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The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex has the world's highest per capita number of restaurants. This may partly explain how it is that Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington always seem to show up on those lists of the Nation's Fattest Cities. Speaking of the Fattest City issue, we blogged about that recently when we heard the news that Mexico is gaining on the U.S. and may take away our Number One position as the World's Most Obese Nation.


Below are some of our Favorite Places to Eat in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex Area..


For more details click the links to the Restaurants with websites.

Burgers & Bock at Central Market
Various locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.On weekends Central Market's outdoor patio turns into a Beer Garden with music and good burgers.
Dixie House Cafe
If you want good old-fashioned down home southern type cooking and Big Buns go one of the Dixie House locations. You can go to their website to find the one nearest you.
Los Vaqueros
A big Mexican restaurant with a big menu. It is on Main Street just north of the Fort Worth Stockyards.
Esperanza's
Our favorite Mexican restaurant. They make great rellenos. We go to the Esperanza's that is right by its parent restaurant, that being Joe T. Garcia's.
2122 N. Main Street in Fort Worth
Joe T. Garcia's
Joe T.'s is where you take out of town visitors when you want to impress them with a unique Texas experience. Joe T's is huge. The place to eat here is outside in the beautifully landscaped patio garden. The evening menu is very limited, you can get either chicken or beef fajitas or an enchilada platter. There is a full menu for lunch. 2201 N. Commerce Street in Fort Worth

Fuzzy's Taco Shop
Fuzzy's make great Fish Tacos. And other really good Mexican food. There are two locations in Fort Worth. Go to their website to find directions.
Tandoor Indian Restaurant & Bar
If you like Indian food buffets, this place has a really good lunch buffet. It's in Arlington at 532 Fielder North Plaza.
Ol' South Pancake House
This is a fun place anytime of the day or night. The real late night crowd can be entertaining to watch. The Ol' South is just south of I-30 at 1509 S. University Drive in Fort Worth. It's the same freeway exit as the Fort Worth Zoo, but you go south instead of north.
OlenJack's Grille
Olenjack's is sort of Texasified American cuisine with items like fried antelope ribs and chicken with cheddar grits on the menu. Located in Arlington at 770 Road to Six Flags East.
Hot Damn Tomales
Gourmet tamales like Poblano Chicken, Cranberry Roasted Pecan & Jalapeno, Wild Mushroom & Texas Goat Cheese, Ancho Pork and many more. Located at 713 W. Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth's hospital district.
Thai Belknap
Our favorite Thai place with the best Pad Thai ever. Located in Haltom City at 4023 E. Belknap Street.
Zeke's Fish & Chips
If you are from a coastal state and are used to good seafood and you miss deep-fried Cod, Zeke's is the place to go. Located a block off Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth at 5920 Curzon Avenue.
Byblos Lebanese Restaurant & Hookha Lounge
Lebanese Middle Eastern cuisine. If you've not tried it, you need to. The lunch time buffet is one of our all time favorites. Located a few blocks south of the Stockyards at 1406 North Main Street.
The Love Shack
It's celebrity chef Tim Love's latest, a gourmet hamburger joint where the White Elephant Saloon's outdoor patio used to be. The Love Shack hasn't been open all that long, yet it has already been recognized nationally for its burgers. The Shake of the Day is a good thing too, with flavors like Mango. Real good onion rings. The Love Shack is easy to find. If you find the iconic Fort Worth Stockyards sign, just look south and you'll see the Love Shack.
Riverwalk Cafe at Gaylord Texan
The food is good, but it is being in the Gaylord Texan that makes it great, with all of Texas under one roof for your sightseeing pleasure while you eat. There are several restaurant options under the Gaylord Texan atrium, Old Hickory Steakhouse, Ama Lur (named Most Romantic Restaurant by AOL City Guide), Silver Bar (a classic wild west saloon), Texas Station (a sports bar on steroids) and a couple other cafe type venues. Gaylord Texan is in Grapevine. It's big. You don't need directions, just follow the signs.
Riscky's BBQ
There are several Riscky's BBQ joints in the D/FW area. We've been to the downtown Fort Worth one and the Fort Worth Stockyard's Riscky's. We've been to the Stockyard's Riscky's more times than we can remember. Riscky's along with Joe T. Garcia's is where we take out of towners for a fun Texas eating experience. The Stockyards Riscky's has a larger outdoor patio where you can watch all that passes, including the Fort Worth Herd. We always get the All You Can Eat Ribs.
Razzoo's Cajun Cafe
There are 9 Razzoo's in the D/FW Metroplex featuring anything that grows in a swamp. Including Fried Gator Tail.
Mercado Juarez Cafe
4 D/FW locations. 2 in Arlington and 1 each in Dallas and Fort Worth. The restaurants are huge, with classic Tex-Mex and very good, warm salsa. We usually get the Durango Plate for 9.99, that's a pork tamale and beef enchilada smothered in chili beef sauce and one chicken taco.

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