From mouth-watering barbecues to authentic Mexican cuisine, Mansfield has a little something for everyone.
MaryLou's Coffee and Sandwich Shoppe
One fine morning, I decided to explore a new spot in Mansfield for breakfast with my son.
We happened to come across MaryLou's Coffee and Sandwich Shoppe, and it instantly became a delightful choice.
I ended up losing two out of three hands of rock-paper-scissors, so I had to pay, but it was absolutely worth it.
The food was delightful - I had the avocado toast and a fruit cup.
The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, and the building, both inside and out, was charming.
It's a perfect place for a quick bite or to hang out and get some work done in a cozy environment.
We even saw some people catching up with friends in the lounge area.
The variety of seating options, including the well-shaded spacious front porch, adds to the charm of this quaint little shop.
I loved the BLT and garden side salad, but I can't wait to try their other offerings, like the chicken salad sandwich and tomato basil soup.
Kaiyo Sushi and Bar
I recently stumbled upon Kaiyo Sushi and Bar in Mansfield, and I must say, it's quickly become a favorite spot of mine.
The restaurant is beautifully decorated, creating a cozy atmosphere for dining.
The menu offers a wide variety of sushi rolls, and I haven't been disappointed by any of my choices so far.
My personal favorite is the Cajun edamame, which is a unique and flavorful twist on the classic appetizer.
The tempura is also top-notch, and I can't recommend the Kamikaze appetizer enough!
If you're a fan of spicy food like me, the Temptation roll is a must-try.
What makes Kaiyo Sushi and Bar even better is their full bar, including hot sake.
For just a dollar extra, you can get flavored sake, which is a delicious addition to any meal.
Whenever I don't feel like dining in, I've had great experiences with their pick-up orders as well.
The process is always quick and efficient, and the food remains just as tasty as it is when dining in.
I recently dined at Little Seoul, a Korean restaurant that offers a build-your-own-bowl concept. I opted for spicy pork with glass noodles, which was very tasty and had a good portion size.
The sauce and dressing were excellent as well.
I will definitely be back to try some of their specials.
The place is also a hidden gem for delicious starters, like fried seaweed and chicken mandu.
The service was fast and friendly, making it a great spot to grab a quick meal.
I also tried their Budae Jjigae (Army Stew) and was impressed by the neat packaging and how delicious it was.
I've been a loyal customer of Sushi Gio ever since they first opened their doors.
The restaurant itself is on the smaller side, but it's always kept clean and has a cozy atmosphere.
The food is simply amazing, fresh, and delicious, with all the sauces being homemade and unique to Sushi Gio.
Not only is the food great, but the prices are also fair for sushi.
My partner and I usually end up spending around $62 for five rolls, water, and dessert, which is quite a reasonable price.
Vault Seafood & Steakhouse
I've been living in Mansfield for quite some time now, and I can confidently say that Vault Seafood & Steakhouse is one of my favorite places for a delicious dinner and night out with friends.
From the moment you step in, you're greeted with a warm welcome, and the ambiance is inviting and comfortable.
The beautiful bar and loft seating overlooking the restaurant adds an extra touch to the experience.
But let's talk about the food – it's always superb across the board!
Fresh, full of flavor, cooked perfectly, and simply delicious. I've tried the sautéed spinach, rock lobster, sea bass, and grilled pork chop, and I've never been disappointed.
Their cocktails are also nice & strong, which is always a plus.
Our Place Restaurant
Just last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Our Place Restaurant in Mansfield, which is known for its country kitchen and homestyle breakfast, lunch, and fresh-baked pies.
I've been hearing great things about it from my neighbors and friends, so I decided to give it a try.
As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by a warm and cozy atmosphere.
I decided to try the chicken fried steak, which I had heard rave reviews about, and I was not disappointed.
It was tender, perfectly seasoned, and delicious.
The daily specials caught my eye, too, offering reasonably priced meals and exceptional value.
I'm definitely planning to come back to try more of their extensive menu.
