Addison is a suburb of Dallas and is one of the area's most popular places. Addison's main attractions are based around restaurants, and has some of the most restaurants per square mile in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
By Car: Addison is centered on the intersection of Belt Line Road and Dallas North Tollway. It is almost completely surrounded by North Dallas. The tolls from Downtown Dallas amount to less than 2 dollars.
By bus: Public transit via DART buses  is found at the Addison Transit Station on Arapaho Rd, one block north of Belt Line Rd on Quorum Road. This is right next to Addison Circle Park, making it a convenient option if you are attending a festival or show at the WaterTower. The main dining strip is a 5-10 minute walk south to Belt Line.
By plane: Addison is served commercially by DFW airport and Love Field, but also has its own airport for private planes and corporate aviation. Private jet service is available from multiple fixed base operators. International travelers can utilize the airport's 24-hour Customs port.
Driving along Belt Line Road can be slow at the heaviest dining times, but usually not too bad. Weekday lunch time and weekend evenings have the worst traffic. If a festival is happening, especially KaboomTown, expect to sit in traffic much longer.
Be watchful for traffic cops as they are strict and tend to hide themselves well. Arapaho Road, Belt Line Road, Midway Road and Quorum Road are well patrolled.
Most placed in Addison are accessible by DART bus .
Cavanaugh Flight Museum, 4572 Claire Chennault (Entrance is on Westgrove, 1/2 mile west of Addison Rd. Look for green sign. Closest DART Bus #341, which has a stop at Addison Rd & Westgrove), ☎ (972) 380-8800, . Mon - Sat: 9:00AM - 5:00PM, Sun: 11:00AM - 5:00PM. The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is a large display of aviation history, with civilian and military airplanes from WWI through Vietnam. Many different types of historical planes are collected amongst four hangars. Note: Since these are located in airplane hangars, air conditioning is virtually non-existant here, and while there are vents to blow the air through the hangars can get quite warm on a hot summer's day.Adults: $8, Children (6 - 12): $4, Children under 6: Free.
Addison holds some of the best festivals around. Addison believes in making every celebration as big as possible, and they follow through quite well. Each of these festivals are in Addison Circle Park (SW corner of Quorum Dr. and Addison Circle. DART Addison Transit Center).
North Texas Jazz Festival -
Taste of Addison - Normally held in May, Taste of Addison is a gathering of many of the city's restaurants at Addison Circle Park. Each of the restaurants offers smaller portions of their food at low prices, allowing the public to sample their food.
Kaboom Town! - Normally held the night of July 3rd, Kaboom Town is one of the largest Fourth of July celebrations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Kaboom Town is at Addison Circle Park. Because of the incredible popularity of Kaboom Town it can be next-to-impossible to find a nearby parking space. Your best option is to stay at a residence or hotel near Addison Circle and walk there.
Oktoberfest - Normally held in September, Oktoberfest is a collection of traditional German foods, polka, Paulaner beer, and very silly liederhosen. There's an oom-pah band on site, and a backup oom-pah band in case the first one breaks down.
Addison Improv, 4980 Beltline Road (SW corner of Quorum Dr and Belt Line Rd, 2nd floor. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 404-8501, . Have dinner and drinks while laughing with world-class comedians.
Pete's Dueling Piano bar (Same building as Improv), 4980 Belt Line Road. Known for singing loud and proud. A Piano bar offering top of the line entertainment, in a fun and casual atmosphere.
WaterTower Theatre - Performances throughout the year
Addison residents are proud of their parks and feature some of the best in the metroplex
Addison Circle Park - (Addison Circle Rd and Quorum Dr. DART Addison Transit Center) Large outdoor park and the location of festivals, concerts and outdoor plays. Also has fountains for cooling off in the Texas heat.
Arapaho Road Park - (Park in the parking lot on the Northwest side of Arapaho Rd/Addison Rd intersection and walk a few hundred yards west to find the park. DART Bus #333) When the wind is out of the North, this is the perfect place to watch planes depart and land as they fly just overhead. Addison Airport is one of the busiest single-runway airports in the nation so there is usually no shortage of traffic on a nice day.
Celestial Park - (Celestial Rd at Bellbrook Dr. DART Bus #463) Watch the solstices on a giant sundial.
