Where to eat in Fort Worth right now: 10 restaurants to take visitors
It’s that special time of year: holidays, festivals, and out-of-town house guests. It won’t be long before you start looking for places to visit to get out of the house. You now need to make a plan.
The ideal location will satisfy a variety of tastes and have the ability to handle a group. Even better if the place says “Fort Worth” in one way or another.
Here is our list of suggestions for where to take your vacation company in 2018:
Babe’s Chicken Dinner House
The homely chain specializing in fried chicken is the perfect place to take the family with you. After all, they serve their sides in a familiar way, just like at home. There’s fried chicken, fried chicken steak, seared catfish, ribs with hickory smoked meat, chicken tender, smoked chicken, fried catfish and fluffy cookies at affordable prices. The place to visit is the massive new one that just opened in North Richland Hills, just off the freeway. It is located in a 73,100 square meter building that was once the library, district court and recreation center of NRH.
Blue Mesa Grill
The local chain, which specializes in Southwest food, now has three locations, one of which is in Fort Worth. They made sweet potato chips long before they became a thing, and they served margaritas in a shaker that you can pour yourself. The food remains consistent and good, the prices are reasonable and there is a reason why their weekend brunch has won many awards: It is a bounty table with representative dishes from almost every food group and a real show stopper.
Buffet in the Kimbell
With businesses in town, you’ll want to showcase Fort Worth’s world-class museums, including the Kimbell Art Museum, whose two current exhibits are dedicated to Spanish artist Goya and revered fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga. This requires a stop at the buffet restaurant, which is open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and Friday evening for dinner. Try soups like southwest vegetables and creamy chicken and barley, as well as salads like smoked turkey and rice salad or vegetables with blue cheese dressing. Usually there is a quiche, sandwich and casserole of the day. All for $ 12 and with great views of the museum courtyard.
Cannon chinese cuisine
Some people crave Chinese during the holidays, and you will delight them with a visit to this perfect mom and pop shop. Cannon attaches great importance to freshness and quality. Many dishes and sauces are made from scratch, which sets it apart from your typical Chinese restaurant. The setting – a restored 1930s house with soft furnishings and eye-catching wallpaper – is also a charmer and one of a kind.
Food Hall on Crockett Row
The foodie phenomenon known as the Food Hall continues to occur in cities across the country, and now Fort Worth has its version too. Located on Crockett Row in the West 7th District, the 16,000-square-foot hall features a wide variety of world-class vendors such as Chef John Tesar who serve grilled dishes, burgers, Mexicans, sandwiches, coffee, pastries, donuts and more. With so much variety, everyone can find something they like.
Fort Worth has an abundance of BBQ grills, making the kitchen a must for any out-of-tower, and home has risen to the top of the pile. Daniel Vaughn of Texas Monthly proclaimed it “the current gold standard for grilling in Fort Worth,” a sterling endorsement. They are known for their brisket and scorched ends; their vegetable sides, not so much. But they’ve added a new feature to their menu: Burgers made from 44 Farms ground beef mixed with their chopped brisket, topped with bacon jam.
Joe T. Garcias
A Fort Worth institution since 1935, this venerable Mexican restaurant has been family-owned to this day. Be sure to warn your guests that the menu is ridiculously limited – fajitas, enchiladas, a couple of starters. Make sure to tell anyone who pays the bill that they don’t accept credit cards. Somehow this doesn’t hinder its appeal among the locals. No, people have to wait an hour to get in. The margaritas are strong, the courtyard is idyllic and that’s all it takes.
Burgers are one of the major food groups in Fort Worth. You could spend a month dragging your guests to burger joints and not meeting them all. You don’t need your company in town that long. Chef Tim Love’s Stockyards Spot was an early “better burger” player who put fried eggs on his burgers before the idea spread. They’ve expanded the menu, adding chicken sandwiches and nachos to their selection of burgers, hot dogs, french fries, onion rings, and dynamite milkshakes. And you can get off your burger and wander the stockyards.
You might visit Spiral Diner because it’s a vegan restaurant in Cowtown – tongue-clucking, curiosity. You can visit to see the original location where a hugely successful mini chain was started with locations in Dallas and Denton. You can visit to show that you are up to date on the latest foodie trends, with vegan being the top trend of 2018. Or you can visit for a great vegan diner and some of the best cakes and pies and baked goods around.
When cabin bug hits you and your clan are more than ready to spend days browsing the stores at Clearfork, Fort Worth’s brightest new shopping adventure. There are many restaurants; You can’t go wrong somehow. For a chic but casual meal, Twigs fills the bill with sandwiches, pizza, pasta, seafood, steak, and a novel crab mac and cheese. This Washington state concept may not be homegrown, but this is the first in Texas and the seasonal spiced pear martini with Tito’s vodka and pear puree is great.