5 Amazing Restaurants on Magnolia Avenue

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Now that 2019’s in full swing and we’re all falling off the resolution bandwagon, our shoe experts have compiled a list of their favorite local eateries so that you can grab a bite to eat with ease after finding your perfect fit at Cartan’s Shoes.

Whether you’re in the mood for authentic Mexican food, need a sugar-filled pick-me-up, or want new places to keep in your back pocket for lunch breaks, the delicious restaurant options on or around Magnolia Avenue are never-ending. Dig in!

      Shaw’s Patio Bar and Grill



shaw's bar and grill on magnolia avenueIf you’re looking for a great spot to watch TCU win a championship, look no further than Shaw’s! With two patios, live music, and incredible happy hour specials, Shaw’s is a no-brainer for winding down and making friends. 

Plus, they make the best burgers in the Southside. Don’t miss out on their weekend brunch deals!







 Spiral Diner and Bakery

spiral diner and bakery in fort worth txIf you're attempting to lead a healthier life, but can't quite give up good home cooking, Spiral is your new saving grace. They've offered mouth-watering vegan comfort food since 2002, before being vegan was trendy!

From delicious sandwiches to must-try hot plates, Spiral offers a wide variety of options for the whole family. With a 100% plant-based menu, you'll leave their restaurant feeling satisfied and guilt-free.

     Lili’s Bistro on Magnolia

lili's bistro on magnolia avenueLili's, an elegant, tasteful bistro, has an incredible way of taking ordinary food and making it extraordinary. Chick-fil-a can't compete with Lili's Gorganzola waffle fries!

Whether you're in the mood for lamb, fish, or quail, you'll find it all and more at this kid-friendly restaurant. Check out their beautiful patio and live music!

     Cat City Grill

cat city grill on magnolia avenueWhether you're meeting a friend for a quick lunch or taking business partners out to eat, Cat City Grill is a refined, yet casual eatery perfect for all occasions. While they're known for their incredible steak and seafood selections, the real winning meals are their award-winning chicken fried steak and house made meatloaf.

With a lovely happy hour menu and delicious dessert options, Cat City Grill is a staple to Magnolia Avenue. 


benito's mexican food on magnolia avenueSince 1981, Benito's has been the go-to spot for mouth-watering margaritas paired with delicious chips and salsa on Magnolia Avenue. Benito's serves authentic Mexican food that will make you question every Tex-Mex meal you've ever had.

Their enchiladas, tamales, queso flameado, and other spectacular dishes are not to be missed next time you're in the Near Southside neighborhood.


     Melt Ice Creams

melt ice creams on magnolia avenueThough it's not technically a restaurant, this local gem has a special sweet spot in our hearts since we share the same building at 1201 W. Magnolia Ave! Melt Ice Creams offers a wide variety of delicious selections, including Berry Fudge, Latte Love, and even ice cream sandwiches like the Always Sammie.

They offer an amazing vegan selection and introduce unique flavors each six weeks, making certain every visit is like the first. Check them out then come see us next door!

Whatever your preferences, you’re bound to find a handful of exquisite options in our neck of the woods, Near Southside. Drop by Magnolia Avenue this week to shop style, service, and selection, then visit one of the amazing eateries on the street we call home. Did we miss your favorite spot? Be sure to let us know on Facebook or Instagram