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The Dining Guide: The Best Restaurants in Collin County, TX.

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Best Restaurants – Asian Fusion

These are the best restaurants in the area for enjoying asian fusion cuisine.

Burning Rice
A new Korean restaurant specializing in Bibimbap, mixed rice with meat and assorted vegetables.
5020 State Hwy., The Colony | 469.525.2445 $$ 

Chasu Kitchen
Modern, counter-serve spot for rice or noodle bowls and wraps.
2100 Dallas Pkwy., #130, Plano | 972.378.5055

The Chinese Neighbor
True Chinese-American fusion with dumpling burgers, brisket fried rice, and Flamin’ Hot Cheeto chili wontons. 750 Richland Blvd, Prosper | 972.433.1088

Red Hot Chilli Pepper
A fresh Indo-Chinese restaurant with a great menu.
8549 Gaylord Pkwy., Frisco | 469.362.6555 $$ 

Secret Recipe
An Asian fusion restaurant with Malaysian and Singaporean influences.
2304 Coit Rd., Plano | 972.519.0001 $

Tiger Asian Bowl 
Modern Asian counter serve offering spiced-to-order noodle & rice bowls, plus wings and sushi.
508 W. McDermott Dr. #110, Allen | 972.747.0227 $$

Plano Sokongdong Tofu
A no-fuss Korean restaurant with consistently good food.
240 Legacy Dr., Plano | 972.517.8889 $

Elegant, colorful Asian-fusion destination for creative Japanese and Thai hot-pot cooking, open late.
2380 N. Central Expy., Plano | 972.422.9998 $$ 

Best Restaurants for Barbecue

These are the best restaurants in the area for enjoying barbecue.

Big Ray’s BBQ
Cozy, family-run eatery serving BBQ, baked potatoes and desserts in a low-key, rustic space.
400 E. Main St., Allen | 972.649.6242 $

Good Union Urban BBQ
A barbecue joint in CityLine with the laid-back attitude of a bar.
1150 State St. #150, Richardson | 469.913.4890 $

Hard Eight Barbecue
Texas-style barbecue straight from the smoke pit paired with homestyle sides in a rustic, cafeteria-style setup.
5300 TX-121, The Colony | 972.625.8888 $$

Hutchins BBQ
A local McKinney favorite for all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet in a casual setting. Perfect for families and other large groups.
1301 N. Tennessee St., McKinney | 972.548.2629 || 9225 Preston Rd., Frisco | 972.377.2046 $$ 

Intrinsic Smokehouse Brewery + BBQ Catering
Housemade beer and soda, plus Texas-style BBQ served in a funky, industrial-chic environment.
509 W. State St., Garland | 972.272.2400 $$

Local Yocal BBQ and Grill
Grass-fed, ranch-to-restaurant burgers, barbecue and much more from the same people behind the McKinney farmer’s market.
350 E. Louisiana St., McKinney | 469.225.0800 $$

Lockhart Smokehouse
Downtown Plano’s beloved barbecue stop, Lockhart’s pitmasters serve quality smoked meats, sausages and pay-by-weight ribs with a full bar in a casual setting. Visit or call for details on catering. 1026 E. 15th St., Plano | 972.516.8900 $$

Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q
Brisket, ribs and sides served up cafeteria-style in a no-frills setting with indoor picnic tables.
9828 Dallas Pkwy., Frisco | 972.712.7839

Ten50 BBQ
Richardson’s favorite for Hill Country-style hickory-smoked brisket and ribs served with a side of Texas hospitality. Ten50 is both good for lunch and a great after-work hangout with a cool vibe and a down-to-earth atmosphere.
1050 N. Central Expy., Richardson | 972.234.1050 $

Tender Smokehouse
Acclaimed BBQ eatery with a patio serving traditional Texas-style smoked meats, sandwiches and sides.
224 W. Pecan St., Celina | 469.202.3000 $$

Woody B’s Barbecue
Mom-and-pop shop selling packaged, heat-and-eat wood-smoked barbecue along with homestyle sides.
1980 Nantucket Dr., Richardson | 214.295.2892 $

Best Restaurants for Breakfast

These are the best restaurants in the area for enjoying breakfast and/or brunch.

