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Dallas Neighborhood Guide: Addison

By Bri Hand

If you’re planning a move to Dallas, TX, you’re likely trying to figure out the best neighborhoods in Dallas, and which one would be the right fit for you. The town of Addison in Dallas County is a popular suburb for young professionals and anyone working in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Carrollton, or Richardson, TX.

Thinking about moving to Addison? Here’s our guide to the best restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, outdoor attractions, gyms, nightlife, and transportation in the neighborhood. 

Where to go out to eat

This Texas town is chock full of top restaurants, whether you want some fine dining out on the town or a cozy evening of takeout at home. Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse has been serving Cajun steaks and seafood in town for over 30 years, and even has live music on Thursdays and Sundays. 

Grill your own dinner at Gyu-Kaku, a Japanese barbecue joint, or order from Thai Star, a family-run eatery that makes a mean pad thai. 

Need a nice lunch? Head to La Spiga, a popular Italian bakery serving up sandwiches, pasta dishes, and pizza (as well as some delicious desserts!). 

Where to get groceries

This Texas community has seemingly every grocery store under the sun, including Whole Foods, Tom Thumb, Target, Kroger, Walmart Supercenter, and the local Addison Market. 

Where to get coffee

You can get your caffeine fix at one of the many Starbucks locations throughout town, or check out Scooter’s Coffee for various espresso drinks, smoothies, and breakfast food. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love their Iced Candy Bar Latte! 

Dunn Brothers Coffee serves brewed coffee and specialty espresso drinks like the Raspberry White Mocha and Lavender Vanilla Latte. You can also get cold brew, pour overs, and other craft coffee at Ascension Coffee on Midway Road. 

Not a coffee fan? No worries! Boba Tea & Treats on Belt Line Road serves up boba tea, smoothies, and fresh tea. We recommend trying the Dreamy Mojito or the Taro Purple! 

Outdoor attractions

There are plenty of parks in town to enjoy, whether you’re looking for a place to exercise or just enjoy a picnic in the Texas sunshine. Addison Circle Park is a popular park and event space known for its annual Fourth of July fireworks show, the aptly named Addison Kaboom Town! 

You can also spend a wonderful afternoon exploring Vitruvian Park, which has a gorgeous lights display around the holidays, or Quorum Park, a 3.47-acre park with a must-see water fountain. Looking for a grassy spot to run around with your dog? NorthBark Dog Park is the place to go! 

Hiking enthusiasts will love the White Rock Creek trail, a 0.75-mile nature trail with beautiful views of White Rock Creek. 

Local gyms

If you want to join a gym in this Texas town, there are plenty to choose from. Orangetheory and Planet Fitness are two fitness chains we love, and Pure Barre also has a location here. 

If you want your workout to feel less like a chore and more of a party, stop by Jam Box Fitness Lounge, which offers dance fitness classes that will make your daily exercise routine fly by. Is CrossFit more your speed? CrossFit Addison is the place for you.

Nightlife

Spend a casual evening at Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub, a British-American pub with live music, or drink a yard—yes, an actual yard—of beer at Yard House, which is known for its extensive beer selection and tall glasses.

Feeling the urge to dance? Memphis and Villa Lounge are two popular nightclubs to try, and Gloria’s Latin Restaurant is the place to show off your salsa, bachata, and merengue moves on the weekends.

Residents and visitors alike love Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar, where you can jam out to the music of two talented pianists playing any song you can imagine. Or, strap up your bowling shoes for a great night at BowlMor Lanes, a must-visit bowling alley with 42 lanes, an arcade, and ping-pong tables. 

Things to do

The award-winning WaterTower Theatre is based here and is known for producing new works from local artists. You can also spend a great day checking out the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, which houses multiple aircraft from U.S. wars and benefits from its proximity to the Addison Airport and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). 

Want to window-shop? Galleria Dallas is the spot to be, with all of your favorite retailers and restaurants in one spot. This mall even has a skating rink!

Addison Improv is another popular attraction, featuring various improv shows from local and national comedians. The venue also boasts quite the cocktail menu! 

Transportation

Residents can easily get around the Dallas area, as the town is located close to I-635, the George Bush Turnpike, and the Dallas North Tollway. If you don’t have your own car, you can access public transportation at the Addison Transit Center, which connects multiple bus routes. 

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Bri Hand published on July 27, 2021