Wayward Sons

Modern American

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Expect Southern-inspired cuisine at Wayward Sons, a buzzy hotspot in Lower Greenville that sports a spacious interior with exposed wood beam ceilings and plaid banquettes. Chef Graham Dodds turns out changing dishes like smoked lamb brisket with parsnip slaw, baby back ribs and jalapeño cornbread. Local, craft beers, global wines (with a few Texas vintages) and classic cocktails, like a Negroni or Last Word, round out the bar offerings.

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  • Three stars from the Dallas Morning News 2016
  • Number 8: Best New Restaurants 2016 — D Magazine
  • Number 19: The 50 Best Restaurants in Dallas 2016 — D Magazine

Menu for Wayward Sons

Main Menu

Fresh Baked Bread & House Cultured Butter

  • Jalapeno Cornbread local honey
  • Buttermilk Biscuits mum's preserves
  • Bundt Batter Bread grapefruit marmalade


  • Kabocha Squash Bisque zante currants & caponata
  • Saint David's Raclette Cheese Fondue apples, pears & baby vegetables
  • Purple Potato Tostones cabrito, creme fraiche & salsa mariquitas
  • Sardines & Toast brandade, pickled red onions, watercress & capers
  • Saffron arancini gulf shrimp + octopus & sofrito
  • Bufala Carpaccio crispy farro trail mix & san isidro cheese
  • Garden "Charcuterie" marinated olives & creole mustard
  • Texas Artisan Cheese green tomato chutney & quince


  • Mixed Baby Lettuces garden vegetables & verjus vinaigrette
  • Toby's Arugula poached pears, spicy pecans & apache blue cheese
  • Little Gems Caesar chickpea croutons & san marzano tomato
  • Celery Root Waldorf pine nuts, escarole & slow roasted grapes
  • Hazelnut Crusted Goat Cheese beef bacon, frisee & candied kumquats


  • Parsley Root Gnocchi roasted mushrooms & braised artichokes
  • Wild Mushrooms Tamales mole negro, avocado & radish
  • 44 Farms Burger local cheese & triple cooked fries
  • Blackened Redfish garden greens & red peppers sauce
  • Cornmeal Dusted Catfish leek hushpuppies, braised collards & mustards
  • Windy Meadows Chicken & Dumpling thumbelina carrots & micro celery
  • Beef Bolognese Lasagna goat ricotta & sun-dried tomato sugo
  • Smoked Lamb Brisket parsnip slaw & sweet onion puree
  • A Bar N Ranch New York Strip baby beets, sunchokes & walnut salsa verde
  • Butcher's Cut 44 Farms Steak hasselback potato & bearnaise


  • Roasted Squash brown sugar & pumpkin seeds
  • Brussels Sprout apple butter & apple mostarda
  • Homestead Heritage Grits goat cheese & mushroom ragout
  • Cauliflower "Risotto" parmesan reggiano & fine herbs
  • Grilled Broccolini calabrian chili romesco
  • Crushed Fingerling Potatoes sea salt & sage
  • Triple Cooked Fries malt vinegar & chives

Sessionable &( Mostly) Local

  • Argus Fermentables "Ciderkin" Cider, Austin, Tx
  • Deep Ellum "Dallas Blonde" Blonde Ale, Dallas, Tx
  • Real Ale "Hans Pils" Pilsener, Blanco, Tx
  • Rahr & Sons "Ugly Pug" Schwarzbier, Fort Worth, Tx
  • Revolver "Blood & Honey" Wheat Ale, Granbury, Tx
  • Prairie "Standard" Saison, Krebs, Ok
  • Audacity Brewing "Bulletproof" Pale Ale, Denton, Tx
  • Community Brewing "Mosaic" Dipa, Dallas,tx
  • Martin House "Bockslider" Bock, Fort Worth, Tx
  • Four Corners "Block Party" Robust Porter, Dallas, Tx
  • Lakewood "Temptress" Milk Stout, Garland, Tx
  • Seasonal Rotator(s) please inquire

As Seen on Tv

  • Stella Artois euro lager
  • Coors Original american adjunct lager
  • Miller Light american light lager
  • Michelob Ultra american (even lighter) lager
  • Dos Equis mexican lager

