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Cosmo's Restaurant and Bar

1212 Skillman St.
Dallas, TX 75206
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Taylor Adams Dumplings in broth


  • 5 p.m.-2 a.m. daily
  • Takeout
The secret is out: This long-running bar in East Dallas also serves some of the city’s best Vietnamese food. For a long time, Cosmo’s kept its kitchen working with a style of bar pizza that many patrons loyally order today. This author never understood the appeal of those pizzas, but now chef Jackson Tran is making his own pho from a family recipe in that tiny kitchen, plus Vietnamese fried chicken and other delights.

Top pick: If you just want to wash down a few cold beers, you could do worse than to order a sheet pan of tater tots loaded up with kimchi and cheese.

The downside: Cosmo’s has a small food staff and a loyal following of customers, so expect delays while your order is prepared.

Fun fact: While you eat, enjoy the best VHS movie collection of any Dallas bar.

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