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There’s a new brunch in Fort Worth’s 92-year-old train station. Don’t miss this stop

August 7,2023

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In a city infatuated with brunch, the next No. 1 is often the newest.

Right now, the newest is at T & P Tavern, the 92-year-old grand downtown Fort Worth railway station with a vintage coffee shop that still looks like it did in November 1931.

It’s the city’s fifth oldest restaurant still in the same location, behind the Hilton Fort Worth hotel cafe (1921), the Paris Coffee Shop (1926), Riscky’s Bar-B-Q (1927) and Bailey’s Bar-B-Que (May 1931),

The decor at T & P Tavern, 221 W. Lancaster Ave., retains the original ornate ceilings and majestic chandeliers.

But the brunch is new.

Sunday’s menu at the station — now home to TEXRail and the Trinity Railway Express — includes breakfast platters, biscuits and huevos rancheros with carnitas and a New Mexico-style creamy green chile sauce.

There’s also a State Fair-style funnel cake with berries and lemon cream.

So brunch at T & P Tavern a perfect way to get in shape for funnel cake season, also known as the State Fair of Texas.

The tavern menu also includes less traditional brunches such as loaded tater tots covered in scrambled eggs, sausage, queso, bacon bits., sour cream, chives and the New Mexico creamy green chile on request.

Brunch is available Sundays from 11 a.m. until midafternoon.

The regular menu served at dinner daily except Mondays includes basic tavern fare — pizzas, nachos, quesadillas and sandwiches including a highly regarded chicken salad croissant or a turkey sandwich with Hatch green chiles.

The crowd includes weekend lunch patrons from the Fort Worth Convention Center.. At night, the regulars include residents of the T & P Lofts apartments next door along with travelers going to or from Grapevine, DFW Airport or Dallas.

One note: T & P Tavern is not easy to find.

Park on Lancaster Avenue and walk across the parking lot to the driveway east of the Texas & Pacific Passenger Terminal adjacent to the newer condos next door..

Location Mentioned: T&P Tavern