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Nov 8, 2010 08:14 AM

Dallas Forth Worth 1 Lunch

I will be traveling through the Dallas Fort Worth area and will be in town for 1 lunch. Area doesn't really matter as I have plenty of time, but I will be coming from the north West and then heading towards Houston for what it is worth.

Anything besides Mexican/Tex Mex that you would consider the best lunch in the area. Cheap, expensive, ect...

I will be just one person, so keep that in mind.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Fred's is a dive off I 30 around Exit 11 with good burgers. You should be passing by pretty close to Fred's. Lonesome Dove Western Bistro is FW's best restaurant for lunch or dinner. It's upscale with good comfort food such as meatloaf, catfish or quail for lunch. The duck spring rolls and quail quesidilla's are outstanding. LD is located in the FW Stockyards.

    Fred's Texas Cafe @ 915 Currie Street, Fort Worth, TX 817 - 332 - 0083.
    Lonesome Dove Western Bistro @ 2406 North Main St., Ft. Worth, TX 817 - 740 - 8810.

    6 Replies
    1. re: Littleman

      Thanks for the suggestions. The Dove sounds very interesting. I am not opposed to going anywhere in the DFW metro area either as I have plenty of time. Basically if you could only have one lunch in the metro area what would it be?

      1. re: jdm40

        If you are passing through on a Wednesday, my vote would be for York Street. Wednesday is the only day they serve lunch, though.

        1. re: strong95

          Excellent choice! However, reserve soon.

          1. re: strong95

            York Street would be a fine choice but I think it's out of the OP's route. YS is 40 miles from FW.

            H3 Ranch is a fun place.

            H3 Ranch @ 109 East Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 817 - 624 - 1246.

            H3 Ranch
            109 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164

            1. re: Littleman

              I work in the Stockyards, but I've never been impressed with H3. I really want to try Lonesome Dove for lunch, but lately my lunches are leftovers from home eaten at my desk.

              Had lunch at Piola about a month ago and all 12 of us were pleased with our meals. It's in the FW cultural district.

              1. re: Barbara76137

                Weather permitting, Piola's back patio is delightful. You'd never know you were in the middle of a large city. And the food is quite good.
                A date and I enjoyed a delicious dinner in the patio about a month ago.

      2. There are several decent restaurants down by the Ft. Worth Stockyards. You can check them out at:

        Also, check out or some of the other Dallas/Ft. Worth threads on chowhound that give a lot of suggestions.