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8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Restaurant DeGolyer


Restaurant DeGolyer


Wednesdays–Sundays from 11am–2pm

Open Wednesdays–Sundays from 11am–2pm, this exceptional venue is nestled in the center of our 66-acre garden, inside the historic DeGolyer House. The exquisite menu, prepared and presented by Gil’s Elegant Catering, the menu features delicious meals inspired by the recipes of James Sparks, the executive chef at Gil’s Elegant Catering. Both indoor and outdoor dining is available. Daily service resumes this fall.


Details & Menus


Soup of the Day

Cup of Soup $4.00

Served with an Herb Biscuit

Entrée Salads

Brown Derby Cobb Salad – Mixed Greens garnished with Diced Tomatoes, Poached Chicken, Crispy Bacon, Crumbled Roquefort, Diced Egg and an Avocado Wedge (when in season) with your choice of Dressing

Kale and Garbanzo Cakes – Sautéed Kale and Spinach, Garbanzo Beans, Potatoes and Diced Peppers served with Rice and Sautéed Green Beans with a Red Pepper Coulis

Dairy free, Gluten free, Vegan


Salad Trio $15.25
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Salad – unadorned, fruit at its best!
Chicken Salad (Tender Chicken with Dried Cherries and Texas Pecans)
Spinach Salad – with Bacon, Tomato, Egg and Champagne Vinegar Dressing


Served with house made Rosemary Potato Chips or a House Salad

Skinny Garden Club $13.25
Roasted Turkey, Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato between 2 Slices of Toasted Artisan Sourdough

Chicken Salad Sandwich $13.25
Chicken with Dried Cherries and Texas Pecans with Sliced Tomato on a Flaky Croissant

Sonoma Grilled Cheese Sandwich $12.25
on Sour Dough Bread with Tomato and Bacon

Monterey Chicken Sandwich $12.99
Grilled Chicken Breast with Peppers and Onions, Monterey Jack Cheese on Ciabatta with Cilantro Jalapeño Mayo


Three Tea Sandwich Plate

Served with a Cup of Soup or Spinach Salad

Mini Croissant with Chicken Salad
Sliced Turkey and Brie Spread on Wheat Bread
Traditional Creamed Cucumber on White Bread


Children’s Menu (12 and under)

served with House Made Chips and Juice Box

Macaroni and Cheese
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Kids Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Chicken Fingers and French Fries
$9.00 – 2 pcs (12 and under); $12.00 – 3pcs (Over 12 and Adults)



Selection of La Crème Hot Teas/ Iced Tea
Coffee/Decaf Coffee
Bottled Water/Coke/Diet Coke/Sprite

The Finishing Touch


Tres Leches Cake
Kentucky Bourbon Pecan Pie
Lemon Cream Shortcake
Chocolate Bliss (Vegan and Gluten free)
Praline Crème Brûlée


Wines by the Glass and the Bottle and Local Craft Beers

Please inquire with your server
Cabernet Sauvignon – Claret – Pinot Noir – Chardonnay – Sauvignon Blanc – Pinot Grigio – Prosecco – Champagne


The Restaurant DeGolyer uses seasonal, locally-sourced and sustainable foods whenever possible and appropriate.