Shopping & Dining

Shopping and dining have been elevated to an art form in Dallas, with 81 million square feet of retail space and the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city. With options ranging from trendy to traditional and at all price levels, Dallas is a shopping and eating mecca.


Home to the original and flagship Neiman Marcus, Dallas is known for shopping. Major shopping centers include the Galleria Dallas, NorthPark Center and West Village, with many other can’t miss destinations. Below is a sampling of what Dallas has on offer:

NorthPark Center

With the best in retail, dining and entertainment, NorthPark Center has defined how to shop. In addition, world-class art is always on display, making it an integral part of the shopping experience.

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Shops at Park Lane

A mix of designer-value and traditional retail, The Shops at Park Lane provides premium stores, restaurants and amenities that include a Whole Foods Market, fitness and residential options.
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Galleria Dallas

A unique shopping destination with over 200 globally recognized shops and restaurants surrounding an impressive ice rink. Galleria Dallas hosts over 19 million visitors every year.

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Bishop Arts District

Home to over 60 independent boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and theaters, Bishop Arts is located in the heart of North Oak Cliff,  easily accessible by public transport.

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Knox Street, just west of Central Expressway, is home to a variety of upscale clothing and home furnishing boutiques, bars and restaurants, not to mention an Apple store and Trader Joe's grocery.
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Dallas is also known for its diverse restaurants, many of which have been featured in Food Network's All the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri.

For a list of D Magazine's best Dallas restaurants, visit here.

Dallas has a history of food innovation: the convenience store, the frozen margarita, and the casual dining concept all began here.

Recent Recognitions

  • Tei-An was named to Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2009 list of the 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants.
  • Nana was named one of the Top 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. by in 2009.
  • Southern Living magazine named Celebration Restaurant one of The South’s Best Diners.
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