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Cool River Cafe - Dallas

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American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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1045 Hidden Rdg, Irving, TX 75038-3821 (MacArthur Blvd.)
(972) 871-8881
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Staten Island, New York
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

FIrst time dining at this Dallas restaurant. Now let me say, we are New Yorkers and are used to noisy restaurants, however....this was insane. And...this was Wednesday night and the place was packed! Go figure! We could barely hear our server when she mentioned specials and had to ask her to repeat herself several times. In addition, the food was... More 

Thank moongirl
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool River Cafe is a nice place to have beers, watch sports and also have dinner. Although it's a little bit expensive, the atmosphere is nice and the food is very good. The seabass is great!

Thank Ricardo B
Watlington, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came with a big group from work and was a little disappointed to be honest. The food is OK but not worth the high prices that are charged. As you walk in, you are hit by smoke, which is so unusual these days and straight away puts you off. The restaurant is also really dark and it can be difficult... More 

Thank 5121Brownstone
Madison, OH, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I went there for dinner one night after moving into the area. The food was exceptional, and the service was even better! My bad for not having the gentleman's name that serviced us, but he was a slender black gentleman, and he couldn't have done a better job. He was very familiar with the menu and was... More 

Thank Joseph H
Coos Bay, Oregon
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104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I gave Cool River 4 instead of 5 stars not because of the food- it was excellent and 5 star worthy. However it is quite loud in the eating space, although we were able to carry on a conversation. The server was top notch, very knowledgeable about the food and spot on with his recommendations. Very lively place! I will... More 

Thank Bill H
Atlanta GA
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388 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We had a large group that went to cool river for dinner. I do realize that a group of 9 can be a challenge but the service we received was less that desirable. Such as: - Salad and dinners were brought out multiple times to the wrong person and salads were delivered to one end of the table but 10... More 

Thank rfamily9
Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Cool River offers a first rate business lunch, totally fine dining dinner experience plus much more. You can bring your office group for pool and snacks in the spacious bar area with private yet open areas. You can enjoy golf or baseball or football on the giant screen over drinks and a cigar. You may enjoy top shelf scotch in... More 

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Fairfield, California
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Being from Ca, it was very smoky inside CRC. I am not used to smelling like an ash tray when leaving a restaurant. HUGE place and lots of large screens to watch the game. Pool tables if you are into that make for a fun evening. We had a banquet set up for a work event so only tried app... More 

Thank Stephanie S
Carlsbad, California, United States
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

They have a good selection of wines and wonderful appetizers. This place get busy quickly. It a nice place to go to.

Thank Eric G
Canton, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised when we got to Cool River Cafe for our business cocktail and appetizer reception. The service was fantastic and the appetizers were so delicious and not what we expected. Tuna tartare, crab cakes, chicken wings, egg rolls, quesadillas and all of them delicious. The wait staff was excellent and the facilities were upscale and clean. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$45 - $55
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1045 Hidden Rdg, Irving, TX 75038-3821
    (MacArthur Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
  • Phone Number: (972) 871-8881

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