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8 Places to Eat Pimento Cheese in Dallas

Here are eight spots in Dallas that make it well: some traditional, some unusual, all delectable.

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Pimento cheese: yes, it sounds terrible. Even its nickname sucks. "The caviar of the South"? Please. But this delicious and enduring spread—made with cheddar, pimento peppers, and mayo—endures. Here are eight spots in Dallas that make it well: some traditional, some unusual, all delectable.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

THE LOCAL OAK: Old-Fashioned Pimento Cheese

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Off the beaten Bishop Arts path, The Local Oak is a come-as-you-are joint in which to drink and watch a game in North Oak Cliff without having to, say, wear a shirt with a collar, or pretend to know how to pronounce "'nduja." Food is good across the board, and their back-to-the-basics pimento dip is no exception. They serve it with crackers, but after a few pops, you might as well also order the Trash Fries, combine the two, and truly live. [Photo]

REMEDY: Pimento Cheese With Biscuits

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Opened mere months, Remedy has received near universal acclaim, so it's no surprise that their pimento cheese is on point. Like the shakes, desserts, and sandwiches you get at Remedy, their pimento dip is proud and unashamed of its decadence. It's served with flaky, buttery biscuits for a one-two punch of Southern excellence.

SOCIETY BAKERY & GREEN GROCER: Panini-Style Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

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It made sense to combine these two because they're right next door to each other, in the same little strip mall on Greenville, and they're both known for other things: Society for cupcakes, and Green Grocer for a slow-food, local-food, juice-cleanse bent. Thankfully, they both know their way around a cheese sammy; the crunch of pressed panini bread, commingling with oozing pimento cheese, makes for lunch nirvana.

SMOKE: Pimento Cheese Croquettes

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Pimento cheese croquettes? Yes please. Insanely addictive and easily poppable, they're like pizza rolls for people who have good taste and don't hate themselves. Ordering a batch or two or three or four with a wood-infused bourbon and devouring all of it on Bar Belmont's divine upstairs patio? An unbeatable Dallas eating experience. [Photo]

KNIFE: Pimento Cheeseburger

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Knife's pimento cheese burger is the most delicious pimento cheese-related dish you can order in Dallas. Order it and order it again and then learn how to make it yourself so you can fulfill your dream—everyone's dream, really—of being the John Tesar of your group of friends.

KITCHEN LTO: Pimento Mac 'n Cheese

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Pimento cheese dots chef Beck's menu in a few different places, but the mac 'n cheese is a favorite because it's such an unexpected and yet obviously delicious idea. If the queen of comfort cooking in Dallas makes her long-awaited return and puts pimento mac 'n cheese on her menu, you're clearly asking no questions and ordering it. Trust me: it delivers.

CBD PROVISIONS: 'Nduja Pimento Cheese

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There's that word again: 'nduja. CBD's dip is the perfect opening act to the colossal pig's head that you clearly will be ordering or else why would you be at CBD Provisions. It's simple, it's creative, it's satisfying, it's elevated—it's, pound for pound, the best of the pimento cheese dips on this list.

HATTIE'S: Fried Green Tomato and Smoked Pimento Cheese Sandwich

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Hattie's. The patron saintess of low-country cooking in the city, and probably pimento-cheese ground zero in Dallas. Hattie's was putting pimento cheese on its menu before it was cool, so you know it's good if people in Dallas were coming here—and keep coming here—and ordering it without Beyonce even telling them to on Instagram. Simply put, this dish is the South. And that's not an insult. [Photo]

THE LOCAL OAK: Old-Fashioned Pimento Cheese

Off the beaten Bishop Arts path, The Local Oak is a come-as-you-are joint in which to drink and watch a game in North Oak Cliff without having to, say, wear a shirt with a collar, or pretend to know how to pronounce "'nduja." Food is good across the board, and their back-to-the-basics pimento dip is no exception. They serve it with crackers, but after a few pops, you might as well also order the Trash Fries, combine the two, and truly live. [Photo]

REMEDY: Pimento Cheese With Biscuits

Opened mere months, Remedy has received near universal acclaim, so it's no surprise that their pimento cheese is on point. Like the shakes, desserts, and sandwiches you get at Remedy, their pimento dip is proud and unashamed of its decadence. It's served with flaky, buttery biscuits for a one-two punch of Southern excellence.

SOCIETY BAKERY & GREEN GROCER: Panini-Style Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

It made sense to combine these two because they're right next door to each other, in the same little strip mall on Greenville, and they're both known for other things: Society for cupcakes, and Green Grocer for a slow-food, local-food, juice-cleanse bent. Thankfully, they both know their way around a cheese sammy; the crunch of pressed panini bread, commingling with oozing pimento cheese, makes for lunch nirvana.

SMOKE: Pimento Cheese Croquettes

Pimento cheese croquettes? Yes please. Insanely addictive and easily poppable, they're like pizza rolls for people who have good taste and don't hate themselves. Ordering a batch or two or three or four with a wood-infused bourbon and devouring all of it on Bar Belmont's divine upstairs patio? An unbeatable Dallas eating experience. [Photo]

KNIFE: Pimento Cheeseburger

Knife's pimento cheese burger is the most delicious pimento cheese-related dish you can order in Dallas. Order it and order it again and then learn how to make it yourself so you can fulfill your dream—everyone's dream, really—of being the John Tesar of your group of friends.

KITCHEN LTO: Pimento Mac 'n Cheese

Pimento cheese dots chef Beck's menu in a few different places, but the mac 'n cheese is a favorite because it's such an unexpected and yet obviously delicious idea. If the queen of comfort cooking in Dallas makes her long-awaited return and puts pimento mac 'n cheese on her menu, you're clearly asking no questions and ordering it. Trust me: it delivers.

CBD PROVISIONS: 'Nduja Pimento Cheese

There's that word again: 'nduja. CBD's dip is the perfect opening act to the colossal pig's head that you clearly will be ordering or else why would you be at CBD Provisions. It's simple, it's creative, it's satisfying, it's elevated—it's, pound for pound, the best of the pimento cheese dips on this list.

HATTIE'S: Fried Green Tomato and Smoked Pimento Cheese Sandwich

Hattie's. The patron saintess of low-country cooking in the city, and probably pimento-cheese ground zero in Dallas. Hattie's was putting pimento cheese on its menu before it was cool, so you know it's good if people in Dallas were coming here—and keep coming here—and ordering it without Beyonce even telling them to on Instagram. Simply put, this dish is the South. And that's not an insult. [Photo]

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