10 Best Dallas Lunch Spots

Hungry? Around noon? Jack Perkins has your lunch.
Hungry? Around noon? Jack Perkins has your lunch.
Catherine Downes

Lunch is the best part of every workday, specifically because it’s not work. For whatever period of time you’re lucky enough to get away from the grind, lunch allows you to focus on sustenance and rejuvenation. It’s also time to focus on meals that will assure you’re able to snooze through afternoon conference calls. “I’m sorry, could you repeat that question, please?”

We had to pick only one Best Lunch Spot in our Best of Dallas 2015 issue because that's the rule — one winner per category. But there are plenty more. Let’s be clear here: This list is not for ladies who lunch. If you’re looking for a big and satisfying lunch break, read on.

Slow Bone (pictured above)
Slow Bone is this year's Best Lunch Spot in Dallas. Minutes from downtown on Irving Boulevard, with ample parking, Slow Bone offers classic Texas barbecue in a smartly repurposed space that's small, clean, bright and arctic air-conditioned. Get the classics, of course — fall-off-the-bone ribs, butter-soft chopped beef and rich, chewy sausage — but do try some of the house specialties, like Oora's jalapeño mac and cheese, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower au gratin.

More fried things than the State Fair.
More fried things than the State Fair.
Kathy Tran

Luscher’s Red Hots
Don’t even go back to the office after a lunch at Luscher’s, especially if you’ve happened upon the place on a Tuesday when the fries are cooked in tallow, assuring you’ll eat every last one. If your fries were a side for Luscher’s Italian beef sandwich your eyes will be heavy before you get out the door. On the off chance you’re not trying to eat your way into oblivion, I think they offer a salad or something.

Who needs Chick-fil-A?
Who needs Chick-fil-A?
Scott Reitz

Uncle Uber’s
All hail the sandwich kings! There’s a line at this shop every day around noon for one reason alone. Every office worker within two miles knows that Uncle Uber's is one of the best places in Dallas to get a sandwich. Whether you want turkey with lettuce and tomato or a pastrami gut bomb with cheese, Uncle Uber’s has you covered.

Goat pie is the lunch of office champions.
Goat pie is the lunch of office champions.
Scott Reitz

CBD Provisions
Located in the heart of downtown in the Joule, this new American restaurant is a charmer, and the sandwiches they serve are given the gourmet treatment. Don’t miss the Cuban or the burger for a sublime meat-and-melted-cheese experience. If you’d rather nap than go back to the office, you’re already in a hotel.

The roast beast at East Hampton Sandwich Co.
The roast beast at East Hampton Sandwich Co.
Lori Bandi

East Hampton
The sandwiches here are seriously fussed over and the results are delicious. Don’t miss the lobster roll if you’ve gotten a raise recently, and if you’re not feeling so flush, the short rib and cheese is a winner. No matter what you order, don’t pass up the house-fired potato chips.

Marc Cassel and Susan Fries of 20 Feet.
Marc Cassel and Susan Fries of 20 Feet.
Kathy Tran

20 Feet
Fish and Chips plus a little BYOB? Do I need to describe anything else, like a shaded patio, great desserts or a lunch that eats like a trip to the beach?

So many lunch options; just one lunch.
So many lunch options; just one lunch.
Kathy Tran

Boulangerie
Ah, la jambon beurre, no? Perhaps you sit on the bench out front and smoke a Gauloise while reveling in how French you are.

Unleavened offers light, healthy lunch options.
Unleavened offers light, healthy lunch options.
Scott Reitz

Unleavened
This new Lakewood spot is a perfect place for lunch, and actually a light and appealing option if the rest of this list seems too heavy. Don’t worry, though. We’ll get right back on track with…

Clearing your plate to earn dessert is no chore at Remedy.
Clearing your plate to earn dessert is no chore at Remedy.

Remedy
Why not just have dessert for lunch? A massive sundae named after a local food personality beats your office cafeteria lunch 10 times out of 10. The sugar alone will keep you going till about 3 p.m. After that, you might want to think about a latte.

Ten Ramen is the best place to stand and slurp in Dallas.
Ten Ramen is the best place to stand and slurp in Dallas.

Ten
Tap your order into the screen and get ready for one of the best bowls of ramen to be had in Dallas. You’ll have to eat on your feet, but you’ve been sitting on your ass all morning, so the lack of stools at Ten’s counter is actually a good thing.

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The Slow Bone Barbecue

2234 Irving Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207

214-377-7727

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Luscher's Red Hots

2653 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226

214-434-1006

www.luschers.com

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Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

2713 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226

214-653-8237

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CBD Provisions
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East Hampton Sandwich Company

6912 Snider Plaza
Dallas, TX 75205

214-363-2888

ehsandwich.com

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20 Feet Seafood Joint

1160 Peavy Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218

972-707-7442

www.20-feet.com

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Boulangerie

1921 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

214-821-3477

www.villagebakingco.com

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Remedy

2010-B Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

469-294-4012

remedydallas.com

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Ten Ramen

1818 Sylvan Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208

972-803-4400

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Unleavened Fresh Kitchen

1900 Abrams Parkway
Dallas, TX 75214

214-828-8700

unleavened.com


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