Addison

Addison is a suburb of Dallas and is one of the area's most popular places. Addison's main attractions are based around restaurants, and has some of the most restaurants per square mile in the Dallas/Ft.

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Hotel Intercontinental

A very nice luxury hotel. Rates go from a modest $199/night all the way up to $999/night for a very large suite. French/Mediterranean restaurant. Sunday brunch buffet. Fitness center with workout machines, pool, sauna, whirlpool, two indoor racquetball courts, locker rooms. Business services are copying, courier service, dial-up or high-speed internet available, executive floors, executive suites, facsimile, mobile phone rental, PC's available, printing services, private limousine, and an unstaffed business center. Other services are a newsstand, beauty salon, florist, gift shop, concierge, ATM/cash machine, ice machine, safety deposit box available at front desk, A/C public areas, dedicated lounge (or 24 hour lounge), porter/bellman, and foreign currency exchange.


Magic Time Machine

This is a kids-oriented restaurant that screams atmosphere! The lobby is decorated in very loud bright colors. The dining room has the same bright colors with loud and gaudy wallpaper. Every obscure, brightly-colored accessory is hanging on the wall. And even the waiters are dressed in various fictional characters. People go there for the atmosphere, and with as much work as they put into their atmosphere they left the food a bit lacking. The food isn't bad, but it doesn't stand out as anything special. Overall it's a fun place to take the kids.



Pho Que Huong

Pho Que Huong's signature dish is "pho" a Vietnamese soup filled with rice noodles and various other things. It's cheap, fast, and low-calorie. They have some available ingredients not generally found in other restaurants such as tendons and tripe. Along with pho they have a lot of other foods in their 'order-by-number' menu. Fried rice, non-soup noodle dishes, sandwiches, and vermicelli. Beverages include a variety of coffees, teas, and coconut drinks. For dessert they have smoothies, but they're a little icy.


Chaucers

An upscale Japanese restaurant. No one really knows why they decided a there should be a Japanese restaurant with a medieval theme and named after the writer of the Canterbury Tales. Nevertheless, the sushi here is very tasty, and they have a wide variety of unique sushi platters. Some non-sushi Japanese entrees are also available. The atmosphere is clearly designed for the young, rich, and beautiful. Friday and Saturday nights can get very loud and very busy, so don't expect a quiet evening.



Addison Cigar & Tobacco Co

This shop is a small building all by itself next to Addison airport, which means there's no one to complain about the smell. A very good cigar and tobacco shop, decorated with lots of wood paneling. While it's a small location, they have a wide selection of cigars in their walk-in humidor. The owners are always friendly to help you find what you're looking for. A members-only lounge is available in the back. This place can get crowded on Friday nights, and parking is limited.


Kobe Steaks

A very popular hibachi-style restaurant. A large variety of meats are available, ready to be grilled right before your eyes at your table. Hibachi chefs juggle their cooking utensils and create large fireballs only four feet from your face. Fun for all ages that don't mind potentially getting their eyebrows singed off. It's advisable to go early in the week, as there is usually an hour wait on the weekends and reservations are not accepted for Friday and Saturday nights.



Cavanaugh Flight Museum

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is a large display of aviation history, with civilian and military airplanes from WWI through Vietnam. Many different types of historical planes are collected amongst four hangars. Note: Since these are located in airplane hangars, air conditioning is virtually non-existent here, and while there are vents to blow the air through the hangars can get quite warm on a hot summer's day.


May Dragon

A four-star Chinese restaurant. This is the restaurant owned by Addison city mayor, Joe Chow, and he can frequently be seen running around the place. It serves the normal Americanized Chinese cuisine, as well as several traditional Chinese dishes. There are also some items usually only seen in Asia such as Aromatic Beef, Thousand Layer Egg, Pickled Jellyfish and Peking Style Roast Pork.



Worldfest

Normally held in October, Worldfest is a gathering of many different cultural events. Many of the local restaurants set up tents to serve exotic and ethnic foods. Multiple stages show many colorful acts from around the world. There are also a lot of unique shops set up selling items from around the world. It's a good way to get introduced to many different cultures at once.

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Kaboom Town!

Normally held the night of July 3, Kaboom Town is one of the largest Fourth of July celebrations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Kaboom Town is at Addison Circle Park. Because of the incredible popularity of Kaboom Town it can be next-to-impossible to find a nearby parking space. Your best option is to stay at a residence or hotel near Addison Circle and walk there.

