Jay Jerrier’s Most Recommended Dallas Local Eats

Jay Jerrier is the owner of two of Dallas’s most well known pizza joints, Cane Rosso (ft. on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives; Guy Fieiri was left speechless) and Zoli’s NY Pizza. As a major figure in the Dallas local food scene, he has quite the insight into some of the best places to grab a bite. From local hole in the walls, to quirky Texan secrets, to iconic Dallas restaurants, this trip will take you to some of the best spots around. Eat well. Eat like a local.

Jay Jerrier: Dallas Local Eats

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Jay Jerrier: Dallas Local Eats

Uncle Uber’s

uncle uber's

Really really really good “sammiches” made by Dallas natives using fresh ingredients. Come here for a classic reuben or opt for a fancy grilled cheese. Whatever you choose, this mom-and-pop blows any sandwich chain out of the water.

Cane Rosso

Il Cane Rosso
Jay Jerrier’s Neapolitan pizza joint is a local favorite—excellent wood fired pizza, a hip and lively interior and prime outdoor seating when the weather permits. Get a slice of local culture, topped with fresh, unique ingredients (many coming from the Deep Ellum urban garden!), paired with a craft brew. Also, their Facebook is HILARIOUS.

Pecan Lodge

Brisket, brisket, brisket!!! Yup you guessed it, if you are looking for the best BBQ brisket in Dallas, Pecan Lodge is where it’s at. Locals can’t get enough of this immensely delicious blackened brisket that’s so juicy my mouth is watering just thinking about it. The brisket has a generous portion of fat to be sure, but not so much that you feel like you didn’t get enough of that perfectly tender and smoked meat. Be sure to ask for the off menu side of “the burnt ends”, which you can also add to other items. Their sausage is also exceptional and made in house.

Adair’s Saloon

An awesome representation of Dallas’s Deep Ellum neighborhood, Adair’s Saloon is a classic pub. They have a great happy hour, occasional live music and tasty pub grub- the ingredients for a good night out.


Jay Jerrier: Dallas Local Eats

Zoli’s NY Pizza

Pizza. by. the. slice. NY style pizza that is. Jay Jerrier has done it again with a scrumptious pizza place that has a lot of personality. The phrases they put on their sign are so witty they bring tears to our eyes.


Doublewide - Jay Jerrier: Dallas Local Eats$2 happy hour wells… who cares what the interior looks like? This is where White Russian meets white trash (proudly). A 475 that you’re bound to have some fun at, located in the awesome Deep Ellum neighborhood.


Jay Jerrier: Dallas Local Eats

Hypnotic Doughnuts

Hypnotic Doughnuts - Jay Jerrier: Dallas Local EatsArtisan Dallas doughnuts made fresh everyday. From the go-to glazed to bacon-topped bombs, Hypnotic Doughnuts spins out some delicious bites for your sweet tooth.


Goodfriend - Jay Jerrier: Dallas Local EatsA beer garden and burger joint that makes one helluva friendly neighborhood gathering place. Experience Dallas with a local beer and a tasty burger.


Jay Jerrier: Dallas Local Eats

Crossroads Diner

Crossroads is a diner started by Tom Fleming, a former fine dining chef (of French cuisine). The comfort food classics here, like like slow cooked grits, buttermilk pancakes and eggs benedict, are made with high quality ingredients, including love.

The Porch

Southern comfort food meets American gastropub style fare to create a trendy little spot. Whether you decide on a classic Southwestern dish, or are feeling a little more inventive, it’ll be accompanied by good vibes and a great drink.

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