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Record Grill

#407 of 3,013 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Dallas
American, Diner
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605 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202-3335
+1 214-742-1353
06:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 15:00
Sat 06:00 - 13:00
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tiny diner is just a block from the book depository and is clean with good old diner menu and food. Cash only. Nothing fancy but easy and pretty good.

Thank Shanti P
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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142 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Stopped in for lunch before touring Sixth Floor museum. Friendly service, inexpensive menu. 4 tables and maybe 6 counter stools; really small. Sounds great for breakfast!

Thank Tracey G
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

A local recommend us to this little cafe for breakfast .Great fresh food and very cheap prices. The bacon is delicous and very crispy. The hash browns tasted like they were home made. This a cash only place. If you want good tasty food and don't want a fancy place. You will love record grill.

Thank Robert B
Houston, Texas
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

If I knew that the bacon was crisp to perfection, I would have totally ignored the rest and got 10 slices. Heaven. I did not pay attention to see what the guy is doing. Packed little place, the most friendly lady at the visitor centers recommended it, along with a deli.

Thank cesi100
San Antonio, Texas
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175 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Cheeseburger $2.10. You can get it with bacon for extra. BLT right proportion. Mostly bacon then tomato then lettuce on fresh toasted bread. 5 tables and some stools at a bar. No a/c but it was cool in November so not an issue. Quick service. Cheap eats. Yes its a " greasy spoon" but after so many la-ti-da expensive places... More 

Thank 2texanstraveling
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Local street tour guides recommend this place after visiting the JFK Museum they had great breakfast and price was reasonable.

Thank Jesse G
Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lawyer or layperson take a stool and drool at the plate right and left of you. This place is loved and will be by locals like no other.

Thank rick r
New Jersey
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184 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

When I say little, I mean little. It's about the size of a closet but that adds to the charm. This is no-frills cooking right here, and unbeatable prices for the middle of a city. They have everything from breakfast classics (and some amazing grits served with a ladle of butter in them) to sandwiches and a chicken fried steak,... More 

Thank crazyhorse30
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

My husband and I were staying in a nice hotel in downtown Dallas. We did not want to eat in the hotel restaurant so we went outside the hotel to find a place to have breakfast. To our surprise there were not many breakfast spots open on weekends. My husband finally found this little jewel. It is small, quaint and... More 

1 Thank G-girlUSA
Dallas, Texas
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Legend says that Bonnie and Clyde met here. Clyde walked out without paying his tab. Bonnie went out after him and never returned. (Other historians say they met what was then west Dallas.) The Record Grill provides value breakfast and lunches in the West End of downtown Dallas. (Look for blue and white building). My guest ordered the burger and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202-3335
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Downtown Dallas
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-742-1353

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?