Country cooking, comfort food, soul food – you know it when you taste it: simple, hearty and made with love. June is Country Cooking Month, and it just so happens that some great examples of it are completely DARTable.
Ellen’s Southern Kitchen
1701 N. Market St., Suite 130, Dallas
This West End restaurant’s got the goods, from superb fried chicken to a killer chicken fried steak with plenty of cream gravy, to grits and shrimp. Breakfast is served all day, too – all the classics, elevated a notch, with servings big enough to fill you up. Down-home desserts are standouts, as well, if you manage to save room.
Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line, Orange Line to West End Station
2934 Main St., Dallas
This Deep Ellum stalwart has been churning out big-as-your-head breakfasts, as well as Southern and Texas-style eatin’, for nearly two decades. With stellar meat loaf, one of the best breakfasts in town and plenty of Southern mainstays such as grits and country sausage, AllGood satisfies.
Via DART Rail Green Line to Baylor University Medical Center Station
Mama’s Daughter’s Diner
2610 Royal Lane, Dallas
This local institution impressed Paula Dean with its stick-to-your-ribs soul food, and the atmosphere is super cozy. Aside from down-home diner breakfasts, expect steak smothered in cream gravy, roast beef, chicken and dumplings, and the like.
Via DART Rail Green Line to Royal Lane Station
Babe’s Chicken Dinner House
1006 W. Main St., Carrollton
Some say it’s the best fried chicken in the area. In addition to that Southern delicacy, Babe’s serves up as fluffy, piping hot biscuits and much more. Just pick your meat, and the excellent sides are served up family-style – which makes sense, since Babe’s has been family owned and operated for more than 20 years.
Via DART Rail Green Line to Downtown Carrollton Station