We in the Lone Star State pride ourselves on a few things and the food is one of them. Yes, Texas is famous for BBQ, but our selection of restaurants in Ft. Worth go way beyond brisket and Texas toast. Not that we don’t love those staples, but there’s more to Ft. Worth dining than that.
We’ve compiled a list, based on expert, and resident expert opinions (our friends) on the top places to eat in Ft. Worth. These are in no particular order and are all over the place in terms of geography and genre.
Warning: Don’t read this list if you’re already hungry.
- Fred’s Texas Cafe serves up burgers and cold beer, Texas style. That means big.
- Modern Cafe’s Brunch includes a children’s brunch menu, so grab the kids, eat, drink, be merry, and admire priceless works of art.
- Press Cafe along the Trinity River trails serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch.
- Revolver Taco Lounge has a $12 all-you-can-eat taco buffet. We recommend this for folks with teenagers because we all know they can put away some tacos.
- Del Frisco’s Grille includes local ingredients in dishes like Cheesesteak Egg Rolls and Ahi Tuna tacos. Neighborly sophistication.
- Reata in Sundance Square is best described as combining Southwestern, Creole, Southern, Mexican style cooking in a contemporary fashion.
- The Capital Grille is the place to go for dry-aged steaks. In-house butchers carve up the beef that pairs nicely with any one of their 350 wines.
- Eddie V’s Fort Worth will wine you, dine you, and Jazz you up with live music. Hello, date night, or any night for that matter.
- Bird’s Cafe in Sundance Square invites you to share with your friends with their small-plate style menu. Best enjoyed on their patio.
- Bonnells gets you out of your food rut with choices like Buffalo tenderloin and grilled cactus.
- Nonna Tata is small but mighty. Only 22 seats, but worth the tight quarters. Calamari, Bruschetta, and BYOB.
- Grace has an outdoor terrace, outstanding service, and Crab Toast.
- Railhead Smokehouse Brisket and beer, plus their tagline “Life’s Too Short To Live In Dallas” sum up this fab Ft. Worth spot.
- Fixture mixes art with cocktails and a selection of vegan-friendly food with traditional comfort food. You’ll hear live music every other Saturday while you’re there for brunch.
- La Perla is all about crafting drinks from fresh ingredients and an equally fresh selection of seafood entrees.
- Daddy Jack’s New England Lobster and Chowder House transports East Coast specialties to Sundance Square. You’d swear you were in Boston after you taste the Clam Chowder.
- Mercury Chop House is a New York-style steakhouse with a Texas flair, including a piano player. The seafood menu includes Chilean Sea Bass and Mahi Mahi.
- Piranha Killer Sushi in Sundance Square has some of the best sushi in town. The wasabi crusted salmon roll is a top pick.
- Ol’ South Pancake House, 50 years in business and still going strong. The German Pancakes are a must.
- Cane Rosso is authentic Neopolitan pizza, as in owner Jay Jerrier has a certification from Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana in Italy, with twists like habanero honey as toppings.
- Shaw’s Patio Bar and Grill is a stop you should make when you’re in the mood for a gourmet hotdog or burger, hand-spun Blue Bell ice cream shakes, or a chorizo and egg breakfast burrito. Eat brunch on the patio or have them cater something for you.
- Spiral Diner and Bakery is a vegan restaurant that would lure even the biggest carnivore through its doors, just don’t tell them it’s tofu. Beer and wine are also organic, no preservatives or chemicals on the grapes or hops.
- The Live Oak Music Hall and Lounge will feed your belly as well as your ears with their Shiner Cheddar Burger, Beer and Bacon Dip, plus live music on stage or on the rooftop deck just about every night of the week.
- Love Shack is more than a song; it’s chef Tim Love’s hang out in The Stockyards. Love crafts a mean gourmet burger, rustles up live music on the weekends, and serves cold beer and milkshakes.
- Star Café is a daytime favorite, open from 7:00 am till 3:00 pm, they bake gluten-free bread, brew delicious coffee, and are quick with a smile and service.
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