunday on February 4! Game starts at 5:30pm, but we’ll have the pregame on before. Come early to claim your spot!

 

*Please note that all specials, promotions, and pricing are subject to change at any time. Please confirm with your server should you have any questions about current pricing.

Dallas Happy Hour Favorites

After a long day at work, it’s time to unwind with Happy Hour. And what better place to celebrate Happy Hour than Dallas’ favorite sports bar – The Nodding Donkey!

 

Ice Cold Beer: $3-$5

The Nodding Donkey has a huge selection of domestics, imports, and local craft beers available! Our goal is to introduce you to new beers you haven’t tried yet, while still offering the traditional favorites. We love sourcing new Texas beers and supporting local artisans just doing their thing. And with so many new craft breweries popping up, there is always something new to try! During Happy Hour, the prices range from $3 for domestics, all the way up to $5 for local Dallas craft beer.

 

Wells: $4

If beer is not your thing, then what about a mixed drink?! The Nodding Donkey has $4 Wells everyday during Happy Hour! At that price, you can afford to order several of your favorites, or treat your coworkers to a drink or two. A few top picks: vodka tonic, rum and coke, or a whiskey sour.

 

House Wine: $5

Wind down with a glass of your favorite wine, just $5! Each house wine – whether red, white, or sparkling – is carefully chosen to win the approval of even the pickiest wine drinker. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at our Dallas happy hour wine selection!

 

Half Price Appetizers

No happy hour is complete without munchies. Order some smoky guacamole, Donkey balls, or maybe some cheese fries – you really can’t go wrong with any of our starters!

 

Mark your calendar to join The Nodding Donkey for Happy Hour! It’s 4-7pm every weekday at your favorite Dallas, TX sports bar!

 

*Please note that all specials, promotions, and pricing are subject to change at any time. Please confirm with your server should you have any questions about current pricing.

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New Year's Resolution: Eat More Salads.

If you’re anything like us, we’re feeling the “Holiday 15” and it’s time to get back in the saddle when it comes to eating healthy and getting fit.

 

So one of our resolutions this year: eat more salads.

 

And you want to know a great place to get some of the best salads in Dallas, Texas... The Nodding Donkey of course!

 

Not Your Ordinary Bar Food

 

As you well know, food at The Nodding Donkey is no ordinary bar food, and our Dallas salads are no exception. You can expect fresh, gourmet ingredients washed, chopped, cooked, and assembled right here in our kitchen daily. It’s whole food with the nutrition you need to get healthy in 2018!

 

Delicious Options

 

Worried you’ll run into run-of-the-mill options at a Dallas sports bar? Well you’re wrong! Here are a few of our delicious salad options:

 

·      Mediterranean Salad: Cherry tomatoes, red peppers, olives, and artichokes are tossed in a feta vinaigrette and layered on top of a bed of fresh, crisp lettuce. Served with a side of hummus and pita bread, you just can’t go wrong. Need protein? Just ask your server to add chicken breast!

 

·      Texas Baja Salad: We call it the Texas Baja because it’s loaded with Tex-Mex goodness! Black beans, cucumber, corn, red bell peppers, onion, avocado, crumbled Oaxaca cheese, and blackened chicken are served on a giant bed of romaine, then sprinkled with tortilla strips.

 

·      Famous Silver Bowl Salad: You don’t have to go to our sister restaurant, State & Allen, to get the delicious Silver Bowl Salad. Just pop into The Nodding Donkey and we’ll serve one up! Spicy glazed chicken, bacon, oranges, fresh grapes, red bell peppers, and romaine lettuce are drizzled in not one – but two! – amazing homemade dressings! You really can’t go wrong.

 

Ready to eat more healthy in 2018? Visit the best sports bar in Dallas for delicious salads, made fresh for you with homemade dressings and gourmet ingredients.

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Want 20% off your Tab? Book a Fantasy Football Party Today! 

Want 20% off your tab at The Nodding Donkey?

We figured you might.

And it is easier than you think! Call your friends, find out who is in for Fantasy, then host your Dallas Fantasy Football Draft Party at The Nodding Donkey. Everything on your tab – craft beer, shots, pitchers of Donkey Punch, specialty cocktails, wine, etc. – it’s all 20% off during your party! Yeah, we know it’s a steal of a deal, but it’s our way of saying thank you for making us the best sports bar in Dallas.

