Denton Restaurants

Located in the northern region of the Lone Star State, the city of Denton is home to more than 148,000 people (as of 2021), as well as a large number of restaurants catering to those residents.

Over a period of several years, I have gradually compiled an alphabetical list of almost all the restaurants in Denton (with the exception of the low-end hamburger and fried chicken fast food joints, as well as the coffee and bagel places), as well as a few located in nearby cities. The list contains the essential information that may be of interest to a potential patron, including each restaurant's location, contact data, foods served, and — for those eateries I have visited — the seating comfort, noise level, dishes ordered, prices paid, and my personal evaluation of the food.

Learning of this detailed list, some local residents have requested that I publish it as an article. It is not intended as a complete guide, but instead only comprises personal notes based on my research and dining experiences. No attempt has been made within each entry to write detailed descriptions or even complete sentences. Consider the contents as only raw notes presented in an unpolished format.

Many of the restaurants listed below have an annotation after the name: "[y]" means that yes I would want to eat there again; "[n]" means no I would not; and "[x]" means I currently exclude it from consideration because the particular restaurant is not open for weekday lunches.

If the restaurant has a location-specific website address, then that is the one shown; otherwise, the generic company website is shown.

The prices for the entrées tried so far, as well as other information, is only current as of the time of my visit, and by now may be out of date — especially given the ongoing depreciation of the US dollar.

In the days and hours of operation for each restaurant's entry, the days are indicated with single letters: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, THursday, Friday, Saturday, and SuNday.

This article will likely be updated again at some point in the future, with the addition of any newly-opened eateries, the deletion of any that have closed for business, and new commentary on recently-visited restaurants. Note that there have been several closings during the past few years alone, e.g., 797 Food Bar, Catahoula's Louisiana Kitchen, Patriot Sandwich Company, Pizza Snob, and Sushi Bachi.

In my opinion, of the 215 restaurants listed below, the best I have visited so far would be:


3 Aguilas Taqueria [n]

412 N Texas Blvd, Denton, TX 76201
940-300-2682
M-F 8am-9pm, S 9am-5pm, N 9am-2pm
https://3aguilastaqueriadenton.com/
Mexican counter-serve taco place, in the back of a convenience store. There are only three tables with cushion-less folding chairs and one long counter with stools.
The "Taquito Plate" (3 small chicken double corn tacos, rice, and beans; $8.99) was okay. The two chicken corn tacos ($5.00) were okay. The tacos were small and greasy, and the chicken was dry. The rice and beans were substandard.

940's Kitchen [n]

219 W Oak St, Denton, TX 76201
940-218-6222
M-H 11am-10pm, F 11am-11pm, S 10am-11pm, N 10am-9pm
brunch menu SN 10am-3pm
https://www.940s.com/
American food. Reservations are unneeded if you arrive early. The booth seats were adequately cushioned. The AC was cold. The music was rather loud. There were many small flies. The staff was very nice. The restrooms were clean and well-stocked.
The "Caprese Sandwich" ($13) was good, but the balsamic vinegar overpowered the rest of it, so ask for olive oil instead. The grilled chicken sandwich ($15) was good, and the roasted Brussels sprouts salad was terrific.

Aliboba Cafe [n]

5017 Teasley Ln #129, Denton, TX 76210
940-435-0797
M-F 11:30am-8:30pm, SN 12pm-8:30pm
https://www.alibobacafe.com/
Hawaiian fusion. Sushi rolls, grilled chicken entrees, and boba tea. The chairs are uncushioned metal. There are few tables.
The chicken fried rice ($10.95) and salmon roll ($7.00) tasted okay, but the chicken was overcooked.

Ambro's Tacos Y Más [y]

208 E McKinney St, Denton, TX 76201
940-218-2078
M-H 10am-9pm, F 10am-10pm, S 9:30am-10pm, N 9:30am-8pm
https://ambrostacosymas.com/
The interior seating was limited. The seat cushions were inadequate. The AC was rather cold. It was fairly noisy, with the rock music and customer conversation. The bathroom was clean. No tips are required. The salad contains raw onion.
The burrito with guacamole, sour cream, and salad ($7.50) was good. The enchiladas with rice and refried beans ($8.50) were excellent.

Andaman Thai Restaurant [y]

221 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
940-591-8790
T-N 12pm-9pm
https://www.andamanthairestaurant.com/
The seats were uncushioned wood. The AC was fine. It was not noisy and there was no music.
The yellow curry dish ($11.98) was delicious.

Applebee's [y]

707 S I-35, Denton, TX 76205
940-591-9353
M-N 11am-2am
https://restaurants.applebees.com/en-us/tx/denton/707-s-interstate-35-e-80031
The Wi-Fi was free. The AC was fine. It was not noisy. The booth seats were comfortable.
The "Southwest Chicken Bowl" ($11.99 regularly, and $8.99 as a lunch special) was excellent and large. The "Oriental Chicken Salad" ($8.99 as a lunch special) was tasty, but the chicken was heavily breaded.

Babai Bandi [x]

1028 S Welch St, Denton, TX 76201
940-340-9019
M-H 5pm-2am, F-N 5pm-3am
https://www.babaibandi.com/
Indian.

Bagheri's Italian Restaurant [x]

1125 E University Dr #105, Denton, TX 76209
940-382-4442
N-W 5:30pm-9pm, H-S 5pm-9:30pm
The food is apparently expensive but excellent.
Try the lasagna or the chicken cacciatore.

Barley & Board [n]

100 W Oak St, Denton, TX 76201
940-566-3900
M-F 11am-9pm, SN 10am-9pm
https://www.barleyandboard.com/
The Wi-Fi was free. Network info: Barley & Board Guest // goodlunch!
The food was tasty but expensive. The fried chicken sandwich ($14) was okay. The hummus board ($13) was better. The AC was quite cold. The place was very noisy (rock music and conversation, with bad acoustics).

Bavya's Indian Kitchen [n]

703 Londonderry Ln, Denton, TX 76205
469-927-9967
M-N 7am-11pm
https://bavyas-indian-kitchen.square.site/
Indian food. It was the worst restaurant experience I have had in Denton. The seats had minimal cushioning. The bathroom had no soap or paper towels, and was dirty. The restaurant and staff were comically disorganized. We ordered chicken curry and paneer butter masala, but were given two chicken curries instead. They had no water to drink. The young waitress was sullen and unintelligible. There were flies; the insect zapper racquet was not being used. The staff ignored the customers and watched cricket on television. The food, especially the garlic naan, was tasty, but it was served in small plastic containers. It was overpriced ($28.11 for little food!) and too spicy. They charged my credit card ineptly and said the charge didn't go through; so I paid cash and they stiffed me on the cash back; the charge went through minutes later, but they didn't notice, and I had to return later to get a refund. They didn't answer their phone, but called back a couple hours later and were unintelligible.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse [y]

3250 I-35 E, Denton, TX 76210
940-222-4020
N-H 11am-12am, FS 11am-1am
https://www.bjsrestaurants.com/
The "Mini One-Topping Pizza" with side salad ($9.95) was large and delicious. The "Enlightened Lemon Thyme Chicken" on brown rice ($11.75) was good. The booth seating was comfortable. The AC was fairly cold. The music was loud but not annoying. Their main entrées were expensive, but the lunch menu was good value.

Blue Ginger [n]

2900 Wind River Ln, Denton, TX 76210
940-380-1719
T-H 10:30am-9:30pm, F 10:30am-10:30pm, S 11:30am-10:30pm, N 11:30am-9:30pm
https://www.bluegingertx.com/
Japanese food, including sushi, teriyaki, and hibachi.
The Chicken "Teriyaki Bento Box" (LB1, $9.95) had tough chicken, substandard vegetable rolls, and a spring roll. The "Vegetable Fried Rice" (RN8, $8.50) was large but mostly rice with few vegetables.
The interior was clean. The place was loud, including the music.

Boca 31 [n]

207 S Bell Ave, Denton, TX 76201
940-514-1444
T-S 11am-4pm
https://boca31.com/
boca31.denton@gmail.com
Latin-American food.
The chicken tacos were delicious, but overpriced (two for $7), and were not filling. Indoors, the music was much too loud and the seating was uncomfortable. Outdoors, the music was quieter, but the traffic was loud (there is a fire station across the street) and there were flies.
It is now closed due to a fire.

Braum's [n]

529 S I-35 E, Denton TX 76205
940-591-1992
M-N 6am-10:45pm
https://www.braums.com/
https://www.braums.com/store/529-s-interstate-35-e-denton-tx/
The chairs were uncushioned plastic. The AC was quite cold. The music and restaurant noise were loud. The grilled chicken sandwich combo ($7.99) was okay. The grilled chicken salad + cottage cheese ($6.89) was better and larger.

Brisket Burger [y]

4005 I-35, Denton, TX 76207
940-218-6940
N-H 11am-9pm, FS 11am-10pm
https://thebrisketburger.com/
Order at the counter. The booths have cushioning and the chairs have minimal or no cushioning. The music was not loud. The AC was fine. The restrooms were clean, but in the men's restroom the towel dispenser was partly broken. The staff was pleasant.
The Catfish Po Boy Sandwich ($11.50) was tasty and spicy, but messy to eat as a sandwich. The BLT Salad ($8.75) was good.
Try the Grilled Chicken Salad, Fried Catfish, Chicken Malibu.

Buffet King [y]

2251 S Loop 288, Denton, TX 76205
940-387-0888
M-F 11am-9:30pm
All-you-can-eat Chinese and Mongolian buffet. The food was good. The facilities were clean. The music was not loud. The fried fish, especially the salmon, was tasty. The shrimp was not peeled.
M-F lunch is $10.49. Dinner is more expensive. The senior discount of $6.75 is M-H 2pm-3:30pm. On SN the place is packed. On FS they serve boiled snow crab, but it is difficult to get. They have a Mongolian chef, in the back, after 12pm or so.

Cafe Brazil [y]

501 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201
940-442-5323
N-H 7am-9pm, FS 7am-11pm
https://www.cafebrazil.com/
Coffeehouse with breakfast and lunch entrees. The AC was quite cold. The place was not too noisy. The restrooms were clean. The Wi-Fi was free. The staff was very nice.
The "Lemon Pepper Chicken Pasta" ($12.99) was delicious. The "Southwest Vegan Burger" ($11.99) was delicious.

Cartwright's Ranch House [y]

111 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201
940-387-7706
https://www.cartwrightstexas.com/
The omelets were delicious.
Try the huevos rancheros.

Casa Galaviz [n]

508 S Elm St #112, Denton, TX 76201
940-387-2675
T-N 7am-2pm, T-F 3pm-8pm
Mexican food, with homemade tortillas. Breakfast items are available at lunch, i.e., open menu. The chairs had almost no cushioning. The noise level was awful, because the two employees yelled back and forth and with customers.
Two tacos cost $6.25 and were filling. The food was bland, but the shredded beef was very tender.

Catrachos [n]

212 Fort Worth Dr, Denton, TX 76201
940-218-6117
T-H 7am-7pm, F 7am-8pm, S 8am-9pm, N 8am-4pm
https://www.catrachosdenton.com/
Honduran.
The origin of the name: Honduran people call themselves "Catrachos".
The booth seats were adequately cushioned. There are three TVs, and one was playing fast-paced and monotonous Latin music loudly. The restrooms were okay. The lady serving was very nice. The fish + three tortillas ("Filete #10", $14.13) and two bean and cheese pupusas ("#8", $2.60 x 2 = $5.20) were good. They charge $0.99 extra if you use a credit card, but don't warn you about that beforehand.

