Top Five Local Restaurants

Writer:Bryanna Houser

We’ve all gone down Cooper and seen those little, hole-in-the-wall restaurants that we’re wondered just exactly how good their food was. Well, here's my list of the 5 best local spots Arlington and Mansfield has to offer.

Number 5

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Located right off of S. Cooper Street, Zona Caliente Sports Bar and Grill is definitely worth a try. With many items to choose from, like their Atomic Wings, Craft Beers, and delicious burgers, this is a place for anyone with any taste. They do offer a take out option and give a student discount. On top of that, they show all the most exciting games.

Number 4

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Istanbul Grill is a Turkish/Mediterranean restaurant right off of Cooper Street. They serve all of your typical Turkish items such as, lentil soup, falafel,and gyros, but they also offer tamer items like grilled salmon. They have lunch and dinner menu, their lunch is served from 11 am to 3 pm every Monday through Friday. If you’re in Arlington, they also have a location at Sundance Square in Ft. Worth.


Number 3

If Jamaican food is your favorite, or even if it’s not, One Love Lounge might be your new addiction. The quality serves, amazing food, and great entertainment will keep you coming back to this local spot over and over again. Classic Jamaican dishes are offered here, you can get the best jerk chicken, curry goat, and oxtail. They also have delicious burgers and fries and wings for those less adventures customers. Along with the amazing food, One Love Lounge has live music every night and hosts different parties around the metroplex. And in case you don’t feel like going out, you can also enjoy their great food through the Uber Eats app.


Number 2

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Located in Mansfield off of FM 157 near Summit High School. The spacious, down-south feel to the place helps you feel right at rom. The friendly staff only intensifies the experience. The atmosphere is only the beginning of this little restaurant. The food is definitely the star of the show. With plates like the Empanada Dinner, Guacamole Salad, and taquitos this will soon be your go-to mexican spot.


Number 1

If barbecue is your thing then you really need to try out my top pick for local spots. Soulman’s Barbecue is a franchise; but, every franchise has it’s own, individual vibe to it. Directly in front of Legacy High School, Soulman’s is right off of FM 157. Their ribs, hot Links, and potato salad are my favorite menu items, but if those aren’t your style, they offer so much more including amazing desserts like pecan pie and banana pudding. Their prices are just as tasty as their food too. This should be your first stop when you go travel around the area for a new eatery to try.

So that my list of my top 5 local spots to grab a quick bite to eat. If you know of any good places for me to try and write about, leave a comment below or hit us up on Twitter at OfficialDrive99.