10 Best Value Restaurants in Dallas: From Low-Key Hidden Gems to Affluent Upscale Dining

Denise Brandenberg

By , Local Expert, Dallas
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Trying to pin down words like frugal, value, and deal can be exasperating because different people have different ideas of cost savings. For 10Best, the range is broad - we include impossibly cheap eateries with amazing menus, and we share really nice restaurants that have perks like  terrifically affordable prix fixe menus. If you're looking for Best Value restaurants in Dallas, let us introduce you to a few of our favorites that feature great food and dining atmospheres that will go easy on your wallet. If you're in the mood for seafood on a budget, you can still get fresh fish and shellfish flown in straight from the Gulf...  Read more »

  • 1

    Hook Line & Sinker

    Hook Line and Sinker offers one of the most reasonably priced crab legs and shrimp plates - enough to serve 2-3 people for less than $25.

    Local Expert Tip: "Sit on one of the patio picnic benches for great people watching."

  • 2


    Adelmo's offers a pre-curtain menu (for theater goers from Monday-Saturday). You can get a three-course meal for $29.95.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't miss the cappuccino ice cream for dessert!"

  • 3

    Dallas Fish Market

    The Dallas Fish Market offers a sunset menu for $30, which pairs three courses with a glass of white or red wine.

    Local Expert Tip: "The happy hour specials here, including free sushi with a drink order on some days, are great!"

  • 4

    The Palm

    The Palm offers a great business lunch special - choose a selected entree, a side dish and soup or salad for only $18.95.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't miss the goat cheese mashed potatoes."

  • 5

    Kalachandji's Restaurant and Palace

    • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian
    • Average Main Course Price: $10
    • Neighborhood: East Dallas

    At Kalachandji's Restaurant and Palace, lunch is only $9.95, while dinner is only $12.95.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't leave without trying the homemade bread and tamarind tea."

  • 6

    Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill

    For around $10, you can feast on everything Mediterranean at Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't miss the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet during lunch hours!"

  • 7

    The Grape

    During happy hour (from 4:30 to 7pm), The Grape offers half-price wine and $2 beers.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the bistro street fries. "

  • 8

    Avila's Restaurant

    • Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
    • Average Main Course Price: $10
    • Neighborhood: Love Field

    Avila's Restaurant offers some of the most delicious (and reasonably-priced) chile rellenos in Dallas - $8.95.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the brisket gorditas."

  • 9

    Chamberlain's Steak and Chop House

    Chamberlain's Steak and Chop House offers a three-course lobster meal for less than $40.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you're in the mood for steak, you won't go wrong with the prime rib-eye. "

  • 10

    Shinsei Restaurant

    At Shinsei Restaurant, you'll get a 5-star meal and service for a 3-star price.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the brussel sprouts!"



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