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The Historic Fort Worth Stockyards is home to some of the best places to eat in Texas!

If you’re craving Mexican food, Joe T’s is the place to go! If you want the best margarita in the country, you’ve come to the right place.

“Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant was established on July 4, 1935, by Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Garcia. With a seating capacity of only sixteen, Joe, his wife Jessie, and their five children ran their tiny business with love and determination. Their business was destined for greatness due to Joe’s stellar personality, and, of course, the mouth-watering recipes. (Jessie was affectionately known as Mamasuez to all who knew her). Customers would wait for hours just to try Mamasuez’s famous enchiladas and her handmade tortillas. Joe was friends with all of his customers, and their affections for the family was shown through their patronage. Joe wasn’t interested in traditional advertising. He believed that the best advertising was by word of mouth. The restaurant’s reputation began to grow, and so did the lines of hungry customers. At Joe’s untimely death in 1953, his wife and youngest daughter, Hope, took over the reins.” – Joe T. Garcia’s

Riscky’s is a top notch steakhouse no matter how you spin it. Their filet is second to none! Full of flavor and tender as can be, enjoy taking a bite of Texas!

“Nestled in the heart of the Stockyards, ranchers, cattlemen & cowboys have been eating at this historic location since the 1920s.  Riscky’s Steakhouse features a full service bar, multiple dining rooms, and a banquet room that accommodates groups of up to 65 with a special group menu.  Try our world-famous Calf Fries!” -Riscky’s

Nothing says Texas quite like Cooper’s BBQ!

“Located at 301 Stockyards Boulevard in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, Cooper’s Fort Worth location started cooking over mesquite coals and serving meat right off the pit in January of 2010, the same way our flagship location in Llano has been cooking and serving guests since 1962. For your dining experience, the Fort Worth location has Cooper’s traditional picnic style seating in a large main dining area as well as indoor/outdoor patio seating. In addition, our restaurant features the “Llano Room” which can host up to 250 guests and is available for private events. Come visit us and taste the legend for yourself.  – Cooper’s BBQ

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