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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! 

What’s for Lunch? Try Lunch Specials at The Nodding Donkey.

Not sure what to have for lunch this week? Treat yourself to a fabulous lunch at a fraction of the cost with Dallas lunch specials at The Nodding Donkey!

Dallas Lunch Specials

 Who says a great lunch must be expensive? Here is the rundown on our dallas lunch specials, each with a price tag that’s easy on the wallet:


Monday: Burgers - $8.95

 Our burgers far surpass the fast food burger any day! We only use premium beef and fresh brioche buns for a difference you can taste. Choose between the Saloon Burger, Mushroom & Swiss Burger, or Bacon Blue Cheese Burger.


Tuesday: Salads - $9.95

 Don’t forget that swimsuit season is only 2 months away? Get one step closer to that summer body with a delicious salad at The Nodding Donkey! 5 great choices including the famous Silver Bowl Salad, the Mediterranean Salad, and the Texas Cobb Salad. 


Wednesday: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich - $9.95

Our mouthwatering Buffalo Chicken Sandwich is hard to beat with crispy chicken, tossed in sweet cayenne sauce, then wedged in a soft brioche bun. It’s an easy choice for Wednesday’s Hump Day lunch. The only hard choice is deciding which craft beer to pair with it.


Thursday: Fajitas - $9.95

Tex-Mex reigns supreme in Dallas, and our fajitas are always on point. Perfectly seasoned chicken and beef and all the fixins. Life is better with fajitas in it! 

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Friday: Chicken Strips - $8.95


Served plain and spicy, you simply can’t go wrong with our homemade chicken strips. Each is battered in 9 herbs and spices before hitting the fryer. Plus – you can fabulous fresh cut fries on the side. Want them gluten free? That’s an option too, just ask your server.


Ready for the best lunch specials in Dallas, Texas? Come see us this week for lunch specials at The Nodding Donkey!  

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

Summer Specials: Taco Tuesday at The Nodding Donkey!

In the summer, we just crave simplicity.


And what’s more simple than a fresh taco and an ice cold beer?


What if we told you that you could get just that – at one helluva price?!


Introducing Taco Tuesday in Dallas at The Nodding Donkey!

Tacos and beer are hard to beat, but they get better when you can get them on the cheap. Get your choice of taco – plus an ice old Dos Equis – all for just $5!

First, choose your meat! Do you want pulled pork, chicken, or juicy brisket? All cooked in-house for a freshness you can taste.

Next, choose your toppings! Our tacos generally come with pico de gallo, lettuce, cotija cheese (that’s delicious Mexican cheese people), and our homemade fire-roasted salsa, but you are welcome to pick and choose the toppings you prefer on your taco. It’s your taco, so order it like you like it!

Lastly, sip your beer! Now with your taco and a Dos Equis in hand, enjoy a great meal for a fraction of its normal price. You can even pretend you’re in Mexico, enjoying it on the beach…watching the waves roll by. You’re not – you’re stuck in Uptown Dallas - but there’s nothing wrong with a little daydream!

This deal is available all day on Tuesdays, all summer long! Join us for lunch, dinner, Dallas happy hour, or a late night snack. Even better, plan your visit around a game and enjoy the game day atmosphere at the best sports bar in Dallas.

If for some reason a great taco and a beer is not your thing, browse the rest of our Texican menu to see if there is something you like! Your choice of enchiladas, fajitas, flautas, or quesadillas is sure to hit the spot.

See you this week at The Nodding Donkey for Taco Tuesday in Dallas! 

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It’s a Wrap – Order a Wrap at The Nodding Donkey!

Looking for a light lunch that’s easy to handle? Maybe you need lunch to go?


Did you know that The Nodding Donkey in Uptown Dallas not only has some delicious sandwiches, Tex-Mex, burgers, and salads, but wraps too?!


If you need a quick lunch on-the-go, are dining in with friends and need something light, or want to order takeout (yes –you can order online on our website!), our wraps are the perfect solution.

So is your mouthwatering yet? Order one of these Dallas wraps and you won’t be disappointed!


Baja Chicken Wrap

The classic wrap. Perfect for pretty much anyone, the Baja Chicken Wrap is grilled chicken breast, bell peppers, and onions – coated in melted pepper jack cheese – then rolled up tight in one of our warm tortillas. It’s kind of like a Philly Cheesesteak…but without the steak.


Cuban Donkey Wrap

The Cuban Donkey Wrap is one of our newer wraps and is quickly becoming a customer favorite! We combine our homemade pulled pork, black beans, crispy pickles, pico, and lettuce – layer it with some melted swiss – then drizzle on our secret house mustard. Wrap it in a jalapeno cheddar tortilla and it’s go time.


Each of our wraps comes with your choice of waffle fries, classic French fries, or a house side salad. Or if you’d like, substitute for fresh fruit or potato salad. Don’t forget to finish the meal off with the best craft beer in Dallas or one of our summer cocktails. Wraps are great for lunch, but are available for dinner, happy hour, and late night too.