One of the highlights of my visit was that they serve breakfast all day.
I couldn't resist ordering a Southern scramble, which was mouthwatering and filling. And, of course, I couldn't leave without trying their famous pies.
I got a couple of slices to go, and I must say they were heavenly.
I recently dined at Meehan's Chophouse, and I have to say, it was an unforgettable experience.
From the moment I entered the restaurant, I knew I was in for a treat.
For my meal, I enjoyed a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts, each one more delicious than the last.
I was satisfied with my meal, which was a very personal and thoughtful touch.
Whenever I'm in the mood for a mouthwatering burger, I simply head over to Simply Burgers, my favorite hamburger restaurant in town.
I first stumbled upon this hidden gem thanks to some rave online reviews, and I couldn't agree more with their praises.
The restaurant itself is always clean and inviting, with great music playing in the background.
My go-to order at Simply Burgers is the "hickory burger", but I've also tried some of their other mouthwatering options.
Their super thick patties, incredible fries, and inventive jalapeño strips make every burger a delightful experience.
I usually pair my burger with their amazing Cajun fries, but I recently discovered that they can even make Cajun tots upon request!
My partner asked for them once, and they were more than happy to make it happen.
One Tuesday morning, I decided to finally check out Hearth Cafe, a local restaurant in my neighborhood.
It was a pleasant surprise to find no waiting time, and we were seated immediately.
I ordered a latte that turned out to be rich and flavorful - one of the best lattes I've had in a while.
Their pancakes were quite thick and generously sized, perfect for satisfying my morning hunger.
I also tried the smoked salmon toast, and I was truly impressed by the unique combination of flavors in this dish.
The cafe also offers drive-through service, which can be quite convenient for those in a hurry. Plus, they serve mimosas too!
On a different day, I visited Hearth Cafe with my family.
My daughter enjoyed her hot chocolate while my son couldn't stop raving about his blue cheese burger and truffle fries.
The fries were indeed exceptional!
La Gondola Italian Restaurant
My partner and I have found our little slice of Italy right here in town at La Gondola Italian Restaurant. This gem of a place offers authentic Italian dishes, imported wines, and live piano nights in a refined yet comfortable setting.
One thing that really stands out about La Gondola is their consistency.
Even with all the changes due to COVID, they have maintained their excellent service and delicious food.
Their garlic bread is simply irresistible, smothered in butter and garlic.
The menu offers a wide variety of choices, generous portions, and beautifully presented dishes that are bursting with incredible flavors.
Our family gatherings have been made even more special by the amazing atmosphere at La Gondola.
The service is always perfect, and the pricing is quite reasonable, considering the high quality of the food.
And don't even get me started on their desserts – they're on a different level!
La Gondola has become our go-to spot for great Italian food in town.
To top it all off, there's often a live musician playing in the bar area, which adds a lovely touch to the dining experience.
Some of our personal favorites include the saltimbocca, the well-crafted cocktails, and of course, the tiramisu.
But that won't stop us from coming back to indulge in the delightful Italian cuisine at La Gondola!
Big D Catering
I decided to try out Big D Catering for dinner last night with high hopes for some delicious BBQ.
The atmosphere of the place is great, with a rustic feel and an indoor/outdoor seating area that really made me feel like I was enjoying dinner on a patio.
The ribs were tender as well, and the brisket was flavorful.
The potato salad, though, was the highlight of the meal – it had a creamy, sweet taste, and the texture was just right.
The other day, I decided to give Hideout Burgers a try after hearing great things about it from friends and coworkers.
I'm always on the hunt for a good burger joint in town, so I went in with high expectations.
I decided to order the Bleu Cheese Bacon Burger, while my partner opted for the classic bacon cheeseburger.
The burgers were served hot and fresh, with well-seasoned patties and generous helpings of bacon and cheese.
I particularly enjoyed the unique flavor of the bleu cheese on my burger, which elevated the taste to a whole new level.
