Lunch spots in the midcities (HEB)?
I'm working off central and TX 10. My co-workers and I are looking for good places to lunch. Please help!
I have some clients in that general area so I think I can offer a few decent ideas.
Miguelito's Mexican Restaurant 209 W Bedford Euless Rd, Hurst, TX 76053 This is an old diner gets really crowded for lunch. I have seen Harrison Ford here, something about a helicopter he bought nearby. The spinach enchiladas are really super fantastic, but otherwise its a nice homey inexpensive lunch.
North Main BBQ 406 N Main St, Euless, TX I have previously endorsed this place, but went back more recently (last Saturday) and it is not nearly as wonderful... but still has its merits. They stopped serving leg quarters (don't care for the breast here as it is dry). I asked why and the owner said that he couldn't get good quarters. Well, don't buy it but if thats his story he can have it. The reason to go here is for their ribs,. Moist and meaty and to hear them talk, award winning. The brisket could have a little more fat going on, but otherwise it had a nice smoke ring and generally delicious. This is a Friday and Saturday only deal and its buffet style, but you can order some of the items ala cart.
Joe's Pizza & Pasta 1060 N Main St, #100, Euless, TX Any of the Joe locations are good. You can get a slice of a nice thin NY style pizza, or one of the many pasta dishes. Overall very good quality at a low lunch price.
Thai Restaurant 465 W Harwood Rd, Hurst I have this place listed in my phone as simply Thai restaurant. the address is right though... Nice small Thai joint that is fast and cheap for lunch in that area you need. I have only had the green Thai curry, and it was very good the day I was there. They use the 1-5 spicy guage, and I went 5. It was pretty medium in spiciness.
Texas Star Golf Course - Raven Grill 1400 Texas Star Pky, Euless, TX 76040 Nice golf course, and has a fantastic restaurant. I played there opening day, and since maybe 7 or 8 times. I almost always get the chicken fried steak. It is a larger-than-plate-portion, hand made and an amazing gravy and potato side. I have also had their catfish, also home made and served sizzling and tasty. They also have a breakfast that is quite amazing. Attended a conference in their small center and it was served buffet style. Amazing find for a municiple course. Since there are so few decent spots in this area, it probably is the best choice.
There is a place called Burger Box that is also fairly close from 10 on Industrial and Harwood. I seem to remember it was a converted Dairy Queen. Pretty damned good burger and onion rings.
Seems to me that the Luby's nearby is the last hold out for the all-you-can-eat styles for this company. Same food. Eh.
Not exactly a hotbed of restaurants, there are some chains nearby. I figure you can find those. Read here that a new Indian place opened up and is quite close to where you are looking. I am sure the people that actually live there can better educate us both, but these are my references I have from the past. I personally couldnt work in an office where I had a limited time for lunch, and such limited choices. I suggest a new job with better restaurants nearby!
DallasDude - Thanks for the reviews. I am over in Hurst a decent amount through out the year for work and I never know where to go except for all the chain restaurants on the south side of the mall. Chipotle is ok and all but much better to know about some more local restaurants.
I think that at or very near that intersection is an Italian restaurant called Napolis. I've never eaten there, but there is a same name restaurant in downtown Grapevine that's pretty good (not exceptional) for both pastas and pizza. Unless you just want to brave it, you could call the one in GV to see if they're the same. If they are, I'd say it's worthy of a lunch visit. I don't remember the name of the dish that I like, but it includes pasta, chicken, spinach, artichoke hearts, and a white sauce (that they claim to be Alfredo, but it's not - still, it's very good with the other ingredients).
Raven is pretty good, but for lunch, with tip, you'll probably hit the $10 mark - maybe a little more. See a link to the menu at:
For Mexican, there is a strip center at Central/183. Lupe's is very good and family owned - located on the SE side of the center. Lunches begin @ 5.49 and go to around 6.99. Chips, salsa and black bean dip are served to start. Facing 183, but in the same center is Chili's and Jason's.
For country style plate lunches, there is Dixie House Cafe (NO affilitation to Dixie House in Dallas) with a couple of locations in FW (where they started). They are located just east of Westpark Way (intersects 10) on the 183 EB service road. If you have ever been to Mama's Daughter's in Dallas, this place is very similar, with daily menus - ie, meats and vegetables change by the day, although very good chicken fried steak and I think meatloaf are served every day. Burgers and a couple of other sandwiches are also on the menu along with nachos and such. Plate lunches are in the 7.00+ range.
