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“Not worth an hour wait!”
Review of Oddfellows

Oddfellows
Ranked #236 of 3,600 Restaurants in Dallas
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dallas, Texas
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144 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Not worth an hour wait!”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

We knew this was a popular place and chose it for girls day out. We arrived at 10 on Saturday morning and were told wait was 30 minutes. No problem. At 45 minutes we are "next". Ok. An hour from when we arrive we are seated. If its an hour just tell us up front. Anyway once seated cant get waited on. Ugh! Busy does not describe it. I think if you're friends with the waiter you get your food quickly. If you are just a regular customer you get to wait until the waiters friends have been served (we watched this happen). I will say the food was good and the cheese grits were some of the best but $4 for my regular coffee (nothing special, no latte) is ridiculous. There are so many other good bfast places in the area I will not bother with this place again!

  • Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Brunch is FAB!”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

LOVE Oddfellows for brunch. In addition to the best coffee EVER, they have huge, fluffy pancakes...always difficult to choose between the Gingerbread, Red Velvet or Berry Chocolate Chip. I often get the chorizo and goat cheese taco, huevos rancheros or my favorite...the Buffalo Chicken Mac n Cheese. Best thing on the menu. Don't forget to try the Nutella Cheesecake, Sweet Potato Pie or Lemon Bar. Yum!

Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent brunch menu”
Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Found in cool Bishop Arts District where there are many great shops and restaurants this is a great place to go for breakfast/brunch food late into the day. Food quality and service were great. Enjoy eating outside if the weather is nice. Fried green tomato blt is a can't miss!

  • Visited April 2013
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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful Breakfast Find”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Artful Latte, and plenty of French press for the money! The menu was of good mix of Texas and eclectic items. The wait staff were very personable. We liked having the option to eat indoors or outdoors. There were so few breakfast places in Dallas to choose from, we were very happy to find this one located in an Arts district in order to walk off our tortilla's & pancakes!

Visited April 2013
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316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 922 helpful votes
“I would give 3 and a half stars because of strong competition in Bishop district”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Good:
- This place is hip, servers are friendly and efficient. Informal dining with plenty of tables outside the place (best place for people watching) and some fancy tables where you sit from outside and yet you can see all actions inside and how your drinks are made at beer station.
- Food may not be the best but unlike other upscale dining places like Hattie, Lucia (sigh.. need to plan at least 1 month ahead for reservation if ever open on certain weekdays) , this place welcomes all rejects who tried their luck without reservations.
- Your wallet will be happy compared to those fancy places described above. As in Hattie, you can also have fried chicken with waffle here too.
- As the name implies "Oddfellows" menu consists of limited items from diverse food traditions: egg benedict (represents old school recipe), southern food like fried chicken (either with waffle or with beignet, collard greens) and many rich food with white liquid (yummy buttermilk or tartar sauce). Some mexican inspired dishes with blackbeans or chickpeas are also available. Best of all, most of them are good. Especially those all white liquid are killers in all meals, just dip everything into it. I will not be responsible if you end up at a hospital later with heart attack though.
- Best value for non-alcohol drink could be "fresh press" coffee which is big enough to share 3 yet it is only $5.

We tried:
- fried oyster sliders (excellent concept with spicer greens that takes away some strong odor of oyster) on the bun. Oyster itself is ok but I've had better in New Orleans, Gulf port etc.
- Bean fritters with yogart (another white stuff in this restaurant) is good but a bit bland and so I use sea salt from the table to make it better.
- Fried chicken is quite good and big one called "lot" contains two big portions and three smaller ones like wings and could share with others. They also provides "creamy collard greens" white gravy and honey to add sweat kick to traditional fried chicken. Quite southern I would say. Weak link in that dish is beignet. Nothing compared to those from New Orleans. Who told them to make like minidonuts! No flavor (best ones are fried in some animal fat), no crispy outside.
- Chile Relleno tastes quite authentic and it is a vegetarian dish. There are some green concepts in this place. I'm not a tree hugger but I do like their ideas of making just adequate portion entrees and charging a more reasonable price (around 10-14$) instead of making a huge pile of food, charged like 20-30$ and most of those leftovers are thrown away! They even use small glasses for water that need frequent fill up (they are quite good at that though, I did not need to ask for more water).

  • Visited April 2013
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