If you’re looking for great Mediterranean food, DFW has a lot to offer. While a lot of great Middle Eastern food spots are closer to Lewisville and Frisco, there are some hidden gems in Fort Worth and Arlington as well.
Whether you’re looking for a spot for date night or searching for the best Mediterranean lunch buffet, I’ve put together some of my favorite Mediterranean restaurants for when I’m missing authentic Middle Eastern cuisine.
- Map of the Best Mideterranean Food Restaurants in and around Fort Worth, TX
- Best Mediterranean food in downtown Fort Worth: Flying Carpet Turkish Cafe
- Best downtown Fort Worth Mediterranean takeout: King Tut
- Best FW Mediterranean lunch buffet: Chadra Mezza & Grill
- Best family-sized meals: Andalous Mediterranean Grill
- Award-Winning Lebanese food: Prince Lebanese Grill
- Best down to earth feel: Al Wadi Cafe
- Sleekest FW Middle Eastern coffee shop: Pax & Beneficia
Map of the Best Mideterranean Food Restaurants in and around Fort Worth, TX
Best Mediterranean food in downtown Fort Worth: Flying Carpet Turkish Cafe
Located just off of Fort Worth’s renown West Magnolia Avenue, Flying Carpet Turkish Cafe stands out with its tucked away, all-wooden structure.
Once you step inside, the seemingly small space opens up, with Turkish antiques and carpets transporting you to an old-world Turkish cafe.
With a BYOB in place for anyone hoping to enjoy a bottle of wine for date night, the ambience is almost as fantastic as the food. There’s nowhere like it in DFW, and my go-to Chicken (Tavuk) Kebab is always perfectly marinated. Don’t forget to try the Apple Tea!
Update: Flying Carpet is temporarily closed, due to a fire. Here’s to hoping they reopen soon…
- Address: 1223 Washington Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104
- Website: Flying Carpet Turkish Cafe
Best downtown Fort Worth Mediterranean takeout: King Tut
If you’re looking for centrally located Egyptian food, King Tut Restaurant is the place to go. Located on West Magnolia Avenue, you can either sit in or order take-away on your lunch break.
King Tut is often referred to as a Fort Worth staple, with a great smoky eggplant dip and solid shawarma. It’s more of a casual spot, so think, your-favorite-sandwich-place meets a cozy, family-owned restaurant.
- Address: 1512 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104
- Website: King Tut
Best FW Mediterranean lunch buffet: Chadra Mezza & Grill
Not sure if you’re craving Chicken Kabob or Eggplant Lasagna? Chadra Mezza & Grill has a dinner menu built around flavor and community, with options for whatever you’re in the mood for.
They’ve also got a great lunch buffet and patio seating!
- Address: 1701 Galveston Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104
- Website: Chadra Mezza & Grill
Best family-sized meals: Andalous Mediterranean Grill
Andalous Mediterranean Grill is great especially when you’re looking for combo options. With several family meal options and “one meat, two sides” and “one meat, three sides” ordering options, you can order all of your favorites.
Everything is good here, so even with the combo options, you’ll likely have a hard time deciding.
- Address: 457 I-20 East, Ste 101, Arlington, TX 76018
- Website: Andalous Mediterranean Grill
Award-Winning Lebanese food: Prince Lebanese Grill
Prince Lebanese Grill has been around since 1989, winning multiple Taste of Arlington awards since then. If I’m around Arlington, I make sure to stop by Prince Lebanese Grill.
Known for their Chicken Shawarma, you’re also likely to find a few new favorites by asking about their secret menu!
- Address: 502 West Randol Mill, Arlington, TX 76011
- Website: Prince Lebanese Grill
Best down to earth feel: Al Wadi Cafe
Al Wadi is one of my favorite local Lebanese food places. It’s got the family restaurant atmosphere with the owners often around, delicious cuisine, and wooden walls with a cozy and authentic feel.
They’ve also got an excellent lunch buffet every Sunday and Giza Specialty Foods is next door, making it easy to go from lunch with friends to getting more Labneh and Lebanese bread for the week.
- Address: 2712 Brown Trail Rd., Bedford, TX 76021
- Website: Al Wadi Cafe
Sleekest FW Middle Eastern coffee shop: Pax & Beneficia
Want to enjoy both Turkish coffee and a pour over? Craving a cardamom latte and za’atar toast? Pax & Beneficia is simultaneously sleek, hip, and cozy, a place where anyone who loves coffee in all of its forms will feel at home.
Originally opening in Las Colinas in 2019, friends Mouyyad Abdulhadi and Mamdouh Khayat opened their second location in Fort Worth in March of 2021. Pax & Beneficia holds its own in Fort Worth’s bustling and ever-changing coffee scene, and it’s one of my favorite local coffee spots.
- Address: 101 W 5th St Suite 105, Fort Worth, TX 76102
- Website: Pax & Beneficia