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Dining in Dallas: Six Top Spots for Fussy Foodies

Dining in Dallas is a wonderful treat for foodies of all description. The variety of restaurants is astounding; from homey hole-in-the-wall eateries to classy fine dining establishments.  There is something for every taste and budget. Here’s our thoughts on the best places to go for great dining in Dallas:

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Fearing’s Restaurant

Fearing’s Restaurant at Ritz-Carlton, McKinney Avenue, features scrumptious one-of-a-kind dishes that will surely please even the most finicky of eaters. Celebrity chef Dan Fearing, popularly known as the “Father of Southwestern Cuisine” whips up a unique menu with a nice dash of that famed southwestern flair.

From Buffalo “Meatloaf” Sliders and Mesquite Grilled Hamburgers, to Dean’s Tortilla Soup and Dr. Pepper Braised Short Ribs, each dish promises a gastronomic experience like no other. Though the prices can be quite steep, every penny spent is worth it.


Landing a reservation at Lucia can be tough. But as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait. So, if you do manage to secure a table here, then you’re in for a treat.

The small and homey restaurant is nestled in a building in the Bishop Arts District. Their specialty, of course, is typical Italian fare like salumi and pasta, but other selections are also available. Lucia serves antipasti (appetizers), primi (main course), and secondi (meat dishes). Their menu changes on a regular basis, so every visit there will be a guaranteed surprise.

Sushi Yama

Sushi Yama (located in 8989 Forest Lane) is for those who crave sushi and other Japanese specialties. This hole-in-the-wall offers some of the best tasting sushi and sashimi at excellent prices. Tuesdays and Saturdays have “sushi nights” where sushi can be bought at $1 a piece for a minimum of $10 per order. On Wednesdays, Bento boxes are available at half-price. Just be sure to come in early, since the lines can be long!

Mumtaz Indian Restaurant

The exotic flavors and tastes of Indian cuisine can all be experienced at Mumtaz Indian Restaurant in Richardson. The place specializes in Punjabi dishes like Tandoori Chicken, Samosas, and Palak Paneer. On Mondays, their lunch buffet is available for only $5.99- a price that other restaurants won’t beat easily.

Matt’s Rancho Martinez

The pride of the Lakewood neighborhood, Matt’s Rancho Martinez has been serving delicious Tex-Mex specialties to locals and tourists since 1952. They are, undoubtedly, the King of Mexican Food. House favorites include Chile Relleno, Flautas, Pork Carnitas, and Tacos Al Carbon. Affordable dinner plates are also available; all with a generous serving of enchiladas, tacos, chili, beans and rice, or guacamole. Their famous Bob Armstrong dip is a must-try too.

Bread Winners Cafe and Bistro
The fun, casual atmosphere of Bread Winners is the right setting for a nice brunch with friends and family. Known for their breakfast items, Bread Winners also has a huge selection of bread and pastries. Prices are reasonable (food items are usually priced at $10 to $18), and their extensive menu also has offerings for lunch too.

Dallas has so much to offer to wandering foodies. If you find yourself hungry in the city, be sure to check out the places above.

About The Author:  Gemma Hobbs is an avid blogger with extensive experience as a travel consultant. She far too often sees travelers get into trouble overseas because of lack of correct information. She enjoys sharing her insights on various blogs. Visit Expedia Insurance to find out more travel insurance information.
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