Off the Eaten Path

Published on: Mon, Jun 17, 2019

Explore some of the city’s hidden dining gems

Everyone loves LSA, Barley & Board, Cartwright’s and other Denton classics. But as any Dentonite can tell you, there’s much more to Lil’ d dining than meets the eye. A whole world of creative cuisine awaits you off the eaten path — all you have to do is look for it.

Lucky for you, we’ve done the looking. And the eating. And the drinking. No matter the meal, you too can enjoy a tasty Denton spot as we venture Off the Eaten Path.

Enjoy a Bountiful Breakfast at Old West Cafe

Looking for a hearty start to your day? This cafe has been around for nearly two decades, and it’s worked its way into the hearts of Dentonites and visitors of all kinds. You can board the Gravy Train — no joke, that’s a real dish — on your way to outstanding omelettes, scintillating skillets, and tasty Tex Mex dishes. Cowboys, cowgirls, and just plain boys and girls are all welcome. The only requirement is that you come with a Texas-sized appetite.

Old West Cafe • 2420 S I-35E

Chow down at RG Burgers & Grill

Looking for Americana on a bun right here in Denton? Make sure you include a stop at RG Burgers. This classic grill offers excellent burgers of all kinds, with unique names to match the flavors. Where else can you get a Brunch Burger, a Pancho Villa, and something called the “King Kong.” Furthermore, each and every burger comes with unlimited steak fries. French fry lovers (aka everyone in the world with taste buds) rejoice! You’ve found your heaven.

RG Burgers • 2430 S I-35E #172 •

Top it all off with Thai Ocha

Comfy atmosphere? Check. Top notch chef? Check. Tasty Thai? Check. Thai Ocha truly has it all. Each dish is made from the freshest possible ingredients, and the variety alone is enough to satisfy you and your crew. The pad thai is delicious yet not too filling, their signature orange chicken is a delight to any palate and their curries deliver tasty flavors, which can be adjusted for any spice level. Or, go lighter with one of their delicious soups (like the Tom Yum). There are vegetarian and gluten free options aplenty, too.

Thai Ocha • 1509 Malone St •