"If you're going to indulge in a meaty mess of a burger, do it in an atmosphere that promotes all things carnivorous. There's taxidermy on the walls, branding symbols and photos of hunted game. The FredBurgers are huge and juicy, as are the rib-eye steaks, which are served as a dry erase board special along with cheese enchiladas, rice and beans. Two Fort Worth locations."
"Look for this longtime local favorite to be featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives" this Spring. With gold vinyl barstools bearing duct tape, plastic patio furniture and one mean plate of bacon jalapeno cheese fries, Fred's is still a beloved dive despite the high-end developments surrounding it." March 2008 Fort Worth, Texas Magazine by Celestina Phillips
"Like stepping foot into an old friend's slightly run-down backyard, "The Fort" at Fred's is likely the most charming patio area in Fort Worth, simply due to its completely unpretentious atmosphere that's both strappy sandal and flip-flop friendly. Strewn with picnic tables and plastic chairs, friends will find fire pits blazing in the winter and misters in the summer, along with a makeshift stage that's home to live, local acts Wednesday through Sunday. Dive into jalapeno cheese fries with a side of ranch while knocking back on of Fred's "coldass" beers." October 2008 Fort Worth, Texas Magazine by Celestina Phillips
(listed as the first night hot spot in the 7th Street and Camp Bowie category)
"So who's Fred?" many newbies ask upon entering the most charming little unpretentious bar and restaurant in Fort Worth. Regulars know the name pays homage to the family dog, who belonged to the parents of owner and chef Terry Chandler. Just like the faithful companion, Fred's Texas remains loyal to its patrons by refusing to adjust to the modern market surrounding it. Many doctors, executives, cowboys and rockers will agree, a night on the town doesn't get any better than live music, burgers and beer at Fred's.
Years in Fort Worth: 30
The Regulars: Those with good taste
What You're Having: Rahr on tap - September 2008 Fort Worth, Texas Magazine by Celestina Phillips
(2008 and prior years)