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Dallas: LF place to eat, drink, and watch the cowboys.

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KlydeFrawg Jan 14, 2010 05:08 PM

Howdy. I go to school in Highland Park, Dallas, and I'm looking for a good (or even decent) place to eat, drink, and watch the cowboys play this weekend. If you know of a place with good food or drinks and a good atmosphere that you'd recommend please let me know.

I searched the board and didn't find a similar topic but if I missed it please point me in the right direction.

Thanks

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    luniz RE: KlydeFrawg Jan 15, 2010 07:55 AM

    The only two places that I've been to that aren't chains for football watching are Austin Avenue in Plano and the National Sports Lounge or whatever it's called on Greenville. I prefer Austin Avenue, the food is ok (I guess it's pretty good and reasonably priced for a sports bar). It's usually pretty packed but you can get a seat as long as you're there at least 2 minutes before the game starts. There's a fancy place called the Boardroom, which sounds too douche-y for me to want to try.

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      DallasDude RE: luniz Jan 15, 2010 09:42 AM

      Austin Avenue= Great darts and wonderful place to watch a game. Plus the mega over-sized drafts are cheap.

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        dfwtexex RE: DallasDude Jan 15, 2010 10:38 AM

        You might consider going to the Granada Theater on Greenville. They are showing the game on a huge screen. It will be a great atmosphere. If you are with your family and can go to a sports bar, Christie's (on McKinney) is usually my choice.

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      pixilated1 RE: KlydeFrawg Jan 16, 2010 06:42 PM

      I wouldn't exactly call it good, but I always liked watching games at The Wild Turkey. It's not a chain and it's not pretentious and it does have a personality, though whether you like the personality depends a lot on the type of person you are. Located on Walnut Hill Lane off 35.

      Sometimes they have all-you-can-eat fajitas.

      That said, I'm currently stuck on the Fort Worthless side of the Metroplex and generally end up in a Buffalo Wild Wings on game days. Bleh.

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