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Where to Eat in the 'Burbs: Addison

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Allow us to redirect focus for a moment from the city center to the all-important suburbs. Today, we take a closer look at Addison, land of young professionals and corporate headquarters. Chains are certainly plentiful in the area, but there are also plenty of more interesting options, whether it's a quick lunch or a romantic dinner you seek. Here, we've mapped 14 places worthy of your dining dollars. (And don't forget to check out our previous maps of where to eat in Plano and Richardson.)


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. La Spiga

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4203 Lindbergh Dr
Addison, TX 75001
(972) 934-8730
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Unless you specifically go looking for it, there's a good chance you'd never find La Spiga, a cozy lunch spot oddly located in an industrial park. House baked breads are fantastic and utilized for huge sandwiches (the pork tenderloin is always a winner), plus excellent soups and salads.

2. Kenny's Wood Fired Grill

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5000 Belt Line Rd.
Addison, TX 75254
(972) 392-9663
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Kenny's kitchen is open until midnight 5 nights a week, making it a perfect spot to grab a late-night burger and a glass of wine or martini. Killer popovers start the meal, and sides of truffled mac and cheese and potato cakes are also worthwhile.

3. Canary By Gorji

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5100 Belt Line Rd.
Addison, TX
(972) 503-7080
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Proclaimed the "most underrated restaurant in Dallas" by D critic Nancy Nichols, Canary has an eclectic Mediterranean-leaning menu with excellent steaks and creative fish dishes, plus the usual suspects like tabbouleh and dolmades. Great service and wine list.

4. Nate's Seafood & Steakhouse

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14951 Midway Rd
Addison, TX 75001
(972) 701-9622
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An excellent choice if you're not counting calories, every meal at rustic-casual Nate's starts with ridiculously butter-soaked garlic bread. Proceed to po'boys, gumbo, fresh crab or crawfish to round out the meal.

5. Mercy Wine Bar

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5100 Belt Line Rd., Suite 544
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 702-9463
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If Bill and Sookie lived in Addison, they very well might hang out at Mercy, which is dark and cozy with little alcoves hidden upstairs that are perfect for date night. Huge wine selection and good cheese plates, risotto, steaks and panini.

6. Flippin' Out Crepes & Coffee

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4021 Beltline Rd., Ste. 303
Addison, TX 75001
(972) 385-6183
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This pint-sized drive-thru turns out fresh crepes of both savory (lemon chicken with asparagus, Philly cheesesteak) and sweet (Nutella, tiramisu) varieties, plus breakfast options and decent coffee drinks.

7. SOHO Food & Jazz

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5290 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 490-8686
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Ideal for date night, the dark and cozy Soho offers a huge list of unique small plates like quail legs, truffled pasta and roasted lamb loin plus a decent wine selections and specialty martinis and champagne drinks. Live music every night of the week.

8. Lazaranda Mexican Seafood Grill

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5000 Beltline Rd #850
Addison, TX 75254
(972) 866-8900
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You won't find any cheese-covered Tex-Mex fare here; Lazaranda is fresh, authentic Mexican. Try the seafood tostadas or ceviche. Margaritas are solid, with an entire wall of tequila to choose from.

9. May Dragon

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4848 Beltline Rd
Addison, TX
(972) 392-9998
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Owned and operated by the former mayor of Addison, May Dragon offers better-than-most Chinese food in an upscale setting with a full bar and friendly service. Great peking duck served with thin pancakes, scallions and plum sauce.

10. J's Breakfast & Burgers

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14925 Midway Rd.
Addison, TX 75001
(972) 239-7619
The 24-hour J's is an ideal spot for post-boozing grub. The old school diner/greasy spoon feel extends to the food: Chicken-fried steak, pancakes, eggs, and fluffy, buttery biscuits.

11. Queen of Sheba

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14875 Inwood Rd
Addison, TX 75001
(972) 980-9450
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For those uninitiated to Ethiopian food, be prepared to eat with your hands--in an upscale setting, no less. Authentic dishes like doro wat are served on top of injera, a spongy bread used for scooping.

12. India West

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5290 Belt Line Rd.
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 231-5556
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Reliable lunch buffet in a surprisingly dim, sexy setting with fantastic naan and the usual suspects of chicken tikka masala, tandoori chicken, beef vindaloo, et al.

13. Ziziki's Taverna

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5000 Belt Line Rd.
Addison, TX 75254
(972) 233-1199
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Upscale ambiance and great gyros with real meat, not the usual processed stuff. Lamb dishes are excellent, as is the baklava ice cream cake.

14. Ferrari's Italian Villa

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14831 Midway Road
Addison, TX 75001
(972) 980-9898
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Solid Italian food in a cozy setting with warm, professional service. Slightly pricey, but excellent gnocchi in gorgonzola sauce, cannelloni and tiramisu.

