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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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Have You Picked Up Your Donkey Swag?


If you’re anything like us, you live in a good t-shirt. Something soft, comfortable, and perfect for a lazy Saturday afternoon or Sunday brunch. Oh and it needs to be stylish.


Did you know that The Nodding Donkey has a full selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, and tank tops, perfect for occasions such as these?! Here’s the scoop:


Tons of Choices


So maybe you don’t need “just another t-shirt.” The Nodding Donkey has a full range of options including tanks, sweatshirts, and yes, super amazingly soft and stylish t-shirts. There are tons of choices – both for men and women – so you are sure to find something perfect for showing off your love for The Nodding Donkey.  And the styles aren’t bad either. Plenty of unique graphics, so it’s something you are proud to wear, not just another bad graphic tee. Our staff has fallen in love with these shirts, and we know you will too.


Top Notch Quality


We love The Nodding Donkey swag because it just feels better with each wash. Constructed of premium quality cotton, our gear just feels good. And when it comes to t-shirt, no one wants a scratchy, bulky cotton shirt. Lightweight yet durable, that’s what you’ll get with gear from The Nodding Donkey.


Show off your Donkey Love!


Grab some gear today, and show some love for your favorite restaurant and bar in Uptown! There is nothing more fun that being around Dallas on the weekend, and seeing someone sporting a Donkey shirt. Did we mention how easy it is to effortlessly look good when you through on a Nodding Donkey shirt, jeans, and a pair of flip flops?! 


See you this week for March Madness Final Four basketball, lunch specials, daily drink specials, and more! And while you’re here, do yourself a favor and pick up a shirt or two. Your wardrobe will thank you.


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Thanksgiving Hours at The Nodding Donkey

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is now ONE WEEK AWAY! Turkey, pie, football, oh my!

The Nodding Donkey would love to be a part of your Thanksgiving celebration. Whether you come by during the week before, after you celebrate with your family on Thanksgiving Day, or on the weekend to catch some football, we’d love to have you stop in!

Thanksgiving Day - Open 5pm-Close

The Nodding Donkey will open late on Thanksgiving Day, giving you (and our employees) time to celebrate with family, then a chance to escape over to the Donkey to celebrate and watch football afterwards.

Week of November 22 – Open 11am-Midnight

Many folks are off work the days leading up to Thanksgiving – or maybe you’re on Fall Break from school and just don’t want to go home yet. Pop into the Donkey for daily Dallas drink specials, lunch specials, and delicious food. Not to mention, our patio is always open for games and people watching.

November 27 – 29 – Open 11am-2am (closed at 11pm on Sunday)

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the crazy shopping weekend in between these days give you lots of reasons to be out and about. After your shopping is done and you are officially exhausted, come over to The Nodding Donkey Uptown for drinks and appetizers to get your mind off the madness. Or are you a big football fan? Because as the best sports bar in Dallas, we’ll be airing all the big football showdowns that weekend. And there are a lot! Baylor vs. TCU, Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State, Alabama vs. Auburn, Texas A&M vs. LSU, SMU vs. Memphis, and more. Get here early to get the best seats, but there really isn’t a bad seat in the house with big screen TVs all over the Donkey.

Make a new tradition and join us at The Nodding Donkey during your Thanksgiving Holiday! Lunch, dinner, and an amazing weekend brunch are all waiting for you.

Lighter Fare for the New Year

Oh how we love to eat during the holidays! Sweets, calorie laden casseroles, fatty meats – they are all oh. so. good!

And then the new year rolls around….and we all feel like big fatties who need to eat a little better.

Well, at The Nodding Donkey Uptown, you’re in luck! You don’t normally expect good,  healthy food from a sports bar, but we’re not your average sports bar either! We pride ourselves on using the highest quality ingredients to create meals that satify.

Now we aren’t claiming that everything on our menu is healthy, but we can guarantee some lighter fare to help you eat great and stick to your new years resolutions:

·         Smokey Guacamole: This is guacamole taken up a notch. The secret? Fire roasted fresno peppers. They give it a little extra punch. Served with warm chips, it’s loaded with goodness.

·         Texas Baja Salad: Bed of lettuce topped with warm chicken breast, black beans, corn, cucumber, onion, and avocado. It’s a salad that’s delicious, light, and yet still filling!

·         Silver Bowl Salad: It’s the “original” Nodding Donkey salad! Bacon bits, grapes, orange slices, red bell pepper, and spicy grilled chicken all grace the top of a freshly chopped pile of romaine lettuce. Served with balsamic vinaigrette and Caesar dressings. (Hold the Caesar to go lighter on calories.)

"The Original" Silver Bowl Salad

"The Original" Silver Bowl Salad

·         Texas Cobb: The traditional Cobb salad gets a Texan twist. Your choice of meat – grilled chicken, pulled pork, or Mexican ground beef – sits atop a bed of romaine. Also topped with jicama, bacon, Texas pecans, boiled egg, and your choice of dressing.

·         Smoked & Sliced Turkey Sandwich: Freshly smoked turkey is paired with a spicy cranberry jam and ooey gooey Oaxaca cheese, all between two slices of freshly baked, homemade Texas toast.

Head on over to The Nodding Donkey Uptown today to catch a game, grab a drink, and try one of our lighter menu offerings! 

Join Us for Lunch.

We see many of you on the weekends for watching football and relaxing with friends over a cold brew, but don’t forget to join us during the week for our great lunch specials!

Each weekday from 11am-4pm we’ve got select items on our menu for $5.95, leaving  you room in your budget to come back for drinks during Happy Hour.

·         Mondays – $5.95 Burgers: Try any of our delicious, mouthwatering angus beef burgers. The Saloon Burger is a favorite, with an 8 ounce patty, seared to perfection, topped with smoked onions, pepperjack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and our homemade chipotle mayo. The perfect burger to leave you full and ready to conquer the rest of your workday.

·         Tuesdays - $5.95 Salads: One of our most popular menu offerings, our salads are light, healthy, and original. The Texas Cobb is our take on the traditional Cobb Salad, giving it a southern flare. Crunchy romaine lettuce is topped with your choice of chicken, brisket, pulled pork, or Mexican ground beef, then loaded with bacon, Texas pecans, egg, and jicama, and drizzled with your choice of dressing.

Big Texas Hot Dog at The Nodding Donkey Uptown

Big Texas Hot Dog at The Nodding Donkey Uptown

·         Wednesdays - $5.95 Chicken Sandwiches:This isn’t your fast-food chicken sandwich. The Nodding Donkey takes it up a notch with crispy chicken, smoked onions, avocado, lettuce, pepper jack cheese, tomatoes, and mayo all loaded on a freshly baked bun.

·         Thursdays - $5.95 Tex Mex: The Nodding Donkey Uptown invites you to visit the Texican side of things with any of our delicious Tex Mex menu offerings. Tacos, quesdadillas, and enchiladads are all popular choices. Or you may want to try The Changa – yummy brisket, chicken, fish, picadillo, or pulled pork served with black beans and rice. Simple, fresh Tex Mex at its finest.

·         Fridays - $5.95 Appetizers: Last but not least, Fridays are for relaxing. So jump into the weekend with any of our appetizers for lunch and $3 wells and $3 domestic drafts all day.