The list of places we "must" eat at when we visit the States has, over the years, dwindled. The few places that remain are the places that ooze Americana and , to us, can't be replicated wherever else we may travel around the world. This list includes great Tex-Mex, old-fashioned cake donuts, and greasy drive-ins with chili dogs, tater tots and homemade root beer.
And when I'm in Dallas, my favorite spot to get classic burgers and frosty mugs of root beer is definitely Del's.
Del's is about ten minutes away from my parents and near to the church I grew up going to. With its ancient Texas decor and setting in downtown Richardson, it feels so much like my childhood. Going to eat there is more than just a guilty pleasure- it's a trip down memory lane.
Plus, the prices are a little out-dated- so you'll feel like you really might be eating in the early 90's.
Don't try and make this experience more than it needs to be- stick to the classics like chili dogs, grilled cheese, onion rings and the like.
And I can never resist any place that makes their own root beer... especially when you can make it a root beer float with Blue Bell vanilla ice cream for $2.45.
Hop on over to Del's and you'll get a taste of one of my favourite Dallas bites!
Del's Charcoal Burgers | 110 S McKinney St, Richardson, TX 75081
*images original to Aspiring Kennedy