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.
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.
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.
A favorite among local residents, Cane Rosso stands a class apart. The pizza here is made from scratch in the distinctive Neapolitan style, with fresh sauces and cheeses. Get ready for a gastronomic delight and revel in the flavors of Naples. Just reading their menu is sure to make your mouth water, as it offers a wide range of pizzas, appetizers, sandwiches, and desserts.
In a quiet neighborhood just east of downtown Dallas lies one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the U.S. Each day, Kalachandji's website updates the menu which features only the freshest in-season ingredients. Help yourself to the buffet which includes a wonderful array of exotically-prepared vegetables, rice, a salad bar, and breads. Diners can take advantage of the cozy dining room, but most prefer the lush patio. With such an amazing variety so well-prepared, even hardcore carnivores will leave this place pleasantly full.
Katy Trail Ice House is a popular restaurant and beer garden in Dallas. It offers a range of 50 beers on tap and a place to chill out. It has a huge patio that can be used to host private parties and events. The bar is 50 feet long and features the rarest of beers. Katy Trail Ice House is the place to gather for any occasion.
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.
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.
Chop House Burger is not just your average burger joint. Don't be fooled by the casual ambiance; they take their burgers very seriously here! From the locally sourced Angus beef, Old-fashioned Milk-shakes and deliciously crunchy Fries, you won't be disappointed. The quality of the ingredients and the nice preparations make these burgers a cut above the rest. Their signature Chop House Burger good choice, with a side order of their special Truffle-Parmesan fries. Kids can also choose from their Kids specials. Other favorites to try here are the Ahi Tuna, and the Wine Country Burger.