From off-the-menu epicurean delights to private swimming holes to historical finds, it’s a safe bet that you have yet to discover these 89 city secrets. Have fun exploring.

  1. How To
    Blow Your Child’s Mind
  2. Nightlife
    Bowl All Night
  3. Vestiges
    Check out Dallas’ New Deal
  4. Nightlife
    Create a Cocktail Menu
  5. Food & Drink
    Detoxify Your Life
  6. Structures
    Hang Out at Ray Charles’ House
  7. Food & Drink
    Dine on the Down Low
  8. Nightlife
    Drink Bambi
  9. Nightlife
    Drink in a Bag
  10. Food & Dining
    Eat at the Toughest Reservation in Town (Without a Reservation)
  11. Shopping
    Exploit the Exchange Rate
  12. Vestiges
    Get Close to a Close Encounter
  13. How To
    Get Free Advice
  14. How To
    Get Hairless, for Less
  15. Structures
    Get High
  16. Food & Drink
    Get Spiritual With Your Soup
  17. How To
    Get Your Hair Did for Free
  18. Vestiges
    Give Yourself a Hand
  19. Outdoors
    Go Gnome Hunting in Oak Cliff
  20. Food & Dining
    Go in Jimmy’s Back Door
  21. Vestiges
    Go Straight to Jail
  22. Vestiges
    Hang Out on Clyde Barrow’s Porch
  23. Food & Drink
    Have a Private Dinner
  24. Vestiges
    Have Yourself a Merry Old Christmas
  25. Shopping
    Head Games
  26. Vestiges
    Hunt for Buried Treasure
  27. How To
    Keep Your Fancy Car Clean
  28. How To
    Live in Dallas (But Don’t Use Its Schools)
  29. Structures
    Live Like The Jetsons
  30. Structures
    Look Up!
  31. How To
    Never Pay for a Cab
  32. Outdoors
    Ogle Some Weird Birds
  33. Vestiges
    Pay Your Respects
  34. Shopping
    Plant Local
  35. Outdoors
    Play Handball
  36. Shopping
    Practice Your Stack
  37. Structures
    Prepare for Nuclear War
  38. Structures
    Relive Your Childhood
  39. Structures
    Ride the Ghost Train
  40. Shopping
    Rob Billy Reid
  41. Food & Dining
    Savory Secrets
  42. Shopping
    Sew It Yourself
  43. How To
    Shoot Up for Cheap
  44. Shopping
    Shop Like an Interior Designer
  45. Food & Dining
    Skip the Line at Cane Rosso
  46. Food & Dining
    Spice Up Your Life at Sevy’s
  47. Vestiges
    Stare into the Face of Lincoln
  48. Outdoors
    Surf the Blue Waters of McKinney
  49. Outdoors
    Swinging After the Rain
  50. How To
    Take a Break from the Concrete Jungle
  51. Shopping
    Take Neiman Marcus for a Ride
  52. Nightlife
    Treat Yo Self
  53. Vestiges
    Unearth Dallas’ Lost Subway
  54. Structures
    What Lies Beneath
00 Food & Dining Photo by Kevin Marple

Savory Secrets

Off-the-menu items so delicious you’ll want to keep them all to yourself

Chicken and Waffles
Hattie’s
Southern classics don’t get much tastier than this. Topped with a perfectly fried chicken breast and spicy maple syrup, this rendition of the soul food classic is the Bishop Arts restaurant’s most popular—and hidden—brunch dish.

Lobster Taco
Fearing’s
Celebrity chef Dean Fearing’s shrimp taco at his eponymous restaurant is a spin on the lobster taco he made famous at The Mansion on Turtle Creek. But if you ask nicely, the kitchen will make you the beloved lobster version.

The Ace of Spades
Torchy’s Tacos
This behemoth of a taco squeezes jalapeño sausage, brisket, fried egg, green chile queso, cilantro, cotija cheese, sour cream, and a spicy Diablo sauce within an oversize flour tortilla. It’s one of many items offered on Torchy’s secret menu.

The Nooner
Jonathon’s Oak Cliff
Chef and owner Jonathon Erdeljac is known for two things: his homemade muffins and gut-busting fare such as The Nooner, an off-the-menu burger topped with two kinds of cheese, a fried egg, ham, bacon, mayo, and tomato.