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Ellen's Southern Kitchen

#17 of 2,998 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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1790 N. Record Street, Dallas, TX 75202
+1 469-206-3339
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Before coming to Dallas for business I did a search for the best places to eat during my short 3 day visit. I came across Ellen's and added it to my list. After getting of the plane we headed straight here for Sunday brunch. Am I glad we did! There was a bit of a wait but expected it, not... More 

Thank Jennifer N
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled onto this place; aren't we glad! I had the chicken fried chicken and my hubby had the baked meatloaf. We went for the four most popular sides: mac n cheese, green beans with bacon, mashed sweet potatoes, and mashed potatoes. Made these choices after our very fun waiter provided options! Everything was delicious. My hubby wished the green... More 

Thank Wendi W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I really wanted to love this place because it got such stellar reviews, but our family thought it was definitely overrated. Two of us got fried chicken and it was thickly coated with a heavy pasty batter. Not our favorite type of yardbird. The chicken was moist, but not anything extra special. Certainly not worth $16. My son got fried... More 

Thank sail_4_life
McKinney, Texas
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661 reviews
431 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So three of us who are all celebrating our 60th birthdays this month (plus one token 30-something) went downtown for a concert and dinner. Someone polished on Facebook about the top 15 places in Texas to get a CFS (That's chicken fried steak for you non-Texans!), And Ellen's was one of them. So we decided to give it a try!... More 

Thank WednesdayNightGirl
Bronx, New York
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180 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long walk from Federal Plaza downtown to the Reunion Tower I found my way passed Dealy Plaza to Market West. This area is great with a bunch of restaurant and bar options. I saw that Ellen's received some great rating and decided to give it a try. From 4-7 PM (I believe), during the week they have happy... More 

Thank Jemlnlx
Granite Bay, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ellen's is a cool place in the old part of downtown Dallas. When we arrived we noticed it was very different from the old location. The old space was very southern but the new place looks much like any restaurant anywhere. That said it's good they moved as they were always so crowded with a long wait. But again I... More 

Thank travelingqueen88
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving around looking for parking to go to the bakery around the corner I found a spot right in front of Ellens ... Since it was right there we went in and I am really glad we did. The Food is amazing .... Try the French toast. Coffee is locally roasted and soooooo good. The staff were friendly and fast.... More 

Thank Brian L
College Station, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to find southern style chicken and dumplings like my grandmother used to make. But Ellen's has done it!

Thank DanimaleTamale
Austin, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Their website and Trip Advisor are wrong. I was curtly told they were closed at 8:50 pm. All lights on, TV going. I'm dressed in business attire.

Thank thinkingmom2
San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was slow and the food was definitely not a "southern" portion. I ordered their special, Chicken Pot Pie and it had no chicken! The flavour was good but it was mainly potatoes, carrots, peas and a small size biscuit, definitely not what I expected. My husband ordered their cat fish and it was 2 small size (like chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1790 N. Record Street, Dallas, TX 75202
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 469-206-3339

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?