Spiral Diner

Exterior Spiral Diner in Dallas
Photo by Jennifer Chininis

The stereotype about Texas is that it's all meat all the time. But vegans around the world know they can find a beachhead at Spiral Diner, with branches in both Dallas and the original in Fort Worth. With its Formica-topped booths, Spiral is exactly like a diner, right down to the milkshakes and patty melts. The only difference is that they use no animal products at all. The classic dish is The Mitch, a club sandwich with "bak'n," lettuce, tomato and a meaty slice of tofu, served with a side of creamy potato salad. There are also nachos, sandwiches, hot plates, milkshakes, and three different versions of veggie burgers. Its cakes and pastries are a revelation.


Spiral Diner
1101 N. Beckley Ave.
Dallas, TX 75203


Sun: 11 am-5 pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11 am-10 pm
Wed: 11 am-10 pm
Thu: 11 am-10 pm
Fri: 11 am-10 pm
Sat: 11 am-10 pm

Good to Know

  • Editors' Pick
  • Casual
  • $$
  • BYOB