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.
As the name suggests, this place is known for its burgers, which are charcoal grilled. Del's Charcoal Burgers has been serving happy customers for over 50 years. It is a great place for kids and groups, as it also offers a casual atmosphere with a television and well as outdoor seating. The menu consists of burgers, cheeseburgers and the hot dogs.
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.
Ten50 BBQ is set in the former site of the K&G Fashion Superstore and dons a barn-like look. The brainchild of Larry Lavine, you have to choose your meat outside where pit masters showcase their mastery. The aroma of these smoked meats will definitely tantalize your appetite. Relish their succulent dishes with equally delicious sides and sauces which give depth to their food. Their bar features 24 beers on tap and margaritas.
Jason Boso quit the corporate rat race to pursue his culinary passion. Connecting with Quincy Hart at cooking school, they found themselves coming up with restaurant concepts and business ideas. Putting their plans in perspective and haute-cuisine skills behind, the timeless American burger is the focus at their venture, Twisted Root Burger Co. Today the franchise boasts locations across Texas. They serve up a scrumptious array of burgers and sides in an unpretentious environment. Entrust your beverage needs to Steve Thompson; his freshly-made custard shake and ice cream in original flavors will not disappoint.
Owner Takashi Soda opened SushiSake in 1997. New customers consistently join longtime clientele in visiting this superb sushi bar. Mr. Soda's meal preparation approach is assertive, and a host of chefs behind the counter reflect his attitude. This stunning spot draws North Dallas nightlife with its traditional Japanese ambiance. House specialties are Toro, Broiled Eel and Spicy Tuna Roll. As the name implies, sake is very important at Sushisake. Premium sakes are always featured items. A full bar is also available.
Spring Creek Barbeque is the benchmark of the classic American specialty in Texas. Boasting numerous outlets across the state, they have been catering to the Texan palate for decades. Enjoy succulent cuts of beef, chicken, sausage, turkey and ribs, charred to perfection over hickory wood that gives it its unique smokiness. Their signature barbecue sauce has its own secret recipe and exemplifies Southern flavors. Couple that with homemade sides like fries, salads, mac 'n' cheese, baked potato and in-house baked bread to complete an authentic all-American BBQ experience.