Craving a Philly Cheesesteak in the Fort Worth area? I may have a solution to your plight.
Near Beach Street and Belknap, there is a tiny little place called A&D Buffalo’s.
This is not one of those secret places because it is always packed.
There are a few things you need to know before you go to surmise if this place is for you.
If you are looking for a nice place to take your date to impress them, this is not it. Unless their expectations are incredibly low and anything beats loneliness, then you may be OK, but just barely.
Parking is a challenge.
The parking lot is tiny and triangle shaped. Parking spaces are sparse. For some reason, the patrons of this establishment pay no attention to the lines. The chances of you getting blocked in are ginormous.
This is right next door.
See all those empty parking places? Good. For the love of God and all that is holy, DO NOT park there. Apparently, the owner of the property parks and hangs out to watch and see if you are entering one of his businesses. If not, he waits about 4 seconds and calls a tow truck. He seems to be a real sweetheart.
OK, you have parked and now you are going inside.
To say this place is a complete dive is so very generous. The floors are sticky, people are waiting on tables so they can eat, and those tables never get cleaned. The level of chaos is palpable.
Do what I do and call it in ahead of time as a to-go order.
Now let’s talk about the main menu items – burgers, wings, Philly cheesesteaks, fries and fried rice. I’m not sure if they specialize in all of it or none of it and that’s what they know how to cook so they do. They sell a salad but it looks kind of weird.
Tons of manly men are eating the wings. Lots of fried rice flying around and then, of course, the cheesesteak.
The bread is soft and toasted, tons of meat, cheese (no Whiz – don’t even ask – just don’t), grilled onions, peppers, and mushrooms. The fries are crinkle cut and make you think you are a kid again. Portions are huge.
It is hot, gooey, messy, delicious, and damn near perfection.
OK, you may have had better, but Philadelphia is a long way to go for lunch from here.
I dig divey-hole-in-the-wall places, so Buffalo A&D is right up my alley. And if you tell me you want a Philly cheesesteak, this is where I am taking you – I don’t care who you are.
4005 E Belknap St
Haltom City, TX 76111
Location: 32.7823, -97.2892