17 Best Restaurants in Grapevine, Texas in 2024 (must-try!)

From the historic buildings on Main Street to the artisan workshops in the Cotton Belt Railroad District, Grapevine, Texas is one of those wonderful Texas cities that hasn’t lost its charm.

And even better, it hasn’t lost its great restaurant options, with plenty of the best restaurants in Grapevine for you and your family to enjoy, whether you’re wanting to dig into some fresh tacos, BBQ dripping with all kinds of sauces, or some pizza covered in your favorite toppings.

I love Grapevine for the friendly atmosphere and always enjoy my visits here when I’m driving through Texas (Grapevine is just outside of Dallas), and I’ve pulled together a list of some of the best places to eat in Grapevine so you know which ones to add to your list of where to eat in Grapevine.

Note: these are in no particular order, so have a scroll through and see which cuisine suits you best!

1. Tolbert’s Restaurant and Chili Parlor

This is one of the places on my list to visit whenever I’m in the area. The food is excellent – I have to get a “bowl of red” chili when I go. The hot dogs are great too! There’s a good variety of items on the menu – haven’t found anything bad yet.
Richard, Google Reviews

💻: website | 📞: 817-421-4888 | 📌: 423 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051

I adore the chili at Tolbert’s – and for good reason, as it’s a specialist restaurant featuring southwestern cuisine and signature bowls of chili.

The historic building adds to the atmosphere and live music throughout the week allows you to kick back and relax with family and friends.

If you want to try something different, go for the catfish with hushpuppies with tarter and cocktail sauce, or opt for the fried shrimp or the angus steak if you’re really hungry.

If you want something a little lighter, you can pair together some sides with a fresh market salad.

2. Esparza’s Restaurante Mexicano

Coming from San Antonio, Tx where TexMex is the thing, I was quite surprised to find out how great the food at Esparza’s was. I had the Pollo Monterey which was very very tasty and highly recommended.
Joe, Google Reviews
Photo credit: Esparza’s Facebook page

💻: website | 📞: 817-481-4668 | 📌: 124 E Worth St, Grapevine, TX 76051

Craving Mexican?

Esparza’s will keep the chips and salsa going all throughout your meal as you dine on their fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, or something else entirely.

They’ve got some of the best shrimp enchiladas around, but no matter what you get, everyone will be pleased with their meal.

The food is authentic, full of flavor, and served up fast and for reasonable prices, which makes this one of the best places to eat in Grapevine with a group.

It’s just a block off of Main Street with a good sized patio for dining outdoors, which makes it a great option in good weather as well.

3. Chez Fabien Bistro

Love this place. Never been to France but it made me feel like i was there. So quaint and cute. We just went for pastries and it didn’t disappoint, everything was so tasty!
Sarah, Google Reviews
Photo credit: Chez Fabien Bistro Facebook page

💻: website | 📞: 817-424-4333 | 📌: 316 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051

Inspired by France, Chez Fabien Bistro is a great option for breakfast, brunch, or lunch, featuring menu items like the organic granola yogurt pairfait, churros French toast, home-made morning pastries and deluxe breakfast croissants.

If you’re really hungry, the fried chicken & waffle benedict is one of my favorites, or order something from the lunch menu like warm brie, spinach & artichoke dip, and mac and the French Dip sandwich.

The menu is hearty and filled with options that you won’t find elsewhere in Grapevine, and you can finish it all off with one of their amazing coffees.  

4. Big Fish Seafood Grill

Great spot in the great of old town Grapevine. Fun atmosphere and prompt & friendly service. Try the oysters-very reasonably priced. Gumbo is excellent.
PC, Google Reviews
Photo credit: Big Fish Seafood Grill Facebook page

💻: website | 📞: 817-435-1546 | 📌: 414 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 7605

Chill out with an evening at the Seafood Grill, a Cajun inspired restaurant with everything from lemon pepper salmon to gumbo to popcorn shrimp.

The raw oysters are top notch, and the catfish and crab cakes are also a local favorite.

I love stopping by Big Fish when I have a group with me, as there’s something about the atmosphere that makes it great for a hangout.

The service is always excellent and they’ve got a party room in case you have a special event.

5. Dino’s Steak and Claw House

We we looking for a nice place to relax with a calm atmosphere. Dinos was the perfect choice. The atmosphere was peaceful, the service was top notch.
Jon, Google Reviews
Photo credit: Dino’s Steak and Claw House Facebook page

💻: website | 📞: 817-488-3100 | 📌: 342 S Main St #200, Grapevine, TX 76051

Ready for the best date night in Grapevine?

This steakhouse, housed in a historic bank building, is hands-down the best restaurant in Grapevine when you want something peaceful with excellent food and a superb waiting staff.

The live piano music just makes the whole meal, and the wine selection is another plus.

Order the lobster bisque or scallops for one of the best menu items, or go for what they’re known for and enjoy the most tender steak you’ll ever have. It’s a great place for large groups as well as couples.

