1. Stampede 66
From the sweeping vistas of small-town ranches on HDTVs to the pork-rind pig sculpture near the kitchen, it doesn't get much more Texas than this. And the restaurant's signature honey fried chicken is like a postcard beckoning friends to visit. Crunchy and sweet because it's injected with honey, it's worth busting out your best chicken dance in celebration.
1717 McKinney Ave., Uptown (214-550-6966)
Photo Credit: Claire McCormack Photography 2013