Texas lives up to its motto of everything being “bigger and better” when it comes to food choices in the Dallas – Fort Worth area! You name it, we’ve got it – and we’re not just about beer, barbecue and burgers, although they are all mighty tasty! Here are some do-not-miss eating establishments around Dallas – Fort Worth you simply must visit. While some are elegant with price tags to match, others may very well become your favorite hidden joint to fill that Texas-sized hunger.
1. Velvet Taco - 3012 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas
From its quirky name and slogan that proclaims, "We don’t make street tacos. We make velvet Tacos," you just know it’s going to be good. The best news is that it has locations in both Dallas and Fort Worth (Fort Worth’s location is 2700 W. 7th St.)!
2. Wolfgang Puck Five Sixty - 300 Reunion Blvd. E., Dallas
If a culinary Asian-inspired experience surrounded by breathtaking 360-views is more to your liking, make your reservations at Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty Restaurant that sits 560-feet high in Reunion Tower.
3. Joe T. Garcia’s - 2201 N. Commerce St., Fort Worth
Joe T.’s is a Fort Worthian staple since 1935, and boasts of an extensive patio with menu options served family style. Be sure to bring cash, as no credit cards are accepted.
4. Jimmy’s Food Store - 4901 Bryan St., Dallas
Jimmy’s has been operated by the DiCarlo family for more than 50 years, and features scrumptious Italian food and wine. The unique eatery also has a sandwich counter and market all in one!
5. Shinjuku Station - 711 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth
This izakaya-style Japanese restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining with a design inspired by an actual train station in Tokyo.
6. Reata - 310 Houston Street, Fort Worth
If you are hankering for cowboy cuisine, casual elegance, and Western ambiance with the option to dine in a climate-controlled, geodesic dome, then boot-scoot to downtown Cowtown.
7. Rodeo Goat - 2636 Bledsoe St., Fort Worth
Burger battles, anyone? Rodeo Goat just dares you to sink your mouth around one of these.
8. Rise No. 1 - 4360 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas
A soufflé restaurant? In Dallas? This charming and art-infused French restaurant has become so popular that a third Texas location is opening in Fort Worth in the fall of 2017.
9. Pecan Lodge - 2702 Main St., Dallas
When they say, "All Smoke, No Mirrors," they mean it. Pecan Lodge smokes its meat in a pit, and the mouthwatering, juicy result speaks for itself.
10. H3 Ranch - 105 E. Exchange Ave, Fort Worth
What's not to like about a Texas-sized chicken fried steak? Afterwards, walk around the Stockyards and you'll leave almost feeling like a true cowboy!
11. Heim Craft Barbecue - 1109 W. Magnolia St., Fort Worth
The barbecue here is so scrumptious that they routinely sell out, so don't wait until the end of the day to go. They also get inventive with their food choices, such as these incredible turkey salad sliders!
What are your favorite styles of food in Dallas – Fort Worth, and which ones do you frequent the most? We’d love to hear which ones you consider worthy enough to earn the pride of Texas!
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