Yardbird Southern Table & Bar - Dallas

4.5
261 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
James Beard-nominated and award-winning Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is a house of worship to farm-fresh ingredients, classic Southern cooking, hailed bourbon selection, and top-notch hospitality. We’re serving up a fresh, inventive take on regional Southern fare seven days a week with a foot-stompin’, soul-healin’ brunch on the weekends. Whether you are celebrating a special life moment, planning an event, or looking for your newest neighborhood spot, we’ll keep a place set for you.
We believe that the best tastes in life come from an authentic, unhurried process — steps and components like hand-rolled dough, daylong brines, and house pickling spices. Yardbird takes pride in our scratch kitchen. We’re honored to start with local ingredients, quality meats, and premium produce from specialty farms in their purest forms. Local berries macerate for eight hours to become the tiny jar of strawberry goodness that makes our freshly baked biscuits that much sweeter.
What 261 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.1
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Much needed date night...ambiance was great

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vipCrystalR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the hostess' were uninviting and made no connection - everything else was amazing - several other have had the same experience

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MotherFletcher
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Do not order the lobster Mac n cheese. It’s horrible. Lobster tasted like rubber and the Mac n cheese was dry and not cheesy. Not worth a nickel much less the $53 I paid.

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PatA
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner at Yardbird. Everything was excellent! We're already planning our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

We were seated immediately but then we were forgot about for 10 minutes or so. They did comp us fried green tomatoes for the wait, which was nice. However, that mistake was only the beginning.

We ordered biscuits as an appetizer and they were undercooked and still doughy. Pretty nasty.

For the entree, I had ordered the turkey dinner (Thanksgiving special) but they failed to tell us they were out of mash potatoes and instead just substituted grits disguised as mash without telling us. Not good. When I asked about it, they said “ah you must have got our older menu. We updated it earlier” They also forgot the cranberry side that was suppose to come with it.

For dessert, we order the seasonal strawberry peach cobbler to go because we were so full. They forgot to give us the ice cream with it.

On the bright side, my wife got the fried chicken and said it was the best she’d ever had. But overall it was a pretty horrible experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanksgivibg

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JohnD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

Went on thanksgiving, they were unprepared, out of many things on menu. Service very good, nice ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Visited the restaurant for Thanksgiving, they ran out of turkey by 3pm. Very poor planning!

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JaslynJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

the food was not impressive at all for those prices !!!

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Elleohelle
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Judging by the other reviews, I seem to be the only person who was underwhelmed by my experience. Being from the south, I guess my expectations for southern food and BBQ may be a little too high. The presentation of the food was beautiful, but the food itself just wasn’t anything special. I did appreciate the fact that our server was very well versed on the menu and that he was working during the Thanksgiving. The decor and design of the restaurant is charming.

We ordered the fried chicken, St. Louis Style Ribs, Brussel sprouts, Mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, biscuits and fries. The meat entrees were ok, but the sides are definitely better. I 100% recommend the Biscuits, they’re super buttery and fresh 10/10. The French fries and Brussel sprouts were also really good, but the price point for the fries is too high for what is given. I personally wouldn’t recommend the Mac and cheese, it’s super basic and there isn’t much flavor.

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JoanN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving dinner! I can honestly say that the turkey was the best I have ever had, even my mother's. The restaurant is absolutely spectacular. I can't say enough about our server, Deeb(?) I will go back asap.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meal and great service!

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PatA
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent! I went two days in a row because I couldn’t get enough of the good food and plan to go again soon.

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JasP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best food and experience definitely Will be coming back

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JacobS
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience, it was our first time and we were thrilled!

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vipPrincipessa
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our third visit to Yardbird. It is becoming a favorite. We brought friends from California and had a lot of fun and a lot of good food. Shrimp and grits, short rib and of course, fried chicken. The Fried green tomato starter is outstanding as are the biscuits.
This is the food everyone loves to eat and Yardbird does a great job of preparing and presenting the food. The portions are very generous and the food is classic comfort food with a modern twist. Already planning our next visit.

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zmeist
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yardbird's is awesome and the food is consistently great. Great service with lovely atmosphere. I always suggest the fried chicken to people that have never been. It's pretty pricey, so I don't get to visit as often as I would like, but definitely worth it when I do.

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vipTawnyC
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best biscuits I’ve ever had.

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EbonyP
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter and everyone else in yard house was amazing will be returning

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Jamie
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was phenomenal and our drinks were top notch. Worth the money. Between the fried green tomatoes, biscuits, short rib, and lemons rosemary chicken we enjoyed everything.

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vipVincentM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Waiter needs training. We were told coffee not available after our meal at dinner. Green tomatoe app was minimal in size and over priced. Overall entrees were fabulous. Last but not least, management needs to advise patrons of self-parking that their parking ticket can be validated to avoid the $10 fee to park.

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BlytheD
Cancun
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! Loved the ambiance and the service was amazing. Will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food

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DedeN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It was great loved everything!

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LushellF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent! Great service, tasty food and drinks! They made my husband’s birthday celebration one to remember!

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AsiaB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience5

Our server was horrible ... he was trying to confront us and all. Food lacked flavor very bland

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AishaG
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Truly a nice brunch experience! Wish the menu was just a little more but everything else was stellar host and service A1 super pleased at how accommodating Yardbird was to be able to make everything work for my family’s brunch party

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience2

Food was overpriced and overhyped



Waffles were hard even though described as flaky.

Drinks were pretty g

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TommieE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me & my wife had a blast.Im ready to go back right now.I love it.

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vipDallasTexasBelle
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pretty good!!!

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MJFW
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere! Our dog loved the Tomahawk bone too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience, excellent staff.

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ErickaE
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful waiter, he was professional. Friendly, and knowledgeable. Thanks for the experience!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Beautiful environment ! Nice servers! Food had an interesting taste, not bad, but not excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

I’ve been here twice and I totally love the ambience and the food is generally great too. The service is mediocre and the staff need training on menu items and to be more friendly and smile. Service both times were bland and not memorable.
I had the chicken and waffles with watermelon and it was absolutely delicious. The lobster Mac & Cheese is a waste of $$ . It’s bland Mac and cheese with some lobster placed on it ( mainly lobster head). I was really disappointed with this dish given it cost $58! Really small portion too.
I would probably return at some point.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Horrible ! My second time going for brunch two weekends back to back. This time was terrible. Service was super slow, our waitress was so inattentive and kept blaming all his short comings on others. He would literally look our way and avoid us at the same time.! Food was messed up, they continued to bring out food we didn’t order or doubled a dish we did order and again he stated “the chef messed up the order” no I’m sure you messed up the order. Drinks weren’t refilled, food took forever to come and then was wrong & RUSHED, now I’m annoyed and it’s showing VERY CLEARLY! I ask for the ticket because we are over it and ready to go. It literally took an ADDITIONAL HALF HOUR to bring me a ticket.!! Than ANOTHER HALF HOUR to get his attention to even fix the ticket he had wrong.! I’m literally calling his name VERY loudly across the room so inappropriately because he is obviously ignoring the hand motions... yet HE STILL can’t hear us but all his colleagues could. Another waitress had to help us and get a manager.. instead of the manager coming to address us and see what the problem was, what did she do??? Go to the same guy who has wasted my entire brunch from 11:45 to 2:30!!! (Yes that’s how long i was there to not even finish half our food) and he comes to me to debate the bill like did you not say the chef made a mistake? Why on earth will i order 3 of the same dishes for ONE TODDLER.!!! The worst experience ever and I will NOT be back and will also let anyone else know it’s not worth it.

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