Restaurants / Closings

Iconic Dallas Restaurant is Shuttering After 47 Years in the West End

It's Curtains for the Original Spaghetti Warehouse and its Distinctive Big Red Building

BY // 10.15.19

After 47 years in the Dallas West End District, Spaghetti Warehouse is closing for good. Sunday will be the last day that you can order up some spaghetti & meatballs or lasagna and eat it inside of a train inside of a big red building.

I didn’t have an emotional attachment to the Dallas location, as I only went there once after a church field trip to the Cathedral Guadalupe. But I did have much nostalgia for the Plano location that closed down two years ago. It was actually this news that made me look up and realize my favorite childhood spot for birthdays and special occasions had been closed since 2017.

I guess it was a sign that the Plano location had been a meeting spot for defensive driving classes for the past several years. Gone is the fortune teller machine, loafs of bread with heaps of butter, and old-timey train that I always had to sit in.

Per a statement released by the company: “To our many guests and to everyone throughout the Dallas community, we say, thank you. We enjoyed serving you, your family and friends. And, it was our pleasure to celebrate your many birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.”

Opened in 1972, the Spaghetti Warehouse building, has been a staple in the West End neighborhood with “THE SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE” painted across the top in all caps and neon signage at the entrance.

Change is quickly coming for the West End, as innovative new concepts and revitalization are in the works. Hopefully, the iconic red brick building will stay.

In the meantime, there’s still a Spaghetti Warehouse in Arlington that you can get your Italian fix at.

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