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The Old Monk

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  • David M.
    David MunsonOctober 1, 2013
    Tell the staff what type of beer they desire and let them serve you. They are very well educated and provide the best personal service! The beer selection is AAA and All the staff is AAA. A must Go!
  • Melissa Hall C.
    Ask for ALEX!! She is the Best, sweetest, most helpful sweetie ever!!! Made my 1st pub trip the BEST! The Guinness Stew is amazing. The White Sangria is amazing. Beer selection Overwhelmingly HUGE!
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverAugust 12, 2014
    Just on the basis of suds alone, this English-style pub chugs up high marks with brews from 10 countries including three varieties of Chimay, the heady Belgian beer brewed by Trappist Monks. Read more
  • Sara
    SaraOctober 12, 2014
    Good size cheese board with plenty of options, great cocktails, lots of beer options both draft and bottle. But not a sports bar. Only 4 small tvs and a projector they only use for special groups.
  • Ankita A.
    Ankita AgarwalJuly 26, 2016
    I really enjoyed sitting with my friends out in the patio. The spicy tempura mushrooms and goat cheese salad are amazing. Also, the Chardonnay on their wine list is worth a try!
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    Dallas Foodie (Danielle G.)January 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    #5 on my list of Best Hot Chocolate in Dallas— http://ow.ly/8m7vq. "Knox Chox" is hot chocolate with butterscotch schnapps. Dangerously good: the alcohol can't be tasted, but the butterscotch can.
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverJanuary 8, 2013
    The Old Monk has one of the best patios in Dallas! Watch the your favorite Dallas teams while drinking beer and eating tasty mussels!!!
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    Dallas Foodie (Danielle G.)August 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    A great cheeseboard with tons of sides, plus the option to get a solo cheeseboard or a cheeseboard and soup combo.
  • Marc-Alain R.
    Marc-Alain ReviereDecember 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    My go-to joint in Dallas. Clean and friendly with greats tunes, tasty suds, and good looking Dallasites.
  • Jacolby G.
    Jacolby GreenAugust 24, 2013
    The Pistachio Chicken was really good. I didn't get a chance to drink the all famous beer in this joint but stayed tuned....more to come!
  • Shannon N.
    Shannon NortonNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are here for brunch, the biscuits and gravy are a MUST-HAVE. Can be ordered as a side with the traditional breakfast
  • Meghan W.
    Meghan WiseJanuary 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Our party of six finished off the bread pudding in five minutes and promptly ordered a second one. It's a good thing they serve it with spoons and not forks, or someone could have been injured.
  • Kai Holdnes J.
    Kai Holdnes JorgensenMarch 13, 2013
    Recommend the mini burgers, absolutely awesome. Approved by a visiting Viking from Norway ;)
  • Mark B.
    Mark BarreraFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask about their rotators and cask. These are always worth a taste, which they will provide.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GluckmanJune 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mussels are incredible! Great beer selection and the rotator changes frequently.
  • charles b.
    charles barbosaApril 18, 2014
    The veggie burger is legit..unique..Also the mushrooms to die for
  • Deanna P.
    Deanna P.November 10, 2012
    Red Sandra, Guinness Stew, Killer Mushrooms & Fish-n-chips...all recommended!
  • Jason M.
    Jason MayOctober 23, 2009
    pay $10 for your first beer plus a pumpkin to carve while you drink it. they provide the pumpkin, tools, patterns. Feel free to have a few more beers. Excellent food, too.
  • Saje S.
    Saje SweetsApril 3, 2012
    Get the cheese board with Red Leicester and Gruyere. Those are the best!
  • K C.
    K CJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The Half & Half is amazing, as is the Chocolate Truffle. Must-haves!
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverJuly 22, 2013
    It's the consistency across the board that makes the Old Monk stand out as 2012's winner for Best Bar Food in Dallas.
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GomezJune 2, 2011
    Sit at the bar and try the cask beer on tap. Also the food is surprisingly good!
  • Karren D.