Cheba Hut [n]

1611 W Eagle Dr Ste 109, Denton, TX 76201
940-977-6325
N-H 11am-10pm, FS 11am-12am
https://chebahut.com/locations/denton-westeagle/
Sandwiches. Whole wheat and garlic herb bread are options. Toasted sandwiches are an option. Ask for no onions.
The seats were uncushioned wood. The music was loud and hip-hop. The restrooms were clean. The staff was friendly.
The 8-inch "Griefo Cream Cheese & Veggie" ($10.39) was delicious. The 8-inch "Power Plant Guacamole & Hummus" ($10.39) was delicious.

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen (Denton) [y]

3240 I-35, Denton, TX 76201
940-320-2503
N-H 11am-10pm, FS 11am-11pm
https://www.cheddars.com/locations/tx/denton/denton/2177
The music was loud but bearable. The booth seats were comfortable. The restrooms were clean. They start with buttered croissants.
The one side for each entree can be a "Loaded Baked Potato" (ask for no onion) instead of French fries.
Sides: broccoli cheese casserole, loaded baked potato, southern green beans, buttered off-the-cob corn, fresh steamed broccoli, sweet baby carrots, red beans and rice.
The grilled chicken "Buffalo Wrap" ($10.99) was excellent. The "Vegetable Plate" (house salad or soup bowl, plus four sides; $9.79) was good. The carrot cake ($6.49) was delicious (1100 calories!).
Try the "Grilled Chicken Alfredo" ($12.99), "Lemon Pepper Chicken" ($11.99), "New Orleans Pasta" ($13.99).

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen (Fort Worth) [n]

2801 Texas Sage Trail, Fort Worth, TX 76177
817-741-7800
N-H 11am-10pm, FS 11am-11pm
https://www.cheddars.com/locations/tx/fort-worth/fort-worth-texas-sage-trail/2027
The music was too loud. The AC was very cold. They start with buttered croissants. The food was not as good as that at the Denton location. The Cajun Chicken Bowl ($9.49) was mushy and disappointing. The Side Loaded Baked Potato (no onion) ($3.78) was excellent. I had mild food poisoning the next day.

The Chestnut Tree [y]

Teahouse & Bistro
107 W Hickory, Denton, TX 76201
940-591-9475
T-H 10:30am-3pm, FS 8:30am-3p, N 11am-2pm
https://www.chestnuttearoom.com/
Use the "Menu" link at the top of the home page, and not the "View our menu" button farther down.
chestnuttearoom@gmail.com
The chairs and booths had cushioning. The music was not loud. The service was friendly and relaxed. The restrooms were clean.
The "Crêpe Parisien" ($12) was good but small. The "Pioneer Omelette" with molasses bread ($14) was excellent and large. The "Breakfast Potatoes" (with Cajun spices) were delicious.

Chick-fil-A (Loop 288) [y]

1711 S Loop 288, Denton, TX 76205
940-382-8149
M-S 6am-10pm
https://www.chick-fil-a.com/locations/tx/denton-towne-crossing
Chicken sandwiches, nuggets, salads, and sides.
The Wi-Fi was free.
The "Spicy Deluxe Sandwich" ($5.99) was good but small. The "Cobb Salad" ($9.49) was good and larger. The (complimentary) chocolate chip cookies were delicious.
Try the "Spicy Southwest Salad".

Chick-fil-A (University Dr) [y]

2410 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201
940-387-7883
M-S 6:30am-9pm
https://www.chick-fil-a.com/locations/tx/rayzor-ranch
Chicken sandwiches, nuggets, salads, and sides.
The Wi-Fi was free.
The "Cool Wrap" ($7.79) was good and filling. The "Grilled Chicken Sandwich" ($6.49) was okay. The ice cream cone ($1.69) was delicious.

Chili's (Loop 288) [y]

2406 S I-35, Denton, TX 76201
940-891-0855
N-H 10:45am-10:30pm, FS 10:45am-11:30pm
https://www.chilis.com/locations/us/texas/denton/denton/
The "Chicken Fajitas" ($16.29) was delicious, with very tender chicken, and large enough for two. You can request extra protein servings.
Try the "Black Bean & Veggie Fajitas (with Avocado)" ($16.29), "Santa Fe Chicken Salad" ($13.29), "Chipotle Chicken Fresh Mex Bowl" ($12.29).

Chili's (University Dr) [y]

2825 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201
940-566-2314
N-H 10:45am-11pm, FS 10:45am-12am
https://www.chilis.com/locations/us/texas/denton/rayzor-ranch/
The music was rather loud, but they turned it down upon request. The restrooms were clean.
The "Cajun Chicken Pasta" ($13.99) was delicious and large. The "Quesadilla Explosion Salad" ($12.99) was good, with tender chicken but some stale salad.

Chiloso [n]

2215 S Loop 288 Ste 312, Denton, TX 76205
940-243-1331
M-W 6am-9pm, HF 6am-10pm, S 7am-10pm, N 8am-10pm
https://chilosomexicanbistro.com/
Tex-Mex food.
The music was too loud, causing the patrons to talk even louder, and the acoustics made it worse.
A chicken bowl ($10.50) was large. A chicken taco ($4.25) was small. The food was tasty, but the chicken was gristly.

Chinatown Cafe [y]

2317 W University Dr Ste 125, Denton, TX 76201
940-382-8797
N-H 11am-9pm, S 11am-10pm
https://www.chinatowncafetx.com/
Chinese and Thai food.
The buffet food was good. The booth seating was comfortable. The AC was not too cold. The music was not loud. The staff was attentive and friendly. At lunchtime, most patrons chose the buffet ($11.50).
Try the "Chicken with Cashews", "Curry Chicken", "Pad Thai Noodle", "House Fried Rice", "Tai-Style Yellow Curry" (C or B).

Chipotle Mexican Grill (Loop 288) [n]

1800 S Loop 288 Ste 398, Denton, TX 76205
Next to Best Buy, at the west end of the strip.
940-565-0990
M-N 10:45am-10pm
https://chipotle.com/
The music and conversation were loud, and the acoustics were bad. The seats were uncushioned wood. The AC was not too cold.
The "Burrito Bowl" with chicken, brown rice, salsa, sour cream, cheese, and lettuce ($8.45) was excellent and large.

Chipotle Mexican Grill (UNT) [y]

1224 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
940-808-1073
M-N 10:45am-10pm
https://chipotle.com/
The chicken bowl ($8.15) was large and tasty. The AC was not too cold. The stools had sufficient padding, but the chairs were uncushioned wood. There was no music. The restaurant was not loud. The restrooms were not clean. The staff were helpful.

Chuy's Fine Tex-Mex [y]

3300 Wind River Lane, Denton, TX 76210
940-228-0555
N-H 11am-9pm, FS 11am-10pm
https://www.chuys.com/locations/dallas-fort-worth/denton
Pronounced "CHU-eez".
The booths had more cushioning than the chairs. The AC was not too cold. The music was not loud.
The "Chuychanga" with rice and beans ($13) was excellent. The "Veggie Enchiladas" with rice and beans ($10) was excellent.
Try the "Bean & Cheese Burrito", "Soft Tacos" with guacamole.

Cicis [n]

2219 S Loop 288 #105, Denton, TX 76205
940-891-0861
N-H 11am-10pm, FS 11am-11pm
https://www.cicis.com/locations/tx-denton-2219-s-loop-288
Unlimited buffet of pizzas, pastas, and salad bar.
The AC was fairly cold. There was no music, but some of the video games at one end made noise.
The buffet ($7.04) was good value. The chicken chunk pizza was spicy. The salad and pasta bar was substandard.

Coco Shrimp [y]

1716 S Loop 288, Denton, TX 76208
940-218-2068
M-H 11am-9pm, FS 11am-10pm
https://www.cocoshrimp.com/
The seats were uncushioned wood. The music was not too loud. The AC was not too cold. The restrooms were clean. They have a hand-washing station in the dining room, as eating shrimp tacos can get sticky. They have outdoor seating, with some traffic noise.
The "Spicy Shrimp" ($10.70) was delicious, very spicy, and large. The "Lemon Herb" plate ($10.70) was delicious and large.

Cotton Patch Cafe [y]

2505 W University Dr Ste 1001, Denton, TX 76201
940-320-1900
N-H 11am-9:30pm, FS 11:00am-10pm
https://cottonpatch.com/locations/denton/
The booth cushions were comfortable, but some chairs did not have cushioning. The music was not loud. The AC was not too cold. The Wi-Fi was free. The waitress (Sharon) chose the size of her tip by keeping all of the cash I tendered.
The "Avocado Grilled Chicken Sandwich" and stuffed baked potato ($9.99) was good but messy to eat. The baked potato was the perhaps most delicious one I have ever had. The "Cobb Salad" ($12.29) was excellent and large.
Try the Turkey Club ($9.99), Blackened Tilapia ($13.49), Skillet Cornbread ($3.79).

Cowboy Chicken [n]

2520 W University Dr #1150, Denton, TX 76201
940-320-3272
M-N 11am-9pm
https://www.cowboychicken.com/
Counter-serve chain serving wood-fired rotisserie chicken, tacos, enchiladas, and sides.
The seats had minimal cushioning. The restaurant was not too cold. The music was loud and annoying. The restrooms were clean. The free Wi-Fi required lengthy registration.
The "Three Enchiladas with Creamed Spinach and Mexican Street Corn" ($13) was excellent. The "Monterey Salad" ($12) was very good. The hot sauce was tasty but unnecessary because the cheese and salad sauces were spicy enough.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store [y]

4008 I-35, Denton, TX 76207
940-382-5277
N-H 7am-9pm, FS 7am-10pm
https://www.crackerbarrel.com/Locations/States/tx/denton/149/
The place was noisy with conversation, but not loud music. The staff was friendly and helpful.
Lunch is served at 11am. The weekday lunch has $6.99 entrees, include cornbread. Friday lunch has Fish Fry (four cod fillets) $10.99. They apparently have excellent trout (Lemon Pepper Grilled Rainbow Trout, $10.99). The stuffed baked potatoes are huge.
The grilled chicken salad ($6.99) was good. The French toast with eggs and bacon ($8.99) was good.

Crooked Crust [y]

101 Ave A, Denton, TX 76201
940-565-5999
N-W 11am-12am, H-S 11am-3am
https://www.crookedcrust.com/
A pizzeria where you can build your own pie with unlimited toppings without paying extra. The seats were uncushioned wood.
The large pesto pizza with marinated chicken and green bell peppers ($16) was excellent.

Denny's [y]

4007 N Interstate 35, Denton, TX 76207
940-382-9033
24x7
https://locations.dennys.com/TX/DENTON/248190
https://www.dennys.com/location/dennys-8190/menu
The Wi-Fi was free.
The "55+ Wild Alaska Salmon" with wild rice and potato pieces ($10.99) was good, but the wild rice tasted like vinegar. The "55+ Omelette" with 9-grain bread ($9.19) was good. Coffee cost $3.59!
Try the BLT Sandwich ($9.59), Cali Club Sandwich ($13.29), The Super Bird ($12.99).

Desi Adda [x]

115 S Elm St, Denton, TX 76201
940-218-1050
M-N 12pm-2am
Indian.

Di Abruzzo Italian Market [n]

508 S Elm St Ste 105, Denton, TX 76201
940-600-1670
T-S 11am-7pm, N 11am-4pm
https://www.diabruzzomarket.com/
It is a family-owned Italian specialty grocery store.
The seats were uncushioned wood. They have only four tables. It is very busy on Saturdays. The AC was very cold. The music was not too loud.
The Pasta with Fresh Basil Pesto Sauce ($12.99) was okay, with freshly-made pesto, but the noodles were very undercooked. Also, intestimal problems the next day may have been food poisoning. The Bow Tie Pasta Caprese Salad ($13.39 for a medium-size "Large") was okay but had almost no tomatos and was overpriced for the amount provided.

