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Mecca Restaurant - Closed

5815 Live Oak St. Dallas, TX 75214 | East Dallas & Lakewood | 214-352-0051

Location Description:

The Mecca has a new home in East Dallas. Things inside the old pub have changed, but not too much. The black and white tile floor pops against the old, brown woodwork and freshly painted, yellow walls. The original private booths and stained glass have been retained, now supplemented with repourposed benches and tables from the old Mecca space. The dark wooden bar that used to serve Guinness drafts and bottles of beer remains intact and now is a stage for chicken-fried steak, burgers and breakfast plates, served all day.

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  • Cuisine(s): Breakfast, Brunch, Coffeehouse, Soul Food, Southern
  • Hours: Daily 7am-10pm
  • Price: $, $$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Reservations: Not Necessary
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Family Style, Private Party, Takeout

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    When I interviewed Cheryl Hurt after a reader tipped me off that The Mecca would be moving to East Dallas, the closing date and plans for their last dinner service were still up in the air....
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  • City of Ate: Breakfast
    Alex Nham travels the globe, mainly the part with Dallas on it, in search of new places to eat breakfast. My breakfast credibility may have been questioned for not coming here yet, but I...
  • Dining:
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