Conversation Friendly Restaurants

Colorful Restaurants for Great Conversation

Our Recommendations

One of the most challenging aspects of living with hearing loss is understanding speech in background noise. With TV’s blaring, music playing, kitchen noise, and the buzz of patronage, restaurants challenge even normal hearing people. What a paradox to see two people at dinner ignoring each other, while they tune into their smart phones. The power is in the present.


A very effective strategy for communicating in background noise is to eliminate the noise in the environment. We offer the following recommendations of local restaurants in the DFW and Denton area. These restaurants offer great food in an environment where you can actually enjoy the conversation too.

The noise level of each restaurant on this page has been measured during a busy time of day and found to be within acceptable levels for good speech communication. Go, eat, and enjoy!

Courtesy of these fine restaurant establishments, Colorful Hearing offers a monthly drawing for a complimentary dinner for two!
Please submit your favorite restaurant recommendation to Damian @ 940-387-3330 or (click here link to Contact Us) for a chance to win this month’s dinner. Anyone can participate.

At Colorful Hearing, we want to equip you to hear with ease and enjoy life. When programmed properly, hearing aids have sophisticated algorithms to provide every advantage in noisy places. If you are struggling to hear in background noise, give us a call for an evaluation. 940-387-3330

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Thai Ocha
1509 Malone St, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 566-6018

Hannah’s Off the Square
111 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 566-1110

Greenhouse (except Monday nights – Jazz)
600 N Locust St, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 484-1349

821 N Locust St, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 381-2712

Rasoi Indian Kitchen
1002 Avenue C, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 566-6125

Thai Square
209 West Hickory, Suite 104, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 380-0671

Cups and Crepes
309 Fry St, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 387-1696

500 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 230-3410

Beirut Mediterranean Grill
1622 W University Dr. Denton, TX 76201
(940) 442-5361

219 W Oak Denton, TX 76201

Bet the House BBQ
508 S Elm St Denton, TX 76201
(940) 808-0332

Chestnut Tree
107 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 591-9475

1925 Denison St, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 243-2126

Blue Ginger
2900 Wind River Lane #142, Denton, TX 76210
(940) 380-1729

Dr. Taylor’s Top 10 Listening Tips

  1. Seize the moment
  2. Look away from the TV, cell phone, tablet, laptop & other digital media
  3. Extend the honor of your focus
  4. Get curious
  5. Turn your body toward the speaker
  6. Observe nonverbal cues
  7. Check the tone of your voice
  8. Integrate what is said and what is not said
  9. Let the speaker know you are focused in the present
  10. Respond to the message, not what you are planning to say next