If it’s even a remotely nice day in Dallas, which isn’t a rare thing, you should head to Katy Trail Ice House. They have one of the best patios in the city and you’ll want to move in on the weekends. It’s a place where you’ll come for the cold beer and end up posting up for hours - which is when their surprisingly good food will come in handy. Get the barbecue plate or the burger, and always a side of fries.
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Bubba’s Cooks Country
Bubba’s in Park Cities looks like a 50s diner, has a drive-thru, and serves great fried chicken and biscuit sandwiches.
S & D Oyster Company
Head uptown to S&D for an old-school space and plenty of fried seafood, as well as fresh oysters.
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Grange Hall is both a restaurant and high-end home goods store, so you can eat a Snob sandwich with caviar while looking at vases you can’t afford.
Deep Ellum’s Angry Dog is a dark dive bar with plenty of TVs and bar food, like poutine, fried pickles, and a burger.
Town Hearth in the Design District has about 100 chandeliers and Ducati on the menu, but come here for a big night out to eat some very good steak.
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Bullion in Downtown should be your go to spot for celebrations, with its beautiful space, classic cocktails, and mostly-French menu.
Louie’s is a bar on Henderson with a long menu of burgers, pizzas, and pastas, which help to counteract the multiple martinis you’ll order.
Lockhart Smokehouse is in Bishop Arts, but you’ll be able to smell the classic BBQ meats miles away. Don’t miss the brisket and ribs.
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