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  • Blue Mesa Grill

    7700 W. Northwest Highway Park Cities

    214-378-8686

    The meal to have at this area favorite is the Mexican breakfast buffet. Families in their post-church Sunday best line up for the omelet bar, and Tex-Mex offerings such as the chicken and mushroom enchiladas with chipotle cream sauce and waffles. The rest of the menu, with as many ingredients locally sourced as possible, is marked by higher-end Mexican and Tex-Mex specialties such as slow-roasted natural chicken with caramelized honey-ancho glaze and the blue-corn-crusted mahi mahi with roasted poblano aioli. Of course, tacos make an appearance, but we're talking beef tenderloin tacos here. The décor follows suit with clean and colorful appointments. Reservations are most definitely recommended.
    3 articles
  • Chocolate Secrets

    3926 Oak Lawn Ave. Uptown/Oak Lawn

    214-252-9801

    4 articles
  • The Dream Cafe

    5100 Beltline Rd. North Dallas

    972-503-7326

    Eats from across the globe converge at this anything-but-greasy-spoon diner that has served customers for more than 17 years. Great place for a weekday breakfast or a weekend brunch, with their Cloud Cakes and whole wheat pancakes or a variety of Tex Mex-style egg dishes such as migas and Austin tacos. Enjoy a mocha latte while taking advantage of free Wi-Fi in a purple booth. If you're still there for lunch, order the shrimp tacos or pasta pignoli with Dallas mozzarella or the Santa Fe salad with grilled chicken, avocados, cherry tomatoes and goat cheese. For the peace-love-and-brown-rice set there's organic black beans and brown rice, the main part of the Global Dinner. For those with tots, there is an outdoor jungle gym and a lovely patio, though a condo development has seriously cut into what was once an outdoor playground for kids and adults alike.
    4 articles
  • Edison's Dallas

    1724 Cockrell St. Oak Cliff/South Dallas

    214-741-4211

    2 articles
  • Lone Star Cafe and Club

    11277 E. NW Highway, Ste. 124 Northeast Dallas

    214-341-3538

  • Adair's Saloon

    2624 Commerce St. Downtown/Deep Ellum

    214-939-9900

    Adair’s Saloon is Deep Ellum’s outpost for what truly makes country music country. With frequent guest musicians representing the best of outlaw country from North Texas and around the nation, Adair’s boasts a honky tonk vibe in a dive bar atmosphere. The kitchen is open until 1:30 a.m. nightly offering some of the best bar burgers, sandwiches and wings for a surprisingly reasonable price. Be sure to grab a pen and leave your mark on the wall. Some may call it graffiti, but the good folks at Adair’s call it art.
    23 articles
  • Addison Ice House

    3875 Ponte Ave, Dallas / Fort Worth North Dallas

    972-218-0921

  • Alamo Club

    1919 Greenville Ave. East Dallas & Lakewood

    469-399-7600

    The Alamo Club feels like it’s always been a part of Lower Greenville despite having opened in 2019. Owner Austin Rogers can often be found running food, taking orders and sometimes bussing tables at the classy Dallas club. The Alamo Club is billed as a cozy spot fit for any occasion, a quiet date night, an outing with the family or drinks with friends. To make sure patrons don’t go hungry, Rogers enlisted the help of English chef Michale West. The menu is filled with mouth-watering apps for the table and entrees like the Club Cheese Burger ($13) and the Pot Roast Pappardelle ($20).
    3 articles
  • AllGood Cafe

    2934 Main St. Downtown/Deep Ellum

    214-742-5362

    If you designed the diner of your dreams, and you happened to be from south-central Texas rather than, say, New York or the Midwest, the result would look a lot like AllGood Cafe. The food here adds gentle Texan touches to American classics, like the fat slices of roasted poblano pepper in the terrific grilled cheese sandwich, or the fact that all sandwiches come with a side of tortilla chips rather than fries. The chicken-fried steak, with enormous, crisp batter that sprawls across a whole takeout container, is advertised as the “world’s best.” We don’t know if that’s true, but to find better, you’d probably have to drive to some tiny town in the Hill Country.

