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Top 25 Most Photographed Businesses in Dallas, TX



Almond Joy Pie at Maple Leaf Diner

Yelp’s Top 25 Most Photographed Businesses is a list unlike any other “best of” out there. Sure, you’ll see your obvious local favorites on the list, but it’s also chock full of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path joints like French cafés and rooftop bars. From fine dining to local flavor — find them all in Yelp’s Top 25 Most Photographed Businesses in Dallas.

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Topping this year’s most photographed list is family-owned Pecan Lodge, which originated as a catering vendor in Dallas’ Farmer’s Market in 2010, and is now one of Deep Ellum’s favorite local establishments. Known most for their juicy, tender wood fired barbecue (where the pit burns 24 hrs a day), Pecan Lodge sits with over 6,000 photo uploads on Yelp!

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  1. Pecan Lodge Deep Ellum
Pork ribs, by Ryan G.

What they’re known for: BBQ brisket, burnt ends, pulled pork, and jalapeño sausage

Yelpers say: “Pecan Lodge is arguably the best BBQ I’ve had anywhere. We arrived at opening time during a weekday and within minutes…the restaurant was full. The brisket sandwich was unbelievably good and the giant beef ribs were near perfection. Nothing I tried was too salty or sweet. For all my personal preferences with BBQ, everything was just right. Five stars.” -Dan A

  1. Maple Leaf Diner – North Dallas
Chicken, bacon, and waffles tower at Maple Leaf Diner

What they’re known for: Canadian specialties; poutine, butter tarts and traditional American diner foods

Yelpers say:  “Amazing, consistent and delicious! It’s a taste of Canada right here in Dallas! Their french toast is to die for.” -Gary K

  1. rise n°1 – Inwood Village
Strawberry souffle by David G.

What they’re known for: French savory soufflés, artisanal cheeses, wine bar

Yelpers say:  “I’m gonna keep it short – if you’re in Dallas and you think you might like Soufflé, make reservations now. One of my favorite and most memorable meals to date. A soufflé-focused restaurant sounds hokey, but I promise you it’s not. They nail it here. I wouldn’t change a thing about anything I ate – which was basically the entire menu.” – Claire H

  1. Ellen’s – West End, Downtown Dallas
Chicken fried steak at Ellen’s

What they’re known for: Southern comfort food and brunch 

Yelpers say:  “We were in Dallas for a 4 day trip and happened to try Ellen’s the first night for dinner. I don’t know how we got so lucky but we did! The service was excellent. The staff were all super friendly. They even had outdoor seating. But most importantly the food was INCREDIBLE! We made it a point to eat there a few more times before our trip ended. Each time we tried something new and we never found a dud. I highly recommend the pancake pot pie! It was my absolute favorite! If you are having doubts, just go. You won’t regret it!” -Laurel B

  1. Wabi HouseLower Greenville
Spicy miso by Kim P.

What they’re known for: Ramen, karaage, small plates

Yelpers say:  “I love Wabi House. Everytime I come here I end up with a grin on my face after finishing my meal. I got the Tonkatsu Ramen and tried the Crispy Pork Ear and Pork Croquettes. In the ramen, the soy marinated egg is amazing, slightly sweet and salty with a creamy yolk, and the chashu is very tender.The crispy pork ear is amazing, it’s crispy and chewy on the inside and the garlic aioli that comes with the ear is so good. The filling inside the pork croquettes are also really good. I would definitely come back here again even though it is a little far from me. The food is amazing and the staff has been super kind and helpful.” -Jason D

  1. Breadwinners Cafe & Bakery – Uptown
  2. Lockhart Smokehouse – Bishop Arts District
  3. Mexican SugarPlano, TX
  4. Whistle BritchesNorth Dallas
  5. Meddlesome Moth – Design District
  6. Malai Kitchen – Uptown
  7. HG Supply Co – Lower Greenville
  8. Mash’d – Frisco, TX
  9. Nick & Sam’s – Uptown
  10. Crushcraft Thai Eats – Uptown
  11. Densetsu Plano, TX
  12. Truck Yard – Lower Greenville
  13. Oddfellows – Bishop Arts District
  14. The Porch – Lower Greenville
  15. Tei -An – Downtown Dallas
  16. Cris and John – North Dallas
  17. Spiral Diner & Bakery – Oak Cliff
  18. Beto & Son – Trinity Groves
  19. Wu Wei Din Chinese Cuisine – Plano, TX
  20. Terry Black’s Barbecue – Deep Ellum, TX

Methodology: This is an all-time list of the Most Photographed Businesses in the Greater Dallas area according to Yelp. To come up with this list, we identified businesses on Yelp, then ranked them based on how frequently users submit photos. This list looked at businesses in and around the Greater Dallas area. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of June 23, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of June 23, 2022.

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