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ALL GOOD CAFE Amer­i­can. Ev­ery­thing re­ally is all good at the All Good Cafe. The Deep El­lum hot spot uses lo­cal sup­pli­ers such as the Dal­las Farm­ers Mar­ket as well as qual­ity in­gre­di­ents for ev­ery dish they pre­pare. En­trées range from daily Blue Plate Spe­cials to clas­sic fa­vorites such as tuna salad and chicken fried steak. www.all­go­od­ 2934 Main St., 214.742.5362. BREAD WIN­NERS Amer­i­can. Bread Win­ners is the per­fect com­bi­na­tion of up­scale din­ing and a ca­sual, friendly at­mos­phere, of­fer­ing break­fast, lunch, din­ner and a fa­mous week­end brunch. Mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions. www.bread­win­ner­ CINDI’S NEW YORK DEL­I­CATESSEN & BAK­ERY Amer­i­can. Cindi’s Deli is a taste of the Big Ap­ple in Big D, and the menu runs the gamut. From but­ter­milk pan­cakes, Den­ver omelettes and chicken-fried steaks to Ger­man-style crepes, cheese blintzes, latkes and reubens, Cindi’s has it all. Mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions. www.cindis­ny­ CITY CAFE New Amer­i­can. With its cozy vibe and ro­tat­ing menu of re­gional Amer­i­can fa­vorites, City Café has been a Dal­las in­sti­tu­tion for nearly two decades, serv­ing a so­phis­ti­cated menu that in­cludes tra­di­tional com­fort foods with a touch of Cal­i­for­nian in­flu­ence. To-go ser­vice avail­able as well as af­ter­noon tea ser­vice. www.thecity­cafedal­ 5757 Lovers Ln., 214.351.2233. DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE Amer­i­can. This modern Amer­i­can grill and steak­house is set in the vi­brant midst of Up­town. Known in both Dal­las and Man­hat­tan for its stylish yet com­fort­able at­mos­phere, this steak­house is great for meet­ing new friends or din­ing with a date. The menus are de­signed to share. www.del­friscos­­las. 3232 McK­in­ney Ave., 972.807.6752; 154 E. 3rd St., Fort Worth, 817.887.9900. GAR­DEN CAFE Amer­i­can. Founded by an at­tor­ney with a green thumb, this quaint East Dal­las eatery serves break­fast and lunch, pri­mar­ily usng pro­duce grown in the gar­den be­hind the restau­rant. Have a cup of tea and en­joy the gin­ger­bread pan­cakes. www.gar­den­ 5310 Ju­nius St., 214.887.8330. KELLER’S DRIVEIN Amer­i­can. If you’re look­ing for an au­then­tic drive-in ex­pe­ri­ence, look no fur­ther than Keller’s. Grab a greasy burger, an or­der of tater-tots, an ice cold beer and en­joy. 6537 E. North­west Hwy., 214.368.1209. LILI’S BISTRO ON MAG­NO­LIA New Amer­i­can. At Lili’s, guests will find a friendly, neigh­bor­hood at­mos­phere, ap­proach­able wines by the glass and freshly pre­pared bistro fare (think chicken salad sand­wiches, sal­ads, slid­ers and amaz­ing fries). www.lil­is­ 1310 W. Mag­no­lia Ave., Fort Worth, 817.877.0700. LOVE SHACK Amer­i­can. Billed as “quite pos­si­bly the most per­fect burger on the planet” by the Fort Worth Star-Tele­gram, Love Shack serves up burg- ers made from meat ground fresh daily as well as old fash­ioned shakes and more. www.shakey­ourlove­ 110 E. Ex­change Ave., Fort Worth, 817.740.8812.

LUCKY’S CAFE Amer­i­can. This cute throw­back diner is a lo­cal fa­vorite, thanks to epic break­fast and brunch dishes (served all day), con­tin­u­ous cof­fee, a full bar and a fun wait­staff. 3531 Oak Lawn Ave., 214.522.3500. MED­DLE­SOME MOTH Eclec­tic. Touted as the finest gas­tropub in Dal­las, Med­dle­some Moth serves gourmet fare in a ca­sual, pub-like at­mos­phere fea­tur­ing more than 120 beers from which to choose and plates that make din­ers’ mouths wa­ter. www. moth­ 1621 Oak Lawn Ave., 214.628.7900. OAK New Amer­i­can. This is why lin­ger­ing was in­vented. Oak re­sides in the posh De­sign Dis­trict and lures pa­trons into sub­mis­sion with a sul­try, sleek at­mos­phere and gourmet dishes that range from duck and lamb to su­pe­rior veg­e­tar­ian op­tions. www.oak­dal­ 1628 Oak Lawn Ave., 214.712.9700. OLD CHICAGO PIZZA & TAP­ROOM Amer­i­can. Head to Old Chicago for en­joy pizza, pani­nis, sal­ads and more in a ca­sual, fam­ily-friendly set­ting. With 60-inch HDTVs, 36 beer se­lec­tions on tap and daily drink spe­cials, this Mock­ing­bird Sta­tion pizza pur­veyor is also an ideal place to en­joy the big game. www.old­ 5319 E. Mock­ing­bird Sta­tion, Ste. 100, 214.821.5700; 8933 North Fwy., Fort Worth, 817.847.7170.

