10 Casual Restaurants In Dallas, Texas

A modern city located in the northern part of Texas, USA, Dallas is considered to be the center of booming culture and commerce in the state. When it comes to food and cuisines, Dallas hosts some of the best restaurants in the area famed for their exquisite taste in exotic and local delicacies. Some of the best places to visit include The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza showcasing exhibits of the JFK assignation site, The Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas World Aquarium and the beautiful Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. While on your journey to discover the wonders of Dallas, you are sure to feel hungry. Check out these top 10 best and most recommended casual restaurants in Dallas, Texas.

1. Mia’s Mex Tex

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Not too fancy, but with the perfect touch of simplicity, Mia’s Mex Tex restaurant is designed to be the perfect home restaurant that you can visit any time you want to grab something nice to eat. This amazing restaurant is dedicated to serving the best Mexican-style dishes using nothing other than the freshest ingredients. To tickle your taste buds, take a bite of Butch’s original brisket tacos that will make you salivate as you enjoy it, the mouthwatering homemade rellenos and the delicious chimichangas! The drinks menu filled with an outstanding collection of beers, margaritas, bottled sodas, wines, and cold drinks will always be a delight any time, any day.

Mia’s Mex Tex

Address: 4322 Lemmon Ave | Dallas, TX 75219

Website: Mia’s Mex Tex

Opening hours: Sun – Mon: 11am – 9pm; Tue – Thu: 11am – 10pm; Fri – Sat: 11am – 10:30pm

2. Rapscallion

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Perfectly designed with a blend of luxurious feel and a casual vibe, Rapscallion Restaurant prides its self in being the best restaurant providing high-quality dishes that make guest return day after day just to have another bite of the sumptuous delicacies. Just to take a look at what’s on the menu, the brunch section offers an amazing list of starters, bread, main dishes, cocktails to wash down your meals and side dishes. Enjoy a nice dinner and get to sample one of the amazing dishes from the dinner menu before ordering one of the wines on the exquisite wine menu.


Address: 2023 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Website: Rapscallion

Opening hours: Tue – Thu: 3pm – 9:30pm; Fri: 3pm – 10:30pm; Sat – Sun: 11am – 3pm, 4:30pm – 10:30pm (closed on Mon)

3. The Rustic

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As the name clearly declares it, this amazing restaurant has an amazing rustic design and the perfectly selected lighting creates just the right atmosphere and chilled vibe to make anyone’s experience exhilarating. Unlike most casual restaurants, The Rustic features a backyard, where guests can enjoy an outdoor dining experience as they listen to live music under the light of the moon and the beautiful stars. If you are just looking for fun and entertainment, then visit this restaurant on weekdays and enjoy their happy hour. With good music, the drinks flowing in and an amazing crowd, don’t be surprised if you happen to spend more time than expected.

The Rustic

Address: 3656 Howell St Dallas, Texas 75204

Website: The Rustic

Opening hours: Mon – Thu: 11am – 12am; Fri – Sat: 11am – 2am; Sun: 10am – 12am

4. Royal China Restaurant

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Visit Royal China restaurant and sample one of its delicacies, for nothing tastes better than original Chinese cuisine. Perfection, high standards, and quality are a norm when it comes to this restaurant and with a kitchen staff dedicated to preparing and serving authentic Chinese delicacies, who wouldn’t want to have their belly filled with nothing but the best meals in town. Evenly spaced, and just the right amount of light and seat collection this restaurant knows how to make your dining experience memorable.

Royal China Restaurant

Address: 6025 Royal Ln, Dallas, TX 75230, USA

Website: Royal China Restaurant

Opening hours: 11am – 2:30pm, 4:30pm – 9:30pm (daily)

5. Mot Hai Ba

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If you think you have tasted it all, then visit the Mot Hai Ba Vietnamese restaurant and prepare yourself for the best dining experience. This casual restaurant has a lavish vibe that will always bring out that gentle smile on your face. The sumptuous dishes on the food menu are prepared using nothing but the freshest seafood, chicken, pork, and beef. Get a taste of their homemade Thai chili sauce that is out of this world. After having your meals, don’t forget to save some room for their delicious dessert.

