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    Dallas Restaurants

    I'm going to be in Dallas in March for the NCAA Sweet Sixteen at Jerryworld. I'm staying at the Wyndham Las Colinas.

    Any suggestions on where to eat close by or worth the drive to?

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    In Las Colinas, there's a few places the wifey and I like...

    Cool River Cafe - good steak and decent seafood
    Sonny Bryans Smokehouse - pretty good
    Sfuzzi (I think) - decent Italian
    Guerros (actually North on MacArthur past Valley Ranch) - good Mexican food
    Good old In-N-Out Burger
    My wife likes Benihana and LaMadelaine - both are just okay to me
    Theres a sushi joint on MacArthur in one of the strip malls thats actually pretty good, I'll get the name of it if you want.

    I know you said Dallas, but I spend alot of time doing business in Las Colinas and thought you might be interested in some of the places close to your hotel.

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    Thanks Clark! let's see. No thanks on the sushi I don't like it and **** everyone else going on this trip.

    We'll be in Las Colinas but we're going to be going to Jerryworld all day for 1 day (2 games) and 1 game another day. We'll also be going to Six Flags and possibly the texas School Book Depository(never been) so I don't mind driving for a good restaurant. I do know a good pizza pie would be nice. Another thing is I know we are going to Texas De Brazil. Thanks for the info

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    Originally Posted by whatitis View Post
    I'm going to be in Dallas in March for the NCAA Sweet Sixteen at Jerryworld. I'm staying at the Wyndham Las Colinas.

    Any suggestions on where to eat close by or worth the drive to?
    I live here... so, what kind of food do you like(flavor) what price budget? You are half way between Dallas and Ft. Worth and FTW has some great places to eat. As far as what Clark give you(no disrespect) I would never eat at any of those places... but Im a food snob. I have been to all of those places and have 100 other places I would go.

    Make the drive to Dallas... Las Colinas has nothing good.. nor Arlington. I can send you FTW if interested.

    1. Bolsa- bolsadallas.com
    2. Maple and Motor- Burgers no website
    3. Avila's- www.avilasrestaurant.com
    4. Cane Rosso- www.ilcanerosso.com
    5. Louie's 1839 N Henderson Avenue Dallas, TX 75206 CASH ONLY
    6. Pepes and Mitos- www.pepesandmitos.com Not TexMex but MexTex..
    7. Good to Go Taco www.good2gotaco.com Grass Feed Beef and Chicken
    8. Twisted Root Burger Company- www.twistedrootburgerco.com
    9. Torchy's Taco's
    10. Smoke- Great brunch
    11. Company Cafe- www.companycafe.net
    12. Fireside Pies- www.firesidepies.com
    13. Hattie's- www.hattiesrestaurant.com
    14. Lefty's Lobster Chowder House- www.leftyslobster.com
    15. Meddlesome Moth- www.mothinthe.net
    16. Local- www.localdallas.com
    17. Neighborhood Services Tavern
    18. Nick and Sam's-
    19. Whiskey Cake
    20. Tei Tei Robata Bar
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    Avilas and Twisted Root cant be beat.

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    I believe I've been to twisted root and it was fantastic.

    It will be me. Wife and 21 yr old brother. Brother doesn't eat BBQ but **** him I'm eating some if there's some good BBQ.

    Price range we're in the range of no more than $25 per person(except at Texas De Brazil) I don't mind spending above that if it's worth it but for the most part the 10-20 range.

    Food looking for
    Pizza
    Burgers
    Chicken
    Mexican
    BBQ
    Breakfast/Bakery
    Ice cream/Dessert

    Maybes if they are absolute must check outs
    Steakhouse
    Seafood

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    Isn't there supposed to be a good BBQ restaurant in Euless?

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    If you are going to eat BBQ go to Lockhearts about the only BBQ in Dallas... oddly limited BBQ in this area. But if you go to Ft.Woth go to Angelos and Railhead

    Pizza 3 place you must go... Fireside Pies, Cane Rosso and Dough
    Burger- Maple and Motor, Angry Dog, Snuffers( best cheese fries you will EVER have.. get them loaded),
    Mexican is all the same... just pick a joint. Avila is where Diner drive ins and dives went too if that interest you. Mia's Tex Mex
    Chicken- Fired Chicken Babe's or Bubbas but you can get chicken anywhere since you are not being specific.
    Breakfast- Kozy Kitchen, Kuby’s, AllGood Cafe, Craft Dallas
    Bakery- Sprinkles, dont know a lot of these.. hit and miss

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    Dallas Restaurants

    Coopers BBQ in the Fort Worth Stockyard area is excellent. Right across the street from Billy Bobs.


