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Are there any places worth eating in Lakewood? I've eaten (a few times) the chicken chile relleno verde at Matt's a few times and thought it was good - although the most recent was rather disappointing. And I've been once to the Cock & Bull which is surprisingly good for a hole-in-the-wall pub, but not really much of a destination. Anything else?

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  1. I'm a fan of La Calle Dolce but opinions seem to vary wildly on it.

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    1. re: head

      thanks! I've been a couple of times, and I think it's pretty good... but nothing really blew me away. I'd totally eat there again - but honestly I can't even remember what I've eaten in the past. What are your favorite dishes there?

      1. re: gavlist

        Always ceviche to start with and usually go with the Pescado a la Parrilla, the grilled whole catfish. Other standby is Pescado a la Parrilla, the enchiladas covered with shrimp sauce.

        1. re: head

          thanks head. I'll check it out.

    2. Lakewood is something of a culinary wasteland. Once, it had York Street, but, alas, no more. Ali Baba is popular. Ginger Thai (SEC Mockingbird and Abrams) is worth a visit (BYOB). Friends tell me that the fish and chips at Molly Maguire's is very good, but I've never had it. Cigarz on Gaston has really good pizza and some good Greek dishes, but is take-out only.

      Ali Baba Cafe
      1901 Abrams Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75214

      Ginger Thai Restaurant
      6434 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75214

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      1. re: Dallas Alice

        just ate lunch last week at my Lakewood favorite, Dixie House. vegetable plate: real mashed potatoes with skins-on; broccoli with cheese; green beans - round thin ones, nice and green; glazed carrots soft and sweet; and fried okra. came with as many warm wheat rolls and squares of buttery cornbread as i wanted, all for $7. Shiner, #4, and Fat Tire on tap.

        1. re: Dallas Alice

          Bistro Watel's is now open in the former York Street space and the food is quite good. Penne Pomodoro is part of the Lombardi's (Taverna/Cibus/LaFiorenta) restaurant group--reliable but not spectacular. Same with Scalini's--typical Italian fare but nothing ground breaking. Ali Baba is in my regular rotation, as is Legal Grounds for breakfast.

          Watel's Restaurant
          2207 Allen St, Dallas, TX 75204

          Ali Baba Cafe
          1901 Abrams Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75214