Dallas’ food scene is flourishing with upscale eateries, where pricey steaks and $100 tasting menus are not uncommon. But fortunately, for every high-end restaurant there are dozens of budget alternatives, so you don't need to empty your wallet in order to eat a fabulous feast. And we’re not talking about spots that offer cheap snacks for happy hour or early-bird dining deals, these are places that offer terrific meals for $20 or less.
Fancy a juicy slab of prime rib with roasted veggies? How about pan-seared salmon? Then head over to Edith’s French Bistro, a newly opened bakery/café that cranks out delicious all-day breakfasts along with a slew of Gallic classics and desserts. If you have more of a hankering for schnitzel, sausages and sauerkraut, then Kuby’s Sausage House is always a good bet.
Or maybe you’re more in the mood for Korean food? For that, you’ve got options. There’s bibimbap, kalbi, Korean fried chicken and a host of other delicacies on tap at Bbbop. Or when you’re ready to eat yourself into a carnivorous coma, hit Gen Korean BBQ. Here you can indulge in all-you-can-eat meat, seafood and side dishes for around $20. Plus, it's even cheaper if you go for lunch.
And for those who think good sushi can’t be had on a budget, behold Kula, a perpetually buzzing kaiten-sushi joint that delivers plates of sushi and other Japanese snacks to diners via a conveyor-belt. The best part? Almost everything on the menu is priced at $2.25 apiece.
Hungry for more? Then this list should come in handy next time you’re on the hunt for Dallas’ best bargain bites.