Make a reservation if you want to make sure you’ll get in.

6. Napoli’s Italian Kitchen

One of the best, if not the best lasagna we have ever had. The pizza was also good. Atmosphere is cozy. Good drink menu and nice variety of food to choose from.
Lindsay, Google Reviews
Photo credit: Napoli’s Italian Kitchen Facebook page

💻: website | 📞: 817-310-0385 | 📌: 309 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051

I love this family-run eatery in Grapevine when I’m craving Italian.

The garlic bread appetizer is enough to get me in the door, but the pizzas, lasagna, and other options like fettucine alfredo and salmon just add to the reasons I keep going back.

The restaurant is cozy and clean, and the parking is easy to find, making it great for a girl’s day or night out or a family get-together.

Try the limoncello martini if you’re of age, and don’t forget to save room for dessert.

7. PIAF Kitchen + Wine

LOVE Piaf! I’ve been twice and stayed on the patio upstairs both times. There’s great live music that really helps with ambiance and bring good vibes.
Alexis, Google Reviews
Photo credit: PIAF Kitchen Facebook page

💻: website | 📞: 817-527-6898 | 📌: 129 S Main St #130, Grapevine, TX 76051

It’s all about the French and Mediterranean vibes at PIAF Kitchen, which has a patio upstairs that’s my favorite spot to dine in.

Live music helps set the tone, and there are so many options that you shouldn’t have a problem finding something to love.

Try the shrimp and octopus appetizer, then go for the paella and mussels as an entrée.

There’s also braised lamb, scallops, mushroom ravioli, and so many more cool options that you won’t find at other Grapevine restaurants.

Enjoy the cocktails well into the evening as you soak in the chill atmosphere.

They also have great options for vegetarians, just as flavorful and filling as the options for the meat eaters.  

8. Mister O1 Extraordinary Pizza Grapevine

Great lighting. Not too loud or crowded. Food was wonderful. Fair price for the experience. Abby was our server and was very knowledgeable and well spoken.
Benjamin, Google Reviews
Photo credit: Mister O1 Extraordinary Pizza Facebook page

💻: website | 📞: 214-880-6479 | 📌: 129 S Main St #155, Grapevine, TX 76051

Pizza is what’s on the menu at Mister O1 – the specialty “star” pizzas stuffed with ricotta are excellent, but you can also order traditional pizzas as well.

The ingredients are fresh and flavorful, and there are lots of options for dessert pizzas (my favorite is the Nutella banana pizza).

The atmosphere and staff are really wonderful, and happy to help you make your choices.

To balance out your pizza options, check out the salads, from Caesar to Caprese.

You can also get pizza to go if you prefer to eat them at home, but I’d recommend eating in the restaurant as it’s definitely a great full dinner experience that extends beyond the food.

9. Mini Taqueria & Pupuseria

First time trying this place and I know this is going to be a local favorite for me now. I got the chicken fajita tacos and cheese papusas. It was delicious, great comfort food.
Elizabeth, Google Reviews
Photo credit: Mini Taqueri & Pupuseria Facebook page

💻: website | 📞: 817-442-5352 | 📌: 207 N Barton St, Grapevine, TX 76051

This place is total hole in the wall vibes in the best way possible.

Enjoy the homecooked carnitas, beef fajitas, and pastor tacos, or go for the cheese papusas.

This place is family-run and all of the food is made with love and pride in the Salvadoran dishes they serve.

It’s local, it’s delicious, and it’s one of Grapevine’s hidden gem restaurants.  

10. Sauce’d Pizza & BYOB

We happen to be in the area because of my daughter’s biking event and was super hungry afterwards. Stop by this place and was not disappointed! This burger was amazing! It had to be one of the best burgers I’ve ever had!
Tina, Google Reviews
Photo credit: Sauce’d Pizza Facebook page

💻: website | 📞: 817-527-6009 | 📌: 110 N Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051

Want to BYOB while enjoying one of the best burgers you’ll eat in your entire life? Sauce’d Pizza has you covered.

This has a mom and pop feel with options ranging from smashburgers to pizza to Ceasar salad, but some of the best food here are the wide range of pizzas (Tex Mex, Texican – Midwest taco pizza, Supreme Pizza, etc.

The pizza dough is a thin and crunchy style, and locals absolutely love the crust that leaves you wanting more and more.

11. LA Burger

Amazing find. Stopped in because we were famished. We got 3 burgers Bonsai, Tommy, and Kids Burger. Chili fries and French fries. There was no line, the food came out in less than five minutes, it was hot and fresh.
Brian, Google Reviews
Photo credit: LA Burger Facebook page

💻: website | 📞: 817-527-6361 | 📌: 210 N Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051

Some of the best burgers in Grapevine are at LA Burger, my favorite option when I want a fast and friendly burger meal with plenty of flavor and options.

If you don’t want burgers, there are also other types of meats like chicken nuggets, or opt for the veggie burger for the veggies.