ORIG­I­NAL PAN­CAKE HOUSE— Amer­i­can. Founded in Port­land in 1953, Orig­i­nal Pan­cake House is a na­tional break­fast fa­vorite. Visit one of OPH’s seven Dal­las-Fort Worth lo­ca­tions for great cof­fee, crepes and near-per­fect pan­cakes, plus sea­sonal spe­cials and an ex­ten­sive lunch menu. Mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions. PUBLIC SCHOOL 214— Amer­i­can. The ed­u­ca­tion theme at Public School 214 would seem gim­micky if the food and drink weren’t so darn good, and the servers so knowl­edge­able about both. www. pson­ 3700 McK­in­ney Ave., 214.599.6234. RAPSCALLION— Amer­i­can. Rapscallion is a con­tem­po­rary neigh­bor­hood bistro on trendy Lower Greenville Av­enue. The cre­ative gourmet menu, in­fused with lo­cally grown in­gre­di­ents and a dash of South­ern com­fort, in­cludes a ro­tat­ing oys­ter se­lec­tion, a scratch-made mezze plate and a heap­ing plate of Nashville-style fried chicken. www.dal­las­rap­scal­ 2023 Greenville Ave., 469.291.5660. REM­EDY— Amer­i­can. Rem­edy is the modern ver­sion of the old-school Amer­i­can soda foun­tain: a place where folks can gather and re­lax while im­bib­ing in top-qual­ity so­das, cock­tails, ice cream sun­daes and Amer­i­can fare. www.rem­e­dy­dal­ 2010 Greenville Ave., 469.294.4012. THE SEC­OND FLOOR— Amer­i­can. Scott and Gina Got­tlich, of ac­claimed restau­rant Bi­joux, have cre­ated a well-cu­rated menu of up­dated clas­sics at The Sec­ond Floor, lo­cated just where you think it is within the Westin Gal­le­ria Dal­las, in ad­di­tion to boast­ing the largest Scotch col­lec­tion in Dal­las. www.thesec­ond­floor­restau­ 13340 Dal­las Pkwy., 972.450.2978. SPIRAL DINER— Veg­e­tar­ian. Ve­g­ans and veg­e­tar­i­ans alike fre­quent this ve­gan café, where the menu is filled with ve­gan treats rang­ing from faux-bar­be­cue sand­wiches and pasta to a whole case of baked goods. Mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions. www.spi­ 1101 N. Beck­ley Ave., 214.948.4747; 1314 W. Mag­no­lia Ave., Fort Worth, 817.332.8834. STAM­PEDE 66— South­west­ern. Stephan Pyles, the first per­son in the South­west to re­ceive the cov­eted James Beard Award for Best Chef in 1991, cre­ates time-tested recipes from his fam­ily’s Philips 66 truck-stop diner com­bined with his sig­na­ture South­west­ern twists at down­town’s Stam­pede 66. There’s fried chicken, chicken-fried buf­falo and bowls of red (that’s chili to any non-Tex­ans) on the menu, all with fla­vor as big as Texas. www.stam­ 1717 McK­in­ney Ave., 214.550.6966. ST. PETE’S DANC­ING MARLIN— Amer­i­can. Pas­tas, pizza and more served on white table­cloths en­able this lo­cal Deep El­lum restau­rant to suc­cess­fully main­tain a spe­cial com­bi­na­tion of ca­sual com­fort and class. www.danc­ing­mar­ 2730 Com­merce St., 214.698.1511. THE PORCH— Amer­i­can. The friendly, re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment earned the Porch its name. Any­one with an ap­petite should stop in for a bite. Amer­i­can clas­sics range from the good old-fash­ioned cheese­burger to the Porch salad. There’s al­ways room on the Porch. www.the­p­orchrestau­ 2916 N. Hen­der­son, 214.828.2916.

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