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Dallas is an exciting and loveable city all on its own, but one cannot truly get the taste of a city without getting a taste of the great local food it has to offer. Texas is known for its great food, and Dallas epitomizes that good ol’ Texan cuisine. With so many options from which to choose, though, we thought we’d narrow your choices down by giving you the three top diners in Dallas. Enjoy!

Ellen’s Southern Kitchen

Everyone needs a great breakfast to start their day off right, and you just can’t beat the breakfast at Ellen’s Southern Kitchen. Whether you’re looking for a classic eggs and bacon breakfast, or you’re feeling adventurous enough to try a pancake bigger than your head, Ellen’s will satisfy your craving.

Here, you can also get a taste of something you won’t find anywhere else in Texas: Grits Benedict. Try to keep yourself from drooling here. Grits Benedict consist of grits (duh), garlic sautéed spinach, bacon tomatoes, two poached eggs, and topped in a delicious lemon hollandaise. If you weren’t convinced before, we hope you are now.

Ellen’s Southern Kitchen can be found at 1718 North Market Street in Dallas.


So you’ve had a satisfying breakfast and you’re looking for something just as satisfying for lunch. Well, look no further. Dairy-ette, located at 9785 Ferguson Road in Dallas, has been going strong ever since it began serving amazing burgers in 1956. The restaurant maintains its nostalgia by continuing to use the original cash register and soda fountain, and by car hopping your food right to you (although you can still sit inside on a classic red vinyl stool).

Dairry-ette is most well-known for its signature root beer, which comes classic or as a tasty float. In combination with their off-the-chain burgers and tater tots, Dairy-ette is guaranteed to give you a craving-killing lunch.

Arthur’s Prime Steaks and Seafood

You’ve had your great southern breakfast, a classic lunch, and now you’re ready for a great Texan dinner. Frankly, we’d be a little traitorous if we didn’t include a steakhouse in this list. If you want a taste of a great Texas steakhouse, check out Arthur’s Prime Steaks and Seafood. After relocating a few times since its opening in 1948, Arthur’s now resides in a classy dining room at 15175 Quorum Drive, in Addison. Not only does the dining room lend to a sophisticated atmosphere, but the live music in the lounge and bar area helps a little as well.

And of course, the food. Arthur’s has a juicy menu with entrees ranging from filet “oscar,” to a rack of lamb, to prime New York strip. There’s also an abundant wine list to go along with the meat. For a steakhouse, their prices are hard to beat, so this is just the place to go to finish off your amazing food tour of Dallas.

There you have it! You’re on your way to getting some of the best flavors that Dallas (and Texas, for that matter) has to offer.

The Top 3 Dallas Diners

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