Author Archives: Highland Park Cafeteria

Lima Beans and Ambrosia Salad Await at 90-Year-Old Highland Park Cafeteria

Highland Park Cafeteria

by Amy McCarthy Dallas has its fair share of time-honored restaurant institutions, be they barbecue, Tex-Mex, or even classic French fare, but the most old-school of them all might be Highland Park Cafeteria. Originally established in 1925, the restaurant enjoys an impressively loyal following of locals who are devoted to the old-school cafeteria feel and food […]

Cafeteria’s Name Defies Location

Jeff Snoyer reopened the doors of Highland Park Cafeteria as its new owner in 2007, going back to the original name. (Photo: Chris McGathey) “What’s that doing there?” It’s a question many drivers may ask themselves on their way to White Rock Lake when they see Highland Park Cafeteria sitting in a Casa Linda shopping […]

Enjoy a Little Music With Your Meal

When you join us for a meal, you get a little extra acoustic spice, courtesy of the finest pianists in Dallas. We provide live music for your listening pleasure, every day, seven days a week, during dinner and lunch. We began our current music program about five years, ago, when our owner, Jeff  Snoyer, decided […]

The Ultimate High-Low Dining Guide

Highland Park Cafeteria best chicken fried steak Zagat 2014

Chicken-Fried Steak The High: Sissy’s Southern Kitchen ($20) Why it’s Worth it: For the chicken frying of a flat-iron cut, the retro-bespoke vibe and design of the Henderson Avenue restaurant and all the Southern-inspired cocktails you can enjoy alongside it. The Low: Highland Park Cafeteria (pictured; $6.99) Perks/Trade-offs: The self-service approach at the East Dallas stalwart may not be […]

Where to eat in Dallas right now: 10 favorite neighborhood restaurants

Highland Park Cafeteria in Casa Linda. HP Cafeteria comes with a nearly century-old history that included a move from the actual Highland Park to Casa Linda, where it was welcomed as one of its own. That ardency is something to mull as you decide between Waldorf salad, baked tilapia, broccoli casserole, mac and cheese, and pies — […]

An Ode to Iced Tea

Illustration by Mary Woodin
[excerpt from D Magazine, September 2013] The old Highland Park Cafeteria on Knox Street served the best iced tea in Dallas. This magazine made it official several times. It wasn’t served in bathtubs, but in clear Collins-type glasses with that little bulge near the top. I hear they’ve improved the original product over at HP’s […]

Party Like It’s July 4th at Highland Park Cafeteria

Highland Park Cafeteria at dusk

Looking for an air conditioned place to party and grub on Independence Day? Highland Park Cafeteria in Casa Linda Plaza has your back July 4 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. “Fried chicken, barbecued brisket, hot dogs, whole kernel corn, zucchini muffins, apple and cherry pies are all on the menu,” the press release tells us. Plus, […]