Conversation Friendly Restaurants

Colorful’s Picks 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 reduce 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!

At Colorful Hearing, we want to equip you to hear with ease and enjoy life. When programmed properly, hearing aids have directionality 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
Old Hickory at Gaylord Texan
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, Texas 76051 USA
Maggiano’s Little Italy
The Shops at Willow Bend
6001 West Park Blvd.PlanoTexas 75093
RESERVATIONS: (972) 781-0776
Thai Square
209 West Hickory, Suite 104, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 380-0671
Cane Rosso
815 W. Magnolia Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Inzo’s Italian Kitchen
101 S Oak St, Roanoke, Texas 76262, United States
(817) 890-4280
Cafe Medi
129 Olive St
Keller, TX 76248
Foster’s Sushi
311 S OAK ST #100, Roanoke, TX 76262
Kao Sun Thai Kitchen
403 W. University Drive, Suite 403 Denton, TX 76201
Macaroni Grill
2437 S Stemmons Fwy.
Lewisville, TX 75067
3120 Town Center Trail
Denton, TX 76201
Green Tea House
3400 Texas Sage Trail, Suite 116
Fort Worth, TX, 76177
1420 Plaza Place
Southlake, TX 76092
In Southlake at the Southlake Town Center
(817) 912-0500
2000 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201
Al Wadi Cafe
2712 Brown Trail Rd. Bedford Texas 76021
Seven Mile Cafe
110 W. Vine St
Keller, TX 76248
Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill
2787 Preston Rd. #1100
Frisco, TX 75034
(972) 712-1600
407 BBQ
831 FM 407 W
Argyle, TX 76226
(682) 224-9225
Mr. Chopsticks
1633 Scripture St
Denton, TX 7620
(940) 382-5437
Chestnut Tree
107 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 591-9475
The Brisket Burger
4005 North Interstate 35, Denton, TX 76207, US
(940) 218-6940
1925 Denison St, Denton, TX 76207
(940) 243-2126
Blue Ginger
2900 Wind River Lane #142, Denton, TX 76210
(940) 380-1719

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