Allen Cafe  
Casual joint offering American eats such as burgers and fried chicken, plus breakfast all day.
302 E. Main St., Allen | 972.747.0151 $

Barney’s Brunch House
Cozy comfort food in Frisco.
5480 FM423 #700, Frisco | 214.494.6363 $

Bread Winners Cafe and Bakery
With fresh pastries and legendary dishes like Normandy French Toast, Bread Winners Cafe is an institution.
4021 Preston Rd., Plano | 972.312.9300 $

Eddie’s Diner
Family-owned diner for all-day breakfast, plus burgers, sandwiches and salads at lunch. 4709 W. Parker Rd. #425, Plano | 469.931.2353 $

Eggsellent Cafe
A local Frisco breakfast outpost with an awesome name and huge burgers. With fried eggs, because breakfast.
12388 FM423, Frisco | 469.362.6770

First Watch
Cafe chain for health-minded breakfast, brunch and lunch options such as omelets, salads and soups.
3131 Custer Rd., #170, Plano | 972.312.8828  || 5404 Preston Rd., Frisco | 469.362.5500 || 930 E. Campbell Rd. Richardson | 972.234.3447

J’s Breakfast & Burgers
Longtime greasy spoon serving classic breakfasts and other comfort fare 24/7 in a no-frills space.
14925 Midway Rd., #105, Addison | 972.239.7619 $

Breakfast at lily’s cafe plano’s only guatemalan restaurant

Lily’s Cafe
A unique Plano hole-in-the-wall with a comfortable sit-down atmosphere and American, Mexican, and Guatemalan breakfast and lunch options.
3100 Independence Pkwy., Plano | 972.312.9732 $

Little Gus Café
A local go-to for All-American quality breakfast foods, with a menu of over 200 items including particularly good breakfast potatoes and gyros. 6905 Coit Rd., #106, Plano I 972.208.0022 $ (EP) 

Maple Street Biscuit Company
Casual cafe serving biscuit sandwiches and Southern sides for breakfast and lunch.
3288 Main St. #111, Frisco | 469.803.5334 $$

Sunview Cafe  
A little family-oriented local diner with good breakfast and lunch.
939 W. Stacy Rd., Allen | 972.954.7400 $

Pancakes at the aussie grind in frisco | all photography by samantha marie

The Aussie Grind
The Australian-style brunch restaurant offers a coffee and a brunch menu featuring traditional Australian dishes.
3930 Preston Rd. Ste. 120, Frisco | 469.428.0966

Best Restaurants for Burgers

These are the best restaurants in the area for enjoying burgers

Baker’s Drive-In 
A true original, Baker’s Drive-In has a wide variety of burgers, patty melts, po’boys and more near downtown McKinney.
1001 S. McDonald St., McKinney | 972.542.4050 $$ (EP)

Chip’s Hamburgers
Outpost of popular Dallas joint for old-fashioned burgers including a menu for Lil’ Chippers.
5840-5876 TX-121, Plano | 214.297.2323

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Grub Burger
An upscale Dallas favorite for signature, high-quality burgers, bowls and adult milkshakes in an urban setting. Originally from College Station, Grub Burger focuses on simple recipes made with top-quality ingredients.
8255 Preston Rd., #300, Plano | 972.535.5157 $

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Craft burgers and house-made fries. Don’t forget to order sassy sauce.
5100 Belt Line Rd., #502, Addison | 972.387.2337 $$ 

The toddzilla at jc’s burger house

JC’s Burgers
A classic local fixture for down-to-earth, diner-style burgers and homestyle fries. Home of the Toddzilla burger challenge.
2919 W. 15th St., Plano | 972.612.2121 || 4135 Belt Line Rd., #100, Addison | 972.239.2740 || 8612 Preston Rd., Ste. 107, Plano | 972.384.1940 || 335 Central Expy., Allen | 214.495.9090 | 6840 Virginia Pkwy, #100, McKinney | 972.984.1717

