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Cafe 43

George W. Bush Presidential Library, 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205
+1 214-200-4302
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (66 reviews)
“ice cream” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 3:00 pm Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
George W. Bush Presidential Library, 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I wasn't wowed here at all. They couldn't get my order right, so I would up just having a cup of coffee. The others with me enjoyed their lunch but considered it average.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited with our 4 children. While our food was delicious, the menu is a bit “fussy” for some. Not many “simple” menu items. Definitely more geared toward adults. There is a kids menu though. And the fruit cup that comes with their food is...More

Thank Martinfamily222
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the bush presidential center on the SMU campus (highly recommend). Had a late lunch here. The service was perfect and the food was as Ordered and tasty. Made us feel like we were in a 4 star restaurant!

Thank Cajunexplorers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favorite meal is the chicken schnitzel with vegetables. I love the cheese bread and crackers that are served.

Thank cameroncuster
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Tuesday lunch. With schools back in session, Café 43 and the Library as a whole were not crowded. We were two of maybe 10 customers in the café. My grilled chicken sandwich was super fresh, and my companion's chicken salad was also outstanding. Both entrees...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I definitely recommend eating here if you are going to visit the George W Bush presidential library! The food was delish, although I’d describe it as unique. I’d like to try it again.

Thank DKGM07
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Simple yet polished dining room and menu options. The menu has a sampling of some of Mrs. Bush's famous desserts. Portions were generous. Service was attentive. Everything is fresh, farm-to-table from local farmers. Take time to enjoy a nice meal to break up your museum...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 25 June 2018

After visiting the Library I had previously made a reservation for lunch. Very friendly staff and waiter. I had the pulled pork BBQ Benedict..2 biscuits, pulled pork bbq, poached eggs smothered in a sausage gravy served with asparagus ..very delish! On my way out I...More

Thank luckylou56
Reviewed 6 June 2018

As with all good restaurants they had their menu outside of the restaurant. My wife and I stopped to look at it. We ended up cancelling our reservations we had that night and ate at Cafe 43. So glad we did! Amazing food! My wife...More

Thank timhuset
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

The setting is upscale modern with no dress code. The food and wine selection was wonderful and the prices were inexpensive. Everything that we ordered was perfect. Our service was unbelievably good for any price point restaurant. Don’t let the service and atmosphere fool you...More

1  Thank NegrilBum
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Questions & Answers
19 March 2017|
Response from Hystericalhappiness | Reviewed this property |
Either works. You will feel special with the ambience, atmosphere and proper service. Enjoy!
20 January 2017|
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Response from Patrick B |
Generally, you can just walk in. If your party is larger than 4, I would recommend calling ahead
Kimberly K
24 June 2015|
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Response from altonjk | Reviewed this property |
When we had lunch there, there was a section they had blocked off for a big business party coming in. I wouldn't say it was a private room but it was a private section, where the public couldn't really hear what was going on.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: George W. Bush Presidential Library, 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-200-4302
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