Dillas Quesadillas [n]

1715 S Loop 288 #100, Denton, TX 76205
940-222-5554
N-H 11am-9:30pm, FS 11am-10:30pm
https://dillas.com/
Pronounced "DILL-uhs".
The seats were uncushioned wood. The music was very loud and fast-paced, but they have a couple benches outside in the sun.
The "Not A Dilla" salad with spinach, romaine, chicken or steak, citrus corn salad, and cheese blend creamy churri ($6.99) and was tasty. The Founder chicken quesadillas ($6.29) were good but small.

The Dive [n]

3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd, Denton, TX 76210
940-320-3483
M-H 2pm-12pm, F 12pm-2am, S 11am-2am, n 11am-12am
https://www.thedivetexas.com/
Sports bar and restaurant. The back porch has a sun shade. The music was loud and awful. The seats had minimal padding, except the few booth seats. The seats were dirty. The cutlery was dirty. The restrooms were not clean. The service was slow.
Handhelds, unlike entrees, come with a free side (French Fries, Homemade Potato Chips, or Tortilla Chips).
The salmon avocado toast ($12.95) was too small. The turkey sandwich ($11.50) had chicken breast instead of turkey because they were out of turkey.
Try the "Chicken Street Tacos", "BALT", "Granny's Turkey Sandwich", "Roasted Veggie Melt".

Dix Coney Island Denton [y]

123 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201
940-218-1735
MWHRF 10am-11pm, S 9am-11pm, N 9am-5pm
https://dixconeyislandtx.com/
The booths had cushioning but the seats did not. The AC was very cold. The place was very noisy (including three TVs), with poor acoustics. The waitress (Jessica) was friendly.
The Reuben sandwich on rye ($13.99) was delicious. The veggie omelette ($14.99) with hash browns and toast was good.
Try the "Chicken Breast Sandwich", "B.L.T.", "Avocado Egg B.L.T.", "Tacos! Tacos! Tacos!" (3 Flour tortillas with grilled chicken), "Baklava Cheesecake".

Don Chiquito's Mexican Restaurant [y]

1813 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201
940-381-8591
M-H 8am-9pm, FS 8am-10pm, N 8am-8pm
https://donchiquitosmexrest.com/
Mexican and Guatemalan food.
The seats had little cushioning. The music was not loud.
The "Enchiladas Suizas" ($11.99) with Spanish rice and beans was excellent and filling. The chicken "Soft Taco" ($2.99) was good. But somehow the bill was $24.62.

DoubleDave's Pizzaworks [y]

220 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201
940-243-3283
M-N 11am-9pm
https://www.doubledaves.com/
The seats had little or no cushioning. There was no music. The AC was not too cold. The parmesan cheese at the table contains tasty spices.
The pizza and salad buffet ($10.49) was very good and unlimited. All other substantial entrées cost more.

D.P. Dough [x]

1216 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
940-331-9333
M-N 4pm-3am
https://dpdough.com/
Calzones.

Dusty's Bar & Grill [n]

119 S Elm St, Denton, TX 76201
940-243-7300
M-N 11am-2am
Lunch starts at 11am.
https://www.dentonjunction.com/dustysbar
https://www.facebook.com/DustysDenton
Some of the seats have cushioning. The AC was quite cold. The music was rather loud.
The Big A Burrito ($11.99). The BLT + salad ($7.99) were tasty, but I got food poisoning.

Egg House Cafe [y]

1622 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201
940-514-0002
M-N 7am-2pm
https://egghousecafe.net/
The service was excellent. The portions were large. The AC was fairly cold. The conversation and music were loud.
The BLT and sweet potato fries were delicious. The omelette was enormous, and the hashbrowns were terrific.

Einstein Bros. Bagels (Teasley Ln) [y]

4500 Teasley Ln, Denton, TX 76210
940-514-1071
M-F 5am-2pm, SN 6am-3pm
https://locations.einsteinbros.com/us/tx/denton/4500-teasley-lane
A popular bakery and sandwich chain.
The seats were uncushioned wood, but one bench had cushioning. There was no music. The AC was fine. The staff were nice.
The Tasty Turkey Sandwich ($7.99) on Ancient Grain bagel was delicious. The Pizza Bagel with Cheese ($5.99) on Ancient Grain bagel was okay, but greasy and some of the cheese was glued to the cardboard box.

El Chaparral Grill [y]

324 E McKinney St #102, Denton, TX 76201
940-243-1313
Call ahead to verify that they will be open.
T-S 7am-2pm, N 8am-2pm
American and some Mexican food.
Seat yourself. The service was very friendly. The chairs had thin cushioning, and there were no booths. The restrooms were clean. There was no music. The AC was comfortable.
The chicken chimichanga with beans, rice, and salad ($9.95) was good. The spinach omelette with hashbrowns and wheat bread ($7.95) was good. The portions were generous and the prices reasonable.

El Matador Restaurant [y]

720 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201
940-387-1137
N-H 11am-9:30pm, FS 11am-10:30pm
https://elmatadorrestaurant.com/
Mexican food.
The booth seating was comfortable. The service was very friendly.
The "Chicken Chimichanga" ($11.49) was very good. The "Chicken Enchilada" ($8.99) was good.

El Pollo Loco [y]

2822 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201
817-997-4278
M-N 10:30am-10pm
https://restaurants.elpolloloco.com/tx/denton/2822-w-university-dr
The seats were uncushioned wood. The chicken bowls did not have onion, unlike the Original Pollo Bowl.
The "Grande Avocado Chicken Bowl" ($8.99) was good and filling. The "Chicken Avocado Burrito" ($8.99) was okay.

El Rincón del Maíz [n]

1431 E McKinney St, Suite 100, Denton, TX 76209
M-F 9am-7pm, S 9am-7:30pm, N 9am-4pm
940-808-0533
Southern Mexican food, not Tex-Mex. The name means "Corn Corner" in Spanish. It has dual menus, offering meat and vegan dishes. They opened in 2023-07.
The seats had sufficient cushioning. The AC was terribly cold. The music was not loud, but the conversation was loud, with poor acoustics. The restrooms were clean, but the towel dispenser in the women's restroom did not work. The water glasses smelled strange — like they had been dried with a dirty towel. The waitress (Vasanta P.) was very nice, but her strong Indian accent made communication difficult. Their main entrées ($16.99) consist of three thick corn tortillas with different toppings and at most one side.
The chicken tamale with mole sauce ($3.49) and the shredded beef taco ("Tinga de Res") ($3.99) were delicious but very small. The guava cheesecake ($5.99) was delicious and large.

El Taco H [n]

213 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
940-331-7776
N-H 11am-10pm, FS 11am-2am
https://www.eltacohdenton.com/
Mexican street tacos.
The origin of the name: "El Tlacuache" (the possum) sounds like "El Taco H".
The seats are metal. The music was too loud and frenetic. The place is not comfortable.
The chicken burrito ($12) was tasty but not accompanied by any sides. The quesadilla al pastor ($7) was small.

Fat Shack [n]

508 S Elm St #109, Denton, TX 76201
940-218-1055
N-W 11am-1am, H-S 11am-3am
https://www.fatshack.com/
Sandwiches and hamburgers.
The music was not loud. The AC was not cold. The two booths have enough padding. The flies were annoying and the staff had no flyswatter.
The regular size (9") Philly Cheesesteak sandwich with cooked onions ($12.99) was tasty. The small size ($9.89) would be enough for most people.

Fatima's Grill [x]

2430 S I-35 E Ste 136, Denton, TX 76205
940-380-1732
M-S 11am-8pm (but it is better to arrive after 11:30am), N 12pm-7pm
https://www.fatimas-grill.com/
Mexican and Lebanese fusion. It is a Halal restaurant. The seats were uncushioned wood.
Call ahead, because if they have a big catering order, it could be an hour before they can serve you.
The first two times we visited, they could not serve us lunch – the first time because of a big catering order and the second time because the card payment system was down.
Try the Chicken Shawarma Wrap ($11.99), Gyro Wrap ($12.99), Falafel Vegan Wrap ($13.99), Chicken Burrito ($12.99), Bean and Cheese Rice Burrito ($6.99).

Fera's Pasta & Pizza [n]

1407 W Oak St, Denton, TX 76201
940-382-9577
M-S 11am-9pm
The seats have minimal cushioning. All tables are served with hot fresh rolls. The restrooms were clean. The AC was not cold. There was no music. The cook/server sat at an adjacent table and had a loud conversation into a speakerphone in a Slavic language.
The large Neapolitan pizza ($16.95) was tasty, but very thin, so it quickly became soggy with sauce and grease.

Feta's Lone Star Greek [x]

300-316 E Oak St, Denton, TX 76201
940-595-0056
WHF 4pm-12am, S 12pm-12am, N 2pm-11pm
https://fetasgreek.com/

Five Guys [y]

1715 S Loop 288 Unit 110, Denton, TX 76201
940-382-2900
M-N 11am-10pm
https://restaurants.fiveguys.com/1715-south-loop-288
A fast-food chain with made-to-order burgers, fries, hot dogs, sandwiches, plus free peanuts while you wait.
The seats were uncushioned wood. The AC was not cold. The music was not loud. The men's restroom was clean but smelled bad.
The BLT ($7.59) was small, tasty, and had plenty of bacon. The cheese veggie sandwich ($6.29) was tasty but messy due to all the sauce. The self-serve peanuts in a shell were good.

Freebirds World Burrito [n]

2700 W University Dr Suite 1090, Denton, TX 76201
940-565-5400
M-N 10:30am-9:30pm
https://www.freebirds.com/
Counter-serve chain with custom burritos, bowls, tacos, and salads.
The seats were uncushioned wood and noisy. The music was loud and the acoustics were terrible.
Ask for all the free toppings except white onions, plus mild tomatillo sauce or lime juice.
The vegetarian bowl (including guacamole) or chicken bowl ($7.95) comes with rice, beans, and cheese. It was tasty and large.

Frilly's Seafood Bayou Kitchen [y]

1925 Denison St, Denton, TX 76201
940-243-2126
M-S 11am-9pm
https://frillysdentontx.com/
Cajun fish restaurant.
At lunch time, you view the menu, order and pay at the counter, and then seat yourself. The booth seats were comfortable. The restrooms were cramped and had an air dryer. The music was very quiet. The many TVs were muted. The AC was very cold. The metal utensils were had sharp and uncomfortable handles, so perhaps bring your own.
The Pasta Mardi Gras ($16.99) and Grilled Chicken Salad ($12.99) were delicious.
Try the Cajun Combo, Catfish Fillet.

Fuzzy's Taco Shop (I-35) [y] 2412 S Interstate 35E, Denton, TX 76210
940-488-4779
T-H 7am-10pm, FS 7am-11pm, N 7am-6pm
https://fuzzystacoshop.com/locations/texas/denton-i35/
Counter-serve chain serving Baja-style tacos and other Mexican food.
The shredded brisket beef burrito bowl ($9.39 ) and shredded chicken burrito bowl ($8.99) were delicious, with rather spicy meat. The food tasted better than its initial appearance when opened up. The restaurant was not noisy, but apparently when there are many customers it can be very noisy. When your order is ready, the cooks announce your order number, located near the top of your receipt. The announcements were very loud. The benches and seats were uncushioned wood. The AC was fine. The restrooms are single use, even though they contain multiple urinals (in the men's restroom), so be sure to lock the door.

