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Master list of Fort Worth restaurants reopening dining rooms May 1

Master list of Fort Worth restaurants reopening dining rooms May 1

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Just don't get too close to the wine steward. Photo courtesy of Del Frisco's Grille

Armed with gallons of sanitizer, face masks, and in some cases, plastic table barriers, dozens of restaurants around Fort Worth plan to reopen for dine-in service on Friday, May 1.

The state of Texas has given permission to restaurants, movie theaters, and malls to reopen, as long as they limit occupancy to 25 percent. It puts operators in a real dilemma: Do you follow the advice of health professionals and remain locked down, or do you live on the edge and try to squeak out a few bucks?

This list is about the second group, who must follow a set of regulations to get their doors back open. It includes no valet parking, no parties larger than six, no salt shakers, and seating at least 6 feet apart. Diners will be encouraged to use contactless payment and are urged to wear face coverings when they're not eating.

"Right now it looks like about 40 percent of the independent restaurants plan on some kind of opening either Friday or Saturday ... about 60 percent are going to continue with whatever they're doing right now — delivery, curbside, all of those," Fort Worth chef-restaurateur Jon Bonnell said on Mayor Betsy Price's daily coronavirus briefing April 29.

He says customers should expect more spacing than might have anticipated, and he urged everyone to be patient.

"I would really encourage some empathy out there," he said. "Each situation, each owner, each operation has a completely different set of circumstances they're working with, so please show a little understanding for those who have either chosen to open and those who have not."

This list includes independently owned restaurants, as well as locally owned chains. (Many other restaurants in the Fort Worth area are open for takeout and curbside but have opted not to open at this time.)


American Revelry, Burleson

Andalous Mediterranean Grill, Arlington

Angelo's Barbecue

Babe's Chicken Dinner House

Bacon's Bistro and Cafe, Hurst

BBQ on the Brazos

Beacon Cafe

Bird Cafe

Blue Mesa Grill

Bobby V's, Arlington

Bob's Steak & Chop House, Grapevine

Buffalo Bros Pizza, Wings & Subs


Cantina Laredo


Chill Bar, Grapevine


Chubby's Burger Shack/Acadia Parish Crawfish

Coolgreens, Southlake (opens May 11)

Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ

Cork & Pig Tavern

Coyote Drive-In (pre-purchase tickets online)

Crab Station

Crù Food & Wine Bar

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

Del Frisco's Grille

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Dog Haus, Arlington

Ellerbe Fine Foods (opens May 7)

El Chico

El Fenix

Enchiladas Olé

Fireside Pies

Fish City Grill


Flips Patio Grill

Flying Fish

Flying Saucer

Fuzzy's Taco Shop


Gloria's Latin Cuisine

Grub Burger Bar

Habanero's Fresh Mex Cantina

Hat Creek Burger Co., Roanoke and Mansfield

The Healthy Hippie Cafe, Watauga

Herencia, Southlake (opens May 4)

Hurtado Barbecue, Arlington

Jack & Grill, Roanoke

Joe T. Garcia's

La Playa Maya

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

Loveria Caffe, Colleyville


Messina Hof, Grapevine

Mi Cocina

Mi Dia from Scratch, Grapevine

Newk's Eatery

Oliva Italian Eatery, Keller

On the Border (opens May 6)

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, Grapevine

Queenie's Steakhouse, Denton

Reata Restaurant

Riscky's Barbeque

River Bend Cafe

River Oaks Cafe (opens May 4)

Rodeo Goat (opens May 4)

Saltgrass Steakhouse

Sauce'd, Grapevine (opens May 6)

Seven Mile Cafe

Shell Shack

Silver Fox

Southern Recipes Grill, Arlington

The Spice Rack, Burleson

Strumolo's, Roanoke

Sunny Street Cafe

Swiss Pastry Shop

Taco Diner

Texas Bleu, Keller

The Tipsy Oak, Arlington

Toasted Coffee + Kitchen (opens May 2)

Tortas la Hechizera

Uncle Julio's (Camp Bowie Blvd. and Grapevine locations only, open May 7)

Vaquero Coffee Co.

Vickery Cafe (opens May 4)

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux, Arlington

Winslow's Wine Cafe (opening rescheduled for May 11)

Wishbone & Flynt

Woodshed Smokehouse

The Yucatan Tequila Bar & Grill (formerly Yucatan Taco Stand)


Teresa Gubbins contributed to this story.