Independently owned and run since 1999, Buck n' Loons is a straight-shootin', homestyle restaurant and bar with hunting lodge appeal. Stone walls and log cabin booths reside under the antler chandelier. It's a big meeting spot for school bands and teams drawn to Texas-hearty meals that are cooked from scratch, like chicken-fried steak and fried catfish. Taste of Arlington voted Loon's Juice (three types of margarita and tropical flavors) to be the best alcoholic beverage in town. In the casual atmosphere it's common to find the owners sitting next to patrons at the bar or around the tables in the dining room, conversing and endorsing their rule of thumb: "Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first."