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38 Standout Dallas restaurants

Where to eat perfect pizza, juicy Nepalese momos, excellent sandwiches, and so much more

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Now that the COVID-19 situation in Dallas-Fort Worth is starting to normalize and vaccine accessibility increases, more and more people are returning to the city’s restaurants. As such, the Eater 38 will also be making a comeback in this “new normal,” with a guide to the city’s standout restaurants.

To be clear, we are not out of the woods just yet. In Dallas County, public health officials still recommend takeout or outdoor dining as the safest option, but indoor dining has resumed widely. And because only a small percentage of Texas is currently fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, there’s still plenty of reason for caution. Which means that diners should be prepared to mask up, observe social distancing guidelines, and tip hard-working service industry workers heavily.

Without further ado, use this map as a guide to Dallas’s 38 standout restaurants, serving everything from perfectly charred Neapolitan-style pizzas to vegan tacos and creative ceviches.

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Grade: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

This Carrollton strip mall eatery focuses on the iconic street foods of Korea, as its name might indicate. Stop by for sweet and spicy rice cake skewers, toasts loaded down with egg and avocado, or super-fresh tuna kimbap.

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With its towering sandwiches and comforting matzo ball soup, Deli News is a deli lover’s deli. The Reuben sandwich is packed full of pastrami and served on soft rye, and the knockwurst platter is a plate of pure comfort.

Dallas’s best New York style pizzeria branched out into Detroit-style pies during the pandemic with a pop-up called Thunderbird Pies, and these thick-crusted, cheesy pizzas became an instant hit. Keep it simple with the Budd, simply topped with tons of cheese and fresh basil, or try the famed Honey Bastard. And of course, there's still Zoli’s iconic thin-crust pies, topped with perfect pepperoni cups, Italian sausage, and so much more. Thunderbird Pies orders can only be placed through UberEats, while Zoli’s offers both takeout and delivery via phone and online orders.