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SBC 2018: Guide to Dallas

The 2018 SBC is almost here, so it’s with great pleasure that we introduce our sixth annual ERLC guide to food and fun at the convention. We want to bring you the best of what Dallas has to offer so that you can make the most of your time at the annual meeting. Josh King has another great guide to Dallas as well.  

While you’re at the SBC, be sure to make plans to join the ERLC at these events:

  • 2018 SBC Pre-Conference: The SBC Pre-Conference on The Gospel & The Future of the Church, hosted by the Village Church, and in partnership with Southern Seminary, will occur June 8-9. This conference, featuring Russell Moore, Jen Wilkin, Matt Chandler, Trillia Newbell and more, will tackle key issues including preaching, evangelism, discipleship, church planting, sexuality, cultural engagement, missions, and more.
  • Gospel Sexuality in a #MeToo Culture:  Christians are now living in a #MeToo moment. The culture is confronting sexual abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence. But what about the church? How should the Bible shape the way we deal with sexual  brokenness? Join Russell Moore, Jamie Ivey, James Merritt, and Trillia Newbell for a candid conversation on Monday, June 11th, at 9 p.m.
  • Global Hunger Relief Run: Sign up for this 5K to benefit Southern Baptist’s efforts to alleviate hunger around the world.  
  • B21 Luncheon: The B21 Panel will take place on Tuesday, June 12th, immediately following the morning session (approximately 11:45 a.m.) Register to hear from Russell Moore, Matt Chandler, Albert Mohler, Kevin Smith, and Danny Akin. Lunch and books will be provided to all paying attendees.



Dallas has myriad food options, including never-ending Tex-Mex choices. With the help of a few friends over Twitter, we’ve compiled a list of options around the Dallas/Fort Worth area—in order of zip code. The Convention Center’s address is 650 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202. You can plug these restaurants into your phone to see what’s closest. We hope you enjoy!  

Babe’s Chicken Dinner House | @BabesChicken Address: 1006 W Main St, Carrollton, TX 75006 Phone number: (972) 245-7773  

Hard Eight BBQ | @HardEightBBQ “Texas-style barbecue straight from the smoke pit & sides in a rustic, cafeteria-style setup.” Address: 688 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, TX 75019 Phone: (972) 471-5462  

Hutchins BBQ | @HutchinsBBQ “Local fixture for all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet with brisket, ribs & fried catfish in rustic-chic digs.” Address: 1301 N Tennessee St, McKinney, TX 75069 Phone: (972) 548-2629  

Sammy’s BBQ “Country-style BBQ joint serves a concise menu of sandwiches, platters & sides over the counter.” Address: 2126 Leonard St, Dallas, TX 75201 Phone: (214) 880-9064

Meso Maya Comdia Y Copas | @MesoMayaDallas “Contemporary Mexican eatery serving Oaxaca- & Puebla-inspired recipes to a trendy crowd.” Address: 1227, 1611 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202 Phone: (214) 484-6555  

Whataburger | @Whataburger “Circa-1950 fast-food chain for counter-serve burgers.” Address: 2428 N Haskell Ave, Dallas, TX 75204 Phone: (214) 821-0293  

The Rustic | New American Restaurant | @TheRustic “Down-home venue with locally sourced American eats & an outdoor patio with live music.” Address: 3656 Howell St, Dallas, TX 75204 Phone: (214) 730-0596  

Amore | Italian Restaurant “Intimate destination for Italian classics such as lasagna & Neapolitan pizza.” Address: 6931 Snider Plaza, Dallas, TX 75205 Phone: (214) 739-0502  

Bubbas “Retro-style diner serving comfort food classics either at the counter or the drive-thru window.” Address: 6617 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205 Phone: (214) 373-6527  

Burger House Hamburger Restaurant | @burgerhouse “Long-running fast-food chain serving burgers, hot dogs, fries & malts in a low-key setting.” Address: 6913 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205 Phone: (214) 361-0370  

Peggy Sue BBQ, “Homey barbecue joint serving smoked meats & sides in checked-tablecloth digs.” Address: 6600 Snider Plaza, Dallas, TX 75205 Phone: (214) 987-9188  

Blue Goose Cantina | @Blue_Goose “Lively local cantina chain serving mesquite-grilled Tex-Mex fare.” Address: 2905 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206 Phone: (214) 823-8339  

Company Cafe | Gluten-Free Restaurant | @CompanyCafeDFW “Casual spot with hip wood-paneled walls serves eclectic fare made with local & organic ingredients.” Address: 2104 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206 Phone: (214) 827-2233  

Rapscallion | Southern Restaurant | @RpscllnDallas “Handsome restaurant serving updated Southern fare, including Nashville-style hot chicken & more.” Address: 2023 Greenville Ave #110, Dallas, TX 75206 Phone: (469) 291-5660  

Snuffers | Hamburger Restaurant | @snuffersburgers “Local chain serving burgers, cheddar fries & other American classics in an old-school space.” Address: 3526 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206 Phone: (214) 826-6850  