The brisket burger at kenny’s burger joint

Kenny’s Burger Joint
Classic American burgers, bacon wrapped jalapeños and cheese fries. A popular spot for casual dining.
5809 Preston Rd., #588, Plano | 972.378.0999 $ II 1377 Legacy Dr., #120, Frisco I 214.618.8001

King & Cardinal 
Very vegetarian-friendly restaurant with veggie burgers, lamb burgers and paneer burgers. 14550 TX-121 Ste. 160, Frisco | 469.731.1002

LA Burger
Asian fusion burgers with legendary bulgogi-glazed patties, kimchi and uniquely delicious buns. 
3216 E. Hebron Pkwy., Carrollton | 972.245.0505 ||  2000 N. Plano Rd., Richardson | 469.547.2717 $$

The baby bella burger at liberty burger

Liberty Burger
Local chain outpost supplying high-end burgers plus salads and sides in spare but stylish digs.
824 W. Stacy Rd. #800, Allen | 972.727.2222

Olive Burger
Quick-serve outpost offers a variety of gourmet burgers and toppings, plus hearty sandwiches.
2129 W, Parker Rd. #301, Plano | 972.479.9722 $

Rodeo goat’s sugar burger

Rodeo Goat
Rodeo Goat’s sassy, inventive burgers have all sorts of toppings from grilled peaches to blackberry preserves and candied bacon.
641 Powell Ln., Plano | 469.409.4628 $$ 

Shake Shack
New York’s viral burger joint now serves ShackBurgers, crinkle-cut fries and Emporium Pies at Legacy West.
7401 Windrose Ave., Plano | 972.665.7175 $  

Sky Rocket Burger
A shoebox diner with checkerboard tile, a rocket mural, and wholesome burgers on toasted buns with all the fixin’s.
7877 Frankford Rd. #101B, Dallas | 469.863.7090 $ (EP)

Square Burger
Grass-fed beef burgers, craft brews and other locally sourced American fare in a loft-like space.
115 N. Kentucky St., McKinney | 972.542.0185 $$ 

The Grind Burger Bar and Tap Room
The Grind serves chef-driven burgers, wings, chicken sandwiches and brunch, wine, cocktails and beer on tap.
7500 Stacy Rd. Ste. 150, McKinney | 469.631.7330 $$ 

The One and Only Burger
A simple menu of burgers, hot dogs and basic sandwiches served in a bright, spare setting. 1330 N. McDonald St., McKinney | 469.678.5002 $$  

The “vegabond,” a chickpea, black bean, brown rice and quinoa patty with sliced avocado and sriracha on a wheat bun. At twisted root burger co. – opening soon in downtown plano

Twisted Root Burger Co.
A favorite for buffalo and beef burgers and homemade pickles. Check out their monthly specials on Facebook.
1111 S. Main St., Carrollton | 214.449.8498 $

Village Burger Bar
A trendy Legacy pick for build-your-own burgers, paninis and salads. Look out for the Champagne and Cheddar Burger made with real champagne in the sauce.
5700 Legacy Dr., #5a, Plano | 972.801.2772 $

Best Restaurants – Cafés

These are the best restaurants in the area which could also be described as cafes.

Bill Smith Cafe
Mom-n-pop making homestyle eats such as chicken-fried steak, pancakes and homemade pies since 1956.
1510 W. University Dr., McKinney | 972.542.5331 $  

Bluebird Cottage and Café 
Quiet spot with breakfast, sandwiches, soups, specialty espresso coffee and pastries made from scratch.
3711 FM 1461, McKinney 469.450.8855

Chocolate Angel Café & Tearoom
A nostalgic cafe and afternoon tea served in a vintage setting with Southern hospitality.
800 N. Central Expy., Plano | 972.904.9597 $$ 

Depot Cafe
Comfort food and homemade desserts served breakfast to dinner at a family-owned, train-themed cafe.
6733 Main St., Frisco | 972.377.0707

Didi downtown’s outdoor patio in frisco. | courtesy of didi downtown’s facebook page.

