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5 No-Wait Dallas Brunch Spots
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5 No-Wait Dallas Brunch Spots


When you're the epitome of #squadgoals, finding a spot for brunch can be challenging. And when your crew is on the verge of hanger danger, you need a solution ASAP. No reservations? No problem—we’ve got you covered.


1. The Rustic

The family-style brunch not only allows the indecisive to try a little bit of everything, it makes splitting the bill at the end super easy (because nobody likes mathing at brunch). At $16.95 per person, everyone can try offerings such as hot fried chicken (not Nashville hot but still tasty), avocado toast, daily baked donuts, and more! Also, the $10 mimosa carafes are a decent deal and come with a variety of juice and jam options. In size, the Rustic is massive because… Texas. The ample seating both indoors and outdoors means relatively quick wait times and an ability to accommodate large groups. Most weekends, there’s a live band playing in the afternoon. All-in-all, The Rustic is a reliable all around brunch spot. Just be sure to try and snag a table (or send someone to do it) before noon to ensure little to no wait, especially for large groups. Obviously, game days and nice weather days will result in bigger crowds.

Location: 3656 Howell St., Dallas, Texas 75204

Parking: Complimentary valet, street parking, or Mutt’s across the street

Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm

Average Price per Person: $20-$30

Website: therustic.com

2. Momo's Pasta

When you think “brunch”, you don’t often think Italian. Tucked away in the Quadrangle in Uptown, Momo's has a little known brunch menu that delivers decadent and deliciously-priced entrees. While the pastas are always reliable staples, I fell in love with the lobster and crabmeat crepe. They also have excellent drink specials on Sundays for you boozy brunchers, like $9.99 bottomless mimosas and $4 bloody’s and screwdrivers. Momo’s is surprisingly spacious, so unless this article causes an unforeseen uptick of brunch traffic, you can pretty much expect to be seated immediately.

Location: The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh St. #165, Dallas, TX 75201

Parking: Surface parking, Quadrangle garage, or street parking

Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11am-3pm

Average Price per Person: $15-$25

Website: momospasta.com

3. Ascension Coffee

Ascension’s newer Crescent Court location in Uptown has solved all seating limitation woes their Design District location had. This newer spot has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Needless to say, coffee is their forte, but their food is impressive as well! My favorites include the Salmon Hash and Avocado Toast. The fare tends to be on the lighter/healthier side and the coffee is expensive relative to other spots, but the quality as well as the ambience is worthwhile. Additionally, the $3 mimosas + $1 refills deal is probably one of the best in Dallas.

Location: 200 Crescent Ct. 40, Dallas, TX 75201

Parking: Surface parking or underground garage (they will validate)

Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 8am-3pm

Average Price per Person: $15-$25

Website: ascensiondallas.com

4. Americano

Located in the beautiful Joule hotel downtown, Americano offers a more casual alterative to its neighbor, CBD Provisions. Some of my favorite brunch items include the Torta Rustica (egg, prosciutto, red peppers, provolone, and mushrooms served like a quiche, but heartier), Shaved Cauliflower Salad, Arancini balls stuffed with mushrooms, and Nutella-filled doughnuts (because I’m a nut about Nutella). They also have a nice patio when weather permits. Likely due to the location, I’ve never had an issue getting seated for brunch.

Location: 1530 Main Street, Dallas Texas 75201

Parking: Complimentary Valet

Brunch Hours: Saturdays, 11am-2pm and Sundays, 11am-3pm

Average Price per Person: $25-$35

Website: americanodallas.com

5. Filament

Best described as modern Southern, Filament takes subtle twists on classic favorites. Standouts include the flavorful Blackened Catfish BLT, Appalachian Fried Chicken Thigh served on a cheddar chive biscuit, and the Eggs Benedict served with pulled brisket. While there aren’t any notable drink specials, they do whip up some delicious cocktails! At least from my experience thus far, reservations are not necessary but are available. They have a great space, and although each person can order their own, I recommend grabbing friends who don’t mind sharing so you can try a little bit of everything!

Location: 2626 Main St., Dallas, TX 75226

Parking: Street parking, adjacent pay surface lot

Brunch Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-2:30pm

Average Price per Person: $25-$35

Website: filamentdallas.com

*Average price per person is based on food plus 1-2 adult beverages

**Disclaimer: 15-minute or under wait times at the time of this article with no reservations were considered. Unfortunately, special events, weather, and the course of time may result in changes. It's always best to call ahead for an estimate before you head over! 

The Rustic
MoMo's Pasta
Ascension Coffee - Crescent Court

About the Author

A Dallas and Nashville-based food and travel enthusiast. Foodcation extraordinaire. I love trying new foods, unique menus, meats, spices, and food puns. I'm a food hobbiest who aspires to share my passion with anyone who is willing to listen!