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Fair Fare on the Square

Fit to be Fried

Downtown Garland Restaurants to Offer “Fair Fare on the Square” Throughout September

September in North Texas normally means Big Tex, midway fun and fried food galore. This year, area residents can still get their fix of “fair fare” all in one convenient, walkable location – downtown Garland’s historic Square.

That’s because 14 eateries situated around the Square have teamed up to offer a tantalizing menu of all things “fit to be fried” or served on a stick. “Fair Fare on the Square” kicks off on September 1 and will run through the end of the month. Bacon funnel cake? Check. Chicken fried burnt ends? Check. Fried chocolate dipped strawberries? And that’s just a sneak peek. Make a progressive meal of it, and order lots to share, or come back on multiple days to sample even more.

Best of all, there’s no admission fee, food items are reasonably priced (from $5 - 10), and everything can be enjoyed outdoors. When placing an order, just request a free “Square Meal” kit that includes a red-checkered table cloth, plates, utensils and napkins, and then head to one of the Square’s socially distanced, umbrella-shaded café tables. Please check directly with each restaurant for their opening hours and days. Below is a list of participating restaurants and more of their “Fair Fare.”


Let us know what you think is Fit to Be Fried. You can WIN gift certificates by publishing pictures of the fare you enjoyed at participating restaurants.

Publish your images on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter. Make sure to tag the restaurant and include #GarlandFairFare and you are automatically entered. Get bonus entries if you also include #OnlyInGarland and #MakeYourMark. We will randomly select winners and announce throughout the month of September via VisitGarlandTX on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Are you ready to eat?

Participating Restaurants

5th Avenue Nutrition
414 W Avenue D, Garland, TX 75040
  • Funnel Cake Waffle
  • Cinnamon & “sugar’less” Cheese Cake Bombs
  • Fair Fresh Lemonade Refreshers
  • P238 latte “the deep fried Twinkie”

Main St Deli

520 Main St A, Garland, TX 75040
  • Gyros
  • Philly Cheese Steaks
  • Fried Mushrooms
Millhouse Pizzeria & Stage
532 Main St, Garland, TX 75040
  • Deep fried garlic bread cheese curds

G-Town Nutrition
606 Main St, Garland, TX 75040
  • Fried Ice Cream Shake
  • Double Stuffed Oreo Cookie Shake
  • Peanut Butter Waffle Cone Shake
  • Key Lime Pie Shake
  • Pecan Pie Shake
  • BIG Tex Tea
  • Ice Cold Margarita Tea
  • Lemon Drop Tea
  • Texas Tea
  • Skittles tea

Blue Rat Thai Kitchen
608 Main St, Garland, TX 75040
  • Fried Chicken Wonton with
    Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • Fried Fish on a Stick

Dos Banderas
614 Main St, Garland, TX 75040
  • Fried Oreos
  • Chocolate and Caramel Churros

Fish N’ Tails Oyster Bar
620 Main St, Garland, TX 75040
  • Turkey Legs
Main Street Café
627 West Main St, Garland, TX 75040
  • Fried Chocolate Covered Strawberry
Hubbard’s Cubbard
901 Main St, Garland, TX 75040
  • Chicken and Waffles on a Stick

Paw Paw’s Sweet Shop & Café
823 Main St, Garland, TX 75040
  • The Horny Toad – Fried Pimento Cheese
  • Texas Size Frito Pie
  • Fried Oreos
  • Fried Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Fried Pickles
  • Corny Dogs
  • Ice Cream

Rosalind Coffee TX
107 N 6th St, Garland, TX 75040
  • Baked Elephant Ears
  • Buttered Pecan Affogato
  • Carmel Apple Latte
  • Peanut Butter Pie Latte
  • Pralines
  • Waffle on a stick

Mrs. J’s Heavenly Delights
612 W State Street, Garland, TX 75040
  • Carmel Apples

Tavern on the Square
601 W State St, Garland, TX 75040
  • PB and Bacon Jam Pickle Dog
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu Chicken Balls with Parmesan Sauce

Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery
509 W State St, Garland, TX 75040
  • Foot Long Corn Dogs throughout the month
  • Monday Pop-Up Menu:
    • Fried Thanksgiving
    • Bacon Funnel Cake
    • Chicken Fried Brisket Burnt Ends
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