Qurom Park - (On Quorum Dr, just north of Keller Springs Rd. DART Bus #362) Quiet, very well landscaped park; perfect for having a sack lunch. There is also a large below-ground waterfall surrounded by trees.
Addison Cigar & Tobacco Co, 15401 Addison Rd (NW corner of Lindbergh Dr and Addison Rd. DART Bus #341), ☎ (972) 239-1521. This shop is a small building all by itself next to Addison airport, which means there's no one to complain about the smell. A very good cigar and tobacco shop, decorated with lots of wood paneling. While it's a small location, they have a wide selection of cigars in their walk-in humidor. The owners are always friendly to help you find what you're looking for. A members-only lounge is available in the back. This place can get crowded on Friday nights, and parking is limited.
Village on the Parkway, 5100 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX, 75254 (SE corner of Belt Line Rd and Dallas Pkwy. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 308-0100, . A large outdoor shopping mall. With fountains, simulated roudabouts and delicate styling this is reminiscent of an Italian village. Some notable shops here are Paciugo Gelato, Bed Bath & Beyond, Grand Spa International, and Harold's Closeout.
When you get hungry, there are over 170 restaurants in the city's 4 square miles, enough to satisfy any taste. Most of Addison's restaurants are located on Belt Line Rd, which is commonly called "Restaurant Row". DART Bus #400 runs along the entire length of Belt Line Rd in Addison, and connects with the Addison Transit Center. While you can find just about anything you want on Restaurant Row, there are many unique restaurants found on the connecting streets.
Dennys, 4301 Belt Line Rd (NE corner of Midway and Belt Line Rd. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 980-6957, . Inexpensive, convenient, breakfast served anytime. Just like it's bitter rival IHOP. Conveniently located in front of the Motel 6.
Greenz, 15615 Quorum Drive (NW corner of Quorum Dr. and Addison Circle Dr. Look for the large blue sculpture. DART Addison Transit Center.), ☎ 972-385-7721, . A place that serves salads. Every salad is large and hearty enough to be a meal. Their menu is small and specialized, but they do take requests. They also have salads with meats in them, for the more carnivorous. If you need to eat your salad on the move they can make it into a wrap. Their outdoor patio seating is preferred, as it does get noisy inside.
IHOP, 3910 Belt Line Rd (SE corner of Belt Line Rd and Commercial Dr. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 241-9299, . 24 hours. Inexpensive, convenient, breakfast served anytime. Just like it's bitter rival Dennys.
Jakes, 5505 Beltline Road (N side of Belt Line Rd between Prestonwood Blvd and Preston Rd. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 503 - 5253, . Friendly place where one can get a good burger and a cold beer. Unlike most other places in Addison, this one is simpler with more of a "blue-collar" feel. Patio seating is available for enjoying the summer nights.
Pastazios New York Pizza, 5026 Addison Cir (SE corner of Addison Circle and Lewis Pl. DART Addison Transit Center.), ☎ 972-386-9200, . New York style pizza place with a very casual atmosphere. Limited delivery area available. Patio seating is available.
Selim's Doner Kebap, 4816 Belt Line Rd (SE corner of Belt Line Rd and Addison Rd. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 661-8124. A Turkish restaurant that mainly serves doner kebaps. Doner kebaps are similar to gyros, and just as tasty. They also serve wraps and German schnitzel. Try the dolmas, as they taste better than they look. Turkish desserts are also available. This is a very casual place, and most people get take-out from here.
Blue Mesa Grill, 5100 Belt Line Rd (In Village on the Parkway shopping center. SE corner of Belt Line Rd and Dallas Pkwy. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 934-0165, . Mon-Thu 11:00AM - 10:00PM, Fri-Sat 11:00AM - 10:30PM, Sun 9:00AM - 9:00PM. A rather nice American Southwest fusion restaurant. Like Tex-Mex with a little extra added. They also have a wide selection of tequila drinks. Try their Sunday brunch, however be sure to show up at 9 AM to avoid the church crowd.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 5000 Belt Line Rd (SE Corner of Belt Line Rd and Quorum Dr), ☎ (972) 701-9464, . Sun-thurs 11:00AM - 12:00AM, Fri-Sat 11:00AM - 1:00AM. Restaurant specializing in finger foods, hot wings, and really hot sauces. Ask your waiter for a trivia box, which will allow you to play video trivia against others in the bar, as well as play a number of other games. Nice place to hang out in the afternoon.
