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Our Favorite Restaurants Around Dallas To Feast For Under $10


Whether you’re testing out a new budgeting app or just cutting it a little close until your next payday, Dallas has plenty of cheap delicious eats all around town. Scroll on to treat yourself to something tasty without breaking the bank (or revisiting your old college recipe book).

Jimmy’s Food Store
We’re pretty happy to sing Jimmy’s praises whenever we can. And while it’s impossible to pick a favorite sandwich (seriously, they’re THAT good), they’re all available for less than ten bucks. Our favorite of the moment? The 6” Italian Beef with gravy, provolone, pepper giardiniera and extra beef. Drool. (4901 Bryan Street)

There’s something so wonderfully nostalgic about this classic drive-in and our wallets definitely agree. Arrive hungry and treat yourself to anything on the menu, even the belt-busting No. 5 Special (the double-meat burger with fries and a cold drink) and get change back from your $10 bill. (6537 E NW Hwy)

Start Restaurant
Eating healthy on a budget? Head over to Greenville Avenue’s Start, where the entire breakfast menu hovers around $5-8. The Smoked Salmon English Muffin (their healthier take on lox, complete with capers, onion, tomato and cream cheese on an organic English muffin) will only set you back about $8. Quick, healthy, cheap and delicious—it checks all the boxes. (4814 Greenville Avenue)

Velvet Taco
This late-night Dallas favorite isn’t your regular taco shop. Treat yourself to a variety of taco concoctions, ranging from the buttery Chicken Tikka Taco ($4.50) to the delicious Cuban Pig ($4.25). Trust us, it’s just the right amount of food. (Multiple Dallas locations)

Anvil Pub
If you’re going to indulge in some A+ pub food, you gotta do it right. Anvil Pub’s Hammertime ($5) is the stuff of dreams—gooey macaroni and cheese with homemade chili (Family Recipe or vegan). Take it a step further with some hot sauce and a bag of Fritos for an added buck. (2638 Elm Street)

El Jordan Cafe
Sometimes you just NEED good Tex Mex and Oak Cliff’s El Jordan Cafe hits the spot. Their lunch menu combinations are all priced at $7.50 with plenty of options for everyone. And let’s be real—you just can’t go wrong with the Classic Enchilada Trio. (416 N Bishop Avenue)

Fadi's Mediterranean Grill
This cafeteria-style Middle Eastern restaurant offers up some seriously good (and sizable) portions, so you'll more than likely leave with a to-go box for a late-afternoon snack. Customize your plate with their single meat/single side entree for $10 or opt for the pita wrap, with five tasty choices for $6.49. (3001 Knox Street, #110)

Wabi House
Oh, hello lunch special! Show up during weekday lunch hours and take your pick from their tasty ramen menu, with six bowls priced at $8. We’re pretty partial to the Spicy Miso and Dry Garlic, but you honestly can’t go wrong here. (1802 Greenville Avenue, #100)

I Love Egg Rolls
I mean, the name says it all. Everything on the menu is priced below $10 and customizable to your heart’s delight. We recommend trying a bit of everything starting with Garlic Beef plate ($5+), complete with fresh cabbage, bamboo shoot, water chestnut, carrot and bright green bell pepper. (9759 Forest Lane)