Guide to Oak Lawn

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A strong draw for the LGBT community, Oak Lawn is home to nightclubs, restaurants and bars along bustling Cedar Springs Road, less than two miles from Downtown Dallas. Several events also draw big crowds throughout the year, including the annual Halloween Street Festival, Easter in the Park, and the Dallas Gay Pride parade. Many local shops are located along Maple Avenue.

One of Dallas’ older neighborhoods, Oak Lawn has a variety of architectural styles including town homes, condos and apartment buildings as well as single-family homes. The Oak Lawn Farmers Market runs weekly, and the community’s public library presents a variety of speaker programs.

[Photo courtesy of Easter in Lee Park]

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4511 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205

Contemporary American. You'll need an abacus to count the accolades that this five-star Dallas restaurant has racked up in recent years. Abacus serves global contemporary cuisine and has received extensive local and national attention for its creations.



2401 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

Seafood. Truluck's of Dallas takes the concept of fresh seafood to the next level, operating their own fishery in Florida with a fleet of 16 boats. In addition to the fresh Florida stone crab and other seasonal ingredients from their own fishery, Truluck

American Restaurants

Al Biernat's

4217 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

Steakhouse. Dallas restaurant goers are greeted at the door of this swanky Dallas steakhouse by the namesake Al Biernat himself. Once inside the elegant dining room, they'll find a fairly classic take on the great American high-end steak house with an em


Warwick Melrose Hotel, Dallas

3015 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

A top-rated Dallas luxury hotel, the Warwick Melrose Hotel is an historic Dallas landmark and a Four-Diamond destination.


Nick & Sam's

3008 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

Steak, Seafood. A perennially stylish Dallas restaurant, Nick & Sam’s is a contemporary steakhouse with a sultry menu of prime American and Japanese Kobe cuts, as well as a variety of fresh seafood. This AAA Five Diamond restaurant also boasts an approac


Rosewood Mansion On Turtle Creek

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek retains the intimate ambiance and charm of the private residence it once was. Consistently ranked as the only five-star, five-diamond hotel in Texas, it features 143 elegantly furnished rooms and suites.


Hyatt House Dallas/uptown

2914 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75201


The Stoneleigh

2927 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

Celebrating the most glamorous aspects of the early 1920’s, the Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa is an engaging destination designed to captivate the senses of every guest.

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