After a day of exploring the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, you're going to need a good meal. Experience everything from modern western cuisine to fresh takes on traditional Mexican food at some of our favorite places to dine in the Stockyards. Reservations recommended.
97 West Kitchen and Bar
97 West Kitchen & Bar is located inside Hotel Drover in Mule Alley and explores new takes on American classics. The menu features contemporary Texas fare, Southern comfort foods and a selection of beer, wine and cocktails from the elegant bar. Stroll the property grounds with a drink in hand from the lobby or pool bar before settling in for a dinner to remember. Reservations are open to the public so no worries if you're not a hotel guest.
A beloved Fort Worth classic, H3 Ranch serves visitors and locals mouthwatering, wood-fired steaks, barbecue and more from The Stockyards Hotel. Take a seat at Booger's Reds Saloon next door for some good convo and cold Rahr & Sons Buffalo Butt beer from a saddle barstool. Bonus: Valet is free.
Cattleman’s Steak House
Cattlemen's Steak House still serves many dyed-in-the-wool cowboys and international tourists. Get the signature Heart o' Texas rib-eye, a nicely marbled slab, and watch the cook sear it over an open fire that serves as the dining room's focal point.
Chef and restaurateur Marcus Paslay (Clay Pigeon, Piattello Italian Kitchen, Walloon's Restaurant) brings his beloved culinary style to the Stockyards’ Mule Alley development. Think: chicken fried steak, oysters on the half-shell, chicken gumbo and buffalo tenderloin in a chic western atmosphere split between two floors.
Ático, a tapas bar owned by local Chef Tim Love is located on the Springhill Suites by Marriott rooftop. The bar overlooks the Fort Worth Stockyards and the downtown skyline. The menu boasts Spanish favorites like patatas bravas and Iberico Secreto, local beverages. and Spanish-inspired cocktails.
Second Rodeo Brewing
Second Rodeo Brewing offers daily live music, a variety of great beer and comfort grub from a sprawling 14,000-square-foot space. The open-air beer garden has yard games and more in the heart of Mule Alley. The joint is open until 2 a.m. on the weekends.
Joe T Garcia’s
This Stockyards institution serves up potent margaritas made with silver tequila and fresh lime juice, along with old-school Mexican combo plates and fajitas in a gorgeous hacienda-style garden courtyard. Cash only.
Los Vaqueros Restaurant
Owned by the Cisneros family for over 30 years, Los Vaqueros serves fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine for Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner service.
Another Chef Tim Love restaurant, Lonesome Dove Western Bistro elevates western cuisine like never before. Signature dishes include his famous rabbit-rattlesnake sausage and classic roasted garlic stuffed beef tenderloin. If you're in search of a fancy night out, this is your place.
A local coffee shop with locations in the historic Near Southside and buzzy West 7th Street district, Avoca expanded its footprint to the Stockyards in 2021. The early morning spot serves artisanal coffee and local baked good and tacos from Pearl Snap Kolaches.
The taco truck turned brick-and-mortar restaurant has a cult following in Fort Worth. Enjoy tacos (vegan and vegetarian options available) and margaritas seven days a week.
Chef Tim Love's namesake restaurant serves delicious food in a simple outdoor setting. Belly up to a juicy burger, hot dog, nachos, hand-cut fries or onion rings with a beer in hand while watching a local musician from the outdoor stage.
The Biscuit Bar is a fast-casual restaurant serving up delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner options on a biscuit! The menu features an assortment of savory and sweet biscuit sandwiches made from scratch daily.