The 5 best restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

The 5 best restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area
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Dallas is a vibrant city known for its Tex-Mex, barbecue and soul food that entices tourists. You’ll notice hip downtown eateries mixed in with more traditional Dallas-style restaurants during your visit. With a metroplex spanning 9,286 miles, there’s something for every price point and families and couples.

Three asian people having food together.Before making a reservation, plan which part of town you want to visit and how long it’ll take you to get there. For example, if you’re staying in downtown Dallas, it might take a bit to get to Fort Worth, and vice versa. Check out these restaurants during your visit because you won’t be disappointed:

Terry Black’s Barbecue

Terry Black’s Barbecue has a 4.7-star rating on Google and is known for its Austin imported famous pit-smoked meats and homemade sides from 4th generation pit masters. There are locations in Dallas, Austin, and Lockhart and nationwide shipping.

Many customers refer to Terry Black’s as “the best BBQ they’ve ever had” and praise the local meats and the mac n’ cheese, cornbread and potato salad. Don’t get to try the brisket and seasonal cocktails like the frozen black Margherita. The service is quick and the restaurant operates in a cafeteria style. Plenty of patio seating and you can even view the fire pit where all the meat is cooked.

Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano

Javier’s is a bustling spot with a cigar bar that locals and visitors love. It’s considered an authentic Mexican joint and visitors love the ceviche, fajitas, and the filete cantinflas. Javier’s goal is to familiarize visitors with authentic Mexico City cuisine, a mix of Mexican heritage that dates back to the Aztecs and has a strong European influence.

The restaurant is always crowded, so making a reservation beforehand is highly recommended. The wait service is fantastic, so you’ll feel your needs are getting met at your table.

Tolbert’s Restaurant & Chili Parlor

Nothing says welcome to Texas like a big bowl of Texas red chili. The Tolbert’s Restaurant & Chili Parlor staff has perfected the recipe after winning the Terlingua Championship Chili Cook-Off in 1967.

The restaurant is located on Grapevine’s Historic Main Street, where it gets thousands of visitors annually due to its well-known tagline of “50 Years of Chili.” While you’re there, try Frank’s Frito Pie and jalapeno cornbread muffins to complement your red chili.

Roots Southern Table

Roots Southern Table is home to the James Beard Award finalist in DFW for 2022. The restaurant is known for its cast iron cornbread, beet salad, jerk lamb chops, Texas redfish, and more.

The restaurant pays homage to how Chef Tiffany Derry grew up eating in the south, like field-to-table eating, eating with the seasons, and never letting scraps go to waste. The restaurant has 4.7 stars on Google and is excellent for private reservations and events.

Mike’s Chicken

When you think of southern comfort, fried chicken probably crosses your mind, making Mike’s Chicken the perfect spot. After being established in 2014, it quickly became well known as a go-to spot for quick dining and earning reviews from publications like USA Today and Enjoy your crispy chicken and flakey biscuits with plenty of dipping sauce and butter.

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