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Highland Park Cafeteria

Photo: Highland Park Cafeteria in Dallas offers daily features such as baked chicken with squash casserole, and a Thanksgiving lunch special. By Jeffery Washington, Star-Telegram archives.

It’s a drive, but a lot of North Texas families will load up Thanksgiving morning and head to the timeless Highland Park Cafeteria in the Casa Linda neighborhood east of downtown Dallas.

The HPC, which opened in 1925, is a throwback to old-fashioned cafeterias and East Texas home cooking. It features some of Texas’ best fried chicken daily plus a special turkey-and-dressing feast for $14.99 on Thanksgiving.

The cafeteria will open at 10:30 a.m. Thanksgiving, and that’s when the line is shortest. Or consider going just before the 3 p.m. closing.

Regular hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; 1200 N. Buckner Blvd. at Garland Road (Loop 12 at Texas 78), 214-324-5000,

Read the full article at Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s site.