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sigpete67 Mar 14, 2011 09:47 AM

I want to take my girlfriend to a unique restaurant in Dallas. Live at Oak Lawn and Lemmon. Think Lee Harvey's type atmosphere not a chain or something on the beaten path. Not restricted by price or cuisine.

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Lee Harvey's
1807 Gould St, Dallas, TX 75215

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    ilikejunk Apr 22, 2011 03:46 PM

    What about The Wild Turkey @ 35 & Walnut Hill? The have a big menu, they have great service, they pour a stiff drink. You can sit on the patio and do some AMAZING people watching over there. The menu has a few gems. White wings, The sausage sandwich is good & they have some of the best onion rings in town.

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    Wild Turkey
    2470 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas, TX 75229

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      DFWGuy Apr 21, 2011 07:22 AM

      I wouldn't say it has a "Lee Harvey's type atmosphere" but Club Schmitz on Denton Drive/Harry Hines is my favorite dive/hole-in-the-wall in Dallas.

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      Club Schmitz
      9661 Denton Dr, Dallas, TX 75220

      1. LewisvilleHounder Apr 15, 2011 12:59 PM

        Is your request only in the City of Dallas or can it be Dallas County, Dallas area??

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          swicker Mar 17, 2011 02:19 PM

          What about Local? Not Lee Harveys, but certainly unique and hole in the wall. Awesome food.

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          Lee Harvey's
          1807 Gould St, Dallas, TX 75215

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            Jon G Mar 15, 2011 02:06 PM

            Jake's Backyard just over the river at 2303 Pittman Street.

            http://jacksbackyarddallas.com/PDF/ja...

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              kylewilliam Mar 14, 2011 02:47 PM

              why not lee harvey's?

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                gavlist Mar 14, 2011 11:41 AM

                how about this?

                http://www.urbandaddy.com/dal/food/12...

                alternatively, Seafood Shack on Webb Chapel south of Forest. Sort of a Mexican style seafood... shack, I guess. They have daily specials - Mondays are ceviche tostadas, Wednesday for spicy boiled crab or shrimp. Great shrimp or fish flautas also.

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                Seafood Shack
                11625 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX 75229

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                  twinwillow Mar 14, 2011 02:30 PM

                  Seafood Shack's shrimp tostada is amazing! I always order it with extra avocado on top. And, they're half price on Mondays.

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                  Seafood Shack
                  11625 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX 75229

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                    J.R. Apr 15, 2011 12:30 PM

                    Was in the neighborhood of the Seafood Shack today around lunch as I don't get overthere very often and remembered this thread. Had the shrip tostado and man it was tasy. Cool spot also. I sat at the bar and watched the food come out and there was alot great looking stuff. Anyone have any other suggestion for the Shack? Caldo de Camarones look great too.

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                    Seafood Shack
                    11625 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX 75229

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                      gavlist Apr 15, 2011 01:46 PM

                      I typically like the flautas quite a lot - they're fried to deep golden brown, crispy/crunchy perfection. Not oily at all. However, I went yesterday, and they were just... good. Not quite as perfectly fried as the other 5 times I've eaten them. Hope they're not slipping!

                      The cocktels are good too.

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                        twinwillow Apr 15, 2011 01:55 PM

                        Yeah. Stay away from the fried calamari. It's like eating fried rubber bands.
                        My friend orders the caldo de camarones all the time and say's it's very good.

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                          J.R. Apr 18, 2011 08:34 AM

                          thanks for the tips. I'll try the flautas and caldo next time.

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                          Veggo Apr 20, 2011 06:11 PM

                          I had the Wednesday Shack special tonight , lb. of spiced shrimp w/ corn on the cob, small red potatoes. Shrimp are too many/ small to peel, so I bucked up and ate the shells, too, just not the tails. Tasty sauce, they should serve bread to sop it up. It was more than I could eat.

                          Tuesday is 30 cent oyster night, are you kidding? And they looked good - $3.60 a dozen? I'll be back Tuesday for serious hoisting. I found the reco here yesterday, thanks, hounds.

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                            gavlist Apr 21, 2011 08:48 AM

                            yeah - I prefer the crab on Wednesdays... and wasn't fond of the oysters. Maybe just a bad batch. Good luck.

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                              twinwillow Apr 21, 2011 09:13 AM

                              Ditto here on the "fresh" oysters. Not good. However, eating lunch there on Monday, my friend had the fried oysters and she loved them.

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                                Veggo Apr 22, 2011 01:03 PM

                                gav and twin, thanks for the heads up caution about the oysters at the Shack. It sounded to good to be true, I'm willing to pay up for fresh, fresh. The oysters I spied at Nates last night at a nearby table looked good...opinions? I had a nice dinner at Nates and they gave me an Abita beer glass to keep after only a small amount of shameless groveling because I brought so little kitchen gear with me to Texas.

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                                  gavlist Apr 22, 2011 01:16 PM

                                  no data.

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