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10 Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse
Around since 1910, this legendary BBQ spot serves large portions of melt-in-your-mouth barbecue topped with savory sauces that'll have you toting your own jar home. Choose from pulled pork or chicken, brisket, ribs, sausage, ham or turkey. Sides come in hearty portions and include coleslaw, potato salad and green bean casserole. Fried onion rings have a following all their own, and local and national celebs make sure to visit Sonny Bryan's whenever they can. (214-744-1610)

9 Sammy's Bar-B-Q
If you've really worked up an appetite, head to Sammy's to tame your hunger with tasty ribs and hearty sides. The lunch-only place is known for serving tangy meats to local professionals, whether it's smoked turkey, sliced beef brisket, ham, smoked sausage, or more. Sandwiches and plates are both available, depending on the level of your cravings. For something different, check out zucchini casserole, and then top off your meal with a satisfying slice of apple or pecan pie. A must! (214-880-9064)

8 Mike Anderson's BBQ House
In business since 1981, this folksy eatery prides itself on having a single location and making everything in-house. That way, they control the quality and the experience. Cafeteria-style service ensures that lines move quickly and that you'll get your hickory-smoked pork ribs, Polish sausage, beef brisket, turkey breast, and more as effortlessly as possible. Sides include jalapeno pinto beans and rice, garlic and cheddar smashed potatoes, fried okra, and garlic slaw. Come hungry — heaping portions at a great price are sure to please. Great for families! Located near Parkland Medical Center. (214-630-0735)

7 Peggy Sue BBQ
Great veggies at a BBQ joint? As odd as it may sound, that's what you can expect at Peggy Sue's. The eatery aims to please both meat lovers and veggie-only types with wonderful barbecue and great vegetable side dishes. Be sure to try the quesadillas and save some room for a piece of homemade pie. Casual atmosphere and friendly service will make you feel right at home. (214-987-9188)

6 Smokey John's Bar-B-Que and Home Cooking
Sporting a rustic interior with a railroad theme, this eatery serves heaping portions of some of the best BBQ in town. Try chicken and dumplings done Texas-style for a real taste of local life, or sample ribs, hot links, chicken, and more. Fried catfish, chicken fried steak, burgers, and sandwiches also make appearances, as do weekday specials that range from pork short ribs to meatloaf and pot roast. (214-352-2752)

5 Red Hot & Blue
Known for its hot, tangy "Hoochie Coochie" sauce, this place heaps tender meat on plates and serves it with traditional side dishes like coleslaw and potato salad. Pulled pork and dry or wet pork spare ribs are specialties, but you'll also do well by pulled chicken, beef brisket, and smoked turkey. You'll find, too, burgers, salads, sandwiches, and fried seafood, not to mention a full bar. Add Elvis tunes playing in the background, and you're all set for a casual night out, Texas-style! (214-368-7427)

4 Lavendou Bistro Provencal
A Proven???al bistro exists in Dallas, and it rests within the charming walls of Lavendou. The quaint eatery offers a splendid menu of Country French cuisine. Diners can savor delicious homemade breads and try starters like pastries stuffed with saut???ed wild mushrooms. Entrees include roasted duck with cherries, and tenderloin with cognac-laced cream. A $14 three-course lunch option makes Lavendou a great place to eat in the afternoon as well. (972-248-1911)

3 The Grape
Romantic and brimming with character, this New American restaurant serves an ever-changing menu of culinary delights. Favorites like fresh rigatoni and marinated Australian lamb striploin keep diners well-satisfied. Outdoor dining adds to the charm of this Lower Greenville Avenue bistro while the interior features red and white checkered table cloths and hand-painted murals. The wine menu lists over 150 selections, 15 of which are available by the glass. (214-828-1981)

2 Mia's Tex-Mex
Fajitas and tacos abound at Mia's, making for satisfying meals. Family-run and -operated, Mia's sports casual, fun ambiance and affordable prices. Specialties include spinach enchiladas, brisket tacos, shredded chicken chimichangas, and carne asada. Combination dinners and lunch specials up the ante on heartiness and value. Extras include savory rellenos (stuffed chili peppers) and friendly service. Frequented by everyone from locals to celebrities. (214-526-1020)

1 Spring Creek Barbeque
This cafeteria-style BBQ place is popular with locals for its down-to-earth, laid-back atmosphere. Highly energetic employees take orders at a fast pace, so be ready to request meat and veggies on the spot. It's important to go with an empty stomach, because your plate will be filled with more ribs, sausage, turkey breast, or brisket than you could possibly fathom! Dig in at a picnic table, and enjoy country music playing in the background. Finish up with coconut cream pie or banana pudding. (972-669-0505)


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Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Dining Options: Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: West End
COST: $
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Sammy's Bar-B-Q 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Dining Options: Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $
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Mike Anderson's BBQ House 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Dining Options: Catering, Family Friendly, Parties / Private Rooms, Smoking (outdoor area), Take Out
Neighborhood: Market Center
COST: $
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Peggy Sue BBQ 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Catering, Family Friendly, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: University Park
COST: $
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Smokey John's Bar-B-Que and Home Cooking 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Dining Options: Family Friendly, Take Out
Neighborhood: Market Center
COST: $
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Red Hot & Blue 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Catering, Delivery, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: Preston Forest
COST: $
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Lavendou Bistro Provencal 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Catering, Disabled Accessible, Live Music, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Cuisine: European, French
COST: $$
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The Grape 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, New American
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out, Wine Cellar
COST: $$
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Mia's Tex-Mex 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Latin, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
COST: $$
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Spring Creek Barbeque 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Dining Options: Catering, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Smoking, Take Out
COST: $