Roadfood Adventures: Dallas Fort Worth to Austin, Texas

7 STOPS | 262 MILES | 4 hr 38 min

A road trip deep in the heart of Texas is a genuine wild west expedition and a bonanza of colorful Roadfood. Whether on dusty country roads or in the gleaming cities, it’s a destination that welcomes adventurous travelers and eager appetites. Favorite Texas meals are one-of-a-kind experiences, in places radiant with character: chili parlors, honky-tonks, backroom barbecues, taco joints, old-world bakeries, and memorable steak houses.



Kincaid's is a former grocery store in Fort Worth known for an awesome half-pound hamburger. It's a colorful, only-in-Texas restaurant experience.

Must Eats

Tolbert’s Restaurant

Tolbert's menu is broad, including steaks, seafood and bar food; but true-Texas chili con carne, aka bowl of red, remains true to its origins.

Must Eats

Sweet Georgia Brown

Sweet Georgia Brown is a cafeteria-style soul food BBQ in Dallas featuring a wide array of vegetables cooked southern-style and served in abundance.


Village Bakery

The Village Bakery is just about the best place in central Texas to eat the locally-favored, Czech-ancestored pastry known as a kolache.


Monument Café

The Monument Café in Georgetown makes some of the best pies in Texas; meals that precede them (including breakfast) are masterful roadside-restaurant classics.


Maria’s Taco Xpress

An only-in-Austin vibe permeates Maria’s Taco Xpress. Come for the migas breakfast tacos on Sunday mornings; stay for “hippie church.”


Fonda San Miguel

An opulently decorated classic, Fonda San Miguel has been a touchstone for Austin restaurants since 1975, serving food from the many regions of Mexico.