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“What a nice place to spend an evening”

Historic Downtown Carrollton
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Carrollton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Old fashioned candy store, ice cream parlor, antique store and several non-chain restaurants to include one that serves bottomless Mamosa's with a tequila bar. What a cool place to spend a summer evening. The gazebo in the center with old glory proudly flying, reminds one of a simpler time in America.

Thank Hofe751
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"town square"
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"unique shops"
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"cane rosso"
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"el rincon"
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"my wife loves"
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"special events"
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"great place to visit"
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"rainbow grill"
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"antique mall"
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"lots of shops"
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"nice walk"
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"wonderful world"
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"cute little shops"
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"great area"
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

So this is not the fanciest place on earth, nor is it the trendiest. This is an old-fashioned downtown in a diverse city that can be enjoyed by all ages. Entertainment is family oriented at different festivals and events. For those who expect fast food speed at restaurants, it's probably not the place to hang out. If you want to slow down a bit and enjoy your family or friends, it's a great place to visit. There is a growing younger crowd with some nice apartment/retail developments nearby, including the one that houses Twisted Root Burger. Places not to miss - International Bakery for cuban coffee and pastries, Babe's Chicken for a terrific homestyle meal, and Twisted Root Burger for a great burger. Also Cane Rosso for pizza, Amici's for Italian, and El Rincon for Mexican food or a cocktail. There is a wine bar, and ice cream shoppe, a cafe, and an old fashioned grill. The DART line has a stop here, so it's a fun ride from the Frankford station or even from Denton via the A train and connecting at Trinity Mills to DART. My kids are teenagers now, but when they were little, the DART ride on a weekend late morning or early afternoon made them happier than where we went or what we ate. If you're looking for cookie-cutter cities that try to create a retro downtown with fancy "antique reproduction" carbon-copy buildings, this isn't it. It's authentic and laid back.

Thank bwrightmom
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

It's cool if you live there. New restaurants. They are all ok. The pizza place is the best. All the roads and highways are being updated. They have events and concerts.

Thank rericksen
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

There is not really a lot to see there, but there is 3 restaurants, Ice Cream parlor, huge antique store and several other shops to see.

Thank Raymond S
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Quaint, original, entertaining, and nearby for locals, the "old downtown" area plays host for several restaurants, unique shops, and occasional events throughout the year. Often overlooked due to more heavily populated areas like Addison, downtown Carrollton offers a family friendly alternative for holiday celebrations, concerts, and seasonal festivities. Parking can be a challenge for special events – plan ahead.

Thank Russell B
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