Where To Eat, Drink and Play in Fort Worth’s Historic Magnolia Ave and Near Southside Neighborhood

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There are so many amazing dining destinations in Fort Worth, but Magnolia and Southside continue to be one of our favorites!  Check out our favorites, along with some of the must stops in the area!



Heim Barbecue is one of the best Texas BBQs in Fort Worth!

While I don’t often list chain restaurants, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken calls us to Magnolia often!

Brewed Coffee Shop has amazing food, but the Scotch Egg is only served on weekends, which makes me a little sad!

Hot Box Biscuit Club may not change your life, but it might.

We love Melt Ice Cream, and after one taste, you will too!


Free Play Arcade‘s Fort Worth location brings fun games to Southside!   The venue offers, as the name suggest Free Play on hundreds of video games, and craft-style cocktails and food!

Shipping and Receiving has great live music in a fun setting!


Old Home Supply, 1801 College Ave

I love Old Home Supply!  From cast iron tubs to a huge assortment of old windows and much, much more!

La Gran Plaza is a regional shopping center with mariachi bands, clowns and daily entertainment for the kids!


Ephemera Terrariums  When my oldest son left for college, my youngest and I visited Ephemera to make him something as a going away gift, and visited Ephemera for the first time!  He loved putting together his own terrarium!

Thistle Hill Historic Mansion is a restored Cattle Baron’s Mansion, and in addition to tours offers fun events, including Murder Mysteries!

SiNaCa Glass Blowing Studios you can watch as they make incredible glass pieces, or even help!  They have fun classes, walk-ups and much more to help you make and take home a glass ornament, hummingbird feeder or much more!

Stage West’s intimate theater is a must for live theater lovers!

Thistle Hill Fort Worth Cattle Baron's Historic Home
Thistle Hill Mansion

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