5 Days of Freebies in Dallas

They say the best things in life are free, which is definitely true in Dallas where you can find something for nothing on any given day. Check out a few of the spots that offer something on the house to eat, drink or experience. (Photo: Eat gratis tuna rolls during happy hour at Steel. Yum.)

Updated: March 09, 2010

Gratis is Good

Steel Restaurant

3102 Oak Lawn Ave Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75219

This downtown sushi restaurant attracts the young, the beautiful and those who appreciate a free tuna roll. Every Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm, regulars flock to happy hour for complementary sushi in the bar and discounted prices on specialty cocktails, beer and hot sake.

Fat Daddy's Burger House

9540 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Whether you order the burger or any other meal on the menu at this neighborhood haunt, you'll get two Bud Light beers for free. Yes, that's two beers FREE. Now get going.

Paperbacks Plus

6115 La Vista Dr, Dallas, TX 75214

If you're a book junkie but can't afford your habit then head to this old Lakewood used bookstore, where shelves of paperbacks, hard covers and comics are yours for the swiping on the sidewalk. Go on.


4544 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205

This Mexican restaurant on Knox Street pays homage to Elvis and to Tex-Mex and has a hunk-a hunk-a happy hour every week. Regardless of whether you like the fountain modeled after the King, you're sure to enjoy the fully loaded nacho bar.

Meadows Museum

5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX 75275

SMU is fortunate to have an amazing collection of works from the Golden Age of Spanish art. Go after 5pm on any given Thursday and explore masterworks of Velazquez, Ribera and Santiago Calatrava to save yourself the normal $8 admission fee.

Blue Mesa Grill

5100 Belt Line Rd Ste 500, Addison, TX 75254

Andale! This grill offers free quesadillas from 4pm-7:30pm during weekdays. Sip on a blue margarita from the tequila bar while your complimentary Tex-Mex treats are custom grilled right in front of you. And Thursday nights feature free live music on the patio after 9pm.

Mc Kinney Avenue Transit Auth

3153 Oak Grove Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

There's something about riding in an open-air trolley that makes us feel like kids again. This Uptown car happens to be air-conditioned, too, for those swletering days in Dallas. The route spins through all the dining, shopping and entertainment hot spots between McKinney Avenue and Woodall Rodgers Freeway.