The Stand Opens on McKinney Avenue in Dallas

Now you can have your food truck fix and permanent cover too. The Stand is a restaurant (truckaurant?) with a 1967 shiny silver Airstream parked inside. The food is “high-end classic American fare with a swanky twist” produced by chef Kellie Doyle, formerly of Bread Winners. She fixes Frito pies, sweet potato tater balls, a bacon-wrapped Nathan’s hot dog, mac and cheese, and chili. You can find The Stand sitting in the space formerly known as Rock n’ Taco on McKinney Avenue. Open until 3AM on weekends.

4 comments on “The Stand Opens on McKinney Avenue in Dallas

  1. This concept will not last.  This location is one of the busiest locations on McKinney Ave.  There is hardly any parking and they will hardly get anyone for lunch and nobody is going to want “high-end” fair food before they go out on McKinney Ave.  The only people going to this are going to be the inebriated patrons of McKinney Ave who are willing to venture to this spot in their drunken stupor.  I give it three months until the doors are shut.  The best bet for this location would be to attach it to whatever nightclub decides to open up next door when the current one goes out of business and make an outside patio/bar.

  2. I have been there a couple of times and thought it was quite tasty. I went with a few people so we were able to order several things to try. I LOVE the Mac Daddy Dog which was wrapped in crispy bacon and topped with chili and mac and cheese on a hoagie roll. The chili was made with brisket and probably the best I have ever had. The mac and cheese was far from Kraft and was very tasty. We also tried their Full Throttle Fries (YUM!!) and the sweet potato tater tots which we really enjoyed. The WTF Burger is also worth mentioning. It is Angus beef topped with a sunny side up egg, red onions, tomatoes and greens. The yolk broke when I picked it up and covered the burger with deliciousness! The Scaredwich was one of the tastiest chicken sandwiches I had ever eaten. It was simple but very delicious. We tried the fried pumpkin pie and the Stand Brownie, both really good despite us being incredibly full.
    I was actually surprised at the prices though, I expected them to be a bit higher than they were.
    I also had no problem finding parking in the back but I was not their on a weekend night. We will be going back without a doubt!

  3. I don’t agree with the first poster. It’s a unique idea in a sea of vanilla “Plain Jane” restaurants in uptown. What contributes to good eatery is the atmosphere, and the atmosphere at The Stand is a fun and creative one.

    I had the Chicago styled hot dog along with the sweet potato fries and it was yummy!