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Hot spots

Hit the shops, then grab a bite. Vibrant dining and shopping options make Big D your city for cool finds and great food on every budget.

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!”

Bites on Campus
Bites around Campus
When parents are paying


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

Food Truck! Let's Eat!

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Dallas shopping

Funky vintage shops, top brands and student-approved resale stores are within a few miles of SMU.

Snider Plaza
Mockingbird Station
North Park Center
The Galleria
West Village
Preston Center
Park Cities Plaza

Where you go to college matters.

You owe it to yourself to take advantage of remarkable growth opportunities through SMU and Dallas, an incredible university-city partnership. Visit us so you can see yourself here.

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