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Best Dallas Cheap Eats


As the world economy slows down, we may want to tighten our belts, but we still need to fill our stomachs. Splurging at top-rated restaurants is fun for special events, but where can you go for a good quality meal that won't break the bank? Gather the change out of your piggy bank and sofa cushions and take it to one of our selections for the best cheap eats in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Buzzbrews Kitchen Diner
Quick Bite
2801 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226

Third branch of the friendly, casual eatery serves late-night denizens of Deep Ellum. More...

Cafe Express Mediterranean
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Cafe Express, Dallas, TX The Pavillion
5600 W. Lovers Lane, Ste. 109
Dallas, TX 75209
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Chain of casual dining spots with a focus on fresh foods with a mostly Mediterranean vibe. More...

Celebrity Cafe & Bakery Sandwiches
Quick Bite
Highland Park Village
65 Highland Park Vlg.
Dallas, TX 75205
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Charming little pastry and sandwich shop nestled amidst the luxury stores of Highland Park Village. More...

Coal Vines Pizza
13/20
2404 Cedar Springs Rd.
Dallas, TX 75201
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Coal-oven-fired pizza served in a trendy spot with plenty of people-watching opportunities. More...

Dutch's Hamburgers Burgers
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Dutch 3009 S. University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76109
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Restaurateur Lou Lambert turns out boffo burgers at a bustling neighborhood café and beer joint. More...

eatZi's Market & Bakery Eclectic
Quick Bite
3403 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
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Pick up dinner to go or chill out on the patio with one of EatZi’s made to order sandwiches, an order of sushi or something fresh from the grill. More...

Fadi's Mediterranean Grill Middle Eastern
Quick Bite
3001 Knox St.
Dallas, TX 75205
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At Fadi's, the food is pretty good and the modern Middle Eastern décor is rather alluring. More...

Taquerias Arandas Mexican
11/20
3647 W. Northwest Hwy.
Dallas, TX 75220
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Classic Tex-Mex, real Mex and Nuevo Mex all happily co-existing at bargain prices; menudo and pozole available on the weekends. More...

Velvet Taco Taqueria
Quick Bite
3012 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

Gourmet taqueria on trendy Henderson Avenue. More...

Vietnam Restaurant Vietnamese
Quick Bite
4302 Bryan St.
Dallas, TX 75204
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Pho and other Vietnamese specialties draw a steady crowd of locals to this unassuming East Dallas spot. More...

Wild About Harry's Hot Dogs
Quick Bite
3113 Knox St.
Dallas, TX 75205

The line is almost always out the door for Harry's hot dogs and frozen custard. More...

Zaguan World Bakery & Cafe Latin American
Quick Bite
2604 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
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Latin American-inspired bakery and café is a great place for a quick breakfast, a leisurely coffee and snack in the afternoon or lunch or dinner with friends. More...


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