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Eat Here – Top DFW Spots


by DeQuilla Henderson & Babajide Jimoh

I get a ton of requests for eats and I’m honored that you all think of me, but quite frankly and respectfully, I just don’t have the time or capacity to send recommendations to all my followers. If you’re looking for recommendations, please tap in with my Eat Here! (EH!) lists.

So, I wanted to drop my very own personal list of favorites here in the metroplex.

BO = Black Owned

HG = Hidden Gem

HS = Hot Spot

Chicken 🐔 

Enjoy the juicy, crispy chicken that will have you begging for more. These dishes range from savory fried selections to luscious grilled varieties, sating your hunger and making your taste buds dance.

Seafood 🦞 

These spots serve you fresh and delicious seafood that will take you to a coastal paradise. Indulge in delicate and savory flavors, from delicious shrimp to grilled fish, while nourishing your body with nutrient-dense options.

Indian 🥻

Embark on a culinary journey through the vibrant and aromatic world of Indian cuisine. From fragrant curries to flavorful biryanis and tandoori delights, experience the rich blend of spices and herbs that make Indian food a feast for the senses.

African 🛖

Discover a combination of hearty stews like egusi, grilled meats like suya, and delectable fufu and vegetarian dishes. Let the flavors take your taste buds on an exciting journey, showcasing the richness of ingredients and spices.

Mexican 🫔

This list might be a little lengthy. Between Mexican and Italian, I can’t tell you which I love more. So, treat yourself to some sizzling fajitas, street tacos, enchiladas, and fiery salsas are all combination plates you can get in the city. Experience a fiesta of bright and enticing tastes.

Burger 🍔 

Indulge in succulent and flavorful burgers that range from gourmet masterpieces to classic cheeseburgers. These enormous sandwiches are perfect for a perfect American dinner, satisfying your cravings and leaving you completely fulfilled.

Vegan/Vegetarian 🌱

In an era of plant-based foods fall in love with the diverse range of options, from inventive burgers to substantial grain bowls and creative meat substitutes.

Pizza 🍕 

Find delectable pizzas that blend melted cheese, flavorful toppings, and crunchy dough. From the classic Margherita to gourmet concoctions like the hamburger, these pizzas are a genuine treat for all pizza fans.

Italian 🍝

Celebrate simplicity and high-quality ingredients, while eating creamy pasta, delicious bread, and decadent sweets.


Prepare yourself for a finger-licking feast of succulent, smokey barbeque. Enjoy grilled sausages, tender brisket, and slow-cooked ribs created by top pitmasters.

Thai 🍛

Awaken your taste buds with these strong flavors and aromatic herbs. Try spiced curries, delicious drunken noodles, and ice-cold Thai teas, let these tantalize your taste buds.

Cafes/Breakfast 🥞

Start your day on a nice note with a lovely range of breakfast items at a quaint cafe. Unwind and savor a delectable meal, from fluffy pancakes to buttery croissants and freshly made coffee, in the ideal atmosphere for relaxation.

Steak 🥩

Satisfy your carnivorous urges with juicy and perfectly cooked steaks. Indulge in a range of cuts, from exquisitely marbled ribeyes to melt-in-your-mouth filet mignon, for a symphony of flavors in every bite.

Asian 🧋

Start with flavorful roasted duck, delicious dim sum, sushi, and comforting ramen. These restaurants provide an immersive dining experience that will make your chopsticks chop!

Best Mac ‘n’ Cheese 🧀

Indulge in the ultimate comfort meal with the creamiest and cheesiest mac ‘n’ cheese concoctions. From traditional recipes to creative spins with bacon, truffle, or lobster, these dishes are a cheese lover’s delight that will leave you craving more.

Creole/Southern 🥘

We have pieces of the bayou in the metroplex, from savory gumbo to soulful jambalaya and scrumptious fried gator. These restaurants embody the coziness and warmth of Southern charm and hospitality offering a rich flavor experience.

Mediterranean 🍘

Savor zesty Greek salads, decadent baklava, juicy shawarma, and fresh fish that provide your palette of diverse tastes. Immerse yourself in tasty and healthy flavors and don’t forget warm pita and hummus.

Sandwich 🥪

Delight in portable treats ranging from traditional deli selections to gourmet dishes made with artisanal ingredients. These handhelds are ideal for a quick and filling meal on the go, providing the perfect combination of flavors and textures. Grab your favorite bag of chips!

Coffee Shop ☕️

Escape the stress of daily life and find comfort in the welcoming atmosphere of a coffee shop. Relax, rest, and enjoy a moment of happiness with creamy lattes, rich espressos, or a delicious assortment of pastries.

Tacos 🌮

Experience a flavorful explosion of street-style tacos, elotes, zingy salsas, and inventive fusion dishes like birria or queso brirria. These handheld will be sure to satisfy your cravings and keep you coming back for more.

Tell me if you see some of your favorites in the comments. Or drop your favorites below!

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