    Karren DelilahOctober 17, 2013
    Strawberry and raspberry flavored beers... Perfect for the beginner beer drinker.... Me.
  • Barry H.
    Barry HestermannApril 10, 2013
    good food, great beer selection... this would be a good local bar if i stayed in the area....
  • Mark K.
    Mark KrawczykOctober 25, 2010
    The best bar in Dallas. Order the fries and get a Belgian Beer. What else do you need?
  • Mark B.
    Mark BarreraAugust 3, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Great beer selection and knowledgeable staff. Tell them your fav types of beer and trust their recommendation
  • Jay K.
    Jay KinderFebruary 26, 2015
    Fish and chips! Skinny fries if you don't like steak fries.
  • Nick Q.
    Nick QApril 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sunday brunch! Bottomless mimosas for $15 and the biscuits with gravy is amazing
  • ILiveInDallas.com
    ILiveInDallas.comNovember 2, 2012
    Get the Maredsous 8 beer because there is an old monk on the handle. When in Rome...
  • K C.
    K CJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The Half & Half and Chocolate Truffle drinks are a must-have!
  • James C.
    James C-rainSeptember 13, 2013
    Great patio and good dinners and lunches! As long as you're don draper...
  • Maggie M.
    This is a fun place to hang out with a decent patio.
  • Noah
    NoahJuly 8, 2016
    The spot for a drink at an unpretentious, laid back bar.
  • Toreya S.
    Toreya SheaJanuary 29, 2012
    You're probably there for the beer, but check out the perfect gin and tonic!
  • Hitesh R.
    Hitesh RautJuly 1, 2013
    One of the best patios in dallas...they ran out of Palm by the time i reached there. :(
  • Jessica Q.
    Jessica QuistJune 16, 2011
    Try the franconian wheat beer, and get Jacob to take care of you! He's a badass behind the bar!
  • Marta C.
    Marta CulpFebruary 18, 2012
    If you like club sandwiches this one is very delicious!
  • Katie D.
    Katie DessiJune 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The mussels and a Belgium beer are the way to go.
  • olga r.
    olga romeroJune 19, 2011
    The sangria rocks! Reminds me of Spain. Genuine taste.
  • Rondo E.
    Rondo EstrelloJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best beef stew this side of the Trinity River. Believe it.
  • Victor S.
    Victor SansoneAugust 26, 2016
    Best Fish and chips and great english ales
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 5, 2010
    They have a wonderful cheese board and delicious fish and chips.
  •  ℋumorous
     ℋumorousSeptember 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Midleton Very Rare Irish Whiskey it the best thing in the whole house! 
  • Chris F.
    Chris FJuly 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for brunch!
  • Jack A.
    Jack AllenJune 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Few people have successfully eaten the cheese board all by themselves.
  • K I.
    K IJune 16, 2011
    Pistachio crusted chicken appetizer is delish!
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BurginSeptember 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The food is delicious and the drinks are better!
  • Matthias B.
    Matthias BehnkeOctober 13, 2013
    Funny People all over the place.... and great beer!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica C.September 16, 2014
    Love their beer selection and patio area.
  • John
    JohnJanuary 22, 2012
    Serves some of the best Belgian beers in town.
  • Etienne P.
    Etienne PDecember 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The French onion soup is very delicious!
  • Gary H.
    Gary HaygoodMarch 18, 2014
    Great place for beer snobs like me
  • Etienne P.
    Etienne PAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Stay away from the veggie burger. Everything else on the menu is great!
  • Etienne P.
    Etienne PNovember 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Cutest wait staff of any pub in town.
  • Jennifer P.
    Jennifer PennebakerJanuary 12, 2012
    Cheese board and a hoegaarden! Do it!
  • Olivia S.
    Olivia StewartFebruary 24, 2014
    Always a good time at The Old Monk!
  • jancin
    jancinJanuary 26, 2012
    They have their own parking lot on east side of the building.
  • David C.
    David CappelloApril 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get this - tasty
  • Grace
    GraceFebruary 18, 2012
    Order the cheeseburger!!!! It's SO good!!!
