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14 Essential Addison Restaurants

Ethiopian cuisine, Southern classics, and more await

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So much pepperoni awaits at Zoli's NY Pizza
| Kathy Tran

For decades, Addison has been known as a land of boring chain restaurants. To some extent, that’s still true, but there are plenty of hidden gems in the neighborhood that are worth checking out. From Ethiopian cuisine to classic old-school steakhouse fare, these 14 restaurants are essential Addison haunts.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. La Spiga

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4203 Linbdergh Dr
Addison, TX
(972) 934-8730
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Open for more than 20 years, La Spiga is a destination for all things baked. Lavash, challah, biscotti, and baguettes are all available for takeaway, along with a menu of sandwiches, salads, and pastas.

2. Mesero - Prestonwood

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5505 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX
(972) 788-8180

With a view of the nearby golf course, Mico Rodriguez’s Mesero offers Addison’s most serene patio, made better by copious margaritas. Ceviche, enchiladas, and tacos are on offer, along with an endless supply of quality salsas and chips.

3. Ida Claire

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5001 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX
(214) 377-8227
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This sweet little Southern spot serves up chicken and waffles, pimento cheese dip, and a fancified catfish po’ boy. Those are all pretty filling options, but save room to share a slice of Vice, a ridiculously decadent chocolate cake made with tobacco syrup, bacon, coffee, and beer.

4. Fast & Furious Japanese Grill

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3761 Belt Line Rd
Addison, TX 75001

Grab a quick lunch at this Japanese-Korean fusion spot whose logo may or may not rip off a similarly named series of films. Meats are grilled on the hibachi, sushi is served from a grab & go case, and dishes like kimchi fried rice and bibimbap are served in epic portions.

5. Table 13

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4812 Belt Line Rd
Addison, TX
(972) 789-9558
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An old-school spot with live music straight out of the 1960s, Table 13 is a favorite for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. Shrimp scampi, steak Diane, and a giant Chateaubriand for two are all prepared well, and the service here is generally impeccable.

6. Osteria Pane Vino

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5000 Belt Line Rd #300
Addison, TX
(972) 807-6268

Tucked inside an otherwise unremarkable strip mall, Osteria Panevino is Addison’s best option for Italian cuisine. Dig into fritto misto, scallops served over lobster tortellini, and freshly-made pappardelle tossed in a hearty bolognese.

7. Kenny's Wood Fired Grill

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5000 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX
(972) 392-9663
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The menu at this dad-friendly, meat-obsessed spot isn’t exactly modern, but there’s no shame enjoying the still-excellent ahi tuna nachos, Caesar salads, and wood-grilled meats.

8. Gyu-Kaku

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5290 Belt Line Road, #115
Addison, TX
(469) 567-3237
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Grilling your own dinner isn’t exactly common at U.S. restaurants, but this Japanese spot makes it easily accessible. Order a selection of proteins (miso marinated steak, shrimp, and spicy pork bulgogi), veggies, and other snacks, all of which are grilled over a flame right at the table. Build-your-own s’mores provide a sweet finish, complete with DIY roasty marshmallows.

9. Super Chix

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14999 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX

An upgraded version of a fast food chain that shall not be named, the Addison outpost of this chain (formerly owned by Yum Brands) serves up a superior chicken strip, available on a sandwich or served with a variety of dipping sauces. Custard, fries, and Stubborn sodas round out the offerings.

10. Neighborhood Services

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Chef Nick Badovinus’ sleek steakhouse is an obvious date night destination, but don’t sleep on the nightly specials, which serve up comfort fare like meatloaf with mashed potatoes and chicken and dumplings. For those times when prime beef is in order but the wallet is empty, dig into the hefty butcher’s burger.

11. Canary

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5100 Belt Line Road
Dallas, TX
(972) 503-7080
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For more than a decade, Canary by Gorji has reliably been Addison’s best restaurant. Inventive Mediterranean fare, like lamb tongue crostini and gorgonzola-stuffed eggplant, is served alongside Prime steaks and equally solid fish dishes. Notably, it is also Dallas’ only no-tipping restaurant.

12. Mercy Wine Bar

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5100 Belt Line Rd Ste 544
Dallas, TX
(972) 702-9463
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A favorite of lushes and winos everywhere, Mercy Wine Bar is an excellent happy hour haunt with plenty of bottles and solid specials. Arrange a cheese plate with varieties that suits the wines on the table, or dig into a panini if something more substantial is in order.

13. Zoli's NY Pizza

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14910 Midway Rd
Addison, TX 75001
(469) 754-9654
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It’s an Addison newcomer, but Zoli’s is familiar to DFW pizza enthusiasts everywhere. Some of the city’s finest round and square pies are on offer, topped with everything from double pepperoni and jalapeno pesto (the Christian Pescroni) to bacon marmalade.

A pepperoni pizza with jalapeno pesto and basil
So much pepperoni awaits at Zoli's NY Pizza in Addison
Kathy Tran

14. Queen of Sheba

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14875 Inwood Rd
Addison, TX
(972) 980-9450
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Enjoy abundant platters of DFW’s finest Ethiopian fare in a chic dining room at Queen of Sheba. Dishes like doro watt (spicy braised chicken) and yebeg tibs (lamb in spicy butter sauce) can be served mild or extremely spicy, and plenty of freshly baked injera (thin sourdough crepes) is on offer to sop up those richly flavored sauces.

