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Dal Dong Nae Top 100

If your parents were Korean and supported your drinking habit by cooking enormous meals for your returns home from long nights out, your house would probably look a lot like Dal Dong Nae. This late-night staple of Dallas Korea Town serves enormous, family-style platters of pork, bowls of raw oyster kimchi, huge simmering pans of stew, fried kimchi pancakes and other excellent ways to blunt the effects of the restaurant’s $12 soju and $4 beer.

Top pick: The seafood pancakes are very good here, as is the bit-of-everything budae jjijae (army stew) served bubbling hot.

The downside: Let’s just say the alcohol selection is not a main attraction.

Fun fact: Dal Dong Nae is open, and bustling, until 2 a.m. every night but Monday.
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday 5 p.m.-12 a.m
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