Didi’s Downtown
Sweet neighborhood spot with breakfast, lunch and dinner in a welcoming atmosphere, from Owner and Chef Scott Hoffner.
7210 W. Main St., Frisco | 469.888.4020 $$ 

Fifth Street Patio and Cafe
Bright red-walled dining room produces eclectic American comfort food with global inspirations.
8621 5th St., Frisco | 972.377.3483 $$

Hugs Café
The friendliest restaurant in Collin County, changing hearts one hug at a time.
224 E. Virginia St., McKinney | 469.301.6900 $$ 

Sweet treats from Ogi’s European Bakery and Deli | Photo by Samantha Marie

Ogi’s European Bakery and Deli
European sandwiches, sausages, cakes and authentic pastries in a locally-owned deli. Try the reuben.
1651 W. Eldorado Pkwy., Mckinney | 972.548.9594 $

Spoons Café
Classic American fare, plus weekly live music in a historic building with sidewalk seats.
100 E. Louisiana St., Mckinney | 972.548.6900 $$ 

Burger at toasted walnut in celina | photo by samantha marie

Toasted Walnut
Toasted Walnut Table and Market serves gourmet sandwiches and home decor with Magnolia Market vibes and Dublin grape soda.
304 W. Walnut St., Celina | 469.202.3110 $$

Tulla Patisserie & Cafe
Quiet French patisserie and cafe with excellent croissants and coffee.
12020 Teel Pkwy. #102, Frisco | 469.535.3808 $$

UP Inspired Kitchen
Carefully sourced ingredients for egg dishes, salads, bowls and burgers in quick-serve setting.
5285 Dallas Pkwy., Frisco | 469.579.4197 $$

Best Restaurants – Cajun

These are the best restaurants in the area for enjoying cajun cuisine.

Half Shells
A casual and fun chain outpost serving Cajun-inspired seafood with daily specials.
5800 Legacy Dr., Plano | 469.241.1300 $

New Orleans food like fried shrimp, gravy fries and gumbo, opened by a Louisiana family who missed good cajun food.
360 Stonebrook Pkwy., Ste. 100 Frisco | 972.364.7522 $$ 

A cajun restaurant that offers an array of Louisiana crawfish, seafood, gumbo, po’boys and beignets.
8075 FM 423, Ste. 120, Frisco | 214.494.2847 $

Tasty Tails
A Louisiana seafood restaurant in a fast casual environment.
100 S. Central Expy. #21, Richardson, | 214.377.8603 $$

The Green Gator Frisco
Cajun eats served in laid-back digs with a roomy bar, large TVs and a patio for weekly jazz brunches.
5566 Main St. #110, Frisco | 214.618.2334 $$

Shrimp boil at bongo beaux’s in celina | all photography by sam marie

Bongo Beaux’s
Bright and bold decor abound at this Celina diner serving classic cajun such as gumbo, crawfish pies, blackened catfish and crawfish etouffee.
218 W. Walnut St. Celina | bongobeauxs.com

Candy Shops

Blooms Candy & Soda Pop Shop
Whimsical, retro candy and soda store with a huge selection that includes taffy, bulk sweets and gifts. 1106 W. Main St., Carrollton | 972.416.5230 $

Dude, Sweet Chocolate
Chef Katherine Clapner’s wildly original stop for unpretentious artisan fudge, truffles, toffees, drinking chocolate and more.
408 W. Eighth St., Dallas | 214.943.5943 $$

Goodies Texas
Treat shop offering chocolates, fudge, pralines and other goodies, plus retro games and novelty items.
14 N. Tennessee St., McKinney | 972.542.3040 $$

Hey Sugar
Colorful parlor offering ice cream, candy and chocolates, plus a gazebo and yard for parties. 111 S. Oak St., Roanoke | 682.831.9900 $$

Isabelly’s Chocolates & Sweet Treats
A sweet local chocolate shop and cakeballery with wine and chocolate pairings and tea time. 200 E. Main St., Richardson | 972.803.4360 $$

Lolli and Pops
Elegant outpost of an inventive candy shop with a huge selection of gummy candies and fashionable themed collections.
2601 Preston Rd., Frisco | 469.362.5707 $$

Mom and Popcorn

Local shop offering nostalgic candy, more than 45 flavors of specialty popcorn and glass-bottle sodas.
215 E. Louisiana St., McKinney | 866.542.7605 $

Texas Toffee
A unique family approach to toffee with Texas twists. Try the cinnamon toffee. 2963 W. 15th St. Plano | 800.599.2133

Best Restaurants – Caribbean

These are the best restaurants in the area for enjoying Caribbean cuisine.

