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.
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.
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.
Named one of Esquire Magazine's Best New Restaurants of 2007, Fearing's lives up to its reputation. It's located inside the Ritz-Carlton and boasts a very customer-friendly schedule, as it's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week. Sundays also feature a deluxe brunch where your options don't stop at waffles. Go ahead and try the steak and eggs plate, a tender sirloin steak, or fresh eggs with jalapeno, all served with a potato enchilada. So, pick a seat, relax with an aromatic glass of wine, and let Chef Fearing take care of the rest.
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.
If you're looking for a sugar fix while in Downtown Dallas, or want to gift someone special a sweet treat; stop by Fluellen Cupcakes. It's likely as you walk out of that bakery with a box of delicious cupcakes, someone will sigh in envy at your box and commend you on your choice. Popularly believed to be one of the best in town, Fluellen Cupcakes has a creative and quality concious approach to their creations. Constantly adding and developing new flavors, you'll be spoiled for choice. Popular favorites include the Red Velvet, Peanut Butter and Chocolate, though you could always try a special like the Pineapple Coconut and Wedding Cake.
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches is popularly known for it's delicious Submarine Sandwiches. With several branches across the country, it offers visitors quick, fresh sandwiches with a variety of gourmet fillings like salami, provolone, home-made tuna, apple-wood smoked ham and more. Only the most intrepid would venture to attempt the J.J.Gargantuan, a humongous sandwich filled with a variety of delicious cold meats and condiments. Stop by for one of their signature sandwiches, friendly service and a good value for money meal.