Fort Worth, TX Restaurants
Eating is believing in Fort Worth, where diners have many great choices across cuisine categories. Here are a few local favorites:
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. Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened with one restaurant in 1941 and today is the largest quick-serve barbecue chain in the country.
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 portabella 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, Chimy’s, Hacienda San Miguel, and Hot Damn, Tamales!
Steak and More
Steaks are the order of the day at Lonesome Dove, Michaels, La Hacienda Ranch 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 top spots in Fort Worth include Hoffbrau Steaks and Mercury Chophouse.
Find Greek and Middle Eastern fare at Byblos, Hedary’s Mediterranean Restaurant and Chadra Mezza & Grill, or French cuisine at Cacharel and Saint-Emilion. Bella Italia gives Italian favorites a Southwestern twist. Enjoy Asian food at Blue Sushi Sake Grill and Sushi Axiom and Latin-flavored specialties at Mijo's Fusion. P.F. Chang's China Bistro offers more than 20 appetizers
Favorite places for modern American classic fare include Grace, Z’s Cafe, Winslow's Wine Cafe, Vidalias in the Worthington 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. Ol' South Pancake House has been a Fort Worth tradition since 1962, serving everything from pancakes to steaks.
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.
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