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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.

Al Markaz

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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.

Babe's Chicken Dinner House

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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.

Coconut Thai Grill

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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.

Fujiyama Sushi & Yakitori Bar

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Fresh, high-quality sushi and sashimi, plus other Japanese fare like teriyaki chicken, tempura, and soft-shell crab.

International Bakery

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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.

The Island Spot

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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.

LA Burger

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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.

Misto Bistro

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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.
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.

Paparazzi Pizza

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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.

Pete's Cafe

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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.

Quoc Bao Bakery

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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.

Russian Banya

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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.

Tipico's

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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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Al Markaz

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.

Babe's Chicken Dinner House

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.

Coconut Thai Grill

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.

Fujiyama Sushi & Yakitori Bar

Fresh, high-quality sushi and sashimi, plus other Japanese fare like teriyaki chicken, tempura, and soft-shell crab.

International Bakery

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.

The Island Spot

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.

LA Burger

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.

Misto Bistro

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.

Omi

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.

Paparazzi Pizza

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.

Pete's Cafe

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.

Quoc Bao Bakery

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.

Russian Banya

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.

Tipico's

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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