Want the inside word on Dallas' most talked-about local spots?
We took a data-driven look at the question, using Yelp to analyze which restaurants have been seeing especially high review volumes this month.
To find out who made the list, we looked at Dallas businesses on Yelp by category and counted how many reviews each received. Rather than compare them based on number of reviews alone, we calculated a percentage increase in reviews over the past month, and tracked businesses that consistently increased their volume of reviews to identify statistically significant outliers, compared to past performance.
Read on to see which outposts are riding a trend, right now.
Open since this past summer, this cocktail bar is trending, in comparison to other businesses categorized as "Cocktail Bars" on Yelp.
Citywide, cocktail bars saw a median 2.4% increase in new reviews over the past month, but Toller Patio saw an 81.2% increase, maintaining a strong four-star rating throughout. Moreover, on a month-to-month basis, Toller Patio's review count increased by more than 320%.
Located at 3675 Ross Ave. in East Dallas, Toller Patio provides libations, snacks, games and entertainment in a dog-friendly outdoor setting. On the menu, anticipate items such as nachos, chicken tenders, cheese fries, various burgers, sandwiches and salads, plus a comprehensive list of beer, wine and mixed drinks.
Toller Patio is open from 11 a.m.–midnight daily.
Dibs On Victory
Victory Park's Dibs On Victory is also making waves. Open at 2401 Victory Park Lane, Suite 190, the sports bar and New American gastropub has seen a 25.6% bump in new reviews over the last month, compared to a median review increase of 1.8% for all businesses tagged "American (New)" on Yelp.
Dibs On Victory features extensive menus for both food and drinks, with options ranging from barbecue ribs, chicken pot pie and fried pretzels to sparkling wine, local craft beer and specialty cocktails. Over the past month, it's maintained a convincing four-star rating among Yelpers.
Dibs On Victory is open from 4 p.m.–midnight on Monday-Wednesday, 4 p.m.–2 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.–2 a.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m.–midnight on Sunday.
Love Field Area's Maple Landing is the city's buzziest traditional American outlet by the numbers.
The popular sports bar and traditional American restaurant, which serves barbecue and more, and opened up at 5855 Maple Ave., Suite 190, in early 2019, increased its new review count by 15.2% over the past month, an outlier when compared to the median new review count of 1.6% for the Yelp category "American (Traditional)." It outperformed the previous month by gaining 2.3 times more reviews than expected, based on past performance.
Inspired by the region's aviation history, Maple Landing specializes in beer, bourbon and assorted pub fare, like burgers, brisket and poutine.
Maple Landing is open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, 11 a.m.–11 p.m. on Thursday and 11 a.m.–midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Lake Highlands' popular Oasis Restaurant is currently on the upswing in the breakfast and brunch category on Yelp.
While businesses categorized as "Breakfast & Brunch" on Yelp saw a median 1.8% increase in new reviews over the past month, this breakfast and brunch diner increased its new reviews by 9.7% — and kept its rating consistent at four stars. Review counts increased by more than 700% on a month-to-month basis.
There's even more abuzz in the world of Dallas breakfast and brunch: RM 12:20 Bistro has seen a 12.3% increase in reviews, and Garden Cafe and Tribal All Day Cafe have seen 0.6 and 11% increases, respectively.
Open for business at 5945 Greenville Ave. since 1979, Oasis Restaurant offers a menu brimming with classic breakfast and lunch plates, including breakfast tacos, huevos rancheros, pancakes, French toast, chicken fried steaks, omelettes, salads, burgers and much more.
Oasis Restaurant is open from 6 a.m.–2:30 p.m. daily.