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