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The 38 Essential Dallas Restaurants, April 2012

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It's time for the waiting to end: The Eater 38 has returned with a quarterly update. For the uninitiated, this is a thorough map that is meant to help answer that age-old question "Can you recommend a restaurant ...?"

As with the January 38, there are some changes: In with past omissions, newer spots and deserving longtime performers. Out with some expected, tired or transitioning. And don't fret, because all the 'hoods are covered, as are dietary preferences and, naturally, old favorites: burgers from Wingfield's and Charley's, Tex-Mex from Avila's and Pepe & Mito's, vegan fun at Spiral Diner. The only thing you won't find is a place with dinner tabs requiring piles of Scrooge McDuck's coinage.

IN: Nonna Tata, Maxim's Chinese Restaurant, Cafe Modern, Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House.
OUT: The Commissary, Mai's Vietnamese, Grace, Fred's Texas Cafe

Don't see your favorite restaurant on the list? Well, put away your blow darts, be productive and nominate it for inclusion. State your cases for (or against) restaurants in the comments or in the tipline. Remember the rules: restaurants must have been open for six months and generally shouldn't be classified as "fine dining."

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Fearing's

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2121 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-4848
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2. Taqueria El Si Hay

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601 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 941-4042

3. Cane Rosso

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2612 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-1188
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4. Pecan Lodge

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1010 S Pearl Expy
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 748-8900
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5. Bolsa

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614 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 943-1883
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6. Tei An

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1722 Routh St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 220-2828
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7. Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

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2406 N Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 740-8810
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8. Charley's Old Fashioned Hamburgers

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4616 Granbury Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76133
(817) 924-8611

9. Pepe's & Mito's Mexican Cafe

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2911 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-1901
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10. The Grape

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2808 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 828-1981
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11. Pho Bang Restaurant

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3565 W Walnut St
Garland, TX 75042
(972) 487-6666

12. Lucia

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408 W Eighth St #101
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 948-4998
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13. Eno's Pizza Tavern

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407 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 943-9200
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14. Avila's Mexican Restaurant

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4714 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 520-2700
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15. Neighborhood Services Tavern

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2405 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-2405
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16. Maple & Motor

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4810 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 522-4400
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17. Saint-Emilion Restaurant

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3617 W 7th St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 737-2781
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18. Wingfield's Breakfast & Burger

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2615 S Beckley Ave
Dallas, TX 75224
(214) 943-5214
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19. First Chinese BBQ

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111 S Greenville Ave
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 680-8216
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20. Kalachandji's

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5430 Gurley Ave
Dallas, TX 75223
(214) 821-1048
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21. Cool & Hot

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930 E 8th St
Dallas, TX 75203
(214) 944-5330

22. Spiral Diner & Bakery

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1314 W Magnolia Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 332-8834
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23. Bangkok City

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4301 Bryan St
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 824-6200
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24. Oddfellows

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316 W 7th St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 944-5958
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25. Lockhart Smokehouse BBQ

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400 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 944-5521
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26. Smoke Restaurant

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901 Fort Worth Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 393-4141
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27. Garden Cafe

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5310 Junius St
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 887-8330
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28. Peggy Sue BBQ

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6600 Snider Plaza
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 987-9188
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29. Rise Nº 1 Salon De Souffle

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5360 W Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 366-9900
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30. Mesa Veracruz Coastal Cuisine

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118 W Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 941-4246
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31. Parigi

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3311 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 521-0295
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32. La Calle Doce

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415 W 12th St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 941-4304
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33. Good 2 Go Taco

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1146 Peavy Rd
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 519-9110
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34. AllGood Cafe

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2934 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 742-5362
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35. Nonna Tata

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1400 W Magnolia Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 332-0250
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36. Maxim's Chinese Restaurant

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310 Terrace Dr
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 231-6371
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37. Cafe Modern

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3200 Darnell St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 840-2157
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38. Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House

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1154 Peavy Rd
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 324-3335
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1. Fearing's

2121 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
2121 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

2. Taqueria El Si Hay

601 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
601 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208

3. Cane Rosso

2612 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
2612 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

4. Pecan Lodge

1010 S Pearl Expy, Dallas, TX 75201
1010 S Pearl Expy
Dallas, TX 75201

5. Bolsa

614 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
614 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208

6. Tei An

1722 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201
1722 Routh St
Dallas, TX 75201

7. Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

2406 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76164
2406 N Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76164

8. Charley's Old Fashioned Hamburgers

4616 Granbury Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76133
4616 Granbury Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76133

9. Pepe's & Mito's Mexican Cafe

2911 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
2911 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

10. The Grape

2808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
2808 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

11. Pho Bang Restaurant

3565 W Walnut St, Garland, TX 75042