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Sherlock's Baker St. Pub

British Pub and hot spot with active nightlife every day of the week. Live cover bands nightly and no cover charges except New Year's and St. Patrick's Day. Separated areas feature a quaint lounge with true pub atmosphere, an indoor beer garden style area with stage and dance floor, billiards room, and good sized patio. The place is very busy on weekend nights.


Village on the Parkway

A large outdoor shopping mall. With fountains, simulated roudabouts and delicate styling this is reminiscent of an Italian village. Some notable shops here are Paciugo Gelato, Bed Bath & Beyond, Grand Spa International, and Harold's Closeout. Because this shopping center has many restaurants and bars it can get quite busy on weekend nights.


Addison Improv

Have dinner and drinks while laughing with world-class comedians. It's advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before the first show if you want a good seat. Arrive an hour before the first show if you're having dinner. There is a two item minimum purchase (food or drink) per person with each show, and the food's overpriced. 21 and up only.


Red India Bistro

This restaurant/bar/lounge is quite trendy and decorated very beautifully. While they have many classical Indian dishes, they give it their own touch by making the food a unique mixture of Indian and Asian fusion. This is a little more expensive than the restaurants in the surrounding area, but it is quite worth it.


Buffalo Wild Wings

Restaurant specializing in finger foods, hot wings, and really hot sauces. Ask your waiter for a trivia box, which will allow you to play video trivia against others in the bar, as well as play a number of other games. Nice place to hang out in the afternoon. The place tends to get noisy most nights.


Oktoberfest

Normally held in September, Oktoberfest is a collection of traditional German foods, polka, Paulaner beer, and very silly lederhosen. There's an oom-pah band on site, and a backup oom-pah band in case the first one breaks down. It's advised to go on Thursday, as it can get very crowded on the weekend.

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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham - Addison / North Dallas

Full kitchens for extended stay guests, complimentary high-speed Internet access, cable satellite television with HBO, ample desk space, microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker and iron/ironing board. Complimentary continental breakfast and a free newspaper. Outdoor pool, on-site fitness center.

SLEEP   —  +1 972 386-4800 —  15200 Addison Rd

Mr. Sushi

Excellent upscale Japanese restaurant. There is a modern sushi bar to sit at, and there are also tables available. While their main attraction is sushi, they also have a large variety of Japanese dishes. If you tell them it's your birthday they'll play their large taiko drum for you.


Which Wich

Classic fast food custom sandwich chain. It's easy to order: just grab a paper bag, mark off all the things you want on one side, then draw a silly picture on the other side to keep track of yours. Oh, and this is one of the few places in the Metroplex to serve Mello Yello.


Fogo de Chão

Authentic Brazilian-style churrascaria (barbeque). A franchise of the world-famous Sao Paulo restaurant. 40-item salad bar, and incredible cuts of meat. Expensive but worth it. A very similar restaurant called "Texas de Brazil" sits across the street a block down.


The Londoner

One of the few authentic English pubs in the area offering not only a wide variety of beers, but also hard ciders, and mixed drinks. Traditional food of the UK is available, as well as some American comfort food. The place gets very busy on weekend nights.

DRINK   —  +1 972 458-2444 —  14930 Midway Rd

Arapaho Road Park

When the wind is out of the North, this is the perfect place to watch planes depart and land as they fly just overhead. Addison Airport is one of the busiest single-runway airports in the nation so there is usually no shortage of traffic on a nice day.

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Texas de Brazil

An excellent place for Churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse). Come hungry, as there are a large number of meats to choose from. One price gets you access to their entire selection, as well as a nice salad bar. Dress code is smart casual.


Clay Pit

Indian restaurant and bar, serving a large variety of exotic vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Atmosphere is more hip and modern, but still traditional. Try a mango lassi to drink, or their signature ginger peach mango iced tea.


Blue Mesa Grill

A rather nice American Southwest fusion restaurant. Like Tex-Mex with a little extra added. They also have a wide selection of tequila drinks. Try their Sunday brunch, however be sure to show up at 9AM to avoid the church crowd.


Dunn Bros Coffee

Coffee shop that roasts their own fair-trade beans in the store. The place has a friendlier atmosphere than Starbucks, and often hosts live music concerts. Free WiFi access, conference facilities, and patio seating are available.


