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Famous Watauga gas station restaurant (and Guy Fieri favorite) will close
A restaurant made famous by Food Network's Guy Fieri is closing: Chef Point Bar & Restaurant, the restaurant-in-a-gas-station in Watauga, will close at the end of January after 20 years.
The restaurant will close its location at 5901 Watauga Rd. on Sunday, January 29, 2023.
In good news, its second location in Colleyville, at 5220 TX-121 will remain open.
According to a release, husband-and-wife owners Franson Nwaeze and Paula Nwaeze have decided to scale back operations to just the Colleyville location so that they can enjoy family, friends, and life.
"While somber and hard, it is satisfying that our Watauga location is closing its doors at the top of its game when the food, service, and customer satisfaction have never been higher," Paula Nwaeze says in a statement.
Founded in 2003, Chef Point Watauga rocketed to international fame in 2011 when Guy Fieri featured them on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, spotlighting their fine-dining menu including dishes such as duck l'orange and swordfish stuffed with crab, as well as their signature bread pudding.
They subsequently earned features by CNN, Paula Dean, Fox News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Texas Monthly, Food & Wine, Zagat, and more.
Buoyed by their success, they opened their second location in Colleyville in 2018, where they duplicated their fine-dining menu, full bar, and wine list, in a bigger space, with live music and a dog-friendly patio.
The Colleyville location will remain open for lunch, dinner, brunch, and is available for catering and on-site events.
For their Watauga goodbye, the couple will host a week-long going-away party beginning Saturday, January 21.