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How to participate in DFW Restaurant Week

DFW Restaurant week will take place Monday, Aug. 5-Sunday, Aug. 11, with 19 Fort Worth restaurants participating this year.

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Dine out at participating restaurants and 20% of the proceeds will go to counseling, education, and behavior programs at Fort worth based nonprofit Lena Pope.

Photo courtesy of Lena Pope/Darah Hubbard

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We hope you’re hungry — It’s time to book your reservation for DFW Restaurant Week. Foodies can explore delicious food + specials at 19 local eateries while supporting regional nonprofits.

First things first

Take “week” with a grain of salt — the 28th annual fundraiser will actually kick off with a preview weekend starting Thursday, Aug. 1. The primary specials will run Monday, Aug. 5-Sunday, Aug. 11, but there are optional extensions lasting until Sunday, Sept. 1.

What to expect

Reservations can be made for brunch, lunch, and dinner with an option to choose a two- or three-course meal. The pricing looks like this:

  • $29 | Two-course lunch
  • $29 | Two-course weekend brunch
  • $49-$59 | Three-course dinner. Prices vary based on the restaurant.
  • $99 | Signature experience. Options vary based on the restaurant but may include cocktails, sitting at the chef’s table, or more than three courses.

Some of these options will be available to go — check with participating restaurants beforehand. Note: Wine and cocktails are not included in the listed price, apart from the signature experience.

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Don’t miss a chance to sample the summer seafood selections along the Trinity River.

Photo by @quince.fw

Eat local

Nearly 150 eateries are participating, from both Tarrant and Dallas counties, including these spots close to home:

  • B&B Butchers & Restaurant
  • Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine
  • Cat City Grill
  • City Works Eatery & Pour House
  • CRÚ Food & Wine Bar
  • Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
  • Del Frisco’s Grille
  • Don Artemio Mexican Heritage
  • Ellerbe Fine Foods
  • Fitzgerald
  • iL Modo
  • Lili’s Bistro
  • Mercury Chophouse
  • Plank Seafood Provisions
  • Quince
  • Rise Souffle nº3
  • Toro Toro
  • Waters Restaurant
  • Wicked Butcher
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We can already hear the sizzle of a steak from B&B Butchers.

Photo by @bbbutchers

Supporting the community

Late 1080 KRLD radio host Jim White started the festival in support of local charities including the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope, a local nonprofit that helps Tarrant County kids in need. During the event, participating Fort Worth-area restaurants will donate 20% of the proceeds to Lena Pope, while Dallas-area restaurants will support the North Texas Food Bank.

In 2023, DFW Restaurant Week raised over $545,000, bringing the total over the last 27 years to over $11 million in charitable donations.

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