The Dallas area is full of treasure troves and brilliant date ideas that are just waiting to be discovered like Ron’s Place and The Hub in Addison. Tucked into a shopping plaza off of Beltline Road in Addison is a haunt known and beloved by Addison locals, but a neat discovery for those like me that reside a little further out. Thanks to the team at Ron’s for hosting me and for sharing the scoop of what’s new, next and upcoming there.
Step inside you can go one of two ways, you can venture into the Hub or hang out in Ron’s Place. The Hub is an open casual dining space with game tables, billiards, poker, a shaded patio and a well-stocked bar. Laid out for small groups and easy conversation, The Hub is just that…a hub. Expect to find friendly staff, an easy place to congregate, watch the game (they have dozens of televisions — hello College Football season), enjoy a good meal of Southern favorites from a scratch-kitchen and sample a local beer.
Or you can venture into Ron’s Place. Think Neighborhood Irish Pub meets Texas Corner Tavern in Addison. Arranged for more intimate conversations, laughter complimented by a great whiskey or a platter of quesadillas and wings, Ron’s Place features a long bar opposite open booths and high top tables a little further back.
I toured both, made mental notes to return to The Hub with my siblings, but found myself gravitating to Ron’s Place. It is quieter, has an easy style and a welcoming comfort of being in a neighborhood hangout. I noticed people enjoying conversations, noshing on some seriously delicious looking quesadillas and sipping on pints from DFW local Three Nations Brewery. It happened to be Pint Night when I stopped by and the rule is, if you finish your pint then you may have the glass. Collectible and a fun way to try something new. I tried the Blood Orange Wit, which is by the way, delicious. Bright, scented with the freshness of the orange, mildly hoppy and easy-drinking — not a fru-fru kind of beer, but not one that will require stamina to finish either.
The menu comes to you with a wood cover branded with Ron’s logo. It wouldn’t be out of place in a steak house, especially once you see the extensive whiskey and craft beer selection. It is a whiskey connoisseur’s dream with over 150 varietals on site from the mainstream Big Daddys and some lesser known beauties. I settled on the Garlic and Parmesan Wings and Brisket Quesadillas sans the bacon. Both dishes came from the kitchen fresh and hot with enough crunch to make me happy and plenty of seasoning remind me why they are classic bar grub. The brisket was tender in a tangy sauce and without the gristle and extraneous fat that is often present in brisket tacos and quesadillas. The wings were well done and perfect for talking and eating happily, if not necessarily ladylike.
As I dug into my meal, I watched the crowd in Ron’s Place. Happy eaters and people simply enjoying the day stood out to my mind — after asking around I began to see why it came so highly recommended. It’s an easy win for good comfort food and a good drink. It’s quiet enough to hold a conversation and hear yourself think. The bartenders are friendly, knowledgeable and full of recommendations, just ask. Stop by for a visit and let them know that Teia at Dallas Single Mom sent you.
Open daily from 11AM – 2AM, Ron’s Place is perfect for casual date nights, watching the game, enjoying pint night or snagging friends for late night snacks.
4145 Beltline Road
Addison, Texas 75001
Thank you to the Team at Ron’s Place for hosting my experience.