Denton achieved its status as a Texas city back in 1866 and since then has grown into a thriving community of over 113,000 people. Situated near Corinth, the city is known for its music and arts scenes, the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo, and the two major colleges within county limits. Because 45,000 of the aforementioned population of 113,000 are college students, you’ll definitely grow accustomed to the rowdy nightlife if you go out to eat — and go out to eat you should.
Here are the best places to eat, whether you’re a long-time resident or just in town for a quick visit:
- Greek and Afghani restaurants are wildly underrated here the states. If you’ve never had a gyro with marinated lamb and a Greek salad, then you haven’t really lived. You can venture to Yummy’s Greek Restaurant for this unique taste of heaven. Other items on the menu include baba ganoush and the spectacular souvlaki sandwich. The best thing about this food? It’s not fancy, but as with all Greek restaurants it still manages to set off fireworks in your mouth.
- Have you heard of Keiichi? For some people this establishment is a tough sell because the owner maintains a purely old-school management style. That means you won’t find a website with a menu or prices and you won’t be able to make reservations unless you decide to chance leaving a voicemail (and you’ll need that reservation if you decide to have dinner there). If you can move past preconceived notions, you’ll find a spectacular assortment of sushi or other Japanese (and even Italian) dishes.
- The Loco Cafe is the place to be for breakfast or lunch, especially if you’re on a budget. If you’re looking for the best southern-style morning cooking, then hurry over. Then again, you’ll find amazing pie here too.
- On the other hand, Korean food seems to be getting more and more popular thanks to college kids all around the country — which makes it somewhat surprising that many of Denton college folk don’t stop by The Taste, which happens to be close to UNT. The casual restaurant is affordable and presents a number of options: for the best bang for your buck, check out the Bento box or ramen options.
- For a quick meal on the go, food trucks have always been the best option. In Denton you can do no worse than The Pickled Carrot. This is a good chance to enjoy Vietnamese food for those who’ve never tried it. You’ll find the usually meaty goodness like marinated pork and chicken, but those with health concerns will find an assortment of tofu plates. We recommend trying the banh mi or do chua.