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4503 W. Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75209
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  • Sun 11am-9:30pm, Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, Mon-Thu 5:30pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm, Sat 11:30am-3pm
  • $$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Banquet Facilities, Catering, Family Style, Fireplace, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Celebration feels like a vacation. It has the smell of a hunting lodge, with lots of wood, stone and simple copper-topped tables. There are no appetizers, so decisions are focused. There are no reservations. Just rib-sticking meals you used to get at your great aunt's house before she discovered Emeril and sank your inheritance into a Viking range. You can even get seconds if you want them. Salads come in big bowls with tongs and an armada of croutons. Mashed potatoes, cheesed-out broccoli and squash come, too, plus rolls with a bowl of butter. Dessert? Berry pies and coconut cream are waiting to inflate your spare all-season radial. Take a whiff and wolf down.

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