8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218



Dining at the Arboretum

Stop by the Children’s Adventure Garden Café to grab a tasty snack, or have an elegant seated meal at the historic DeGolyer House. Various food options and dining areas are located throughout the Arboretum to provide flexibility for your meal experience. Visitors are also invited to order food to-go and picnic anywhere on the grounds (except in restaurants).

Paid general admission is required for all who wish to enjoy any of the dining options at the Arboretum (although members always get into the gardens free, of course).

Top Dining Experiences

Seated Tea

Complete your Dallas Arboretum experience with a seasonal and delicious three-course tea amid the festive settings of the beautiful DeGolyer Tea Room. Reservations required.

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Tulips Blooming at the DeGolyer Estate Entry

Seasonal Brunch

Celebrate the loved ones in your life surrounded by blooms at the most beautiful place in Dallas. We have several delightful and decadent seasonal brunches available such as our Easter Brunch or Mother’s Day Brunch.

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Restaurant DeGolyer

This exceptional venue is nestled in the center of our 66-acre garden, inside the historic DeGolyer House. The exquisite menu features delicious meals inspired by the recipes of chef James Sparks. Both indoor and outdoor dining is available.

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Café on the Green

Located along the Paseo, Café on the Green features casual outdoor dining for the whole family to enjoy, and often features live or recorded music that matches the theme of the festival or season, along with special, seasonal menu items.

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Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace

The dining terrace offers a quick, convenient, “sandwich counter” experience for guests who want to grab something simple and enjoy it “al fresco” with a view of A Tasteful Place, White Rock Lake and downtown Dallas in the distance.

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Canopy Cafe

Canopy Café

Open during good weather in the spring and fall, this convenient snack station serves healthy, delicious fare and is convenient to guests at the north end of the garden.

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August Picnic by the lake

Picnic Spots

Our stunningly green grass, relaxed, tranquil atmosphere, and natural setting invite individuals, families and children to sit down and share a picnic.

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich in the garden

Other Seasonal Options

Grilled Cheese Station

Monday to Friday, 10:30am–3pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10:30am–4pm
(Weather permitting)

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Bites on
Local Sourdough Bread with
Melted Texas Cheddar and Provolone Cheese
Served with Dill Pickle Bites

Traditional – $6.25
With Bacon – $7.25

Ice Cream – $3.50

~Bottled Beverages~

Waters $3.00 Soft Drinks $3.00


Beverages, Max Fruit Bars and Popcorn 

Saturday and Sunday 11am–3pm
(Weather permitting)

Located by the Trams Station

Beverage Cart 

Saturday and Sunday 11am–3pm
(Weather permitting)

Located by the Entry Plaza

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