Mot Hai Ba

Address: 6047 Lewis St 75206 Dallas, Texas

Website: Mot Hai Ba

Opening hours: Tue – Thu: 5pm – 10pm; Fri – Sat: 5pm – 11pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

6. crushcraft Thai Eats

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Whether you choose to order your meal from the comfort of your office, relaxing at home, or dining in the restaurant, crushcraft Thai Eats restaurant will make sure whatever you order will always make you want to order another round! Buy your kids the Kids Og Phat Tai or the Kids Khao Phat which is Thai fried rice. As the adults, you have more than enough options to choose from, starting from wok-fried noodles or rice, coconut milk-based curries, craft greens and sumptuous sides that are always a delight. If you happen to be with company, the shareable section would be the first section to order from.

crushcraft Thai Eats

Address: 2800 Routh Street Ste 150 Dallas, Texas 75201

Website: crushcraft Thai Eats

Opening hours: Sun: 11:30am – 9pm; Mon – Thu: 11am – 9pm; Fri – Sat: 11am – 12am

7. Unleavened Fresh Kitchen

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Come on in, sit down in your favorite spot and order one of the amazing dishes or drinks at Unleavened Fresh Kitchen restaurant. Comfort comes naturally in this lavishly designed restaurant thanks to the cozy, private booths and the well-spaced group-eating tables with nice comfortable chairs. If you are in a hurry, just call in advance for takeout and drop by and pick your meals on the go. This beautiful restaurant prides itself in serving fresh classic meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Unleavened Fresh Kitchen

Address: 8031 Walnut Hill Ln. Ste 1150 Dallas, Texas

Website: Unleavened Fresh Kitchen

Opening hours: Mon – Sat: 17am – 9pm; Sun: 9am – 9pm

8. The Porch

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With Brian Zenner as the executive chef, you know you will never be disappointed while dining at The Porch restaurant. This beautiful wooden-floor restaurant has a rustic and luxurious vibe. If you happen to miss breakfast because you were in a hurry, pass by and grab yourself brunch from the amazing list of soup and salads, appetizers, burgers, and sandwiches or one of their signature cocktails. Furnished with an exquisite collection of posh seats, the comfort of this casual restaurant comes second to none.

The Porch

Address: 2912 N. Henderson Ave Dallas, TX 75206

Website: The Porch

Opening hours: Mon – Thu: 11am – 10pm; Fri – Sat: 11am – 11pm; Sun: 11am – 10pm

9. Victor Hugo’s Dining & Bar

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If you would love to visit Victor Hugo’s Dining and Bar restaurant for a casual meal or just a drink, feel free to make a reservation or just pop in any time and enjoy all that this amazing restaurant has to offer. Whether it’s for brunch, dinner or lunch, this restaurant is dedicated to providing the best service and meals in Dallas. At the end of a very busy and stressful day at work, the brews and cocktail menu would be the perfect section of the menu for you to start off and prepare for a meal that will make your mouth tingle in excitement.

Victor Hugo’s Dining & Bar

Address: 1115 N Beckley Ave, Dallas, TX 75203

Website: Victor Hugo’s Dining & Bar

Opening hours: Mon, Wed – Thu: 4pm – 9pm; Fri – Sat: 11am – 2:30pm, 4pm – 10pm; Sun: 11am – 3pm (closed on Tue)

10. Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill

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A fine dining restaurant yet still casual in appearance, Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill is dedicated to serving the best dishes in town. Take a bite of their juicy bacon and cheddar burger cooked over a hickory wood-burning grill giving it that unique flavor. It doesn’t matter the time or occasion, this lavish restaurant will be more than happy to accommodate you. It features an excellent atmosphere combined with the perfect menu and drinks collection making it the perfect casual restaurant to enjoy with friends and family.

Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill

Address: 5000 Belt Line Rd #775, Dallas, TX 75254

Website: Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill

Opening hours: Sun – Mon: 11am – 10pm; Tue – Sat: 11am – 12am

Dine in casual perfection in Dallas

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With a selection of these amazing restaurants, you are sure to have many options to choose from. Since they are all in Dallas, you can even make a plan of visiting every one of the restaurants on the list!

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