The 72 Dishes You Must Eat in Fort Worth

Fried Chicken, Drew's Place

 

The November issue of Fort Worth, Texas magazine featured the 2016 Culinary Awards – a list of the 26 most delicious dishes in Fort Worth as voted on by you, our readers. But, before there were 26, there were 75. A panel of the magazine’s food writers and editors gathered together to curate a list of our 75 favorite dishes in town. The rules? There were none. The list was open to anything our palates could find in the city: from cheap to pricey, from sweet to savory, from off-menu to famous. Some so off-menu even the restaurant claims it doesn’t exist. But, we never forget a dish.

Here, in alphabetical order, the list that started it all: 75 dishes down to 72, due to some shuttered restaurants (RIP FW Market + Table). Take a look, and eat your heart out.

  • Angry Shrimp, The Social House
  • Bacon Burnt Ends, Heim Barbecue
  • Bacon-Tomato Pizza, Partons Pizza
  • Champagne Steamed Clams and PEI Mussels, Ellerbe Fine Foods
  • Blue Corn Lobster Hushpuppies, Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
  • Cheese Enchilada Topped Carne Asada, Reata
  • Cheese Supplement, Le Cep
  • Cherry Bomb, Blue Sushi Sake Grill 
  • Chicken Biscuit, Little Red Wasp
  • Chicken Fried Steak, Billy's Oak Acres BBQ
  • Chicken Fried Steak the Frontera Way, Horseshoe Hill
  • Chorizo-Stuffed Dates, Grace
  • Clam Chowder, Lucile’s A Stateside Bistro
  • Cubano Sandwich, Righteous Foods
  • Deviled Eggs, The Tavern 
  • Diablo Burger, Fred's Texas Café
  • Dutch Babies, Ol' South Pancake House
  • El Capitán, Salsa Limón
  • Emma Pizza, Cane Rosso
  • Enmoladas (Mole Enchiladas), Enchiladas Olé
  • Enchilada Verdes, Los Asaderos
  • Famous Menudo, Esperanza's 
  • Fancy Grilled Cheese, The Bearded Lady
  • Fire-Roasted Bone Marrow, Clay Pigeon
  • Fish & Shrimp Special, Zeke's Fish and Chips
  • Fried Chicken, Drew's Place
  • Fried Green Beans, Old Neighborhood Grill
  • Fried Green Tomatoes, Button's
  • Fried Turkey, Railhead Smokehouse
  • Fuji Apple Salad, Eddie V's 
  • Green Bird Salad, Bird Café
  • Green Curry, Thai Select
  • Grilled Gulf Oysters on the Half Shell, Waters Bonnell's Coastal Cuisine*
  • Grilled Oysters with Bourbon Chipotle Butter, The Dive Oyster Bar
  • Hama Chili, Shinjuku Station
  • Home Smoked Salmon Appetizer, The Tavern
  • Honey Bastard, Cane Rosso
  • Mole Coloradito "Dona Juana," Revolver Taco Lounge
  • Maple Leaf Duck Stir-Fry, Cannon Chinese Kitchen
  • Manchego Cheese Couscous, Clay Pigeon
  • Lamb Pitas, Lili's Bistro
  • Jalapeno Bacon Macaroni and Cheese, Del Frisco's
  • Irish Nachos, J. Gilligan's Bar & Grill
  • House-brined Corned Beef Hash, Vickery Cafe
  • Muffuletta, Ellerbe Fine Foods
  • Museum Burger, Jazz Café
  • PB&J Wings, MAX’s Wine Dive
  • Pepper-Crusted Buffalo Tenderloin, Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine
  • Pimento Cheese, FW Market + Table
  • Pork Banh Mi Tacos, Woodshed Smokehouse
  • Sweet & Sour Heritage Pork Ribs, Cannon Chinese Kitchen
  • Pork Stuffed Piquillo Peppers, MAX's Wine Dive
  • Pot Stickers, Eddie V's
  • Proscioutto E Rucola, Cane Rosso
  • Rebecca, Carshon's Deli
  • Rigatoni Bolognese, The Tavern
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Loin, Lonesome Dove
  • Rutherford, Carshon's Deli
  • Salmon Bite Roll, Little Lilly Sushi
  • Signature Creole Gumbo, Waters Bonnell's Coastal Cuisine*
  • Sole de Douvres Meuniere, Saint-Emilion
  • Street Taco Pizza, Pizza Snob
  • Tenderloin Tamales, Reata
  • The One-Eyed Jack, Bird Café
  • The Telluride, Rodeo Goat
  • Tokyo Tonkotsu Ramen, Hanabi Ramen & Izakaya
  • Tuna Ceviche, La Perla
  • Tuna Nicoise, Café Modern
  • Ahi Tuna Tacos, Del Frisco's Grille
  • Turkey Burger, Press Café
  • Veal Rollatini, Café Bella
  • Veggie Udon, Hoya Korean Kitchen

*Waters Bonnell’s Coastal Cuisine is temporarily closed as it relocates downtown.