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The 10 Best Restaurants in All of Dallas, TX


If you're spending some time in Dallas, Texas, you're probably not going to run out of things to do or places to eat. There's no doubt that you have more choices available to you than you could ever hope to actually experience unless you're staying there for an extended period of time. Nevertheless, that doesn't mean that you want to waste valuable time eating at establishments that don't measure up to your expectations. That's why the following list has been created. It includes the very best restaurants in the area so if the restaurant you're considering made this list, you know that it's definitely worth trying.


Not only does this restaurant have a catchy name, it's also built on an incredibly simple principle. That being said, it's anything but simple. The restaurant specializes in things like grilled cheese and other types of American fair that have some type of melted cheese product on them, hence its name. If you think that it's too basic for your tastes, think again. This is not your standard grilled cheese that your mom made for you 20 years ago. All of the food that you can get at this restaurant is among the best in the city and it's definitely worth trying, whether you're grabbing a quick lunch or you want to sit down for dinner.

Meso Maya Comida Y Copas

It wouldn't be right to have a list of restaurants in Dallas without including some of the best Mexican eateries in the whole country. There's no doubt about it, people in Dallas know how to do Mexican food the right way. If you're looking for something that offers traditional Mexican dishes in a slightly more upscale environment, along with some great cocktails, this is it. They also have a wonderful happy hour that you just can't miss.

Gemma Restaurant

Just because you're in landlocked Dallas doesn't mean you can’t enjoy some great seafood. If you're from California or if you just love the state, you might be feeling a little less than at home in a place like Dallas. Fortunately, you have this restaurant. It's decked out to look like it's in a perfect California spot and it offers some of the best seafood you'll ever eat.

The Capital Grille

This is a chain restaurant but it doesn't taste like one. It offers steaks and other types of food that you would expect to find in the best steakhouses in the country and it's far more upscale than most.

Cane Rosso

This is a great pizza restaurant that cooks all of its pizzas in a wood-fired oven. If you're not in the mood for pizza, that's just fine. The restaurant also serves up plenty of sandwiches and pasta, all of it with an authentic Italian flair.

Cafe Momentum

This is a unique establishment because it works by employing at risk youth so they can learn important culinary skills and develop a future for themselves. The menu is diverse and consistently updated, and the food itself is among the best that you'll taste in Dallas or anywhere else.

The Grape Restaurant

If you're looking for something that offers a slightly more romantic setting, this is it. The food is traditional American cuisine and you can get dinner or brunch. There's no doubt about it, it's one of the best restaurants in the area and it's offers a near-perfect atmosphere for a special dinner for two.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

If you want great seafood and steak options in an upscale restaurant, you don't need to look any further. There are also plenty cocktails available here and you can even enjoy some live jazz music.

Meddlesome Moth

Not only does this restaurant have a unique name, it also operates on a fairly unique premises. It's more like a high-quality craftbar than anything else, but there are plenty of menu options to be enjoyed so if this is your sort of thing, you won't find a better establishment anywhere in the region.


If you love authentic Italian food in history, this is a great place to eat. The building itself dates all the way back to the 1920s and the food prepared there is all authentic Italian cuisine that is prepared by hand each and every day.

Benjamin Smith

Written by Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith is one of the managing editors of Moneyinc. Ben's been focusing on the auto and motorcycle sector since 2005. He's written over 1000 articles in the space and continues to learn about it each day. His favorite car is "any Bugatti" and he's a die hard Harley Davidson fan.

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