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1. La Spiga

4203 Lindbergh Dr, Addison, TX 75001
Unless you specifically go looking for it, there's a good chance you'd never find La Spiga, a cozy lunch spot oddly located in an industrial park. House baked breads are fantastic and utilized for huge sandwiches (the pork tenderloin is always a winner), plus excellent soups and salads.
4203 Lindbergh Dr
Addison, TX 75001

2. Kenny's Wood Fired Grill

5000 Belt Line Rd., Addison, TX 75254
Kenny's kitchen is open until midnight 5 nights a week, making it a perfect spot to grab a late-night burger and a glass of wine or martini. Killer popovers start the meal, and sides of truffled mac and cheese and potato cakes are also worthwhile.
5000 Belt Line Rd.
Addison, TX 75254

3. Canary By Gorji

5100 Belt Line Rd., Addison, TX
Proclaimed the "most underrated restaurant in Dallas" by D critic Nancy Nichols, Canary has an eclectic Mediterranean-leaning menu with excellent steaks and creative fish dishes, plus the usual suspects like tabbouleh and dolmades. Great service and wine list.
5100 Belt Line Rd.
Addison, TX

4. Nate's Seafood & Steakhouse

14951 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001
An excellent choice if you're not counting calories, every meal at rustic-casual Nate's starts with ridiculously butter-soaked garlic bread. Proceed to po'boys, gumbo, fresh crab or crawfish to round out the meal.
14951 Midway Rd
Addison, TX 75001

5. Mercy Wine Bar

5100 Belt Line Rd., Suite 544, Dallas, TX 75254
If Bill and Sookie lived in Addison, they very well might hang out at Mercy, which is dark and cozy with little alcoves hidden upstairs that are perfect for date night. Huge wine selection and good cheese plates, risotto, steaks and panini.
5100 Belt Line Rd., Suite 544
Dallas, TX 75254

6. Flippin' Out Crepes & Coffee

4021 Beltline Rd., Ste. 303, Addison, TX 75001
This pint-sized drive-thru turns out fresh crepes of both savory (lemon chicken with asparagus, Philly cheesesteak) and sweet (Nutella, tiramisu) varieties, plus breakfast options and decent coffee drinks.
4021 Beltline Rd., Ste. 303
Addison, TX 75001

7. SOHO Food & Jazz

5290 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75254
Ideal for date night, the dark and cozy Soho offers a huge list of unique small plates like quail legs, truffled pasta and roasted lamb loin plus a decent wine selections and specialty martinis and champagne drinks. Live music every night of the week.
5290 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX 75254

8. Lazaranda Mexican Seafood Grill

5000 Beltline Rd #850, Addison, TX 75254
You won't find any cheese-covered Tex-Mex fare here; Lazaranda is fresh, authentic Mexican. Try the seafood tostadas or ceviche. Margaritas are solid, with an entire wall of tequila to choose from.
5000 Beltline Rd #850
Addison, TX 75254

9. May Dragon

4848 Beltline Rd, Addison, TX
Owned and operated by the former mayor of Addison, May Dragon offers better-than-most Chinese food in an upscale setting with a full bar and friendly service. Great peking duck served with thin pancakes, scallions and plum sauce.
4848 Beltline Rd
Addison, TX

10. J's Breakfast & Burgers

14925 Midway Rd., Addison, TX 75001
The 24-hour J's is an ideal spot for post-boozing grub. The old school diner/greasy spoon feel extends to the food: Chicken-fried steak, pancakes, eggs, and fluffy, buttery biscuits.
14925 Midway Rd.
Addison, TX 75001

11. Queen of Sheba

14875 Inwood Rd, Addison, TX 75001
For those uninitiated to Ethiopian food, be prepared to eat with your hands--in an upscale setting, no less. Authentic dishes like doro wat are served on top of injera, a spongy bread used for scooping.
14875 Inwood Rd
Addison, TX 75001

12. India West

5290 Belt Line Rd., Dallas, TX 75254
Reliable lunch buffet in a surprisingly dim, sexy setting with fantastic naan and the usual suspects of chicken tikka masala, tandoori chicken, beef vindaloo, et al.
5290 Belt Line Rd.
Dallas, TX 75254

13. Ziziki's Taverna

5000 Belt Line Rd., Addison, TX 75254
Upscale ambiance and great gyros with real meat, not the usual processed stuff. Lamb dishes are excellent, as is the baklava ice cream cake.
5000 Belt Line Rd.
Addison, TX 75254

14. Ferrari's Italian Villa

14831 Midway Road, Addison, TX 75001
Solid Italian food in a cozy setting with warm, professional service. Slightly pricey, but excellent gnocchi in gorgonzola sauce, cannelloni and tiramisu.
14831 Midway Road
Addison, TX 75001

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