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 Modern American in Dallas

Meddlesome Moth

In the Design District, this buzzing gastropub draws small groups of friends who linger over Belgian-style mussels, shrimp and homestead grits, great burgers and beautifully turned out sharing plates. You'll find go…
Top Choice American in Dallas


This classic downtown lunch spot, which has been tucked into Neiman Marcus for more than 50 years, evokes old-school Dallas. Attentive waiters bustle about, soothing and pampering diners with hot chicken consommé, p…
Top Choice Tex-Mex in Dallas

AllGood Café

A postmodern Deep Ellum cafe with Tex-Mex grace notes and tattooed waitresses, the AllGood is cozy as all get out. Families and rocker types all chow down on King Ranch chicken casserole and other comfort foods. The…
Top Choice Barbecue in Dallas

Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse

You cannot beat the original location of this Dallas classic. Where some barbecue places serve up their fare for only a few hours a day, this one can sate your smoky fantasies around the clock.
Burgers in Dallas

Rodeo Goat

Located on an unpromising stretch of roadway on the outskirts of the Design District and, from the outside, looking like a low-key strip club, stepping inside the Rodeo is a revelation. The smoky scent of sizzling b…
American in Dallas

Ellen's Southern Kitchen

In the center of historic West End, Ellen's serves up American comfort fare in a slightly upscale diner setting (think wild wallpaper, elegant light fixtures, dark wood furniture). Fluffy pancakes, Cajun shrimp and …
Barbecue in Dallas

Pecan Lodge

An icon in Deep Ellum, Pecan Lodge fires up tender brisket, ribs and pulled pork. Add the requisite sides (mac 'n cheese, collard greens, plus peach cobbler for dessert), local craft brews and you have one of Dallas…
Diner in Dallas

Tillman's Roadhouse

A mod hunting lodge for stylish cowboys features shotguns for door handles, faux stag heads, antler chandeliers and a gorgeous log bar. With all this offbeat charm, the wink-wink comfort food – chicken-fried steak, …
Barbecue in Dallas

Sammy's BBQ

The line of regular lunch-goers, most clad in business casual, shuffles along quickly for plate-swamping portions of smoked brisket and other meats at this long-running institution. Sandwiches, plates and by the pou…