    Top pick: Either the fabulous chicken club sandwich, with crisp, peppery bacon and avocado, or literally any dish that comes with the restaurant’s smooth mashed potatoes and ultra-peppery gravy. Come to think of it, all our favorite dishes at AllGood have huge quantities of black pepper.

    The downside: Some of the more overt attempts at Tex-Mex cooking are inconsistent; the salsas are plain, and only a native Texan will love the mystery-cheese queso.

    Fun fact: The restaurant’s atmosphere, eclecticism and charm are best described by the slogan emblazoned across its website: “It’s like going to Austin, without having to go through Waco.”
    34 articles
  • Angry Dog

    2726 Commerce St. Downtown/Deep Ellum

    214-741-4406

    We're reluctant to use the phrase "fancy dive," but Angry Dog is dark with long tables, mismatched chairs and a wooden bar that runs almost the length of the restaurant. The name comes from its specialty – an all-beef hot dog with a choice of toppings. But the burger (which you can build yourself with a menu of extras) and the chicken-fried chicken sandwich are good, too. You'll find out after only a few bites why we've heaped so many awards on them over the years. You can wash down each bite with one of their 80-plus beers or with anything from their full bar. The Angry Dog also serves its own iced tea, which is a combination of raspberry and regular teas blended locally.
    29 articles
  • Another Broken Egg

    1152 N. Buckner Blvd. White Rock Lake Area

    214-954-7182

    From the North shore of Lake Pontchartrain, Ron E. Green's spot has spread its yolks and whites across the Gulf States. The Dallas branch is near its own landmark body of water, but not in a quaint cottage like the original. This Another Broken Egg Café is in a dull strip mall. Nevertheless, it does serve the same fresh, creative takes on morning and lunch grub. Among the menu options are the crab cakes cavallo, an eggs benedict special and bananas foster with a choice of pancake, waffle or French toast and beignets.
    1 article
  • Anvil Pub

    2638 Elm St. Downtown/Deep Ellum

    214-741-1271

    For many years, popular dining and drinking areas of Dallas from Uptown to Greenville Avenue have had their share of English-style public houses. But, alas, Deep Ellum has never been able to draw a pub within its midst. That is until Anvil Pub opened in mid-November 2010. Which may explain why – even on the first weekend of its opening – the place already had folks from the Deep Ellum neighborhood proclaiming themselves as "regulars." That first weekend, Anvil Pub still smelled of Home Depot, which coincidentally is where the family who own and operate the pub bought the supplies needed to build Anvil. "Everything but the barstools, the chairs and the metal table bases," came from there, owner Josh Bridges said, while pouring a beer behind the long, dark wood bar. The grease-free "green" kitchen cranks out pub grub ranging from pizzas and wings to "all-natural" burgers from the menu, which boasts lots of vegetarian options.
    14 articles
  • Artin's Grill

    5840 Legacy Circle, Suite D100 Plano

    469-366-3660

    Artin's suburban location may account for the menu's inclusion of such yawn-inducing standards as spinach-artichoke dip and crisped calamari, but there's no rational explanation for the ethereal flavors of chef Christopher Short's breathtaking short ribs, braised for five hours and served in a superb cabernet pan sauce. Short's also done wonders with a grilled Scottish salmon, tucked alongside a side of herbed brown rice, and an ahi tuna burger studded with sesame seeds. In good news for the restaurant's many fans – and the still uninitiated – Artin's owners are reportedly itching to build additional locations. http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityofate/2010/03/first_look_artins_grill.php
    5 articles
  • ArtPark

    331 Singleton Blvd #100 West Dallas

    469-722-564242

    ArtPark at Trinity Groves is a large beer garden anchored by one main restaurant, EATS, that serves a variety of American fare like ArtPark Bombs: fried, bacon-wrapped chicken bites with jalapeños for an extra flavor burst. There are almost-state-fair-like Spaghetti-O Fritters and flat-top-grilled cheeseburger too. The space is flanked by all the restaurants at Trinity Groves and serves as additional seating for those spaces. TVs and firepits throughout the space, as well as games like cornhole, make this a great gathering spot. As an ode to the neighborhood, the art work on the surrounding walls feature West Dallas street artist.
    3 articles
  • Asador

