Shoal Creek Tavern

4.5
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99 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Shoal Creek Tavern is a family owned & operated upscale Gastropub in Highland Village.We are a scratch kitchen and can accommodate any food allergy or dietary restriction and have many gluten free options available. We have two temperature controlled patios complete with fireplace and water fountain great for private events such as graduations, rehearsal dinners, or company outings. There are 50 specialty beers on tap, 30 wines. Known for the best smoked old fashioned in Denton County. House made mixers, juices even our bitters are made in house. Elegant and uniquely craft cocktail Menu. Spirits from all over the world and our own backyard. Happy Hour and $3.00 drink specials. Chef crafted four course wine dinners. We have and 19 large HD flat screen TVs. Full Sunday Ticket for all your football watching needs. Open for lunch, brunch, dinner and most Holidays. Unique chef lunch and dinner specials created daily. Ample parking & the Shoal Creek Shuttle for bad weather.
What 99 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
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vipLunchmeetingguru
Dallas
86 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Lovely dinner. Always happy here. Today the service was terrible. Not sure what was going on but it is frustrating when no one even acknowledges the delays and poor service. I pray this was a one time issue.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Andrew was phenomenal and he even made me a special coffee with house made white chocolate whipped cream and Godiva dark chocolate liquor... absolutely Devine!

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RachelM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great date night. the staff was great and the food was delicious!

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HockeyD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Gisele provided great service. Ordered steak MR and is was rare. Still good, just not my preference. I hate sending food back.

Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! Will definitely be coming back.

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OHaraShip
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience4

Didn’t want to complain because it was our first time out since Covid. But I ordered one of the most expensive steaks at medium temperature. The waiter had me cut into it to check it and it wasn’t pink at all. But I felt even though he had me check it he didn’t want to desk with it so I let it go and told him I would be fine. I regretted that decision as the meat was tough and chewy. That’s my fault.

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vipMizzouMan
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Bar atmosphere with restaurant quality food. Very comfortable to meet friends, great assortment.

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vipCharlesG
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time eating out since the lockdown for the pandemic. We were happy to be there and see that they made sure everything was done to keep us safe but enjoy the experience as they always had.

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Todd
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I went to brunch on Sunday to thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was excellent as it always has been and the service was attentive without being intrusive.

For those wondering about distancing, all staff wore masks and tables were spaced appropriately, and menus were disposable paper.

Now get out and support your local restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is one of our faves. Always a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

We waited a very long time for our food. The waiter was amazing but management didn’t even say, sorry.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and staff were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

On our two previous visits everything was good. This time, however, the Shoal Creek chicken tasted like fish and I had to send it back and order something else (which I never do). They were nice enough to not charge me for the chicken and the waitress and manager were very understanding. My concern is for people with food allergies. Also, another person that had the Eggs Benedict did not feel well the rest of the day. Since there are so many other excellent restaurants in this area, will will probably not return.

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pennyh
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite places to go. Great food and love their bar!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome Valentines specials.

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BradB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Expensive for what you get, Lobster bisque not only served cold, serving barely covered bottom of bowl, bread was asked for at beginning with soup, wasn’t brought till meal about over and just 2 slices. However Sea Bass was excellent

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vipDoctorFRP
Dallas
65 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Paul, our server was friendly and professional. My companion had the brats and eggs which he said that he enjoyed. I had the Kobe burger which was cooked as asked. The small cornichon is a nice addition. I ordered an extra dry Tito's martini. It was not properly mixed--too much vermouth. I explained to Paul how the drink was to be made so that he could convey the message to the barkeep. On the second try, I was quite pleased. The setting is nice; I liked to better than the other two restaurants by the same owner. I plan to return.

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DREAMWeaver
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to Shoal Creek Tavern and we went for Sunday brunch. The menu was interesting, our food was delicious, our server was excellent, and the restaurant was beautiful. It is a bit out of the way for us, but we will definitely go back to try out the lunch/dinner menu.

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vipEvergreen
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I would have liked to get my points for dining at this establishment, but I did not. Why?
Overall, will go back, but want my points for dining there!

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DickR
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Overall the dining experience was average and the food was just good. The service was outstanding.
The atmosphere was just not what we really like.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Staff, good food. Cocktails were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice New Years Eve dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Having New Years dinner with good friends

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Eaux
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

This is a nice restaurant with good options on the menu to satisfy just about anyone. We've dined here a handful of times and the food and service are consistently good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came for the weekend brunch. It did not disappoint. I had the jalapeño corncakes which are so light and fluffy and the pico de gallo and fried egg and sauce are delicious Also had pineapple mimosa. Delicious. Only thing I could say to improve is maybe a little faster on serving the food but I was enjoying the time with my adult children so I didn’t mind at all.

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CynthiaC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I love the unusual combinations of the Shoal Creek dinner offerings, and I especially like their salads. I like that they seek to be unusual, and I love the fireplace!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Eve family dinner. As always overall experience was excellent.

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Return
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Friends visiting from CO and hubby gave Sunday talk. Great food! Everyone was highly impressed, stuffed but satisfied. Great beer selection - outstanding prime rib and chicken fried rib eye. Must try the blackberry lavender martini if available.

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lmallue
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience2

The noise level was very high. My husbands dinner was fine but I ordered the seafood pasta dish and it was more like a soup then a pasta dish. The calamari was over cooked and tough. I was a little disappointed because it was a special night .

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vipKrisL
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The Shoal Creek Bread is a fabulous favorite! I’ve loved everything I’ve had there. Especially the pot roast! Would like to have a better Happy Hour value. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Sat in the rear of the restaurant for the first time as we met another couple (SCT newcomers) there. All was the usual terrific experience we receive in the bar area. Only drawback was that following the meal, one of our guests stated his steak was undercooked by a fairly large margin. He ordered medium rare and said it was “really” rare...

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vipKrisL
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Florencio! We have been long-time customers of Jim’s places, since The Village Grill days. The food and ambiance at Shoal Creek is fabulous!! It’s cozy and yet so nice! Our server Andrew was outstanding. The Happy Birthday written on the complimentary dessert is such a beautiful way to end the evening too. Thank you!

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SherriM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Over all Shoal's is still one of the best places around, however, the level if service has definitely fallen since Ceasar left.

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AdrianaH
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and the staff was so very accommodating. I’d highly suggest visiting (especially for the brisket burger)!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great locally owned restaurant with great service and selection. Our waiter “Zack” was awesome!!!

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vipEvergreen
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The pork chop that our companion had was excellent. He ate the whole thing. The rib eye chicken friend steak was outstanding according to my husband. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Texas.

The outside dining area was comfortable when the heater was turned on, it was a little chilly prior to the heater being turned on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! Loved their Bloody Mary and jalapeño corn cakes!

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AmyM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Menu is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is excellent, but a high price point for every day family dining.

FAQs

Shoal Creek Tavern offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (972) 317-2250.

Shoal Creek Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

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