Can’t get here and want FREE DELIVERY?! Order through our website here and your food will be there in a flash.

Well, that’s a wrap!

See you this week at the best sports bar in Dallas – The Nodding Donkey – for Dallas wraps, drink specials, and more.

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Spooktactular Lunch Specials at The Nodding Donkey

It’s downright scary what a great deal our lunch specials are at The Nodding Donkey!


If you work anywhere around Uptown Dallas, join us this coming Halloween week for lunch specials that will knock your socks off! Great food, great atmosphere, and amazing prices. Here’s what you can expect each day:


Monday: $6.95 Burgers

When you consider the price of a sub-par fast food burger, the price and quality of our Monday lunch special just can’t be beat! Choose between the classic Saloon Burger, Mushroom Onion Burger, the Bacon Blue Cheese Burger, or create your own! We’d recommend just one, but **swoon** they are all fabulous with seared all-beef patties and homemade brioche bun.


Tuesday: $7.95 Salads

Take advantage of our Tuesday salad special to get the Original Silver Bowl Salad at a fraction of the price. Everyone loves it and you will too! Or maybe try something new with our Miso Tuna Salad. It’s seared sesame tuna, carrot, jicama, cucumber, and cilantro, all on a bed of napa cabbage, then drizzled in miso-peanut sauce. YUM.


Wednesday: $6.95 Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Skip the fast food version and try the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich at The Nodding Donkey! Crispy. Spicy. Perfection. Need we say more?


Thursday: $7.95 Fajitas

Need a little Tex-Mex fix? The Nodding Donkey has you covered with $7.95 fajitas for lunch on Thursdays! Your choice fo chicken or beef, all the fixins you could want, and our homemade fire roasted salsa. Don't forget to order a margarita to go with it!


Friday: $6.95 Chicken Strips

Our chicken strips are breaded in house, rolled in 9 different herbs and spices for a flavor that is ours alone. Pair our chicken strips with a draft beer or house cocktail and you’re set. Perfect start to any weekend.


These deals extend beyond Halloween, so join us any weekday between 11am-2pm to take advantage of these amazing Dallas lunch specials!


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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.


New Year. New You. Try Salads at The Nodding Donkey.

It’s a new year, and the new year typically comes with new years resolutions. Most of us want to spend less, enjoy family and friends more, be less stressed, and of course – lose weight and get healthy!


You may think dining at The Nodding Donkey Uptown is going to be difficult when you’re on a health kick, but think again! The Nodding Donkey has tons of great menu options available for Dallas lunch, dinner, happy hour, or anytime. Our foods are prepared fresh with fresh ingredients, local even when we can. And when you want to pack in a few more greens, you’ll definitely need to check out our amazing selection of salads! Delicious combinations that are sure to fill you up, while being easy on the waistline. Here are a few of our favorites:


·      The Famous Silver Bowl Salad: When looking for the best salad in Dallas, you definitely need to try this one! It’s THE salad to order at The Donkey and it’s loaded with goodness: Fresh grapes, bacon crumbles, red bell peppers, orange slices, and spicy chicken are atop a bed of romaine lettuce, then tossed with not one – but two made-from-scratch dressings. So good.

·      Miso Tuna Salad: Looking for something with an Asian flare? Get out of your comfort zone and try the Miso Tuna Salad. Sesame Tuna is the star of this dish, seared to perfection, then placed atop a salad chock full of napa cabbage, jicama, carrot, cucumber, and cilantro. And the miso-peanut sauce that’s drizzled on it is amazing.

·      Mediterranean Salad: Fresh and simple, our Mediterranean salad boasts grilled chicken, olives, cherry tomatoes, red peppers, and lettuce, tossed in a homemade feta vinaigrette. Served with a pita and hummus, or without for Dallas gluten free eating.


These are just a few of the salad offerings available at The Nodding Donkey! Swing by today for lunch, dinner, Dallas happy hour, or anytime and we’ll treat you the healthier side of the best sports bar in Dallas!

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Feel Special with Lunch Specials at The Nodding Donkey

It’s noon and your stomach is growling. Actually – it feels more like a howl and it needs. food. now.


So what’s for lunch? Your typical fast food haunt? The brown bag lunch you stowed in the office refrigerator from yesterday because you never ate it? Both sound really appealing right…


How about lunch at The Nodding Donkey Uptown?! The Nodding Donkey has Dallas lunch specials every day of the week, giving you an opportunity to have great food at a fraction of the price. Here’s a look at what’s you can expect this week:


·      Monday - $5.95 Burgers: Our burgers are pretty amazing, but we don’t want to brag or anything. Customers rave about the juicy patties and the plethora of topping combinations. Your choice of patty, bun, toppings, and side item – all at one unbelievable price.  You’ll never want a fast food burger again.

