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melgpats Dec 4, 2006 07:12 PM

Im going to Downtown Fort Worth the weekend of the 15th. Was wondering if anyone can recommend some good TX style restaurants in the Downtown area? This will be my first time in TX and looking for a place w/ some good TX food. Thanks in advance for any help!

  1. irodguy Dec 5, 2006 07:37 PM

    Now if you are looking for a wacky only in Ft. Worth kind of place try http://www.fredstexascafe.com/. Burgers for lunch and depending on the night and Terry's mood dinner can be from mexican to gourmet Texas to who knows...

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      Kirk Dec 5, 2006 06:26 PM

      Not to quibble with your facts, adkim, but on the basis of there being 1.1 million people living in the city of Dallas, we would have 55,000 steakhouses here... and 291,000 steakhouses if you include the entire DFW MSA.

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        Scott Dec 5, 2006 06:31 PM

        Good point, Kirk. It's probably closer to one steak house for every *fourteen* people in the city of Dallas. By 2012, we can expect every Dallasite to have his or her own steakhouse. Then maybe Addison will annex us.

        Scott

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          Kirk Dec 5, 2006 11:05 PM

          I think Addison already has more than one steakhouse per resident, no? And they're approaching one tattoo parlor per adult resident.

      2. adkim Dec 5, 2006 03:47 PM

        yeah...texas is known for the bbq, but it's the hill country (austin and surrounding area) where the bbq is best. i would say DFW is known for steak. i read a couple of years ago that dallas has one steak house for every 20 people in dallas. we love our beef!

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          buck Dec 5, 2006 03:28 AM

          Those great BBQ places are 200 miles south.

          But there's two decent BBQ places about 2 miles west of downtown: Railhead Smokehouse on I-30 at Montgomery, or Angelo's behind Montgomery Plaza on White Settlement Road.

          Riscky's BBQ downtown is passable at best.

          Agree with the other recs above.

          1. adkim Dec 4, 2006 09:05 PM

            for the best mexican (gourmet) in ft. worth (possibly DFW) go to Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicanca!

            www.lannyskitchen.com

            resist going to to Joe t. Garcias. it;s a tourist trap.

            for good ol' southern texas themed food...it's Tim Love's Lonesome Dove restaurant. Get the Prarie Butter (buffalo bone sliced open --spread the bone marrow onto bread. heaven.

            )

            http://www.lonesomedovebistro.com/tim...

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              melgpats Dec 4, 2006 10:39 PM

              I checked out the websites for all 3 places, they all look really good! I will certainly try one or two of those. Thank you. Isnt TX also known for big bench seating/BBQ type restaurants? Could you recommend something casual for lunches??

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              coop Dec 4, 2006 09:01 PM

              If you're looking for a downtown restaurant that covers everything Texas, try Reata. They were voted top restaurant in the state by Texas Highways magazine in January. The menu includes gussied-up Tex-Mex and dressed-down Southwestern cuisine in a style that's come to be known as cowboy cooking. Servings are immense, and presentations are casual, almost home-style. It used to be located at the top of the Bank One tower, but has been in at it's current location for 4-5 years now. The atmosphere is Western chic and should give you a memorable Texas dining experience.

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