Face coverings are required for all indoor spaces due to Dallas County executive order. Garden reservations required for members and non-members.

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Dining

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Dining at the Arboretum

Visitors are invited to order food to-go and picnic anywhere on the grounds (except in restaurants) or bring their own food to enjoy in the garden. Paid general admission or member admission is required for all who wish to enjoy any of the dining options at the Arboretum.

Top Dining Experiences

Seated Tea

Harvest Tea | Sep. 1–Nov. 5
Weekday seatings at 11am & 2pm

Complete your Dallas Arboretum experience with a seasonal and delicious three-course tea menu designed by Chef James Sparks of Gil’s Elegant Catering set amid the festive ambiance of the beautifully renovated DeGolyer Tea Room. Seated Tea is only available to guests 13 and older, except during our Children’s Tea Special Event. Reservations required.

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Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace

Open from 10am–4pm with service provided by Gil’s Elegant Catering

The dining terrace offers a quick, convenient, “sandwich counter” experience for guests who want to grab something simple or a glass of wine or cold beer 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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Café on the Green

Open daily from 10:30am–2pm (3pm on weekends)* with service provided by Gil’s Elegant Catering
*Weather permitting

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, cold beer, glasses of wine and a great selection of coffees provided by Gil’s Elegant Catering.

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DeGolyer Outdoor Loggia

Restaurant DeGolyer – Outdoor Loggia

Open daily from 11am–2pm

This exceptional venue is nestled in the center of our 66-acre garden, outside the historic DeGolyer House. The exquisite menu features delicious meals inspired by the recipes of Chef James Sparks of Gil’s Elegant Catering. Seating is outside but includes fans to cool you off or heaters to keep you warm.

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DeGolyer Indoor Tea Room

Restaurant DeGolyer – Indoor Tea Room

Open daily from 11am–2pm

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 of Gil’s Elegant Catering. Dining in Restaurant DeGolyer is only available to guests 13 and older.

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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

Grilled Cheese Kiosk

Daily from 10:30am–2pm (3pm on weekends)
*Weather permitting

Open during good weather in the spring and fall, this convenient food station is on the Paseo near the Gift Cart.

Menu

Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Served on local sourdough bread with melted Texas cheddar & provolone cheese and a pickle on the side
Traditional | $6.99
With bacon | $7.99

Cup of Corn “Elote” | $5.50
With parmesan cheese and chipotle mayo

Warm Soft Pretzel | $5
With warm cheese dipping sauce

Ice Cream | $3.50

Bottled Water & Soft Drinks | $3.25

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