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Jan 23, 2007 07:22 PM

ISO good, non-corporate restaurants in East Dallas

Have a conundrum sweet baboo lives in East Dallas (oh heck..let's just say it-Garland)..and the food choices over there are so depressing! It's a beating to drive into Dallas every time we want to eat out (we are not home cooks)...does anyone have good suggestions for the Garland-ish side of the world? I'm desperate..if he tries to tell me one more time that La Madeline is good French cuisine, I'm going to stab myself with a stale baguette. Help!

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  1. Haha I have the same problem (significant other a Garland resident). If you're into exploring adventurous ethnic cuisine, there are plenty of Mexican restaurants/taquerias to be explored, especially close to the old downtown area. One of the better ones I consistently enjoy is Tortillas del Rancho y Restaurante off of Kingsley Rd, great tortillas.

    For good home cooking, there's always Babe's Chicken Dinner House.

    1. Check out Charles Kemp's excellent web page: . Though he focuses more on old East Dallas, he's a Vietnamese fiend and does discuss some of those options in and around Garland (which is a real hot spot for Vietnamese).

      And I'll enthusiastically second Donna's recommendation of Babe's.


      1. Thanks guys...there's actually a Babe's out by me in Tarrant county, so I'm well familiar with their fatty yummyness, but very exciting that there might be some other choices that don't involve "would you like fries with that"...thanks! We lovers of Garlandites gotta stick together!

        1. How far is the Lakewood from the area of Garland that he lives? Plenty of options down there, Angelos, Matt's Rancho, Kitchen 1924 just to name a few.

          1. alas...too far to really be considered convenient, but thanks for the thought.