8 Fun Restaurants in Fort Worth, Texas

All the best places to go in Fort Worth, Texas, for good food and a good time.

Fort Worth is the 13th-largest city in the United States, located in the second largest state, in more ways than one. There’s a lot of Texas hospitality to go around in this city, and if you find yourself in the area, you’ll be spoiled for choice with great restaurants.

Here are all the best places to dine in Fort Worth, Texas, if you’re looking for a fun time as well as delicious food. And, lucky for you, several of them also happen to be supported by GiftYa!

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While you’re wondering where to eat in Fort Worth, Texas, you should also consider purchasing a GiftYa to one of the restaurants on this list!

Pacific Table

A mix of modern and classic cuisine in Fort Worth.

Both the food and drinks at this restaurant are delicious, and will ensure that you have a fun time while dining. Image courtesy of Instagram.

1600 S University Dr #601 | West Cliff | pacifictable.com 

The semi-open kitchen at Pacific Table puts a modern spin on classic Pacific Northwest recipes from Chef Felipe Armenta. Lunch and dinner are served daily, and on the weekends you can come here for brunch!

On the menu, you’ll find oysters, sushi, and other great seafood dishes, as well as steak, chicken, sandwiches, salads, and much more.

Pacific Table is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays, and from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays.

“We had a phenomenal experience for our first visit to Pacific Table.  First of all, the servers and food prep folks were extremely friendly, down to earth, etc. Very unique in this Covid-ish service environment.” - Yelp Review

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The Cheesecake Factory

A well-known restaurant chain located in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square.

This is one restaurant where you’ll want to be sure to save room for dessert. Image courtesy of Instagram.

455 Commerce St | Sundance Square | locations.thecheesecakefactory.com 

The Cheesecake Factory is a very popular restaurant chain— and for good reason. This particular location is in a great area of Fort Worth, Sundance Square, a hub for great food, shops, and all-around entertainment. So, you’ll definitely want to stop by.

Plus, cheesecake isn’t the only thing on the menu. This restaurant also serves appetizers, salads, flatbread pizzas, pastas, seafood, steaks, and sandwiches, as well as breakfast and brunch options for dine-in, takeout, or delivery.

This restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

“This staff at this location was super awesome! I had a wonderful time and our meals were incredibly fresh and delicious. I really enjoyed eating the waffle one because that thing was still hot from the waffle maker.” - Yelp Review

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A delicious meal that’s good for you, too!

The shareable plates at HG SPLY CO are one of the greatest parts of the menu, so this is definitely a great place to invite friends. Image courtesy of Instagram.

1621 River Run #176 | West Cliff | hgsplyco.com

At this restaurant, it’s all about enjoying a simple yet unique and delicious meal that’s right for you. You shouldn’t have to compromise on healthiness or flavor, and at HG SPLY CO you don’t have to— you get both. 

With high-quality ingredients and perfect proportions, you’re sure to enjoy your meal. HG SPLY CO serves appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, bowls, sides, and there’s even a kids menu. Adults, on the other hand, can choose to pair their meal with a signature cocktail or a glass of wine.

Hours are from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Fridays, from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sundays.

“Our meals were very yummy and filling. We both had BYO bowls with chicken, brown rice, brussel sprouts, and sunny-side up eggs. Our drinks were delicious as well, I had an amaretto sour.” - Yelp Review


Flying Saucer Draught Emporium


Come to this restaurant for the drinks, though the food is great, too. Image courtesy of Instagram.

111 E 3rd St | Sundance Square | beerknurd.com

This restaurant has become very popular in the Fort Worth area, both for their drinks and food. Flying Saucer Draught Emporium sells its own merch, and you can also choose to become a member of the UFO Club, which gives many customer perks, such as placing your name in the Ring of Honor once you’ve tasted 200 beers.

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium is the perfect place to book an event, or a band. But, even if you just want a more casual night out, you and your friends are still sure to have fun here. On Sundays and Mondays, you can buy a beer for $4, and the restaurant does a lot of events all on their own— like Tuesday Trivia Nights!

