6450 South Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76134
Phone: (817) 568-8000
Fax: (817) 288-0055
Italian Express is value for money - it offers a variety of delicious pastas, sandwiches and desserts at reasonable rates, but you simply cannot leave without trying the pizza. Choose from a host of toppings, or add on all of them - the "Any Number of Toppings - One Low Price" scheme guarantees not to burn a hole in your pocket!
Cousin's family-style barbecue is known throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex for excellent, melt-in-your-mouth barbecue. The decor is rustic, with, large wood booths, creating a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Menu selections include pork ribs, barbecue beef, chicken, turkey and sausage. Arrive here early on weekday evenings, as the after-work rush will often create lines out the door.
Often hailed as the best blues bar in Fort Worth, Keys Lounge comes alive with the best music every Friday through Sunday. The concrete floor is almost stark against the backdrop of dark wood paneled walls adorned with neon signs. There is an ample game room for those who want to play darts and shoot pool. A limited menu of bar fare: sandwiches, finger foods, chips and nuts, is available to stave off hunger pains. Talented artists who have played concerts here include Robin Syler, Groove Daddy's, John Cooley and Crying Out Loud.
When you're in Ft. Worth and you're hankering for a taste of the Bavarian countryside, fret not! The Bavarian Bakery & Cafe, located in Forest Hill, is an authenticity-soaked slice of Germanic joyousness. The lunch menu is a lengthy list of traditional Bavarian sandwiches with names like "Der Buergermeister" and "Munich Kindl", some of which are served on a croissant. At dinner, look forward to some of the heartiest schnitzel plates this side of the Rhine - lots of meat, lots of starch, lots of butter. Wash it all down with a stein of the finest German lager. At any time of day, you can stop by the takeout counter for any of the above, as well as cakes, pastry, breads and more. See website for complete menu.
If you've never tried German cuisine, do yourself a favor and make Greenwood's your initial foray into this under-appreciated cuisine. The restaurant's mom-and-pap decor, consisting of bright colors and a few pictures of Germany on the walls, nicely set the stage for the feast to come. Dishes include various kinds of schnitzel, soups, salads and specialties like Schwaebische Kaesespaetzle Mit Zwiebeln, a German noodles dish with cheese and onions. This authentic restaurant earns rave reviews from diners and publications alike, so come see what the fuss is all about.
Located in central Fort Worth, not far from Texas Christian University, this lovely bistro feels like a neighborhood spot but draws people from all over the metroplex. The intimate ambiance has subdued lighting and a warm wood-and-stucco interior. The names of repeat customers are even etched on small gold plaques and placed above their preferred tables.Steamed mussels and delicately grilled calamari serve as excellent starters. Specialty entrees include the pollo rossini (a delicate boneless chicken breast with spinach, goat cheese, golden raisins and pine nuts) and the filetto balsamico (tender beef tenderloin and caramelized red onions with wine sauce). Decadent desserts include tiramisu with shaved chocolate and vanilla sauce, and the apricot bonet with amaretto sauce and whipped cream. Beer and wine are also available.
Located near Texas Christian University, this is one of Fort Worth's oldest Chinese restaurants, having been in business since the 1970s. The decor is refreshingly retro, creating a casual ambiance ideal for families and businesspeople alike. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced, but beware the lunch and dinner takeout rush, which can hinder the quality of service in the dining room. Specialties include sweet and sour chicken, moo goo gai pan and Cantonese chow mein. Other selections include a variety of beef and pork entrees as well as an array of tasty appetizers.
This may just be the best pizza in the state of Texas. This modest little hole in the wall doesn't have fancy décor, but the 20-inch Mama's Special is an outstanding experience, with a warm, chewy crust and savory seasonings. Ask for plain cheese or any combination of 12 tasty toppings. If a 20-inch pizza seems like too much of a great thing, there are four smaller sizes available ranging from 8-16 inches. Try the lunch buffet and get all-you-can-eat pasta and salad to go with this terrific pizza.
This pizza and pasta joint brings some of the finest Italian flavors from across the pond and into Fort Worth. Staples of Italian food dominate the menu, from pizza and pasta to hot subs and stromboli. Prima's is the perfect casual restaurant for a solo meal or one with friends or family — the only important thing is that you come hungry and ready to eat.
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Mediterranean and Lebanese food at their finest, Celaborelle Phoenician brings patrons in from miles around for a taste of Lebanon. The restaurant itself used to be an inhabited mansion, but after being converted into a restaurant in 1997, it has been a staple in the Fort Worth area ever since. Dishes include a motley of traditional Lebanese and Mediterranean favorites, including falafel, chicken kabob, baklava, tabbuli salad and lentils, with most dishes accompanied by pita bread and saffron rice. The flavors are exotic and the service is friendly, so come see what you've been missing.
This seafood grill features a large bar and fun atmosphere, as well as excellent food. With such a great combination, you cannot go wrong! The casual ambiance is great for singles, college students, and couples looking for a fun time. The menu includes a variety of seafood specialties, including shrimp, crab legs, and crawfish. Other selections include steak and chicken, as well as a variety of sandwiches.