Visitors in town this weekend? Where to eat? Look no further, here are some great places near campus.

These suggestions come from Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas Morning News writer focusing on restaurants, bars, and culture in Dallas.

Sushi from Oishii

Where to Eat?

Oishii – Located on SMU Boulevard, is a must for sushi lovers. Oishii’s food is beautiful and delicious. Whether you’re dining in or picking up, this spot never fails to impress. They have a patio if indoor dining is not appealing to all and based on recommendations from health officials.

Bubba’s – Bubba’s is a University Park institution and one of the hottest drive-thrus in Dallas right now. Head over for your fried chicken and mashed potatoes fix, but call ahead and get it curbside’ it’ll save you 45 minutes in the drive-thru line.

Hudson House Burger and Onion Rings

Hudson House on Lovers Ln. – Go for their cheeseburgers, lobster rolls, and popcorn chicken. You won’t regret it.

Magnolias Sous Le Pont – Welcome to your new favorite coffee shop in town. Here’s a little secret — grab a coffee and taking the elevator up to the top floor into the garden above the street. It’s lovely, quite shaded and a perfect way to socially distance and still enjoy good coffee, not at home. Click here to see a photo of one very happy customer.

Shug’s Bagels

Shug’s Bagels – Right by campus and the owner is a young SMU graduate. A fun idea would be to pick up and picnic on the lawn by Dallas Hall.

If you like these ideas of where to eat, Sarah has a plethora of restaurant recommendations and would be more than happy to share. To keep up with the latest food news, go to or follow Sarah on Twitter at