North Texas Daily

A guide to the newest Denton restaurants

A guide to the newest Denton restaurants

A guide to the newest Denton restaurants
March 03
14:00 2023

Denton’s selection of places to grab a bite to eat is growing – from new on-campus dining options to local, small businesses.

Over the past several months, chain restaurants and small businesses alike have opened, feeding hungry bellies and satisfying tastebuds of Dentonites looking for something new. Here is a list of the newest places in town for college students and locals looking for a change of pace.

Layne’s Chicken Fingers

The newest addition to the Fry Street area is College Station-based chicken joint Layne’s Chicken Fingers. Layne’s has been selling their “soon to be famous” chicken fingers with crinkle-cut fries, Texas toast and secret Layne’s sauce in Denton since November.

Although their menu is similar to popular chain Raising Cane’s, Layne’s’ first location opened in 1994. The first Cane’s did not open until two years later in 1996 – which is why Layne’s is known as “the original Cane’s.” Layne’s is open Sunday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Namaste Denton

Located west of the square, Namaste Denton serves dishes such as chicken tikka masala, samosas and butter chicken prepared by chefs from India.

The restaurant opened in December and is currently serving a limited menu, according to its website. Namaste Denton is open Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

El Taco H

El Taco H, a Mexico City-inspired taco shop, opened in October in downtown Denton. The restaurant, not related to other taco restaurants with the same name in Grapevine or Irving, specializes in street tacos and serves margaritas, sangria and other mixed drinks from the bar.

El Taco H is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

The heavily-anticipated Einstein Bros. Bagels location in the College of Visual Arts and Design building opened at the end of the fall semester. The on-campus restaurant was scheduled to open in spring of 2020, but the opening date was pushed back several times.

Students can now use FLEX funds to purchase items such as bagels, sandwiches and coffee at Einstein Bros. The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. through 5 p.m.

Featured Image Various drinks and dishes, al pastor, quesabirria, consommé, carne asada, salsa, agua chiles, el tlacuache and a paloma, sit on a table at El Taco H on Feb. 28, 2023. Maria Crane

Website-2Website-4Website-1Elote is available as a side at El Taco H on Feb. 28, 2023. Maria CraneA Paloma sits on a table in El Taco H on Feb. 28, 2023. Maria Crane
El tlacuache, a drink made of mezcal, pineapple juice, jamaica and rrosemary syrup, sits on a table in El Taco H on Feb. 28, 2023. Maria Crane

About Author

Kaitlynn Hutchins

Kaitlynn Hutchins

Related Articles


No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment

The Roundup

<script id="mcjs">!function(c,h,i,m,p){m=c.createElement(h),p=c.getElementsByTagName(h)[0],m.async=1,m.src=i,p.parentNode.insertBefore(m,p)}(document,"script","");</script>

Search Bar

Sidebar Thumbnails Ad

Sidebar Bottom Block Ad

Flytedesk Ad