The curly fries are perfectly seasoned and the kids can play at the foosball table while you finish your food or sit and enjoy a beer from selection.

Unique flavors of soda are also available if you want to try something different.  

12. Mesa Mexican Cuisine

Food was amazing. Staff was fantastic. Atmosphere was very welcoming. We were a party of 7 (4 adults, 3 children) and it was a great experience.
Roseann, Google Reviews
Photo credit: Mesa Mexican Cuisine Facebook page

💻: website | 📞: 817-329-1144 | 📌: 1000 Texan Trail #130, Grapevine, TX 76051

This beautiful Mexican restaurant is a fantastic option when you want something that feels a little bit more upscale and featuring all of your favorite classics like chimichangas, burritos, tacos, and more.

The service is outstanding, and the tamales and tostadas are the best in the area.

Watch the tortillas being handmade in the front of the restaurant, and enjoy the friendly service – they’re always on point.

There are also plenty of vegetarian options and kids-meals so you can bring the entire family.   

13. Palio’s Pizza Cafe Grapvine

This was a super nice place to hangout and eat pizza with friends and family. The staff was super helpful and fun to talk to. My son loved the spaghetti and finished the whole bowl.
Tristan, Google Reviews
Photo credit: Palio’s Pizza Facebook page

💻: website | 📞: 817-328-0777 | 📌: 1000 Texan Trail #100, Grapevine, TX 76051

Palio’s Pizza café has a ton of options for a great Italian meal, from pizza to gyros to pasta to calzones.

The spinach artichoke dip is one of my favorites (pair with garlic bread) and the prices are super affordable.

I love it around lunchtime, and they also offer a gluten free crust for gluten free people in Grapevine that they make themselves and is much better than most gluten free crusts you’ll find.

It’s a friendly neighborhood restaurant with food prepared fresh to order, meaning it should go to the top of your list of places to eat in Grapevine.

14. Taco Casa

This is our new favorite fast Mexican food! Their competition scrimps on fillings and toppings. Taco Casa is a great value for the amount of food and more importantly the quality.
Jeff, Google Reviews

💻: website | 📞: 682-223-1799 | 📌: 525 Northwest Hwy, Grapevine, TX 76051

Taco Casa is a chain in Grapevine that’s really for when you want some fast Mexican food, and they don’t disappoint.

From burritos to tacos to salads, you can zoom in here, fill up on your favorite Tex Mex choices (don’t forget the queso) and then continue on with your day in Grapevine.

It’s way better than similar Mexican fast food chains, which is why the Grapevine location has made my list.

15. Daily Pho

Ordered to-go and was ready in 15 minutes. We ordered fried dumplings, shrimp spring rolls, round steak pho, meatball pho and chicken breast pho. So good!
Jesenia, Google Reviews

💻: website | 📞: 812-339-0900 | 📌: 437 E Northwest Hwy, Grapevine, TX 76051

This Vietnamese restaurant has some of the best pho in Grapevine (thankfully, due to the name!) and you can enjoy everything from pork eggrolls to meatballs to fried dumplings.

The flavors are excellent and never bland, and it’s all made from scratch, but ready faster than you might think.

The service is fast, friendly, and they do a lot of pick-up orders so you don’t have to eat inside if you prefer to take it out (though the insider is incredibly clean and bright so don’t hesitate to eat inside if you have time!).  

16. Bartley’s BBQ

This is such a hidden gem of a barbeque restaurant. Their brisket is tender, their sausage is delicious, their spicy BBQ sauce has a kick to it, and the prices are a great value for what you get.
Taylor, Google Reviews
Photo credit: Bartley’s BBQ Facebook page

💻: website | 📞: 817-481-3212 | 📌: 413 E Northwest Hwy, Grapevine, TX 76051

Bartley’s defines “hidden gem” in Grapevine – you’ll never want to go anywhere else, though,a fter you try their brisket, spicy BBQ sauce, and incredible Cajun turkey and pulled pork.

There’s even some more interesting options like smoked bologna, and the sides of mac and cheese, green beans, and rolls are always cooked perfectly.

Many people don’t think to go into Bartley’s due to the mini-mall location, but you’ve got to go.

The portions are awesome and the service is so friendly that you’ll feel like family.   

17. Los Amigos

Excellent food and service as usual. I’m glad this hometown favorite is still as good as it was 16 years ago when my family and I used to live here.
Margaret, Google Reviews
Photo credit: Los Amigos Facebook page

💻: website | 📞: 817-488-1441 | 📌: 202 E Northwest Hwy, Grapevine, TX 76051

You’ll notice Los Amigos right away in its colorful yellow building, and inside you’ll find everything from street tacos to guac and salsa to enchiladas.

It’s an independent restaurant, which means friendly service and no chain menus – so many people go to Los Amigos over and over again when they visit the Dallas area to make sure they get their fix of authentic Mexican food.    

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