Tributary – A Stream or Creek that Feeds the River

Tributary Café – feeds the people who love our Trinity River

This river themed Southern Style restaurant is located in newly revitalized River East, just 3 minutes northeast of downtown. Tributary Café offers fresh seafood, hand cut steaks, and traditional southern fare in non-traditional fashion. Saturday and Sunday Brunch, indoor and outdoor seating, and a full bar can be enjoyed in this circa 1940’s bungalow. Catering and event space also available.


Tributary Cafe is our ode to the Trinity River.  Here you can relax and enjoy fine southern cuisine in a fun and casual atmosphere.  Traditional favorites and new creations are prepared from scratch daily in a place that could be anywhere, maybe even down where our river meets the Gulf, but most certainly in the South.  Our Tributary family works to ensure quality, flavor, and hospitality while indulging our passion for creativity and imagination.  We proudly serve the freshest seafood in town, hand-cut steaks, Cajun and Creole comfort food, craft beers, and a unique selection of wines that won’t break the bank.

Y’all come on in and let us cook you up somethin’ special!

Cindy and Roney Wheeler

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Phone: (817) 744-8255

Email: info@tributarycafe.com

Tuesday thru Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am – 9:30pm
Saturday: 10am–9:30pm
Sunday: 10am–3pm
Monday: Closed

Chef Cindy Crowder-Wheeler

Cindy Crowder-Wheeler is a talented chef and restaurant proprietor who infuses her cuisine at Tributary Cafe in Fort Worth with a distinctive fusion of tastes from the Gulf Coast and New Orleans. She has a passion for seafood and only uses the freshest fish and shrimp from different parts of Louisiana, so her meals are flavorful and genuine.

Cindy Crowder


Wheeler’s broad background managing well-known eateries like Nonna Tata and working at upscale locations like Neiman Marcus’ Zodiac Room demonstrates her passion for the culinary business. She has spent years experimenting and perfecting her skill while owning her own Creola Café in Waxahachie, which has given her a deep grasp of how to combine spices and ingredients to make recipes that would leave her clients drooling. Cindy Crowder-Wheeler continues to demonstrate her love and skill for cooking at Tributary Cafe by providing a distinctive dining experience that is likely to please even the most discriminating eaters.

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Toast & Jam with Tributary Cafe’s Cindy Wheeler and The Pour Brothers