Best Restaurants

2022 Best Restaurants in Arlington

We’ve gathered the very best spots to chow down in Arlington, Texas. You can see our methodology here.

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1. Prince Lebanese Grill

Prince Lebanese Grill

Try the: Walnut Baklava

Also honored in: 2021 Best Restaurants in Arlington

“Prince Lebanese Grill has been family owned and operated since 1989. Here at Prince we preach family, community, and hospitality. Our food and friendly service is how we show customers our hospitality. We pour our hearts into everything from our crispy light falafels to our spicy shawarma plates. We don’t need fancy decorations or a white table cloths for a candle lit dinner, at Prince our food speaks for itself. Francis Kobty aka “The Prince” came to the United States in 1979. After years of being dubbed “the world’s pickiest eater”, he decided to open up his own shop. The concept of Prince was born with the philosophy of using the freshest, high quality ingredients. Our portions are as big as our Texas spirit. In 2007, Prince moved to an old converted Sonic, changed up the menu to add some of his moms secret recipes and the legend was born. The cuisine even attracted the likes of Flavor Town Mayor Guy Fieri, who featured Prince’s famous rice recipe on his cooking show, Guys Big Bite. Prince was also featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on Food Network and hasn’t looked back since.”

2. Babe’s Chicken Dinner House

Babe’s Chicken Dinner House

Try the: Fried Chicken

Also honored in: 2021 Best Restaurants in Arlington

“The Babe’s Chicken Dinner House in Arlington opened in November of 2010.

This Babe’s Chicken Dinner House is located right next to the Arlington Music Hall, which opened in 1950 and still features the original theater marquee. Since 1974, the theater has featured Johnnie High’s Country Music Revue every Saturday night. Johnnie High’s show has opened the door for many successful singers including LeAnn Rimes, Steve Holy, Lee Ann Womack and many others.

The patio waiting area walls are built out of petrified wood. Not only is it hard to find but it’s also expensive. This very heavy rock often sells for $1 a pound. The petrification of wood is possible in a few hundred years.

In the center of the dining room you can’t miss our 9 foot neon café sign featuring a cowboy on a horse, twirling a lariat above his head. This sign stood above the Corral Café in Dumas, Texas, during the ‘40s and ‘50s. Dumas is located in Moore Country, towards the top of the Texas panhandle.”

3. Fork In the Road

Fork In the Road

Try the: Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwich

Also honored in: 2021 Best Restaurants in Arlington

“We are not a fast food restaurant and pay attention to our ingredients and the quality of those ingredients. We strive for local ingredients and offer an array of natural cane sugar sodas. From the beverages to the ketchup we buy items without High Fructose Corn Syrup and Breads that are free of Dough Conditioners (the same ingredients that Yoga Mats and Flip Flops are made of) unlike other sandwich shops and fast food restaurants. We care about what you put in your stomach and strive to offer locally made products.”

4. Mariano’s Hacienda Ranch

Mariano's Hacienda Ranch

Try the: Queso

“It’s not just mesquite logs that give our food amazing taste, it’s the quality of our ingredients. Locally sourced, farm-fresh produce. Premium fajitas. All natural, Texas-grown chicken. Midwestern corn-fed steaks, hand selected and aged for 28 days. And, of course 100% Blue Agave tequila.

From the original Mariano’s that opened in 1971 to our six neighborhood restaurants, we welcome you to come on in and enjoy Texas Ranch Cuisine served by people who care, amidst authentic Texas ranch decor with a dash of vaquero. We also have special event rooms available to accommodate your next event.”

5. Bay 34th Street Diner

Bay 34th Street Diner

Try the: Chicken and Waffles

Also honored in: 2021 Best Restaurants in Arlington

“Our mission is to make Bay34thSt not just any restaurant but part of a seamlessly woven fabric that is part of our community. We are heavily integrated with our local communities and firmly believe in investment in education for the growth of our community.

It is our pleasure to serve unique urban modern breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner with an artisan feel. By creating an inviting hub for any dining experience in a comfortable atmosphere, we also take great pride in serving delicious food. We commit to providing a clean environment, quality ingredients, authentic Italian and classic American food along with healthy options at an affordable price.”

6. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Try the: Crispy Deviled Eggs

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“We have a long-standing tradition of hospitality in the Simms family and have gathered the knowledge and traditions of three generations to create something we hope will be a special place for you and your family. As a kid, I treasured my time spent enjoying the Rocky Mountains and now, more than ever, I cherish the time I get to spend there with my family. I’ve always wanted to find a way to share that small mountain town vibe. Inspired by unplanned adventures, an enduring love of food and fireside conversations, Lazy Dog was created to do just that.

We have sourced ingredients from places and farmers we love and respect. Each ingredient we use is carefully picked and prepared. We make every meal by hand each day, including all of our sauces, marinades and dressings. We also have a seasonal menu, which is our ode to the current season, and where we celebrate Mother Nature’s beautiful bounty the best way we know how. If you have any questions or feedback about our menu, please don’t hesitate to share them with us here. I hope we will be your home away from home!”

7. The Tipsy Oak

The Tipsy Oak

Try the: Fish and Chips

“We are a from scratch kitchen that used fresh ingredients featuring chef specials daily. Craft Beer. Craft Food. Craft Drinks. Patio with live entertainment that is pet and kid friendly.”

8. Jamaica Gates

Jamaica Gates

Try the: Rude Boy Jerk Chicken

“Jamaica Gates brings the unique and flavorful taste of Jamaica to Arlington, TX. Experience the succulence that exudes from the “true” taste and essence of who we are when you try dishes such as jerk chicken, curry chicken, and oxtails. Our brown-stew fish is marinated to perfection from Chef Barbara/’s own jerk seasonings made exclusively at the restaurant. Her “labor of love” gives our customers the opportunity to savor these dishes, as well as several other authentic Jamaican entrees custom-created at Jamaica Gates Caribbean Cuisine. Located in the heart of Arlington, the restaurant is nestled only a few minutes away from the University of Texas/Arlington, and the “world famous” Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium.

Jamaica Gates has one of the best restaurant staff in the metroplex, so come on in and experience the warm Jamaican hospitality.”

9. Chamas do Brazil Brazilian Steakhouse

Chamas do Brazil Brazilian Steakhouse

Try the: Lobster Bisque

“Chamas Do Brazil restaurant conjures up images of highly skilled Gauchos chefs, fine wines, superb service, and fresh salad bar. And while all this is most certainly true, one must not forget that Chamas is above all an experience. An exceptional dining experience, to be precise, but one that takes place in a casual atmosphere reminiscent of the quaint eateries and wine bars of the Brazilian countryside. And no wonder. Specialty dishes include perfectly prepared meat dishes using the finest and local ingredients, used on our grilled steaks, fillet mignon’s, sirloins, pork, chicken, shrimp, and seafood. All served with a world class wine menu to match. Chamas Do Brazil has received Wine Spectator’s prestigious “Best of Award of Excellence” every year since we opened in 2014. It’s a simple, colorful, elegant, and exceptional dining experience. ”

10. Red Claws Crab Shack

Red Claws Crab Shack

Try the: Snow Crab

“Red Claws Crab Shack opened in June 2016 and is located in Cooper Street Plaza across from The Parks at Arlington Mall. Our second location is in Dallas off of Frankford & the Tollway. Red Claws is committed to providing excellent service and quality seafood and chicken to food lovers across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.”