Fuzzy's Taco Shop (Industrial St) [n]

115 Industrial St, Denton, TX 76201
940-380-8226
M-W 6:30am-10pm, H 6:30am-11pm, F 6:30am-12am, S 7am-12am, N 8am-10pm
https://fuzzystacoshop.com/locations/texas/denton-industrial/
Counter-serve chain serving Baja-style tacos and other Mexican food.
The Enchilada Plate ($8.99) and Shredded Chicken Burrito were good. The seats were metal and the benches were wood, with no cushioning. The rock music was fairly loud. The restrooms were okay. If there is no staff at the counter, place your order at the bar. When your order is ready, the cooks call out your order number, located near the top of your receipt. It has outside seating, which should be available on weekdays at lunch, when they don't have too many customers.

Gangnam Chicken [y]

321 W Hickory St Ste 100, Denton, TX 76201
940-323-8288
T-N 11am-9pm
https://www.gangnamchickendenton.com/
Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese.
The seats have minimal padding. The music was not loud. The AC was fine. The restrooms were clean. The staff were very pleasant. The Red Curry with chicken and rice ($12.95) and Basil Fried Rice with chicken ($12.95) were excellent, but the curry was quite spicy despite requesting low spicy, so perhaps request not spicy.
Try the Pad Thai Noodle ($12.95).

Giovanni's Pizza & Pasta [x]

100 Country Club Rd Ste 112, Argyle, TX 76226
940-464-9899
M-H 11am-9pm, FS 11am-10pm, N 12pm-9pm
http://www.gioargyle.com/
A great little Italian place. The breads and pizza crusts are handmade and baked in house. There are booths and chairs with some padding.
A lunch special for $8.50 is a small pizza with two toppings (six generous slices) and a side salad.

Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant [x]

821 N Locust St, Denton, TX 76201
940-381-2712
N-F 11am-2pm, M-N 5pm-9pm
https://www.giuseppesitaliana.com/
Elegant dining, in a former residential house.

Graffiti Pasta [y]

118 W Oak St, Denton, TX 76201
940-323-9489
N-W 11am-12am, H-S 11am-2am
https://www.graffitipasta.com/
The seats had no cushions. The music was rather loud. They opened on 2022-04-23.
The "Tortellini la Flor" ($10) was excellent (the best pasta dish I have ever had). The "Rasta Pasta" ($15) was good. The buttery garlic bread rolls were terrific.
Try the Calabrese Caprese ($10).

The Great Egg [y]

1800 S Loop 288, Denton, TX 76205
940-566-3447
M-N 7am-2:30pm
https://thegreategg.com/
The seats were uncushioned wood. The music was quiet. The AC was not too cold. The restrooms were clean. The staff was pleasant.
The "Great Egg Classic Club Sandwich" ($9.99) was the best I have ever had. The "Great Egg Omelette" ($10.99) was terrific and enormous.

Greenhouse Restaurant & Bar [y]

600 N Locust St, Denton, TX 76201
940-484-1349
N-H 11am-9pm, FS 11am-10pm
https://www.greenhouserestaurantdenton.com/
It used to be an actual greenhouse.
The seats are uncushioned wood, and the booths are cushioned but too low for the table height. The interior was dark. The AC was quite cold. There are two sets of restrooms. The music was soft and pleasant. The interior decoration was elegant. The table was very clean.
The Bella Sandwich with truffle fries ($12.75) and The Big Salad ($11.50) were good.
Try the Fresh Avocado Tacos ($12.75), Hummus Wrap (pistachio hummus; $13), Salmon Burger with Sweet Potato Fries ($14.75), Flat Earth Avocado ($16).

Green Zatar [n]

609 Sunset St, Denton, TX 76201
940-383-2051
M-H 11:30am-9pm, FS 11:30am-10pm
https://greenzatar.com/
Middle Eastern food. They offer kebabs, souvlaki, gyro, falafel, mousaka, hummus, falafel, biryani, souvlaki and vegetarian dishes served with saffron basmati rice.
The origin of the name: Za'atar is a culinary herb or family of herbs.
The food was delicious but expensive ($16-20). The restrooms were difficult to access.

Gyro 360 [n]

311 E Hickory St Ste 110, Denton, TX 76201
940-323-0003
M-N 11am-10pm
https://www.gyro360tx.com/
Mediterranean, gyros meat, salads. The gyro bowl ($10) is falal or chicken.
The music was very loud and annoying (with two tracks playing, in the dining area and the kitchen). The seats were uncushioned wood; there were two padded booths, but located under the AC airflow.
The gyro bowl ($10) was excellent and large. The gyro salad was mostly lettuce and disappointing.

Hanabi Ramen

501 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
940-320-1800
M-N 11:30am-9pm
https://www.ramenhanabi.com/
Japanese food, including ramen.
The seats are uncushioned wood.
Try the Tokyo Tonkotsu Ramen ($13), Edamame ($5), Fried Rice ($5).

Hanasato Japanese Cuisine [y]

2500 W University Dr #1330, Denton, TX 76201
940-536-0777
M-S 11am-9:30pm
https://www.hanasatousa.com/
Japanese food.
The Chicken Katsu Rice ($13) and Tornado Deep-Fried Roll ($12) were delicious (the tastiest Japanese food I have ever had), but the rice was dry and not moist sticky rice as expected. The AC was comfortable. The seats were uncushioned wood. The music was not loud, but the kitchen noise was. The staff were nice.

Hannah's

111 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201
940-566-1110
M-F 4pm-10pm, S 10:30am-10pm, N 10:30am-9pm
American.
It is apparently quiet and expensive.

Hawaiian Bros [y]

2220 S Loop 288, Denton, TX 76205
817-231-0116
M-N 11am-12am
https://hawaiianbros.com/locations/denton/
The plate lunch comes with white rice, macaroni salad, and your choice of protein. It is available in small, classic, and large sizes. You can ask for a packet of teriyaki sauce (or pineapple BBQ sauce?) to put on the ball of white rice; otherwise it is bland.
The "Huli Huli Chicken" ($9.45) was tasty. The classic size was ideal. Their macaroni is the best I have ever had. The "Pacific Island Salad" ($8.95) was good although smaller.
Try the "Molokai Chicken".

Hoochies

214 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
940-808-0315
N-H 11am-8pm, FS 11am-9pm
https://www.hoochiesdenton.com/
Seafood. Fish fry, po' boys, and oysters.
It has patio seating.

Hot Spots Eat Fresh

3520 E McKinney St, Denton, TX 76209
940-808-1008
T-N 11am-9pm
https://www.hotspotseatfresh.com/
Asian fusion food.
The seats are uncushioned plastic.
Try the E19 Entrée Ma Po Tofu ($13), L1 Lunch Fried Rice ($10), R4 House Chicken Ramen ($12.99).

Houlihan's [n]

3120 Town Center Tr, Denton, TX 76201
940-220-4646
N-H 11am-10pm, FS 11am-11pm
https://www.houlihans.com/location/houlihans-denton/
American.
The booths were comfortably cushioned. The AC was fine. The music was not too loud, but the conversation and kitchen noise added up. The server (Jason) never checked on us to see if everything was okay. The Seared Salmon Pesto ($17.99) and Korean Chicken (grilled; $17.99) were delicious and nicely presented, but small, especially for the price (we had to eat more food upon returning home).
Try the (reportedly large) Fish and Chips (beer-battered cod, French fries, chipotle slaw), SoCal Fish Tacos + Caesar Salad ($13.99), Southwest Grilled Chicken Wrap ($13.99), Power Greens Salad ($13.99).

IHOP [y]

3200 N Interstate 35, Denton, TX 76201
940-390-7051
24x7
https://restaurants.ihop.com/en-us/tx/denton/breakfast-3200-north-interstate-35-3649
Free Wi-Fi. The password was "P@ncake1".
The restaurant was clean. The booths were comfortable and had more padding than the chairs. The service was slow. The Southwest Chicken Bowl ($11.29) has eggs and hash browns. The New Mexico Chicken Bowl ($11.29) has rice medley; they both come with one side (two pancakes, hash browns, buttered toast, fruit, or French fries).
The "Southwest Chicken Bowl" and two pancakes ($11.29) was tasty and huge. The "Spinach and Mushroom Omelette" and hash browns ($11.29) was tasty and large. The "Chicken Pesto Crepes" ($12.99) and 55+ BLT ($8.79) with hash browns were good, but smaller and more expensive than in the past.

I Love Sushi
917 Sunset St, Denton, TX 76201
940-891-6060
M-F 11am-3pm, 5pm-9:30pm, S 12pm-10pm, N 12pm-9pm
https://ilovesushidenton.com/
Japanese food.
Try the Bento Box.

Italia Express [y]

2201 S Interstate 35 FC-2, Denton, TX 76205
Inside the Golden Triangle Mall.
940-484-9500
M-S 10am-8pm, N 11am-6pm.
https://www.facebook.com/ItaliaExpressDenton/menu/
Italian food: pizza, stuffed pizza, calzone, stromboli, pasta, sandwiches, and salads. The owners and staff were friendly.
The spinach calzone ($9.99) was tasty. The vegetable stromboli ($9.99) was tasty.
Try the garlic knots with marinara sauce.

Jason's Deli [y]

2219 S Loop 288 Ste 114, Denton, Texas 76205
940-484-1234
M-N 10am-9pm
https://www.jasonsdeli.com/restaurants/denton-deli
The Wi-Fi was free. The password was Jason2017. It took many tries before it connected.
They offer free small ice cream cones.
The "Nutty Mixed Up Salad" ($9.79) was delicious. The 1/4 turkey muffaletta sandwich ($7.39) was okay.
Jim: Gail had a monster chicken ranch stuffed potato, with the requisite cheese and scallions, etc. Gail pronounced it as quite tasty, but it was so big, she brought 2/3 of it home! I had the salmon guacamole sandwich on toasted ciabatta bread (which was NOT hard and chewy, but was surprisingly light and soft), with blue chips and guacamole, which I subbed for the salsa, at no extra charge. The chipotle aioli was a nice flavor sensation, too.

Jersey Mike's Subs (Loop 288) [y]

1800 S Loop 288 Ste 392, Denton, TX 76205
940-383-8848
M-N 10am-9pm
https://www.jerseymikes.com/15024/denton-tx
Northeast-American style sub sandwiches made with fresh-sliced meats and cheese on store-baked bread.
The breads available are: white, whole wheat, and rosemary parmesan. The cold subs were served faster. The seats were uncushioned wood. The place was noisy (music, conversation, and kitchen noise). The Turkey and Provolone #7 (Regular = $8.95) and Chipotle Chicken Cheese Steak #42 (Regular = $8.95) were delicious.
Try the #64 Grilled Portabella Mushroom & Swiss.

Jersey Mike's Subs (University Dr)

2200 W University Dr Suite 130, Denton, TX 76201
940-514-8808
M-N 10am-9pm
https://www.jerseymikes.com/15101/denton-tx
Northeast-American style sub sandwiches made with fresh-sliced meats and cheese on store-baked bread.

Jimmy John's

2219 South Loop 288 Ste 104, Denton, TX 76205
940-483-0100
https://locations.jimmyjohns.com/tx/denton/
Sandwiches.

Jonuzi's Pizza

1776 Teasley Ln # 103, Denton, TX 76205
940-565-0000
T-H 11am-9pm, FS 11am-10pm, N 11am-9pm, M 4pm-9pm
https://jonuzisdenton.com/
New Jersey-style pizza.

