Dallas Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Dallas

April 14, 2018 Brandee Mangan

You may have all heard that everything is bigger in Texas. Well, Dallas does its best to fulfill that promise. You'll find several museums with vast art collections and fascinating specialty museums like The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository, which, though small in size, offers an immense amount of information about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. And of course, visit a local steakhouse for a terrific (and enormous) meal.
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1. Jimmy's Food Store

4901 Bryan St, Corner of Bryan and Fitzhugh, Dallas, TX 75206-7613 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 214-823-6180
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 898 reviews

Jimmy's Food Store

Reviewed By cskinner79 - Dallas, Texas

Do yourself a favor next time you're in East Dallas. Stop by Jimmy's for a sandwich and a glass of wine or a shot of espresso. It's a cool little shop with some groceries, including imported stuff from Italy, a massive wine selection (again, mostly Italian wines), and a meat counter / deli in the back. My favorite sandwich is the Italian Stallion. If you get a large it will last you two or more meals, depending on your appetite, and it's remarkably affordable!

2. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

10477 Lombardy Ln, Dallas, TX 75220-4349 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 105 +1 214-366-2000
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

Reviewed By Bacong F - Los Angeles, California

I have tried all this chain restaurant has to offer: steak, seafood and the cantina. All my experience over the years of traveling to Texas has not disappoint. The visit to the steakhouse was also spectacular! The beef carpaccio and foie gras were amazing, besides the steak itself.

3. Kenny's Wood Fired Grill

5000 Belt Line Rd Ste 775, Dallas, TX 75254-6747 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 972-392-9663
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Kenny's Wood Fired Grill

Reviewed By DARREN B

I went here for a business dinner. I would say food quality was equal to a top steakhouse but just cheaper. We started with an app sampler. Had coconut shrimp (biggest ever), tuna, and meat crustini. Apps were really good. I got a special w filet and shrimp. I had them blackened the shrimp. I got two monster size shrimp cooked perfectly. The service was perfect. I have no complaints and would go out of my way to return

4. rise n°1

5360 W Lovers Ln # 220, Dallas, TX 75209-4262 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 214-366-9900
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 861 reviews

rise n°1

Reviewed By Coyote-Travelerz - Jacksonville

I have been here a few times over the last 5 years and it has yet to disappoint. The atmosphere is fun (though it can be a bit loud) and the food delicious.

I’d like recommend a soufflé (as either a main dish or desert). There are special ones so be sure to ask your server what hey are.

5. Velvet Taco

3012 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206-6405 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Southwestern, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 214-823-8358
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 507 reviews

Velvet Taco

Reviewed By Iowafive0

Came here for lunch after it was recommended by my realtor. It was great.... I recommend the Spicy Tikka chicken. Great flavor, not terrible on the price. But they are big tacos. Only need about 2 per adult lunch.... 1 for a child..... 3-4 if you’ve been out drinking.

6. Eatzi's Market & Bakery

3403 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219-4215 Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 214-526-1515
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 349 reviews

Eatzi's Market & Bakery

In the heart of Oak Lawn just south of the Lemmon/Oak Lawn intersection and minutes from downtown Dallas, this is the first market that started it all! Welcome to Eatzi's Market & Bakery, a European-style eatery, where every day is another chance to create great food for great people! We make the food you've eaten your whole life and the food you've never tried before with the help of a team committed to superb service. Our atmosphere is intimate but casual, so we make it easy to select and savor exactly what you're craving.

Reviewed By RSM123123 - Plano, Texas

Wow. Wonderful choices for take out food and drink. High Quality. Fantastic concept of European market or eataly. Chef-prepared meals such as grilled meats and seafood, sushi, custom sandwiches and salads, breads, deli meats and cheeses, pastries, desserts, beer, and wine. Need to try the one in Plano.

7. Cafe 43

George W. Bush Presidential Library, 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205 Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Brunch +1 214-200-4302
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Cafe 43

Reviewed By ogor - nashville

We toured the presidential library and decided to walk 130 feet for a late lunch. The atmosphere was a little fancy, and I am sure people visit from all over the world. Our waitress was awesome and very helpful. Our party of four all tried different foods, and everyone was happy with their food. They have odd hours, but if you are visiting the library, you should check out the cafe.

8. Torchy's Tacos

14760 Preston Rd, Suite 124, Dallas, TX 75254-7841 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 214-379-1550
Excellent
67%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 125 reviews

Torchy's Tacos

Reviewed By MDNied

Great food and service found here. Awesome choices of food and drinks. Adult beverage specials daily. A favorite destination for my grandson.

9. Truluck's Seafood, Steak, and Crab House

2401 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201-1938 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 41 - SGD 52 +1 214-220-2401
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 791 reviews

Truluck's Seafood, Steak, and Crab House

Our Dallas seafood, steak and crab house restaurant offers the freshest Florida stone crab, fine wines, full bar and tender steaks. Enjoy fine dining with our weekly updated seafood and steak menu.

Reviewed By AdrockDallas - Dallas, Texas

First and foremost, downstairs bar area servers offered outstanding service and were very attentive. However, once seated upstairs for our dinner reservation everything went downhill. Both crab cakes and king crab mac/cheese had large pieces of shell in them that could lacerate your mouth. Our server asked if we were ordering entrees, and we said we were ordering a bunch of appetizers and drinks because we needed to get to the symphony. From that point forward, he completely ignored our table and needed a signal flare to get him to come by every half hour or so. Escargot was under-cooked and nothing ordered with exception of prime meatballs was finished in a party of five because it was all mediocre. It was if the ghosts of Helen Keller and Ray Charles were guest chefs. The Maitre D was notified of the service/food quality and made no effort to rectify the situation in anyway. With a dozen amazing fine dining restaurants within walking distance, we were perplexed with the lack of service and quality. We would have had a better time updating Windows while eating a Hungry Man microwave dinner. The original location in Addison was outstanding, so we were disappointed this location has gone downhill. Our party had both carnivores and vegetarians and both were disappointed. Even the asparagus wasn't good, how is that possible? To screw up Crab Macaroni, Crab-cakes, Escargot, Asparagus and everything but the meatballs is quite difficult.

10. Rodeo Goat

1926 Market Center Blvd, At Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX 75207-3317 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 214-741-4628
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 576 reviews

Rodeo Goat

Reviewed By ADM_TX - Waco, Texas

Loved the Rodeo Goat...don't make the mistake I did by forgoing a burger! The cheese fries? Oh my goodness, are they amazing!!! Came with colleagues, and we had great service and great food (most interesting menu of burgers I've ever seen!!) Parking lot is small/crowded, so be patient, it's worth the effort!

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