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Peppa Pig

Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5550 on: September 30, 2010, 02:46:53 pm »

Springcreek BBQ! is horrible.

Visit North Man Barbeque in Euless. (Home of my Beloved Euless Trinity Trojans)

http://www.northmainbbq.com/ Ranked in the Nation..

Only open on Weekends..

GO HOGS

OK  I forgot all about North Main.  Hard 8 is better but they charge by the pound so it can get expensive.  North Main is GREAT and it's all you can eat for like 10-12 bucks.  Cash only.  Ribs, brisket, chicken, sausage, pork...it's all good.  Very good value and very good food and close to Arlington.  It's right off 183.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5551 on: September 30, 2010, 02:47:24 pm »

Campisi's Egyptian Room for good Italian. I always get pizza when I go. Not the only one, of course.

Rafe's, Blue Mesa Grill, man the top-end Mexican food is beyond listing. Just don't bother with a chain with locations outside of the DFW Metro area.

There is an Italian place in Northpark Mall that is really fine food. Family style place.

Dallas has an excess of great restaurants.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5552 on: September 30, 2010, 02:49:11 pm »

Take Collins St next to the stadium and go to I20. There are several restaurants in the shopping center on your right. PF Chang's comes to mind. Lots of shopping there too.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5553 on: September 30, 2010, 03:01:03 pm »

Glorias on lower Greenville Ave - awesome authentic mexican, great happy hour deals every day

Plenty to do on Greenville Ave after eating.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5554 on: September 30, 2010, 03:05:26 pm »

Uncle Julios will be a real treat for you Arkies.  Great food, and the best Margarita swirls on the planet.  Go to the one on the toll road and ask for Fernando.  Tell him Dan & Pam Harshfield sent you.  He will treat you like family.  GO HOGS!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5555 on: September 30, 2010, 03:12:04 pm »

Uncle Julios will be a real treat for you Arkies.  Great food, and the best Margarita swirls on the planet.  Go to the one on the toll road and ask for Fernando.  Tell him Dan & Pam Harshfield sent you.  He will treat you like family.  GO HOGS!!!!!!!!!!

Very True!! I don't know Fernando - but the food is GREAT.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5556 on: September 30, 2010, 03:20:42 pm »

There's also a place in Deep Elum called "Cowboy Chow." If you get their Ranch Cigars, you'll send me a PM and thank me. Might even buy me a bottle of bourbon, it's true.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5557 on: September 30, 2010, 03:24:55 pm »

If you want a cheese burger, fries, and a cold beer go to the Angry Dog in
Deep Elum.  Be sure to buy the hat or T-Shirt.  The place is legendary.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5558 on: September 30, 2010, 03:27:53 pm »

BBQ: Hard 8 BBQ in Copell is where it's at
Steakhouse: Papas Bros (Dez Bryant found it $55k good)
Mexican: The Blue Goose (Greenville, Addison, Highland Village, Plano)
Plain Awesome Food: Kennys Woodfire Grill off Beltline in Addison

This guys knows what he's talking about
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5559 on: September 30, 2010, 03:31:13 pm »

If you want a cheese burger, fries, and a cold beer go to the Angry Dog in
Deep Elum.  Be sure to buy the hat or T-Shirt.  The place is legendary.
I ate at the Angry Dog last Sunday, Cowboy chow is across the street. I usually love the AD, but got cold soggy fries and it took an hour to get a club sandwhich. Cowboys were on so I just drank beer and watched, so I wasn't upset or anything, just usually get better food. Burgers are damn good though....
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5560 on: September 30, 2010, 03:54:02 pm »

If you are high brow, try Seve's at Hillcrest and NW Highway.  Excellent bar and good food.  You might see Jerry there, but don't say anything if he is with a hot chick and it isn't his wife.  Dddddoooooooohhhhhhhhhh!
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5561 on: September 30, 2010, 04:02:10 pm »

