If you have a large family or group of friends wanting dinner, here’s a spot that might help with those “where should we eat” issues. Because while each of you might be in the mood for something different, you all probably can agree on three simple things: The food should be good, the service should be friendly, and the atmosphere should be inviting. And those things, along with offering a diverse selection, are what Earls focuses on.

On the menu are plenty of salad choices, quite a few Asian offerings, burgers and sandwiches, and steaks, chicken, seafood and pasta. And while that might sound similar to what other restaurants offer, Earls strives to make each of its dishes a bit different.

For example, while plenty of restaurants serve sea bass, Earls prepares it with Panang sauce, shiitake mushrooms, garlic mashed potatoes and wilted spinach. And though you can get a club sandwich just about anywhere, it probably won’t come with fresh crab, shrimp and guacamole combined with the usual bacon, tomato and mayonnaise.

You get the picture. Earls offers a variety of foods, puts its stamp on each dish and serves it with a smile. That includes Thai green curry, shown here, a coconut cream curry available with chicken or shrimp, served over jasmine rice with mango salsa and pistachios.

EARLS

8141 Walnut Hill

214-691-8222

Hours: Sun 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-midnight

$$, FB