A good American restaurant isn't just the perfect place to practice close-up magic on unsuspecting patrons; it's also a great spot to meet friends and share Burton Gilliam gossip. Gather around today’s Groupon to socialize while you satiate: for $10, you get $25 worth of American fare at Duke's Original Roadhouse in Addison.
Duke's Original Roadhouse serves up half-pound burgers on toasted buns, towering all-beef hot dogs, and a menu full of comfort fare at its most relaxed. Sharable starters such as Duke's banditos—miniature, deep-fried chimichangas served with chili con queso ($8.99)—remind palates of the Golden Rule, which they soon forget while jealously guarding the golden bed of crispy fries that the Duke's half-pound burger ($6.99) lies upon regally. The texas chicken sandwich deploys avocado, bacon, and jack cheese ($9.99) to placate rebellious stomachs, while Duke's full rack of tender barbecue ribs ($22.99) forms a flavor bludgeon that stuns tongues with delight. Vegetarian flatbreads ($9.99) serve as a lighter repast, though it is still best concluded with a serving of fried Twinkies ($4.99).
Duke's expansive, umbrella-covered patio offers sun-kissed (or shaded) solace and is ideal for dining under the soft glow of neon signs reflecting off metal awnings. The casual interior pays homage to American heritage through exposed-brick walls lined with patriotically inclined thingamajigs and trinkets.
Duke's Original Roadhouse
Seven days a week, the kitchen at Duke's Original Roadhouse stays bustling into the wee hours of the night as cooks whip up hearty comfort food. Patrons can nosh on “Fall Off The Bone” barbecue ribs, which arrive at tables accompanied by garlic mashed potatoes or seasoned fries or enjoy one of six mac ‘n’ cheese varieties, including one that’s topped with a half-pound of grilled hot dog. Hefty sandwiches, such as the open-faced pot-roast sandwich topped with brown gravy, pair well with a shareable 104-ounce cylinder of beer known as Duke’s Tower of Power. The restaurant also features an outdoor patio and deck, where guests gather each Wednesday evening to toss large bouncy balls into trashcans during bouts of Big Balls.