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About

A Western Roots Oasis, Just Outside the City

Fort Worth has changed quite a bit over the years, but at Shady Oak Barbeque & Grill we embrace the traditions that have made Fort Worth the gateway to the West. Our slow smoked barbeque specialties and our classic Texas cuisine are all served from the historic stone barn we built our restaurant around. Whether eating inside the comfort of our dining room, or joining us on the grass lawn on the Big Fossil Creek and enjoying some live music, we look forward to serving you and yours very soon.

The Stone Barn

Shady Oak’s home, the old stone barn at Big Fossil Creek, was built in 1937 by Eugene Sergi (1895-1971), an Italian immigrant who came to America at the age of sixteen to accompany his two brothers and a sister back to Italy. Sergi liked life in America, and when the United States entered World War I, he applied for United States citizenship and joined the US Army. After the war, Sergi returned to Fort Worth, where he owned and operated the Roma Stone Company, having learned the stonemasonry trade from his father and grandfather in Italy.

The stone barn was originally built for James North, who once served as editor of the Fort Worth Star Telegram. The barn is constructed of native limestone. Its rustic appearance comes from the random arrangement of many sizes and shapes of stone pieced together by hand.

For many years, the barn stood alone beside the beautiful Big Fossil Creek. Now, with Fort Worth surrounding it, the distinctive building has found a new purpose as the home of Shady Oak Barbeque & Grill.

Shady Oak Today

The stone barn was purchased by local restauranteur Chris Carroll in the 1990’s, and after building a restaurant around the original barn, Shady Oak Barbeque & Grill opened to the public in 2002. A sister restaurant to the Spring Creek Barbeque concept located throughout the state, Shady Oak continues to serve slow smoked Texas barbeque and grilled specialties to our guests at the historic stone barn.  In 2010, Shady Oak began hosting local Texas musicians on the grassy lawn on the banks of Big Fossil Creek, and a schedule of upcoming performances can be found here. We look forward to hosting you soon!

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