Forget the bad reviewsDon't be discouraged by the bad reviews. You must try The Woodshed yourself and form your own opinion. We had great food, perfect service and the atmosphere made it a fun place.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMgood Fort Worth spotIt's a nice restaurant. The atmosphere is great. It's a fun place to bring people from out of town.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFather's Day Fun !Friday's trip was our first ! We enjoyed the variety of meats on the menu. We recommend to folks who are willing to "try new things"; our whole family is into that so it worked out for Parents and our 2 teenagers. Side sauces made main dishes more fun! The quality of the items met our expectations. Our waiter started out slow but finished strong. He finally connected with us and started making beer and food recommendations. We simply loved the fact that the whole place was eclectic but casual. Stretching our legs along the Trinity Trail sidewalk out back was an extra treat. I wish i would have obtained the name of the band playing because they should play each night. The African-American men were so talented with jazz and soul tunes.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressive!!Great food and service. We will be back to try more!! Love the ambience outside on deck. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMRelaxing dinnerWe enjoyed to evening. The food and staff were excellent. ?Will definitely return.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest beef ribs of my life!Boy, am I glad I finally made it to Woodshed (its been on my list for a while)! Prices were very reasonable and the food was outstanding. Really fun atmosphere with live music - at least on Saturday night when we went. Atmosphere was very casual and lively. Location right on the Trinity river is gorgeous - take a walk before or after dinner! My only concern is what it is like in summer - I'm not sure what the indoor/outdoor experience would be like in 90 degrees-plus weather, with no central air conditioning!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, minus hostesses.Other than the confused and not very professional hostesses, everthing was wonderful.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable.Noisy night due to the golf tournament and a rain storm -- but still 4 stars minimum. You'll enjoy the experience.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my third time atThis was my third time at Woodshed. We come back because out of town guests want to try it, but none of the times have I really ever been impressed with the food. It's ok at best. But the ambiance is great, the drinks are good, the service is nice and the live music makes it even better.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBest placeIt's great for unique meats and flavors. Favorite place in ftw.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMUnexpectedWe have wanted to try one of Tim Love's places and this was perfect! The weather was great, patio open with live music and great food! Should've researched to see that it is dog friendly! Will definitly be back!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome place w/ awesome food!Farm to Table dining! ......they get their meats from local, free-range, individual farmers/farms; NO factory farm meat = awesome!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMD-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-SThe meat was unbelievably delicous and tender! The sides were just 'ok.' The atmosphere was very casual and laid back; had a great 3-man band playing on the patio. We knew the restaurant was casual, but it was much more casual than we realized. If you're in flip flops, shorts, and a t-shirt - you're good. We were in jeans and nice shirts, and still felt over dressed. This was our first time to visit the restaurant. We heard about it and drove from Dallas. The hostess wasn't the friendliest, which isn't good since that's the first impression you have of a place. Fortunately, the rest of the experience made up for it.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique Cowtown ExprienceSuper cool, indoor-outdoor spot on the river with very interesting menu. Bar scene was strong and food great. We took my daughter's friend from San Jose who wanted a unique Texas and Cowtown experience. Woodshed delivered in spades. No longer do you have to drag out of town guests through Angelo's and Joe T's which are institutions but tires. Woodshed is modern Cowtown and the real symbol of the cool things happening in town. Not themey at all. This is real Texas. Great brisket, salads, tamales and animal tacos. Ribs great but they should bring you more sauce. Fun drink menu but unfortunately the frozen margarita machine was out. We saw live music, dogs on the patio and lots of Texas characters - young and old.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasure! Tried andAlways a pleasure! Tried and true flavored. Service has improved but very busy therefore hectic staff5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PlaceGreat place, food, band, view..what more could you want? Cannot wait to go back with friends and try more things.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Monday night dinnerMy husband and I went on a Monday night and sat on the patio. The picnic table overlooked the trinity trail and the river. There was a man singing and playing guitar which was added a nice vibe. I had the cornish game hen which was the game of the day and it was good. It had a nice smokey flavor and juicy. It came with spelt and grilled artichokes which paired nicely with the dish.
