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“Best value in the Stockyards”
Review of Star Cafe

Star Cafe
Ranked #85 of 1,604 Restaurants in Fort Worth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Description: (817) 624-8701. It is in the Fort Worth Stockyards
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Description: (817) 624-8701. It is in the Fort Worth Stockyards
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We always enjoy the food and atomoshere at the Star Cafe. If you're expecting a fancy steakhouse, this is not the place. What you will find is friendly staff and good down-on-the-farm style cooking.

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Thank dstadigh
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Great food if you know what to expect. Meaning I hear it started nearly 100 years ago in the very same spot, back when the Fort Worth Stockyards were a working stockyards and long before it was relegated to a throwback tourist area. The food is Texas cooking from another time. Expect good ranch food in an authentic location that is frozen in time and reputedly haunted. Don't expect high speed or high end steakhouse.

Smelled less musty than I remember. The health department must have made them get rid of dusty old dead animal mounts and really ventilate the place or something. Atmosphere here might be in the negative numbers, unless you count "authentic" and don't mind "really old".

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Reviewed 10 July 2013

I've gone here multiple times & every time my husband & I have a great time. The food is true southern cooking, the staff is delightful & friendly while the price is do-able for a family. It's such a cute place that will give you a great feel for what true southern hospitality looks like!

Thank ScienceTeacher1
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

I had a business trip to Ft Worth, so I decided to try out a steakhouse in Cow Town, USA. It wasn't a bad T-bone steak by any means, but it wasn't great either. The service was average too. It was, as the title says "just ok."

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Thank threetexasbeachbums
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

We had tickets to the Saturday Rodeo at the Coliseum - every Friday and Saturday at 21.00 - and chose the Star Cafe as we thought we could get a quick bite before the show and it looked and felt old west. Alas the best laid plans for mice and men, nearly came unstuck. Whilst we were quickly shown to a table, it ws 5 minutes before we got a menu and a further 5 before someone asked if we wanted a drink. After a further 10 minutes our food order was taken and two glasses of water arrived. add 5 to get the beers and a further 15 minutes for the food to arrive - and the order was wrong. there was no way we were sending the fodd back and so we gobbled it down and ran to make the show. The norm for tipping in Texas is 10% for lunch and 18% for dinner. We reluctantly tipped 10% - only because they were slow to accept payment.
TIP - don't use the Star if you're on a tight schedule. Make sure to allow time. Better still go to Billy Bobs.

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Thank staffsjc
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