25+ restaurants with solar eclipse food and drink specials in D-FW

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Dallas Morning News’ coverage of the 2024 total solar eclipse. For more, visit

Everyone is getting ready for the solar eclipse on April 8, and restaurants and bars are no different. North Texas is a prime city for viewing the rare event within the path of totality, and many eateries are planning parties, food and drink specials, and more.

Bedford Ice House

On April 8, Bedford Ice House will host an eclipse patio party from noon to 3 p.m. with specials like $3 you-call-its and $6 flatbreads. The first 200 people will receive complimentary solar glasses with any purchase.

2250 Airport Fwy., Suite 300, Bedford.

BoomerJack’s Grill

BoomerJack’s will host an eclipse patio party from noon to 3 p.m. April 8 with specials like $3 you-call-its and a $9.99 burger and beer combo. The first 200 people will receive complimentary solar glasses with any purchase.

All locations except Mesquite, Casa Linda, and Denton.


The restaurant chain is hosting a Tex-Mex Totality celebration April 6-8, which features a new margarita, $5 chips and dips all day, and a special “Dark Side of the Spoon” T-shirt. The Eclipse ‘Rita will be $8 and features LALO Blanco tequila, Gran Gala, lime juice and agave nectar with a flat of red wine.

Multiple area locations.

Crown Block, Dallas

This new restaurant atop Reunion Tower is offering a special event on April 8 for viewing of the eclipse. The three-course Total Eclipse of the Heart lunch from 12 to 2 p.m. will feature dishes like Caesar salad, filet mignon, branzino, and Key lime pie and Sam Houston Chocolate Pie. $100+ per person.

300 Reunion Blvd. E, Dallas. For reservations, visit

Downtown Grapevine

Historic Grapevine will have many opportunities to be fully immersed in the historic total eclipse on April 8. In addition to music and costumed galactic characters in the Main Street District, local restaurants are also offering eclipse-themed food and drink items to enjoy.

Weinberger’s Deli is offering The Blackout Sandwich; Bacchus is offering an eclipse burger, a “nocturne” dessert and specialty cocktails; Son of a Butcher will have a Solar Eclipse Shake and Galactic Slider; there will be food trucks and viewing glasses at Hop & Sting brewery; Chocolate Moonshine will have special eclipse alcohol-infused popsicles, and Judy Pie is hosting a people and pet pie eating contest. Other nearby events include dinners at Hotel Vin, a viewing party at Meow Wolf, and a special VIP experience in Peace Plaza.

For more information, visit

Eclipse & Sip at Southfork Ranch, Parker

The iconic Parker ranch associated with the famed Dallas TV show will celebrate the solar eclipse on April 8 with a free viewing event from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the mansion’s lawn with boxed lunches, complimentary eclipse glasses and a full cash bar.

Boxed lunches are $20 and include choices like a brisket sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich and pulled pork sandwich. The bar will feature $12 specialty cocktails like the Solar Smash (bourbon, black raspberry liqueur, lime juice and fresh raspberries) and Ring of Fire (tequila, blood orange juice, lime juice).

Southfork Ranch, 3700 Hogge Dr., Parker. Free, but RSVPs are required at

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Ellie’s, Dallas Arts District

Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge at the HALL Arts Hotel is hosting an eclipse-inspired lunch on April 8 with eclipse-themed cocktails and dishes.

1717 Leonard St., Dallas.

Fish City and Half Shells

Fish City Grill and Half Shells restaurants throughout D-FW will be offering specials on April 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The popular Gold margarita will be $6 (regularly $9) and all other cocktails will be $2 off. Eclipse glasses will be available for free while supplies last.

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HG Sply Co., Dallas

HG Sply Co.’s Greenville location will host a Solar Eclipse Party on April 8 from noon to 4 p.m. on the rooftop with special solar eclipse glasses for viewing, a live DJ, and a limited-time drink called the Lunar Libation. The cocktail is available April 6-8 and features Mount Gay Eclipse, lime, blueberry and ginger beer.

2008 Greenville Ave., Dallas.

Hotel Vin, Autograph Collection, Grapevine

Hotel Vin has partnered with Blackland Distillery in Fort Worth to create a limited-edition Eclipse Bourbon, distilling a blend of white corn and black grain called Midnight Wheat, and guests and locals can try eclipse-themed cocktails made with the special spirit throughout the weekend of April 5-8. That weekend, the hotel is also hosting a Blackland Bourbon Dinner, a black glass wine tasting, and an April 8 Lunar Lunch with viewing glasses and a complimentary glass of champagne.

