• Sonny Bryans is probably Dallas's most famous barbeque restaurant. Although there are now several locations, the original, and many say the best, is at 2202 Inwood, between Maple and Harry Hines. Get there early, though, because they close when they run out of food, which pretty much always happens at lunchtime.
• Spring Creek Barbeque : Looking for the best Texas style BBQ restaurant? One of the best BBQ restaurant that will fully satisfy you is the Spring Creek Barbeque, which has 15 Texas style restaurants across the North Texas area. Once you step inside, the smell of meat and homemade bread will make your appetite go crazy. The menu is very simple. Beef, ham sausage, turkey, chicken, and ribs are available for entrees (you can have combinations also). All of them come with corn, beans, potato salad, corn slaw, and baked potatoes for side orders. Also, fresh homemade breads are served with all of them too. Even with large servings, the most expensive menu is only about $10 so all of the dishes are available at a reasonable price.
• Primos! - This is some of the best TEXMEX in Dallas, off Mckinney. Delicious.
• Herreras - The epitome of TexMex. Herreras began as a tiny, ten table restaurant in a very shady neighborhood; its main location is now a huge gaudy place in a less shady neighborhood. Caters to those who enjoy gigantic proportions; they serve simple but delicious food that should scare you silly if you're on a diet. Bean soup is stupendous.
• El Fenix
• Freebirds World Burrito. ..Moderate pricing for burritos of huge proportions, yet no trade-off in taste especially since you customize it to your liking. Nice, sometimes loud atmosphere and a college student hang-out.
• "Mi Cocina" Arguably the best Tex-Mex in Dallas. Without question the best frozen margarita. The flagship restaurant is in the most fashionable shopping district in Dallas, the Highland Park Village. Mi Cocina has other locations throughout north Dallas, including one at Preston and Forest.
• Taboon Grill, serving middle-eastern and Mediterranean food. Very small, looks like an ethnic convenience store from the outside. Located near the airport just west of Belt Line Rd and north of SR 183 (the Airport Fwy) in a stripmall that the 70s forgot. 214.596.0908
• India Palace, 12817 Preston Road, Dallas. Just north of I620 on Preston Road. Food and service are both excellent; Chicken tikka masala and kofta nawabi are recommended. $9-$15 per plate.
• Masami, 116 Richardson Heights Shopping Center, Richardson, Texas. West of US 75 on Beltline. Phone: (972) 783-6800. Serves high quality Thai and Japanese food including sushi. No hibachi. Relatively small, traditional Japanese seating and standard western style seating both available. $10-$18 per plate.