Meddlesome Moth

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Bar, Eatery

1621 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, Texas, 75207-3401
United States

(214) 628-7900 | map
mothinthe.net

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.44
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
98
pDev:
8.56%
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Reviews by Kappakoosh:
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Kappakoosh from Texas

4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Mar 26, 2018
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puck1225 from Texas

4.53/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

This was a very pleasant surprise this weekend. We ventured to Dallas for a dance competition during some of the coldest, snowiest days seen in Texas for a while. It was only a mile or so from our hotel and it looked promising.

Excellent food and an outstanding beer list, with an excellent selection of local, Texas, national and international beers. It was hard to pick! The waitress was very helpful and the service was very good with just one or two minor lags. This is definitely someplace I will return to when the occasion arises!

Feb 15, 2021
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Mtn from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

May 15, 2019
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.04/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

The Meddlesome Moth is a pretty good restaurant serving a good selection of craft beer. I was impressed with their offering of Jester King beers. The service is friendly and knowledgeable about the beer and the restaurant has a good upbeat vibe and the nice d├ęcor. Their concept of sharing samplers is neat and I think a good idea, it makes it fun, but the food was sometimes greasy and not always of top notch quality.

Jan 05, 2018
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needMIbeer from Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Apr 17, 2017
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phingdong from New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Apr 25, 2016
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ben_kroehle from Texas

4.79/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Feb 19, 2016
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zizouandyuki from Texas

4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Feb 15, 2016
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Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Sep 20, 2015
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Docrock from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went on a Tuesday evening and while crowded was seated as soon as we arrived. 40 taps with a decent variety, nothing spectacular but not a single tap devoted to any BMC. Bottle list quite extensive with a good variety of locals and regional selections. It is obvious that there has been a cicerone involved here. Was told he longer is there but still "helps out occasionally". Staff is pretty knowledgeable and helpful. By farms favorite stop so far in the big D. Will return on my next trip. Food was upscale, self described GastorPub, but reasonably priced.

5 beer sampler- 5 oz each for $20.00 was a bit steep but they also freely provide1 oz tasters so overall well worth a stop if your in Dallas.

Sep 16, 2015
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gtermi from Texas

4.97/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Sep 05, 2015
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Persdawg from Texas

5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Go here. You can't lose.

Jul 02, 2015
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ruzzal from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jun 27, 2015
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spoony from Colorado

4.19/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

V-The Moth is a upper scale restaurant with a nice, long bar up front and about 35 taps sitting behind that nice, long bar. I visited for dinner on a Wednesday around 8 pm and the place was slammed, so be prepared for people if you go. The Moth tries hard to be hip with tattooed servers and people milling about. It mostly works and isn't offensive, but this place is not mellow.

Q-The beers on tap were all craft and mostly American with lots of Texas influence. The selection was pretty solid for a restaurant with higher end food.

Ser-Service during the heat of the dinner rush was pretty good: reasonably prompt, food timed well, etc. The beers were poured into beer-specific glasses and the pours were pretty close to correct (I could have used a little more head on my hefe than the half finger that I got).

Sel-For a higher end restaurant, the tap list is great. I didn't notice a bottle list, but with 30-plus taps you can probably find something you want. It is Dallas and it was mid-June when I dropped in, so the beers understandably skewed to towards lighter options, but there were a few darker beers offer too.

F-My beet salad was good, but a little overdressed. The lamb skewers with yogurt and chickpeas, however, were dy-no-mite. The other food around me looked good too.

O-The Moth is a nice spot for good food and good beer. It may be a little hectic for some, but I would come back for the lamb and more food anytime.

Jun 12, 2015
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rgdgerard from Texas

4.63/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

One of the best places in big D to have quality beers, and the food is far better than most other locales

Jun 11, 2015
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nickfl from Florida

4.57/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Very cool place. My wife described it as having a "yuppster" vibe, too fancy for true hipsters but very obvious with its over the top efforts to be cool. It's a bit much, but fun and very Dallas. The food looked promising, though we didn't eat. The beer was well kept and the staff seemed very legitimately knowledgeable. The draft selection was very good and the bottle selection is approaching epic, though you apparently have to know to ask for certain things that aren't advertised on the menu. I'd put this on the must do for any hardened beer geek visiting Dallas.

May 23, 2015
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LittleDon from Texas

4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

A trendy place that balances both the tap selection and food. Was there on a Tuesday at about 6. No wait for a table, but the place filled up soon after. Make reservations! High quality tap list with about 40 items. Not enough locals (2 or 3) and too much Dog Fish Head (at least 10), but good stuff, none the less. The food was superb.Small dishes, all very well prepared. I was with three others and we shared the mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, mussels Diablo, and meat board. The sprouts, with its tasty bits of caramelized pancetta and the mussels with plenty of garlic, spicy broth were the standouts. Service could have been a bit speedier, but not that big a deal. Very little parking, plan on valet. Would I return? For just the food, no. For just the beer, no. Having both, though makes it worth the trip.

May 03, 2015
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st9647v3 from New Jersey

4.73/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

May 01, 2015
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casapy from Idaho

3.88/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Good selection within the 40 taps. Plenty of bottled choices if the taps don't excite you. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Kind of loud but not overpowering. Great place to go when you're in Dallas.

Apr 19, 2015
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darthvohn from Texas

4.68/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Apr 14, 2015
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Redrover from Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I was in Dallas for work and was able to stop by for an enjoyable customer dinner.
This is an attractive space. As you enter there is the hostess stand and then the bar is off to your left. The dining area and washrooms are off to the right.
I liked the stained glass Elvis, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. The ceilings are angular and of varying heights. There is also a patio which is always nice.

The waiter was friendly and knew the beer & food menus.

The beer list is large and varied by brewer and style. I had a great Gose and a really nice Pale Ale. Beer was served in the correct glassware.

The food was very good. We enjoyed a lamb appetizer, some good salads and entrees. Dessert was an awesome Blueberry Crumble with Ice-cream.

It was crowded and had a nice buzz. You will have to speak pretty loud as the music is played a pretty high volume.

This is new favorite place in Dallas.

Apr 09, 2015
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Techichi from Texas

4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Mar 21, 2015
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HaremScarem from Texas

4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Feb 11, 2015
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ChicagoNick from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Jan 14, 2015
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beerforpresident from Texas

4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Jan 10, 2015
Meddlesome Moth in Dallas, TX
Place rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 98 ratings