Dallas Food List 2019

I will forever maintain that Dallas has the best food and to back up that claim, I would like to share my collection of favorite DFW spots across cuisines and categories. This is the list I send to visitors and locals alike and almost everyone has found at least one place they love.

Check it out and let me know what you think!

South Asian: Al Markaz, BBQ Tonight, BBQ King, Desi District, Agha Juice, Mai Colachi

Mediterranean: Afrah, Sababa, Al Bilad, Satchet, Sayyad Mediterranean

Halal: Big Guys Chicken & Rice, *Dog Haus Biergarten, Jimmy’s Burgers, Noodle Wave, *Three Forks, Zios, Porto’s Peri Peri, *Da Mario, *Ruth’s Chris, *Earl’s Legacy West, *Tokyo Harbor Hibachi

*Call ahead to confirm halal options at select restaurants

Mexican: El Paisano, Chuys, Javiers, Mesomaya, Beto & Son, El Bolero, La La’s Mexican Cafe

Tacos: Velvet Taco, Torchy’s Tacos

Italian: Gallo Nero, Fachini, Taverna, Lucia, Kenny’s Italian, Sprezza, North Italia, The Charles, iL Bracco, Sassetta

French: Rise No 1, Mercat Bistro, the French Room, Le Bilboquet, Edith’s French Bistro

Chinese: Royal China, Gung Ho, Jeng Chi

Thai: Too Thai, Samui Thai, Malai Kitchen, Asian Mint, Crushcraft Thai, Noodle Wave

Korean: Jin Korean BBQ Plano, Bbbop Seoul Kitchen, Rice Chicken, No.1 Plus Chicken

Vietnamese: DaLat, Bistro B, Cris & John

Japanese: Uchi, Gyu Kaku, Nobu, Pok the Raw Bar, Wabi House

Sushi: Kura, Sushi Marquee, Deep Sushi, Sushi Axiom, Ra Sushi, Kai, Namo, Imoto

Ramen: Tei-An, Wabi House, Marufuku Ramen, Ramen Hakata, Jinya

Dumplings: Cafemandu, Dumpling, Hello Dumpling, Jeng Chi, Royal China, H-Mart Carollton

American: Neighborhood Services, Gemma, Billy Can Can, Hillstone, Town Hearth, Homewood

Texas BBQ: Cattleack BBQ, Pecan Lodge

Pizza: Zoli’s Pizza, Serious Pizza, Zalat Pizza, Taste of Chicago, UNOs Chicago

Wings: Pluckers

Burgers: Maple & Motor, LA Burger, Haystack, Grub, Village Burger Bar

Steak: Knife, Nick & Sams, Fogo de Ciao

Seafood: Boiling Crab, Chamberlains, TJs, Hudson House, East Hampton Sandwich Co.

Brunch: Snooze, Hash House A Go Go, The Henry, Ida Claire, Whistlebritches, Yolk, Saint Ann, Sixty Vines, Black Forest Cafe, Public School 214, Whiskey Cake, Jonathon’s Oak Cliff, Stirr, HG Supply

Southern: Babes Chicken, Bubbas, Rapscallion, Celebration, Mimi’s Cafe

Fine Dining: The French Room, Lucia, Knife, Wolfgang Five Sixty Reunion Tower, Rosewood Mansion

Causal Dining: Legacy Food Hall, Farmer’s Market, Eatzi’s

Healthy-ish: Spiral Diner, Cosmic Cafe, True Food Kitchen, Flower Child, Freshii, El Palote

Coffee: La La Land Kind Cafe, Toasted Coffee & Kitchen, Local Press + Brew, Ascension, Internet Cafe, Summer Moon

Chocolate & Fondue: Sablon, Chocolate Secrets

Waffles & Crepes: T-Swirl Crepes, SweetMix, Sablon, Heavenly Kup Cafe

Boba: Fat Straws, Javaland Coffee Haus, Sno Tea

Pie: Emporium Pies

Bakery: Bird Bakery, Carlo’s Bakery, Sprinkles, Susie Cakes, 85 Degrees, Ecclesia Bakery & Cafe

Ice Cream: Creamistry, Amorino, Milk & Cream, Cow Tipping Creamery, Berrynaked, Chills 360, Steel City, Sweet Daze, Cauldron, Melt Ice Creams

Donuts: Glazed Donut Works, Sweet Daze, Wow Donuts & Drips

French Macarons: Savor Patisserie or Joy Macaron

Had an experience at one of these? Be sure to share your feedback and let us know if there are any DFW spots we should consider adding!


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