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Game Day Ready: Don’t Miss these Appetizers at The Nodding Donkey!

When you’re sipping your favorite craft beer, playing a game of corn hole, and watching your favorite team on one of our giant TVs, it’s only natural you’ll want something to munch on too.


You’re in luck. Part of what makes The Nodding Donkey the best sports bar in Dallas is the delicious appetizers you can get to accompany the game. Here’s a rundown of a few crowd-pleasing favorites:


Donkey Balls

Say what you want about the name…the result is delicious. We start with a ball of Oaxaca cheese – the mozzarella of Mexico if you will – add a dash of jalapeno, then deep fry it until nice and crispy. Dip it in marinara or ranch, and you’ve got the perfect game day appetizer.


Brisket Queso & Chips


Yes, we know this is Dallas, and just about everyone serves some form of queso, but do they start with brisket smoked in-house? Add fire roasted peppers, corn, pico, jalapenos, and fresh chow-chow, and you’re got a killer queso made only by yours truly – The Nodding Donkey. And here’s an insider tip: want 3 dips instead of just one? Go for the Texas Triple Dip, where you will get our brisket queso, smoky guacamole, and homemade salsa all in one.

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Loaded Cheese Fries

These aren’t your average French fries folks. Fresh cut fries are piled high with that delicious queso we just mentioned, plus cheddar cheese, bacon, and green onions. Just do yourself a favor and order two orders because they are that good.


Willy’s Wagon Wheels

When it comes to fried food, we just can’t resist the fried pickles. Hand battered and then deep-fried, these pickles can’t be beat.


Hungry yet? Join us for game day and order any one of these incredible Dallas appetizers, along with your choice of craft beer, shots, cocktails, and more at The Nodding Donkey! 

Join us on the Patio for Dallas Happy Hour

It’s another gorgeous day in Dallas. And when it’s gorgeous in Dallas, the only place we want to be is on the patio with a tall drink in hand and maybe a few appetizers. Is that so much to ask?


The Nodding Donkey Uptown gets it. We’ve got you covered with daily happy hour specials from 4-7pm every. single. day. There is no wondering what the special is or what day it is….you just know that any day is a good day to head over to your favorite sports bar in Dallas – The Nodding Donkey!


$3 Domestic Drafts/ $4 Imports & Local Drafts


Yes sir! All your favorite domestic draft beers are just $3. Coors, Bud Light, Miller Lite, Michelob, etc….you name it, we’ve got it! And get you get it served in a frosty cold Mason jar…so that’s kind of cool too. Feel the need for something different? Local Dallas craft beers and imports are all just $4.


$3 Wells


Tell us what you want, and our bartenders will mix it up. For just $3, enjoy a few of your favorite mixed drinks for the price of one at a “fancy” Uptown bar.


$4 House Wine


Relax and let the day roll away with a glass of our house wine, just $4. Whether you like red or white, sweet or dry, The Nodding Donkey has the perfect choice.


½ Appetizers


When we’re drinking, we want munchies to go with it! The Nodding Donkey offers a full range of appetizers, so you are sure to find something you are in the mood for. We are proud to say that we receive many amazing customer reviews on our apps, applauding us for serving more than just your standard bar food. Give it a try today and see for yourself! Some of our personal favorites include the Brisket Queso, Homemade Jalapeno Skins, and Smoked Guacamole and Chips. Still not sure what to order? Go with the Texas Sized Sampler, which includes five of our most popular appetizers all in one giant platter.


See you this week at The Nodding Donkey for Happy Hour, drinks, patio weather, and appetizers!

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