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Deep Ellum Restaurant Roundup

Deep Ellum Restaurant Roundup

Pepe’s and Mito’s Mexican Cafe

Pepe’s and Mito’s is a traditional Mexican restaurant. It specializes in tamales, enchiladas and more, as well as sauces with tomatillo zest and roasted pepper spiciness.

Tacos are made with fresh corn tortillas, and the salsa is the beloved, almost-watery kind found in West coast Mexican restaurants. In all, authentic.

But it does have a twist: the restaurant describes itself as “Mex-Tex” instead of the other way around – predominantly Mexican cuisine with hints of Southern flavor.

It’s worth a visit, as the show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” featured this Dallas favorite.

Angry Dog


Angry Dog is a traditional American pub-meets-restaurant, complete with quality burgers, friendly wait staff and a busy vibe. The Deep Ellum favorite has a longstanding history of being the go-to spot for a casual dinner.

Appetizers include favorites like nachos, cheese sticks, and chicken wings, and entrees range from gourmet hot dogs to BLTs and grilled cheese.

It’s safe to say that Angry Dog isn’t a revolutionary restaurant, but there’s nothing wrong with a good old American burger bar.

Located on Commerce Street, Angry Dog is in the middle of the action in Deep Ellum and is therefore easily accessible.


Frank is an offbeat restaurant concept involving a months-long wait list with acceptance through a lottery, a common table of only around 20 people, two chefs who love gourmet cooking and enjoying it with their guests, and a steep price tag per person.

According to the select few who were accepted and then reviewed Frank on Yelp, the restaurant is an eclectic and dazzling experience.

From themed menus like color palette dinners, music-inspired dishes and more, to the teeny-tiny wooden dining table, Frank is worth the wait.

Want more information? Stop in. From what I hear, the chefs and owners are delightfully hospitable.

Uncle Uber’s

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Uncle Uber’s is a sandwich shop with an ambience as quirky as it expansive menu.

With a constantly rotating menu, the only guarantee is a big selection of sandwiches and craft beers.

This shop is especially busy during lunchtime. Have patience.

You’ll love a grilled steak sandwich or traditional smoky pulled pork.

Other highlights include a BLT on buttery grilled bread with avocado and Gorgonzola-topped burgers on brioche.

Don’t forget the grilled chicken on baguette.

Uncle Uber’s also has a full bar and a hopping happy hour.



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