3 new places in Dallas for American fare, with burgers, fries and mac and cheese

If you've got American fare on the brain, you're in luck: we've found the freshest Dallas eateries to quell your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for American food.


2656 Main St., Suite 130, Deep Ellum

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#getfried is a fry cafe that serves up baskets of fries buried under an assortment of toppings. It has several other locations, including outposts in Houston and Egypt.

The fry options include the Rocky Balboa (Philly cheesesteak-style) the Oh Canada (poutine) and the Southern Comfort (pulled pork or chicken with barbecue sauce), among others. You can also build your own fry basket by choosing your fry (hand cut, waffle, sweet potato, straight cut, curly or funnel) and then choosing a sauce from options that include basil pesto mayo, cinnamon, Dijon horseradish and chipotle mayo. (See the full menu here.)

#getfried is off to a promising start with a current Yelp rating of four stars out of three reviews.

Yelper Julia P., who reviewed the eatery on June 17, wrote, "Been looking for good poutine in Dallas for a long time and this place is great!"

Tali P. noted, "Fun, unique and tasty. We tried the sliders and the brisket basket. Both were amazing. Highly recommend."

#getfried is open from 11 a.m.–midnight on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday and 11 a.m.–3 a.m. on Thursday-Saturday.

Village Burger Bar

1845 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 200, Downtown

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Village Burger Bar is a sports bar and casual eatery, offering burgers, salads and more. It has four other locations in the Metroplex, including two in Dallas proper.

Its burgers include the Dougie (cheddar cheese, lettuce, bacon, onion, cage-free fried egg and Village sauce) and the Blue (blue cheese crumbles, bacon, avocado, baby greens, tomato and blue cheese dressing). You can also build your own burger or order a salad, panini or sandwich. (See the full menu here.)

With a four-star rating out of 25 reviews on Yelp, Village Burger Bar has been getting positive attention.

Jimmie M. noted, "If you want a good burger cooked to order, this is the place. Happy hour prices are very reasonable. Shoestring fries are the best. A little too salty, but ask for light salt. Margarita and beer on a warm day — very cool!"

Village Burger Bar is open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. daily.

Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.

5319 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 120, M Streets

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Dallas Grilled Cheese Co., with another location in the Bishop Arts District, serves up comfort foods, like grilled cheese sandwiches, mac and cheese, chili and more. It also has cocktails and local craft beers on tap, the latter of which can be sampled via flights.

Menu items include its tomato soup, DGC chili (slow cooked with a blend of seasonings, topped with red onion, cheese and fried jalapeños), the four-cheese bacon mac, the fried bologna sandwich, the Dude (grilled sourdough, lean ground beef, sloppy Joe sauce and white cheddar) and the Favorite (Parmesan-crusted grilled sourdough with American, cheddar and Gruyere cheeses, plus crumbled bacon and Dijon mustard). (See the full menu here.)

Yelpers are excited about Dallas Grilled Cheese Co., which currently holds 4.5 stars out of 79 reviews.

Dipesh P., who reviewed the restaurant on June 10, wrote, "All the food was delicious and the soup was great as well. ... The best part about lunch was the surprising selection of beer on tap."

Yelper Marie L. wrote, "This place serves no ordinary grilled cheese; they bring a childhood favorite to a whole new level. One of my favorite parts about cooking at home is when cheese gets crusted on the side of the pan and my grilled cheese had a whole layer of crusted on cheese — yum!"

Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. is open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. daily.