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Fort Worth's Restaurants

24 Apr 2008  
3.5 of 5 stars based on 4 votes

Some of the best (non-chain) restaurants in Cowtown in no particular order

  • 1. Kincaid's
    Kincaid's, Fort Worth, Texas

    This is a fantastic burger place - considered the best burger in town. The original location on Camp Bowie is not long for this world (a corporate spat seems to be the culprit) but other locations have emerged on South Hulen and in South Arlington. The burgers are big, filling and cheap with plenty of extras available.

  • 2. Esperanza's Mexican Cafe & Bky
    Esperanza's Mexican Cafe & Bky, Fort Worth, Texas

    A great breakfast place that serves authentic Mexican food. The food is fast and served in a friendly style. The place is much better than its over-hyped cousin, Joe T's. They do not accept credit cards so bring cash.

  • 3. Maharaja
    Maharaja, Fort Worth, Texas

    The restaurant is rather unassuming from the outside but on the inside, Maharaja and its cousin operation Bombay Grill serves great Indian cuisine in an inexpensive fashion. I love to stay vegetarian (otherwise, a carnivore) when eating Indian and they have plenty of options for you. It is one of the better Indian places I've visited.

  • 4. Benito's
    Benito's, Fort Worth, Texas

    For authentic Mexican food, this dinner spot on Magnolia cannot be beat. One of the best "true" Mexican restaurants in the city.

  • 5. Byblos
    Byblos Lebanese Restaurant, Fort Worth, Texas

    A very good Lebanese place on the North Side of Fort Worth. It has a really good buffett for lunch and the dinners are just as good. Ran by long-time Fort Worthian Lebanese family, it is a casual family place that even includes belly-dancing on certain nights. Nothing taudry but a display of traditional Middle Eastern culture. The falafels are fantastic, as are many of the other options. You can't go wrong if you enjoy Lebanese food.

  • 6. Bavarian Bakery & Cafe
    Bavarian Bakery & Cafe, Fort Worth, Texas

    There are other, better-known German options in Fort Worth but they don't beat the food at this little place in an industrial strip center. The sausage platter is delicious and I've yet to have anything else on the menu that was not good.

  • 7. Thai Belknap Cuisine
    Thai Belknap Cuisine, Haltom City, Texas

    Technically in Haltom but within the city of Fort Worth, this is great Thai food. I've always said that if an ethnic restaurant are filled with white folks, walk away fast. This is not one of those restaurants. Located in a vibrant southeast Asian neighborhood, this is one of the best Thai places to be found.

  • 8. George's Imported Foods

    Located on White Settlement Road, this is a mom and pop Greek restaurant and store that has been in operation since the 1950s. The food and options are simple and streamlined. For a delicious and quick bite (great for lunch) this is a fantastic option for Greek food.

  • 9. Margie's Original Italian Kitchen

    Found at the outskirts of western Fort Worth, this is an out-of-the-way Italian place that has been dishing up great food since the early 1950s. As with a good many of the other places mentioned on this list, it does not look like much from the outside but you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. The food has a home-made quality to it and the environs would be perfect for friends and couples of a first or one hundredth date.

  • 10. Montgomery Street Cafe
    Montgomery Street Cafe, Fort Worth, Texas

    To be sure, this little place is a greasy spoon but the line forms out the door and its breakfast is as good as it gets for good ole' home-cooking. Walking in the cafe is like walking into the past - quality service, great food and bargains to match. You can get a full breakfast for under $4.

  • 11. Pho NAM Restaurant
    Pho NAM Restaurant, Haltom City, Texas

    This place often fights for the title of best Vietnamese food in the city and it will not disappoint. The pho menu is extensive and delicious - including some exotic elements. You simply cannot go wrong if you love Vietnamese food.

  • 12. J&J Oyster Bar

    While not much to look at, the seafood here (shrimp, oysters, etc) are fantastic and delicious. A popular favorite among Fort Worthians.

  • 13. Yogi's Cafe
    Yogi's Cafe, Fort Worth, Texas

    I started coming here for the bagels and have since ventured to every part of their breakfast menu. Fantastic omlettes (especially the Greek) and scrambles (Chicago scramble is mouth watering) are just some of the featured items. The bagels are great too. They serve lunch too - dinner I think.

  • 14. Massey's Restaurant

    Located on 8th Avenue just south of downtown, this place is famous for its chicken fried steak. It is a Fort Worth institution and worth the visit.

  • 15. Carshon's Delicatessen
    Carshon's Delicatessen, Fort Worth, Texas

    The best delicatessen in Fort Worth. Do not let the austere cover of this old building fool you to the quality of food inside. One of the few places where one can eat kosher, it has some of the best sandwiches in the city. If you are going for lunch, be prepared for the crowds but it is worth the wait.