  • Kristie A.
    Kristie AOctober 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Beer and food.
  • Erin F.
    Erin FinegoldAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great neighborhood bar. The end.
  • Dan P.
    Dan PepinFebruary 15, 2012
    They carry the best beers in town!
  • Thea S.
    Thea SellarsAugust 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Great options on the cheese board. Perfect beer/wine companion.
  • Ashley E.
    Ashley EspinosaFebruary 26, 2013
    One of the few places I'll drink a Guinness!
  • Marques S.
    Marques StewartSeptember 4, 2016
    This place has amazing cheese.
  • Saiyam V.
    Saiyam VoraMay 30, 2011
    Great veggie burger, I wonder if they serve old monk rum
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LaMantiaFebruary 24, 2013
    Cheese board was so good!
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HakeyFebruary 22, 2015
    Framboise on tap. 'nuff said.
  • Ege, j.
    Ege, john erikMay 17, 2012
    Try 'youngs double chocolate stout' :)
  • PK
    PKJanuary 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Burguers are awesome !!
  • Lauren A.
    Lauren AikenJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Mussels are great!!
  • kimber s.
    kimber scottMay 8, 2010
    best fish n chips in dallas. plus they have maredsous to top it off. Read more
  • David N.
    David NorrisFebruary 6, 2011
    Bread pudding! Get the bread pudding
  • Paulina R.
    Paulina ReyJune 2, 2013
    Purple Jesus is a great cocktail
  • John H.
    John HertenbergerAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the fish & chips
  • Roy A.
    Roy ArguelloAugust 3, 2010
    mixed drinks are weak. Stick with beer or a neat liquor.
  • Rich
    RichMay 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Split a Sublimely Self Righteous IPA
  • David C.
    David ClinkFebruary 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The enclosed patio is nice but often OVER-heated.
  • Tim S.
    Tim StollMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fish & Chips Yummy !
  • Amanda W.
    Amanda WrightMarch 6, 2011
    They have framboise!!!!! My fav!
  • Andrew E.
    Andrew EveryDecember 4, 2014
    Great beer list
  • james j.
    james johnsonOctober 20, 2009
    Stein plus beer = $15, keep the stein. $10 refills. All beers!
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy SanchezMay 10, 2010
    There have been a string of muggings and purse snatching in this area. Be Careful around here!
  • Trent S.
    Trent SchoenhalsAugust 4, 2012
    Summer Beer is great
  • Gera A.
    Gera ArnerosMarch 26, 2016
    Drink it all.
  • David Y.
    David YocumJuly 19, 2013
    Jessica is awesome
  • Taylor W.
    Taylor WimberlyOctober 21, 2012
    Order the Purple Jesus!
  • Chelsea C.
    Chelsea CallahanJanuary 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Love to go here and get a Hoegaarden and fish and chips!
  • Michael G.
    Michael GrahamJune 24, 2010
    Best if you already know what you want.
  • MUDI M.
    MUDI MacPhieMay 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Look under your table old gregg is down there, he's git a mangina!
  • Susan J.
    Susan JohnsonFebruary 10, 2013
    Great burgers!!!
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LynnOctober 19, 2010
    They have Fernet Branca... Enough said.
  • Karen I.
    Karen IsraelMarch 11, 2012
    Kyle at the bar...rawr ;)
  • Trey Y.
    Trey YostApril 5, 2010
    Try the Mussels and Thin Fries.
  • Todd D.
    Todd DrakeMarch 24, 2012
    Drinking and thinking
  • Michael M.
    Michael McCannOctober 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Monk and a Fat Tire #FT
  • Todd D.
    Todd DrakeMarch 24, 2012
    Good Times
  • maddie
    maddieAugust 25, 2011
    Service leaves quite a bit to be desired...
  • Tina B.
    Tina B.December 20, 2010
    Mmmm...Five Counties Cheeseburger!
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WagnerAugust 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    try whatever is in the cask!
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