·      Tuesday - $5.95 Salads: Here’s your chance to get our famous Silver Bowl Salad – otherwise known as The Original – at just a fraction of its regular price. Spicy glazed chicken, oranges, grapes, red bell peppers, and bacon are layered a top a bed of romaine lettuce, then drizzled with a combination or our house balsalmic and our house Caesar dressings. The flavor combo is out of this world – but you’ll just have to see for yourself.

·      Wednesday - $5.95 Chicken Sandwich: Pass on the fast food version, and get the real deal at The Nodding Donkey. Delicious breaded chicken is deep fried to perfection, then served on a brioche bun with avocado, gooey pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayo.

·      Thursday -  $5.95 Tex Mex Items: Yum…it’s Texican Thursday and you’re in luck! All of our fabulous Tex Mex entrees are just $5.95! Enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, quesadillas, and more – each with mouthwatering flavor and unbeatable prices.

·      Friday - $5.95 Appetizers: Start your weekend early and just order drinks and appetizers. Choose from delicious brisket queso, smoky guacamole, chicken strips, loaded cheese fries, and more. Bonus: all drinks off of our drink menu are just $5 each all day Friday as well!

Which Dallas lunch special will you try?

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5 Reasons to Love our Donkey Swag!

You asked, and we answered! You are our loyal patrons. The people who visit us week in and week out, popping in for a basketball game on one of our big screens, delicious weekday lunch, a nice Dallas happy hour, or even a quick game of cornhole.

We love that you voted us D Magazine’s Best Sport Bar in Dallas, so when you wanted Nodding Donkey gear, we listened!


Here are 5 reasons to love our new Donkey Swag!

1.     Variety! That’s right. There’s something for everyone! T-shirts, sweatshirts, and tanks in both men’s and women’s styles! Lots of colors and choices for you to choose from.

2.     Quality! Our swag is made of high quality cotton, super soft, and super comfy! They feel better with every wash!

3.     Style! These aren’t your run of the mill t-shirts. They are styles that are timeless and fun. Our staff is already in love with all the choices!

4.     Support! Support your favorite neighborhood bar and restaurant by wearing our gear. We love seeing people around town in their Nodding Donkey swag.

5.     Effortless! What’s easier than putting on a t-shirt, jeans, and flip flops and heading out the door?! Our Nodding Donkey shirts will instantly be a part of your regular wardrobe rotation.

Come in to The Nodding Donkey Uptown today for a meal, cold beverage, and to purchase your Donkey Swag! We’re open 7 days a week: Sunday-Wednesday from 11am-midnight and Thursday-Saturday from 11am-2am.

The Nodding Donkey always has specials going on  - lunch specials, drink specials, happy hour specials, you name it! And don’t forget about our special weekend brunch, served 11am-2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s the best brunch in Uptown with egg sandwiches, breakfast burritos, eggs benedict, and more.

We can’t wait to see you this week at The Nodding Donkey Uptown!

Healthy and Delicious - Health Benefits of Salads

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s now March, and swimsuit season is fast approaching. Which means, it’s time to trim the fat, get on the treadmill, and eat more veggies!

What you may not know is that you can eat healthier at The Nodding Donkey restaurant Uptown Dallas by trying one of our delicious, fresh salads! Need even more convincing? Here are just a few more reasons why salads are awesome for your overall health and well being:

·        Improve Muscle Tone: Spinach and greens are full of nitrates. These nitrates increase the protein levels in the muscle tissue, in turn making them stronger.

·        Boost Digestion: Salad greens are chock full of fiber, and fiber speeds up your digestive process by slowing the sugar absorption into the bloodstream. This is why many recommend eating a salad at the end of your meal – not the beginning.

·        Reduce Food Cravings: Crave fatty, sugary food?! Then eat a salad! Salads are shown to reduce craving levels.

·         Strengthened Immune System: Vegetables are high in antioxidants which help make the immune system stronger and more efficient. Also, improved digestive health – from higher fiber in your system – can reduce the risk of certain diseases.

·        Better Eyesight: Romaine, spinach, and red leaf lettuces all contain Vitamin A carotenoids, zeaxanthin, and lutein – all nutrients that help the eye adjust between lights and darks and protects the eye from harmful light.

So what kinds of salads does The Nodding Donkey Uptown have? We have 3 delicious, healthy, and filling options on the menu – each suited to different tastes. Our Texas Baja Salad is full of TexMex goodness like black beans, corn, chicken, and avocado. The Cobb is loaded with egg, bacon, romaine, and more. And lastly, our ever popular Silver Bowl salad takes the cake. Romaine, oranges, grapes, spicy chicken, 2 dressings, and more, this salad is unbeatable!

Join us this week for Dallas lunch specials on our salads and more!

The Nodding Donkey Uptown's Silver Bowl Salad = Out of this World!

The Nodding Donkey Uptown's Silver Bowl Salad = Out of this World!