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Best Cheap Eats in Deep Ellum


If you want to eat well in Deep Ellum, you don’t have to break the bank. Surrounded by tasty local food and budget-conscious dining choices, Marquis on Gaston apartment homes are your destination for cheap and delicious eats. Choose from southern comfort food, handcrafted Texas brews, and burgers piled high with your favorite toppings. Whether you’re a university student on a fixed income, a busy professional who watches their wallet, or anyone in between, the affordable restaurants in Deep Ellum are sure to delight your taste buds.

Pecan Lodge

If you’re craving Texas BBQ, there’s only one place to go in Deep Ellum: Pecan Lodge. From smoked brisket to decadent pork ribs, you can order one-half pound of delicious meaty goodness for $11 or less. With that much food, you’ll have plenty to save for lunch the next day. They also offer an array of sides to complement the meats, including mac ‘n’ cheese, fried okra, and collard greens.

BrainDead Brewing

If you like your cheap eats with a side of craft beer, check out BrainDead Brewing. Offering satisfying lunch options and tasty bites from open to close, BrainDead Brewing also features an incredible brunch spread all at reasonable prices. For a little something special, try their bacon flight pairing four house-made bacons with four handcrafted beers. Featuring an array of delicious craft beers ranging from a refreshing grapefruit saison to a double IPA, you can find the pairing that satisfies your hunger.

Twisted Root Burger Co

Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives, Twisted Root Burger Co is a can’t-miss food destination in Deep Ellum. As their flagship location, Twisted Root is a local favorite and a must-try restaurant for visitors, too. Known for their burgers, you can choose from 13 specialty burgers topped with everything from guacamole to smashed fries. Complete the meal with french fries and a shake for a classic Americana meal.

Easy Slider

Located in the heart of historic Deep Ellum, Easy Slider is a local favorite. With both a brick and mortar location and a food truck, Easy Slider is known for burgers and beer. Zagat ranked their Sweet & Lowdown burger one of the top 10 burgers in Dallas. Their sauces are homemade, their desserts are homemade, even their pork rinds are homemade! For good eats at affordable prices, Easy Slider truly can’t be missed.

Twilite Lounge

It’s not only the food that’s affordable in Deep Ellum. We also have cheap drinks! For

a fun and affordable night out with friends, look no further than Twilite Lounge. A New Orleans-inspired bar, it’s a great place to gather with friends and watch a Saints game -- but Cowboys fans are always welcome too. Set under chandeliers with rustic dark paneling on the walls, it’s a cozy enclave for a tasty beer and good conversation.

For a luxury apartment in a prime location near the best restaurants in Deep Ellum, make your move to Marquis on Gaston.