Clay Pit, 4460 Belt Line Rd (On the South side of Belt Line, just east of Midway Rd. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 233-0111, . Indian restaurant and bar, serving a large variety of exotic vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Atmosphere is more hip and modern, but still traditional. Try a mango lassi to drink, or their signature ginger peach mango iced tea.
Gloria's, 5100 Belt Line Rd. Suite 852 (SE corner of Belt Line and Dallas North Tollway. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 387-8442, . Probably the best and most well known El Salvadoran/Tex-Mex in Dallas with locations in UpTown, Addison, & Bishop Arts Disctrict. Great food & Margaritas. Definitely try a Meltdown. Reasonably priced.
Kampai Sushi & Grill, 4995 Addison Circle (NW corner of Quorum Dr and Addison Circle. DART Addison Transit Center.), ☎ (972) 490-8888, . Lunch: Mon-Fr 11:30AM - 2:30PM, Dinner: Sun-Thu 5:00PM - 10:30PM, Fri-Sat 5:00PM - 11:30PM. Trendy sushi bar in the hip Addison Circle neighborhood. Atmosphere is upscale, but friendly. The restaurant gets a lot of regulars there, and they're never shy about making new friends. Dress code is smart casual.
Magic Time Machine, 5003 Belt Line Rd (NE corner of Quorum Dr and Belt Line Rd. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 980-1903, . This is a kids-oriented restaurant that screams atmosphere! The lobby is decorated in very loud bright colors. The dining room has the same bright colors with loud and gaudy wallpaper. Every obscure, brightly-colored accessory is hanging on the wall. And even the waiters are dressed in various fictional characters. People go there for the atmosphere, and with as much work as they put into their atmosphere they left the food a bit lacking. The food isn't bad, but it doesn't stand out as anything special. Overall it's a fun place to take the kids.
Masaryk Modern Mexican Kitchen, 5004 Addison Circle (SW corner of Addison Circle and Lewis Pl. Look for the purple canopy shades. DART Addison Transit Center.), ☎ (972) 701-8500, . Sun-Thu 11:00AM - 10:00PM, Fri-Sat 11:00AM - 11:00PM. The second of Chef DeLeon's restaurants, Masaryk makes Modern Mexican recipes prepared with international flair. This is not a Tex-Mex restaurant, as we have enough of those already. They have a small portion of their menu dedicated to Tex-Mex for those that must have Tex-Mex, but they truly shine with their modern Mexican recipies. This is also one of the few places in DFW where one can find some good tacos al pastor.
May Dragon, 4848 Beltline Road (SE corner of Belt Line Rd and Addison/Inwood Rd. Dart Bus #400), ☎ (972) 392-9998, . A four-star Chinese restaurant. This is the restaurant owned by Addison city mayor, Joe Chow, and he can frequently be seen running around the place. It serves the normal Americanized Chinese cuisine, as well as several traditional Chinese dishes. There are also some items usually only seen in Asia such as Aromatic Beef, Thousand Layer Egg, Pickled Jellyfish and Peking Style Roast Pork.
Queen of Sheba, 14875 Inwood Rd. (0.2 miles sound of Belt Line Rd, on the West side of the street. DART Bus #488), ☎ (972) 980-9450, . A wonderful Ethiopian restaurant with an elegant, yet casual setting. Food is served in traditional Ethiopian style, and sharing of food at the table is encouraged.
Red India Bistro, 4950 Belt Line Road (SW corner of Belt Line Rd and Quorum Dr. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 661-8811, . This restaurant/bar/lounge is quite trendy and decorated very beautifully. While they have many classical Indian dishes, they give it their own touch by making the food a unique mixture of Indian and Asian fusion. This is a little more expensive than the restaurants in the surrounding area, but it is quite worth it.
Antonio's Ristorante, 4985 Addison Circle (NW corner of Quorum and Addison Circle. DART Addison Transit Center), ☎ (972) 458-1010, . An elegant and romantic small italian restaurant. Ingredients are fresh, the waiters are professional, and the atmosphere is intimate. Located slightly off the beaten path of the circle's sidewalk, but they do have a nice patio.
Fogo de Chão, 4300 Belt Line Rd. (On the South side of Belt Line, just east of Midway Rd. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 503-7300, . Authentic Brazilian-style churrascaria (barbeque). A franchise of the world-famous Sao Paulo restaurant. 40-item salad bar, and incredible cuts of meat. Expensive but worth it. A very similar restaurant called "Texas de Brazil" sits across the street a block down.
