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Where to Eat in the 'Burbs: Carrollton

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Continuing our series of guides on where to eat in DFW's finest suburbs, we present a dozen-plus interesting dining options in the city of Carrollton. From Vietnamese sandwiches and Jamaican chicken to authentic Russian fare with a bonus steam room, Carrollton offers a diverse array of cuisines that's as varied as its residents. (Don't forget to scope out our previous maps of where to eat in Plano, Addison, and Richardson.)


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Al Markaz

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1205 West Trinity Mills Road
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 245-9525
A limited menu of authentic Indian and Pakistani food served inside a grocery store, Al Markaz has bargain lunch deals with dishes like chicken tikka, biryani, samosas and fresh-baked naan.

2. Babe's Chicken Dinner House

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1006 W. Main St.
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 245-7773
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The original Babe's is way out in Roanoke, but the same delectable (and unlimited) fried chicken with mashed potatoes and cream gravy can be had at the Carrollton location. There's several other meat selections including chicken-fried steak and roast beef, but the fried chicken is the way to go.

3. Coconut Thai Grill

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2512 East Belt Line Road
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 418-8424
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Reliable Thai food in a clean, bright setting with plenty of vegan options; open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday to satisfy those late-night pad kee mow cravings.

4. Fujiyama Sushi & Yakitori Bar

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18217 Midway Road
Dallas, TX 75287
(972) 662-2885
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Fresh, high-quality sushi and sashimi, plus other Japanese fare like teriyaki chicken, tempura, and soft-shell crab.

5. International Bakery

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2662 North Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX 75007
(972) 242-3797
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One of the few Cuban spots in the DFW area, International Bakery has fantastic sandwiches (try the Cuban or the Media Noche) and a variety of pastries, from guava and cheese-filled to ham croquettes.

6. The Island Spot

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2661 Midway Road Ste 106
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 447-7000
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Observer critic Scott Reitz has waxed poetic about the jerk chicken at The Island Spot; there's also stewed oxtail and more authentic Jamaican dishes like meat patties and chicken curry.

7. LA Burger

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1017 E. Trinity Mills Road #104
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 245-0505
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LA Burger brings the Korean fusion style made popular in Los Angeles to North Dallas with burgers like the K Town, topped with kimchi and teriyaki sauce, or the LA Burger, which adds a fried egg and cheese to the mix. There's also Korean-style hoagies, tacos, and a bulgogi-topped Seoul Dog.

8. Misto Bistro

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3720 North Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX 75007
(972) 492-3933
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Misto Bistro offers an eclectic mix of globally influenced dishes, from shrimp 'n grits and Thai nachos to "Parisian" crepes, in a casual-yet-upscale cozy neighborhood bistro atmosphere.
2625 Old Denton Rd., Ste. 326
Carrollton, TX 75007
(972) 245-3565
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Korean barbecue can get pretty pricey; unless, of course, you head to Omi in the H-Mart shopping center, where you can stuff yourself silly with kalbi, bulgogi, chicken, and pork for a mere $18.99 per person.

10. Paparazzi Pizza

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2145 North Josey Lane
Carrollton, Tx 75006-2954
(972) 820-8686
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Tucked into a strip mall between a Subway and a dry cleaners, Paparazzi has a loyal following for its pies; there's also Greek dishes like salads, gyros, hummus and baba ghanouj, and even a pizza topped with gyro meat and feta.

11. Pete's Cafe

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3610 Beltline Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 241-1880
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It's technically in Farmers Branch, but nonetheless, Pete's is a reliable, no-nonsense diner that serves up solid renditions of all the classics at bargain prices: eggs, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, and crispy hash browns.

12. Quoc Bao Bakery

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1927 East Belt Line Road
Carrollton, TX 75006
Bargain-priced Vietnamese sandwiches (try the chicken and meatball combo) on fresh-baked baguettes makes Quoc Bao ideal for a quick lunch on the go.

13. Russian Banya

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2515 Rosemeade
Carrollton, TX 75007
(214) 483-5050
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Take a quick trip to Russia by way of Carrollton at this day spa-slash-restaurant, where you can indulge in saunas, a steam room, and an icy cold plunge pool before sitting down for an authentically Russian meal of caviar, pirozhok, and stuffed eggplant rolls.

14. Tipico's

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2007 E. Belt Line Rd
Carrolton, TX 75006
(972) 820-9946
Authentic homestyle Mexican food like gorditas, beef guisado, carne asada, and caldo, great housemade tortillas of both the flour and corn varieties, and some of the best chips and salsa anywhere.

