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8150 N MacArthur Blvd #150, Irving, TX 75063, USA
Fill up on the legendarily huge portions at Our Place's lunch buffet, where you can feast on delicious southern Indian dishes like chicken masala, goat curry, and their perfectly done tandoori chicken from the special tandoor oven. The naan bread...
8251 N Belt Line Rd # 140, Irving, TX 75063, USA
Light, airy, hot and fresh, and always so good; you can’t miss this gem tucked away in a little shopping strip. The house specialities are the glazed and chocolate-glazed varieties and Shin’s always throw in a few free donut holes when you order a...
199 Red River Trail, Irving, TX 75063, USA
The city's water park features shaded spots for lounging, lap pools for practicing your breaststroke and a zero-depth-entry pool for the young 'uns. Let's not forget the centerpiece of any water park worth its salt: the waterslides! Cimarron...
401 Cimarron Trail # 150, Irving, TX 75063, USA
Drink in the friendly vibe and airy atmosphere at this coffee shop that serves up a tasty array of caffeinated drinks as well as sandwiches and pastries. Dig in to a masala veggie burger inside while roaming the Web with free wifi, or sip on all...
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...
3921 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210, USA
Around late September through October. Definitely come hungry (without regard to your waistline). Try a turkey leg, corn dog, cotton candy and/or every fried food imaginable and be prepared to spend lots of money. This is worth it though...at...
2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Named for Dallas-based billionaire entrepreneur (and sometime politician) Ross Perot and his wife, Marjorie, this engaging center is actually split into two campuses: one on the grounds of Fair Park in East Dallas, and the other in Victory Park,...
1801 N Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
More than just an aquatic paradise, this facility also features creatures that roam the land, making it a wonderland for kids and adults alike. Check out all manner of beasts and fowl from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mundo Maya, or meet penguins from...
2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
Set on the sprawling campus of SMU, the Bush Center is an engrossing, entertaining look at the 43rd president's terms that also aims to be educational, too. With a bright and expansive interior, the attraction never feels too big to get lost in....
8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218, USA
Set on the banks of White Rock Lake, this 66-acre sanctuary offers scenic trails, blooming gardens, and peaceful green spaces for when you want some quiet time with nature—plus kids’ areas, holiday events, and a packed calendar of...
1010 N Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
It's easy to burn a day simply poring over the lovingly curated used treasures at Lula B's—there's just so much to see. Stroll through the aisles, leaving no corner unturned, and you can be rewarded with stylish, retro-fantastic pieces for your...
4901 Bryan St, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
1010 S Pearl Expy, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
The lines are long (expect to wait at least an hour) at this young barbecue joint tucked inside the Dallas Farmers' Market—but the tender, perfectly smoked meats are worth the wait says Daniel Vaugh, barbecue editor of Texas Monthly. "They have...
801 S Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
When you drive up to Fuel City, you'll see a car wash—Fuel City Wash, to be exact—backed by a windmill and some palm trees, and boasting a red neon sign that brightly reads, "TACOS." You may be a bit confused, but you’re hungry, so you wander in...
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