Many people have been coming to Buck Kao's Royal China since its beginning in 1974. Royal China offers beautiful Chinese-style lighting and wall hangings for an upscale, quiet, and romantic ambiance. Specialty dishes include hot and sour soup and steamed pan-fried pork dumplings. The menu also includes mixed drinks, wine and beer to complement any meal.
This upscale steakhouse in Dallas is known for its savory menu of classic American fare, steak, lobster and, famously, complimentary caviar. The impressive wine list boasts over 450 varieties for you to sip on while enjoying the soothing ambient sounds of the resident grand piano. After enjoying your prime-aged rib eye or filet mignon, you can finish off the evening with an artisan cheese plate, espresso, or a signature chocolate molten soufflé.
Mi Cocina is a great Mexican restaurant and bar located in the Highland Park Village shopping center. The atmosphere is festive, colorful, and lively. The chic decor and friendly wait staff make this restaurant feel like a party whenever you walk in. The traditional Tex-Mex entrees are served with a touch of class. The enchiladas, flautas, nachos, quesadillas and fajitas are exceptional, while the tortilla soup is a bit unique-- it has peas! After your meal, stroll through the shopping center and window shop.
Classic cars and old-fashioned hamburgers are Keller's specialties. Very popular with all age groups, this hamburger institution is a great place to eat and enjoy beautiful weather. Rustic drive-in and parking carports give this place a nostalgic twist. Just flash your car lights to get the wait staff's (once known as car-hops) attention. The fish sandwich, chicken strips, homemade chili and other favorites provide you with a wide range of choices, not to mention the habit-forming hamburgers.
Tillman's Roadhouse provides a casual approach to sophisticated dining. Located in a building from the 1950s in the Bishop Arts District, patrons are surrounded by memorabilia from times gone by. A favorite of area office workers, the unique blend of old and new provides an unusual oasis from the doldrums. The menu focuses on fish and seafood, although there are beef and chicken dishes as well. Choose from baby back ribs with Oriental coleslaw and barbecue sauce, blackened catfish, grilled trout, salmon and marinated chicken with lime and cilantro.
Pecan Lodge has been named the best barbecue in Dallas two years running, an incredible distinction in Texas where competition is saturated and barbecue aficionados are as scrutinizing as they come. Along with wife Diane, founder and pit master Justin Fourton recreates both of his grandfathers' recipes, fusing West and East Texas into a delicious blend of styles. Burnt Ends is one of the more popular dishes, consisting of meat, fat and crust from brisket that has been twice baked and is packed with barbecue flavor. The mac and cheese is also to die for and comes topped with bacon bits. Be advised, the wait for service is generally slow depending on the crowd, so show up early and be prepared to lick your lips as you take in the aromas wafting from the kitchen.
This watering hole is located in downtown and is frequented mostly by a white-collared crowd. It has pool tables for entertainment and the bar serves some exotic drinks. The food is mostly local cuisine but nothing much to write home about. If you visit the bar in the football season, you will find a special Bloody Mary bar over the weekends.
With 44 high definition TV’s, DirecTv Sports Packages and pay-per-view UFC fight, Frankie’s is not just another ordinary sports bar. Seating includes a mix of comfortable leather couches, chairs, and bar stools. They also have a dizzying array of drink options ranging from 20 Texan craft beers on top and handcrafted cocktails to Whiskeys and Vodkas, you are sure to find a drink that soothes your senses. If you get hungry, Frankie’s has on offer an assortment of pubgrub like wraps, sandwiches, pizzas, burgers and fries. Whether you want to enjoy a game of your favorite sports team, converse with old friends or simply relish great food and drinks, Frankie’s is the place where you should be headed.
With a fun, catchy name like Which Wich? The sandwich shop seeks to set itself apart. With over 50 variations of freshly prepared, made-to-order sandwiches. Have fun as you pick the toppings, fillings and sides to go with your very own sandwich. You can choose from staples like Ham, Cheese, Bacon, Chicken, Turkey and more. Don't feel like bothering so much? Customers can choose a classic like the BLT, Egg Salad or Gyro as well. While nothing fancy, the sandwiches are tasty and filling, as well as being a good value-for-money option.
What do you need for a good game? A passionate spirit and a bucket full of chicken wings from the masters themselves. WingBucket's serve succulent wings which are second to none. It is here that you will find one of the best chicken wings with delicious sauces and sides. Though the place is a bit busy because of its downtown location, it is always worth the wait at WingBucket. Along with the signature wings, also try their chicken and waffles and the chili cheese fries.
The sleek, modern setting of this seafood specialty restaurant welcomes guests to enjoy an underwater feast like no other. Pan-fried chilli oysters and other succulent appetizers prepare you for the culinary talent to be found here. Fish comes artfully presented in a full entrée or as sliced sashimi and sushi. The swordfish and mackerel are favorites. Though there is some "turf" for those who don't care to surf: tenderloin, rib-eye and t-bone are all offered, or you can order a portion of savory meat alongside lobster to indulge in both sea and land options. The international and domestic wine lists have more offerings than the dinner menu—and speaking of menus, have a look at the dessert list before you leave; artisan cheeses, cheesecakes, and cappuccino chocolate cakes are all full of promise.
Enchilada's Restaurant is a place to relax with a Margarita or an ice-cold beer in the company of friends. With a lively casual atmosphere and great ambiance, this place is a vibrant local joint. Serving up a decent selection of Tex-Mex fare like Nachos, Sopapillas, Chimichangas and the classic Margaritas. With week day after-work specials, it draws a varied bunch of people from students to office goers. Enchilada's Restaurant is open for Sunday Brunch, and a nice atmosphere where you can spend a leisurely afternoon sampling their yummy selection of specials.