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Dallas / Ft Worth - 1 Night - Mid Week - Suggestions for a beer, a walk about and some good food

Heading over mid next week from the UK and have 1 evening to spare.

Staying near DFW Airport and looking for an area (within say 1/2 an hours taxi ride) to have a walk around, a beer and some good regional food.

Any price from low to high is fine.

Suggestions please for an area, bar and restaurant.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Can you define "near DFW Airport" - there are hotels near both the north AND south entrances. Please include the city/town name, if not the hotel.

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    1. re: CocoaNut

      East of airport, but expecting to take a cab maybe to Dallas or fort worth or a similar distance

      1. re: TheEverHopefulOne

        Have you been here before?

        East of the airport is an area easily four times larger than Wandsworth and that excludes the city limit of Dallas.

        £55 round trip cab ride from the airport to Dallas proper.

          1. re: twinwillow

            Ended up at about $75, see my thoughts below on reply to sike

    2. Sundance Square in Fort Worth is a nice place to walk around, grab a bite. There is good mexican food at Mi Cocina or upscale "Texas" fare at Reata, or a Steak at Bob's, and grab a beer at the Flying Saucer. All well within walking distance.

      Or Uptown in Dallas, grab a beer at the Katy Trail Ice House for many local beers, and walk nearby to Matito's for mexican, or Nick & Sam's for more upscale steak. You could also walk over to McKinney Avenue for bars and mid-range restaurants and take the trolley into downtown (plenty to eat down there).

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      1. re: sike101

        Thanks sike, I may well try sundance square.

        1. re: TheEverHopefulOne

          Thanks for that, ended up getting a cab down to Sundance Square area, looked very very quiet so we followed the drivers recommendation and got dropped off down in the Stockyards area.

          So $75 later, not quite what I was looking for as it was all a bit naff, (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define...). So after a couple of beers in what was a nice(ish) bar restaurant hotel got another cab back up to Grapevine :-).
          $65 later got dropped off in the high street (main street).

          Ended up in a restaurant having tex/mex but the food was not really that good. I am not naming it as these things stick on the net and perhaps we just had a mediocre plate of food when normally its good.

          Spent the next day in meetings but had lunch the following day before we headed to the airport in Dallas at RJ's. Sat outside under dappled shade of the trees with skyscraper backdrop. The food was superb, and quite reasonable $ wise. I am sure if I had the time I could have found many other good places but RJ's will stick in my mind for a long while.

          So in summary for anyone in a similar situation looking at these posts in future, If I were there again for just one night, I would head down to the historic district in Dallas to RJ's.

          Many thanks for your recommendations

          RJ Mexican Cuisine‎
          1701 North Market Street
          Dallas, TX 75202, United States
          (214) 744-1420
          rjmexicancuisine.com‎

          1. re: TheEverHopefulOne

            Yep, the Stockyards/Northside is a bit of a tourist trap (some of us don't even own cowboy boots or horses), but there are some good restaurants down there like Joe T's, Lonesome Dove and Love Shack. 7th Street might have been an option if you were looking to do some people watching.

            Glad you liked RJs, it doesn't get much local chatter because the West End is also quite touristy, but it's not bad at all.

            Better luck next time, stay for the weekend, and stay in the city if you can.

            1. re: sike101

              Let us know when you return and we'll try to "steer" you in the right direction. Sorry you were dissatisfied.

              1. re: twinwillow

                If you read his initial posts, he wasnt very forthcoming with much of anything. Hard to direct someone effectively under such closeted predilections

      2. Staying closer to where your at, you can go to downtown Grapevine. Tolbert's for local flavor in food and Wilhoites for great local people watching and a beer. Lot's over other spots up and down main street to check out.

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          1. re: Jayzee

            Thanks for that, ended up getting a cab down to Sundance Square area, looked very very quiet so we followed the drivers recommendation and got dropped off down in the Stockyards area.

            So $75 later, not quite what I was looking for as it was all a bit naff, (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define...). So after a couple of beers in what was a nice(ish) bar restaurant hotel got another cab back up to Grapevine :-).
            $65 later got dropped off in the high street (main street).

            Ended up in a restaurant having tex/mex but the food was not really that good. I am not naming it as these things stick on the net and perhaps we just had a mediocre plate of food when normally its good.

            Spent the next day in meetings but had lunch the following day before we headed to the airport in Dallas at RJ's. Sat outside under dappled shade of the trees with skyscraper backdrop. The food was superb, and quite reasonable $ wise. I am sure if I had the time I could have found many other good places but RJ's will stick in my mind for a long while.

            So in summary for anyone in a similar situation looking at these posts in future, If I were there again for just one night, I would head down to the historic district in Dallas to RJ's.

            Many thanks for your recommendations

            RJ Mexican Cuisine‎
            1701 North Market Street
            Dallas, TX 75202, United States
            (214) 744-1420
            rjmexicancuisine.com‎