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Friends of Fair Park, 1121 First Ave., Dallas, TX 75210 (214) 426-3400 friends@fairpark.org

Where to Eat, Shop and Stay

The Old Mill Inn Restaurant

Did someone say chicken-fried steak?


CHARMING DÉCOR AND COMFORT CUISINE

The Old Mill Inn Restaurant houses a welcome oasis for those at Fair Park seeking good home cooking at a reasonable price. The menu features county-style cooking, including chicken-fried steak, sandwich baskets, fruit cobbler and more.

The restaurant was built as a flour mill for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition. It was a large exhibit that featured a modern experimental flour mill, three model kitchens and a tea room.

The roof (which features hand-carved beams that German carpenters connected with wooden pegs), and all other woodwork, is built of old timbers. Masons laid the stone after the manner employed by the masons of a century ago. The fireplace in the downstairs dining area remains in its original state of 1936. A working water wheel, and fountains, complement the nostalgic experience.

In later years, the Old Mill became the Borden Dairy Exhibit during each State Fair of Texas. Youngsters took particular delight in going there to visit "Elsie" the cow, her husband "Elmer" (of glue fame), and their calf son, "Beauregard."

HOURS OF OPERATION

Old Mill Inn hours of operation for June, 2018

WHERE IS IT?

Across from The Magnolia Lounge near Big Tex Circle.

The Old Mill Inn Restaurant
3611 Grand Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210
(214) 426-4600
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Old Mill Inn Restaurant

Dining at the Music Hall

Enjoy a pre-performance meal


YOU CAN ENJOY A PRE-SHOW MEAL RIGHT INSIDE THE MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK AT THE RESTAURANT ONCE KNOWN AS THE CRYSTAL TERRACE.

Located in a sweeping lobby of the Music Hall at Fair Park, Dining at the Music Hall serves a gourmet buffet prior to each performance.

Menus change regularly, many times reflecting the production on stage. Meals in The Dining Room are not included in performance ticket prices

Dining at the Music Hall opens two hours before the performance and closes at show time. Reservations are recommended, but not required.

You'll find The Music Hall at Fair Park near the Main Gate and Gate 4, in the western end of the park's grounds.

Dining at the Music Hall
The Music Hall at Fair Park
909 First Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210
(214) 413-3940
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Dining at the Music Hall

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WHERE DO WE EAT? WHERE CAN I SHOP? WHAT'S A GOOD HOTEL NEARBY?

These are the kinds of questions you'd ask of a friend who knows the neighborhood.

So, since we are the Friends of Fair Park, allow us to be your friend and make the following recommendations for:

  • Restaurants
    Both inside Fair Park and within a short distance

Whisk Crêpes Café

Restaurants

Eat on the go or before the show


FAIR PARK-AREA DINING RUNS THE GAMUT, FROM COTTON CANDY TO CHICKEN FRIED STEAK TO CARMELIZED LEMON TARTS.

Fair Park and its surrounding neighborhood offer a wealth of places to catch a quick snack or sit down for a hearty meal.

 

FAIR PARK RESTAURANTS

 

YEAR-ROUND

 

DURING THE STATE FAIR OF TEXAS ONLY

Deep Fried "Breakfast for Dinner", Chicken Fried Loaded Baked Potato, Fried Sriracha Balls ... are you catching a trend here? These are just some of the food choices you'll find at the State Fair of Texas.

 

DINING IN NEARBY NEIGHBORHOODS

Dallas Fish Market

Nearby Lodging

Nite nite...


FROM FAMILY-FRIENDLY TO POSH, REST YOUR HEAD TONIGHT.

There is a wide range of hotel properties within a short hop of Fair Park. Here are some of our favorite (and closest) Dallas hotels.

 

ULTRA LUXE

Hotel ZaZa, 2332 Leonard St., (214) 468-8399

Hotel Crescent Hotel, 400 Crescent Ct., (214) 871-3200

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., (214) 559-2100

The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, 2121 McKinney Ave., (214) 922-0200

W Dallas Victory, 2440 Victory Park Ln., (214) 397-4100

 

HISTORIC SETTINGS

The Adolphus – 1321 Commerce St., (214) 742-8200

Aloft Dallas Downtown – 1033 Young St., (214) 761-0000

NYLO Dallas South Side – 1325 S. Lamar St., (214) 421-1080

Hôtel St. Germain – 2516 Maple Ave., (214) 871-2516

The Joule – 1530 Main St., (214) 748-1300

Magnolia Hotel Dallas – 1401 Commerce St., (214) 915-6500

Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh – 2927 Maple Ave., (214) 871-7111

Warwick Melrose Hotel, Dallas – 3015 Oak Lawn Ave., (214) 521-5151

 

BUSINESS FRIENDLY

Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas Downtown – 1700 Commerce St., (214) 290-9090

Omni Dallas Hotel – 555 S. Lamar, (214) 744-6664

The Fairmont Dallas – 1717 N. Akard St., (214) 720-2020

Hotel Indigo – 1933 Main St., (877) 270-1392

Hyatt Regency Dallas – 300 Reunion Blvd., (214) 651-1234

Dallas Marriott City Center – 650 N. Pearl St., (214) 979-9000

 

FAMILY AFFORDABLE

Home2 Suites Dallas Downtown at Baylor Scott & White – 3301 Gaston Ave., (214) 765-2690

Best Western Cityplace Inn – 4150 N. Central Expy., (214) 827-6080

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dallas East-Fair Park – 8703 E. R.L. Thornton Fwy., (877) 834-3613

Sheraton Dallas – 400 N. Olive St., (214) 922-8000

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas Downtown – 1025 Elm St., (214) 748-4000

SpringHill Suites Dallas Downtown/West End – 1907 N. Lamar St., (214) 999-0500

Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown – 1015 Elm St., (214) 742-5678

 

This list of accommodations is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all hotels, inns, or B&Bs within close proximity to Fair Park. fairpark.org has not received any compensation for the listings shown.

You can receive a more comprehensive list of lodging options in Dallas from Visit Dallas.


Omni Dallas Hotel