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3524 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75206 | East Dallas & Lakewood | 214-824-9933

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There is a sign hanging above the stage at the Granada Theater that says "Love Yourself." What it should say is "Treat Yourself." The Granada offers much more than just bar fare. Gourmet pizza, tacos and other made-from-scratch menu items are perfect for a late night snack or a pre-concert meal. The food, as good as it is, takes a backseat to the performances in the main room. Each week, some of the world's most talented musical acts pass through on tour. And to top it off, you'll be greeted with smiles from everyone on the staff.


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