Dallas Dining

Back Country Bar-B-Q
Having been around for over 30 years, Back Country Bar-B-Q is famous to Dallas residents and tourists alike. As the name would indicate, Back Country reminds you that Bar-B-Q isn't a sauce, it's a style of cooking — slow and perfect. Famous for its ribs basted with a special sauce and cooked over hickory, and also its brisket that can't be cooked in just one day, Back Country boasts Texas-sized flavor and portions. The decor is simple — and totally Texas.

Cafe San Miguel
While many local restaurants boast their Tex-Mex cuisine, Cafe San Miguel skips right over the Texas part and heads straight to the other side of the border. Whether its tacos you crave or enchiladas or tampiqueña, you'll have a hard time finding a more authentic taste of Mexico without leaving the country. Their menu offers selections for even the most discriminating of tastes, including Pescado Frito (red snapper), Tilapia a las Brazas (grilled tilapia), Salmon al Mezcal (grilled salmon), Rollo de Pollo (chicken breasts), Codorniz en Pipian (grilled quail) and La Tampiqueña (grilled tenderloin).

La Calle Doce
If Mexican seafood is your game, La Calle Doce is the place to be. The Skillman Avenue restaurant with the rich family heritage offers genuine cuisine in the comfortable setting of a home. The menu is stuffed with items created by the founder over a decade ago, including fresh catfish, shrimp, tilapia, crab, and snapper. And the Dallas Observer voted La Calle Doce's margarita the best in the city.

The Landmark
Hotel restaurants aren't always known for the luxury and award-winning cuisine. The Landmark Restaurant inside The Warwick Melrose Hotel, however, is. With influences including French, Asian and Italian, The Landmark Restaurant has recently been awarded with the AAA four-diamond award. Menu items include oven-roasted Colorado lamb, grilled ribeye, braised beef short ribs, grilled center-cut pork chop, and pan-seared lobster with sea scallops.

Picasso's Pizza and Grill
Even pizza parlors are bigger in Texas. Picasso's Pizza and Grill features a fancier decor than you'd find elsewhere, with two waterfalls right inside the restaurant, multiple flat screen TVs and an elegant dining room. Their two styles of pizza are coupled with a lengthy wine list, pastas, salads, ribs, burgers and steak. Their award-winning calzones are stuffed full of creamy Ricotta and Mozzarella cheese, in a fresh-baked garlic-basted pocket, served with a side of sauce for dipping.