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4434 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219, USA
Here are the rules for a good diner: Breakfast served all day and extra points are awarded for thick cut bacon and crispy hash browns. Busy waitresses who never get flustered are key—ideally she'll be calling customers "honey" and keeping their...
601 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
As if it were the sweetest blossom in a cluster of flowers, this taco joint is always buzzing with locals, to the exclusion of the neighboring taquerias. With authentic Mexican tacos that will fill your belly and leave your wallet largely unharmed...
Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX, USA
One of Dallas’s earliest neighborhoods, this formerly industrial area just east of downtown has a long history as an entertainment hub, from its days as a hotbed of blues and jazz clubs in the 1920s, to the 1980s, when local bands like the...
5959 Royal Ln #707, Dallas, TX 75230, USA
Lauded for its outstanding desserts and for being one of Dallas' new, hip restaurants, this Italian-food source quickly developed a loyal following of diners. And why not? Between Princi's robust brunch, lunch, and dinner menus, the ambience at...
4123 Cedar Springs Rd #110, Dallas, TX 75219, USA
(note: Cedar Grove restaurant is formally known as Dish) Dish made a veritable splash upon entering Dallas' dining scene in 2009, and the fact that it's remained a culinary bright spot since is a testament to its fantastic reinventions. The...
11909 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75230, USA
Firing up an array of pizzas in an 800-degree wood-burning oven from Naples, Dough set San Antonio ablaze before opening a lively offshoot in Dallas. As members of the Slow Food movement, Dough's owners put a lot of care into their pies—we're...
6150 Frankford Rd, Dallas, TX 75252, USA
Whether you land for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you'll find it hard to leave this North Dallas haunt. If the cozy, relaxed coffeehouse feel doesn't grab you, the delicious array of eats will. The airy, sunny patio space with a fireplace for...
5505 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75254, USA
A stalwart on the Dallas burger scene, Jakes Hamburgers entices would-be customers with flair. Exhibits A and B: the spicy grilled chicken sandwich, christened 'The Flaming Rooster,' and the jalapeño bacon burger, named the 'The Hot Cowboy.' Talk...
2805 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226, USA
After spending some time in a hundred and one degree weather, bubble tea seems to be the only desirable thing possible. Head to Deep Ellum Brewing Company for simplistic tour and three beer tickets, enjoy some food truck delights, and then take a...
920 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
As proof that Dallasites aren’t all about the carnivore life, this downtown market has been peddling farm-fresh veggies, dairy, and more since 1941. What started as a small horse-and-wagon wholesale market is now a 26,000-square-foot hall...
8411 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75225, USA
Although Dallas may seem like an unlikely place for topnotch Italian food, Mi Piaci serves up some of the city’s best. Located in North Dallas, Mi Piaci is housed in a lovely space on a lake and has a private wine cellar you can rent for special...
2104 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
Brunch is a weekly event taken very seriously by Dallas locals, and Company Café is one of the best places to experience it. Their location on the Katy Trail is a fantastic people-watching spot and their food matches the atmosphere. Company Café’s...
1617 Hi Line Dr, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
In its modern, warm wood-accented digs with retro design touches, FT33 serves up the most talked-about dishes in Dallas. Executive chef Matt McCallister's profile has grown immensely on the strength of his hugely creative farm-to-table menu,...
5360 W Lovers Ln #220, Dallas, TX 75209, USA
Rise Nº 1 is a neighborhood restaurant that serves up an impressive list of both sweet and savory soufflés. This would be my top pick for a romantic date night or for a girls’ night out. The interior of the restaurant makes you feel like you are...
1717 McKinney Ave #100, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Dallas celebrity chef Stephen Pyles’ new Texas-themed restaurant is full of personality. From the wall full of hysterical names of tiny Texas towns to the giant metal rattlesnake rolling through the dining room, the atmosphere boldly announces...
2701 Custer Pkwy #917, Richardson, TX 75080, USA
If you are in desperate need of a top-quality caffeine high, stop by The Pearl Cup to get your morning fix before a hard day of hitting up some of the best Dallas boutiques. Written up year after year as one of the best cups of coffee in Dallas,...
2928 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
The Gypsy Wagon is equal parts clothing store, gift shop and home accessories store. The Gypsy Wagon has one of the best greeting card selections in Dallas, with lots of cards boasting witty and snarky sayings to give your friends and family come...
408 W Eighth St #102, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
Born of an idea hatched in a Dallas dive bar, this brand has grown from a one-woman artisan chocolate outfit (with sweets made for private clients and peddled at farmers' markets) into a small kitchen/storefront in the Bishop Arts District to,...
1906 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
Being one of the few apparel shops on the north end of Henderson Avenue, Milk & Honey draws a good deal of attention. Its rustic-chic vibe and adorable fashions for women keep that attention, and makes fans out of gals searching for...
4812 Bryan St #100, Dallas, TX 75204, USA
Ambiance, Price, & Clientele: Yes, those are rusty bars on the windows. Downtown Dallas businessmen love this place despite its questionable* façade, so there are lots of fancy cars parked out front during lunchtime (at least one of those...
2303 Pittman St, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
what's better than perfectly fried chicken in an outdoor setting underneath the texas sky? probably not much. until you throw in a great bar, live music, fire pits, and a pretty killer design. this is exactly the mix achieved in dallas at the...
1919 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
“Lowest Greenville is the ultimate walkable neighborhood again, just as it was when the 1920s-era storefronts were built. Now there’s such a mix of shops and restaurants that you can park your car at 11 a.m. and not leave until midnight. Come to...
5321 E Mockingbird Ln #105, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
Enter Urban Taco and you're stepping in to a world of modern and elegant Mexican cuisine—a world of exposed wooden ceiling beams and classy decor. But what draws you in as you take a closer look are the vivid colors and freshness of the food and...
314 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
Located in Dallas’s hip Bishop Arts District, in a charming old house with a large front porch and teal shutters, Emporium Pies feels a bit like coming home. Your first instinct will be to press your face against the glass like a five-year-old,...
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