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Restaurants in Fort Worth

Fort Worth is perhaps most famous for its historic stockyards, so it makes sense that its restaurants should be a little barbecue- and steakhouse-heavy. But today’s Fort Worth isn’t the same town that ranchers would arrive at with their cattle more than a century ago. Today, Fort Worth restaurants run the gamut from exquisite Italian trattorias to even (gasp!) vegetarian hideouts. Why shouldn’t the 15th-largest city in America (and rising) have a top-tier dining scene to boot? Scroll down, where we pick our favorite Fort Worth restaurants for you to try...

The 4 Best Restaurants in Fort Worth 

Let us guess: you’re in Fort Worth, and you want some of the best food the town has to offer. If that’s your predicament, may we present our picks for the four best restaurants in Fort Worth, in no particular order.

  • Boo Ray’s: Dive into the world of Cajun food at this joyous New Orleans–style restaurant. You can’t go wrong with jambalaya, jalapeno catfish, blackened chicken, and more. See our Boo Ray’s deal.
  • Lili’s Bistro: Can one eatery specialize in steaks and vegetarian options? Lili’s manages to do both—and there’s live music every night. Perfect for dates. 
  • The Blu Crab: Fort Worth Weekly loved this seafood spot, calling the fish quality “exceptional” and the key-lime pie “sublime—the perfect blend of sweet and tart.” See our Blu Crab deal.
  • Campfire Grill Texas Kitchen: Campfire Grill calls itself a “Texas Kitchen,” and the Watauga spot truly does combine all that the Lone Star State has to offer, like traditional southern dishes, Louisiana-inspired seafood, and classic Tex-Mex. See our Campfire Grill deal.

Spotlight on: Boopa’s Bagels

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When 95% of customers give a Groupon merchant a 5-star rating, we take notice. But that’s the rating Boopa’s Bagels earned, home to 14 different kinds of cream cheese, nearly 20 kinds of New York–style bagel, and a lovable creation called a “Boopalache.” That last dish is a sausage wrapped up in your choice of bagel, be it asiago cheese, sun-dried tomato, cranberry orange, and more.

 

See what actual customers have to say about Boopa’s Bagels

 

The signature sandwiches I bought were delicious! I also loved the plain boopalaches, the veggie cream cheese spread and the garlic bagels. The sun-dried tomato cream cheese spread was yummy too on tortilla chips. I will definitely be back! – Linda V.

 

We have been going here for years. Friendly owner and courteous staff. Love the bagels, bagel dogs & assortment of cream cheeses. – Rebecca L.


These are the best bagels in North Texas! Authentic! Great service! – Debra A.

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Great Restaurants in Downtown Fort Worth

 

Whether or you’re headed to downtown Fort Worth for business, to visit one of several museums, or to take in a show, you’re gonna wanna squeeze a good meal in while you’re there. To that end, we recommend these downtown Fort Worth restaurants:

 

 

  • Mercury Chop House: This where to go if you want a classy pre-theater dinner or a meal to impress a client: big juicy steaks and other fine-dining mainstays (beef wellington, blackened tilapia, salmon) dominate the menu. See our Mercury Chop House deal.

 

 

  • El Patron: One of the best spots in Fort Worth to fill up on a torta, El Patron sears all kinds of Mexican-style meats: barbacoa, chicharron, pollo, carnitas, and much more. See our El Patron deal.

 

 

Spotlight on: The Casual Cat Cafe

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Are you wondering, “What is a cat cafe?” Well, how would you like to hang out with a bunch of cats? It’s pretty much that simple. The Casual Cat Cafe lets you book time to spend with a small army of adoptable cats, encouraging you to get cuddly. While The Casual Cat Cafe isn’t the place to get a meal (they sell some snacks and drinks in its gift shop), it does host a number of entertaining cat-related events: yoga with cats, painting with cats, and more.

 

See what actual customers have to say about Casual Cat Cafe

 

Super chill place to hang with sweet kitties. Had a good time with my family there. They have all kinds of adoptable cats. My fav was a sweet special needs kitty, Stella. – Pamela C.

 

My daughter loves coming here. It is her reward for doing good in school. And the cats are so adorable. Love seeing their different personalities. – Elishah R.


A fun place for cat lovers! Cats everywhere! The cafe is decorated with all kinds of cute cat-themed items. They also sell some great gifts for the cat lover in your life! – Sue T.

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Best Mexican Restaurants in Fort Worth

Hankering for some burritos, tacos, flautas, and other Mexican staples? Luckily, Fort Worth is one of America’s best cities for Mexican food. Here are three of our favorite taquerias:

 

  • Costa Vida: There are five Dallas-Fort Worth locations of this Cabo-inspired Mexican joint, which blends a laid-back vibe with delectable tacos, burritos, and a to-die-for tres-leches cake.  See our Costa Vida deal here.
  • Taco Heads: Once a popular taco truck, Taco Heads now has its own brick-and-mortar spot—and 15+ different kinds of gourmet tacos. See our Taco Heads deal here.
  • Mi Charrito Ray: Colorful, old-school taqueria with pinatas hanging from the wall and delish pollo asado on your table. See our Mi Charrito Ray deal.

 

Spotlight On: Smokin’ Texas Gourmet | Keller, TX

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Nothing says Texas food more than a smoky BBQ sauce or a mean hot sauce. If you need a killer topping for your next cookout, head to nearby Keller, TX, to visit one of the state’s top sauce gurus at Smokin’ Texas Gourmet. Chef Peter Mollett concocts a huge variety of lip-smacking sauces, from green salsa-verde pepper to smoking sweet-heat BBQ. You’ll also find rubs and other spice blends, insuring your grilled meats will always have that authentic Texas flavor.

 

See what actual customers have to say about Smokin’ Texas Gourmet

 

The store is open, airy and clean! Free samples abound. The owner is a chemist and chef, making for a masterful outcome. The products are of the highest quality and reasonably priced. Friendly, professional staff. – Stuart S.

 

One of the best Groupons we ever purchased. My husband met the chef himself at his shop and was so impressed. We had an early Christmas celebration with our kids and filled their stockings with Smokin Texas products—they LOVED them. – Ellen P.


Distinctive spice blends, condiments, and sauces. The owner was inviting and welcomed us to sample. Love the Texas Twister hot sauce, garlic salt and pepper blend and bread and butter pickles. – Dorenda G.

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