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12 of Your Most Underrated Restaurants, Mapped

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Last week we posed the question, "which of the city's restaurants are totally underrated?" Eater readers chimed in via comments and the tipline to share which under-the-radar or neglected restaurants they thought were worthy of some praise. The answers ranged from a Henderson Avenue spot that perhaps gets overlooked in favor of its newer, glitzier neighbors, to a neighborhood Italian joint and a late-night sushi spot. Below, you'll find the selections mapped—now go forth and eat.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Mai's Vietnamese Restaurant

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4812 Bryan St., Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 826-9887
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Newer places like Malai and DaLat may get more attention, but the slightly rundown Mai's has been doing Vietnamese for years and has a loyal lunchtime following for the pho and hot pots.

2. Hillstone Restaurant

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8300 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 691-8991
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The restaurant formerly known as Houston's is a Park Cities staple for a reason--the food, including ultra-fresh crabcakes and the popular Hickory burger, is consistently tasty and the service is always top-notch.

3. Oishii

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2525 Wycliff Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 599-9448
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Often overlooked in favor of its pricier brethren, Oishii does fresh sushi (plus pho and other pan-Asian fare) at good prices, especially on Tuesday nights when its half-price.

4. Scalini's

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2021 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 821-8088
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Reliable Italian at bargain prices can be found at Lakewood staple Scalini's, and even the beer is cheaper than most places. Lunch specials can be had for around 8 bucks with salad and garlic bread.

5. The Palm

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701 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 698-0470
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This West End steakhouse offers a bargain three-course lunch for $20.95, and the West End digs will surely impress your business lunch companions.

6. Hacienda on Henderson

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2326 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 515-9990
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Perhaps more popular for drinking than dining, Eater readers are fans of the tacos and ceviche at this homey Henderson Avenue spot. (Hacienda has also just added a new vegan menu, which will surely draw in animal-friendly Tex-Mex lovers.)

7. Mignon

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4005 Preston Rd
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 943-3372
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An Eater reader says it best: "Very old school menu but done right. They have a Beef Wellington that is perfect. The scallops with risotto is always a good call and their wedge salad is one of the best I've ever had."

8. Kuby's Sausage House

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6601 Snider Plz
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 363-2231
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Hot dogs are trending in Dallas right now, but Kuby's has been making sausages--plus other German classics like schnitzel--in this half-restaurant/half-grocery Snider Plaza location for 50 years.

9. Villa-O

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4514 Travis St.
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 780-1880
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10. Nandina Asian Tapas & Sushi

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5631 Alta Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-6300
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11. Zaguan Cafe & Bakery

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2604 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 219-8393
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12. The Porch

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2912 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 828-2916
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1. Mai's Vietnamese Restaurant

4812 Bryan St., Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75204
Newer places like Malai and DaLat may get more attention, but the slightly rundown Mai's has been doing Vietnamese for years and has a loyal lunchtime following for the pho and hot pots.
4812 Bryan St., Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75204

2. Hillstone Restaurant

8300 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75225
The restaurant formerly known as Houston's is a Park Cities staple for a reason--the food, including ultra-fresh crabcakes and the popular Hickory burger, is consistently tasty and the service is always top-notch.
8300 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX 75225

3. Oishii

2525 Wycliff Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
Often overlooked in favor of its pricier brethren, Oishii does fresh sushi (plus pho and other pan-Asian fare) at good prices, especially on Tuesday nights when its half-price.
2525 Wycliff Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

4. Scalini's

2021 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75204
Reliable Italian at bargain prices can be found at Lakewood staple Scalini's, and even the beer is cheaper than most places. Lunch specials can be had for around 8 bucks with salad and garlic bread.
2021 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75204

5. The Palm

701 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75202
This West End steakhouse offers a bargain three-course lunch for $20.95, and the West End digs will surely impress your business lunch companions.
701 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75202

6. Hacienda on Henderson

2326 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
Perhaps more popular for drinking than dining, Eater readers are fans of the tacos and ceviche at this homey Henderson Avenue spot. (Hacienda has also just added a new vegan menu, which will surely draw in animal-friendly Tex-Mex lovers.)
2326 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

7. Mignon

4005 Preston Rd, Plano, TX 75093
An Eater reader says it best: "Very old school menu but done right. They have a Beef Wellington that is perfect. The scallops with risotto is always a good call and their wedge salad is one of the best I've ever had."
4005 Preston Rd
Plano, TX 75093

8. Kuby's Sausage House

6601 Snider Plz, Dallas, TX 75205
Hot dogs are trending in Dallas right now, but Kuby's has been making sausages--plus other German classics like schnitzel--in this half-restaurant/half-grocery Snider Plaza location for 50 years.
6601 Snider Plz
Dallas, TX 75205

9. Villa-O

4514 Travis St., Dallas, TX 75205
4514 Travis St.
Dallas, TX 75205

10. Nandina Asian Tapas & Sushi

5631 Alta Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
5631 Alta Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

11. Zaguan Cafe & Bakery

2604 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
2604 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219

12. The Porch

2912 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
2912 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

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