local guide || explore wichita falls
Do you want to know our favorite part of having a store in Wichita Falls, Texas? We get to meet people from all over the world! Our community is blessed to be home to Sheppard Air Force Base, which brings in people from all over our country & others, not to mention all the people that travel through here to visit other areas of the state. It’s almost unavoidable. We love when our local customers come in to the store with visiting family and friends.
When we opened our doors over five years ago, we decided to make a conscious effort to support the small businesses of our community. Ryan and I have always been drawn to the local scene—the hole in the wall restaurant with amazing food and even friendlier service. I like to shop places that make me feel welcome and seen, and I love getting to know the owners, waiters, and team that make a business thrive.
This guide was created by request. We have heard you ask over and over for our favorite places in Wichita Falls. I’ve handed out so many sticky notes with the locations & phone numbers of my “go-to” spots illegibly scribbled down, and last weekend I even gave a complete stranger my cell phone number in case they had any more questions.
This is NOT a complete guide to Wichita Falls. This is a guide Ryan and I put together with the help of our team to let you in on the places we visit frequently and have grown to love.
If you are visiting Wichita Falls, Texas and stumble across this blog post, I encourage to try out our favorite places below! You can also visit the City of Wichita Falls official website, the Visitors Bureau website, and Choose Wichita Falls website for more info.
8TH ST COFFEE HOUSE | directions - cobb salad sandwich on pretzel bun
B COCOA | directions - artisan chocolates + handcrafted treats
THE BURRITO SHOP | directions - beef combo + chicken combo
CASA MANAÑA | directions - red tacos + chalupas
EL NORTEÑO ON WHEELS | directions - $1 street tacos on thursdays
GIDGET’S SANDWICH SHACK | directions - chicken salad + tomato basil soup
THE GYPSY KIT | directions - all the tacos + kimchi fries + sriracha mayo
HALF PINT TAPROOM | directions - pizza + cold brew
HIBISCUS CAFE | directions - gyro plate + chocolate cake
THE HIGHLANDER PUBLIC HOUSE | directions - fish & chips
HOOK & LADDER | directions - flatbreads + wine
KARAT BAR & BISTRO | directions - amazing brunch + dinner
McBRIDE’S STEAKHOUSE | directions - steak
ODD DUCK ROASTERY | directions - coffee + power bites & oatmeal + crepes
OPA’S SCHNITZEL HAUS | directions - pretzel + schnitzel
P2 | directions - spicy red draw “the special” + fried pickles
PAT’S DRIVE INN | directions - landmark burger joint with diner vibes
PELICAN | directions - steak + seafood
PRINE’S BBQ | directions - chopped bbq with relish + banana pudding
PROGRESS & PROVISIONS | directions - korean fried chicken sandwich
PROGRESS & PROVISIONS inside Wichita Falls Brewing Co. | directions
RONNIE’S BURGERS | directions - burgers + hot dogs + milkshakes
SALT & PEPPER | directions - upscale mediterranean
SAMURAI OF TOKYO | directions - hibachi + sushi
STONE OVEN PIZZA | directions - all the pizza
ALLEY CAT VINTAGE MERCANTILE | directions - thrift / antique
THE BIKE STOP | directions - bikes + cycling gear
ENDURANCE HOUSE | directions - cycling + running
FASHION GARAGE | directions - great vintage finds downtown
THE GALLERY FRAME SHOPPE | directions - home goods + framing
PICKER’S UNIVERSE | directions - thrift / antique
REGENERATION BOUTIQUE | directions - clothing + furniture
SEWN CLOTHING GALLERY | directions - contemporary clothing
WARBONNET RECORDS | directions - record store
DRINKS + LIVE MUSIC
6TH STREET WINERY | directions - check for live music on the weekends
8TH STREET COFFEE HOUSE | directions - coffee + relaxed atmosphere
COLLECTIVE COFFEE | directions - coffee + adult beverages
THE DUCK COFFEE CO. | directions - coffee roastery + tasting room
FRANK & JOE’S COFFEE HOUSE | directions - coffee + creative beverages
GYPSY UNCORKED | directions - beer + wine
HALF PINT TAPROOM | directions - great beer selection
THE IRON HORSE PUB | directions - full bar + live music every weekend
P2 | directions - daily specials + outdoor patio
WICHITA FALLS BREWING CO | directions - family favorite! kid-friendly + local beer
OTHER THINGS TO TRY OUT
DOWNTOWN FARMER’S MARKET | directions - Tu, Th, Sat: 7:30am-1pm
BALANCE | directions - yoga studio + barre + pilates
WICHITA MOUNTAINS + MEDICINE PARK | directions - worth the drive!
CIRCLE TRAIL - over 20 miles of concrete trail connecting Lake Wichita + Lucy Park + Wichita Bluff nature area. Downtown access to Circle Trail, at the end of Indiana Ave at Block Division trail access is on your left: Grab your bike or scooter and upon access turn right. Within a half mile you will see the sign for the original falls. If you turn Left at this trail head you will reach the new Falls in about a mile.
RIVER BEND NATURE CENTER | directions - butterfly conservatory + great for kids!
LAKE WICHITA PARK | directions - see Murphy's Mound, Lake Wichita Boardwalk
SKATE PARK on Maurine Street | directions