If you get all of the BBQ you want and want to try something else, you should go by J. Gilligans (jgilligans.com for info) before you leave Arlington.  It is a dive bar and grill not far from Cowboys stadium.  It is at 400 E. Abram in Arlington.  They have great sandwiches and burgers and what they call "Irish Nachos" which are nachos made with thick cut fried potato slices instead of corn chips.  Outstanding.  My two sons and I ate there on Sunday morning last year before we headed back to Fayetteville.  We found out about the place on the travel channel.    Inexpensive and a lot of fun.  Have a great trip.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5562 on: September 30, 2010, 04:05:48 pm »

To each their own, man. I LOVE Spring Creek.
maybe he orders the Chicken not the BRISKET
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5563 on: September 30, 2010, 04:18:47 pm »

If you want a cheese burger, fries, and a cold beer go to the Angry Dog in
Deep Elum.  Be sure to buy the hat or T-Shirt.  The place is legendary.

Al's Hamburgers in North Arlington (FM 157) is the place for a great burger...the double double (double meat and cheese) is fantastic.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5564 on: September 30, 2010, 08:04:22 pm »

Having lived down in this area for a little over a year now, maybe I can throw my 2 cents in on this BBQ discussion!

David's BBQ - western side of Arlington - has one of the best sliced brisket sandwiches I've ever had. Great BBQ baked beans, but don't expect to find any good pulled pork

Spring Creek - Cooper street, south of stadium - sliced brisket is good, as is the turkey and sausage (both regular and spicy), but nothing really stands out as THE item to get. They do make their own yeast rolls from scratch and they are really good.

Hard Eight BBQ - located in Coppell, about 20 miles north of Arlington - good pit BBQ with a large selection of meats/sides. The brisket is usually a little dry, but everything has a good authentic smoked taste. I love the jalapeno sweet corn and jalapeno beans they have. Could be a little pricey because they charge according to the weight of the food on your tray.

Take it for what its worth!
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5565 on: September 30, 2010, 08:09:56 pm »

Chuy's.

That is all.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5566 on: September 30, 2010, 08:33:15 pm »

OK  I forgot all about North Main.  Hard 8 is better but they charge by the pound so it can get expensive.  North Main is GREAT and it's all you can eat for like 10-12 bucks.  Cash only.  Ribs, brisket, chicken, sausage, pork...it's all good.  Very good value and very good food and close to Arlington.  It's right off 183.


They take cc now and serve beer.. If u care for that..
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5567 on: September 30, 2010, 09:19:18 pm »

Spring Creek BBQ on the east side of I-69/75 in North Dallas/Plano area is DA BOMB!! Best this side of Austin.

Oh, kudos to dude who beat me to it. BTW, we got Ruth'sChris in Rogers already, but there isn't BBQ in NWA that's better than Spring Creek in Dallas or my favorite Ironworks BBQ in Austin. Bomb Diggity brisket and ribs, omg it almost is worth the trip to Dallas JUST for Spring Creek. lol


Spring Creek in Mesquite sux, brisket was quite tough, ribs the same.  I try to stay away from the chains for good que.

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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5568 on: September 30, 2010, 11:34:55 pm »

It's nothing fancy, but to cure your hair-of-the-dog needs. Visit any Fuzzy's. Beer with chips and hot sauce in the morning fixes ANYTHING.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5569 on: September 30, 2010, 11:48:13 pm »

 I agree with many of the choices here....Gloria's and Snuffers are both awesome off of Greenville. Campisis's Egyptian room is great for Italian. I have to add Pappadeux's to the list of pappas restaurants for seafood and Fogo de Chao is awesome.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5570 on: September 30, 2010, 11:58:28 pm »

BBQ: Hard 8 BBQ in Copell is where it's at
Steakhouse: Papas Bros (Dez Bryant found it $55k good)
Mexican: The Blue Goose (Greenville, Addison, Highland Village, Plano)
Plain Awesome Food: Kennys Woodfire Grill off Beltline in Addison

I second the Hard 8 (short drive from the Airport!) and Papas Bros, but I'll take Joe T Garcia's in the Ft Worth stockyards over any mexican joint out there.  Order a pitcher of margaritas, you won't be sorry.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5571 on: October 01, 2010, 02:18:26 pm »

Joe T's has always been a little over rated to me, foodwise. I know I'll prob get slaughterd for saying that,  but never been that impressed. The patio, however, is awesome. Its a great place to drink and hang out, but its slightly about El Chico in food quality IMHO.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5572 on: October 01, 2010, 02:26:13 pm »

Razzoos is a great CAJUN restaurant.

