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Dishing Out Dallas - A Good Food Guide

by Richa G 18. December 2012 05:46
Huge portions, delicious Tex-Mex food and cow-boy themes; what else can you expect in Dallas, right? If this is all you expect when you set off for Dallas, you are in for a huge surprise. Did you know Dallas is supposed to have a higher restaurants density than New York City? If you’ve experienced the dining scene at NYC, you’ll know how incredible this is.

Eating out is a part of the city’s culture; people here eat out at least 4 times a week on an average. To cater to these huge appetite needs and for variety, Dallas has bloomed into a city of restaurants. Check out what’s hot here.

It’s hard to jumpstart your day with breakfast in Dallas because the portions are so generous that all you’d want to do is fall asleep again. Maybe that’s why there’s ample supply of coffee too. Have The Beast at the Kozy Kitchen, an organic specialist, Omelettes and pastries at the Bread Winners, unlimited coffee at Lucky’s Café if you are looking for the best and typical Dallas style breakfast. For late starters, enjoy a traditional brunch at Jonathon’s Oak Cliff or delicious Thai fare at the Malai Kitchen.

There are plenty of options for lunch in Dallas. If you’re in the mood for seafood, try the Hook Line and Sinker which is affordable as well as delectable. An insider tip: try the fried shrimp! Campisi’s, Mad Hatter Café and The Taco Joint are other places that offer an appetizing spread for lunch.

Forget Starbucks and your usual coffee houses; try instead the tea “parlors” in Dallas and make sure you have enough time and a companion to spend over a cup of warm tea and some delightful snacks. For the best, but most expensive experience, head to the opulent Adolphus Hotel on weekends for a grand tea with English accompaniments. If you’re in Dallas in December, try the luscious three-course spread offered at the Dallas Arboretum and take in the lovely view along with your tea. The Chocolate Angel Café and Maudee’s are other exceptional tea parlors that offer a wonderful experience in Dallas.

If you have a dinner jacket and a Texan sized wallet, make your way to the French Room at the Adolphus, one of the local high-end favorites and well known all over the country. But this is just the French option; for incredible steak, try the Bob’s Steak & Chop House or the iconic Dakota Steakhouse, for American cuisine, Fearing’s or the Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion.  Italian tastes best at the Adelmo’s Ristorante and the sushi at Abacus is mind-blowing.

Wallet not kind enough? No problem. Try the Mexican at Matt’s Rancho, finger-licking Middle Eastern fare at Ali Baba Café or the Twisted Root Burgers for some delicious burgers and fries.

Late Night
Out after 10PM and hungry?  Check out the sushi at The Fish, Italian at Terelli’s and Chinese at Betty’s Best.

The Green Tea Cake at Asian Mint is absolutely divine as are the ice creams and sorbets at Craft. If you have a craving for chocolate, try Chocolate Secrets and The Chocolate Angel Café.


The Snappy Salads and Taverna is great for salad lovers while pizza tastes great at Sfuzzi’s. If you’re looking for bars serving good food, try the Libertine Bar and the Thomas Beverage Company.

The street food scene at Dallas makes for a whole new story. But don’t leave the city without trying the corn sundaes at Illinois Avenue, Shaved Ice at Pleasant Groves and fried vegetables at The Eggroll House in Lombardy.

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