Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 5: Crossroads Diner

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Be sure to ask for mustard
Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or Android.

You know the story by now. Chef gets tired of the late hours required by positions at Central 214, Pappas Bros. and the like, and sets out to create a restaurant of his own that's a little more conducive to raising a family. Crossroads diner is born, and suddenly the grand slam at Denny's starts to look a little beat.

Tom Fleming's Crossroads has raised the bar for diner food in Dallas, and his busy dining room proves that many diners in the area want food with some thought and care put into it -- even if it's just two eggs with toast or a simple corned beef sandwich.

Quiche may be something you wouldn't expect to encounter in a diner, let alone a quiche that's put together as well as this one. The crust is flaky and tender, the spinach and ham eat with integrity, but most importantly the custard that makes a quiche, quiche, is bouncy and moist. All together it's a delicious alternative to your standard diner breakfast.

And that corned beef is no slouch of a sandwich either. The meat is cured in house and seasoned quietly -- you wont be overwhelmed with spices or other flavorings -- and then it's piled high on well-toasted bread with melted Swiss cheese and that's it. When your waitress offers mustard take it, and slather away to your heart's content. Your taste in diner fare has just been elevated. There's no going back now.

No. 50: Joyce and Gigi's
No. 49: East Hampton Sandwich Co.
No. 48: 20 Feet Seafood Joint
No. 47: Taj Chaat House
No. 46: Mot Hai Ba
No. 45: La Nueva Fresh and Hot
No. 44: Pera Turkish Kitchen
No. 43: Tom's Burgers and Grill
No. 42: Mughlai
No. 41: Russian Banya
No. 40: Off-Site Kitchen
No. 39: Bachman Lake Taqueria
No. 38: Carbone's
No. 37: Babe's
No. 36: Barbacoa Estilo Hidalgo
No. 35: Zaguan
No. 34: Royal Sichuan
No. 33: Spoon
No. 32: Bambu
No. 31: Pecan Lodge
No. 30: FT33
No. 29: Keller's Drive-In
No. 28: La Pasadita
No. 27: Ten Bells Tavern
No. 26: El Ranchito
No. 25: Cafe Urbano
No. 24: Nova
No. 23: Jeng Chi
No. 22: Omi
No. 21: Tei-An
No. 20: Jonathon's Oak Cliff
No. 19: Yutaka and Sharaku
No. 18: Local
No. 17: Ibex
No. 16: Pakpao
No. 15: Chennai Cafe
No. 14: Smoke
No. 13: Nonna
No. 12: Kuby's
No. 11: Sushi Sake
No. 10: La Banqueta
No. 9: Kalachandji's
No. 8: Mesa
No. 7: Teppo
No. 6: Stampede 66

Location Info

Crossroads Diner

8121 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant


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Twinwillow
Twinwillow

Beware! The asshole troll who is using the real Gabe 48's user name is now using mine. So if you see a "?" avatar, you know it's not the real twinwillow or, Gabe 48. 

Twinwillow
Twinwillow

Crossroad's is good, but the best meat in Dallas, is at Dallas Woody's on Cedar Springs, only open at night. The sausage is "off the charts", hot meat, great sauce.

Twinwillow
Twinwillow

@Twinwillow Beware! The asshole troll who is using the real Gabe 48's user name is now using mine. So if you see a "?" avatar, you know it's not the real twinwillow or, Gabe 48. 

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

 @Twinwillow I don't know, I understand that Macs has the best jalapeno sausage.

Also, does Woody's have fresh hand cut fries?

Twinkwillow
Twinkwillow

Sweety, don't be shy. You're still my favorite POWER BOTTOM!!!

Twinkwillow
Twinkwillow

Sweety, stop being shy. You're my favorite POWER BOTTOM!!!

Twinkwillow
Twinkwillow

Sweety, don't be shy. You're my FAV POWER BOTTOM!!!

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