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Live Like a Local in Garland

If you are new to Garland, be ready to enjoy a good time. This suburb of Dallas is consistently included in one of the best places to live lists for a reason. The cost of living is great and so is the entertainment including the Granville Arts Center, The Plaza Theater, Pace House, Historic Downtown Garland, and the Garland Landmark Museum. Ask around and try some our suggestions for restaurants, shopping, and salons. You will be living like a local in no time.

Satisfying your hunger

Babe’s Chicken Dinner House has multiple locations, and there is a restaurant in Garland. They serve up some of the best-fried bird around Texas. With a feeling of home, you can just sit back and relax while you eat your food. In addition to the delicious fried chicken, you can choose hickory smoked chicken. The fried catfish is served with green tomato relish that some locals call green tomato chow-chow.

Siciliano’s serves Italian fare. With plentiful portions, Siciliano’s serves the area’s best garlic rolls. You will certainly not leave hungry. This restaurant has been a Garland staple for more than 25 years. If you needed lighter fare Italian, there are some great options including chicken bruschetta and chicken with sun dried tomato and other veggies.

In downtown Garland, Main Street Deli serves up some killer sandwiches. The peppered beef comes with corned beef, black pepper, and pepper jack cheese. The Greek Specialties are also scrumptious with choices like the Kafta Kabob Pita, or the Falafel Pita. You’ll love the friendly faces of the owners as you sit and dine with some memorable service.

Shopping made easy

Garland offers plenty of shopping to find your hidden treasures. Firewheel Town Center is an open-air development that has specialty retail, department stores, a children’s playground, and a large AMC theater. You will find known retailers such as Dillard’s, Ethan Allen, Macy’s, Men’s Wearhouse, Old Navy, Pier 1, World Market, and Yankee Candle to name just a few.

Located on Lake Ray Hubbard, the Garland Bass Pro Shop anchors the 28-acre retail development. You will be in awe of the 13,000-gallon saltwater aquarium that greets you when entering. Even if you are not a hunter, you will enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. There is also an arcade for the kid in all of us. You can also spend time listening to live demonstrations. Enjoy patio dining at nearby restaurants. These restaurants can be accessed by car or by boat at one of Bass Pro’s slips.

Hair your way

Finding the right stylist makes a world of difference when it comes to how you feel about yourself. The Salons at Bella Suites houses a collection of independent salon professionals that offer you a wide variety of services. These salon professionals have the freedom to run and manage their businesses. The atmosphere will help you relax as you get any beauty service done you need.

Infiniti Salon also offers stylists freedom to run their station, which gives them greater flexibility to meet your needs. The relaxing music will help you enjoy your services more at the hand of your expertly trained stylist.

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