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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5573 on: October 01, 2010, 03:47:01 pm »

I freakin' love UJ's!  Ate there last night and am going to again tonight.  Any one of them are good, Grapevine, Allen etc.  The O.G. is in Dallas on Lemon St.  Take a gun if you go to that one.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5574 on: October 01, 2010, 03:58:28 pm »

Having lived down in this area for a little over a year now, maybe I can throw my 2 cents in on this BBQ discussion!

David's BBQ - western side of Arlington - has one of the best sliced brisket sandwiches I've ever had. Great BBQ baked beans, but don't expect to find any good pulled pork

Spring Creek - Cooper street, south of stadium - sliced brisket is good, as is the turkey and sausage (both regular and spicy), but nothing really stands out as THE item to get. They do make their own yeast rolls from scratch and they are really good.

Hard Eight BBQ - located in Coppell, about 20 miles north of Arlington - good pit BBQ with a large selection of meats/sides. The brisket is usually a little dry, but everything has a good authentic smoked taste. I love the jalapeno sweet corn and jalapeno beans they have. Could be a little pricey because they charge according to the weight of the food on your tray.

Take it for what its worth!

Went to Hard 8 twice last year.  Definitely a stop you need to take
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5575 on: October 01, 2010, 04:02:29 pm »

AYSM???  Texas has the best barbecue in the nation.  I live in NWA and mourn the fact that I cannot get good barbecue here.

Are you from Texas? I ask because only texans think they have the best BBQ. I have eaten good brisket and sausage, but, it's almost impossible to get a pulled or chopped PORK BBQ anywhere in Texas. I ordered a beef sandwich and told them I wanted slaw on the sandwich.....she said nobody ever asks for slaw on a BBQ here. Then they charged me a dollar extra for the slaw!!!
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5576 on: October 01, 2010, 04:10:04 pm »

Since I tend to be on the cheaper side of things ....

I like El Finix for Mexican ... Salt Grass Steak House for Steak .. Papadeauxs on Central Expressway is always good for seafood, and you can split a plate with someone there is so much food .... and my favorite when I lived in Dallas was a dump called the Awe Shucks Oster Bar on Greenville Ave .. but I don't know it is still open .. that was some 25 years ago.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5577 on: October 01, 2010, 04:11:52 pm »

I've heard Saltgrass Steakhouse is good - also Humperdink's across from Six Flags for a good sports bar. 
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5578 on: October 01, 2010, 04:13:47 pm »

Are you from Texas? I ask because only texans think they have the best BBQ. I have eaten good brisket and sausage, but, it's almost impossible to get a pulled or chopped PORK BBQ anywhere in Texas.

That's because Texas is a BEEF state.  I never even heard of pulled pork until I moved to Louisiana, and that's about all I find worth eating here in AR.  Pork is Memphis BBQ.  BEEF is TEXAS BBQ. 

Tip: ... when asking for brisket, request it come from the fatty end ... it will melt in your mouth.  I had some here in Conway at the Whole Hog last weak ... requested the fatty end ... it was the best I've had since moving here.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5579 on: October 01, 2010, 04:21:31 pm »

Javier's
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5580 on: October 01, 2010, 04:25:11 pm »

Saltgrass is good for a chain.  Of course almost anything that is good becomes a chain eventually.

