Dick and Teril have been residents of Cedar Hill since 1997. They moved from Carrollton, Texas. Dick started managing restaurants in the 70s, beginning with The Sailmaker in Dallas-Fort Worth. Over the years he has managed The Railhead in Houston, Banks and Shane’s in Atlanta, Tolbert’s Chili Parlor in Dallas, and The Hoffbrau in Dallas-Forth Worth. Dick and his wife Teril met in The Hoffbrau.
Beginning in 1976, Dick was a partner in Crumly Cogwheels (Houston). In 1985, Dick was back in downtown Dallas opening his own restaurant named Woodways Café. He and Teril managed Woodways and its two other Dallas locations for several years. In 1989, they took over another diner named Cafe Esprit, in the old First City Bank Building, and owned and managed Woody’s Grill in the adjacent building.
Dick’s started as a breakfast and lunch diner, and has since blossomed into so much more. Inside, Teril’s Takeout pre-makes family favorites and freezes them so they can be picked up for dinner or special events. It has gotten even the most organized moms out of a bind. Dick’s also delivers and hosts catering events by making every catering menu specialized to your satisfaction.
The people are the best part about Dick’s Uptown Cafe. Every employee is considered family, and most of them are literally blood-related! Dick is often walking around shaking hands and meeting new customers while Teril and their daughters run around making sure every plate is made to order and enjoyed to the fullest. There’s nothing “corporate” or “chain” in nature at Dick’s — just good, quality food that will leave you feeling not only full, but also a little happier.