Pho 75 is one of the best cheap eats options in Arlington. It’s cash only, no frills, and no nonsense. And delicious. The service is quick, and we’d carry around a water bottle of their broth if it were socially acceptable. The inside looks like a middle school cafeteria, but instead of day-old frozen pizza you get authentic pho and no anxiety about getting invited to the cool table. You’ll be in-and-out in a half hour completely satisfied, and a meal for two comes in under $20.
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For a fun group dinner in Arlington, go to Ambar and do the unlimited small plates option for $35.
Northside Social is a coffee shop by day and a wine bar at night. If you live in Arlington, it will come in handy at least once a week.
The Liberty Tavern
Liberty Tavern is Clarendon’s utility restaurant - use the American spot for dates, dinner with the parents, or a meal at the bar.
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Green Pig Bistro
A meal at Green Pig Bistro will be meat heavy and very good. Bring a big group and sit at the communal table.
Texas Jack’s Barbecue
Texas Jack’s in Arlington is a bit fancier and more buttoned up than your typical BBQ joint, but the food is very good.
In the middle of Clarendon, Cava Mezze is a solid spot for a Mediterranean group dinner or brunch.
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