Top Choice International in Fort Worth

Ellerbe Fine Foods

Fresh, seasonal and local are the keywords in this serene, light-filled cafe. The farm-to-table ethos is a religion here and the seasonal menus always reflect what's fresh now from the best local producers. Count on…
Top Choice American in Fort Worth

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

At Tim Love's mod-Western Stockyards dining experience, even the chefs wear cowboy hats. It's Southern fusion, with the traditional flavors of the region enlivened by all manner of influences. Roasted meats and gril…
Top Choice Mexican in Fort Worth

Joe T Garcia's

The most famous restaurant in Fort Worth, this fourth-generation place takes up a city block. Dining in the walled courtyard is a magical experience (and can entail long waits for a table), as Mexican-tile fountains…
Top Choice Barbecue in Fort Worth

Heim Barbecue

Barbecue for a new age, the family behind this joint brings knowledge and passion to the cause. Sausage, brisket (of course!), turkey, pulled pork and more are smoky and delectable. Note that the meats sell out, so …
Top Choice Tex-Mex in Fort Worth

Enchiladas Ole

The antidote to same-seeming Tex-Mex. Yep, the dining room is dead simple and the menu a familiar litany of enchiladas, quesadillas and guacamole. But here everything is just that much better. The enchiladas will gi…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Fort Worth

Curly's Frozen Custard

Creamy frozen custard that you can customize with all sorts of mix-ins to make a 'concrete'. Good any day the temp is above freezing. The patio has a cute fountain.
Top Choice Burgers in Fort Worth


Sit on picnic tables amid disused grocery shelves at this local institution (never mind the sickly green walls) and wolf down some of the best burgers in the region. They are thick, juicy and come covered in condime…
Barbecue in Fort Worth

Woodshed Smokehouse

A star of the Trinity River area, this hugely successful riverside barbecue joint packs 'em in. Texas celebrity chef Tim Love serves up gourmet barbecue. The lack of air-conditioning, which the airy location and bui…
American in Fort Worth


The proprietors also own their own cattle ranch, so the sizable steaks are worth their weight. But you might also try the Texas specialties such as tenderloin tamales and jalapeño-cheddar grits. The chicken-fried st…
Mexican in Fort Worth


The welcoming Gonzalez family has been here for more than three decades, offering a good mix of familiar and adventurous items, like Mexican-style pork chops and tamal oaxaqueno (cornmeal baked in a banana leaf with…