Restaurants

Top Choice Steak in Amarillo

Big Texan Steak Ranch

A classic, hokey Route 66 roadside attraction, the Big Texan made the move when I-40 opened in 1971 and has never looked back. Stretch-Cadillac limos with steer-horn hood ornaments offer free shuttles to and from ar…
Top Choice Deli in San Angelo

Peasant Village Restaurant

Casual for lunch, luxe for dinner. Located in a beautiful 1920s house near downtown, this refined restaurant is just the place if you'd like some fine wine to go with a meal from a menu that changes with the seasons…
Top Choice Mexican in Dallas

Fuel City

A short drive from downtown, Fuel City serves up some of Dallas' best tacos in one of its most idiosyncratic locations (it's also a gas station and car wash). Sit out on picnic tables, munching on roast pork and ste…
Top Choice Gastropub in Lubbock

Crafthouse

Lubbock's most creative restaurant is the work of Jason and Kate Diehl. From the pickled seasonal vegetables on the starter list to inventive seasonal fare, it has something to catch your eye. Mindful of local budge…
Top Choice Steak in Buffalo Gap

Perini Ranch Steakhouse

Perini Ranch Steak House is frequently named among Texas' best steakhouses. Enter under the trees and through the screen door. Try an amazing rib eye at a picnic table outside or sample specialties such as one of th…
Top Choice Cafe in McKinney

Patina Green Home and Market

For most of the day, Patina Green is an attractive shop with creative and tasteful housewares plus a deli section with some of the best local prepared foods and cheeses. But at lunchtime, a line often forms for the …
Top Choice Tex-Mex in Dallas

Gabriela & Sofia’s Tex-Mex

The interior here is just acceptable: dark and roomy. But that's good as it doesn't get in the way of the beauty you'll find on your plate. Regional Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes are cooked with attitude and authority.…
Top Choice Barbecue in Midland

KD's Bar-B-Q

If you had to go to one Texas 'cue joint, this would do. Line your platter with wax paper and tell the cook what to pile on (the brisket is divine, the pork ribs almost candied). Add sides such as potato salad, then…
Top Choice Mexican in Waco

Lolita's Tortilleria & Restaurant

Lolita's exudes that family-run, small-town spirit that can't be manufactured. The hugely popular all-day breakfast menu includes tacos, huevos rancheros, migas (a signature Texas dish of eggs scrambled with corn to…
Top Choice Mexican in Dallas

Javier's

Discard any ideas you have about Tex-Mex at this deeply cultured restaurant that takes the gentrified food of old Mexico City to new levels. The setting is dark, leathery and quiet, and the food is meaty and piquant…