This long time Fort Worth tradition began as a grocery store and meat market in 1946. But today Kincaid's is known for its excellent burgers. The casual eatery, complete with picnic tables and a stand-up counter, is a popular choice by families and business people. Menu options include a variety of juicy burgers, as well as home-style meals such as chicken and dumplings and chicken fried steak. Banana pudding and homemade cookies are favorite choices for dessert.
One of the city's most popular barbecue joints actually began as a beer hall in 1958. The original owner, Angelo George, added the meat as a sideline to encourage customers to drink more. Now the former beer hall has been named one of the best places for barbeque by the Zagat Weekly and Texas Monthly. The walls are graced with typically Texan taxidermy (moose, buffalo and deer). Entrees include pork ribs, sausage, brisket, ham and chicken, all of which come with potato salad, cole slaw and beans on the side. Wash it all down with a huge frosty mug of one of the many beers on tap.
Sporting an authentic Old West saloon ambiance, the White Elephant Saloon has been named among Esquire magazine's 100 Best Bars in America. Memorabilia found in the White Elephant Saloon memorializes the Fort Worth Stockyard's past. You will also find a wonderful collection of elephant artifacts, statues and toys given to the bar by appreciative patrons from around the world, from Germany to Thailand. Country and western music is played every night. The food is the usual bar fare, made specifically to complement the drinks and entertainment.
Located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, this restaurant resides in a saloon-style building loaded with Western ambiance. Horse saddles hang from the walls and a large wooden bar stretches across the dining room. A tin ceiling adds to the rustically authentic charm. Chef and owner Tim Love is a native Texan, which is obvious in his most-requested specialty, roasted garlic-stuffed beef tenderloin. Other menu items emulate Italian, Spanish, Mexican and Asian fare, including the buffalo rib eye and quail quesadillas.
With a rowdy roadhouse atmosphere and gaudy diner furnishings, this funky, 50-year-old eatery is perfect for families and fun-loving folks in general. Certain nights of the week, Fred's Cafe features special themes, while weekend nights are reserved for live music and patio dancing. Authentic, mile-high hamburgers are the café's claim to fame. Wednesday nights are invent-a-pizza nights, while Friday nights are hot and spicy, with Tex-Mex entrees on special. Diners are also encouraged to suggest new entree combinations, which may even earn a permanent spot on the menu.
Spiral Diner & Bakery specializes in vegan dishes that even carnivores agree are delicious. A casual, spacious eating space nicely encapsulates the easy-going vibe here. Spiral features all the usual American classics like burgers, nachos, Philly cheesesteaks and tacos, only all are sans animal products. What these dishes lack in flesh they more than make up for in taste and appealing plate presentation. For vegans and non-vegans alike, Spiral is a revelation.
A step apart from the usual chain coffeehouse, this traditional establishment is a classic 1950s diner reminiscent of an old soda shop. It features coffee and hearty helpings of food and encourages quiet, casual conversation. Serving breakfast and lunch only, Paris Coffee Shop is known for its desserts and plate lunches. Selections include fried chicken, catfish, and liver and onions. Breakfast selections are just as plentiful and include eggs(any style), bacon and toast.
Shinjuku Station in Japan is the world's busiest train station; Shinjuku Station in Fort Worth is a Japanese restaurant specializing in small portioned dishes meant to be shared among friends. With brick walls and trendy artwork adorning the walls, this is the kind of place that's perfect for a night out with friends over drinks and exotic Japanese flavors. Try the okonomiyaki, or "Japanese Pizza," which consists of pork belly, cabbage, and Shoma. With beer, wine and specialty cocktails on offer, there is plenty to fuel your conversation deep into the night.
Being local and proud of it takes on a whole new meaning at Brewed. The decor can only be described as eclectic, with a mix of classic arm chairs, taxidermy, metal, bare-brick and wood-work, with turquoise accents that tie it all together. The ambiance is reminiscent of the living room of a marvelously eccentric friend who aches to show of his oddball collection of curios. Warm and inviting, Brewed is a place to gather with friends and sample an inspired selection of specialty coffees, craft beer and seasonal dishes created by locals, using local ingredients. The weekend brunch with fried chicken, biscuits and gravy is an especially popular event and attracts quite a following.
The excellent spread of Mexican dishes at Yucatan Taco Stand is sure to spoil you with choices. From Yuca Fries, Caterpillar Roll, Shrimp Cocktail to chicken quesadilla, burrito bowls, sandwiches, chimichingas, tacos, nachos and more, everything oozes authentic Mexican flavors and is served in massive portions. Complement your Mexican fare with Jalapeno Cooler, Anejo Manhattan, Pineapple Cinnamon Margarita or the Melon de la Playa. If you are a tequila fan then Yucatan Taco Stand is sure to impress you with their extensive line up of potent tequilas. They also serve a few Latin American Beers.
Chimera Brewing Company is a local watering hole in Fort Worth known offering an exquisite blend of original homebrews along with famous craft beer varieties from around the globe. The interiors are rustic with exposed brick walls, elevated ceilings, basic wooden chairs and a few misplaced tables. The menu offers a wide range of appetizers, salads, burgers, pizza and dessert. The Turkey club sandwich, the Valdostana pizza, and the Magnolia are some of their best dishes that are worth trying. They also have a separate brunch menu featuring biscuits, breakfast pizza, French Toast, BLT and a prosciutto bowl.
Sheltered in a rustic abode along West Cannon Street, Cannon Chinese Kitchen is not your run-of-the-mill Chinese eatery and offers a unique blend of modern American fare and contemporary Pan-Asian delights. Its interiors are nothing like its modest interiors, showcasing dark wooden textures, antique embellishments, and dynamic colors on its walls. Its menu is an assortment of delicious small plates, shareable options, vegetarian dishes, and scrumptious desserts, with the Nine Layer Scallion Pancake, Beef Chow Fun, and the Wok Seared Szechwan Green Beans being the favorites. The Lychee Creme Brulee is their most popular sweet treat.