Tillman's Roadhouse in Fort Worth is closing. Pictured here is the Tillman's in Dallas.

Tillman's Roadhouse in Fort Worth is closing. Pictured here is the Tillman's in Dallas.

Rex C. Curry

It's time for a change at Tillman's Roadhouse, says co-owner Todd Fiscus. The existing Tillman's in the West 7th development in Fort Worth will close after dinner on Saturday, Aug. 22. Fiscus expects to open its replacement, Market + Table, in October.

"We need some fresh and clean eating around us," Fiscus says in a statement. (Tillman's wasn't exactly "clean" eating, it's worth noting, with its chicken fried steak, mac and cheese and the famous s'mores.)

If that's more your style, the Tillman's in Dallas' Bishop Arts District will remain open, as-is. "S'mores and all!" says a Facebook post.

Fort Worth's new Market + Table will be three things: a Market set up like a small grocery; a Table section with seating for 44 people; and a Living Room @ Market, serving cocktails and light, healthy meals. 

Chef Kalen Morgenstern, from the Fort Worth Tillman's, will run the kitchen.

Tillman's Roadhouse (Fort Worth)

The Market will open at 7 a.m. every day. Full-scale restaurant, Table, will be open for dinner Wednesdays through Saturdays. We'll update this story when we have days/hours for Living Room @ Market.

As far as decor, Fiscus tells CultureMap Tillman's big deer heads and chandeliers will go away. "Those were beautiful, but this will be a different space," he said.

Health-focused restaurants are having their moment in Dallas-Fort Worth. (And we're not just talking about fast-casual, calorie-counting places, though those are popular, too.) Sit-down restaurant HG Sply Co., for instance, focuses on a Paleo diet and is one of the hottest restaurants on Lowest Greenville in Dallas. True Food Kitchen is another Dallas example. Fort Worth's Righteous Foods is also focused on lower-calorie options.

Hungry? Here's more D-FW restaurant news.

You won't be able to get s'more s'mores once Tillman's Roadhouse in Fort Worth closes.

You won't be able to get s'more s'mores once Tillman's Roadhouse in Fort Worth closes.

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