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    Is Celebration still around?

    Used to go 20 years ago, and liked it (like a real home cooked meal) think Cracker Barrel, but good.

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    Originally Posted by whatitis View Post
    I do know a good pizza pie would be nice. Another thing is I know we are going to Texas De Brazil.
    Make sure you are hungry if you are going to Texas De Brazil.

    For pizza, I like Boston's Gourmet.

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    Originally Posted by Stinger_1066 View Post
    Make sure you are hungry if you are going to Texas De Brazil.

    For pizza, I like Boston's Gourmet.
    Hell yes brother! Boston's is a great place. The bacon-wrapped steak skewers with blue cheese is unreal. Nice beer selection from what I recall as well. Also, might sound weird for a place like that but they have excellent fish and chips.

    Whatitis, for what it's worth there's one in Las Colinas off of 635 and MacArthur.

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    III Forks for the best steak (on the North Dallas tollway, not too far a drive).
    My niece from Oklahoma like Uncle Julios - I think it is expensive and has terrible salsa.

    One of my kids lived in Las Colinas for a couple of years - we never ate there. Addison isn't far and well worth the drive.

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    Originally Posted by BajaOklahoma View Post
    III Forks for the best steak (on the North Dallas tollway, not too far a drive).
    My niece from Oklahoma like Uncle Julios - I think it is expensive and has terrible salsa.

    One of my kids lived in Las Colinas for a couple of years - we never ate there. Addison isn't far and well worth the drive.
    I've never been there.

    Personally, Al Biernat's is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to in Dallas.

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    Originally Posted by BajaOklahoma View Post
    III Forks for the best steak (on the North Dallas tollway, not too far a drive).
    My niece from Oklahoma like Uncle Julios - I think it is expensive and has terrible salsa.

    One of my kids lived in Las Colinas for a couple of years - we never ate there. Addison isn't far and well worth the drive.
    How does III Forks compare price-wise and quality-wise to Ruths Criss?

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    Originally Posted by ThievingMagpie View Post
    How does III Forks compare price-wise and quality-wise to Ruths Criss?
    Price about the same but the I like III Forks a little better because of the atmosphere and sides. The NY Strip at III Forks is better.

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    if you get a chance go by Jimmy's Food Store - great, cheap italian wine, sandwiches are killer and great take and bake lasagna to bring back

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    ok, coincidently, my family and I are coming to Las Colinas in June for my nephew's wedding. thinking about staying at the Marriot - real close to the wedding.

    My daughter is not a meat eater so best bet will be either Japanese or Italian/Pizza. A few pizza places have already been mentioned, which I'll check out.

    I noticed there's a BlueFishSushi Restaurant in Las Colinas, who's menu looks promising. I'll have to check out the reviews. Any sushi fans of Japanese cuisine eaten there? A great Jewish deli would work also.

    Last time I was in Dallas I ate at Sushi Sake in Richardson - very good but long wait on a Friday night.

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    Blue Fish is not bad at all... if you want really good Sushi go to Steel or Tei Tei

    Jewish Deli best one is Cindy's or Deli News

    The bad news.... Las Colinas sucks for food! You will have to make a drive but work it vs what you have where your at..

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    Coopers BBQ in FTW is good, there is also Hard Eight BBQ in Coppell about a 5-10 minute drive from Las Colinas that is very very good! Babes in Carrolton, Roanoke, Sanger ( on the way from OKC) is very very good chicken fried steak/fried chicken. Sfuzzi has good food but like said there are a ton of great places in DFW.

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    I was not a fan of Hard8 BBQ! Babes is great! family style.. Sfuzzi is good, not real kid friendly.

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    Ball's Hamburgers or Blue Goose for Mexican.

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    Pappadeaux's
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    Truluck's

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    Hard 8 is soooo good.

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    FYI....Lost Colinas sucks for food. Its generally pretty boring. We NEVER think....oh lets go to Lost Colinas for dinner.

    Downtown near McKinney Street. Legacy and Tollway in Plano. You may stay in Lost Colinas but you will wind up driving to eat and shop.

    Might as well stay where you eat and shop and drive to Lost Colinas.
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    Originally Posted by OUSchitzo View Post
    FYI....Lost Colinas sucks for food. Its generally pretty boring. We NEVER think....oh lets go to Lost Colinas for dinner.

    Downtown near McKinney Street. Legacy and Tollway in Plano. You may stay in Lost Colinas but you will wind up driving to eat and shop.