My husband had the 1/2 rack of pork ribs with potato salad. The ribs fell off the bone and were tender and juicy with a nice smoke flavor. The BBQ sauce was good too. The potato salad is not your average potato salad this potato salad had a kick and was topped off with roasted garlic slices. The peach cobbler was good too. Overall I was pleased with the Woodshed5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGirls Night OutWent with a group of ladies. Very accommodating to our big group. Great server. Started with a pitcher of Margaritas and some appetizers which were soooo good. Hummus with chips, grilled artichokes, smoked white fish - with a BBQ/smokey flavor - everyone loved them. Everyone loved their meals too - fish, ribs, bbq pulled pork - all very good. Fun, casual atmosphere, indoor and outdoor tables. Would be fine to have kids there, but a bit more of an adult atmosphere when we were there. TVs and regular tables inside, live music and picnic tables outside, saw dogs too. It's a great place to spend a few hours with friends drinking and having dinner, especially with nice weather like we had, it was perfect. Looking forward to going back!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGoing to the Woodshed-We Were GoodEnjoyed whitefish appetizer, pork ribs, great stuffed baked potato! No room for dessert. Going to the "woodshed" used to have a whole new meaning, like a whipping for being naughty. This was a reward for being good!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMRiverlicious!Loved being outdoors and enjoying great food at reasonable prices. Live music was great as well. Enjoyed the animal of the day which was pig and the white fish appetizer along with home made chips were excellent as well. The service was good and the server was knowledable. Make a reservation before six to get a great table!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find on Open Table whileGreat find on Open Table while we were in Fort Worth. Very eclectic, outdoor spot right on the river. Food was really different and delicious. Would recommend it for any occasion and especially for out of town guests.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PlaceThis was a fun place! I'm a huge foodie and was in town from LA. I was recommended to go to this place and was not disappointed. I especially liked the ambiance and decor. There was no live music the night I went but the tv's were a nice touch. I also liked the fact the place was dog friendly. If I lived in Ft Worth, I'd bring my dog often. Food wise, I was looking to eat beef or pork being in Texas. It was refreshing to know I could get well prepared meats along side an asparagus sald or kimchi tacos (both were great) instead of the usual places that serve the meat doused in sauce, between two buns and maybe a side of average mashed potatoes or poorly made baked beans. Next time I'm in town for business I'll come back to the Woodshed!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good with unusualFood was very good with unusual food offers. Beer selection was great. The one man guitar/singer was way too loud making everyone shout to be heard, which made the venue very noisy. Smoked beef ribs were excellent. Mexican corn was also very good and not something you find easily in the DFW area.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was everything I expectedThis was everything I expected and more. We're already planning our next visit with the family.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food in a unique andGreat food in a unique and fun atmosphere, but can be tough to get a table without a reservation at dinner.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood live music. Food wasGood live music. Food was about average, but I will go back because of the atmosphere and music.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was awesome! TheyThe food was awesome! They were out of the wine we wanted though :(4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat ambianceoverall this place was a hit - the other guests we were mingling with at the bar were very friendly & made suggestions on the menu that turned out to be spectacular. the menu had a wide variety of food to choose from included wild game - this is definitely a place i would recommend to friends & family4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur son was in the band playingOur son was in the band playing that night. We had about 30 friends that joined us throughout the evening to hear him play, and everyone had a great time. It was a very enjoyable and positive experience for all!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good and is a greatFood was good and is a great spot for open air dining.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing! I am still cravingAmazing! I am still craving the Hummus! The beef tacos are just the right amount of spicy. The cobbler has a great smoky flavor.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost Greatyour hostess staff is the weakest link they are borderline rude - on all 5 of my visits
and they stand around talking when there are tables ready to be seated,,, I do not get it3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious, BBQThe food was delicious, BBQ but had some different item on the menu to choose from. Try the roasted artichokes. I had the Redfish that was "excellent" We had a 6pm reservation & they were very busy. Our waiter told us they had been busy all day & could possibly run out of items on the menu. We were able to order what we wanted. If they are running out of food at 6pm on a Friday night, they need to plan better. Don't get me wrong I would definitely go back, but you don't expect a place to run out of food when you are arriving at 6pm for dinner. Enjoy!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThey were out of all the ribs.They were out of all the ribs. The sausage app was great. A nice mix of flavors.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was from good to great.Food was from good to great. I had the parchment paper wrapped fish that had too much spices to enjoy the fish. Server was a bit annoying. She kept on bugging us for our order when we were in the middle of a business discussion.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMdefinitely worth the visitI can't say enough about The Woodshed... I'm telling everyone I know.... Spectacular food with a casual but nice atmosphere... I highly recommend it and will definitely be going back...3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat smoked food and someGreat smoked food and some creative dishes on the menu. I really wanted to try the beef shin/shank - but it's meant to be ordered for a group of 4... it was beautiful. I had the pork ribs, rabbit-rattlesnake sausage, and artichokes. All very good. My dining companion had the lamb tacos and thought it was a bit dry. I love the scene - the indoors, bar, and outdoors were distinctly separate areas but very well tied together. If I lived in the area, this would be a local hang out for me!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMReception when we arrivedReception when we arrived was off putting. Several attractive young women paying more attention to themselves than to arriving guests. Glad though we didn't follow our impulse to leave. Our server Steve was knowledgeable attentive and helpful with solid suggestions. With three if us dining we sampled quail, ribs, and redfish. All superbly done with a Live twist. Wandered outside at dusk to enjoy the Fab setting and a better than Saturday night average band. We will be back3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Woodshed is one of myThe Woodshed is one of my favorite dining spots in Fort Worth. Beautiful view of the Trinity River, great live music on the weekends, and awesome one-of-a-kind food options! Great for a date night or a celebration with friends.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service.Great food, great service. Had the weather been nicer we would have been on the patio.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great and differentThe food was great and different the service was perfect. We sat inside and the noise was a little higher than I would have liked but it was still acceptable. The outdoot dining area looked nice and equipped for cool nights, but the heat of summer may make it slightly unbearable.
Overall, a freat restaurant and would definitely go back again.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great place! My familyWhat a great place! My family didn't care for it - you have to be a bit daring! We had rattlesnake and rabbit sausage, cabrito tacos, rosemary ribs, and Ramen with pork and a quail egg! It was - to me - awesome! Great beer, too! Excellent atmosphere - it's wide open - right on the Trinity trail/river.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Twist on BBQWe had a large crowd and the restaurant was very busy. When we arrived for our reservation at 5:30, the hostess was already giving people 45 minute waits. Our table was waiting and we were seated immediately.
The food was delicious and the restaurant was a lot of fun. I would avoid it in the dead of summer - all the seating is outdoors. When there is a live band playing the noise levels was high and made dinner conversation difficult except for the person sitting right next to you. But, all that said we would go back without a second thought.
The smoked hummus was crazy good, so was the "animal of the day" tacos and the hamburger. The pork ribs were delicious and the BBQ sauce that accompanied them was outstanding.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service,Great food, great service, reservation on-line with opentable was flawless, just a wonderful evening.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM