The Required: Dallas

The Required: Dallas

A definitive guide to Dallas' tried and trues, as chosen by over 5000+ of the nation's top chefs, sommeliers, bartenders, & other food and beverage pros.

August 12, 2020
The Required: Dallas

The Required: Dallas

A definitive guide to Dallas' tried and trues, as chosen by over 5000+ of the nation's top chefs, sommeliers, bartenders, & other food and beverage pros.

August 12, 2020

Hello, Dallas. Welcome to The Required club.

The Required is our expert version of a "best list," comprised of the stand-out restaurants that have garnered the all-time most recommendations from our expert community. That's 5000+ all-star chefs, sommeliers, bartenders, and more–no black box of food editor committees or user surveys, just plain, crave-able cred.

Read on to plan your next trip—or just to be sure you've checked all the boxes on your home turf. 

20 Feet Seafood Joint

The Story: Co-owners Marc Cassel and Suzan Fries have been longtime players in the Dallas food scene. With 20 Feet Seafood their vision is to deliver uncompromisingly excellent seafood in a casual, neighborhood atmosphere. 

What to Eat: The Green Room Mussels, New England Clam Chowder, and Pork Belly Po-Banh Mi come highly recommended by our Experts.

What to Drink: It’s B.Y.O.B. without any silly corkage fees at 20 Feet. So hit up your favorite wine and beer shop in advance before heading here to hang.  

The Vibe: A casual seafood shack with an open kitchen and table service.

When to Go:
Open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, you should be able to squeeze a visit here into your Dallas itinerary.

Off-Site Kitchen

The Story: Off-Site is a beef burger and chicken sandwich joint that offers up both classic and contemporarily decadent takes on these American staples.

What to Eat: Our experts recommend the Stock Cheese Burger and the Green Chile and Bacon Burger.

What to Drink: Revisit your ill-spent youth with a Mickey’s Big Mouth or tall boy of PBR. They also have micro-brews and wine if you’re good with leaving the past where it lay. 

The Vibe: A vibrant burger joint with counter service, indoor and patio seating.


When to Go: Open daily with varying lunch and dinner hours, so check their website before you go.

Off-Site Kitchen
Spot
Trinity Groves, Dallas
$, Outdoor Seating, Burgers, Modern
3 Recommendations

Bubba's Cooks Country

The Story: A classic Texas diner with family roots, Bubba’s has been a Dallas institution since 1981.

What to Eat: The Fried Chicken, Chicken Fried Steak, Yeast Rolls and Deep Fried Apricot Hand Pies all get high marks from our experts.

What to Drink: Sweet tea and fountain drinks. 

The Vibe: Counter service, fast-moving lines, old-school neon signage, and retro red upholstered diner booths give Bubba’s Cooks Country a classic Americana feel.

When to Go: Open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, Bubba’s is a great place for Sunday Breakfast or to grab a bite during a night out on the town.

Bubba's Cooks Country
Spot
Park Cities, Dallas
$$, Modern, American, Breakfast, Fried Chicken, Diner, Southern / Soul
3 Recommendations
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