215 E. Dallas Rd., Grapevine.

The Kimpton Pittman Hotel, Deep Ellum

The contemporary hotel in Deep Ellum and its restaurant and bar, Elm & Good, will be offering specialty eclipse-inspired cocktails on eclipse weekend, April 6-8. There will also be a tarot card reader on the pool deck as well as other entertainment on April 8.

2551 Elm St., Dallas.

Kitchen + Kocktails, Downtown Dallas

This downtown restaurant will host a free eclipse viewing party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8 in partnership with Barbados-based Mount Gay Rum, whose heritage blend Mount Gay Eclipse was named after the 1910 total solar eclipse. The event will serve Mount Gay Eclipse cocktails led by national brand ambassador Lauren Trickett.

1933 Elm St.

Lazy Dog Restaurants

All Lazy Dog restaurant locations in Dallas will be offering 15 percent off food and non-alcoholic beverages on April 8 from open to close. Guests will need to say the word “eclipse” to get their deal. Offer for dine-in only.

Visit for locations.

Loop 9 BBQ

Loop 9 BBQ in Grand Prairie offers a large patio for eclipse viewing on April 8 as well as several food and drink specials like an all-day happy hour and complimentary eclipse glasses with every purchase. Specials include $3 chips and salsa, $5 prime brisket quesadillas, $4 pork sliders and $6 classic and frozen margaritas.

EpicCentral at 2951 S. State Hwy. 161, Grand Prairie.

Meddlesome Moth, Dallas

The Moth in the Dallas Design District is hosting an Eclipse Garden Party on April 8 with celestial-themed food and drink and complimentary eclipse glasses.

1621 Oak Lawn Ave.

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Mirador, CBD Provisions and Sassetta in Downtown Dallas

In addition to hosting a ticketed eclipse viewing party at The Eyeborteum in downtown Dallas on April 8, Headington Companies is also offering a special at its restaurants Mirador, CBD Provisions and Sassetta. Dallasites who dine at those restaurants for lunch on April 8 will receive a free ticket to The Eyeboretum viewing event, which is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1601 Main St., Dallas.

Monarch and Kessaku, Downtown Dallas

Monarch and Kessaku, on top of the Thompson Dallas hotel, are offering a special Total Solar Eclipse Brunch on April 8 featuring dishes like buffalo mozzarella and prosciutto di parma, filet mignon with truffled parmesan potatoes, oven roasted asparagus, and truffle jus, and the king crab lasagna with spinach, ricotta and saffron Pomodoro. Panna cotta is for dessert. $99 per person. Guests will also receive a pair of solar eclipse glasses.

1401 Elm St., 49th and 50th floors, Dallas. For more information and to reserve your spot, please visit

The Rustic, Dallas

Catch the eclipse on the The Rustic’s large, open patio. The restaurant will be providing glasses (while supplies last) and offering an extended happy hour, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., on April 8.

Dallas location only, 3656 Howell St., Dallas.

97 West Kitchen and Bar, Hotel Drover, Fort Worth

The Hotel Drover, in partnership with Garrison Brothers Whiskey, is hosting a special whiskey pairing dinner at 5 p.m. April 7 that will feature a solar eclipse themed cocktail reception with an expert astronomer from the Carnegie Institution for Science. The dinner is $250 per person and tickets can be purchased at OpenTable.

97 West Kitchen and Bar, 200 Mule Alley, Fort Worth.


Schlotzsky’s locations in North Texas will be offering $2.99 small Original or Fresh Veggie sandwiches all on April 8. In-store only.

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Sidecar Social, Addison and Frisco

On April 8, Sidecar Social will host an eclipse patio party from noon to 3 p.m. with specials like $5 tall drafts and a $12 lunch menu. The first 200 people will receive complimentary Sidecar Social solar glasses with any purchase.

5100 Belt Line Road, Dallas, in Addison; 6770 Winning Drive, Frisco.

Sky Blu Rooftop in Dallas will be hosting an eclipse viewing party and offering a special charcoal-infused cocktail.(Sky Blu Rooftop)

Sky Blu Rooftop, Design District

Sky Blu Rooftop in the Design District, on the 9th floor of the Tru by Hilton Dallas Market Center, will host a Total Solar Eclipse event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8. Guests will receive viewing glasses and can watch the eclipse over the Dallas skyline while sipping on a special Total Eclipse cocktail, made with tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, agave and an edible, activated charcoal. The cocktail is available April 1-10.

1949 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. Make reservations for the viewing event here.


Tacodeli locations in D-FW will have extended breakfast hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and half-off all alcoholic drinks on April 8.

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White Rhino

White Rhino coffee shops throughout North Texas will be celebrating the eclipse with free eclipse glasses and a special Lunar Lemonade. The drink is a housemade blackberry lemonade with shimmery “space dust,” available April 5-8.

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