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Armoury D.E.

2714 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226
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Kathy Tran


  • 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Sunday
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Snack Food
  • Full bar
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Metered Parking
  • Reservations Not Necessary
One of Deep Ellum’s better bars by any measure, Armoury D.E. is especially beloved for its food. Owner Peter Novotny works with chef Abram Vargas to make his Hungarian heritage clear on the menu — it’s actually the most Hungarian menu in the region — with hearty goulash, charred octopus, an array of paprika-spiced sausages and big sandwiches. Even the S&M salad (that’s strawberry and mushrooms; why, what did you think it meant?) has a die-hard club of fans.

Top pick: The “Damn Burger” is fun to order, and its inch-thick patty comes topped with aged cheddar and, for an optional, extra charge, duck bacon.

The downside: Armoury’s inside has always been loud, although pandemic restrictions have changed that somewhat. If the weather’s agreeable, dine on the patio hidden out back.

Fun fact: If the bar is still open, so is the kitchen, which makes this a great place to eat late.

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