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McKinney Avenue

Dallas, TX (Oak Lawn)
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Ranked #75 of 151 attractions in Dallas
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Traveler Description: McKineey Ave is located in Uptown at  McKinney Ave & Routh St more »
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Honolulu, Hawaii
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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.

Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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 .

Springfield Mo
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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

Carrollton, Texas
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
57 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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

Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
76 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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.

Frisco, Texas
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

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012 via mobile

McKinney ave is, without a doubt, the coolest single street I've ever been on. When visiting, be sure to eat at "The Stand," an awesome little burger/hotdog joint. We were in Dallas for three days and ate there three times. But, McKinney avenue has a lot of really cool places to eat and check out. Take the trolley around the... More

Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

I live near McKinney Avenue, so I've decided to write a thorough review, based on the many times I have visited it in the past two and a half years. The often mentioned bars are not my style, so I will focus on my favorite things to do in the McKinney Avenue/Uptown area. The section of town this typically refers... More

Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
259 reviews 259 reviews
146 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

The fun area for casual food and shopping. Close to NBA basketball game venue (American Airlines Center). Lots to choose from. Dog friendly during the day (most places).

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