 

When Should I Book My Party?

The Nodding Donkey is taking reservations now for Fantasy Football Draft Parties, so call today to get on the calendar and get the best dates available. Or you can book by visiting our website and making a reservation here.

Each fantasy league is a little different in terms of dates and rules, but the first NFL game of the season starts on Sept. 7, so you’ll need to have your picks ready by Sept. 6, with all drafts completed by Oct. 15. That’s a little over a month to do your research, book your party, and make this the best season of fantasy football yet!

 

Who Should I Draft?

Everyone’s got their strategy and opinion on how to draft, who to draft, etc….and frankly we’re keeping our strategies to ourselves…but we can offer up a few of our favorite articles for a little light reading to get you started:

https://www.fantasypros.com/nfl/articles/

 

https://sports.yahoo.com/news/yahoos-2017-fantasy-football-draft-kit-study-win-league-172432711.html

 

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2723439-2017-fantasy-football-draft-guide-the-ultimate-blueprint

So go on and do yourself a favor: look at your calendar and book your Dallas Fantasy Football Party at The Nodding Donkey today!

It’s fast. It’s easy. You’ll get some great deals on the best appetizers in Uptown. And with 20% off your entire tab, it just doesn’t get much better than that! 

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Have You Seen the All-New Cocktail Menu at The Nodding Donkey?!

With summer in full swing, those in charge here at The Nodding Donkey decided it was time to give our cocktail menu a kick in the pants.

A little refresh if you will.

Out with the old, in with fresh, light, refreshing tastes of summer. Sure, we left the old time favorites like the Purple Nurple and Donkey Punch, but replaced the stale, tried options with some you’re sure to love.

So what’s on the menu? Here are a few of our favorites from The Nodding Donkey’s all-new cocktail menu!

 

Lemonades – with a Twist!

Lemonade is the unofficial beverage of summer, so why not offer some delicious spiked varieties? The Nodding Donkey has the Scottie Palmer, lemonade mixed with delicious Hendrick’s Gin. Or the Blueberry Lemonade, a fruity variation made with Stoli Blueberry Vodka, but watch out, this one will get you! And then there’s our favorite of the lemonade family: Summer Beer. Lemonade, Shock Top beer, and Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka never tasted so good.

Mules

Copper mug and all, the tangy and refreshing mule is always a hit. Go for the best Moscow Mule in Dallas made with Grey Goose Original Vodka and ginger beer or get twisted with the Twisted Mule, Absolut Lime and ginger beer. We’re also fans of the Irish Mule, where Jameson Irish Whiskey is substituted for the vodka.

The Best Cocktails in Dallas are at The Nodding Donkey!

The Best Cocktails in Dallas are at The Nodding Donkey!

Ladies Night Favorites

Ladies – we know you love your fruity cocktails and wine! Join us on Wednesdays for half price wine by the glass, or order one of our delicious new cocktails! The Solerno Cosmo is getting rave reviews – Solerno, Cranberry, and Triple Sec. The Bombay Sour is also a new favorite, featuring Fleur Elderflower Liqueur.

Want to see the rest? View the full menu here.

Join us this week at the best sports bar in Dallas, The Nodding Donkey! Yard games, indoor/outdoor patios, great food, and drink specials await!

What Makes a Great Burger?

Burgers are the quintessential food of summer. Sure, hot dogs are a close second, but burgers are numero uno.

And while anyone can whip up a burger, not everyone can make a great burger.

So what makes a great burger? The Nodding Donkey – your favorite sports bar in Uptown Dallas – is here with our thoughts:

 

The Patty

It all starts with the meat. Start with subpar meat, and you’ve got a subpar burger. Lucky for you, The Nodding Donkey uses only the highest quality 100% beef patty. We cook it to medium-well, as we’ve found this optimizes the flavor of the beef and really lets the burger shine. Want it cooked differently? No problem. All burgers are made to order, so we can easily make your burger how you like it!

 

The Fixins

The Nodding Donkey has 3 signature burgers on our menu, each with fixins that make our mouth water.

The first: the Saloon Burger, topped with smoked onions, pepper jack, and chipotle mayo.

The second: the Bacon Blue Cheese Burger, which is just as it sounds with crispy onions, blue cheese crumbles, and smoky bacon.

And the last: the Mushroom Onion & Swiss, complete with caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, and sautéed mushrooms.

