Former Owners of Snuffer’s to Open Pat’s & Mike in North Dallas

By on July 18, 2014

The former owners of Snuffer’s will open Pat’s & Mike this fall. Included on their menu will be an extensive tequila and margarita list.

Pat and Mike Snuffer, former owners of the locally famous restaurant chain Snuffer’s Restaurant and Bar, have plans to open a new restaurant in the North Dallas Corridor named Pat’s and Mike.

Since exiting Snuffer’s last fall, the father and son duo have been searching for a new location in which to return to the restaurant business.

As Pat says, “the last thing this town needs is another burger joint,” so they’ve set their sights toward creating a comfortable, casual bar and restaurant that specializes in only a few of the normally expected offerings.

Pat’s and Mike is slated to open this fall at 18101 Preston Road, former location of Battuto Italian Kitchen, owned by radio hosts and personalities Gene and Julie Gates.

The Gates’ decided to leave the restaurant business for a return to radio and will be moving to Raleigh, North Carolina, for a new radio gig with WRAL-FM.

Though they grew famous for their hamburgers and cheese-fries, the Snuffer’s now want to avoid the hamburger laden menus seen on just about every corner.

Their new menu will feature handcrafted pizzas, Tex-Mex dishes and a full service bar serving a variety of tequila, margaritas, and draft and bottle beers. Not that hamburgers will be completely gone from the menu – they just won’t be the prominent item.

The Snuffer’s left Snuffer’s Restaurant and Bar in 2013, following the takeover by Firebird Restaurant Group in November.

Firebird, a Dallas-based company which also owns El Fenix, Meso Maya and Taquiera La Ventana, bought Snuffer’s bank note and required liens in July, four months after Snuffer’s filed for bankruptcy.


  1. Rhonda

    July 18, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I’d love to see some vegan options on the menu 🙂

  2. rick

    October 20, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    That particular corner–@Frankford and Preston has been the kiss of death for myriads of restaurants over the years–I live down the street–and in the span 10 years I bet there have been at least 7 restaurants come and go—-I hope that is not the case for pat and mike–We wish you GREAT AND LONG SUCCESS!!!!

    • David

      February 7, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      Yes. The original at that location was Bill Bates’ restaurant back in the 90s. And just to the west used to be Cafe Express. Hope this one is there to stay.

  3. Alan

    May 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Like others I hope these folks do well versus the many others in that location. I think the folks working there including the owner or owners are extremely courteous and responsive to the needs of the customers. But! The menu offering is mediocre. Snuffers background or not….Offer fewer things that are phenomenal every time. And trick up the bar menu. Honestly it’s not enticing. It’s boring. Hang in there. A present and want to be future customer.

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