On Sundays through Thursdays, Flying Saucer Draught Emporium is open from 11 a.m. from 11 p.m., and from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

“Seating indoors that is pub style and outdoors for live music.  Service has always been great with waitresses always super friendly.  Great beer selection, even seasonal beers from other states.  This place is both relaxed and lively with live bands.” - Yelp Review


Upscale cuisine in a cozy atmosphere.

Whether you want a night out on the town or a nice, morning brunch, Mash’D is the place to go. Image courtesy of Instagram.

2948 Crockett St | Arlington Heights | mashd.com 

At Mash’D, you’ll be served high-quality dishes with all the comfort of a more casual dining experience. The environment in this restaurant is just as much a reason to go as the food— the Mash’D website describes it as “energizing, socially connected, and unique.”

This restaurant has separate menus for brunch, lunch, dinner, and beverages, the latter of which  includes cocktails, wine, and beer. No matter which meal you come for— or even if you don’t come in for a meal at all —you’re sure to have a good time.

Mash’D is open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays.

“I was in Fort Worth for a work trip and stopped by this place on a Saturday evening. The place was busy and maintained a fun and energetic atmosphere. They also had several [TVs] with the Cowboys game on!” - Yelp Review

Game Theory Restaurant + Bar

Take your game night out of the house at this Fort Worth restaurant.

At this restaurant, food isn’t the only thing on the menu— you can play board games while you eat! Image courtesy of Instagram.

804 S Main St | Southside | gametheorytx.com

At Game Theory, it’s all about fun— games are right in the name! Here, you can choose something from the board game library for just $2 per person and play while you wait for your meal, or even while you eat. The service is great, and there’s truly something for everyone.

Game Theory’s menu is made up of brunch dishes, appetizers, entrees, soups, salads, desserts, mini pies, and sides, as well as sections devoted to drinks and happy hour prices. 

Happy hour is from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, and from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sundays. Reverse happy hour is from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays.

This restaurant (and bar) is open from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. until 1 a.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. until 1 a.m. on Saturdays, and a 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sundays.

“Overall, this is a fun place to have [a] game day or night with your friends… Everything on the menu from food to drinks are reasonably priced. I would come here again if I’m ever in the area!” - Yelp Review

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

New-Orleans style seafood with great services and large portions.

At this restaurant, the food tastes just as good as it looks, which means that it tastes amazing. Image courtesy of Instagram.

2708 West Fwy | Downtown | pappadeaux.com

This restaurant is a great place for you and your loved ones to celebrate a special occasion, with banquet dining rooms and patios perfect for a private dining experience. They also offer takeout, delivery, and even catering!

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen serves appetizers, soups, salads, cajun specialties, fried seafood, steak, lobster, crab, desserts, and chef specialties. The wine and cocktail menu is also sure to bring you “top-shelf” fun.

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen is open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

“Pappadeaux never fails to deliver flawless service and flavorful cuisine in a relaxed setting my family and friends have enjoyed for years. This week's visit was no exception… We'll definitely dine here again. And again!” - Yelp Review

rise no. 3

French flavors at this restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas.

Try a little bit of everything at this Fort Worth, Texas, restaurant, and you won’t be disappointed! Image courtesy of Instagram.

5135 Monahans Ave | West Cliff | risesouffle.com 

Self-described a “salon du souffle,” rise gives Texas hospitality a whole new meaning with authentic French dishes in a one-of-a-kind dining experience. The souffle is the star of the show, of course, but there’s much more on the menu, and a wine bar to boot!

In addition to the souffles, rise serves soups, salads, and entrees. The souffles themselves come in both savory and sweet. And there’s lots of beverage options besides wine, too— such as french press coffee.

Hours at rise no. 3 are from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays, and 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

“I recommend Rise No.3 for those times when you want to be a little "extra".  Perfect for holidays and special occasions. Go there - you won't be sorry, and you and your guests will be favorably impressed.” - Yelp Review

There are plenty of fun things the city of Fort Worth has to offer, and the restaurant scene is just one aspect of that. If you’re looking for restaurants that will show you a good time as well as serve you good food, you can’t go wrong with the places on this list.

Consider visiting one of these restaurants in Fort Worth and consider buying a GiftYa while you’re at it.

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