    Might as well stay where you eat and shop and drive to Lost Colinas.

    Yeah I did a price line name your own price and it put me in los colinas but it appears to be a nice hotel for a very cheap price especially for that weekend.

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    Originally Posted by R3D Mamba View Post
    Pappadeaux's
    Favorite place of the community... avoid it on Sunday after church.

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    Pecan Lodge is the only place in Dallas I'd go for BBQ

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    Originally Posted by Clark W. Griswold View Post
    Avilas and Twisted Root cant be beat.
    Twisted Root

    or - go down in to Deep Ellum and give Angry Dog a try

    really depends on what kind of food you're looking for

    Il Cane Rosso is really good

    and if you can find a Hard 8 BBQ i highly recommend it

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    Angry Dog is great! As well as Cane Rosso.... not a fan of Hard 8. The best BBQ in the metro is Main Street BBQ in Euless

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    ^^^
    Fail
    See my post 2 up

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    pecan lodge is great - but they have limited hours and access...they close when the food runs out

    and i think its pretty much a lunch only place - so while it IS greatness - it's not convenient unless you're able to plan that trip and build your itinerary around everything else you're doing

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    Originally Posted by Clark W. Griswold View Post
    In Las Colinas, there's a few places the wifey and I like...

    Cool River Cafe - good steak and decent seafood
    Sonny Bryans Smokehouse - pretty good
    Sfuzzi (I think) - decent Italian
    Guerros (actually North on MacArthur past Valley Ranch) - good Mexican food
    Good old In-N-Out Burger
    My wife likes Benihana and LaMadelaine - both are just okay to me
    Theres a sushi joint on MacArthur in one of the strip malls thats actually pretty good, I'll get the name of it if you want.

    I know you said Dallas, but I spend alot of time doing business in Las Colinas and thought you might be interested in some of the places close to your hotel.
    I cannot believe, with all of the incredible burger places in Dallas, that anyone would recommend In n Out. Most overrated restaurant in America.

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    Originally Posted by azwe View Post
    I cannot believe, with all of the incredible burger places in Dallas, that anyone would recommend In n Out. Most overrated restaurant in America.
    Says you and about 22 other people. It's a good, fresh, fast-food burger. It's great for what it is.

    So **** off Horn.

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    i think In and Out sucks - but people from out west love it - so yeah

    but i can think of a dozen or so burger places in the metroplex i'd go to before In and Out

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    Originally Posted by Sooner JK View Post
    i think In and Out sucks - but people from out west love it - so yeah

    but i can think of a dozen or so burger places in the metroplex i'd go to before In and Out
    It's not that it's a blow-your-socks off burger, but it's a good burger and ALWAYS fresh and consistent. I do think the fries suck.

    To each their own, except the Horn.

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    Originally Posted by Clark W. Griswold View Post
    It's not that it's a blow-your-socks off burger, but it's a good burger and ALWAYS fresh and consistent. I do think the fries suck.

    To each their own, except the Horn.
    i think its a regional thing - most from down here LOVE Whataburger - but many from outside the area think it absolutely sucks

    i dont hate In-N-Out, i just think its average (the fries do suck)- the lines here when they opened were ridiculous so somebody loves them!

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    In n Out > Whataburger. not even close.

    its really good for a fast food burger, but compared to plenty of other places, yea its not that great. (although Twisted Root is massively overrated)

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    Originally Posted by sooner518 View Post
    I. (although Twisted Root is massively overrated)
    shut your **** mouth!
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    **** in n out

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    ^^^^
    That's how I do it

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    Originally Posted by Sooner JK View Post
    ...they close when the food runs out
    So which restaurants stay open when they run out of food?

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    Originally Posted by SixBean View Post
    So which restaurants stay open when they run out of food?
    ok weisenheimer - let me explain it a little better

    most restaurants are stocked to handle a much bigger crowd for a longer period of time - than does Pecan Lodge

    if you still dont get it, let me know and we'll try again

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    Originally Posted by Sooner JK View Post

    if you still dont get it, let me know and we'll try again

    It was a JOKE!!! BurnCo BBQ in Tulsa is the same way. Sell everything they cook, then close the doors.

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    Originally Posted by SixBean View Post
    It was a JOKE!!! BurnCo BBQ in Tulsa is the same way. Sell everything they cook, then close the doors.
    you're still a weisenheimer

    and possibly a poopy head


    i'm not sure why restaurants do that - i guess because they can or because the owners dont have a desire/need to push for bigger profits/operations

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    Cuts down on food waste, and its not like you can whip up another properly smoked brisket if you run out anyway.
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