Of course, you can always add lettuce, tomato, mustard, etc. – you tell us what you like!

 

The Bun

The bun is just as important as the patty, and The Donkey does it right. All this goodness is sandwiched in soft, fresh baked brioche buns. Need a gluten free bun? Just ask your server; the Nodding Donkey a gluten-free friendly restaurant!

 

The Sides

Yeah, these play second fiddle to the burger, but it’s worth noting that we serve pretty delicious homemade, fresh cut fries, potato salad, or a salad on the side. Your choice of side (but we’ve got a weak spot for the homemade fries!)

 

Ready to grab a great burger in Dallas? Then head over to The Nodding Donkey today! 

Looking for Dallas Drink Specials? Look No Further than The Nodding Donkey.

You don’t get to be the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas without offering some mighty good drink specials and a top notch selection of the best cocktails, craft beers, and wine.

 

And at The Nodding Donkey, we don’t limit our Dallas drink specials to the weekends only. Join us any day of the week and you’re sure to find a drink special that’s right up your alley. So what’s available now? Here’s the rundown on all our current weekly drink specials:

 

Monday - $5 Crown & Down

Fighting the Monday Blues? Stop into The Nodding Donkey and get your favorite mixed drinks at a price that can’t be beat! 

Tuesday – ½ Priced Wines

Ready to relax and sip a glass of wine on the patio? We call Tuesday Ladies Night because it’s the perfect night to grab your friends and enjoy your favorite wines at half price all day long! Whether you prefer red or white, there is something for you on our carefully curated wine menu.

Wednesday - $3 Donkey Punch & Purple Nurples

In order to get you through the midweek slump, The Nodding Donkey is offering its signature cocktails – Donkey Punch and Purple Nurple – for just $3/glass.  But watch out – they both pack a punch!

Thursday - $5 Local Drafts

The Nodding Donkey is not only known for its Dallas drink specials, but also for its extensive selection of local craft beer.  We love supporting local breweries and passing the tastes of Texas along to our customers. Be sure to try Revolver Blood & Honey, Community Mosaic IPA, and Texas Ale Project Fire Ant Funeral – three of our customer favorites.

Friday – Happy Hour from 4-7pm

The work week is over, so head to The Donkey for Dallas happy hour specials from 4-7pm and catch a game while you’re at it. Our happy hour specials change daily, but always include some of our favorite beer, signature cocktails, and wine.

Saturday & Sunday - $4 Bloody Marys and Mimosas from Open – 1pm

Weekends at The Nodding Donkey are reserved for the best brunch in Dallas, and what better way to polish off the meal than with $4 Bloody Marys and Mimosas. 

Cheers!

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Mark Your Calendar for March Madness at The Nodding Donkey!

It’s almost time folks.

 

March Madness is on its way, and at The Nodding Donkey, we couldn’t be more excited! We love the upsets, the Cinderella stories, and the game-winning shots that happen at the buzzer. And frankly, we just love a good excuse to get together at Dallas’ favorite sports bar with friends and foes alike…drink great craft beer…and root for our favorite teams. 

 

Mark your calendar now for all of the important dates and make plans to be at The Nodding Donkey!

 

·      March 12: Selection Sunday – found out who’s in – and who’s out!

·      March 14-15: First Four

·      March 16, 18, 17, 19: Round 1 & 2

·      March 23 & 25: Midwest Regional; West Regional

·      March 24 & 26: South Regional; East Regional

·      April 1 & 3: Final Four in Phoenix, Arizona

 

According to Team Rankings – a site that runs computer simulations to predict the odds of certain teams getting selected for the tournament- Baylor, SMU, and even UT-Arlington have pretty good shots of making it from the great state of Texas. (Sorry Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech fans. Better luck next year.) Of course the big guns, Kansas, Gonzaga, Villanova, and North Carolina will all be present – all with expected #1 seeds and chances to clench the title.

 

It’s going to be fun, and you won’t want to miss the action! Join us March 12 for Selection Sunday, fill out a bracket, and then join us for the rest of the month for the best college basketball has to offer. The Nodding Donkey won’t let you down with the best drink specials in Uptown, amazing appetizers to accompany it, and late night pizza for those late games.

 

See you at The Nodding Donkey for March Madness in Dallas! We are conveniently located at the corner of Thomas Street & Allen Street in Uptown Dallas, Texas.

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