Fort Worth's Cultural District beckons art, architecture and equestrian lovers from around the world.  When one finds themselves hungry, dozens of restaurants are within walking distance of the museums and Will Rogers Memorial Center. Here are five picks that might not be on your radar. 

Hanabi Ramen & Izakaya

This cozy restaurant is located one block north of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The menu offers a wide selection of authentic Tokyo cuisine, including dozens of savory ramen bowls, small dishes (including two of my favorite: fried squid legs and asparagus wrapped in bacon), rich soup bowls and a long list of beer, wine and sake.

Japanese cuisine relies on natural, often subtle, flavors rather than the heavy use of sugar and oils. It’s about as guilt-free as sit-down dining gets.


Food Hall at Crockett Row

This 16,000 square-foot food hall features a wide variety of cuisines including everything from barbecue and burgers to shawarma and pot pies.  Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Lucile's Stateside Bistro

Lucile's is a Fort Worth institution serving up traditional American favorites such as burgers and steaks, pizzas and flatbreads, chicken fried steak and so much more. The menu is endless!


Taco Heads

Taco Heads, which started as a popular food truck, has become a staple of dining life in and around the Cultural District. I’m yet to find a better pozole in town. The rich red broth is balanced by chopped cabbage and sliced radishes. And the portions are perfect, meaning you’ll never feel weighed down after leaving this little gem.


Montgomery Street Cafe

This old-school diner has been serving hungry customers for 70+ years. Classic American-style breakfast is their specialty with hearty helpings of biscuits, bacon and eggs.