Needing a new spot for lunch or dinner? Check out some of our staff favorites in this city we love!
Al’s Hamburgers| 1001 NE Green Oaks Blvd Suite #103
Check out local staple Al’s Hamburgers, established in 1957, in Northeast Arlington for some deliciously juicy local fare. Cut to order fries.
"You can’t go wrong with a cheeseburger and fries. Plus, the money’s right!" – Kelly
Pulido’s Mexican Café| 3330 Matlock Rd.
Stop by Pulido’s for deliciously convenient Tex-Mex food at a great price. They have a $4.99 enchilada dinner every Monday!
“It is family owned and has been in Arlington for a very long time. I recommend their taco salad and quesadillas. ” – Shelley
El Gabacho Tex Mex Grill | 2408 W Abram St.
Not only is the atmosphere inviting, but El Gabacho delivers on a true Tex-Mex experience. Don’t forget the margaritas in strawberry and swirl!
“The sour cream chicken chile relleno is ridiculous good, one of my favorite meals anywhere. Huge plate of food and the chips and salsa are very unique there. Warm salsa.” – Matt
Piccolo Mondo | 829 E Lamar Blvd.
Fine dining is even better with someone special or a group of friends. Enjoy the mood lighting, the soft piano music and the delicious homemade Italian food like the Gnocci al Pomodoro and Veal Parmigiana.
“I always ask them to make the tomato sauce more spicy for the Gnocchi.”— Neetu
Prince Lebanese Grill | 502 W Randol Mill Rd.
If you want Mediterranean food in Arlington, look no further than Prince. Enjoy authentic gyros, shawarma, falafel, tziki, baklava, plus, Food Network’s ‘Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives’ brought food aficionado Guy Fieri to Arlington just to try it—look for his graffiti on the wall.
“The chicken shawarma is awesome! It wouldn’t take much for me to be persuaded to have their chicken shawarma multiple times per week. The family that owns/operates the restaurant is great, and they love to interact with their guests.” – Ronnie
Babe’s Chicken Dinner House | 230 N Center St.
Have you ever seen a giant mountain of delicious fried chicken? Do you want to? Babe’s offers family-sized portions for the whole family to share. Make sure to save room for a slice of one of their out-of-this-world pies for dessert. It’s mandatory!
“I always get the chicken tenders with a side of gravy for dipping. I could eat the whole bowl of corn by myself…..good biscuits too!” – Cynthia
Damian's Cajun Soul Cafe | 185 S Watson Rd #101
If Cajun food is what you're craving, you'll never find another soul more passionate about making food from his hometown as Damian. With the menu changing every day, you can always expect fresh and delicious food made from the heart. Get there early, because once the food is gone for the day, it's gone for the day!
"My favorite thing there is the smothered pork chop, YUM!!! I also really like the breading on the fried chicken and catfish. All of the sides are incredible and flavorful and the pound cake is from scratch!" -Nikki
Catfish Sam’s |2735 W Division St.
Catfish with all the fixings? You’ve got it. This place not only prepares you for your meal with a large setup, then serves up the best catfish around. This was definitely a crowd-pleaser with several members of our staff nominating it for this list!
“Fried catfish (regular) is my favorite – they have a spicy as well. Don’t forget the sweet tea! However, they have a “setup dish” that is free with a meal, but it is a meal in itself – hush puppies (corn bread strips), beans, onions, peppers, etc.” – Joel
Fork in the Road |1821 S Fielder Rd.
One word, Crack-a-Roni. This truffle oil and multiple cheeses will make your mouth melt. There’s an assortment of yummy sandwiches here, too.
“Get there early for lunch, it’s small and fills up fast. The grilled cheese sandwich is amazing and the mac ‘n cheese is out of this world!”—Jon
Taste of Europe| 1901 W Pioneer Pkwy.
Don’t be afraid to try something new! Taste of Europe is an authentic Russian restaurant with delicious borscht, stuffed cabbage, beef stroganoff and more. ‘Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives’ aficionado Guy Fieri loved it, and you will too.
“Taste of Europe, the owners are awesome, and the food is one of a kind. Don’t let beet soup (or borscht) scare you...it really is delicious! “ – Decima
Vietalia Kitchen| 1220 S. Cooper St.
Vietalia’s uniqueness is the result of its one-of-a-kind menu. Nowhere else can you order a hamburger for lunch, pho for dinner, and tiramisu for dessert. This is just an example of the vast range of selections offered.
“The food is delicious, but I really love the atmosphere. Try their chargrilled marinated chicken sandwich” – Jason
Restaurant506| 506 N. Center St.
Sanford House Inn & Spa, Arlington’s largest bed & breakfast located a few blocks from AT&T Stadium, boasts one of the most elegant dining experiences in town. Enjoy an impressive menu that highlights fresh seasonal ingredients for lunch, dinner and dessert. Save time for an after-dinner cocktail in the charming Van Gogh Bar & Lounge.
“I love munching on the cheese and fruit plate with friends after work while enjoying the hand-crafted cocktails. And it’s hard to resist my favorite dessert…the melty Chocolate Destruction!” – Scott
The R Bar & Grill | 2401 E. Lamar Blvd. (inside the Hilton Arlington)
Enjoy regional cuisine with local ingredients, seasonal selections, gluten free items and delicious updates to traditional Texas fare. The menu boasts a wide range of flavor fusions including Brisket Tacos, Kobe Sliders, wood-fired pizzas, Chili Peach Cobbler and more. The R Bar & Grill
“We always begin with the R Chips, which are Plantain & Yucca with R Bar’s special house seasoning and fresh salsa. And the usual main course….Texas Goat Cheese pizza!” – Lisa
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