Growing up in the Dallas area Oak Cliff had a reputation that one was to avoid at all expense. But as time and development went on, Oak Cliff has turned into an eclectic vibe with the heart of their Bishop Arts District. And a go-to neighborhood for great food.
My first brunch spot ♦ Jonathon’s Oak Cliff ♦ 1111 N. Beckley Ave Dallas, TX 75203
I brought my boyfriend and myself here years ago back before Jonathon’s had much notice. It is a cute craftsman style house converted to a restaurant, which means limited seating. Zach (my BF) ordered the Fried Chicken and Waffles and for myself, I got the Peanut Butter Jelly Time Waffles. I have to say I tried his Fried Chicken and Waffle and then continued to eat about half of it. So my promotion for Jonathon’s rest with the crunchy chicken-fried chicken, fluffy and sweet Belgium waffle, and the best compliment to it all, their peppered gravy. I like to combine the syrup with the pepper gravy, it adds a little bit of sweet without eliminating the spice of the gravy.
Over time Jonathon’s has grown a buzz. For when it was easy to get a table, now you are hitting elbows with another eager eater on the small bar while trying to knife your chicken fried chicken. But like most places worth going to you have to be prepared to give and take. Maybe wake up a little earlier on the weekends (an extra hour or 2 to cure your munchie hangover a little quicker).
Here are some other things to know about Jonathon’s Oak Cliff::
- Not open on Mondays (called and confirmed)
- Breakfast starts at 7 am & their full menu (hint: Fried Chicken and Waffles) starts at 10 am
- Dual Happy Hour 7am-10am & 3pm-7pm *full bar*
- Build your own Bloody Mary Bar on the weekends during brunch
I would also note that I only come back for the Fried Chicken and Waffles, so I do not feel I can speak on the other foods behalf. But based on the crowd and the growing buzz I know others have taste buds that are not just made for Chicken and Waffles.