For the Table

  • Abbaye Notre Dame D'orval "Orval" Trappist Gaume, Belgium (11.2oz)
  • Jolly Pumpkin "Oro De Calabaza" Wild Ale Grand Rapids, MI (375ml)
  • Jester King "Das Wunderkind!" Saison Austin, TX (750ml)

House Cocktails

  • The Wayward Son gilbey's gin, yellow chartreuse, radish, cilantro, cucumber, jalapeno, pepper flakes
  • French 75 aviation gin, lemon, mum's marmalade, caramelized garnish
  • Mule titos vodka, fresh ginger juice, lime, soda, nutmeg
  • Dark & Stormy goslings rum, fresh ginger juice, lime, soda, nutmeg
  • Margarita sauza 100 anos reposado tequila, caramelized lime juice, cointreau, lime, sugar, smoked maldon
  • Jack Rose apple jack brandy, fresh pomegranate grenadine, lime
  • Old Fashioned knob creek whiskey, angostura, sugar, orange & lemon oil
  • Paloma patron silver tequila, grapefruit & lemon juice, soda, vanilla peychaud's
  • Negroni ransom old tom barrel aged gin, infused apricot aperol, carpano antica
  • Last Word nolet's gin, luxardo maraschino, lime, green chartreuse
  • Saratoga bulleit rye whiskey, brandy, sweet vermouth, bitters
  • Bartender's Choice choice of spirit, seasonal ingredients

Wine by The Glass


  • Juve Y Camps "Reserva De La Familia" Cava, Spain 2011
  • Cleto Chiarli (Dry!) Lambrusco "Di Fondatore" Modena, Italy 2013
  • Besserat De Bellefon "Cuvee Des Moines" Brut, Champagne, France Nv


  • Laguna Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, USA 2013
  • Tate "Spring Street" Chardonnay, Yountville, Napa Valley, USA 2013
  • Faiveley Bourgogne Blanc, Burgundy, France 2012
  • Kaltern "Caldaro" Pinot Grigio, (Northern) Alto Adige, Italy 2014
  • Willakenzie Pinot Gris, Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, USA 2014
  • I'ecole No. 41 "Luminesce" Semillon/Sauv. Blanc, Seven Hills Vyd. , Walla Walla Valley, USA 2013
  • Sacred Hills Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2014
  • Regis Minet Pouilly-Fume "Vieilles Vignes" Loire Valley, France 2014
  • Montinore "Almost Dry" Riesling (Northern) Willamette Valley, USA 2014
  • Mcpherson Albarino, High Plains of Texas, USA 2014
  • Pedernales Viognier, Texas, USA 2014
  • Bucci Verdicchio "Classic" Castelli Di Jesi, Marche, Italy 2014
  • Onward Rose of Pinot Noir, Hawkeye Ranch, Redwood Valley, USA 2014


  • Sostener Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, USA 2013
  • Alexana Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, USA 2013
  • Chateau De Breze Saumur" Clos Du Mazurique" Loire, France 2013
  • Hayes Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Northern) Central Coast, USA 2014
  • B Wise "Trios" Cabernet Sauvignon, Noon Mountain, Sonoma, USA 2012
  • Canard Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga, Napa Valley, USA 2012
  • Burgess Merlot, Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, USA 2012
  • Bellevue De Fourcas Dupre, Listrac-Medoc, Bordeaux, France 2009
  • Sleight of Hand "The Conjurer" Bordeaux Blend - Columbia Valley, USA 2012
  • Stolpman Estate Syrah, Ballard Canyon, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, USA 2013
  • Amavi Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, USA 2012
  • Moillard "Les Violettes" Cotes Du Rhone, France 2013
  • Mcpherson "La Herencia" Tempranillo Blend, High Plains of Texas, USA 2013
  • Shebang! "Ninth Cuvee" Zinfandel Blend, California, USA MV
  • Zuccardi "Serie A" Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza Argentina, USA 2014

3525 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Refined, Rustic
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Late Night, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Loud
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (214) 828-2888
  • Private Dining Room: No