Best Happy Hour Deals in Dallas


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This week, I was on the hunt for the best food deals in Dallas. While discounts on drinks always make for a “happy hour,” any discount on food is, to me, the happiest hour. After some research into the best deals in Dallas, I’ve compiled a list of three restaurants with unbeatable happy hour deals on food that will satisfy both your wallet and your food mood.

img_4217Kona Grill: If you love sushi, then you’ll love the amazing deals Kona Grill has to offer. Voted one of the 21 best happy hours in Dallas by D Magazine, you can get discounted food and drinks every day of the week. Yes, every single day! Happy hour deals at Kona Grill include half-priced sushi and appetizers, as well as a variety of discounted beer, wine, cocktails and sake.



I decided to take full advantage of this money-saving sushi deal and ordered an appetizer and 5 rolls, all of which were just as delicious as any full-priced roll at an authentic sushi restaurant. Katherine Hegarty, a Dallas local, was enjoying her first happy hour at Kona Grill when I spoke to her.

“This is actually my first time here, but it definitely won’t be my last,” said Hegarty. “The food is fantastic and the prices are even better.”

The bar and outdoor patio have open-seating for all happy hour guests. Located inside NorthPark Center in Dallas, Kona Grill is the perfect way to end an afternoon of shopping.




Paul Martin’s American Grill: At this upscale restaurant in Turtle Creek, you can get your hands on one of the best burger deals in Dallas. Also named one of the 21 best happy hours in Dallas by D Magazine, Paul Martin’s American Grill has an incredible deal on their bistro cheeseburger. For just $13, you get the burger, fries, and your choice of any handcrafted draft beer.


I paired this juicy deal with the grilled maple cider chicken skewers, another happy hour menu item, satisfying both my palate and my wallet. Paul Martin’s happy hour specials are offered every day from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. This restaurant also offers open-seating at the bar for happy hour guests. The elegant interior makes it a great place to end a long day at the office or kick-start a night out with friends.



img_4229High Fives: I took the name of this restaurant and bar literally when I found out about the happy hour deals offered here…high fives all around! Named one of 13 Dallas happy hours with deliciously cheap food by Dallas Eater, High Fives offers $5 sandwiches, beer, wine and cocktails Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and all day Tuesday.

While $5 drinks are a great bargain, what got my attention were the discounted sandwiches! The High Fives menu offers a wide variety from seared tuna to prime roast beef and even a winter squash for veggie lovers.


Guests can enjoy their discounted food and drinks on the outdoor, dog-friendly patio. High Fives also offers live music on Thursdays and a DJ on Fridays, making it a great hangout spot for a fun-filled evening.


All photos by Janelle Giordano. Infographics by Janelle Giordano. Map by Janelle Giordano.


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