Old Koreatown is an area in North Dallas - around I-35 and Royal Lane - that’s worth a trip from Downtown, especially for Koryo Kalbi. The a la carte options work great for a weeknight dinner, but what you really come for is the Korean barbecue. Come with a big group and be prepared to eat a lot of food. The banchan appetizers change daily and when you choose your meats, make sure you include the marinated short rib because it’s the best thing here.

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The 28 Best Places To Eat & Drink In Dallas

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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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Lockhart Smokehouse

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Nalinh Market

Nalinh is a bit far in Irving and it’s half grocery store, but when you make it to the restaurant in the back, you’ll find excellent Thai food.