Your Exclusive September Total Home & Gift Market Itinerary

Posted by Dallas Market Center on August 12, 2019

As the leading wholesale marketplace in North America, Dallas Market Center hosts nearly 200,000 visitors from across the country and around the world every year. Not only do we exceed expectations through our open-daily showrooms and legendary gift, home and apparel markets, but we guide our guests to the best experiences in Dallas.

Read on for our top Dallas restaurants, events and attractions to visit this September, and enjoy your time in the Big D!


Decadent Dallas Restaurants

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18th & Vine
It might seem contradictory to serve Kansas City-style barbecue in Dallas, but pitmaster Matt Dallman and award-winning Chef Scott Gottlich have confidence in their part-traditional, part-unexpected menu. Enjoy dishes like BBQ Ham Carbonara and Burnt Ends Queso or a classic 2 ‘Cue Combo Plate in a beautiful Southern setting.

4100 Maple Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 443-8335


Classic Tex-Mex is an essential part of the Dallas diet. Fajitas, enchiladas, quesadillas, tostadas, queso, salsa and guacamole round out this very important food group. For quintessential Tex-Mex, visit Herrera’s for all of the above and more, tasting just as deliciosa now as it did back in 1971.

3311 Sylvan Ave.
Dallas, TX  75212
(214) 954-7180


Appropriately billed as a Modern Steakhouse, Knife offers diners a sleek, chic experience. Author and celebrity chef John Tesar elevates both traditional and lesser-known cuts to modern delicacies while paying homage to culinary greats like Éric Ripert on his menu. Lighter fare also satisfies, including classic salads, seafood, risotto and pasta.

5300 E. Mockingbird Ln.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 443-9339
$$$$  Reservations Recommended

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SĒR Steak + Spirits
You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world with the skyline view that SĒR serves up on the 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole hotel. That’s before you even slice into one of the chef’s Cowboy Rib Eyes, Bone-In Filets or K.C. Strips. After your meal, linger over a Texas Pecan Toffee Torte, a Tawny Port and some live piano music.

2201 N. Stemmons Fwy.
Dallas, TX  75207
(214) 761-7479
$$$$ Reservations Recommended
Business Casual Dress Code


Town Hearth
For the ultimate in over-the-top Dallas dining experiences, take your “everything’s bigger” expectations to Town Hearth. At this see-and-be-seen spot, the chandeliers are as jaw dropping as the steaks and you might be served your classic cocktail next to a vintage Ducati or one of the Real Housewives of Dallas.

1617 Market Center Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 761-1617
$$$$  Reservations Recommended


When you hear the word trompo, picture delicious meat roasting on a spit. Served in a fresh tortilla, it makes the perfect bite. After all, a taco is only as good as the meat your taquero slices into it. This award-winning restaurant knows the recipe and serves up a satisfying quick meal on #TacoTuesday, or any day the craving hits.

839 Singleton Blvd., #150
Dallas, TX 75212
(972) 809-7950


Can't-Miss Events

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Enjoy Live Music at The Rustic
One of Dallas’ largest indoor-outdoor venues, The Rustic represents a major draw for live music, tasty food and plenty of people watching. Performances include local and national indie bands, as well as big-name acts touring through town.

3656 Howell St.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 730-0596


John Mayer at American Airlines Center
Don’t miss American singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer John Mayer at American Airlines Center on September 5. Celebrate an amazing day at market with a fun concert!

2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219


55 Years at The Sixth Floor Museum
In remembrance of the 55th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is presenting a new temporary exhibit, 55 Years. 

411 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75202 
(214) 747-6660


The Sleeping Beauty Presented by Texas Ballet Theater
Step into a fairy tale with Texas Ballet Theater as they tell the store of Princess Aurora through enchanting costumes, music and dance at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, September 6-8.

2403 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
Dallas, TX 75201 


Dallas Chocolate Festival
Join chocolate lovers from across Texas at the tenth annual Dallas Chocolate Festival. Both days will feature lectures, demos, food trucks, a kids area, tasting workshops, and can't miss chocolate treats from the most talented and creative people working in chocolate today.

1807 Ross Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201


Top Dallas Attractions

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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
No matter the season, Dallas’ world-class Arboretum paints Mother Nature in her most beautiful light. The newest addition to the stunning 66-acre expanse at the edge of White Rock Lake is “A Tasteful Place,” featuring a fruit and vegetable garden with incredible views of Downtown Dallas.

8525 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX  75218
(214) 515-6615
$15 Admission, $9-15 Parking


Dallas Farmers Market
So much more than a roadside stand, the Dallas Farmers Market combines fresh fruits and vegetables with shopping, restaurants and more. Find it all here, from farmers, ranchers, butchers and bakers to gifts, tees, tacos and ice cream.

920 S. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 664-9110


George W. Bush Presidential Center 
Take a mini-trip to Washington, D.C. right here in Dallas at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. This museum houses the former president’s archives, his library, several interactive exhibits, a replica of the Oval Office and a restaurant playfully named Café 43.

2943 SMU Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 200-4300

$19 Adult Admission


The Katy Trail
Looking to get outside and explore Dallas on two feet or four wheels? Run, walk or bike along The Katy Trail, a popular tree-lined path built on a historic railroad line, privately funded and supported by the community.

Trail begins just north of the corner of Houston St. and Lyle St.
(214) 303-1180


Dallas Museum of Art
While you’re Dallas, be sure to visit one of the largest art museums in the country. The Dallas Museum of Art features tens of thousands of works of art within 159,000 square feet of exhibition space. Of particular note is a stunning permanent installation by Dale Chihuly in the sun-splashed DMA Café.

1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-1200
Free Admission


Dallas World Aquarium
Fish are just the start. At the Dallas World Aquarium, animals from sea, land and sky live year-round in a dazzling jewel box. Like a mini-rainforest in the middle of a concrete jungle, this attraction allows you to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of monkeys and toucans, splashing penguins and, yes, countless species of swimmers. 

1801 N. Griffin St.
Dallas, TX  75202
(214) 720-2224
$20.95 Adult Admission