Mecca, Dallas


10422 Harry Hines Blvd.,
United States,

A North Dallas tradition since 1938, this family-owned café is located in a renovated red-brick house that maintains residential elements such as original bathtubs. The homelike atmosphere is appropriate given the Mecca’s menu of classic American comfort food that draws everyone from celebrities to several generations of local families. Simple furniture, old photos, and school banners donated by regulars create a diner-like environment where customers savor specialties such as the chicken fried steak and whole wheat blueberry pancakes (breakfast is served all day). The most famous dish, however, is the enormous homemade cinnamon roll topped with cream cheese icing.