1. La Spiga

4203 Linbdergh Dr, Addison, TX

Open for more than 20 years, La Spiga is a destination for all things baked. Lavash, challah, biscotti, and baguettes are all available for takeaway, along with a menu of sandwiches, salads, and pastas.

4203 Linbdergh Dr
Addison, TX

2. Mesero - Prestonwood

5505 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX

With a view of the nearby golf course, Mico Rodriguez’s Mesero offers Addison’s most serene patio, made better by copious margaritas. Ceviche, enchiladas, and tacos are on offer, along with an endless supply of quality salsas and chips.

5505 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX

3. Ida Claire

5001 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX

This sweet little Southern spot serves up chicken and waffles, pimento cheese dip, and a fancified catfish po’ boy. Those are all pretty filling options, but save room to share a slice of Vice, a ridiculously decadent chocolate cake made with tobacco syrup, bacon, coffee, and beer.

5001 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX

4. Fast & Furious Japanese Grill

3761 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75001

Grab a quick lunch at this Japanese-Korean fusion spot whose logo may or may not rip off a similarly named series of films. Meats are grilled on the hibachi, sushi is served from a grab & go case, and dishes like kimchi fried rice and bibimbap are served in epic portions.

3761 Belt Line Rd
Addison, TX 75001

5. Table 13

4812 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX

An old-school spot with live music straight out of the 1960s, Table 13 is a favorite for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. Shrimp scampi, steak Diane, and a giant Chateaubriand for two are all prepared well, and the service here is generally impeccable.

4812 Belt Line Rd
Addison, TX

6. Osteria Pane Vino

5000 Belt Line Rd #300, Addison, TX

Tucked inside an otherwise unremarkable strip mall, Osteria Panevino is Addison’s best option for Italian cuisine. Dig into fritto misto, scallops served over lobster tortellini, and freshly-made pappardelle tossed in a hearty bolognese.

5000 Belt Line Rd #300
Addison, TX

7. Kenny's Wood Fired Grill

5000 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX

The menu at this dad-friendly, meat-obsessed spot isn’t exactly modern, but there’s no shame enjoying the still-excellent ahi tuna nachos, Caesar salads, and wood-grilled meats.

5000 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX

8. Gyu-Kaku

5290 Belt Line Road, #115, Addison, TX

Grilling your own dinner isn’t exactly common at U.S. restaurants, but this Japanese spot makes it easily accessible. Order a selection of proteins (miso marinated steak, shrimp, and spicy pork bulgogi), veggies, and other snacks, all of which are grilled over a flame right at the table. Build-your-own s’mores provide a sweet finish, complete with DIY roasty marshmallows.

5290 Belt Line Road, #115
Addison, TX

9. Super Chix

14999 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX

An upgraded version of a fast food chain that shall not be named, the Addison outpost of this chain (formerly owned by Yum Brands) serves up a superior chicken strip, available on a sandwich or served with a variety of dipping sauces. Custard, fries, and Stubborn sodas round out the offerings.

14999 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX

10. Neighborhood Services

Addison, TX

Chef Nick Badovinus’ sleek steakhouse is an obvious date night destination, but don’t sleep on the nightly specials, which serve up comfort fare like meatloaf with mashed potatoes and chicken and dumplings. For those times when prime beef is in order but the wallet is empty, dig into the hefty butcher’s burger.

11. Canary

5100 Belt Line Road, Dallas, TX

For more than a decade, Canary by Gorji has reliably been Addison’s best restaurant. Inventive Mediterranean fare, like lamb tongue crostini and gorgonzola-stuffed eggplant, is served alongside Prime steaks and equally solid fish dishes. Notably, it is also Dallas’ only no-tipping restaurant.

5100 Belt Line Road
Dallas, TX

12. Mercy Wine Bar

5100 Belt Line Rd Ste 544, Dallas, TX

A favorite of lushes and winos everywhere, Mercy Wine Bar is an excellent happy hour haunt with plenty of bottles and solid specials. Arrange a cheese plate with varieties that suits the wines on the table, or dig into a panini if something more substantial is in order.

5100 Belt Line Rd Ste 544
Dallas, TX

13. Zoli's NY Pizza

14910 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001
A pepperoni pizza with jalapeno pesto and basil
So much pepperoni awaits at Zoli's NY Pizza in Addison
Kathy Tran

It’s an Addison newcomer, but Zoli’s is familiar to DFW pizza enthusiasts everywhere. Some of the city’s finest round and square pies are on offer, topped with everything from double pepperoni and jalapeno pesto (the Christian Pescroni) to bacon marmalade.

14910 Midway Rd
Addison, TX 75001

14. Queen of Sheba

14875 Inwood Rd, Addison, TX

Enjoy abundant platters of DFW’s finest Ethiopian fare in a chic dining room at Queen of Sheba. Dishes like doro watt (spicy braised chicken) and yebeg tibs (lamb in spicy butter sauce) can be served mild or extremely spicy, and plenty of freshly baked injera (thin sourdough crepes) is on offer to sop up those richly flavored sauces.

14875 Inwood Rd
Addison, TX

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