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Must-try Dallas dishes for foodies

Bring your hard-to-impress foodie friends to Dallas, where these local staples rule the restaurant scene.

  1. Fried chicken
  2. There’s nothing like the juicy home-style fried chicken made in Dallas. For mouthwatering fried chicken in the DFW Metroplex, Babe’s Chicken Dinner House is the place to go. Their juicy and tender fried chicken is a dish worth ordering again and again.

    The crispy skin on their fried chicken steak will make you forget what sinful food means. This customer favorite is served hot on a bed of steaming corn and doused with tasty gravy.

  3. Pork ribs
  4. Don’t miss the chance to try the pork ribs at The Slow Bone on Irving
    Boulevard. Most diners don’t leave without having at least half a slab of their famous ribs marinated in a special sauce. The meat is so tender that it falls right off the bone.

    You can have your steak with generous servings of pinto beans, mustard coleslaw, or jalapeno mac and cheese. Get a swig of ice cold beer while you’re at it.

    For your exceptionally huge craving, you can order the pork ribs as part of a three-meat plate, along with customer favorites like pulled pork and cilantro sausage. It also comes with two side dishes and either cornbread or hushpuppies.

  5. Honey Bastard
  6. This pizza is made with chewy dough then topped with generous amounts of cheese, honey, bacon jam, and slices of hot soppressata, a kind of Italian cured meat similar to pepperoni.

    Have a slice of this Dallas specialty at Cane Rosso, which serves some of the best pizzas in town.

  7. Steak
  8. Get the ultimate steakhouse experience at Knife. This famous restaurant offers only the best-sourced meats from top ranches like 44 Farms and Heartbrand Beef.

    Whether you like it rare, medium rare, or well done, the chefs at Knife have your back. Here, you’ll find steakhouse classics like filet mignon, ribeye, sirloin, porterhouse, and rack of lamb.

  9. Fried Green Tomatoes
  10. Dallas’ food scene has something to offer vegetarians, too. One veggie dish to try is the fried green tomatoes at Hattie’s. This Southern favorite is served with a dollop of sour cream and chives. You can also have it in sandwich form with smoked pimento cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, iceberg lettuce, and sourdough bread.

  11. Gooey Butter Cake
  12. Dallas’ favorite cake comes with a drizzle of salted caramel syrup and a scoop of butterscotch ice cream on a dough bottom crust. Sound simple?
     The Porch’s Gooey Butter Cake has so many devotees that it has inspired full-length food reviews praising its gooey center and crunchy topping.

  13. Whiskey Cake
  14. This celebrated dish is made with toffee tort topped with spiced pecans, bourbon anglaise, and whipped cream. Get a slice of this heavenly dessert at Whiskey Cake, a popular restaurant that serves Texan comfort food.

  15. Margarita with Adult Popsicle
  16. Missed happy hour? Fret not – you can beat the Texas heat with ice-cold margaritas that come with adult popsicles at The Rustic. Choices include raspberry schnapps with a sangria popsicle and a strawberry daiquirita with a strawberry daiquiri popsicle.

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