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Hattie’s Restaurant – Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff

We’ll never forget the first time we went to Hattie’s Restaurant in 2004 and our delight as we walked in to this Southern mainstay of Bishop Arts District. For this reason, whenever we have visitors, Hattie’s Restaurant tops our list. We enjoy watching their eyes light up in surprise as they step into the sunbathed and airy dining room, a contrast to it’s jet black exterior. Of course, the delectable Southern comfort cuisine remains as consistent as ever.

A piece of home made banana bread starts off our Sunday brunch for our IttyBittyFoodies while Bloody Mary’s and mimosas flow freely around.

Sunday special – Chicken & Waffles

An order of Southern Fried Chicken always graces the table, whether it’s done with mash, tasso gravy; or a fried chicken salad with a buttermilk dressing, bacon, avocado, hard boiled eggs and mixed greens or Sunday special of chicken and waffles.

For first timers, the Low Country Shrimp and Grits with tabasco sauce is a must. Fresh, jumbo shrimp laying on top of creamy and spicy grits. My Australian guest comments that the grits tastes like polenta. We explain that grits are made from coarsely ground corn is usually eaten at breakfast. The Low Country Shrimp & Grits is often considered a breakfast delicacy from the low country from South Carolina. The kids often find this too spicy but it’s a must for visitors.

Another specialty of the house is the crab cakes and on Sunday brunches, they are served with poached eggs with Hollandaise sauce and crisp breakfast potatoes. For dessert, it’s always crisp oozy fried pie!  With it’s warm and friendly service, beautiful surrounds and fabulous consistent food at a great price point for families, Hattie’s is timeless and one of our all-time favorites.

Till our next Happy Meal!


  • Food: Southern comfort!
  • Ambiance: Elegant and yet inviting
  • Service: Warm and friendly
  • Kid Friendliness: :) :) :) :) :)
  • Itty Bitty Foodies Tip: Sunday brunches are a great time to bring children
  • Parent Foodies Tip: Always book a table, Bishop Arts District is so popular these days, it’s hard to find a table

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Cheryl Collett is a freelance lifestyle writer. She blogs about her two passions: food and her kids at www.ittybittyfoodies.com

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