    2222 N. Stemmons Freeway Downtown/Deep Ellum

    214-267-4815

    Being a casual bistro inside of a four-star hotel has its benefits like validated parking with an optional valet and high class ambience. The updated lobby's marble finishing offers a cool, sleek look and candlelight offers warm ambience that is striking and sophisticated. Aside from the absence of the famous chandelier, Asador stays true to the nearly three decades old hotel. In keeping with the casual theme, Asador's open dining room makes the restaurant an extension of the hotel lobby. The high ceilings and contemporary furnishings lend the dining room elegance, but the exposure to the lobby reminds diners they're eating in a hotel. Entree prices run in the $20 to $38 range, yet waiters are in jeans. Customers in the dining room can watch ESPN beaming from plasma TVs in the bar area. Tourist-heavy groups of diners adorned in jean shorts and baseball caps make up most of the clientele. The self-described American cuisine menu veers toward Latin and Southwestern influences while staying true to its organic intentions. Ingredients for every dish are beautiful and fresh.
    9 articles
  • Azure

    4080 Beltline Rd., Addision Addison

    972-661-1069

  • Babe's Chicken Dinner House

    200 S. Main St. Cedar Hill

    469-272-4500

    The small menu here reflects the predominantly fried All-Stars of Texan and Southern cuisine. There's fried chicken and chicken-fried steak, natch. There's fried catfish and pot roast. There's fried chicken tenders and smoked chicken. That's the entire selection of main dishes at Babe's Chicken Dinner House. No joke. And that's a relief to see in a market chock-full of Southern/soul food shops slinging what seems like infinite permutations on the fried. The selection of side dishes (gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet corn and green beans) and desserts (pineapple upside-down cake) is similarly tiny. But what's not tiny? The portions. They're served in true down-home style, with helpings as large as the elastic-waistband pants needed to eat at Paul Vinyard's 11,000 square-foot homage to poultry.
    10 articles
  • Babe's Chicken Dinner House

    104 N. Oak St., Roanoke Fort Worth

    817-491-2900

    The small menu here reflects the predominantly fried All-Stars of Texan and Southern cuisine. There's fried chicken and chicken-fried steak. That's the entire selection of main dishes at Babe's Chicken Dinner House. No joke. And that's a relief to see in a market chock-full of Southern/soul food shops slinging what seems like infinite permutations on the fried. The selection of side dishes (gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet corn, green salad and biscuits) is similarly tiny. But what's not tiny? The portions. They're served in true down-home style, with helpings as large as the elastic-waistband pants needed to eat at Paul Vinyard's original Babe's location.
    10 articles
  • Babe's Chicken Dinner House

    1456 Belt Line Rd., #171 Garland & Vicinity

    972-496-1041

    We figure there's something wrong with people who can't enjoy an occasional fried chicken dinner. Nonetheless, we feared we'd be wandering onto the documentary set piece for America: The Obese at Babe's, a venerable family dining establishment in a Garland strip mall, a place where you'd expect to find an all you can eat fried chicken restaurant. We were wrong, sort of. Not everyone looked like they'd been feeding on fried chicken skin their entire lives, but all-you-can-eat places do tend to serve as magnets for the gluttonous. If we're going to overdo it, it might as well be with fried chicken and side dishes as tasty as these. Babe's serves up family-style dinners which include piles of super-crispy, thick-breaded monster chicken pieces, an iceberg lettuce salad (very fresh, with a sweet vinaigrette), tasty green beans, creamed corn (for those who can stand the sight of it), biscuits and excellent mashed potatoes. Everything, it seems, is doused in butter. Babe's has a few other things on the menu as well, including hickory-smoked chicken, pot roast, chicken-fried steak and fried catfish. Eat till you explode.
    15 articles
  • Babe's Chicken Dinner House

