Best Restaurants in Fort Worth, TX

Joe T. Garcia's in Forth Worth, Texas
Joe T. Garcia's in Forth Worth, Texas

Variety is the spice of life in Fort Worth, thanks to the city's flavorful mix of dining options. Hearty meals, quick bites and sweet eats make this a don't-miss food scene.

Beef and Barbecue

Two restaurants that have been serving brisket, pork ribs and turkey for more than 20 years are Railhead B-B-Q and Angelo's. Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse also serves brisket, pulled pork and its famous onion rings.

Latino/Tex-Mex/Southwestern

Local favorite Joe T. Garcia's has been around since the 1930s. And check out Cantina Laredo for dishes topped with signature sauces like chipotle-wine with portobello mushrooms. Gloria's lets you munch on free chips and black bean dip before your meal arrives, or you can head to Dos Gringos for an original Mexican pizza.

Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana combines upscale cuisine with Mexican culture, and Reata Restaurant offers dishes that meld Southwestern, Creole and Southern influences. Other top spicy spots in Fort Worth include Abuelo's, Blue Mesa Grill and Torchy's Tacos.

Steak and More

Steaks are the order of the day at Lonesome Dove and Hunter Brothers' H3 Ranch. Cattlemen's Steak House in the Stockyards District serves internationally renowned steaks that can also be shipped all over the country. The menu at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse is built around USDA prime beef. Ruth's Chris Steak House downtown is another favorite.

Texas de Brazil serves dishes such as seasoned lamb and Brazilian sausage. Bob's Steak & Chop House features USDA steaks seasoned a variety of ways. Other preferred places for steaks in Fort Worth include Hoffbrau Steaks and The Capital Grille.

International

Find Greek and Middle Eastern fare at Byblos, Hedary's Mediterranean Restaurant and Chadra Mezza & Grill, or French cuisine at Cacharel and Saint-Emilion. Enjoy Asian food at Sushi Axiom and Latin-flavored specialties at Mijo's Fusion.

American

Favorite places for modern American classic fare include Grace, Z's Cafe, Winslow's Wine Cafe, Vidalias in the Worthington Hotel, Cast Iron at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel and Houlihan's, which has great food and live music in the Alliance area. Charleston's Restaurant is a casual, upbeat restaurant with traditional American classics, and Ol' South Pancake House has been a Fort Worth tradition since 1962, serving everything from pancakes to steaks. Ellerbe Fine Foods uses fresh, local ingredients to create farm-to-table menu items, while Buffalo West offers upscale comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Sweet Treats

Curly's Frozen Custard's specialty desserts include a variety of sundaes, malts and shakes, and Mother Rucker's Sweets sells gourmet fresh-baked cookies, brownies, handmade chocolate bars and confections. Among Rita's of Fort Worth's refreshing menu items are Italian ice, classic custard, gelatos and sundaes, while TCBY serves up frozen yogurt and toppings like candy, fruit and nuts.

Breweries and Distilleries

At Martin House Brewing Company, Fort Worth's newest brewery, visitors can enjoy craft beer brewed on site. Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, founded in 2004, brews more than 5,000 barrels of beer annually and offers a selection of year-round and seasonal beers. Creating TX Blended Whiskey and "White Dog" bourbon, Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. is the North Texas area's only artisanal bourbon whiskey distillery.

Food Truck Hubs

Fort Worth Food Park, located downtown, rounds up several of the city's gourmet food trucks each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. While the trucks rotate daily, the park's regulars include Bombay Street Food, Cajun Tailgators, Eat Jo Dawgs, First Bite Gourmet, PompeiiGood Karma Kitchen, Salsa Lima and A Taste of Louisiana. Food trucks also gather at Clearfork Food Park, Cowtown Chow Down and Food Park @ Thistle Hill, as well as during Open Streets and Friday on the Green in Near Southside.

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