J Sushi
1400 S Loop 288 #100, Denton, TX 76205
940-387-8833
N-H 12pm-9pm, FS 12pm-10pm
https://jsushidenton.com/
Japanese food.
Try the lunch specials Chicken Teriyaki Bowl ($11.95), Chicken Teriyaki Bento Box ($12.95).
Try the Chicken Fried Rice ($12.95).

Juicy Pig Barbecue

708 N Locust St, Denton, TX 76201
940-387-0708
M-N 11am-9pm
https://www.juicypigdenton.com/
Texas BBQ. All of the barbecue, ribs, and beans are smoked fresh every day.
The seats are uncushioned wood.
Try the Turkeypalooza ($10.50), Build a Spud ($5.50).

Jupiter House

106 N Locust St, Denton, Texas 76201
940-387-7100
Sandwiches, salads, and breakfast items.
Try the Royals bagel.

Keiichi [x]

500 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201
940-230-3410
W-S 6pm-7pm
Sushi restaurant.

Killer's Tacos

424 Bryan St, Denton, TX 76201
940-514-1920
M-S 11am-10pm
https://www.killerstacos.com/

Koji Sushi

3220 Teasley Lane Ste 112, Denton, TX 76210
940-808-1007
N-H 11am-9pm, FS 11am-10pm
http://www.kojisushidenton.com/
Japanese food: sushi bar, bento boxes, ramen, fried rice, and hibachi.
Tell Jennifer.

Komodo Loco

109 Oakland St, Denton, TX 76201
940-808-0400
M-S 4pm-10pm
https://www.komodoloco.com/
Asian fusion. They have patio seating.

Kurume Ramen & Izakaya [n]

1435 S Loop 288 #117, Denton, TX 76205
940-654-7000
M-S 11am-9pm, N 3pm-9pm
https://www.ramenkurume.com/
ramenkurume@gmail.com
Japanese food.
The seats were uncushioned wood. The music was fast-paced Japanese pop and annoying.
The ramen bowl ($13) was tasty.

La Fondita [y]

3969 Teasley Lane Suite 1300, Denton, TX 76210
In Lakewood Square, across from Walmart.
940-514-1987
T-H 7am-8pm, FS 7am-9pm, N 8am-4pm
https://www.lafonditadenton.com/
Mexican food.
The origin of the name: "la fonda" = "the inn".
The restaurant was not too noisy. The AC was not too cold. The seats have minimal cushioning. Pay at the cash register.
The chicken chimichanga ($10) was delicious. The 3 chicken enchiladas with cream, beans, and rice were good.

La Laguna Meat Market & Kitchen [y]

630 Londonderry Ln, Denton, TX 76205
940-808-0499
M-H 8am-8pm, FS 8am-9pm, N 8am-6pm
https://lalagunameatmarket.wixsite.com/my-site
lalagunameatmarketkitchen@gmail.com
Mexican. The name means "the lagoon". The seats are uncushioned wood.
The chicken burrito plate (with rice and beans in the burrito; $8.99) was delicious. The burrito was the most delicious one I've ever had anywhere, partly because of the spicy red chicken; but the slices of jalapeno pepper were very hot. The chicken tamale ($1.99) was good and an excellent value. Water ($0.99) is only available in a bottle.
Try the taco plate (3 tacos, rice, and beans $8.99).

L’Amitié

529 Bolivar St, Denton, TX 76201
940-381-0001
T-F 7am-2pm, SN 8am-3pm
It is a French-American style bistro serving gourmet coffee, Belgian waffles, omelets, quiche (for breakfast), paninis, pasta, salads, muffins, pastries, and specialty cakes. It opened 2024-02.

La Mexicana

619 S Locust St, Denton, TX 76201
940-483-8019
Mexican.

Layalina [y]

222 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
T-S 11am-12am, N 12pm-10pm
https://layalinarestaurant.wixsite.com/layalina-1
https://www.facebook.com/layalinamediterraneanrestaurant/
layalinarestaurant14@gmail.com
Middle-Eastern restaurant serving Palestinian / Jordanian cuisine, with only halal meats and chicken.
The origin of the name: "layalina" is Arabic for "our happy night". Anwar's wife chose the name when they decided to start a restaurant.
Their first location was at I-35 E and Elm St.
The restaurant was not cold. The servings were large. The chicken shawarma and hummus were delicious.

Loco Cafe

603 N Locust, Denton, TX 76201
940-387-1413
M-N 7am-2pm
https://www.locodenton.com/
Tex-Mex and healthy food.
The origin of the name: It is named after its street, not the Spanish word.
The menu is extensive.

The Lone Spur Cafe

2217 S I-35 E, Denton, TX 76205
940-323-9544
M-N 6:30am-2:30pm, FS 5pm-9pm
http://lonespurcafe.com/

Long John Silver's [n]

1901 S Loop 288, Denton, TX 76205
940-293-4695
M-N 10:30am-10pm
https://www.ljsilvers.com/
The restaurant was cold. There was no music. The booths were comfortable; most of the chairs have minimal cushioning.
The "Grilled Shrimp Rice Bowl" ($8.19) was good. The Grilled Salmon Rice Bowl ($8.19) was good. The Southwest (cheesy) and Sweet Chili sauces were spicy.
Try the Baja and Seasoned sauces.

LSA Burger Co

113 W Hickory, Denton, TX 76201
940-383-1022
N-H 11am-10pm, FS 11am-11pm
https://www.lsaburger.com/
The origin of the name: "Lone Star Attitude" is a motto coined by Texas singer-songwriter Jon Christopher Davis.
They have roof seating.
Try the Bohemian and the Veggie Power Plate.

Mana Kitchen [x]

1200 N I-35 E, Denton, TX 76205
940-484-4333
M-N 6pm-12am
http://www.manakitchen.us/

Marco's Pizza [y]

3220 Teasley Ln Suite 108, Denton, TX 76210
940-304-0040
N-H 11am-11pm, FS 11am-12am
https://www.marcos.com/
Pizza, subs, and salads.
They have several booths for dining in. The staff was very nice. The restrooms were very clean, with humorous signs on the walls.
The five-cheese extra large pizza was delicious, with the best dough I have ever tasted.
Try the Deluxe pizza bowl.

Mazatlan Restaurant

1928 N Ruddell, Denton, TX 76201
940-566-1718.
https://mazatlanmexicanrestauranttx.com/
Mexican. They serve free queso at lunch.

McAlister's Deli (Loop 288) [y]

1931 S Loop 288, Suite 100, Denton, TX 76205
940-320-7722
M-N 10:30am-10pm
https://locations.mcalistersdeli.com/tx/denton/1931-south-loop-288
Sandwiches, salads, soups, and baked potatoes with diced meats, melted cheeses, and fresh garnishes.
The sandwich and a side ($8) were tasty.

McAlister's Deli (University Dr) [y]

2200 W University Dr Suite 190, Denton, TX 76201
940-735-3364
M-N 10am-9pm
https://locations.mcalistersdeli.com/tx/denton/2200-w-university-drive
The booths had more cushioning than the chairs. The music was not loud. The AC was comfortable. The restrooms were large and clean.
The Chipotle Chicken & Bacon Spud ($9.99) was huge (two potatoes, and enough food for two meals) and delicious. Grilled Chicken Club + one side (Steamed Broccoli) ($9.69) was good.

The Meat Up

529 Bolivar St, Denton, TX 76201
940-758-5759
TW 11am-8pm, FS 11am-9pm
https://denton.themeatuptx.com/
Burgers, chicken sandwiches, and tacos.
The seats are uncushioned metal or plastic???

Medical City Denton Café

3535 S I-35, Denton, TX 76210
Located on the first floor of the main hospital building.
M-F 7am-9:30am, 11am-2pm
Free Wi-Fi: Connect to "Guest_Access". Launch your web browser. On the "Guest_Access" Welcome Page, select your connection option. Launch your app or other Web software. Free ???

Medical City Denton Subway

3535 S I-35, Denton, TX 76210
Located on the first floor of the main hospital building.
M-N 8am-9pm

Mellow Mushroom

217 E Hickory St , Denton TX 76201
Two blocks east of the Courthouse, at Oakland on the NW corner.
940-323-1100
M-H 11am-9pm, FS 11am-10pm, N 12pm-8pm
https://mellowmushroom.com/
Pizza.
It apparently has great pizza.

Mi Casita

110 N Carroll Blvd, Denton, TX 76201
940-891-1932
M-S 7am-4pm
https://www.micasitafood.com/
Mexican. "Home of the Grande Burrito".
Try the huge Grande Burrito, which apparently is so large that almost no one can finish it.

Mi Ranchito

1122 Fort Worth Dr, Denton, TX 76205
940-381-1167
T-H 11am-9pm, FS 11am-9:30pm, N 11am-8:30pm
Mexican.

Mi Tata Mexican Restaurant [y]

5017 Teasley Ln St 101, Denton, TX 76210
Hickory Creek Plaza.
940-591-9999
M-H 11am-9:30pm, FS 11am-10pm, N 11am-8pm
https://www.mitatarestaurant.com/
The chicken Super Chimichanga + rice, beans, guacamole, sour cream ($11.99) was excellent. The chicken and beef Two Enchiladas + rice, beans ($10.99) was excellent. The booth seats were comfortable. The AC was fine. The music was not too loud, except in the restrooms. The restrooms were clean and spacious. The staff were very kind. Lunch specials (11am-4pm) include rice and beans.
Try the Cuban Sandwich + French fries ($12.49), Green Quesadillas + rice, beans, sour cream ($11.99), Ranchero Enchiladas + rice, beans ($12.49), Vegetarian Enchiladas + rice, beans ($12.49), Flameado + rice, lentils ($12.49), Veggie Combo + rice, lentils ($11.99), Burro Grande Burrito + rice, beans, sour cream ($11.49), Chicken Mole + rice, beans ($11.99).

Milpa Kitchen & Cantina

820 S Interstate 35 E #101, Denton, TX 76205
940-382-8470
T-H 3pm-9pm, FS 11am-10pm, N 11am-9pm
https://milparestaurant.com/
Mexican food.
3 tacos for $13.75. Taco Tuesday has 1 large taco for $9.

Mr. Chopsticks [n]

1633 Scripture St, Denton, TX 76201
940-382-5437
M-N 11am-9pm
https://www.mrchopsticks.com/
Pan-Asian dishes, including sushi and stir-fry.
Seat yourself. The seats had adequate cushioning. The AC was not too cold. There was no music. The conversation was loud. The decor looked rundown. The table tops were sticky. The men's restroom was dirty and the TP dispenser was broken.
The tofu almond stir-fry plate ($13.25) was okay and large. The chicken Thai salad ($12.25) was dull (aside from the delicious sauce), large, and it contained a long black hair.
Try the Basil Chicken Fried Rice.

Namaste Denton

222 W Hickory St #103, Denton, TX 76201
940-514-1046
N-H 11am-11pm, FS 11am-12am
https://order.toasttab.com/online/namastedenton
Indian.
The seats are wood or have almost no cushioning. The vegetable curry dishes cost $10 to $13, and the meat dishes cost $12 to $16.

Napolis Italian Restaurant [n]

3969 Teasley Ln, Denton, TX 76210
In Lakewood Square, across from Walmart.
940-382-3344
T-N 11am-2:30pm, 4:30pm-8:45pm
https://www.ordernapolisitalianrestaurant.com/
Italian.
The origin of the name: "Napolis" is the Albanian translation of "Naples".
The booth seats were comfortable. The restaurant was not cold or noisy. The restrooms were not well maintained; the men's restroom had no paper towels.
The chicken cacciatore ($13) was good, with very tender chicken. The meatball subway sandwich ($9) was okay.