    120 S. Main St., Burleson South Fort Worth Suburbs

    817-447-3400

    The small menu here reflects the predominantly fried All-Stars of Texan and Southern cuisine. There's fried chicken and chicken-fried steak, natch. There's fried catfish and pot roast. There's fried chicken tenders and smoked chicken. That's the entire selection of main dishes at Babe's Chicken Dinner House. No joke. And that's a relief to see in a market chock-full of Southern/soul food shops slinging what seems like infinite permutations on the fried. The selection of side dishes (gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet corn and green beans) and desserts (pineapple upside-down cake) is similarly tiny. But what's not tiny? The portions. They're served in true down-home style, with helpings as large as the elastic-waistband pants needed to eat at Paul Vinyard's 11,000 square-foot homage to poultry.
    7 articles
  • Back Porch Grill and Tavern

    210 N. Main St. Grapevine

    817-251-8434

    Back Porch Grill & Tavern claims to be "Grapevine's own slice of Nashville with a splash of Texas flavor." That much seems true the second you walk in the doors and hear the unmistakable twang of Nashville country tunes blaring from the laptop of a DJ dressed in full cowboy garb. But the rest of the bar, with its wood-paneled walls and prairie décor, is very much a caricature of an old Texas saloon. So too is the menu, which is loaded with strong drinks, comfort food dinners and lunch options.
  • Barbec's

    8949 Garland Rd. White Rock Lake Area

    214-321-5597

    Ever get a hankering for some pancakes, greasy bacon and fluffy scrambled eggs? How about big sweet beer biscuits washed down by a steady supply of fresh, hot coffee? If so, mosey over to this down-home White Rock Lake-area eatery. In addition to daily breakfast and lunch specials, the Flap & Cluck with Oink (two pancakes and two eggs, plus your choice of meat) is one of several good deals. Be sure to watch your mouth when ordering that one, however. Mess up and you might get smacked upside the head with a frying pan. Also, unless you're itching to cheat, don't come here if you're on a diet--a low-fat one, that is.
    7 articles
  • Barcadia

    1917 N. Henderson Ave. East Dallas & Lakewood

    214-821-7300

    True to its name, Barcadia is half bar, half arcade, and offers video games from Centipede and Dig Dug to Street Fighter 2 and Mortal Kombat, plus skee-ball ramps and popular bar food. And with 24 draft beers to choose from and ample mixed-drink selections, Barcadia is not far from a Chuck E. Cheese with an adult twist. Not feeling gamey? Have a seat on the bar's spacious front patio, which is great for accommodating large groups of people-just make sure to watch out for falling wooden blocks from the giant Jenga game.
    7 articles
  • Barley House

    5612 SMU Blvd. East Dallas & Lakewood

    214-824-0306

    It's no surprise that this Dallas institution is jam-packed with coeds after dark; it's a beer-pong bounce away from Southern Methodist University. However, the endless rotation of original and cover bands brings in live-show fans from across Dallas. While the kitchen does turn out food, mostly appetizers (e.g., "Totally Fried" Sampler: onion rings, stuffed red chiles, chicken strips, fried pickles and fries) and sandwiches (Barley House "Wing" Sandwich: spicy chicken breast with ranch dressing, carrots and celery), some entrées are available. The emphasis is on the musical acts and beer selection, which includes 17 drafts and more than 30 bottles. And for local historical kitsch: The Barley House is proud to advertise, "Laura Bush mentions the Barley House in her 2009 commencement speech at SMU."
    7 articles
  • BarNone

    718 N. Buckner Blvd, Ste. 100 East Dallas & Lakewood

    214-924-3742

    After working in Deep Ellum for two decades, co-owner Todd Dickerson wanted to open a space that was a humble neighborhood watering hole with upscale dining options. They say they're the best seat in East Dallas, BarNone. They have both light fare and meaty burgers. If you go on the weekend, the brunch menu includes boozy cereal options like Cocoa Krispies with Kahlua.
    1 article
  • The Beach at Craig Ranch

