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Dallas Specials for 2019 at The Nodding Donkey

It’s a new year with new resolutions. And one of those resolutions may be to save a little more money in 2019. We’re no financial experts BUT we do have a suggestion on how to eat great food at a fraction of the cost, leaving a few extra bucks in your pocket: Grab lunch or dinner at The Nodding Donkey! Every day of the week, we’ve got killer daily Dallas specials. Each one is a mouthwatering favorite at a fraction of the regular price:


Monday: $8.95 Burgers


Skip the fast food burger and come on out to The Nodding Donkey for a high quality, juicy burger, loaded with all the fixins. Choose between the Saloon Burger, Bacon Blue Cheese Burger, Mushroom, Onion, and Swiss Burger, or just build your own.


Tuesday: $9.95 Salads


The Nodding Donkey has 5 different, incredible salads on the menu; get any of them for under $10 on Tuesdays! Large, filling, and healthy – what’s not to love about a salad for lunch?!


Wednesday: $9.95 Buffalo Chicken Sandwich


We start by frying crispy chicken breast, then toss it in our signature cayenne pepper sauce. Load that on a soft brioche bun with a side of blue cheese dressing, and you’re set! Choose between our freshly cut fries, waffle fries, fruit, or a side salad to go with it.


Thursday: $9.95 Fajitas


Sizzling hot, you really can’t go wrong with fajitas for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Choose between chicken or beef, or order the combo. Just don’t forget to order a craft beer to go with it!


Friday: $8.95 Chicken Strips


The S&A Chicken Strips are a signature item at The Nodding Donkey and our sister restaurant, State & Allen. Crispy and fried to perfection, you just need to choose your dipping sauce.  


So if you’re looking for good food that won’t break the bank, stop in to The Nodding Donkey for our Uptown Dallas food specials, served every day of the week. 

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*Pricing, menu items, and specials subject to change. Ask your server for details on current offers. 

Want the Best Burgers in Dallas? Join us at The Nodding Donkey Pronto!

So we might be biased…but we’re pretty sure the burgers at The Nodding Donkey just can’t be beat! Here’s why:


1.    The Bun 

 Yall – our bun is not your standard sesame bun that you can get just about anywhere. Instead, we use fresh baked brioche buns that are soft and absolutely delicious to sink your teeth into! Oh – and don’t think you’re out on a bun because you have a gluten free diet? We offer gluten free buns too! Just ask your server.


2.    The Patty

 Each patty is made of 100% all-natural beef and then seared to lock in the juiciness. Our chefs know how to cook it just long enough to get that perfect medium-well patty for maximum flavor. Of course, each burger is made-to-order, so if you’d prefer it well done, we can happily oblige. 

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3.    The Fixins

 We offer 3 amazing burgers, each with carefully selected fixins to make one helluva burger. Let’s start with the Saloon Burger. It’s your classic burger with kick, complete with spicy chipotle mayo, pepper jack cheese, and smoked onions. Want something oozing with flavor? The Mushroom, Onion, and Swiss is probably right up your alley. Enjoy your burger with sautéed mushrooms, perfectly caramelized onions, and all-natural Swiss cheese. And lastly, you can’t go wrong with the Bacon Blue Cheese Burger. Smoked bacon, blue cheese crumbles, and crispy onions make this burger positively delicious. But don’t take our word for it!


4.    The Sides

 What burger is complete without an order of fresh cut fries? Each burger comes with your choice of fries, potato salad, fruit, or side salad.


So if you’re looking for the best burger in Dallas, join us at The Nodding Donkey in Dallas, Texas to see what you think of ours! Just don’t forget to order one of our ice cold craft beers to go with it.  

Our Lighter Side: 4 Low-Calorie Cocktails to Try Now

It may be cold outside – but swimsuit season is right around the corner!


Are you ready?


If your goals for 2018 include staying healthy and getting fit for spring and summer, then it doesn’t mean you have to cut out alcohol all together. The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas – has a huge selection of wine, craft beer, and cocktails, and among them, plenty of low calorie options to keep you on track.


If you’re visiting The Nodding Donkey this week for lunch, dinner, or happy hour, then order one of these delicious low calorie options! You won’t even miss the extra calories because they are so good!


Gin & Tonic – Approx. 148 calories

Gin & Tonic is a light, refreshing way to keep the calorie count down. Tonic has only 10 calories an ounce, so add a splash (or more!) of gin and you’re set.


Old Fashioned – Approx. 154 calories

If bourbon neat isn’t your thing, try an Old Fashioned and you’ll still be in the clear. Flavor is added with bitters – a low calorie addition – and at The Nodding Donkey, we add a splash of cherry for flavor.


Martini – Approx. 180 calories

Whether you like it shaken or stirred, a martini is a classic choice for a low calorie cocktail. A martini is nothing more than vermouth and gin or vodka. Pass on the olives and olive juice if you want to cut a few more calories.


Rum & Diet Coke – Approx. 100 calories

Love a rum and coke, but don’t want to overindulge? Try substituting Coke for Diet Coke, and you will cut the calories in half.


The Nodding Donkey has Dallas drink specials going on all week, so be our guest and join us for happy hour, lunch, or dinner any night of the week!

We can’t wait to see you!

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Hit Me With Your Best Shot!

Actually – we’ll hit you with three of our best shots: Tuaca, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Whiskey, and Firefly Moonshine.


And the deal gets even better because each of these delightful shots are just $5 each, every day, all day. So which one to choose? Here are a few reasons why we love these Dallas shot specials!



Tuaca is a whole lot like Grand Marnier – but with an Italian flare. Legend has it that the original recipe for Tuaca dates back 500 years ago – to a time in ancient Italy when Lorenzo the Magnificent ruled. He loved the arts – everything about the Renaissance age – and the story has it Tuaca was blended in honor of him. We just love it because it’s got subtle hints of orange and vanilla, and it goes down oh so smoothly.

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Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Whiskey

Cinnamon whiskey is all the rage, and Tennessee Fire Whiskey packs a punch! It’s whiskey with a cinnamon bite; no child’s play here. Jack Fire – as it’s often called – hit the scene last year and folks at The Nodding Donkey love it because it’s not as sweet as that other well-known cinnamon whiskey shooter. It’s full bodied and great for mixing with drinks or straight up shootin’.

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Firefly Moonshine

Now here are the shot specials that the ladies love – Firefly Moonshine. Fruity, delicious, sweet – it’s easy to go overboard because it’s like drinking candy! Firefly Moonshine – based out of South Carolina - has perfected the science of a good old-fashioned moonshine. Available in a variety of flavors – from Apple Pie, to Blackberry, to Caramel, to Ruby Red – there is something for everyone!  You can even mix flavors – like half Caramel and half Apple Pie – for a Caramel Apple Pie shot that’s awesome. If you’re looking for a shot that’s easy to down – Firefly is perfect.


Join us at The Nodding Donkey Uptown any day, any time for these amazing Dallas shot specials! Tuaca, Jack Fire, and Firefly Moonshine – all just $5 each!!