New China King Buffet

1008 W University Dr, Denton, TX, TX 76201
940-442-6286
M-N 11am-9:30pm
https://newchinakingbuffetdenton.com/

North Point Café

2000 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201
940-591-1988
M-F 7:00am-2:00pm, 7:00am-2:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/Northpointcafedenton/

Oldwest Cafe [y]

2420 S Interstate 35 E, Denton, TX 76210
940-808-0081
M-N 7am-2pm
http://oldwestcafe.us/
The music was not loud. The booths were comfortable. The men's restroom is cramped but clean.
The Red Jack's BLT + fried potatoes ($10.99) and the Gold Digger (veggie omelet) + hash browns, wheat toast ($13.99) were large and delicious. The Bonnie + hash browns ($11.99) and the Burrito with 4 fixins (avocado, bacon, cheddar cheese, mushroom) ($6.99) were good.
Try the Monterrey Ranch, The Bonnie, the Gold Digger.

Olive Garden [y]

2809 I-35 E South, Denton, TX 76210
940-381-2549
M-N 11am-10pm
https://www.olivegarden.com/locations/tx/denton/denton-golden-triangle-mall/1611

On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina [y]

2829 S Interstate 35 E, Denton, TX 76210
940-312-7000
N-H 11am-10pm, FS 11am-11pm
https://www.ontheborder.com/locations/denton/
Tex-Mex.
The music was not too loud. The booths had minimal but sufficient cushioning. The restrooms were clean. The Wi-Fi was free.
The chicken chimichanga, rice, and beans ($11.29) were excellent. The chicken enchiladas, rice, and beans ($10.29) were good.

Oriental Garden [y]

114 N Ave B, Denton, TX 76201
940-387-3317
http://www.ogdenton.com/
Thai. At lunch, you get a free salad. The seats had thin cushioning. The staff was nice. The AC was not too cold. The music was not loud. The tables and chairs were somewhat crowded. The restroom had no paper towels.
The tofu pad Thai ($11.99) was tasty but had almost no peanut sauce. The chicken Thai fried rice ($11.99) was good and large.
Try the chicken pineapple curry, Thai yellow curry fried rice.

Osteria il Muro [x]

311 W Congress St, Denton, TX 76201
940-514-1025
T-S 5pm-10pm
https://www.osteriamuro.com/
Italian. Reservations are a must.

Outback Steakhouse

300 I-35 E, Denton, TX 76205
940-320-5373
M-H 11am-10pm, FS 11am-11pm, N 11am-9pm
https://locations.outback.com/texas/denton/300-i-35-east
Australian-themed chain serving steaks, seafood, and other hearty steakhouse fare.
Try the baked potato if is loaded. Try the Outbacker Burger. Try the blue cheese pecan chopped side salad as part of the unlimited soup and salad.

Panda Express (Loop 288)

1320 S Loop 288, Denton, TX 76205
940-483-9101
M-N 10:30am-10pm
https://www.pandaexpress.com/userlocation/2395/tx/denton/1320-s-loop-288

Panda Express (University Dr) [n]

2700 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201
940-383-3057
M-N 10:30am-10pm
https://www.pandaexpress.com/userlocation/2016/tx/denton/2700-west-university
The entree is put on brown rice, white rice, fried rice, or chow mein.
The AC was very cold. The restaurant was very noisy (the kitchen equipment emitted loud squealing and beeping noises). The men's restroom had no paper towels.
The "Original Orange Chicken" bowl ($6.40) was okay, but they were out of brown rice and the white rice was dry.

Panera Bread (Loop 288) [y]

1601 Brinker Rd, Denton, TX 76208
940-483-9800
M-N 7am-9pm
https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/cafe/locations/tx/denton/1601-brinker-rd
Try the Teriyaki Chicken & Broccoli Bowl + a free side, Baja Bowl + a free side, Mediterranean Bowl + a free side, Bacon Avocado Melt, Southwest Chicken Melt, Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt, Toasted Frontega Chicken, Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT, Napa Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich.

Panera Bread (University Dr) [y]

2510 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201
940-387-6109
M-N 6am-10pm
https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/cafe/locations/tx/denton/2510-w-university

Pei Wei [y]

1931 S Loop 288 Suite 130, Denton, TX 76205
940-380-9303
M-N 11am-8pm
https://www.peiwei.com/
Counter-serve pan-Asian chain with noodle and rice dishes.
The AC was not too cold. Avoid the south side, because of the sun's glare.
The "Thai Coconut Curry Chicken" ($9.79) was excellent. The "Thai Basil Cashew Chicken" ($9.79) was good, except for the green pea pods.

Pepitas Vegan Taqueria [y]

1115 W Hickory Street #113, Denton, TX 76201
NTWH 11am-9pm, FS 11am-10pm
https://pepitasrestaurant.com/
Vegan Mexican and Tex-Mex food.
All the seats were uncushioned wood, and three tables were adjacent to a long padded booth. The AC was not too cold. The music was not too loud. The staff was nice. The glasses were a bit dirty. The restrooms were clean.
The vegan lamb chimichanga with rice and beans ($13.50) was delicious. The three vegan chicken tacos with rice and beans ($12.75) were good.
Try the veggie bowl ($13.25).

Pho Asian Star

7650 S Interstate 35 E Ste 108, Corinth, TX 76210
940-269-0200
H-T 10am-9am

Picone

702 S Elm St, Denton, TX 76201
940-514-1214
H-S 4pm-10pm
Italian.

Pizza Capri's

3200 S I-35 E, Denton, TX 76205
T-S 11am-8:30pm
https://www.pizzacapris.com/
Pizza, salads, strombolis, hot subs, pasta.

Pizza Hut

1600 Teasley Ln, Denton, TX 76205
940-387-5544
N-H 10:30am-11pm, FS 10:30am-12am
https://locations.pizzahut.com/tx/denton/1600-teasley-ln
Try the personal pan pizza with 3 toppings

Po-K Loco

119 Ave A, Denton, TX 76201
940-514-0808
M-N 11am-9pm
https://www.po-kloco.com/
Po.K.Loco119@gmail.com
Hawaiian.
The seats are uncushioned wood.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

1716 S Loop 288, Denton, TX 76205
940-566-3224
https://www.popeyes.com/store-locator/store/restaurant_83588
N-H 10am-9pm, FS 10am-10pm
Louisiana-inspired fast-food chain offering spicy fried chicken, biscuits, and sides.
Try the Spicy Flounder Fish Sandwich, Shrimp Tackle Box, Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Presby Grille & Café [y]

at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
3000 N I-35, Denton, TX 76201
The best entrance to use is to the right of the hospital's main entrance.
940-898-7000
M-F 7am-9am (breakfast) 9am-10am (continental breakfast) 11am-1:30pm (lunch) 1:30pm-2pm (grill)
https://www.texashealth.org/-/media/Project/THR/shared/Documents/PDFs/Locations/Dallas/THD-Cafe-Presby-Menu.pdf
Entrées cost $4.59 and sides cost $1.29 each. The chairs were well cushioned. The AC was fine. There was no music and the café was quiet.
The grilled lemon salmon ($4.59), yellow rice, steamed tomatoes, mashed potatoes, and blueberry cobbler were delicious.

Queenie's Steakhouse

115 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
940-442-6834
https://queeniessteakhouse.com/
It is apparently very expensive.

Ravelin Bakery

416 S Elm St, Denton, TX 76201
940-382-8561
T-S 6:30am-5:30pm
https://ravelinbakerydenton.wordpress.com/
They bake European-style breads and pastries using whole, all-natural ingredients. They do not have seating.

RG Burgers & Grill [y]

2430 S I-35 E Ste 172, Denton, TX 76205
940-383-2431
M-H 11am-2pm 5pm-8pm, FS 11am-9pm, N 11am-8pm
https://www.rgtexas.com/
Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken wraps, salads, fish and chips. It is crowded at lunch and even more so at dinner. The burgers come with unlimited French fries or steak fries.
The booths had good cushioning and the table chairs had minimal cushioning. The TVs were not loud. There was no music or it was very quiet. The restrooms were somewhat dirty.
The Kids Burger ($6.29) with steak fries was tasty, but the beef was grisly. It is a one quarter pounder, and large enough for an adult. I requested it be cooked well-done, but it was still a bit rare. The whole wheat bun was tasty, even sweet, but compressed quickly and then began falling apart. I requested lettuce, tomato, pickles, and no onions. The Grilled Chicken Salad ($12.99) was good.

Rising Sun Cafe [y]

3101 Unicorn Lake Blvd, Denton, TX 76210
940-381-1500
T-F 6am-2pm, SN 8am-3pm
https://www.facebook.com/risingsuncafedenton/
American food. The breakfast menu items are available at lunch, and are cheaper than the lunch menu items.
The service was friendly. The seat cushions were inadequate. The music was not loud.
The grilled chicken sandwich ($10.50) was tasty. The BLT ($10) was excellent and came with delicious homemade potato chips. The coffee cost $2.75!

Rodeo Goat

3258 S I-35, Denton, TX 76210
940-268-4628
N-H 11am-10pm, FS 11am-11pm
https://rodeogoat.com/denton/
Hamburgers.

Roman's Pizza

3001 N Elm St #200, Denton, TX 76207
940-566-3000
N-H 11am-9pm, FS 11am-10pm
https://orderromanspizza.com/

Rooster's Roadhouse

113 Industrial St, Denton, TX 76201
940-382-4BBQ
N-T 11am-10pm, W-S 11am-11pm
http://www.roosters-roadhouse.com/

Rosa's Café & Tortilla Factory [y]

1275 S Loop 288, Denton, TX 76205
940-383-5700
N-H 6:30am-10pm, FS 6:30am-11pm
https://www.rosascafe.com/
Mexican food with homemade tortillas. They have a free salsa bar with a wide variety of salsa.
Three beef or chicken tacos, crispy or soft, plus rice and beans, for only $5.99, every Tuesday.
The music and conversation were not too loud. The AC was not too cold. The booths had adequate cushioning. The restrooms were clean. The staff was pleasant.
The Smothered Burrito Dinner ($8.49) was very good. The chicken and beef soft tacos ($3.49 each) were very good.
Try the salsa verde burrito, which is a soft flour tortilla filled with a stewed beef with a few chunks of potato. It is known as a guisado taco in south Texas.

Royal Yum

801 Sunset St, Denton, TX 76201
940-208-0820
M-F 11am-3pm 5pm-9pm, S 11:30am-9:30pm, N 11:30am-8:30pm
https://www.royalyumthai.com/
Thai food. The lunch menu includes a small soup or salad. Choose spice level 1.
Try the bang bang shrimp, Param Long Song with its creamy peanut sauce. The curry trio is a great way to sample Thai cuisine.
Jim and Gail enjoyed the Duck Ka Prao (rice included) and Orange Chicken. He said it is pricey but the portions are huge. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxed. The only music is quiet piano music accompanying the scenes of Thailand shown on the big screen TV. The climate control was good. All seating was padded. The owner visits her table and asks what you thought about the food. When you pay with a credit card on the handheld device, the waitress asks you to review an itemized list of your selections and the prices.

Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q

520 I-35 E, Denton, TX 76205
940-484-7839
M-N 7am-9pm
https://rudysbbq.com/location/detail/denton-tx
The seats are uncushioned metal and wood.
Try the turkey sandwich.

Rusty Taco

210 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
940-483-8226
N-H 7am-10pm, FS 7am-11pm
https://rustytaco.com/
Counter-serve chain offering classic and creative tacos.