Just east on 10, turn left onto 157/Industrial Blvd, travel about 3/4 mile and see NYPD (New York Pizza and Deli) on the left. Great sandwiches and I've heard good things about the pizza. Continue east on 157 under 183, turn left onto service road and see a stand-alone, parking lot drive-thru/walk-up Billadelphia's with MORE great sandwiches. You can do a Texas search on either or see comments on both at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3554...
As to Burger Box, like Napolis, if its related to the BB at Harwood and 157, yep, it's a pretty good burger. And a note on N. Main BBQ - they're only open Fri - Sun. The Indian/Paki place in Euless is also on N. Main, less that a mile north of 183 on the west side of the street. It's name: Masala Masala.
If you have an hour for lunch, you could probably make Al's hamburgers in that time. From 10, go south on 157 (hope you catch the green lights) to Green Oaks Blvd - on the NE corner. Great (thin) old drive-in style burgers.
I work at Hurstview and TX 10.
Napoli's (Raider and TX 10) is good for pizza and other Italian.
Sweet Basil Thai (Melbourne just north of Pipeline) has pretty good Thai food.
Thai Papaya Garden (Industrial & 183 in Euless) also has good Thai and good lunch specials. Service can be a bit slow.
Miss Saigon Vietnamese (Melbourne, just north of Pipeline, across from Sweet Thai Basil) has good Pho and other Vietnamese dishes.
Golden Bowl (Chinese) (same shopping center as Miss Saigon) has pretty decent Chinese for the area, the best being their "make your own stir fry) lunch special.
If you like hamburgers, there are two gas stations that serve pretty good ones. The first is on US 10, just west of Bell Helicopter (between Bellaire and Brown Trail) and the other is at Trinity and Precinct Line. You can't eat at either place, but it's good for take out.
MK Sushi (Central & Airport Fwy) has very good sushi and great bento boxes for lunch. I also like their chicken teriyaki. If you get there after 12, it will be jam packed.
For decent sandwiches, hit up NYPD Deli (Industrial near 183 in Euless). I like their subs, but not too keen on their pizza.
Those are the places we tend to frequent, along with a few chains. Let me know if you need more, or if you want to venture a bit further away (a few places in Euless, but further away)
A few additions and one clarification.
The gas station with the burgers on Hwy 10 is a Chevron. The sign simply says SPICE.
There is a Burger Box on the corner of Pipeline and Raider/Central.
Also, look into Verna's Cafe in Euless (on 10, near Ector) for home-cooked diner food.
If you speak Spanish, there is a small authentic Mexican place on Bellaire next to a laundromat (I'm sorry, I don't know the name of it). They don't speak very good English, so if you don't know Spanish, you'll have to point. They have great specials, extremely authentic Mexican food and serve very good gorditas for .99 on Wednesdays.
At Pipeline and Precinct Line, there is a large shopping center on the southwest corner with a big antique mall. Inside the antique mall is a great little tea room with homemade soups and sandwiches. I can't remember the name of it either (I'm so sorry!)
If you like salad bars, go to Souper Salad (in the same center as Golden Bowl and Miss Saigon on Melbourne). They have a large salad bar, soups, breads and some other items. I just go for the salad.
I notice someone suggested Lupe's at Central & Airport Fwy and I had a really good lunch there recently.
My husband works over there and he's always running out of options.
I must say, I love meeting him at Italianni's (www.italiannishurst.com), just north of 183 on Precinct Line. I crave the pan seared tilapia on a bed of giant couscous with fried spinach leaves. Lunch prices are reasonable, there's never much of a wait, and they have more than your typical pasta dishes.
1601 Precinct Line Rd, Hurst, TX
OH!! You're also very close to one of my favorite sushi places of all time: Piranha. They're just a few miles down 157 (which becomes Collins in Arlington). They have a great bento box at lunch, and their specialty rolls are wonderful if you want to add a little extra. I do love their hawaiian white tuna. Neither their miso soup nor their salad are anything special, so don't be disappointed if you eat those first.
1601 Precinct Line Rd, Hurst, TX
Piranha Killer Sushi
851 NE Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006