Good food in Arlington
I would be like to know your favorite places to eat in Arlington. We have lived her 3 years and have found it to be a bit spotty. We are especially interested in Mexican, Cajun,home cooking places and pizza. There is a good cajun place on Cooper just south of I-30 in a strip mall that we found.
Mike in Arlington
This topic was discussed recently. Here, you'll find mention of Corky's Pizza in South Arlington. By far, this restaurant has the best pizza in Arlington, maybe in Tarrant County.
Pat's Cajun Corner is the place you're referring to. They serve good fried foods; I really enjoy their shrimp and my dad loves the catfish. Their red beans dish is decent, but not creamy enough for me and my taste.
There's another Cajun place (Pierre's) that has gotten decent reviews in the Telegram (on Cooper, just north of I-20). However, I believe it's over-rated. I've yet to find a really good Creole or Cajun place in Tarrant County. Many places I've tried serve boiled crawfish with seasoning outside the shell (definitely not Cajun).
I really like Taisho. They serve really good sushi and have excellent Miso soup. it's off Pleasant Ridge and Green Oaks. Jay Jay's Cafe has two locations in Arlington, and they are great! It's a hole in the wall, the decor isn't the best, but the food is delicious! I tried the Pecan Crusted Catfish and home fries, and both were some of the best I've ever had.
Definitely check out Nizza Pizza on Cooper over by UTA. They have an amazing White Pizza...thin, crisp crust...and you can get an extra large for a little bit over $10. The guys who run it are from New Jersey, which may add some authenticity to the place, but I don't necessarily buy into that line of reasoning. But take a bite from one of their pizza's or calzones (staying away from their pastas) and make up your mind for yourself.
I definitely concur on Nizza Pizza. I'm a deep dish lover, but their thin crust is off the chain. Make sure to get some of their french bread too! I ended up getting their bread guy's number and just order directly from him now. Best of all.....it's BYOB, which makes for a great relaxing dinner on Friday that doesn't break the bank.
Spanning many years, Al's Hamburgers at 157/Green Oaks has never failed me for a good priced, old-fashioned drive-in style burger (thin patty). Try the chili-cheese burger - it's THAT good! It's been a while since I've ordered their chicken fried steak, but I've never had a problem with it either.
Just this weekend I went to Pioneer Restaurant for breakfast. I had absolutely no recs other than the parking lot was packed. Not a bad decision at all. Great prices, great food. Thick, Belgium waffles, served nicely browned on the outside, dense, almost cake-y on the inside. The waitress was concerned that it was over done, but for my friend's liking, it was perfect. I only say that so if you order the waffle, specify if you like it light or dark. My pancakes were probably the best I've ever had. They were extremely light - not the typical lead weight characteristic found in so many places. My bacon was thick and crisp, and the scrambled eggs - ordered "easy" - arrived perfectly cooked with still a shimmer of moisture. In this, a blue plate diner style restaurant, I'd have never expected them to actually prepare an easy scramble egg. I was impressed. The hashbrowns were run of the mill, shredded variety, brown and crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. This place is worth a return visit even w/my drive from Grapevine.
They have a non-breakfast menu, but honestly, I didn't pay that much attention to it. Given that the restaurant's been around since the 80's, I'd imagine they do a pretty good job with anything they decide to cook. Don't let the lines scare you. Even though it was packed on Sun. morning with about 15 people waiting to be seated, we were at a table drinking coffee within 15 min or less. Service was VERY fast, pleasant and efficient. And oh yes, I don't know how good it is, but they had about 6 different fruit and meringue pies. You just don't see pie anymore.
306 109th St. (Behind the vacant mall at 360 and Division)
Arlington - 817-633-4433