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Step into the vibrant world of DFW dining with famous TikTok food critic, Keith Lee. Keith Lee visited Dallas Region restaurants, known for their sweet and savory tastes. Part of his Dallas cuisine journey was not fulfilled as some restaurants were closed for the weekend or weekday, nevertheless, those restaurants are dropped down below for you to try out! With more than 15 million followers on TikTok, lines formed at each location within minutes of his posts dropping.  You are guaranteed a fantastic food journey by going to any of the restaurants Keith Lee reviewed; and leave your own opinions of each dish and restaurant!

Check out more of his other reviews for cities across the country by following his TikTok or Instagram page, @keith_lee125.

DALLAS REGION CUISINES

BRUNCHAHOLICS Desoto, TX

Newly opened Brunchaholics delivers to their table soul food and creole cuisine with breakfast and brunch options. Open from Wednesday-Saturday, this local restaurant offers delivery, catering, and got some of the most notable ratings from Keith Lee.

Keith Lee’s Eats:

  • Catfish Soul Food Burrito: 9/10
  • Chicken Soul Food Burrito: 8.8/10
  • Catfish and Fries: 8.3/10

THUNDERBIRD PIES  – Dallas, TX

This Detroit-style pizzeria is led by the same team who run Cane Rosso and Zoli’s Pizza. With perfect cheese crust edges, topped with Wisconsin cheese, and blended with delectable flavors, the Dallas Region is happy to be home to Thunderbird Pies.

Keith Lee’s Eats:

  • Buffalo Wings with banana pepper ranch: 7/10
  • Connie pizza with added bacon: 7/10
  • Lil’ Bastard (Fried brussels sprouts): 5/10
  • The Goat pizza: 3/10
  • Budd pizza: 3/10

TERRY BLACKS BBQ– Dallas, TX 

A classic Dallas barbecue spot, and with two other locations in Texas, Terry Blacks is one of the first barbecue restaurant anyone goes to when visiting Texas! With more than 10,000 votes on Keith Lee’s Instagram poll to visit, you should grab you friends and family and taste their incredible menu with your own reviews.

Keith Lee’s Eats:

  • Ribs: 8.7/10
  • Brisket: 8.5/10
  • Turkey: 7.9/10
  • Original Sausage: 7.5/10
  • Cornbread: 2.5/10
  • Mac and Cheese: 1/10
  • Jalapeno Cheese Sausage: 1/10

HALAL FUSIONZ– Farmers Branch, TX

This Pakistani-Tex Mex fusion restaurant, a first in North Texas, comes with a uniquely South Asian twist and halal certified ingredients to meet the standards of Islamic dietary laws. Make sure to try their fusion dishes and everything in between!

Keith Lee’s Eats:

  • Chipotle Kheema Taco 9.3/10
  • Birria Taco: 8.7/10
  • Paneer Tikka Taco: 8.7/10
  • Paneer Tikka Masal Chili Elote: 2/10

HUTCHINS BBQ– Frisco & McKinney, TX

Named as one of Texas Monthly’s Top 50 BBQ spots in the state, Hutchins BBQ is one of the most popular barbeque spots in North Texas and the ability to ship orders nationwide. With more than 17,000 votes on his Instagram poll, Lee was impressed with this barbecue spot.

Keith Lee’s Eats:

  • Pork Ribs: 9.5/10
  • Brisket: 9.3/10
  • Peach Cobbler: 9/10
  • Texas Twinkie: 8.5/10
  • Sauge: 6/10
  • Potato Salad: 5/10

ABSOLUTELY EDIBLE CAKES– Rowlett, TX

Home of the Sweet Potato Thang, Absolutely Edible Cakes snagged one of the highest ratings of all time for a dessert from Keith Lee. This small cake shop has been in the area for more than 20 years and is happy to serve anyone walking through their doors with their sweet treats!

Keith Lee’s Eats:

  • Sweet Potato Thang: 9.1/10
  • Red Velvet Cake: 9/10

TASTE PROJECT– Fort Worth, TX

The Taste Project did not receive any rating from Keith Lee and that is because of their mission. Keith Lee spread the message on his social platforms that the Taste Project is “one of the dopest restaurants” he’s ever seen. They believe everyone should have access to healthy nutritional food and base pay on the following forms of payment:

  • Pay what you can afford,
  • Pay what you would typically pay, or
  • Pay what you would typically pay, plus a little extra.

They are opening another location in Arlington, TX walking distance from the University of Texas at Arlington. A fundraising campaign is in progress with about 20% of their goal still needing to be reached to open the restaurant before summer.

CEEZOOS– Dallas, TX 

This Dallas bar and lounge is the perfect blend of city vibes and intimate lounging in the heart of the Dallas Region. Serving brunch and other options, CeeZoos offers live music and a one-of-a-kind experience for you and your friends to enjoy.

Keith Lee’s Eats:

  • Chicken and Waffles: 8/10
  • Lamb chops with sides: 3/10
  • Breakfast Patties with sides: 1/10

ROOTS SOUTHERN TABLE– Farmers Branch, TX 

Chef Tiffany Derry, two-time James Bear Award finalist in 2022 and TV personality, established Roots Southern Table in 2021 with menu items inspired by her upbringing. This fine dining restaurant features southern dishes with strong Louisiana influences and locally sources their ingredients for a fresh and authentic feel to each of their dishes!

Keith Lee’s Eats:

  • Short Ribs: 7/10
  • Cornbread Muffins: /10
  • Biscuits: 6.5/10
  • Duck Fried Chicken: 6/10
  • Gumbo: 4/10

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Keith Lee and his family looked forward to trying different restaurants his follower suggested all around the Dallas Region. Unfortunately, some restaurants were closed on weekdays and were not able to try out their foods. Here are those restaurants along with their Instagram handles: