Did you ever eat at a little "hole in the wall" type of restaurant and fall in love with their food? You kept going back for years and years and eventually when you are not paying attention, they become a chain?
Well that's what happened to me and my love affair with Dodie's Seafood Cajun Diner.
I was first introduced to Dodie's back in 1991 when I first moved to Dallas. My cousin Abby and I used to go to their first location at 2129 Greenville Avenue, a few blocks away from Abby's house at the time, and chow down on some very authentic Louisiana style Po Boys. The food was always good and the beer was always cold... that makes for a winning combination in my book.
Over the past 18 years, Dodie's has been a regular on my eating circuit. It became even more convenient for me when my office moved just 3 blocks away a couple of years ago. Somehow I never noticed that the place I have come to love for a good Po Boy, a fried soft shell crab plate or some fried shrimp has opened several additional locations in Addison, Rockwall, McKinney, Carrollton, and Allen.
There is nothing fancy or pretentious about Dodie's... just good food and a good time for a reasonable price. And that must be a recipe for success because they haven't strayed from it in 1989. Go and try it out... but be careful not to blink or they may go from 6 to 12 locations when you're eyes are closed!