The key to a happy soul is a happy stomach. If you live in the Dallas area, you won’t have any trouble finding a local eatery to whet your appetite. Check out these budget-friendly restaurants in the Dallas area that will have you coming back for more.
4503 Greenville Avenue
Food Type: Authentic Thai
Price Range: $6-$14
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-10pm; Sat-Sun 12pm-10pm
Serves wine, sake, and beer
Bangkok City is a tiny hole in the wall place on the corner of Greenville Avenue and SMU Blvd. The lovely Thai décor inside creates a worldy atmosphere when you step inside. Their menu offers traditional dishes such as Tom Yum soup, Pad Thai, Pad Se Ew, and a variety of curries. If you want an appetizer, try their chicken satay. If you’re feeling adventurous, try their duck curry or Lad Na. Also, try going during their lunch hours where you can get a lunch entrée, soup/salad, and an egg roll for under $8.
Twisted Root Beer Company
2615 Commerce Street
Food Type: American/Burgers/Salads
Price Range: $5-$8
Hours: Mon-Wed 11:00 am – 2:30 pm; Th-Fri 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Twisted Root Beer Company is snugly located in the Deep Ellum district on Commerce St. near Angry Dog and Antone’s. If you’re looking for a delicious burger, sweet potato chips, homemade root beer, and an entertaining atmosphere, check out this place. They have various types of burgers you can choose from including 100% beef, turkey, ostrich, and buffalo. The veggie burgers are also fantastic. When you place your order at the front counter (be sure to know what you want before you get up there!) instead of giving you a number, you get a well-known character name for your order. Once your food is done, there is an announcer who calls you over their loudspeaker. So you’re constantly hearing funny monikers such as Charro! Yogi the Bear! Dirk Diggler! Yoda! Come for the food and stay for the fun.
Jimmy’s Food Store
4901 Bryan Street
Food Type: Italian/ Subs/Sandwiches
Price Range: $4-$11
Hours: 10 AM- 7PM
Jimmy’s Food Store is more than just a great place to get an Italian sandwich, it’s a place where you can find fine foods and wines from Italy and other countries. Their menu offerings include Meatball, Chicken Italiano, Italian Sausage (hot or mild), turkey, cheese, and muffalettas. Try their Italian Stallion sub which has generous helpings of Mortadella, Capicola, Sopressata, Pepperoni, Provolone, Porketta, Coppa, Mozzarella, Prosciutto. These aren’t your typical “$5 foot longs.” Jimmy’s Food Store is truly an experience to enjoy.