The Fort Worth metropolitan area is home to thousands of corporate headquarters including American Airlines, Lockheed Martin, and Verizon. But if you ask us, that’s not what makes Fort Worth special. It’s the locally owned small businesses that are the heart of this town.
You may be surprised by how many locally owned and operated small businesses are around town and they’re everything you hope a locally owned business would have – a homey welcoming with unique products and personalized service.
As a commercial mover in Fort Worth, we’ve been honored to help numerous local businesses relocate, open up, or expand. We have first hand experience working with local business owners, getting to know their story, and get a little behind the scenes preview of what they offer. So without further ado, check out some of the best local businesses in Fort Worth based on a Google star rating of 4.5 or higher.
There are hundreds of restaurants in Fort Worth to choose from – 75 live downtown on and around Main St. alone. The culinary experience is vast where you can fulfill your taste buds’ cravings with almost any type of cuisine from French to Mediterranean to Italian, and beyond.
This upscale downtown Fort Worth restaurant combines elegance with a western flare and a dining experience you can’t compare.
Address: 310 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
A true American dream establishment owned and runned by husband and wife team Travis and Emma Heim. In just a few short years, they’ve won the hearts – or should we say stomachs – of the people in their community serving up the best high quality barbecue in town with gracious hospitality.
Addresses: 1109 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104 / 5333 White Settlement Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76114
3. Drew’s Place
If you’re feeling a little soulless lately, head on over to Drew’s Place, named after the owner himself, for some good ol’ southern soul food that’ll ignite your inner fire and make you feel alive again. His story is inspiring, the staff is friendly, and the food is mouthwatering!
Cuisine: Soul food
Address: 5701 Curzon Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Established in 1928, Carshon’s Deli is one of the oldest restaurants in Fort Worth. As a family owned and operated business, you’ll feel right at home indulging in New York style deli dishes, fresh sides, and homemade pie! Open for breakfast and lunch.
Cuisine: Kosher deli
Address: 3133 Cleburne Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76110
Owned by celebrity Chef Jon Bonnell, you’ll find freshly sourced seafood from the country’s greatest resources like Alaska and Main prepared perfectly with a combination of southwest and Louisiana flavors. It’s not just the food that’ll wow you though, it’s the presentation too.
Address: 301 Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
Coffee and art, it’s a match made in heaven. You can’t deny it and this coffee house has them both. No need to order to-go. Stay, sip, and shop local artwork displayed around the shop. Who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to sell your own masterpiece!
Address: 4612 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76109
One man’s hitch-hiking journey in the Netherlands led him to open up a European-inspired micro roastery in Texas. Specializing in espresso and french press methods, each coffee is individually profiled to give you the most flavorful coffee possible.
Addresses: 500 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, TX 76102 / 2350 Hall Johnson Rd., Grapevine, TX 76051
A relaxed coffeehouse that’ll surely give your tastebuds a zing with their unique coffee flavors and divine pastries at a price you’ll love.
Address: 109 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Serves craft coffee sourced from quality farmers and made fresh daily to a high caliber. Spacious dining area is inviting to guests and ample workspaces for professionals.
Address: 250 W Lancaster Ave #120, Fort Worth, TX 76102
A mom and son duo team combined their two talents – coffee and pastries – to open up this local favorite. Order a traditional cup of joe or try an edgy alcohol-infused syrup drink.
Address: 804 S Main St Ste 120, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Over 30 different beers and few hard seltzers to choose from. Food trucks onsite Thursday thru Sunday along with live music!
Address: 220 S Sylvania Ave #209, Fort Worth, TX 76111
Motivated by the energy breweries boast, Founder John Pritchett put the wheels in motion for Wild Acres in 2014. Opened since 2016, the 24 beers on tap and indoor/outdoor atmosphere don’t disappoint.
Address: 1734 E El Paso St #190, Fort Worth, TX 76102
“Best of Fort Worth” winners for 2 consecutive years, this local brewery is known for its unique flavors made from real ingredients. Choose between 28 beers on tap, order some bar bites, and take a seat in the large indoor area or spacious beer garden.
Address: 2628 Whitmore St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Do you know what a nationally and internationally acclaimed craft beer tastes like? Founders Matt Hill and Macy Moore do and they brew it too right onsite!
Address: 200 E Broadway Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104
5. Funky Picnic
Founders Samantha Glenn and Collin Zreet really made an inclusive microbrewery by not just serving their own beer creations but wine, cider, and artisan sandwiches too. Everyone and anyone is welcome to enjoy a comfortable gathering with cold drinks and good eats.
Address: 401 Bryan Ave Suite 117, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Spend a day at one of the largest, if not the largest, distilleries west of the Mississippi getting a behind-the-scenes tour of how their award-winning whiskey and bourbon are produced. Sample some drams, shop in the 2000 sq. ft. store, and take-in the incredible views of Fort Worth.
Address: 4250 Mitchell Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76119
Located on Hell’s Half Acre, former brewers turned distillers produce nationally-acclaimed spirits that have also won many awards.
Address: 1309 Calhoun St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Classy, clean, and ultra-premium is the aura of this deluxe distillery and it carries over to the spirits they manufacture too.
