Community Spotlight: Wild About Harry's

If you’re looking for a place to get lunch in DFW, you don’t need to go far. In addition to being the entertainment district, Deep Ellum is also home to Wild About Harry’s. Stop by the Hall Street or Knox Street location to enjoy a great meal and the classic feel of an earlier time.

Since opening, Wild About Harry’s has been a gathering place for north Texans. Fun decor, tasty treats, and traditional, down-home vibes make it easy to see why. Between his mother’s recipe for creamy frozen custard and the 10 variations of their award-winning hot dog, Harry Coley’s spin on classic treats make the restaurant a Dallas lunchtime staple.

How that delicious custard recipe came to be is quite the story. Harry was born just north of Texas toward the end of the Great Depression. While Dust Bowl workers toiled in the heat trying to get crops to grow, Harry’s mom, Sarah Frances, often made her homemade custard to offer sweet relief from the fields. It was an instant hit with everyone who tasted it. Harry recalls it as a “little bowl of heaven.” Drawing on his memories of the delicious frozen custard, Harry recreated her recipe, and Wild About Harry’s was born. With over 50 flavors, there’s sure to be one that tickles your fancy.

And the custard is just the sweet finish after a tasty lunch. The lunchtime offerings, from hot dogs to sandwiches made with Texas toast, will leave your taste buds and stomach satisfied. In their city guide, AOL named Harry’s beef brisket hot dog the best. You can choose from 10 variations, including Texas-style and Chicago-style.

Go to Harry’s for the award-winning hot dogs; stay for the house-made frozen custard!

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