Astoria Cafe

The newest gem in Addison Circle is Astoria Caffe and Wine Bar, located just north of the circle on Quorum. If you enjoy a relaxing patio and people watching, all the while enjoying great drinks and food, this is the place for you.

DRINK   —  +1 972 239-5853 —  15701 Quorum Dr.

Taste of Addison

Normally held in May, Taste of Addison is a gathering of many of the city's restaurants at Addison Circle Park. Each of the restaurants offers smaller portions of their food at low prices, allowing the public to sample their food.

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Antonio's Ristorante

An elegant and romantic small Italian restaurant. Ingredients are fresh, the waiters are professional, and the atmosphere is intimate. Located slightly off the beaten path of the circle's sidewalk, but they do have a nice patio.


The Lion & Crown

A traditional English pub. Sometimes there is waiter service, but for the most part you have to order at the bar. There are traditional English dishes to eat, but this place focuses primarily on beers, ales, and ciders.

DRINK   —  +1 972 503-5001 —  5001 Addison Cir

Kampai Sushi & Grill

Trendy sushi bar in the hip Addison Circle neighborhood. Atmosphere is upscale, but friendly. The restaurant gets a lot of regulars there, and they're never shy about making new friends. Dress code is smart casual.


Motel 6

A basic and convenient night's stay for the budget traveler. Basic amenities in each room. Free Local Calls, Kids Stay Free, Pet Allowed, Free Expanded Cable, Accessible Rooms, Free Morning Coffee, Nonsmoking Rooms.


Jakes

Friendly place where one can get a good burger and a cold beer. Unlike most other places in Addison, this one is simpler with more of a "blue-collar" feel. Patio seating is available for enjoying the summer nights.


Addison Beverage Center

This area is a grouping of all of Addison's spirits/liquor stores together along Inwood Road. Other area stores have beer and wine available, but this area has the only stores in Addison with liquor items.

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Gloria's

Probably the best and most well known El Salvadoran/Tex-Mex in Dallas with locations in UpTown, Addison, & Bishop Arts Disctrict. Great food & Margaritas. Definitely try a Meltdown. Reasonably priced.


Best Thai

A cozy and tasty Thai restaurant. The place is rarely crowded, and service is very friendly. Along with various meats, vegan options are also available on the menu.


Queen of Sheba

A wonderful Ethiopian restaurant with an elegant, yet casual setting. Food is served in traditional Ethiopian style, and sharing of food at the table is encouraged.


The Flying Saucer

The original location. 250 kinds of beer, over 100 of them on tap. Semi-private room available for rent in the back. Tends to get noisy and crowded on the weekend.


Courtyard by Marriott Addison Quorum

Located in the North Dallas business corridor just one block off the Dallas North Tollway and less than one mile from 150-plus restaurants and clubs.

SLEEP   —  +1 972 404-1555 —  15160 Quorum Dr

Zen Restaurant Bar Lounge

A friendly place that once was a mongolian barbecue restaurant, but now serves a large number of signature mixed drinks and many finger foods.


Water Tower Theatre

Enjoy stage performances throughout the year. Something different every other week. Be sure to buy tickets in advance, as it fills quickly.


Qurom Park

Quiet, very well landscaped park; perfect for having a sack lunch. There is also a large below-ground waterfall surrounded by trees.

DO   —  Quorum Dr

Addison Circle Park

Large outdoor park and the location of festivals, concerts and outdoor plays. Also has fountains for cooling off in the Texas heat.

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Pastazios New York Pizza

New York style pizza place with a very casual atmosphere. Limited delivery area available. Patio seating is available.


Pete's Dueling Piano bar

Known for singing loud and proud. A Piano bar offering top of the line entertainment, in a fun and casual atmosphere.

DO   —  4980 Belt Line Rd

Duke's Original Roadhouse

Huge patio. Can be crowded. Saturday nights are usually "biker night", but it seems like every night is biker night.


Courtyard Dallas / Addison Midway

Free high speed Internet, luxury bedding, large work desks, an outdoor pool, and new fitness facilities.


IHOP

Inexpensive, convenient, breakfast served anytime. Just like it's bitter rival Dennys.


Chamberlain's Steak and Chop House

Steaks, seafood and rib seven nights a week in a traditional fine dining atmosphere.


Celestial Park

Watch the solstices on a giant sundial.

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