Things to Do in Dallas for Oregon Ducks and Ohio State Buckeyes Fans


You’ve made it to the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth area as an Oregon Ducks fan or an Ohio State Buckeyes fan. The game is on Monday night but as you look out from your hotel room, maybe you were thinking it would be a little warmer. This weekend’s temps in Dallas aren’t supposed to get above 45 degrees with it being rainy for some of it. You’re looking to get out, explore the Dallas Metroplex and enjoy the sights, food, and entertainment. Let the Blitz be your guide to all things Dallas and maybe give you the Oregon or Ohio State fan a little taste of how they do it in Texas. Just click on any of the links below for more information.

Places to Eat

The great thing about Arlington is that it’s smack dab between Dallas and Fort Worth. And if you’re a tourist coming to Dallas what’s the one thing that comes to mind? Steak, and lots of it. If you head west from the stadium towards Fort Worth, check out the Fort Worth Stockyards and you might catch a cattle drive, then belly up to Billy Bob’s for a cold one. They claim to be the world’s largest HonkyTonk. For steak, you have to go to Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, an institution since 1947. Try the Porterhouse or the Bone-in Ribeye and don’t forget your boots, and an extra artery.

Looking for some Tex-Mex while in town? If you’re headed towards Dallas, try Avila’s, a literal hole-in-the-wall mom and pop mexican restaurant off of Maple Ave that’s been featured on Guy Fieri’s Diner’s Drive-Ins and Dives and has been serving Dallas for over 25 years. If it looks like a house, that’s because it is. Try the brisket tacos or the chile rellenos and a word of warning: The salsa for your chips is a little spicy.

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If you’re going out, just go to the Beltline in Addison, which is North Dallas. You have everything from Memphis, a piano bar, to Humperdinks, a greater Dallas area staple since 1976. Watch the NFL playoff action there this weekend and chug it down with one of their signature mimosas. For a pint or some quick English Fish and Chips you can’t miss with The Londoner, a pub located on the Beltline as well. And if those places don’t have your mix, there’s a number of places to go along the Beltline that can’t go wrong.


Everyone is going to tell you that you have to go to The Galleria in North Dallas. And what’s not to love? An Ice Rink and over 200 stores as well as a hotel attached to it, there’s plenty to see and do. But if you want to get away from the crowds, try the Stonebriar Mall in Frisco, which is about a half an hour drive north from downtown Dallas and they also have a lot of quaint shops as well as the area’s only Ikea. If you want to stick closer to downtown, try the Northpark Center, which houses over 235 stores and has higher ended shops and is conveniently located.


How can you come to downtown Dallas and not see Dealey Plaza and the Sixth Floor Museum? Delve yourself into the Assassination of John F. Kennedy and retrace the path of that fateful November day back in 1963. See the grassy knoll and the plaza just like it was over 50 years ago. Also in downtown is the Dallas Museum of Art, one of America’s largest art museums, which houses works by Van Gogh, Gaugin, Monet, and Georgia O’Keefe, to name a few.

And lastly, try to make it one night to Dallas’ Deep Ellum District, where many a Buckeye and Duck fan will find their way to. Traffic will be snarled, but it’ll be well worth it once you get there. For live music like jazz, try The Free Man Cajun Cafe and Lounge and their signature Jambalaya or Po’Boy. For decades, Texas and Oklahoma fans have congregated on Red River Weekend in October just off of Commerce Street and with plenty of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, there’s an endless supply of trouble to get into, just make sure you get to the National Championship game on Monday….

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