Rise No. 1 | French Restaurant | @risesouffle “Sweet & savory soufflés, plus French classics & cheese in a warm space with whimsical decor.” Address: 5360 W Lovers Ln #220, Dallas, TX 75209 Phone: (214) 366-9900  

Taco Joint | Tex-Mex Restaurant | @TacoJoint “Local counter-serve chain offering Tex-Mex faves, including breakfast options, in a casual space.” Address: 6434 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75214 Phone: (214) 821-8226  

Maple and Motor | American Restaurant | @MAPLEANDMOTOR “Bustling counter-serve diner with hip, no-frills decor, serving serious burgers and onion rings. Address: 4810 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219 Phone: (214) 522-4400  

Pappasitos Cantina | Tex-Mex Restaurant | @PappasitosTXMEX “Tex-Mex dishes are the stars at this chain with a festive look.” Address: 10433 Lombardy Ln, Dallas, TX 75220 Phone: (214) 350-1970  

Pecan Lodge BBQ | @PecanLodge “A variety of smoked meats, sides & desserts are served at this BBQ eatery.” Address: 2702 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226 Phone: (214) 748-8900  

Cane Rosso | @canerosso “Pizzeria specializing in wood-fired Neapolitan pies. plus Italian sandwiches, pastas & desserts.” Address: 2612 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226 Phone: (214) 741-1188  

Uncle Uber’s Sammich Shop Sandwich Shop | @UncleUbers “Funky little sandwich shop offering hearty, eclectic bites amid colorful, nostalgic decor.” Address: 2713 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226 Phone: (214) 653-8237  

Torchy's Tacos | @torchystacos “Local chain serving Mexican-street-food-style tacos in inventive varieties, including for breakfast.” Address: 5921 Forest Ln #200, Dallas, TX 75230 Phone: (972) 720-9200  

Hook-Line & Sinker | Seafood Restaurant | @Hlsinker “Rustic, casual shack known for seafood every which way in boat-themed digs.” Address: 17602 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75252 Phone: (469) 587-5888  

Coffee and dessert  

Crooked Tree Coffee House | @crookedtree “Locally roasted organic coffee, breakfast pastries & sandwiches set in a homey old house with WiFi.” Address: 2414 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201 Phone: (214) 953-1142  

Steel City Pops | @SteelCityPops “Go-to for craft popsicles made with organic, locally sourced ingredients in creative flavors.” Address: 2012 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206 Phone: (972) 525-7359  

Emporium Pies | @EmporiumPies “Pie specialist in a cottage with a few tables offering signature sweets & seasonal specials.” Address: 314 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208 Phone: (469) 206-6126  

Things to do and see  

Klyde Warren Park | @KlydeWarrenPark “Klyde Warren Park is a 5.2-acre public park in Downtown Dallas. The park is over the Woodall Rodgers Freeway, and opened in 2012. It is named for Klyde Warren, the young son of billionaire Kelcy Warren.” Address: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201 Phone: (214) 716-4500

Logos “Wonderful locally owned Christian bookstore.” Address: 6620 Snider Plaza, Dallas, TX 75205 Phone: (214) 369-3245  

Dallas Arboretum | @dallasarboretum “The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a 66-acre botanical garden located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake.” Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218 Area: 66 acres  

Perot Museum of Nature and Science | @PerotMuseum “The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a natural history and science museum located in Dallas, Texas. It consists of two campuses: the primary campus located in Victory Park, and a secondary campus in Fair Park.” Address: 2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201 Phone: (214) 428-5555  

Top Golf | @Topgolf “Sprawling entertainment venue with a high-tech driving range.” Address: 8787 Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75231 Phone: (214) 341-9600  

Dallas Cowboys Stadium | @dallascowboys “AT&T Stadium, formerly Cowboys Stadium, is a retractable roof stadium in Arlington, Texas, United States. It serves as the home of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League and was completed on May 27, 2009.” Address: 1 AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011  

Fort Worth


Riscky’s BBQ | @risckysbbq “Family-friendly eatery dishes BBQ classics, plus burgers & sides, in rustic digs with neon signs.” Address: 300 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102 Phone: (817) 877-3306  

Heim BBQ | @HeimBBQ “Buzzy spot for handcrafted BBQ in a cozy, casual space with a small patio.” Address: 1109 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104 Phone: (817) 882-6970  

Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, “Casual, old-school restaurant since 1947 with basic digs featuring cow art.” Address: 2458 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76164 Phone: (817) 624-3945

Joe T. Garcia’s | Tex-Mex Restaurant   “Busy Tex-Mex icon serving fajitas & more in casual, sprawling digs with a patio.” Address: 2201 N Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76164 Phone: (817) 626-4356   Coffee

Sons of Liberty Coffee Address: 250 W Lancaster Ave #120, Fort Worth, TX 76102 Phone: (817) 330-6865  

Things to do and see

Fort Worth Stockyards & Daily cattle drives “The Fort Worth Stockyards is a historic district that is located in Fort Worth, Texas, north of the central business district.” Address: 130 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164 Phone: (817) 624-4741

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