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The world dines in Dallas.

From comforting street food to posh fine dining, Dallas’ diverse food scene represents a multicultural feast that celebrates the cuisines from nearly any spot on the globe. Of course, you can still get our belly-satisfying signature barbecue and tacos with all the trimmings.


Let’s go eat!

Join student foodie Carlie Lara ’24 for a delicious adventure through five of Dallas’ distinctive neighborhoods. “You’re going to have so many places to try when you come here!”

Foodie Town

Best foodie town – Bon Appétit declared Dallas the “2019 Restaurant City of the Year.”

SMU students say:

In Dallas, I couldn’t live without the food scene! Every week we try some new restaurant in some new neighborhood. There is truly everything here, and it’s a great place to explore.

— Blake Gebhardt ’24

Snider Plaza

Hillcrest Avenue and Snider Plaza, five-minute walk from campus to enjoy delicious eats.

Bar-B-Q • Hamburgers • American (Traditional) • Mexican • Tex-Mex • Seafood • Sandwiches • Italian • Mediterranean • Middle Eastern • Deli • German • Asian • Salad • Coffee and Tea • Juice Bar • Sweets

SMU Admission Counselors Say:

Coming from the East Coast, I love great seafood. Half Shells Oyster Bar in Snider Plaza is a great place to get my fix.

Abbi Pfister-Soria, Associate Director of Admission/Director of Strategic Partnerships

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