10 Best Value Restaurants in Dallas: From Casual Hidden Gems to Affluent Upscale Dining

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 Coast at Hook, Line and Sinker on Lemmon Ave. This staple catfish and shrimp spot is the place to go when you're craving crab legs and boiled shrimp, and that platter will serve between two and three adults for less than $25. If you're hankering for sushi, go to the Dallas Fish Market in Downtown. This restaurant offers free sushi during happy hour on some days and a three-course sunset menu that comes with wine pairings for only $30 a person.

More in the mood for steak? Of course you are - you're in Dallas! Head on over to the old-school Palm Restaurant during lunch and get a full meal for less than $20, less than half of what you'd pay in the evening. No matter what you're in the mood for, Dallas has great value restaurants that are low in expenditures and high in appeal.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill
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This buzzy Nebraska import, with its signature blue-hued dining room and red-lit sake lounge-- has been a hit with locals since it opened earlier this year. And with prices starting at around $7.50 for eight pieces of sushi and happy hour...  Read More

Located in the University Park neighborhood, Shinsei offers Dallas residents and visitors some of the best Asian fusion cuisine in Big D. It features huge portions of Thai and Sushi food, and it's even open late on the weekends, so it's the...  Read More

Chamberlain's Steak and Chop House

This classy steakhouse draws guests time and again with consistently prepared steaks, seafood, and prime rib. Starters include dishes like smoked salmon with capers, red onions, and lemon cream cheese; entrees include Kobe sirloin sliced...  Read More

Avila's Restaurant

This cozy, family-run spot has been satisfying Dallas's craving for authentic Mexican food for over 25 years. The restaurant is newly renovated but Anita & Octavio Avila's recipes haven't changed a bit. Only the freshest ingredients are used...  Read More

Mai's Vietnamese

Looking for quick, economical, AUTHENTIC Vietnamese food? Try Mai's - Dallas locals claim their spring rolls are the best in the city! This is a lunchtime favorite with the professional crowd, thanks to the friendly but efficient service....  Read More

Dallas Fish Market

Located in the heart of Downtown Dallas, the Dallas Fish Market is the perfect spot for a classy business lunch or an elegant, romantic dinner for two. The restaurant decor is modern and comfortable. Start off your meal with a delicious...  Read More

The legend lives on in Dallas's version of the famous New York Palm Restaurant. This family-run Italian steakhouse prepares generous portions of tender USDA Prime aged steak, jumbo Nova Scotia lobster, and traditional Italian fare. Menu items...  Read More

Dallas vegetarians have known about Kalachandji's for years, as its been in business for more than 30 years. This local gem will make visitors feel as if they've left Dallas, or maybe even the U.S. It's situated inside one of Dallas' Hare...  Read More

A charming and romantic two-story restaurant, Adelmo's is an ideal date spot. You'll feel like you've landed on the streets of Sardinia when you arrive! Diners sit close to each other in this intimate restaurant. You'll be served a delicious...  Read More

Hook Line & Sinker
Photo courtesy of Hook Line and Sinker

This Uptown dive is one of Dallas' best kept secrets. Hook Line & Sinker doesn't have a website, but it does have some of the best seafood in town. The atmosphere is casual and the crowd is one of the most diverse in Dallas. Some of the best...  Read More


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