I don't post here much and was wondering why I cant use the quote feature?  It says im not allowed in that area or something like that?  And do you have to do the letters, spell arkansas and spell red every reply?
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5581 on: October 01, 2010, 05:18:09 pm »

I second humperdinks. Usually good drink specials, they brew their own beer (I think). Good sports bar as well.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5582 on: October 01, 2010, 07:59:46 pm »

Are you from Texas? I ask because only texans think they have the best BBQ. I have eaten good brisket and sausage, but, it's almost impossible to get a pulled or chopped PORK BBQ anywhere in Texas. I ordered a beef sandwich and told them I wanted slaw on the sandwich.....she said nobody ever asks for slaw on a BBQ here. Then they charged me a dollar extra for the slaw!!!

Yes, I am from Texas.  The first time I went to McClard's in Hot Springs, I was APPALLED when the sandwich arrived with slaw all over it.  Gross.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5583 on: October 01, 2010, 08:10:44 pm »

Razzoos is a great CAJUN restaurant.


Pappadeaux (Arlington)

Every time Ive been to Dallas in the last 12 years Ive never missed the opportunity to eat here!



I freaking love this place, even better than Copeland's.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5584 on: October 01, 2010, 08:21:20 pm »

at the y.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5586 on: October 01, 2010, 09:23:08 pm »

Applebees..thank me later.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5587 on: October 02, 2010, 12:33:18 am »

For those wanting the reasonably priced steakhouse chain places, my personal preference is Texas Land and Cattle over Saltgrass, and there's one even closer to the stadium than Saltgrass.

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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5588 on: October 02, 2010, 09:01:35 am »

I had a career in Texass and lived in Arlington and Saltgrass and Texas Land & Cattle are Great places 2 eat!!   also Trail Dust on Lamar is good. :razorback:
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5589 on: October 02, 2010, 09:04:59 am »

Do they still have the indoor slide for kids at SaltGrass?
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5590 on: October 02, 2010, 12:22:19 pm »

Throw a rock.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5591 on: October 02, 2010, 12:24:24 pm »

maybe he orders the Chicken not the BRISKET

sausage and rib combo EVERYTIME!
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5592 on: October 02, 2010, 12:27:26 pm »

The Palm is a fav of ours.
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5593 on: October 02, 2010, 02:20:50 pm »

Hard 8 is good, but a bit of warning their BBQ sauce is a little sweet for my taste. I figured out to add some of the chili sauce they have on each of the tables and mix it up with the sweet stuff and now I crave the place.

Tex-Mex, BBQ and steak are great in the area - chinese and indian aren't (sigh)

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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5594 on: October 02, 2010, 02:40:20 pm »

Craft is the best restaurant in Dallas! A little more pricey, but very worth it! Gators is good as well!
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Re: Dallas/Arlington Places to EAT!
« Reply #5595 on: October 02, 2010, 02:56:41 pm »

Do they still have the indoor slide for kids at SaltGrass?

That I believe is Traildust, almost right next door on Lamar. Same place that used to cut your tie in half, haven't been there in awhile.....but not because I wear a lot of ties :)


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« Reply #5596 on: October 02, 2010, 04:05:12 pm »

Craft is the best restaurant in Dallas! A little more pricey, but very worth it! Gators is good as well!
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Re: Where da BBQ?
« Reply #5597 on: October 06, 2010, 06:05:57 am »

I've had several Hogs on this board brag about Arkansas BBQ.  I'll be coming to Fayetteville for the Bama game and would like some pointers on where to eat.  I've never been to Fayetteville, so I don't know where the ICONic places to eat are.  I'd also like to know of any famous Razorback eating joints.  My son and I are huge SEC fans and would like to experience the Hog atmosphere before the game.  Any help would be most appreciated.  I'm looking forward to the game folks.  Good luck with Georgia!  I want us to face off undefeated!  Gives me butterflies!

Curious about your experience in Fayetteville? Did you find "da BBQ"???
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So this is my first trip to Auburn...
« Reply #5598 on: October 10, 2010, 04:13:33 pm »

any suggestions, warnings or words of advice? Would really appreciate any logistics info i.e. the parking/traffic situation, the stadium in general etc...
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Re: So this is my first trip to Auburn...
« Reply #5599 on: October 10, 2010, 04:38:47 pm »

We're making our first trip down there this weekend also... looking forward to what everyone has to say!! :razorback:
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