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.

Read more in Denton Live Magazine:

Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2016

“Does it leave you wanting more?”

Hannah’s Off the Square chef Sheena Croft has worked hard to create plates of food to appeal to all Story by Katie Gibbs Photos by Roberto Aguilar A sprig of rosemary, a cut of lemon or a flower garnish is thoughtfully placed on the plate to complete a dish. Chef Sheena Croft adds the finishing touches […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2016

Audacious Home Brew

Story by Brittany Lloyd Featured photo courtesy of Audacity Crisp. Cool. Quality… Craft. The chill comes from the glass in hand, and with the slightest tilt of the pint, the crisp breaks through, quenching the thirst. Welcome to the taste of Audacity. It was an unprecedented night in the North Texas college town. The calendar read […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2016

Put a Dent in Denton

Story by Amie Smith Photos by Frank Franco Perched on a large cylinder is a bronze statue, a dust devil darkened over time. On a guided study tour of Denton, the group of Denton Live writers ponder the dust devil, welded leaves and debris tangled up into a whirlwind. Unbeknownst to most people, the sculpture artist hid a guitar pick among these leaves. The writers find the pick, one of […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2015

Little Restaurant, Big Heart

Story and photo by Kiandra Florence He’s the first to get there and the last to leave. It’s been his second home for 20 years. He’s put his heart and soul into it. Lunch was pretty calm, as usual, but delicious. The smells and flavors still linger as he sweeps the empty restaurant’s kitchen floor. […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2015

Slow Ride

Story and photo by Scarlett McCain “Can I get a hell yeah?” He stands on the brick flowerbed by the UNT Language Building and punches the sky. “Hell yeah!” The crowd standing with their bikes mimics their leader. There’s a familiar spirit in the air – like a sporting event. Then, with a leap, Bubba, the […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2015

Higher Grounds

Story and photos by Christen Dennis It fits like your favorite pair of shoes. Like you’re walking into your own cozy den. Except hipper. And with your own wait staff and filled with friends you don’t necessarily know. It’s West Oak Coffee Bar, with its friendly staff, tasty menu and an exceptional cup of coffee […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2015

Hickory Dickory Dock

Story by Tyler Murphy Photo by Christen Dennis Dentonites are used to seeing the road work. The Hickory Street improvement is a massive project turning this familiar favorite district into a symbol of Denton’s refreshing independent spirit. After a year of work, the end is in sight. Paving is finished, sidewalks widened, and Hickory Street […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2014

By John Lugo
Denton Live: July-Dec 2014

Where everybody knows your name (or at least has a good drink special)

Smiling college students, visitors, long-time Dentonites and musicians fill the Denton scene. No matter the type of nightlife fun you aim for, the welcoming lights and atmosphere of restaurants, bars and venues open their doors to all. The Austin St. Food Truck Park is the endpoint of many hungry adventurers looking for the best local […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2014

By Porchia Paxton
Photos by Gloria Chen
Styling by Sarah Nwiba
Denton Live: July-Dec 2014

Get the Look: Uniquely Denton

Let’s face it. Everyone praises their own town or city as being the “best.” But when Denton lays claim to this honor—whether in music, food or fashion—it proudly backs up what it boasts. Fashionistas (and those just looking for a fresh look) will appreciate the stylish boutiques a savvy shopper will find dotting downtown Denton. […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2014

By Jessica Denise Mitchell
Denton Live: July-Dec 2014

Sweet Nostalgia

Cars, comics and candy make reliving your childhood a blast from the past. What has the head of a horse, octopus tentacles and candy-coated scorpions? None other than Denton’s old fashioned store of all things sweet (and a few sour), Atomic Candy. This petite candy shop, big on nostalgia, has been open since 2011 and carries candies from the 1960s all […]

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