10 Local Eateries

10 Local Eateries

by Steve Gamel

When it comes to deciding where we want to take the family for dinner on a Friday or Saturday night, many of us are creatures of habit. It’s so much easier to pull into a familiar chain restaurant or a local spot we’ve fallen in love with than spend forever finding something new that everyone will enjoy.

We’re not suggesting there’s anything wrong with that, but there are so many other options to take advantage of in Denton County – many of which have been right under our noses the entire time.

Below are our Top 10 list of local restaurants you need to try today. 

Bumbershoot BBQ
425 US-377 S. | Argyle, TX 76226 | 940.595.1782
Talk about being off the beaten path. Bumbershoot is a 32-foot trailer surrounded by picnic tables and friendly folks. It is here you can find the finest and most delicious meats, including beef, pork, chicken, and sausage. Lunch and dinner are served until the food runs out, so you’d better get there fast for a meat lover’s experience like none other. (photo courtesy of Bumbershoot BBQ Facebook)

Giovanni’s Pizza
100 Country Club Rd. | Argyle, TX 76226 | 940.464.9899
Whether you want to dine in our carry out, Giovanni’s is a basic family-owned pizzeria that is a nice change of pace from the typical Pizza Hut trip. This local treasure also offers pasta, calzones, and sandwiches. (photo courtesy of Giovanni’s Pizza Facebook)

Burgers & Brats
6100 Long Prairie Rd., #300 | Flower Mound, TX 75028 | 972.539.9110
Definitely a hidden treasure in Denton County – and it’s amazing. From German-style pork sausage and pork & beef sausage to Reuben sandwiches and to-die-for burgers that taste like they came straight from a backyard cookout, there is a little something for everyone at Burgers & Brats. (photo courtesy of Burgers & Brats Facebook)

J2 Steakhouse
119 E Main St. | Lewisville, TX 75057 | 972.537.5547
A newcomer to the Denton County scene, J2 Steakhouse has quickly made a name for itself both from a culinary standpoint and its unique and inviting atmosphere. Everything is made from scratch, right down to the ketchup, breads, and ice cream. Dive into their Prime Angus Filet, Prime Akaushi Rib Eye, or Seared Halibut. You won’t be disappointed. (photo courtesy of J2 Steakhouse Facebook)

RG’s Burgers & Grill
2430 S. I-35E, #172 | Denton, TX 76205 | 940.383.2431
RG’s is a traditional burger joint. Stop in to try their Portabella Mushroom Burger, Tex-Mex Chili Burger, or the King Kong, which includes a free King Kong shirt if you finish it within 30 minutes. All burgers come with unlimited steak fries. (photo courtesy of RG’s Burgers & Grill Facebook)

Mrs. Lively’s Cajun Konnection
721 E. Hundley Dr. | Lake Dallas, TX 75065 | 940.279.4299
Located off the lake on Hundley Dr., where Neal’s and Logan’s used to be, Mrs. Lively’s is a full-tilt taste of Louisiana with an amazing variety of made-from-scratch Cajun meals that will satisfy any customer. Every dish, whether it be their gumbo, crawfish, or boiled shrimp is prepared daily with fresh ingredients and cooked with the finest spices. (photo courtesy of Mrs. Lively’s Cajun Konnection Facebook)

Mi Dia From Scratch
2601 West Windsor | Flower Mound, TX 75028 | 972.874.4747
With three locations in Plano, Grapevine, and Flower Mound, Mi Dia From Scratch offers a blend of traditional Mexican recipes with modern Tex Mex flavors. Have lunch or dinner inside or enjoy a night out on the patio – either way, don’t forget to try their delicious margaritas and hand-crafted cocktails. (photo courtesy of Mi Dia From Scratch Facebook)

KANZI Sushi and Hibachi Restaurant
2560 King Arthur Blvd., #142 | Lewisville, TX 75056 | 972.899.9779
Give your pallet a kick with KANZI. The portions are big, which means you are bound to take home some leftovers. It is also regarded as one of the best sushi restaurants around. (photo courtesy of Kanzi Sushi and Hibachi Facebook)

Angelina’s Mexican Restaurant
1400 N. Corinth St., #111 | Corinth, TX 76208 | 940.321.1133
For you Mexican food lovers out there, Angelina’s is a can’t-miss favorite on the local scene. Located in the heart of the Lake Cities, Angelina’s offers everything from steak fajitas and quesadillas to beef chimichangas and tortilla soup. And it’s all backed by one of the friendliest staffs around. (photo courtesy of Angelina’s Mexican Restaurant Facebook)

Tokyo Samurai Sushi Hibachi Bar
3600 FM407, #100 | Bartonville, TX 76226 | 940.455.2223
Hands down one of the best sushi hibachi bars in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and it’s located close by in Bartonville. The food is amazing as a personal chef prepares filet mignon steak, chicken, and seafood dishes right at your table. If you’re looking for a different kind of family night out, give this local favorite a try. (photo courtesy of Tokyo Samurai Facebook)


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