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Best place for dinner near the convention center?

Spending 4 days in Dallas with my 15 year old daughter for a cheer competition. We would love to find some hole in the wall places to eat near the convention center, preferably BBQ. 

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top answer by
JR from Manhattan Beach

Hey Ali! I think you guys would dig this place called  Cafe Brazil. It's the kind of place you can coffee/breakfast at all hours. It's open really late, might be 24 hours. It's a little... hmmm... quirky i guess. It's low key and you could role in there wearing sweats if you wanted some easy for a group. There is one close to you in the part of town called Deep Ellum, which is kind of the artsy/music area of Dallas. It's a little gritty too. There is a BBQ near there as well called  Pecan Lodge which i've heard good things about too, but I personally haven't been yet. 

You can follow Brew's tip and go check out  Peggy Sue BBQ which is a short drive, but that's where I spent a lot time while at SMU. You could check out the campus too (not a bad idea with a bunch of 15 yr olds :)) Just behind Peggy Sue is little shopping area called  Snider Plaza. If you're up there you'll be in one of the nicer neighborhoods in Dallas. 

Have fun!! And good luck!!

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answered first by
Brew from Manhattan Beach

Its no super close, (about 10 or 15 minute drive), but I love Peggy Sue BBQ, which is right next to the SMU campus (a cool place to explore).  Brisket sandwiches (chopped or sliced are fantastic).

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answered by
zeke from Marfa

Off the radar? try:

"Off The Bone Barbeque"

1734 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215

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answered by
Aaron from Texas

Babb Bros. BBQ & Blues

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