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1. Al Markaz

1205 West Trinity Mills Road, Carrollton, TX 75006
A limited menu of authentic Indian and Pakistani food served inside a grocery store, Al Markaz has bargain lunch deals with dishes like chicken tikka, biryani, samosas and fresh-baked naan.
1205 West Trinity Mills Road
Carrollton, TX 75006

2. Babe's Chicken Dinner House

1006 W. Main St., Carrollton, TX 75006
The original Babe's is way out in Roanoke, but the same delectable (and unlimited) fried chicken with mashed potatoes and cream gravy can be had at the Carrollton location. There's several other meat selections including chicken-fried steak and roast beef, but the fried chicken is the way to go.
1006 W. Main St.
Carrollton, TX 75006

3. Coconut Thai Grill

2512 East Belt Line Road, Carrollton, TX 75006
Reliable Thai food in a clean, bright setting with plenty of vegan options; open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday to satisfy those late-night pad kee mow cravings.
2512 East Belt Line Road
Carrollton, TX 75006

4. Fujiyama Sushi & Yakitori Bar

18217 Midway Road, Dallas, TX 75287
Fresh, high-quality sushi and sashimi, plus other Japanese fare like teriyaki chicken, tempura, and soft-shell crab.
18217 Midway Road
Dallas, TX 75287

5. International Bakery

2662 North Josey Lane, Carrollton, TX 75007
One of the few Cuban spots in the DFW area, International Bakery has fantastic sandwiches (try the Cuban or the Media Noche) and a variety of pastries, from guava and cheese-filled to ham croquettes.
2662 North Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX 75007

6. The Island Spot

2661 Midway Road Ste 106, Carrollton, TX 75006
Observer critic Scott Reitz has waxed poetic about the jerk chicken at The Island Spot; there's also stewed oxtail and more authentic Jamaican dishes like meat patties and chicken curry.
2661 Midway Road Ste 106
Carrollton, TX 75006

7. LA Burger

1017 E. Trinity Mills Road #104, Carrollton, TX 75006
LA Burger brings the Korean fusion style made popular in Los Angeles to North Dallas with burgers like the K Town, topped with kimchi and teriyaki sauce, or the LA Burger, which adds a fried egg and cheese to the mix. There's also Korean-style hoagies, tacos, and a bulgogi-topped Seoul Dog.
1017 E. Trinity Mills Road #104
Carrollton, TX 75006

8. Misto Bistro

3720 North Josey Lane, Carrollton, TX 75007
Misto Bistro offers an eclectic mix of globally influenced dishes, from shrimp 'n grits and Thai nachos to "Parisian" crepes, in a casual-yet-upscale cozy neighborhood bistro atmosphere.
3720 North Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX 75007

9. Omi

2625 Old Denton Rd., Ste. 326, Carrollton, TX 75007
Korean barbecue can get pretty pricey; unless, of course, you head to Omi in the H-Mart shopping center, where you can stuff yourself silly with kalbi, bulgogi, chicken, and pork for a mere $18.99 per person.
2625 Old Denton Rd., Ste. 326
Carrollton, TX 75007

10. Paparazzi Pizza

2145 North Josey Lane, Carrollton, Tx 75006-2954
Tucked into a strip mall between a Subway and a dry cleaners, Paparazzi has a loyal following for its pies; there's also Greek dishes like salads, gyros, hummus and baba ghanouj, and even a pizza topped with gyro meat and feta.
2145 North Josey Lane
Carrollton, Tx 75006-2954

11. Pete's Cafe

3610 Beltline Rd., Carrollton, TX 75006
It's technically in Farmers Branch, but nonetheless, Pete's is a reliable, no-nonsense diner that serves up solid renditions of all the classics at bargain prices: eggs, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, and crispy hash browns.
3610 Beltline Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75006

12. Quoc Bao Bakery

1927 East Belt Line Road, Carrollton, TX 75006
Bargain-priced Vietnamese sandwiches (try the chicken and meatball combo) on fresh-baked baguettes makes Quoc Bao ideal for a quick lunch on the go.
1927 East Belt Line Road
Carrollton, TX 75006

13. Russian Banya

2515 Rosemeade, Carrollton, TX 75007
Take a quick trip to Russia by way of Carrollton at this day spa-slash-restaurant, where you can indulge in saunas, a steam room, and an icy cold plunge pool before sitting down for an authentically Russian meal of caviar, pirozhok, and stuffed eggplant rolls.
2515 Rosemeade
Carrollton, TX 75007

14. Tipico's

2007 E. Belt Line Rd, Carrolton, TX 75006
Authentic homestyle Mexican food like gorditas, beef guisado, carne asada, and caldo, great housemade tortillas of both the flour and corn varieties, and some of the best chips and salsa anywhere.
2007 E. Belt Line Rd
Carrolton, TX 75006

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