The onion rings and fries we ordered as sides were also delicious.
One of my favorite spots to dine in is Del Toro, a barbecue restaurant in historic downtown Mansfield.
The rustic and Americana style of the place is quite captivating, giving a laid-back and relaxing atmosphere.
I often find myself enjoying the brisket sandwich topped with coleslaw, chimichurri sauce, and BBQ sauce.
Their macaroni and cheese is simply amazing, and I can't get enough of it.
One of the unique features of Del Toro is the local brand of craft soda they offer from their fountain machine.
It just adds that extra touch of quality to their already fantastic food.
And speaking of quality ingredients, their Turkey is always cooked to perfection, and the slaw is delightfully crisp and tasty.
They've always been able to answer any questions I have about their menu, even accommodating dietary restrictions such as dairy-free options with ease.
Another great aspect of Del Toro is that it's co-owned with a hamburger and taco place, sharing a beautiful outdoor area called the "backyard," which makes the whole experience even more enjoyable.
Sweet Rice Lao-Thai Eats
I'm always on the hunt for new and exciting places to eat around town, and recently, I stumbled upon Sweet Rice, a Lao-Thai eatery with locations in North Texas and Washington.
Even though it's a chain, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and taste of their dishes.
My friends and I started off with their Fresh Vegetable Rolls, which were indeed fresh and crunchy, just like the name suggested.
For our main courses, we tried the Panang Curry, Yellow Curry, and Pad Kee Mow noodles.
The curry was good and enjoyable.
The Pad Kee Mow noodles were also delicious, but what really stood out to me was their Tom Kha soup, which was simply phenomenal.
I had to pause for a moment just to appreciate the amazing flavors in that dish.
My partner also really enjoyed his pineapple curry with tofu, and we couldn't leave without trying the mango sticky rice for dessert – it's the perfect late-night treat!
Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant
The other day, I decided to try out Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant for the first time after hearing some rave reviews from friends.
The menu, while not overly complicated, offered a good variety of dishes to choose from.
I started off with their chips and salsa, which were delicious.
The red salsa had a great flavor, but I'm curious about their spicier green salsa, which I'll definitely be getting next time.
For my main dish, I ordered the #10 Enchilada and Taco Platter, and I was not disappointed.
The portions were large, and the flavor was incredible. I felt like I got more than my money's worth.
Aside from the food, I also enjoyed their decent selection of draft beers and the availability of a full bar.
I noticed that they offer outdoor dining, but I preferred to stay inside this time.
Main St. Tacos
One of my favorite spots to grab a bite in the Downtown Mansfield area is definitely Main St. Tacos.
I just can't resist the amazing food they serve every time I visit.
Their gorditas and tacos are some of my all-time favorites, and I love how they give you so many options when it comes to choosing the toppings for your meat.
The authentic Mexican flavors and spices in their dishes never disappoint, and I must say when they label something as "spicy," they mean it!
I've learned to read the menu carefully after one fiery experience, but it was still delicious.
The quality of the food is consistently top-notch, and I appreciate that their bathrooms are always clean and their fountain drinks taste fresh.
On a late Taco Tuesday night, you'll probably find me at Main St. Tacos, satisfying my craving for their slightly greasy (but oh-so-good) pastor.
Their sauces are fantastic as well, making each taco a delightful experience.
Pei Wei Asian Kitchen
I've been to Pei Wei Asian Kitchen in Mansfield several times, and it has never disappointed me.
The food is always great, with a wide variety of health-conscious noodles and rice dishes to choose from.
I love their fried rice, which is packed with little pieces of carrot, red pepper, egg, and fresh scallions – it's so yummy!
The service at this counter-serve Pan-Asian chain is always outstanding.
I remember when they first opened, my family and I were their first official customers!
What sets Pei Wei apart from other similar restaurants in the area is its commitment to freshness and quality.
Their dishes taste better and are more authentic than those of their competitors.
And as a bonus, they even have an AC socket available to charge your phone while you dine, which is a small but thoughtful touch.