Kobe Steaks, 5000 Belt Line Rd (SE corner of Quorum Dr and Belt Line Rd. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 934-8150, . Sun 4:30PM - 10:30PM, Mon-Thu 5:00PM - 10:30PM, Fri 5:30PM - 11:30PM, Sat 4:30PM - 11:30PM. A very popular hibachi-style restaurant. A large variety of meats are available, ready to be grilled right before your eyes at your table. Hibachi chefs juggle their cooking utensils and create large fireballs only four feet from your face. Fun for all ages. It's advisable to go early in the week, as there is usally an hour wait on the weekends and reservations are not accepted for Friday and Saturday nights.
Mr. Sushi, 4860 Belt Line Rd (S side of Belt Line Rd between Landmark and Quorum. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 385-0168, . Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30AM - 2:00PM, Sat. 11:30AM - 2:30PM, Sun 12:00PM - 2:30PM. Dinner: Mon-Thu 5:30PM - 10:30PM, Fri 5:30PM - 11:00PM, Sat 2:30PM - 11.00PM, Sun 5:30PM - 10:00PM. Excellent upscale Japanese restaurant. There is a modern sushi bar to sit at, and there are also tables available. While their main attraction is sushi, they also have a large variety of Japanese dishes. If you tell them it's your birthday they'll play their large taiko drum for you.
Texas de Brazil, 15101 Addison Rd (NW Corner of Belt Line Rd and Addison Rd. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 385-1000, . An excellent place for Churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse). Come hungry, as there are a large number of meats to choose from. One price gets you access to their entire selection, as well as a nice salad bar. Dress code is smart casual.
Trulucks, 5001 Belt Line Rd (NE corner of Quorum Dr and Belt Line Rd. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 503-3079, . Lunch Mon-Fri 11:00AM - 2:00PM, Dinner Sun-Thu 5:00PM - 10:00PM, Fri-Sat 5:00PM - 11:00PM. A very nice seafood & steak restaurant. Professional service with the extra touches that make a meal special. Some of the soups are prepared at your table, and the caesar salad has a real anchovy in it. Casual attire is accepted here.
Astoria Cafe, 15701 Quorum Dr. (NW corner of Quorum Dr and Morris Ave. DART Addison Transit Center), ☎ (972) 239-5853, . The newest gem in Addison Circle is Astoria Caffe and Wine Bar, located just north of the circle on Quorum. If you enjoy a relaxing patio and people watching, all the while enjoying great drinks and food, this is the place for you.
BerryBerry, 4145 Belt Line Rd (NW corner of Midway and Belt Line Rd, Dart Bus #400), ☎ (972) 991-6002, . Mon-Sat 11:00AM - 11:00PM, Sun 12:00PM - 11:00PM. A nice place to get frozen yogurt. However, this isn't the artificial goo that most people consider "frozen yogurt". This is real yogurt that is frozen. There are different flavors available every week, and a variety of different fruits, nuts, and cereal toppings to accent your yogurt. Atmosphere is hip, fun, and VERY PINK!
Duke's Original Roadhouse, 4180 Belt Line Rd (SW corner of Belt Line Rd. and Midway. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 503-2337, . Huge patio. Can be crowded. Saturday nights are usually "biker night", but it seems like every night is biker night.
Dunn Bros Coffee, 3725 Belt Line Rd (In the shopping center in NE corner of Marsh and Belt Line Rd. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 406-9711, . Coffee shop that roasts their own fair-trade beans in the store. The place has a friendlier atmosphere than Starbucks, and often hosts live music concerts. Free WiFi access, conference facilities, and patio seating are available.
The Flying Saucer, 14999 Montfort Dr. (On West side of Montfort, just South of Belt Line Rd. DART Bus #463), ☎ (972) 991-7228, . The original location. 250 kinds of beer, over 100 of them on tap. Semi-private room available for rent in the back. Tends to get noisy and crowded on the weekend.
The Londoner, 14930 Midway Rd (NE corner of Midway and Beltway. DART Bus #31), ☎ (972) 458-2444, . Open every night until 2AM, Lunch available Tues - Sun. One of the few authentic English pubs in the area offering not only a wide variety of beers, but also hard ciders, and mixed drinks. Traditional food of the UK is available, as well as some American comfort food.
