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“So So”

Bishop Arts District
Ranked #16 of 229 things to do in Dallas
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Owner description: Trendy neighborhood featuring galleries, shops, antique stores and restaurants.
Dallas
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“So So”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Not much here - you can probably spend 1 hour max looking at a few of the shops (some appear to not have regular hours and have been closed when I've gone to this area). There are a couple of good restaurants here but you would really need to REALLY want to go to the restaurant in order to take the time to go to this area - just my opinion.

Visited June 2013
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Addison, Texas
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189 reviews
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“Formerly not a desirable Oak Cliff neighborhood”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

First time visitor to the area June 29, 2013. Went for Dishcrawl which was a cluster muckup due to the promoter being from out of state. But it got me to the area, which is only about 7 miles from where I live. There is a wide range of restaurant types and prices. They open late for lunch and roll up the sidewalks early. There are some really good specialty shops and a few small very good combo art/jewlery/blown glass galleries. Good destination shopping area for unique gifts in all price ranges for both men and women. We parked on the fringe, about two blocks away our shiny new vehicle and it was still there when we returned 5 hours later. Street parking only and it is free. This is what Deep Ellum should be and has tried to be (unsuccessfully) for 25 years.I will be going back soon.

Visited June 2013
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Fort Worth
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71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Easy to get lost but once you get there...”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Everything is closed and dead on Sunday...and the surrounding areas are not a place to be with a questionably serviced vehicle. Getting better. Don't eat at Bolsa, it was awful, but there are lots of other places. I like Magnolia and W 7th in FTW better, but hey, I do like this area.

Visited August 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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139 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Must Visit”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

This Oak Cliff destination is so retro and cool - the antithesis of the iconic Dallas skyline. It's a reat representation of the resurgence of an old Dallas neighbohood, and a must-visit for Dallas visitors. The neighborhood is full of interesting, quirky, excellent spots for eating and shopping, all withing strolling distance of each other. Hattie's is brilliant Southern dining at its most genteel; do sunday brunch there. Eno's pizza has an excellent menu with interesting choices. Perfect for wandering in and out of shops.

Visited April 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great place for live music”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

We began going to this venue a few months ago, and recently have been there several times in the same week. It's a great place to hear live music -- with just a few hundred seats, it's really intimate, which is cool with people like Lucinda Williams and Ruthie Foster.

The bathrooms are big and nice, and the bar is top-notch. They'll let you bring in food from nearby restaurants before shows, too, which is great if you've bought general-admission tickets and need to fight for a seat.

Visited June 2013
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