Advocate’s Best of Oak Cliff 2016 Recap

Bishop Arts Street Scene
Best Local Attraction winner, Bishop Arts District. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

Over the past three months, Advocate readers voted to select the best of Oak Cliff.

Be sure to visit all of these local spots, and share your pictures with us on social media — we’d love to see you around the neighborhood.
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Best Of Oak Cliff Dining

Best Oak Cliff Breakfast/Brunch

Winner: Norma’s Café
Runners-Up:
Jonathon’s (2014 Winner)
Oddfellows
Nominees:
El Jordan Café
Hattie’s
Whisk Crepes Café
Boulevardier
Bolsa
Metro Diner
Bolsa Mercado
Smoke
Tillman’s
Pink Magnolia
Kessler Park Eating House

Best Oak Cliff Sweets

Winner: Emporium Pies
Runners-Up:
Kessler Pie Co.
Dude, Sweet Chocolate
Nominees:
Panaderia Vera’s
CoCoAndre Chocolatier
Joy Macarons
Cretia’s
Potpourri of Silk
La Maroches

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Best Oak Cliff Bar

Winner: Nova (2015 Winner)
Runners-Up:
The Local Oak
Ten Bells Tavern
Nominees:
Bolsa
Small Brewpub
Cibo Divino
Parker Barrows
Whitehall Exchange
Oak Cliff Social Club
Wine Poste
Barbara’s Pavilion
Wild Detectives
Pour House Dallas
Bar Belmont
The Foundry

Best Oak Cliff Burgers

Winner: Hunky’s (2014 Winner)
Runners-Up:
Burguesa Burger
Wingfield’s
Nominees:
Country Burger
Bolsa
303 Bar & Grill

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Best Oak Cliff Night Out

Winner: El Ranchito
Runners-Up:
Boulevardier
VH
Nominees:
Lucia
Stock & Barrel
Hattie’s
Bouchon 1314
Tillman’s
Bolsa
Zen Sushi
Pink Magnolia
Smoke
Mesa

Best Oak Cliff Lunch Spot

Winner: Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.
Runners-Up:
Cheesesteak House
Bolsa Mercado
Nominees:
Eno’s Pizza
Cretia’s
Ten Ramen
Charco Broiler
Spiral Diner
Jonathon’s
Hunky’s
Potpourri of Silk
El Corazon de Tejas
Pho 88

Best Oak Cliff Pizza

Winner: Eno’s Pizza
Runners-Up:
Cibo Divino
Home Run Pizza (2014 Winner)
Nominees:
Oak Cliff Pizza & Pasta
Nova

Best Oak Cliff Tacos

Winner: El Si Hay
Runners-Up:
El Taxqueno
Tacodeli
Nominees:
El Tizoncito
El Jordan Café
El Corazon de Tejas
Trompo
Taco Rico No. 2

Best Oak Cliff Coffee

Winner: Davis Street Espresso
Runners-Up:
Oddfellows
Espumoso
Nominees:
Wild Detectives
Bolsa Mercado

Best Of Oak Cliff Services

Best Oak Cliff Home Goods

Winner: Home on Bishop
Runners-Up:
Bishop Street Market
Set & Co.
Nominees:
Neighborhood
Society
Dwell on Davis
Fête-Ish
We Are 1976
Simply Austin

Best Oak Cliff Pet Services

Winner: Bones and Bacon Pet Resort
Runners-Up:
Oak Clips (2014 Winner)
The Petropolitan
Nominees:
Green Pet
Bishop Arts Dog Grooming
The Pawlished Pooch
Wonderland

Best Oak Cliff Place to be Pampered

Winner:  YaYa Foot Spa
Runners-Up:
Skin and Body Solutions Day Spa
Urban Hippie Chiropractic
Nominees:
Texas Fadez
Brass Tacks Barbershop
Cloverleaf Boutique
Growth Life Studio

Best Oak Cliff Specialty Shop

Winner: DIRT Flowers
Runners-Up:
Oak Cliff Bicycle Company
Oil & Cotton
Cozy Cottage
Nominees:
Rose Garden Remake
House of MacGregor
Glass Optical
Artisan’s Collective
M’Antiques
Small Planet E-Bikes

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Best Oak Cliff Place to Work Out

Winner: Inspire Fitness Dallas
Runners-Up:
The Sweat Shop
OAKFit
Nominees:
Clairevista Vitality Club
Anytime Fitness
Planet Fitness
Jonathan’s Private Training Studio
Sync Yoga
Bishop Arts Crossfit
Vivero Boxing Gym
Elite Kettlebell Club
Yoga from the Ends of the Earth
Edge Group Fitness

Best Oak Cliff Of Culture

Best Oak Cliff Date Spot

Winner: Bishop Arts District
Runners-Up:
The Kessler Theater
Sylvan Thirty
Nominees:
Bar Belmont
Bishop Arts Theater Center
Texas Theatre (2015 Winner)

Best Oak Cliff Live Music Venue

Winner: Kessler Theater
Runners-Up:
The Foundry
Texas Theatre
Nominees:
Wild Detectives
Bishop Arts Theater Center
Spinster Records

Best Place to Relax

Winner:Twelve Hills Nature Center
Runners-Up:
Wild Detectives
Lucky Dog Books
Nominees:
Golf Club of Dallas
Stevens Park Golf Course
Belmont Hotel

Best Oak Cliff Place for Kids

Winner: Dallas Zoo
Runners-Up:
North Oak Cliff Library (2015 Winner)
Kidd Springs Park and Rec Center
Nominees:
Hampton Illinois Library
Oil & Cotton
The Golf Club of Dallas
Annie L. Stevens/Toddler Park
Chicken Scratch

Best Oak Cliff Attraction/Event

Winner: Bishop Arts District
Runners-Up:
Annual Mardi Gras Parade
The Texas Theatre
Nominees:
Brew Riot
Jefferson Tower
The Belmont Hotel
Cinco de Mayo Parade
Blues Bandits & BBQ
Bastille Day

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