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My husband and I are moving to Dallas, and we're visiting this weekend. I'm looking for recs of great neighborhood/casual places, reasonably priced and local if possible, to give us an example of restaurants we may frequent when we live there. Last time we were in Dallas, we tried Craft and Fearing's, so I feel like were good w/ the high end restaurants. If I could be so picky, we're planning on living near White Rock Lake (Lakewood, M Streets, Little Forest Hills), so recs in those neighborhoods would be very appreciated. I really appreciate any help you can give us!

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  1. White Rock Coffee is good definitely check that place out. Keller's is over there, I haven't tried it though. You could try Knox Henderson like Natsumi or Tei Tei. There's Gran Machu Picchu on NW Highway (not Garland Rd), or you could go north to Garland for good Vietnamese. I don't really know of anything in that neighborhood.

    1. This post is old but most of the places are still around except Cuquitas on Knox-Henderson
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/491305

      That was me soulslinger on that original post

      1. Its about 20 minutes away but try Obzeet's (19020 Preston Rd Dallas, TX 75252). Food is very good, fun place to hang out whether you drink or not. It can get pretty busy on Friday and Saturday nights.

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        1. Try Cubra Libre or Kellers. Maybe give El Ranchito a try (in Oak Cliff) for some fantastic Mexican!

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          1. re: hifischatzi

            Lakewood Shopping center has few choices for food unfortunately. Matt's El Rancho is okay Tex-Mex and a good "local" restaurant. There is also cheap Italian restaurants - Scalini's (for local pizza delivery) and Angelos - both restaurants get mixed reviews on the food. Pacuigo for gelato - just opened a few months ago and is right across from where the new Whole foods will be going. York Street is a must for a 'big' night out.

            Casa Linda shopping center (close to Little Forest Hills) does not really have anything to write home about except Highland Park Cafeteria (if you are into that sort of food) and Lover's Pizza which actually serves a really good pizza pie! There is a brand new place that just opened up in Little Forest Hills called Another Byte Cafe. They serve really good home cooking, coffees, desserts, etc. It's a small place back in the neighborhood.

            For the M Streets area - you are close to so much on Greenville and Knox Henderson. Greenville - The Grape and Cafe Izmir to name a few. And Henderson Ave has Cafe San Miguel (a must have on your trip). On the other side of 75 Central on Knox is Taverna, Toulousse, Cafe Madrid, La Cubanita, Sangria, and Chuy's among others.

          2. Next to White Rock Lake there is a great breakfast restaurant called Barbec's. Very neighborhoody and some of the best biscuits I have ever tried. In Lakewood your limited on the restaurants, but Matt's Ranchero in Lakewood Shopping Center is a great tex mex restaurant. The Balcony Club in Lakewood SC is a great jazz bar, perfect for couples looking for an after dinner drink.