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i don't mean pa ga i mean the BIG D,.....
hmmm...i'm looking for some different stuff to try....
like truly tasty vietnamese(no steam table)...a
reasonable and tasty place for sunday
breakfast..besides the dream cafe
ANY place that serves true good tasting BEEF
ribs(please-no Angelo's Ft worth...contray to all i've
heard they most certainly do NOT serve them)
and though land locked, a place for a simple piece of
grilled fresh fish...though atmosphere isn't key
here...
also, does anyone make real brick oven pizza with
TASTE?
looking forward to hearing from y'all

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  1. Adam, I don't remember if they serve beef ribs (i guess all that beef is clogging my cerebral arteries), but Sonny Bryant's has long been the best true 'cue in Dallas. The Pacific Cafe is a very good seafood place. They may have a little more atmosphere than you want but the food really is great. Aquaknox is also very good but a little pricy. Don't know about vietnamese, but Kuby's is a great german rest/groc and Snuffer's on Greenville has the best burgers on the planet. I'll be there this Sat for lunch with some friends, stop by and I'll spring.

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    1. re: Greg Spence

      "Sonny Bryant's has long been the best true 'cue in
      Dallas"

      You forgot to mention...it's absolutely essential to
      hit the ORIGINAL Sonny Bryant's, slightly out of town.
      Eating at their newer boutique-ish branch downtown may
      be unthinkable for you or I, but a surprising number of
      Dallas locals would point people to this newer, "nicer"
      one. Echhhh.

      1. re: Jim Leff

        Jim, you're absolutely right. Thanks for catching my oversight. The thought of "boutique barbecue" gives me the creeps.

        1. re: Jim Leff

          i know this reply is way late, but it's called SONNY BRYAN'S. not bryant's.
          green papaya is great vietnamese. and riscky's, downtown, serves beef ribs. and for burgers, don't forget the feed bag or PRINCE OF HAMBURGERS on lemmon avenue. and they make their own root beer!!!

          1. re: Jim Leff

            Where is said ORIGINAL restaurant?

            1. re: ebone

              ebone - the original is at 2202 Inwood Road.

              Chowhounds - I noticed this thread was started in 1999, so the poster probably isn't looking for help anymore. ;-)

              1. re: Webra1

                Probably not, but it has helped me. I have been searching for a good slice and the newer the response the more like it still holds true.

        2. Coal or wood fire pizza - Coal Vines or Fireside Pizza
          Fish - Dallas Fish Market
          Vietnamese - Vietnam Restaurant
          Enjoy!

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          1. re: tdiddy

            Coal vines is good. Their bolognaise sauce is great an a new twist on the standard marinara. Still hard to beat Campisi's for pizza though. There is a reason its been around for ever. I do have a suggestion for excellent food of all kinds though and that is Perry's. Its in that McKinney/ Routh area and everything they do, they do very well; steaks, seafood, perfectly cooked and impecably served in a nice yet casual environment. If you go to their site, your first reaction might be one of "too much" but when you are there, its not at all. It is very comfortable. If you haven't herd about it, by all means, give it a try. You will be glad you did. Check it out http://www.perrys-dallas.com/