Salata [y]

1931 S Loop 288 #C130, Denton, TX 76205
940-293-2005
M-S 11am-9pm, N 11am-8pm
https://www.salata.com/
Counter-serve chain offering made-to-order salads (with signature dressings), wraps, and soups. This location opened on 2023-05-01.
The booths and most of the chairs had sufficient cushioning. The AC was not too cold. The music and conversation combined was fairly loud but bearable. The restrooms were very clean. The staff was nice.
The Small salad with no protein ($9) was delicious and a full meal (the bowl diameter is 10 inches).

Sangam Indian Restaurant

111 E University Dr, Denton, TX 76209
940-320-3003
M-N 11am-3pm, 5pm-9pm
http://www.sangamrestaurant.us/

The Saucy Hibachi

208 N Austin St, Denton, TX 76201
469-636-0857
https://m.facebook.com/TheSaucyHibachi
Japanese.

Schlotzsky's

416 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201
940-565-1900
M-N 10am-9pm
https://locations.schlotzskys.com/tx/denton/416-west-university-drive
Sandwiches.

Seven Mile Cafe

2123 Sadau Ct, Denton, TX 76210
940-808-0200
M-F 7am-2pm, SN 7am-2:30pm
https://www.sevenmilecafe.com/
info@sevenmilecafe.com
The seats have little cushioning. The noise level and AC were fine. The restaurant has free Wi-Fi. They don't serve lunch items until 11am. Each entree is served with a side salad or a hippie salad. The prices are high, but the serving sizes are large.
The Grilled Chicken Sandwich + hashbrowns + hippie salad ($15.50) was good. The BLTA (bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado) + hashbrowns + hippie salad ($16) even better.
Try the Hippie Salad (as an entrée and not as a side).

Shuck Me

311 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201
940-218-1559
N-H 11am-9pm, FS 11am-10pm
Seafood.
The charo beans are slow cooked. The fried red snapper is seasoned nicely, with garlic butter sauce poured over it; it includes the head and takes more than 25 minutes to prepare. They have outdoor seating.
Try the blackened grouper, blackened salmon.

Sidewalk Cafe & Bistro [y]

2900 Wind River Ln #130-132, Denton, TX 76210
940-591-1999
M-S 7am-8pm, N 7am-3pm
https://www.sidewalkcafedenton.com/
The Tuscan grilled cheese sandwich and fried brussels sprouts were disappointing. The omelet and hash browns were excellent.

Spiral Diner & Bakery [y]

608 E Hickory St, Ste 100, Denton, TX 76205
940-514-0101
M-N 10am-10pm
https://spiraldiner.com/
Vegan? The Wi-Fi was free. The staff was nice.
The mayo on their hamburger buns made it soggy.

Stacks Pancake House

1020 Dallas Dr, Denton, TX 76205-5278
940-808-0500
Breakfast and lunch.
Jim's notes: "Dining room was clean, well lighted, choose your seating at tables that were clean, ALL seating is adequately padded, AC just right, not too cold, background country music not too loud, easy to have a conversation. Got the Stacks Benedict, /w poached eggs, spinach, sliced tomato, avocado wedges, w/ hollandaise; I subbed out the regular French fries for their Home Fries. Their bottled house hot sauce went well over the eggs." [Jim]

Starbucks (Barnes & Noble) [n]

2201 S I-35, Denton, TX 76205
In the Barnes & Noble at Golden Triangle Mall.
M-S 10am-9pm, N 11am-7pm
The sandwiches were heated from frozen and were awful. The Wi-Fi was free.

Starbucks (Teasley Ln) [n]

4910 Teasley Ln, Denton, TX 76210
940-783-8878
M-F 5am-8:30pm, SN 6am-8:30pm
The snacks were disappointing. The Wi-Fi was free.

Submarine Crab Denton

717 S I-35 E #100, Denton, TX 76205
940-514-1195
H-T 10:30am-9pm
https://www.submarinecrabdenton.com/
Seafood.

Subway [y]

3969 Teasley Ln #1000, Denton, TX 76210
In Lakewood Square, across from Walmart.
940-384-7827
M-N 8am-9pm
https://www.subway.com/
The "Veggie Delite" on multigrain bread ($6.59) was good.

Supreme Crab

2229 S Interstate 35, Denton, TX 76205
In Golden Triangle Mall.
940-435-0024
M-H 11:30am-9pm, FS 11:30am-10pm, N 12pm-9pm
https://supremecrabtx.com/
The food (Dungeness crab and lobster) is apparently tasty, but it is messy because they serve it in a plastic bag to get the butter and seasoning to coat all the food.

Koji Sushi

Formerly named Sushi Bachi (https://www.sushibachi.com/).
3220 Teasley Ln Suite 112, Denton, TX 76210
940-808-1007
M-H 11am-9:30pm, FS 11am-10pm, N 11am-9pm
http://www.kojisushidenton.com/
Japanese restaurant offering sushi and hibachi.
What is the difference between udon, yakisoba, and yakiudon?
The lunch special is two regular or deep-fried sushi dishes, each comprising five pieces, for $12, available M-F 11am-4pm. Try the (deep-fried) Arizona, Fire Cracker, Fantastic, Love, Texas, Best. Which ones are spicy?
Try the Shrimp Habachi.

Sushi Bachi

Their hibachi dish is fried or steamed rice, sauteed vegetables, and beef, shrimp, or chicken. They have bento boxes.
They have some comfortable booths. Place your order at the counter.
The chicken hibachi ($10.95) was excellent and had much more vegetables than the disappointing vegetable fried rice ($7.95).

Sushi Cafe & Bar

1115 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
940-380-1030
M-F 11am-9:30pm, S 1pm-9:30pm
https://sushicafedenton.com/
Rolls, poke, noodle dishes, etc.

Sushi Motto [x]

2430 S Interstate 35 #126, Denton, TX 76205
940-218-6479
W-M 4:30pm-9:30pm
http://www.sushimottodenton.com/
Japanese.
Try the Spider Roll Tempura ($17), Veggie Fried Rice ($15).

Sweet Basil Thai Bistro

1800 S Loop 288, Suite 224, Denton, TX 76205
940-484-6080
M-S 11am-8:30pm, N 11am-7:30pm
Thai.
Try the lunch red curry ($9.95).

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern

115 S Elm St. Denton, Texas 76201
940-484-2888
M-H 3:30pm-10pm, F-N 11am-10pm
https://sweetwatergrillandtaverndenton.com/
sweetwatergrillandtavern@gmail.com
Live jazz.

Taan Eatery

209 W Hickory Suite 101, Denton, TX 76201
940-514-1310
TWH 5pm-9.30pm, FS 5pm-10pm, N 5pm-9pm
https://taaneatery.com/
Asian. Entrees cost $15-19.

Taco Bueno [n]

1724 S Loop 288, Denton, TX 76208
It's next to Buff City Soap, next to Popeye's Chicken.
214-692-6832
M-N 10:30am-9pm
https://www.tacobueno.com/
Counter-serve Mexican chain offering tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, with a self-serve salsa bar.
The seats were uncushioned plastic. There was no music, but the beverage machine was rather loud.
The Chicken Muchaco ($4.19) and Chicken Quesadilla ($6.29) were okay. The chicken soft taco ($2.39) was okay.

Taco Cabana [n]

2330 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201
940-205-4662
N-W 6am-10pm, H-S 6am-12am
https://www.tacocabana.com/
The music was not loud. The AC was fine. You order at the counter and they bring the food to your table.
The Cabana Bowl with No Shell and with Shredded Chicken ($7.09) was okay. We ordered two entrees with different chicken (shredded and fajita) but both entrees were shredded chicken.

Taco Casa [x]

1125 S Loop 288, Denton, TX 76205
940-383-9434
M-N 10am-10pm
https://tacocasatexas.com/
The food is apparently low quality, containing cheap cheese.

Taqueria Guanajuato

1015 E McKinney St, Denton, TX 76209
940-483-1598
M-N 7am-11pm
Tacos and other Mexican staples.

Taqueria Kristal

1200 N, N Interstate 35, Denton, TX 76205
940-484-4333
https://www.taqueriakristal.com/
M-H 6am-3pm, FS 6am-4pm, N 7am-2pm
Mexican.

Taqueria Miguelitos

2317 W University Dr Suite #161, Denton, TX 76201
940-808-1233
T-H 10am-10pm, FS 10am-11pm, N 10am-10pm
https://www.ordertaqueriamiguelitosdenton.com/
Mexican.

Taqueria Monterrey

111 E University Dr #111, Denton, TX 76201
940-442-8142
M-N 8am-10pm
https://taqueriamty.com/
Mexican.

The Taste [y]

408 N Texas Blvd, Denton, TX 76201
940-383-2387
M-S 11am-9pm
Korean. Counter-serve.
The AC was cool but bearable. The seats have thin cushioning. The beef was tasty but somewhat grisly. The restroom was clean. The staff were nice.
The Bibim Bob ($10.99) was good and large (almost two meals).
Try the kimchi or tofu Fried Rice ($9.99).

Texas Roadhouse

2817 S I-35, Denton, TX 76205
940-243-7427
M-H 4pm-10pm, FS 11am-11pm, N 11am-10pm
https://www.texasroadhouse.com/locations/142-dentontx
They give you a bread and honey butter basket, as an appetizer, at the front entrance. You can ask for an extra honey butter cup.
Chicken Critter Salad, Grilled BBQ Chicken + 2 sides, Herb Crusted Chicken + 2 sides. Sides are Baked Potato, Buttered Corn, Fresh Vegetables, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Seasoned Rice, Sweet Potato, Texas Red Chili (Cup), Sauteed Onions, Sauteed Mushrooms.

Thai Ocha [n]

1509 Malone St, Denton, TX 76203
940-566-6018
M-F 11am-2:45pm, M-F 5pm-9pm, S 11:30am-9pm, N 11:30am-8:45pm
https://thaiocharestaurant.com/
The origin of the name: "Ocha" means "taste". It is pronounced "chuh" not "kuh".
The seats have thin cushions. The restrooms need to be upgraded. The restaurant had many flies. The music was quiet and not Thai. The one waiter was nice but overwhelmed by too many tasks.
The tofu Pa-Nang curry lunch special ($8.99) was tasty and very spicy for a level 1 ("Mild"). The chicken fried rice lunch special ($8.99) was delicious and a better value.

Thai Square [n]

209 W Hickory #104, Denton, TX 76201
On the corner of Cedar and Walnut, SW of the Courthouse.
940-380-0671
M-F 11am-3pm 5pm-9:30pm, SN 11:30am-9pm
https://thaisquaredenton.com/
The lunch special ($8) was okay. Rice was included. The mushroom soup starter was delicious. The music was loud and not Thai. The service was bad.

TJ's Pizza

602 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201
940-383-3333
N-W 11am-1am, H-S 11am-2am
https://www.tjspizzawnt.com/

Torchy's Tacos [n]

2224 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201
940-999-5566
M-F 10am-9pm, S 9am-10pm, N 9am-9pm
https://torchystacos.com/location/denton/
The "Airstream Salad" with pistachio nuts ($8.95) was tasty. The "Grande Burrito" ($8.15) was okay, but lacked black beans or any sides.
The place was very loud. It has outdoor seating, but it is next to noisy University Dr.

Tortilleria La Sabrocita

201 Dallas Dr, Denton, TX 76205
940-382-0452
M-F 7am-9pm
https://www.tortillerialasabrocita.com/
Authentic Mexican.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

1807 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201
M-H 7am-9pm, F 7am-10pm, S 8am-10pm, N 9am-9pm
https://locations.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com/tx/denton/1807-w-university-dr
https://www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com/
They have flatbreads, wraps, quesadillas, sandwiches, and salads.

