Mot Hai Ba is one of the more interesting restaurants to open in Dallas in the last decade, serving modern takes on Vietnamese food, which can mean anything from pho to wagyu beef with smoked salmon roe. It’s a good place to come with a few people and order as much of the menu as possible. Just make sure you have a reservation, this Lakewood spot is pretty small and it’s super popular.

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The 28 Best Places To Eat & Drink In Dallas

From neighborhood standbys to new-ish restaurants, here’s our pick for the best places to eat and drink in Dallas.

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Rafa’s Cafe Mexicano

Rafa’s has been serving Tex-Mex food for 40 years, and is just as good for a starting point for a night as a boozy brunch the next morning.

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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.

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Angry Dog

Deep Ellum’s Angry Dog is a dark dive bar with plenty of TVs and bar food, like poutine, fried pickles, and a burger.

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Jeng Chi Restaurant

Jeng Chi in Richardson is a little far from Downtown Dallas, but is worth the drive for a long menu of great Chinese food.