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Taking the Bait and Hook, Line and Sinker

We're hooked!
We’re hooked!


We have a new favorite among our local hangouts: Hook, Line & Sinker.

New to Far North Dallas, Not New to Dallas

Now Hook, Line & Sinker is not new to Dallas.  There’s been one on Lemmon for a long time.  I remember decades ago when I thought it was a biker bar, but it’s always been a restaurant.  The bikers just happen to know something good when they find it.

But it’s new to my neighborhood.  When I moved here, a Taco Cabana was at the corner of Preston Road and Baymar.  I was sad to see it go, but then I haven’t been to a Cabana lately.  They have two strikes against them.  They abandoned me and then took my favorite item, rotisserie chicken, off the menu.  After Taco Cabana left, the building at Preston and Baymar stood empty for a long time.

We were happy when signs of life became apparent on the corner and I was even happier when I saw what it was going to be.  So were our neighbors.  From the moment it opened it seemed as if the parking lot was covered in cars.  We waited for the crowds to slow down, but finally gave up and joined the melee.

Our First Visit

The first time was a Saturday afternoon.  My healthy husband got the grilled catfish and the not-so-healthy me got a fried shrimp basket.  He loved his meal and couldn’t decide which part was best, the fish or the vegetables.  He reveled in trying out all the hot sauces and declared we’d be visiting often.

My delight was equal to his.  Instead of some kind of thick breading, the shrimp is dusted with corn meal and deep fried. The french fries were also very good. Hot, crispy and non-greasy.  Of course, we agreed that the big frosty schooners of beer were the absolute best part of the meal.

Back Again

We drove the first time we visited because we were out running errands, but a couple of Friday nights ago we walked up there. Yup, it’s that close.  We were lucky enough to grab a table on the patio and repeated our food orders from before.  When you find perfection, why fool around with it.

On the Saturday afternoon, everyone was out on the patio and the tables inside were virtually empty, but on Friday night every seat in the place was full – inside and out. Whenever you go, you won’t find yourself alone, but none of the staff will ever try to hurry you along.  Linger as desired.

Because this is a new location, the landscaping is also new, but we’re looking forward to when it grows.  If there is a downside to Hook, Line & Sinker, it’s Preston Road.  The restaurant is recessed away from the immediate corner, but still, Preston is right there, with all the cars whizzing by.  However, they’ve planted bamboo – and you know how bamboo is.  By next week there should be  a forest.  Well, maybe not by next week, but soon.

Anyway, we love Hook, Line & Sinker and want all of you to visit it often.  We want it to become a permanent fixture.  Next time you’re in the neighborhood, drop by and try it, but don’t fail to call us.  We can join you in minutes.

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