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Billy Can Can

2386 Victory Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75219
Critics' Pick
Billy Can Can +

Kathy Tran


  • 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Yes, the name is still as cringe-inducing as it was when it opened in summer 2018. But this fancified, all-frills saloon in Victory Park, with more and better wines than anyone in “Tombstone” ever dreamed of, serves pretty killer renditions of skillet cornbread, Texas red chili, hot fried quail and summer okra succotash. Some of the mains, like the big-boned pork chop, are over-the-top in a good way. Alongside Knife and Town Hearth, this is one of the best places to take out-of-town guests who ask for a stereotypically Dallas experience, but still care about the food being good.

Top pick: The crispy oyster sliders with comeback sauce make a pretty flawless appetizer, and the burger is a meaty dream bathed in Longhorn cheddar.

The downside: Be careful at tables on the northern wall, which have dangerously sharp metal edges (one of them injured this author). (Update: A restaurant representative tells us the tables have since been made safe.)

Fun fact: Unusually for a saloon, this joint has one of the 10 or so best wine lists in all of Dallas.

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