I am constantly impressed by the restaurant scene in Dallas. C’mon Austin, why do we not have good Southern cooking and hot chicken?? During my visit to Dallas last month, Taylor of The Simple Sol and I checked out a couple of new restaurants and her favorite spot for fried chicken.
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Here are the 8 best restaurants in Dallas you need to check out ASAP.
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STEPHAN PYLES FLORAL STREET CAFE
You might have seen this beautiful all-glass restaurant in the Dallas Arts District, but the Floral Street Cafe is much more than a pretty face. James Beard award-winner Stephan Pyles’s Floral Street Cafe boasts not only dishes that are a work of art but also delicious. If you’re looking to impress someone, this is the spot!
WHAT TO ORDER: Wild mushroom empanadas, lobster tamale pie, seared king salmon, and chocolate sponge cake.
2330 Flora St #150, Dallas, TX 75201, florastreet.com
HG SPLY CO.
I went to HG Sply Co on a previous visit to Dallas and it’s still a favorite! HG Sply Co serves simple, clean food with honest ingredients in a cool bar setting. When was the last time you could order vegan queso, quinoa, zucchini pasta, or cauliflower rice at a bar? Be sure to order the strawberry cheesecake kettlebell and have a couple of cocktails on the rooftop bar.
WHAT TO ORDER: Ginger garlic hummus, duck fried “rice”, and strawberry cheesecake kettlebell.
2008 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, hgsplyco.com
SISSY’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN & BAR
We indulged at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen for Sunday brunch – Sissy’s signature fried chicken with buttermilk waffles and Sissy’s benedict set us back in a food coma.
WHAT TO ORDER: Chicken and waffles, Sissy’s benedict, Sissy’s mac & cheese, and fried tomatoes.
2919 Co Rd 227, Cameron, TX 76520, sissyssouthernkitchen.com
This local restaurant on Greenville Ave is currently the hot spot for dinner in Dallas. I couldn’t stop eating the P.E.I mussels, grilled broccolini and triple cooked fries.
WHAT TO ORDER: P.E.I. mussels, blackened redfish, roasted beets, grilled broccolini, and triple cooked fries.
3525 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, waywarddallas.com
18TH & VINE BARBECUE
Switch up your weekend brunch with a barbecue brunch at 18th & Vine. Stuff your face full of brisket and fried orka while listening to live jazz.
WHAT TO ORDER: Fried orka, Vine-style huevos rancheros, black Angus brisket, and chipped beef on toast.
4100 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219, 18thandvinebbq.com
I love a great piece of pie, specifically pecan pie. Emporium Pies serves up the best pies by the slice and their bourbon pecan pie doesn’t disappointment. Be sure to get a slice of their seasonal pies while you’re at it.
WHAT TO ORDER: Drunken nut, and seasonal pies.
314 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208, emporiumpies.com
MUDHEN MEAT AND GREENS
For a healthy lunch in downtown Austin, Mudhen Meat and Greens is the spot. Relax in their backyard garden with the stuffed avocado salad and fresh juice.
WHAT TO ORDER: Stuffed avocado salad.
900 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201, mudheninthe.net
One of my favorite meals in Dallas was during my stay at The Joule in downtown Dallas at their restaurant, Americano. The fried olives stuffed with calabrian chili sausage were dangerously addicting, the caesar salad was one of the best that I’ve ever had, and the steak was delicious.
WHAT TO ORDER: Fried olives, housemade meatballs, arancini, caesar salad, flat iron steak, and tiramisu espresso gelato.
1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201, americanodallas.com