Tuk-Tuk Thai Kitchen

403 W University Dr Ste 403, Denton, TX 76201
940-381-5188
M-F 11am-3pm, 5pm-9pm, SN 11:30am-9pm
https://tuk-tukthaikitchen.com/
Most of the seats were uncushioned wood. The seating along the mirror wall was adequately cushioned. The music was not loud. The restrooms were clean.
Previously it was the Khao San Thai Kitchen, with chef Boom Piyanart. The red Penang curry with tofu on brown rice (lunch special; $8.75) was excellent and plenty spicy. The chicken Thai fried rice with brown rice (lunch special; $8.75) was very good.

UNT — Avesta [y]

University Union, University of North Texas (UNT)
1155 Union Cir, Denton, TX 76203
Second floor, near Krispy Krunchy Chicken, in Room 248, next to the Faculty Lounge.
940-369-8284
https://dining.unt.edu/avesta/
https://dining.unt.edu/portfolio-item/avesta-retail/
The seat cushioning was adequate. The AC was fairly cold. The music was not loud. The staff was very attentive. The soups and bread looked weak, but the salads were excellent and made with fresh ingredients. A side salad or other side (in a small bowl) cost $2, and a dessert cost $3. The tuna salad, walnuts, vegetable pancake, premade salad, and chocolate cake were delicious and for two people cost only $11.

UNT — Bruceteria [n]

1624 Chestnut St, Denton, TX 76201
A UNT dining hall located in Bruce Hall.
940-565-4582
https://dining.unt.edu/bruceteria/
Hours of operation: https://dining.unt.edu/hours/
A UNT dining hall. Counter-serve. All-you-care-to-eat for $9.35. The food was okay. The chairs were uncushioned plastic. The AC was very cold. The serving staff was friendly. The music was quiet. The conversation was not loud. The cleaning staff banged the metal chair legs on the floor. The acoustics were bad.

UNT — Campus Chat food court [y]

University Union, University of North Texas (UNT)
1155 Union Cir, Denton, TX 76203
Second floor (across from the Information Desk)
M-S 7am-7pm
https://dining.unt.edu/portfolio-item/the-campus-chat-food-court/
It contains five restaurants: Clark Bakery (bagels, croissants, donuts, muffins), Flattop Grill (burgers, chicken sandwiches, etc.; https://www.flattopgrill.com/), Sauté (sautéed noodles, vegetables, protein, etc.), SushiX (rice bowls, poke bowls, sushi), Union Circle Fresh Salads & Sandwiches.
The seats were uncushioned wood. The AC was fine. The noise was not loud.
The premade Cobb Salad ($5.95) and Chicken Garden Salad ($4.75) were good. The Egg Salad Sandwich ($3.50) was on white bread and disappointing.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, and even gave me a free cup of sliced fruit.

UNT — Champs [y]

1379 S Bonnie Brae St, Denton, TX 76207
A UNT dining hall located in Victory Hall, south of DATCU Stadium (formerly Apogee Stadium).
940-565-2999
https://dining.unt.edu/champs/
Hours of operation: https://dining.unt.edu/hours/
A UNT dining hall. All-you-care-to-eat for $9.35 + tax. Grilled and rotisserie specials, pizza, burgers, chicken and tuna salads, pasta, fruit, desserts, etc. The food was tasty. The chairs were uncushioned wood, but there were some cushioned benches. The music and kitchen noise were quite loud and the acoustics were bad.

UNT — Chick-fil-A

University Union, University of North Texas (UNT)
1155 Union Cir, Denton, TX 76203
Second floor, near the art gallery.
https://dining.unt.edu/portfolio-item/chick-fil-a/
Fried or grilled chicken sandwiches, waffle fries, salads, shakes, etc.

UNT — The Club at Gateway Center [n]

801 N Texas Blvd, Denton, TX 76201
940-565-4144
M-N 11am-12:15pm
Open to the public for lunch on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Reservations are required.
https://cmht.unt.edu/club
GatewayClub@unt.edu
The restaurant is a showcase training facility for students enrolled in two restaurant operations courses in the Hospitality Management program at University of North Texas.
Meals cost $14.00 and include an appetizer, entrée, dessert, and beverage.
The posted menu can change during the season, so check it just before going there.
The seats were plastic with insufficient cushioning. The AC was very cold. The music was quiet, but the conversation was very loud and the acoustics were bad. The staff was nice.
The bibimbap, cobb salad with salmon, and hotteak (Korean sweet pancakes) were good, but the salmon and the white rice were significantly undercooked. The entrées were served only after a very long delay.

UNT — Eagle Landing [y]

1416 Maple, Denton, TX 76201
940-369-8415
https://dining.unt.edu/eagle-landing/
Hours of operation: https://dining.unt.edu/hours/
It contains seven restaurants: Avenue A (fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, smoked BBQ, breakfast items all day), Bamboo Basil (stir-fried rice and noodle dishes), Cibo Fresco (pizza, calzones, stromboli, etc.), Clark Bakery at Eagle Landing (pastries, warm desserts, ice cream, etc.), La Mesa (tacos, burritos), Leaf (veggies, salads, soups, etc.), Wood Grill (burgers and other grilled items).

A UNT dining hall. All-you-care-to-eat for $9.35 + tax.
The food was good, especially the Mexican food and the desserts. The seats were uncushioned wood. The music and conversation were loud. The acoustics were bad. The staff was nice.

UNT — Einstein Bros. Bagels [n]

1201 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201
940-369-8597 (UNT Dining Services)
M-F 7:30am-3:30pm
https://locations.einsteinbros.com/us/tx/denton/1201-w-mulberry
A popular bakery and sandwich chain.
The seats were uncushioned wood. The AC was not too cold. There was no music, but it was noisy from conversation and bad acoustics. There are no restrooms, but some are located in the nearby art building.
The Turkey, Bacon & Avocado Sandwich ($7.19) was good. The Nova Lox ($7.49) was okay, but the tomato slice was unripe and very thin. They charged $0.30 for a cup of water!

UNT — Fuzzy's Taco Shop

University Union, University of North Texas (UNT)
1155 Union Cir, Denton, TX 76203
Second floor, located in The Syndicate.
https://dining.unt.edu/portfolio-item/fuzzys-taco-shop/
Baja-style tacos and spicy sides.

UNT — Kitchen West [y]

320 N Texas Blvd, Denton, TX 76201
940-565-4966
https://dining.unt.edu/kitchen-west/
Hours of operation: https://dining.unt.edu/hours/
A UNT dining hall located in West Hall. Counter-serve. No allergens or gluten. All-you-care-to-eat for $6.50.
The food was good, somewhat spicy, and unlimited. The chairs were uncushioned wood except for two long padded benches. The AC was cold. The music was quiet. The staff were kind and helpful.

UNT — Krispy Krunchy Chicken

University Union, University of North Texas (UNT)
1155 Union Cir, Denton, TX 76203
Second floor, near Chick-fil-A and Avesta.
https://dining.unt.edu/portfolio-item/krispy-krunchy-chicken/

UNT — Mean Greens Café [y]

902 Avenue C, Denton, TX 76201
940-565-2163
https://dining.unt.edu/mean-greens-cafe/
Hours of operation: https://dining.unt.edu/hours/
A UNT dining hall located in Maple Hall. All their entrees are vegan, including flatbread pizza, paninis, salads, and desserts. It is the first 100% vegan dining hall in the country. The lettuce and herbs are grown in their hydroponic garden, "Mean Green Acres". They have daily themed menus, such as Asian, Indian, Mediterranean, Tex-Mex. Fridays also offer breakfast all day. All-you-care-to-eat for $9.35 + tax.
The food was tasty. The music was not loud. The AC was not too cold. The chairs have minimal cushioning except for some long padded benches.

UNT — Mia's Pizza

University Union, University of North Texas (UNT)
1155 Union Cir, Denton, TX 76203
Second floor, near Verde Everyday Express.
Pizza, lasagna, etc.

UNT — Verde Everyday Express [y]

University Union, University of North Texas (UNT)
1155 Union Cir, Denton, TX 76203
Second floor, near Mia's Pizza.
https://dining.unt.edu/portfolio-item/verde-everyday-express/
A quick market with sandwiches, salads, snacks, etc.

Viet Bites [n]

1115 W Hickory St #111, Denton, TX 76201
940-898-1717
https://www.vietbites.com/
vbunt@vietbites.com
Vietnamese fusion street foods: banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich), noodle bowls, pho. Avoid the pho because the broth is from a can.
The tofu sandwich ($7.25) was tasty, especially the crispy tofu, but messy. The avocado rice bowl ($10.50) was okay. Many of the advertised features, such as the toppings bar, were out of service. The restrooms were dark and dirty, and did not have hand towels.

Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant [y]

2530 W University Dr #1140, Denton, TX 76201
940-382-6416
M-H 11am-9pm, FS 11am-10pm, N 11am-8pm
https://villagrandemexicanrestaurants.com/
The food was tasty and plentiful. The place was noisy, but it was people talking and enjoying their meals, and not loud music, so it was fine. The AC was not too cold. The seats were comfortable. The staff was pleasant. The restrooms were clean.
The chimichanga ($10.50) was square and not fried, but still good. The chicken and cheese enchiladas ($8.99) were small but good. They served plenty of rice and refried beans.

Waffle House

3113 Bandera St, Denton, TX 76207
940-243-5257
24x7
https://locations.wafflehouse.com/denton-tx-467
Try the Chicken Melt Hashbrown Bowl ($10.05), Grilled Chicken Sandwich ($6.25), BLT Sandwich (N/A???), Fiesta Omelet (N/A???), Texas Bacon, Egg & Cheese Melt ($6.25).

West Oak Coffee Bar

114 W Oak Street, Denton, TX 76201
940-218-2666
M-F 7am-9pm, S-N 8am-9pm
https://westoakcoffeebar.com/

Which Wich?

2700 W University Dr #1054, Denton, TX 76201
M-S 11am-8pm, N 12pm-6pm
https://www.whichwich.com/
Sandwiches. Choose from white or wheat bread, or turn any sandwich into a bowl. Sizes: Regular 7", Large 10.5", Super 14".
On Wednesdays, get a regular 7" for $5.

Win Hing [n]v

5017 Teasley Ln #163, Denton, TX 76210
940-382-0658
MWH 11am-9:30pm, FS 11am-10pm, N 12pm-9:30pm
http://www.winhingdfw.com/
The "Moo Goo Gai Pan" was okay. The vegetable fried rice was bland and contained foreign objects.
The staff was not friendly.

Wing Pit

1800 S Loop 288 #397, Denton, TX 76205
940-384-9464
M-N 11am-11pm
http://www.wingpit.net/
Chicken wings, chicken tenders, fish fillets. The non-spicy flavors are Mild, Teriyaki, Honey BBQ, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan.

Yummy's Greek Restaurant

210 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201
940-383-2441
M-N 11am-9pm
https://www.yummysgreekfood.com/
Counter-serve gyros, falafel, souvlaki, and other Greek-Mediterranean items.

Zalat Pizza

1120 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
940-654-4200
M-W 4pm-12am, H 4pm-2am, S 11am-2am, N 11am-10pm
https://zalatpizza.com/
Try the Pineapple Express.

Zera Coffee

420 E McKinney St Ste 105, Denton, TX 76209
940-239-8002
M-S 7am-10pm
https://www.zeracoffee.com/
Sandwiches, wraps, and fresh garden salad.

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