A Day Trip To Granbury
A Day Trip To Granbury
Granbury is an excellent place for a daily getaway. While there’s plenty to do on any given weekend in any of the towns around the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, including Grapevine, Southlake and Colleyville, sometimes it’s nice to feel like you’re getting way – even if it’s just an hour away. And there’s no better place to do that than in Granbury, TX. A small Hill Country town that is as timeless as it is new with plenty of shopping, eating, drinking and more. Here’s our guide to enjoy this picturesque community.
In the heart of Granbury, you’ll find the courthouse square which has underseen an extensive restoration in the 1980s. When you go, you’ll find plenty of boutiques and antique shops. Here are some of our favorites:
Brazos Moon Antiques & Uniques (124 N. Houston)
This antiques store overs a diverse selection of quality antiques, vintage jewelry and textiles, new and vintage firearms and knives and more.
Chicks From the Sticks (614 Pearl Street)
A fun and unique store for everyone from “The Granbury Picker Sisters” that includes antiques, vintage items and new gifts for all occasions.
Eighteen Ninety Marketplace (115 E. Pearl St.)
This Napa-esque shop offers olive oils, vinegars, spices, wines and other luxury imported culinary goods.
Home Sweet Home Bedding & More (130 N. Houston St.)
This store is full of beautiful things for the home like bedding, home décor, furniture and much more! Anyone looking to find that special touch for their home will love the helpful staff here.
Mimi & B’s (126 N Houston St.)
A mother-daughter owned mercantile, you’ll find hand-curated goods as well as items from historic Granbury’s most storied artists and communities.
Nutt House Shoppes (119 East Bridge St)
Take a step back in time in these shops that are located on the entire ground floor of the Historic Nutt House Hotel. While you’re shopping, check out the original storefront staircase and room key holder that dates back to 1893. In the shops, you’ll find anything from antiques to home furnishings to jewelry and fine clothing. Grab a treat from the hotel’s ice cream case and enjoy a variety of snacks and sundries.
St. Helen’s (135 E. Pearl St.)
This is a charming gift shop filled with unique jewelry, accessories, home décor, kitchen gadgets, spas and scents, candles and more.
Spellbound (109 E. Bridge St.)
Advertised as Granbury’s Premier Gift store, find Texas products, one-of-a-kind gifts, cards, books, Waxing Poetic jewelry and Funny Sayings merchandise – there’s something for everyone here.
Food and Drink:
There are plenty of great eats and drinks for all tastes in Grapevine. Here are just a few to make you hungry and hankering to make the hour drive.
Ketzler’s Schnitzel Haus and Biergarten (101 E. Pearl St.)
When you come to Granbury make sure you stop by Ketzler’s , a terrific German bistro on the square that serves freshly made bratwurst and knackwurst, a rightly made schnitzel served with warm red cabbage and a tasty and unique sauerkraut that has bacon, caraway and apple. Make sure you enjoy the meal out in the inviting beer garden.
Barking Rocks Winery (1919 Allen Ct)
Between historic Granbury and Thorp Springs, sits an old rock barn where small batches of premium wines are handcrafted. There Is always something happening at the winery. Make sure you check out their tastings on Saturday afternoons and the first Friday evening of the month. Check out their roussanne reserve and their effervescent rosé.
Eighteen Ninety Grille & Lounge (115 E. Pearl St.)
If you’re looking for fine dining, go no further than Eighteen Ninety Grille & Lounge. Try the seared ahi as an appetizer that is sesame crusted and served over arugula, avocado and radish in a ginger-soy dressing. For entrees, don’t miss the New York strip with wild mushrooms. You can relax in their new lounge enjoying a nice wine from their great wine list.
Fillin’ Station (100 N. Crockett St.)
Located on Granbury Square, Fillin’ Station serves burgers, sandwiches, desserts and more in an auto-themed setting, harkening back to the building’s original roots as a Marathon Oil fueling station.
Pearl Street Station (120 W. Pearl)
If people are craving both bar-be-que and Cajun, well Pearl Street Station is the answer to your problems! Serving both authentic Texas BBQ and an appealing Cajun cuisine, make sure you try the blackened catfish with crawfish e’toueffe, brisket sandwiches and the pinto beans. Leave room for dessert and try Ms. Kay’s scratch made desserts.
Revolver Brewery (5650 Matlock Road)
Needing to take a break from all that shopping? Then look no further than Revolver Brewery, one of the fastest growing microbreweries in Texas. Every Saturday at noon, you can tour the brewery, enjoy a beer tasting of seasonal and staple flavors or enjoy a snack and enjoy any of the live bands that perform at the brewery’s music venues year round.
Granbury Opera House (133 E. Pearl St.)
The center of the Granbury’s arts scene has been newly refurbished. The Granbury Opera House was built in 1886 and has been renovated to the period boasting elaborate, imported chandeliers, elegant twin curved staircases, original limestone walls, filigree iron balcony railings, pressed-tin-inspired acoustic ceiling tiles and an intimate seating arrangement where you’ll always have the best seat in the house. Home to the Granbury Theater Company, the opera house hosts 8-10 productions throughout the year plus various other performances and musical acts throughout the year.
Brazos Drive-In (1800 W. Pearl St.)
Since 1952, the Brazos Drive-in Theatre has welcomed carloads of movie-lovers to watch the evening’s double-features. The historic drive-in is the longest continually running drive-in in Texas that was almost wiped out when a tornado rampaged through the lot, ripping half of the screen apart. Refurbished to its former glory, the upgraded digital screen now shows premier films just 1-mile from the historic square.