We've explored Fort Worth eateries on Magnolia Avenue, in the Cultural District, in Sundance Square, and on Camp Bowie where you can dine for $40 a day or less.  Whether you’re visiting Fort Worth on a per diem budget or you’re just wanting to get a little more for your money, we have some suggestions for how to eat more and spend less!

Here are four more $40 a Day menu suggestions in the areas near West 7th and Crockett Row.

Crockett Row Area

Press Waffle Co. in the Food Hall at Crockett Row only offers one thing –– duh –– but they do it well. Grab a sweet, savory, or build your own waffle for under $10.


Lunch at Terra Mediterranean restaurant’s buffet never disappoints. At $15, the amount of food you can consume is insane! And the endless combinations of soups, salads, mezze staples like baba ganoush and hummus, and chicken and gyro meat will keep both vegetarians and carnivores happy.

Fireside Pies has an express lunch menu that will keep you moving. Buttery noodles with a choice of small salad will cost you $10 or you can splurge for a 9 inch-one topping pie or meatball sandwich (both with a small salad) for just $12.

Total: $35-40

West 7th Street

At the Velvet Taco, breakfast starts at 10 a.m. and runs through 2 a.m. So you can have a later breakfast or a really early one. Either way, the breakfast tacos with egg and your choice of meats are about $4 any time. Vegetarian fusion tacos, like the fried paneer and falafel tacos, are also around $4.


Blue Mesa Grill has a generous lunch menu hovering at the $10-$12 price point. Your choices include three kinds of enchiladas, special lunch combos, wraps and the Adobe Pie. Or….if you’re interested in a late lunch/early dinner thing, the Blue Mesa happy hour is legendary. You get a free queso bar (generous and delicious) with the purchase of your $5 HH beverage.


Fred’s Texas Café was once the only business inhabiting what’s become Crockett Row and the environs around it. The chicken-fried steak runs around $14 and comes with fries and a salad to mitigate some of the damage from the excellent cream gravy or queso. Burgers and other sandwiches will cost you between $10 and $14. Happy hour at the bar also offers easy-on-the-wallet specials like $4 draft beer and $5.50 margaritas.

Total: $40

Please note that the prices are given as listed on the restaurants’ social media sites, and that the suggestions don’t include tips for servers –– please don’t forget tip Fort Worth’s hard-working service staff!