There’s a lot to do in Fort Worth at night. Sometimes you don’t want the fun to end, or maybe you need to get a little food in you before you make the drive home. And we’re not just talking burgers and fries or pizza! Here are over a dozen restaurants open past midnight.
1. Buffalo Bros
2. Buttons Restaurant
The feel good soul food Chef Keith Hicks lays out at Buttons Restaurant will fill your stomach and your spirit on the weekends until 2 a.m. Because any time is a good time for chicken and waffles.
3. El Mil Tacos
El Mil Tacos is open until 4 a.m. on weekends. It’s nothing fancy (and you won’t get anything stronger than agua fresca) but the tortas and tacos are filling.
4. Hooker's Grill
5. The Lazy Moose
The Lazy Moose, the Magnolia Ave. collaboration between restaurateurs David Shaw and Vance Martin, is open until 1 a.m. on weekends, and it’s a lovely place for a snack and a nightcap. Try the cherry Brie cheese or Martin’s locally legendary Gorgonzola fries.
6. Ol' South Pancake House
Ol’ South Pancake House is open 24/7. Because you never know when you’ll have a craving for a Dutch Baby or a German pancake.
7. Oni Ramen
Oni Ramen is open on Friday night from 5 p.m. until 4 a.m. and on Saturday from noon until 3 a.m. Ramen is a Japanese comfort food, and Chef Jesus Garcia executes both exotic and simple dishes with ease.
8. Salsa Limon
Remember when you used to have to chase the Salsa Limon truck around town? Now there are five brick-and-mortar restaurant locations and three will sell you tacos past last call.
The Magnolia Ave. store (fondly nicknamed Maggie) is open until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday; the downtown location, Centro, on Throckmorton is open until 3 a.m. on weekends; and the La Gran Plaza restaurant is open until 2 a.m. weekends.
9. Social House
The Social House is open until 2 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. The menu is diverse: pizza, chicken-fried steak, a grownup grilled cheese, salads and traditional pub appetizers offer literally something for everyone.
10. Twilite Lounge
Twilite Lounge serves their full menu until 2 a.m. daily. There are few things better than Po-Boy sandwiches and red beans and rice at late hours.
11. Velvet Taco
Velvet Taco’s the home to unusual version of the Tex-Mex standard: Indian and Mediterranean flavors mingle with the rotisserie chicken, flank steak and Cuban pork tacos. The 7th Street location is open until 3 a.m. Thursday nights and 4 a.m. on the weekends.
The not-your-average taco spot in Westbend serves up coastal-style cuisine in an non-traditional form until midnight daily. Options include: crispy rock shrimp, roasted duck, glazed pork belly and even falafel.
13. Zenna Restaurant
Open 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. daily, Zenna is a night owls dream come true. Sushi, sashimi and nigiri are staples served along with satay, spring rolls, dumplings and more. The menu is more than generous.