Fast to Fancy: Eclipse Eats in Dallas

Chuy’s Eclipse 'Rita and Dark Side of the Spoon T-shirt | Image by Chuy’s

With the total solar eclipse soon upon us, Dallas foodies can celebrate at one of the many restaurants hosting events on or around the day of the eclipse or grab eclipse-themed takeout for a picnic.


Experience Chuy’s Tex-Mex Totality celebration April 6-8. Grab their new featured margarita, the Eclipse ‘Rita, alongside $5 chips and dips. Eclipse fans can even grab a “Dark Side of the Spoon” T-shirt to commemorate the day.

Bacchus Kitchen + Bar

Until April 8, Bacchus is serving up eclipse specials, like the Eclipse Burger with a blackened bun.


Are you looking for a fast food option? In partnership with former NASA astronaut Terry Virts, Sonic is selling a “Blackout Slush Float” until supplies last. Every specialty slush purchase includes free glasses to help you view the eclipse.

Kitchen + Kocktails

Enjoy Mount Gay Eclipse cocktails at the Downtown Dallas restaurant’s free eclipse viewing party between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 8.

Mr Gatti’s Pizza

Grab a pair of eclipse glasses and enjoy the show at participating Mr Gatti’s locations in the metroplex.

BoomerJack’s Grill

Chow down on a $9.99 cheddar burger and sip a domestic draft at BoomerJack’s Solar Eclipse Patio Party on April 8.

HG Sply Co.

Visit the Greenville location between noon and 4 p.m. for a Solar Eclipse Party on the rooftop, complete with a live DJ and drink specials.

97 West Kitchen & Bar

Located at Hotel Drover in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, 97 West Kitchen & Bar is hosting an event on April 7, the day before the main event. The special dinner features an expert astronomer from the Carnegie Institution for Science for a cocktail reception followed by a Garrison Brothers Whiskey Pairing Dinner. The event starts at 5 p.m. and costs $250 per person. To book, click here.

Weinberger’s Deli

Grab “The Blackout Sandwich” to go for $12.99 before you set out to enjoy the eclipse.

Sky Blu Rooftop

On eclipse day, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sky Blu Rooftop Bar in the Tru by Hilton in the Design District will host a Total Solar Eclipse event featuring a special eclipse cocktail.

Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge

Running April 5 through April 8, Ellie’s at the HALL Arts Hotel will host daily eclipse-themed dining alongside a local luxury pop-up from Skibell Fine Jewelry featuring an eclipse-inspired collection.

Hotel Vin

While this event does not take place on the day of the total solar eclipse, it does pay homage to the rare lunar phenomenon. Hotel Vin will unveil Blackland Distillery’s Eclipse Bourbon at a special dinner on April 4 between 6 and 9 p.m. Tickets can be secured for $113.79.

Southfork Ranch

Fans of the Dallas television show can take in the eclipse from the Southfork Ranch on eclipse day between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Admission to the grounds is free, and boxed lunches and specialty cocktails will be available for purchase. It is recommended that you bring picnic blankets to enjoy the event.

Smoothie King

If you are pressed for time on eclipse day, consider grabbing an Eclipse Berry Blitz Smoothie from Smoothie King.  While supplies last, patrons who purchase the specialty smoothie will receive a free pair of eclipse viewing glasses.

Lazy Dog Restaurants

Enjoy 15% off all dine-in food and non-alcoholic beverages from open to close on April 8 at all Dallas locations.


While the Monarch Solar Eclipse Lunch seating is already sold out, extended seating remains at Kessaku, the restaurant located one floor above. Options start at $99 per person.

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream

Cool down with a scoop of Handel’s new Blue Moon homemade ice cream, available April 1 through 14.

Sidecar Social

Sidecar Social is throwing an eclipse patio party from noon to 3 p.m. on April 8 with $5 tall drafts and a $12 lunch menu on offer.

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