With its delicious food, excellent service, and convenient location near my home and the Stars Center, Pei Wei Asian Kitchen has quickly become one of my go-to spots for a satisfying Pan-Asian meal.
Other Restaurants Nearby
DelCiano Pinoy Cuisine
I recently visited DelCiano Pinoy Cuisine again, and as always, it didn't disappoint.
This Filipino restaurant has become my go-to spot whenever I'm craving some authentic and delicious Pinoy dishes.
The food here is super flavorful and comforting, and the service is top-notch.
The halo-halo is a must-try if you haven't had it before!
The portions are generous, and I appreciate how they allow you to customize the spice level according to your preference.
Yes, the prices might be slightly higher than you'd expect, but considering the current inflation and the costs of maintaining a business, it's entirely understandable.
The sisig here is what usually brings me back, but sometimes they run out of it (it's that popular).
I was grateful for the accommodation and the effort they put into making their customers happy. The crispy pata and pancit are also delectable and worth trying.
What makes DelCiano even more enjoyable is the relaxed environment and the karaoke stage.
Whether you're an enthusiastic singer or more of a backup vocalist, you can have a great time singing your heart out at this cozy spot.
Discovering Burger Extreme
I remember the first time I stumbled upon Burger Extreme, I was looking for a delicious burger joint nearby and came across this gem.
I hadn't tried their burgers since they moved from their old location, so I was a bit skeptical.
But let me tell you, their new spot didn't disappoint!
Not only do they serve the best burgers I've ever had, but they also have chicken options for those who don't fancy beef.
The customer service is top-notch, and the serving time is always speedy.
Every time I visit, I keep thinking it's tough to find a good burger spot on this side of town, but Burger Extreme has me covered.
One of my favorite things about this place is their ice-cold daiquiris.
During one of my visits, I was served by Allie, who offered samples of her incredible daiquiris.
I was blown away by the flavors, and the fact that they're made with real liquor, not cheap wine, definitely sets them apart.
A Delicious Visit to Shogun Hibachi and Sushi
Last week, I visited Shogun Hibachi and Sushi for the first time, and I was pleasantly surprised by the experience.
As soon as I walked in, I noticed how quaint and quiet the restaurant was, with a nicely done interior.
Despite the size of the place, I found out that they can accommodate a large gathering of up to 50 people.
Their sushi rolls are made fresh and on the spot, which definitely adds a touch of authenticity.
I decided to try the "Oceans Eleven" roll, and it was incredibly delicious, with eight pieces and beautiful salmon topping the roll.
My friend ordered the "Naruto Roll" and the "Crazy Roll", and she couldn't stop raving about how amazing they were.
Discovering Delicious Tacos at Silvia's Taqueria
Silvia's Taqueria has become one of my go-to spots for satisfying my cravings for authentic Mexican food.
The tacos here are simply amazing, and they have such a wide variety to choose from.
My favorite has to be their fajita menudo & pozole, but I also enjoy trying their daily specials.
One of the best things about Silvia's Taqueria is the atmosphere.
The decor on the walls is uplifting, and it doesn't matter if you're religious or not – it just makes for a pleasant dining experience.
The service here is always friendly, and I can't help but feel welcomed every time I walk in.
I make it a point to visit Silvia's Taqueria at least once a week, not just because of the great food and reasonable prices but also because it's a family-owned business.
I believe it's essential to support small businesses, especially in our neighborhood, and this is one gem that I'm proud to have discovered.
So, if you're ever in the area and craving some delicious Mexican cuisine, make sure to give Silvia's Taqueria a try!
Mansfield has an incredible variety of restaurants that cater to every taste and preference.
From mouthwatering sushi at Kaiyo Sushi and Bar to the most delicious burgers at Hideout Burgers, there is no shortage of amazing dining options in this charming town.
The next time you find yourself in Mansfield, make sure to check out these remarkable establishments for a truly memorable dining experience.