3009 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109
Dutch’s Hamburgers, a good ol’ neighborhood joint, opened in the spring of 2007 on University Drive. The burger-and-ber café sits in a historic building next to the longtime TCU Theater, in the former Jon’s Grille space, facing the main Texas Christian University campus. The name Dutch’s was chosen to combine plenty of Fort Worth and TCU heritage for the new college café; The restaurant namesake is Leo “Dutch” Meyer, a TCU grad who became the most successful football coach in Horned Frog history.
Along with various burger options-including all-natural beef patties, a chicken burger, and a veggie burger, Dutch’s offers hand cut fries, hand dipped onion rings, great salads, nachos and chips, griddled sandwiches, and gourmet hot dogs. Dutch’s is a comfortable place for students, friends, family, and neighbors to hang out and eat simple hand-made food.
With a current seating capacity of about 100, Dutch’s has a clean, country look from a bygone era. There’s a long shotgun counter/bar fronted by classic chrome barstools. The barstools provide seating along the front window, overlooking University Drive. Light khaki-green wainscoting flows along the walls. The stainless-steel open kitchen is the focal point of the main dining room; ceiling fans and soft lighting hang from the vintage tin ceiling; TVs are strategically placed for game days; and a big wooden table invites community seating in the big dining area.
As early as January 2018, Dutch’s new expansion which will feature a glycol tap system, a horseshoe-shaped bar, and additional outside eating space complete with yard games for returning TCU alumni to bring their families.