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McKinney Avenue

Address: Dallas, TX (Oak Lawn)
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Ranked #93 of 310 things to do in Dallas
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Dallas, Texas
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952 reviews 952 reviews
184 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The true pull to the uptown area is not on McKinney but on a lot of the side streets. Great bars galore downtown. Check out parliament for old school, ginger man for beers or a little further down for great food at urban taco or brunch at bread winners. The street itself is pointless.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This strip has a nice selection of bars and restaurants to choose from if you're looking for night life. I've visited Dallas several times over the past couple years and we always end up on this street at least one night out of the visit. I definitely recommend this to others who visit Dallas.

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Dallas, Texas
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1,845 reviews 1,845 reviews
324 attraction reviews
774 helpful votes 774 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Many restaurants have either relocated or built in the suburbs of Dallas however McKinney Avenue still thrives after many years. it is still a place where you can find soem of Dallas's best restaurants and there is a trolly car that can take you there. If visiting Dallas this is one area you may want to put on your "bucket... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

McKinney Ave is one of the main stretches in Dallas. It has a lot of restaurants, bars, and clubs. The bars are really fun. They are all across from each other on the Strip. Some have live music, others are just bars, there is even a bar with a mechanical bull called the Trophy room. They have a lot of... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

It was a street with shops and restaurants, but it lacked vibrancy when I was there. I was told that the bars don't get busy until later (or, for some places, MUCH later) at night. And until then, I guess they all just wait? Aww...I was hoping for more.

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Dallas, Texas
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121 reviews 121 reviews
37 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Street is packed with good restaurants and interesting buildings. Lots of people but somehow the parking is not a huge problem. Also check the quiet and stylish parallel streets to the south .

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Springfield Mo
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

All within walking distance. And a short 5 minute drive by shuttle to the hotel. The trolley is worth the price "free" takes you all around the local area

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Carrollton, Texas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
57 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

McKinney Ave. has always had quality restaurants and interesting nightlife but with the revitalizations efforts of the surrounding community this area of Uptown Dallas has REALLY stepped up the interest level. It has a unique vibe, fresh and pulsing with excitement. There are many great patio bars and boutique hotels to explore so park the car and walk or take... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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298 reviews 298 reviews
96 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

This is now our favorite destination for food and drink. Lots of great options. Parking can be a problem.

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Frisco, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

not impressed too many young kids long waits not worth parking hassle

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