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:
Jan-June 2016

Denton Loves Local

Story by Sydney Wilburn Featured Image from the Denton Community Market On Saturday mornings, the Denton Community Market bustles with families and friends. Booths of different shapes and sizes create a labyrinth of handmade everything — from home décor to food. Attendees browse the booths leisurely while listening to a local acoustic artist performing under a white gazebo. At the edge of the […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2016

“Expect the Weird”

Experience Secondhand Rose and her costumes Story by Samantha Sullivan Photos by Ian Clark Rose Costumes Secondhand clothes That’s why they call me Secondhand Rose Even our piano in the parlor Daddy bought for ten cents on the dollar Secondhand pearls I’m wearing secondhand curls The outside looks like an old grocery store building with its beige […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2016

The Comforts of Madness

Story by Frank Franco Featured photo by Diana Elijah Mark Burke is rushed. Surrounding him are small neat stacks of CDs on one side, and records flowing out of cardboard boxes on the other. He is overwrought with things to do, with more stacks waiting to be sorted behind the counter. He looks at the […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2016

Big Smiles & Open Arms

Denton greeting extends beyond a quick ‘hello’ at Downtown Denton Welcome Center Story by Aimy Smith Featured photo by Alex Lilley “Wow, I had no idea all this stuff was going on!” This city is a cornucopia of sights,sounds, tastes and smells sure to fill just about any imaginable craving. Around every corner are opportunities to […]

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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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