In celebration of the unique flavors and green spaces found throughout Downtown Arlington, you’re invited to support local restaurants by ordering Take Out every Tuesday. Pair your take out with a lovely outdoor park, nook, or seating area in Downtown, and you've instantly got yourself an urban picnic getaway!
This week, we're thinking about a picnic of delicious fried chicken and a couple crawfish poor boy sandwiches. And we know exactly where to go:
Fried, baked or broiled? Yes, please.
Check out these five-star Yelp ratings that perfectly describe our own experiences at some of our favorite Downtown restaurants that specialize in chicken or fish:
Babe's Chicken House
234 N. Center St.
The BEST chicken tenders and THE CORN!! I'm a big guy that loves to eat, and the all-you-can-eat sides keep me very happy as well as the portion size. I can't complain about anything here! Our server Trey was the bomb and very on top of his game, the establishment was clean, their COVID procedures were some of the best, everyone had on a mask. Everyone was friendly, just great experience all around. If you've never been, definitely give them a try... - Chris J. on Yelp
300 E. Abram St.
On our Zoom meeting with our Sunday school class, someone mentioned they had gone to Flying Fish and it made me want to get a delivery tonight. I am very very impressed. Not only are the grilled Tilapia fish tacos fresh, hot and amazing, they also sent rice and beans, a huge order and some coleslaw, and all the sauces I can want for my fish so I have a variety. And I'm really excited to dig into the key lime pie. I'm very, very happy with my order. It was really reasonable. YUMMMMMY FLYING FISH - Slinky B. on Yelp
513 E. Abram St.
The establishment was spotless, and the customer service was A1...The menu is broad and offers certain varieties you wouldn't expect to see together, for example, soul food and pizza...And the greens? I was speechless. I devoured the BEST greens I've ever had in my life. I wanted to drive back and slap the owner for sticking his foot in these greens. Y'all, he got that recipe from his , mee maw, nanna or somebody. It's an oldddddd school recipe seriously. If anyone knows the owners, tell them to contact me with the recipe. - Mel M. on Yelp
Center Street pocket park
Across Center Street from Arlington Music Hall and nestled between two murals -- Historic Arlington on the Vandergriff Building and Old School on Legendz Classic Barbershop -- you'll find a green space with eclectic charm. A couple benches here, a classic car there, and plenty of room for your picnic blanket.
For a complete listing of restaurants in Downtown Arlington, click here. For a directory of restaurants that offer take-out, delivery and curbside pick up services, check out our Downtown Delivers platform.
To inspire your weekly choices, tune into our blog and e-newsletter every week for more tips like Take Out Tuesday Suggests CRAWFISH and CHICKEN. And wherever you nosh in Downtown, don't forget to tag us in your best foodie photos: #TakeOutTuesdayDTArlington
Feature image from Flying Fish Facebook page.