    6145 Alma Rd Allen/McKinney

    469-854-6900

    The Beach, a premier sand sports facility, set within the beautiful Craig Ranch Community, in McKinney, Texas and part of the Sports Resort that also includes The Sports Cabana or The SC (indoor sports facility), Bermuda’s Grill & Bar (on-site restaurant) and The Beach Pro Shop (on-site retail).
  • Becks Prime

    5931 Forest Lane North Dallas

    972-661-8681

    Promising fresh, fast, burgers, steaks and sandwiches, this Houston-based fast food chain comes endorsed by Texas Monthly. The massive half-pound patties dwarf typical fast food options, and they should, since a burger here starts at $7.25. The meat is ground in house fresh each morning, and grilled to order – they'll even deliver a rare burger – over mesquite wood.
    4 articles
  • Beth Marie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountain

    117 W. Hickory St. Denton

    940-384-1818

    Maurice made a mess, a delectable, delicious mess, which he spilt all over Beth Marie’s old-fashioned floor. OK, so you can only assume this kind of occurrence helps dessert connoisseurs come up with creative nicknames for their one-of-a-kind concoctions. Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream probably didn’t name its Maurice’s Muddy Mess flavor after a sweet-toothed kid, but that doesn’t mean this dessert stop is any less delish. Selling all sorts of colorful creams including cupcake, coconut and chocolate with chocolate chips, Beth Marie’s has certainly made a name for itself. The parlor scoops out to several Denton locations and markets throughout Texas. You can check out its original home in Denton’s Historic Downtown Square.
    2 articles
  • Big Star Burgers

    3813 Main St., Rowlett Garland & Vicinity

    214-703-0093

    Rowlett sure found star quality when Big Star came to town. Fresh, juicy and well-seasoned burgers are tough to beat, but the Buffalo chicken sandwich is a proven winner. Fries and onion rings are both indulgent and tasty sides, but if you can't decide between the two, just go for the co-star basket and sample a bit of both. The service at Big Star is home-town friendly, but the ingredients are as first-rate as the celebrities that gaze down from the vintage movie posters on the walls.
    1 article
  • Bison Bar and Grill

    3030 Ross Ave. East Dallas & Lakewood

    214-484-2110

    1 article
  • BJ's Restaurant Brewhouse

    1106 Town East Mall Mesquite/Balch Springs

    972-682-5800

  • Black-eyed Pea

    1400 N. Collins St. Arlington

    817-275-8973

    For more than 30 years the Black Eyed Pea has been turning out casual home cooking with a Southern flare for diners looking for a comfortable meal on the cheap. Think mashed potatoes with the skins left on and pot roast slow-simmered until it’s fork tender. They have burgers, fried green tomatoes, meatloaf and enough spinach and artichoke dip to keep the cardiac unit at Baylor profitably employed for the foreseeable future. In fact, there’s a whole section to their menu devoted to chicken, steak and other cuts of meat – all of it chicken-fried. Don’t stop now. The Black Eyed Pea has you covered for dessert. The famous Banana A’Pea’l layers rich vanilla custard with fresh bananas, vanilla wafers and tops the whole thing off with whipped cream.
    1 article
  • Black-eyed Pea

    2420 S. I -35 E. Denton

    940-891-0654

    For more than 30 years the Black Eyed Pea has been turning out casual home cooking with a Southern flare for diners looking for a comfortable meal on the cheap. Think mashed potatoes with the skins left on and pot roast slow-simmered until it’s fork tender. They have burgers, fried green tomatoes, meatloaf and enough spinach and artichoke dip to keep the cardiac unit at Baylor profitably employed for the foreseeable future. In fact, there’s a whole section to their menu devoted to chicken, steak and other cuts of meat -- all of it chicken-fried. Don’t stop now. The Black Eyed Pea has you covered for dessert too. The famous Banana A’Pea’l layers rich vanilla custard with fresh bananas, vanilla wafers and tops the whole thing off with whipped cream.
    1 article