Eat, drink, and be merry. Denton is a mecca for fine, fast, and fun dining.

Looking for a casual place to unwind with a few good friends and a great meal? Perhaps you’re planning a special evening out with someone special? Or, maybe you just want a fun, family-friendly spot with great food at good prices. From ice cream at an old fashioned soda fountain to fine dining in elegant surroundings, you’ll find it here. With so many choices in exotic cuisine to local Texas favorites such as Mexican food and barbecue, Denton’s got you covered! Click on the dining categories in the menu on the left to see listings for eating establishments in and around Denton.

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

Local When Possible

The Chestnut Tree finds its produce close to home It was springtime on a plate: red strawberries, orange cantaloupe, green kiwis, purple grapes. And on the other half, two slices of a freshly baked English muffin garnished with sautéed spinach, thinly-sliced pieces of spiced-baked ham, and a perfectly poached egg drizzled with hollandaise sauce. The […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

Dentoning at the Golden Triangle Mall

The piano man sits off to the side in the mall’s center court, pounding the keyboard as his head swings from side to side and up and down to his music. His shoeless feet quickly move back-and-forth on the piano pedals, artfully forming the catchy melody. When he plays, his music fills the mall. Many […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

Sow Your Own at Cardo’s Farm Project

Rows of empty beds line fallow fields waiting for the bountiful harvest to come. In the summer, these beds will overflow with freshly-grown cucumbers, melons, peppers, eggplants, and more. A hint of things to come are the arugula flowers basking in the sun next to a greenhouse, waiting to be picked. Leaves are just starting […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

One Beer To Go, Please!

Denton package stores steadily getting on board with newest craft beer craze: growlers Retro dark glass jugs line the wooden shelves in the middle of the shop. Dusty Springfield’s soulful ballad “Son of the Preacher Man” plays to customers as they drink their fill. Springfield’s sultry voice lays down like a soft blanket on those […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

Living the Dream at the North Texas Fair & Rodeo

“It’s Lucky Luke!” yells the bad guy. Enter the man who shoots faster than his shadow, moseying in, straight up and tall. Its 6 p.m. in Cameroon, and my brother and I sit wide-eyed and silent in front of the television, watching every minute of the cartoon, amazed at how fast Lucky Luke shoots his […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

Arts & Autos Extravaganza Brings Nostalgia Back to Denton

Hoods are up in a “come look at me” stance, the rebuilt, modified, or original engines of everything from old farm trucks to 60s muscle cars are on display inside sparkling eye-catching sheet metal and fiberglass. These rolling works of art are surrounded by brightly-colored booths, populating the vast courthouse lawn. Each one advertises local […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

What is your Kwest?

App helps users to explore heart of Denton. Our group was summoned by Kwest to find Anakin Skywalker in one of the downtown mini malls. We were greeted by hundreds of boxes and objects randomly piled up in one big room. Jeff Gordon sat on top of a game of Battleship. Lance Alworth’s old San […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

Dentoning with the Dead

When I was younger, I remember asking my mom why people would leave food, envelopes of money, and presents at a table. As my father placed a photograph of my grandfather with an envelope beside the table, she answered. “It’s to remember the people we loved, so we will never forget them.” It was Dia […]

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Jupiter House coffee shop

Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

Tour Denton with your taste buds: Try the coffee and pastries at Jupiter House

There’s so many great places to satisfy your hunger and thirst in Denton. I decided to follow in the Denton Convention and Visitors Bureau footsteps and do one of their #DentonFoodTours at a local favorite: Jupiter House Coffee. Located in the heart of the square smack in between Denton’s two universities, this coffee house offers […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

Check off on your #DentonBucketList: North Texas Horse Country

  “What’s on your Denton bucket list?” I live in Denton and love this city, yet there are many dentoning experiences have yet to experience. So I started thinking what ought to be at the top of my Denton bucket list when I recalled hearing about the hundreds of beautiful horse ranches, famous trainers and […]

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