Sherlock's Baker St. Pub, 5100 Beltline, Suite 776, ☎ 972-726-6100, . British Pub and hot spot with active nightlife every day of the week. Live cover bands nightly and no cover charges except New Year's and St. Patrick's Day. Separated areas feature a quaint lounge with true pub atmosphere, an indoor beer garden style area with stage and dance floor, billiards room, and good sized patio.
Zen Restaurant Bar Lounge, 5064 Addison Circle (Addison Circle Dr at Dallas North Tollway. DART Addison Transit Center), ☎ (972) 233-9362, . A friendly place that once was a mongolian barbecue restaurant, but now serves a large number of signature mixed drinks and many finger foods.
Motel 6, 4325 Belt Line Rd (NE corner of Midway & Belt Line Rd. Next to Dennys. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 386-4577, . A basic and convenient night's stay for the budget traveler. Basic amenities in each room. Free Local Calls, Kids Stay Free, Pet Allowed, Free Expanded Cable, Accessible Rooms, Free Morning Coffee, Nonsmoking Rooms.
Courtyard Dallas / Addison Midway, 4165 Proton Drive Addison, Texas 75001 USA, ☎ 1-972-490-7390, . The Courtyard Dallas / Addison Midway is located just a short drive from Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field, minutes from Galleria Dallas and Addison restaurant row featuring Cantina Laredo, Houston's, Fogo de Chao and Macaroni Grill. Enjoy free high speed Internet, luxury bedding, large work desks, an outdoor pool, and new fitness facilities all with the Courtyard Dallas/ Addison Midway.
Courtyard by Marriott Addison Quorum, 15160 Quorum Drive, ☎ 972.404.1555, . checkin: 3PM. Located in the North Dallas business corridor just one block off the Dallas North Tollway and less than one mile from 150-plus restaurants and clubs. $59-$144.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham - Addison / North Dallas, 15200 Addison Rd (one block north of Beltline on Addison Rd. DART Bus #488), ☎ 972-386-4800, . checkin: 4PM; checkout: 11AM. Best Western Addison Hotel & Suites! Enjoy well-appointed accommodations at this three-diamond AAA-rated Addison hotel, perfectly situated for easy access to Dallas and built for extended stay comfort. Ideally located near key attractions, the Hawthorn Suites provides comfortable accommodations for business and leisure travelers to the area with full kitchens for extended stay guests. This Addison hotel is located two blocks off the Dallas Tollway in Addison/North Dallas. Complimentary high-speed Internet access, cable satellite television with HBO®, ample desk space, microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker and iron/ironing board. Complimentary continental breakfast and a free newspaper. Outdoor pool, on-site fitness center. Nearby restaurants provide a wide variety of dining options for hotel guests, including Outback Steakhouse®, Sambuca Jazz Café, Pei Wei (PF Chang's) and Melting Pot.65-129.
Summerfield Suites Addison Dallas Hotel, 4900 Edwin Lewis Drive, (972) 661-3113.  Located in the North Dallas business corridor, just minutes from Dallas / Forth Worth DFW International Airport and Love Field DAL. Downtown businesses and the corporate centers in Addison, Plano, Allen, Frisco and Richardson's Telecom Corridor are an easy drive, too.
Hotel Intercontinental, 15201 Dallas Pkwy (Spectrum Dr at Dallas Pkwy. DART Bus #400), ☎ (972) 386-6000, . A very nice luxury hotel. Rates go from a modest $199/night all the way up to $999/night for a very large suite. French/Mediterranean restaurant. Sunday brunch buffet. Fitness center with workout machines, pool, sauna, whirlpool, two indoor racquetball courts, locker rooms. Business services are copying, courier service, dial-up or high-speed internet available, executive floors, executive suites, facsimile, mobile phone rental, PC's available, printing services, private limousine, and an unstaffed business center. Other services are a newsstand, beauty salon, florist, gift shop, concierge, ATM/cash machine, ice machine, safety deposit box available at front desk, A/C public areas, dedicated lounge (or 24 hour lounge), porter/bellman, and foreign currency exchange.
Addison is actually a safe place overall. As Addison caters to the more affluent crowd the city does not really have a lower income neighborhood. The only people that you have to watch out for are the drunks, and the Addison police (in case you're the one that's drunk).