Here's an amazing stat: Within Addison's 4.4 square miles, you will find more than 180 restaurants. From Tex-Mex to Italian and American to barbecue, there are nearly 200 mouthwatering options just waiting for you to come in, sit down, and dig in.
Of course, it can be difficult to stay on top of Addison's dining scene, especially with new eateries opening all the time. Here's a closer look at five new additions to the neighborhood — and try not to drool.
It's smoked meat heaven here, especially if you love brisket and ribs. Owners Robert and Valerie Austin also turn out pulled pork, chicken, turkey, and sausage (both regular and jalapenño), all available by the pound or in sandwich form. Of course, sides are a key element to any good barbecue joint and Austin's doesn't disappoint. Made in-house are mac and cheese, mustard potato salad, black-eyed pea salad with corn, jalapeño pinto beans, fresh green beans with new potatoes, smoked baked beans with meat, and coleslaw.
And the pedigree behind this new spot? Robert has more than 25 years experience working for the Baker's Ribs chain and opened Uptown Bar-B-Que in 2018. Valerie has tended bar at high-end spots including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Palomino's at the Crescent Hotel.
Known as the fastest-growing doughnut shop in the U.S., this concept from Duck, North Carolina, features a "duckzillion" different flavor combinations. But it all started with the quintessential Duck Donut, a freshly made vanilla cake doughnut that you coat, top, and drizzle as you wish.
In addition to seasonal favorites (right now you can sample the Harvest assortment, which includes chopped apple, streusel topping, and salted caramel drizzle and pumpkin icing with vanilla drizzle), you can also try the OBX, a "Donut Breakfast Sandwich," or a Donut Sundae made with premium Breyers ice cream.
One of Dallas' oldest Mexican favorites has traveled north, opening on Belt Line Road and serving all the beloved classics. This location is owned by Gil Bonifaz and his mother, Cynthia — they are descendants of Amelia Herrera, who opened the original restaurant on Maple Drive in 1971. The menu is large, with all the Tex-Mex standards: tacos, tamales, great salsas, crispy chips.
The Houston favorite landed in DFW first in Las Colinas, but now Addison gets a taste of the obsession. In addition to a menu of Tex-Mex staples built on hand-pressed tortillas, there are also chipotle smoked ribs, a three-pepper cheese steak, crab-stuffed avocado, grilled mahi mahi, cedar-plank salmon, and lobster tacos.
There's an entire section dedicated to vegetarian dishes, including spinach-artichoke enchiladas, mushroom tacos al carbon, vegetable fajitas with portobello mushrooms, and even vegetarian puffy tacos filled with Romaine lettuce hearts.
Imagine 20,000 square feet of live music, bocce ball, ping pong, cornhole, karaoke, huge TVs, and more, all complemented by scratch-made food and craft cocktails. This wonderland for adults dishes up meals like "adult mac 'n' cheese," Nashville hot chicken sandwich, charred corn guacamole, smoked burnt end nachos, wood-oven grilled flatbreads, chicken wings, grilled salmon over lemon dill mashed potatoes, and sirloin with a port peppercorn demi glaze.
Still want more? Drink specials include $5 craft cocktails on Tuesdays, $5 martinis on Wednesdays, and half-price wine and happy hour drinks from open until 6 pm on weekdays. There's even a weatherized dog-friendly patio so your pup can join in on the fun.
Check out these restaurants and more at VisitAddison.com.