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Please help two starved travellers find the best moderately priced food in Dallas

Hi everyone. My boyfriend is a professional tennis player and we travel EVERY week. We just arrived in Dallas for a tournament and are looking for good eats to keep us well fueled and happy! We don't ever get to cook for ourselves on the road so we always like to eat at yummy restaurants. We don't really enjoy going to fancy expensive places. We would just rather relax in an easy going moderately priced restaurant with excellent food. We are looking for mexican food, bbq, tex mex, southern, italian, any asian food, and a place with good food where we can watch sports on tv. Pretty much we like everything except fancy places. I would really appreciate any and all suggestions.

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  1. check some of the other threads on the front page of this board regarding the same type of request. as far as the last part, you will have to decide what's more important: the goodness of the food, or having a tv. if the tv is more important, then you don't need chowhounds' help most likely.

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    1. re: luniz

      >>you will have to decide what's more important: the goodness of the food, or having a tv. if the tv is more important, then you don't need chowhounds' help most likely.<<

      Well put!

    2. What area of town are you in?

      Are you looking for a sports bar?

      I would just search the Texas board using whatever keyword you're looking for (say BBQ).

      Monica's in Deep Ellum has a television at the bar, I think. You may just call some of the places mentioned in other threads and see if they have a television at the bar.

      1. Here is a post that centers around the central core of Dallas:

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/364567

          1. In order requested:

            Cafe San Miguel/Gloria's/Los Arcos (awesome tomatillo salsa)
            Baby Back Rib Shak - best bbq in Dallas - by far
            I don't like Tex Mex, but a lot of people like Mi Cocina
            Sweet Georgia Brown/Hattie's/South Dallas Cafe - Hattie's is upscale southern
            I never eat Italian at restaurants, but I can tear up some risotto at home
            Asian Mint
            Good food with Sports on TV - The Old Monk, Frankie's (not sure the food is good, but it does have a lot of TVs) - boy, that's a tough one. Good food and TVs rarely mix.

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            1. re: Epicurious Esquire

              The Catalina Room on Lemmon has small flat screen TV's in each booth. They have many choices on their menu at reasonable prices.