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Cafe 43

George W. Bush Presidential Library, 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205
+1 214-200-4302
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (66 reviews)
“ice cream” (13 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
George W. Bush Presidential Library, 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I definitely recommend eating here if you are going to visit the George W Bush presidential library! The food was delish, although I’d describe it as unique. I’d like to try it again.

Thank DKGM07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simple yet polished dining room and menu options. The menu has a sampling of some of Mrs. Bush's famous desserts. Portions were generous. Service was attentive. Everything is fresh, farm-to-table from local farmers. Take time to enjoy a nice meal to break up your museum...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 25 June 2018

After visiting the Library I had previously made a reservation for lunch. Very friendly staff and waiter. I had the pulled pork BBQ Benedict..2 biscuits, pulled pork bbq, poached eggs smothered in a sausage gravy served with asparagus ..very delish! On my way out I...More

Thank luckylou56
Reviewed 6 June 2018

As with all good restaurants they had their menu outside of the restaurant. My wife and I stopped to look at it. We ended up cancelling our reservations we had that night and ate at Cafe 43. So glad we did! Amazing food! My wife...More

Thank timhuset
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

The setting is upscale modern with no dress code. The food and wine selection was wonderful and the prices were inexpensive. Everything that we ordered was perfect. Our service was unbelievably good for any price point restaurant. Don’t let the service and atmosphere fool you...More

1  Thank NegrilBum
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This is a very busy place and one should expect waiting a good 20 minutes before getting table. The menu features very good salads and sandwiches. The service is very attentive.

Thank Guillaumeleconqueran
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

One can take a little break while visiting the Presidential Library of our 43rd president and have a very civilized lunch in the cafe next door. On a hot day, the other cafe situated in the courtyard was deserted and most people took refuge here...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Had a great lunch today!! I had the crab salad...delicious!! The salad dressing was wonderful! Would not recommend the cowboy cookies & ice cream...not that good. However the blueberry cheesecake was to die for!!!

Thank davidwilburj
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Found this cafe from Searching TripAdvisor and looking for a cafe or sandwich. It’s located in the bush presidential library on the right. You can park your car across the road first 30minutes free there after 5 bucks Good selection of lunch and brunch Salads...More

Thank ProTravellersAus
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We had lunch with friends after touring the Museum. We were delighted to have such a wonderful meal. With my Gluten Allergy I was able to find a yummy salad of Lump Crab, avocado, bacon, roasted corn and baby greens served with a lemon vinaigrette....More

Thank GFFoodWineLover
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19 March 2017|
Response from Hystericalhappiness | Reviewed this property |
Either works. You will feel special with the ambience, atmosphere and proper service. Enjoy!
20 January 2017|
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Response from Patrick B |
Generally, you can just walk in. If your party is larger than 4, I would recommend calling ahead
Kimberly K
23 June 2015|
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Response from altonjk | Reviewed this property |
When we had lunch there, there was a section they had blocked off for a big business party coming in. I wouldn't say it was a private room but it was a private section, where the public couldn't really hear what was going on.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: George W. Bush Presidential Library, 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-200-4302
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