The 12 Best Things You Can Get in Dallas for $12 or Less

Brisket at Pecan Lodge
In a city full of oyster happy hours, lobster shooters, and $390 steaks, you might feel that the good life is out of reach. In my recent article about over-the-top things in Dallas, I didn’t even touch on the really expensive stuff like haircuts and sunglasses or (OMG) cars.

It’s super easy to spend a boatload of money on food and drinks and activities in Dallas, even if you’re not trying to be a $30,000-a-year millionaire. The thing is, you don’t have to.

Several popular websites have articles about where to find cheap eats and happy hours, so I’m not going to rehash those. Who wants the cheapest things anyway? There’s a Taco Bell Value Menu for that. This list is your guide to the most “Dallas”, the most downright indulgent things you can get for 10 to 12 bucks.

It’s true, you might have to cough up a few extra bucks for extras, but if you stick to the basics, you can get some superior stuff on any budget. Here are a few of my favorites.

Amazing Dallas Food

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Mascarpone Mac and Cheese at Local
Half a Pound of Brisket at Pecan Lodge
Cheeseburger at Knife Steakhouse
Italian Stallion at Jimmy's Food Store
Taco Tuesday Buffet at TNT Tacos and Tequila

The Best Drinks

Some of the best drinks
Margarita at Las Almas Rotas
The People’s Choice at People’s Last Stand


Best dessert options
Buñuelo Mil Hojas (or any other dessert) at Jalisco Norte
Bacon Toffee at Kate Weiser Chocolate

Things to Do

It's not just about food and drinks
Nasher Sculpture Center
Movie Screenings at The Majestic
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Secret bonus
And there you have it. Or at least you will have it when I finish this up. Soon, I promise.

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