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The Best Places to Eat in Dallas

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Dallas, TX is a culinary destination offering cuisines from around the world. From the famed Texas BBQ to Vietnamese fare, here’s what foodies can look forward to in the Big D.

Armoury D.E.

2714 Elm St.
Dallas, 75226
972.803.5151

This restaurant serves classic Hungarian dishes like goulash, lecsó, pörkölt, and a variety of cheeses, sandwiches, and paprika-spiced bacon and sausages along with standard Texan fare like juicy burgers and fries. The star of the menu has got to be the Damn Burger, which comes with an inch-thick patty, aged cheddar and duck bacon (extra charge).

Armoury D.E. also has a full-service bar serving craft beer, wine, artisanal cocktails, and seasonal drinks like double rye pumpkin spice and buttered bourbon with apple cider. The best seats are on the patio.

Baby Back Shak

1800 S. Akard St.
Dallas, 75215-1901
214.428.7427

This barbecue joint brings you classic Texas with tender, slow–cooked baby back ribs with crisp grill lines and a good pepper rub. Sides include buttered corn, green beans, and coleslaw. Other menu favorites include Cajun boudin, smoke bologna sandwich, and smoked turkey leg. The restaurant plays music from the greatest blues musicians.

Dahlia Bar & Bistro

3300 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

This chic bistro with its floral-filled interior is the ultimate brunch spot in Dallas. Their offerings include short rib sliders, beet salad, spinach artichoke dip, and artisanal cocktails to brighten up your Sunday morning. For something more substantial, their lunch and dinner entrées include lamb kabobs, macadamia-crusted halibut, peri-peri chicken, and butternut squash-stuffed ravioli.

Eataly Dallas

8687 N Central Expy Ste 2172
Dallas, TX 75225
469.759.2800

This Dallas food destination offers amazing Italian food and groceries. On-site restaurants like Terra, La Pizza & La Pasta, and Il Pastaio di Eataly for pizza, pasta, wood-grilled entrees, wine, and cocktails. Search the grocery aisles for pasta, olive oil, aged prosciutto, mozzarella, and other imported goods.

Heim Barbecue on Mockingbird

3130 W Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75235
469.397.4346

Visit Heim’s new location on Mockingbird Lane for breakfast tacos, tender beef brisket, pulled pork, and their famed bacon burnt ends. Known for “farmer to smoker” fare, the restaurant serves classic Texan BBQ slow-cooked over open oak fires and served with hearty sides like green chile mac n’ cheese and twice-baked potato salad. Enjoy grilled meats in a laid-back and unpretentious setting when you dine at Heim.

LaVui Vietnamese Restaurant

5321 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75235
469.776.821

This new eatery serves Vietnamese cuisine with a Texan flavor – try their spring rolls, which are made with rice paper, cognac pate, smoked duck breast, and apple slices. Their spicy poke bowl-style rolls with tuna, chile, and pineapple bits are another crowd pleaser. Other Vietnamese classics on the menu include banh mi, vermicelli noodles, and clay pot chicken.

Swizzle

1802 Greenville Ave #110
Dallas, TX 75206

This tiki bar offers fun cocktails with popular island dishes like crispy deep-fried lumpia, kalua pork sliders, katsu chicken, and five spice chicken wings. Swizzle calls itself a “Tropical Escape” in the heart of Dallas, the bar’s leafy rattan interiors provide the perfect setting for happy hour, brunch, and more. They also sell tropical-scented candles, mai tai glasses, and other merchandise in their store.

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