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 Spots

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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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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Holiday Dinners

Join us for our annual Holiday Dinner! Seating’s are at 7pm on December 4th, 11th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, and 29th. Dinner is served in the beautiful holiday decorated DeGolyer Restaurant. It is $59 per person ages 2 and up. You must purchase nighttime admission tickets to take advantage of the dinner. Payment will be made to hold the reservation but menu selections can be made 7 days in advance. Please call 214-515-6511 or email teas@dallasarboretum.org for more information.

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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

Open February 23, Monday to Friday – 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. & Saturday and Sunday – 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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 

Located by the Trams Station, Open Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Gelato and Beverage Cart 

Entry Plaza, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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