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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.

Mai's Vietnamese Restaurant

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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.

Hillstone Restaurant

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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.
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.

Scalini's

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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.

The Palm

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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.

Hacienda on Henderson

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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.)
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."

Kuby's Sausage House

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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.

Villa-O

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Nandina Asian Tapas & Sushi

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Zaguan Cafe & Bakery

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The Porch

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Mai's Vietnamese Restaurant

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.

Hillstone Restaurant

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.

Oishii

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.

Scalini's

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.

The Palm

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.

Hacienda on Henderson

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.)

Mignon

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."

Kuby's Sausage House

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.

Villa-O

Nandina Asian Tapas & Sushi

Zaguan Cafe & Bakery

The Porch

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