Address: 2616 Weisenberger St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Voted top 25 best distilleries in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure, the distillers craft vodka, whiskey, and bourbon with rainwater!
Address: 1734 E El Paso St #130, Fort Worth, TX 76102
The interior may be simple but their one-of-a-kind liqueurs are not. Order it neat or in a signature cocktail and throw your taste buds a party. Food is on the menu too!
Address: 1411 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104
By the name of the company, you’d think this establishment was run by two brothers. And you’d be right! Sample 30 different kinds of wine with a house appetizer. Cider, mead, cocktails, and coffee are available too!
Address: 110 Lamar St, Keller, TX 76248
Owners Chris and Lyn Gilliam source the best grown grapes in the country from Texas, California, and Arkansas to give you the most robust flavored wine, including Hofer Red in which profits from each bottle are given to non-profits helping families of fallen officers.
Address: 136 E Hill St, Keller, TX 76248
Get a taste of Texas with delicious wines produced at this facility from grapes grown in Northern Texas!
Address: 1937 Bedford Rd, Bedford, TX 76021
Sniff, swirl, and sip on reds, whites, and blends in the renovated in the 1874 historic Brock Family farmhouse.
Address: 805 N Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051
It’s not your typical winery where you’ll see grapes growing in the pastures and grapes fermenting in barrels. However, what you will find are locally produced wines, as well as mass produced, that you can sample and buy by the bottle.
Address: 206 Main St, Roanoke, TX 76262
Look good and feel good with clothes and accessories that are sustainable, responsibly made, and support undervalued artisans around the globe through fair trade initiatives.
Address: 126 S Main St Suite #100, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Show off your Fort Worth pride with trendy clothes, accessories, and gifts.
For: Women, Men, Kids
Address: 1455 W Magnolia Ave Suite #121, Fort Worth, TX 76104
4. M.L. Leddy’s
What started off as a premium boot making store in the early 1900s by two brothers has turned into a full-fledged western attire shop. It remains a family business where you’ll receive superior customer service and high-quality products.
For: Men and women
Address: 2455 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76164
Stand out from the crowd with unique pieces that you definitely won’t see in chain stores.
Address: 7200 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76116
Fun accessories, clothes for a variety of occasions, seasonal items, and gifts galore. A fun spot to shop at great prices where you’re bound to not leave empty-handed.
Address: 2914 Race St, Fort Worth, TX 76111
The name says it all. You’ll find bold furniture pieces with western design in this large showroom.
Address: 1410 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76164
Featured in Cowboys & Indians and on the Cowboy Channel, this family owned and operated furniture store combines elegance with unique western elements using the finest materials.
Address: 500 US-377, Roanoke, TX 76262
Shop one-of-a-kind products made in America with real raw materials with unparalleled customer service.
Address: 116 N Saginaw Blvd., Saginaw, TX 76179
You’ll fall in love with this one-stop home shop. Full of fun home decor and essentials including blankets, pillows, candles, mugs, wall art, and so much more!
Address: 115 N Oak St, Roanoke, TX 76262
5. El Sol
Add authentic Mexican pottery, metal art, and rustic furniture pieces inside or outside your home. Custom orders available too!
Address: 5609 Watauga Rd, Watauga, TX 76148
Gifts & Miscellaneous
Prefer your tunes on vinyl? From today’s artists to the classics, you’ll find it here with a side of vintage merchandise.
Address: 2628 Weisenberger St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
This business was literally born to help local entrepreneurs by providing resources, like workshops and networking events, to push them towards success. Alongside this, the store itself contains works of several local artists, businesses, and entrepreneurs that you can purchase.
Address: 3608 Pershing Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Every home should have a plant and terrariums are a good fit both in size and budget. Buy them pre-made or create one yourself!
Address: 1208 W. Magnolia Ave., Ste. 106
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
This pickle brand can be found in your big box stores; however, the experience cannot. Located in the heart of the city, locals can tour the factory, learn about the pickling process, buy pickle merchandise, and of course, take home jars of pickles!
Address: 829 W Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76104
One look at Sweet Lucy’s divine pies and you’ll be sold. Born out of determination to support her daughter as a single-mother, Lindsey Lawing has been dishing out made-to-order creamy and flaky pies since 2013. And for the cherry on top, the ingredients are locally sourced!
Small Business Saturday
This is by no means an exhaustive list. There are dozens more of great local businesses in Fort Worth and not just those that are here for your entertainment either. There are many service businesses, such as contractors, doctors, and accountants, that provide high-level expertise with exceptional customer service as well.
November 26 is Small Business Saturday. It’s the perfect time of year to start shopping for holiday gifts and maybe even something for yourself. So go on out and support the local businesses in Fort Worth. For one thing, it’s good for the revenue in your community, which can lead to more jobs, increased wages, and developing better communities. Keep in mind that while you’re supporting local businesses, you’re also supporting local families too.
Redefyne Moving – Who Are We?
Glad you asked! We’re also a local business in Fort Worth. We help residents and businesses relocate locally or long-distance with our personalized moving services, including storage, and superior customer support. The next time you need a helping hand moving a single piece of furniture or packing your entire home or business, call on us: 817-904-8871!