Taste of the Islands
Expect everything from Jamaican Jerk Chicken and patties to curried goat and fried sweet plantains at this casual eatery.
909 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano I 972.517.5900 $

The Island Spot
Family-run go-to for authentic Jamaican cuisine including jerk-chicken dishes and tropical. 2661 Midway Rd. #105, Carrollton | 972.447.7000 $

Sharing platter at the latin pig in plano | image by cori baker

The Latin Pig
Colorful, unassuming strip-mall cafe with a menu of Cuban and Puerto Rican favorites. 3131 Custer Rd. #165, Plano | 972.985.9760 $

Best Restaurants – Casual

These are the best restaurants in the area for a casual vibe.

Angel Chicken Kitchen
Fast-casual chicken sandwiches, bowls, salads, and biscuits and more, street-food style. 7632 Campbell Rd., Dallas | 972.707.0977 $

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Dog Haus
Gourmet hot dogs in Richardson.
7402, 744 S. Central Expy. #210, Richardson | 214.935.9121 $$

E.J. Wills Gastropub
A casual McKinney pub with trivia nights, brunch, live music, Dirty Wings, Shrimp Po Boy Tacos, and a little PlantPure Certified vegan menu.
1910 N. Stonebridge Dr. Ste. 100, McKinney | 214.592.0145 $$

E. B. Latin Bistro
Fresh, casual Latin food. Their specialty is paella. Don’t miss the paella. 
6505 W. Park Blvd. Ste #136, Plano | 469.892.5531 $$

Elke’s Market Cafe
A friendly neighborhood market and cafe with salads and sandwiches, as well as dips, cakes and premade meals.
105 N. Greenville Ave. #6, Allen | 214.495.0200 $$

Fred’s Downtown Philly
A casual local counter-serve chain serving Philly cheesesteaks, burgers, hoagies, crab fries, mozzarella sticks, hot wings and more.
2229 W. 15th St., Plano | 972.596.1028 $

The patio at katy trail | by cori baker

Katy Trail Outpost
An Austin-style beer garden with a shaded, enclosed patio which is extremely dog-friendly. It’s the perfect destination to enjoy a drink in the sunshine and relax.
4700 W. Park Blvd., Plano | 972.599.9000 $ 

Lucy’s on the Square 
Quintessential diner, with longhorn heads on the walls, country music on the radio, fried pickles, and coconut cream pie.
127 N. Ohio St., Celina | 972.382.1212 $

Mr. G’s Deli
Zagat-rated sandwich shop located inside a Spec’s liquor store. Try their famous turkey reuben.
1453 Coit Rd., Plano | 972.867.2821 $

Neighborhood Nosh
A newer, healthier kind of fast-casual convenience store with snacks, salads, smoothies, paninis, and espresso.
4100 S. Ridge Rd., McKinney |  469.855.5649

The Yard
Under a towering canopy of old oaks, The Yard serves classic backyard grub, frozen margaritas and ping pong tables.
107 S. Church St., McKinney | 469.631.0035 $$

Scotty P’s  
Scotty P’s is a family owned and operated restaurant that serves cook-to-order meals prepared with only the freshest ingredients.
109 Central Expwy., #501, Allen | 214.547.9010 || 2929 Custer Rd., #300, Plano | 972.398.9595 || 2950 Craig Dr., #304, McKinney | 972.548.0795 || 5110 Eldorado Pkwy., #300, Frisco | 972.377.7070 $$

Salmon at true food restaurant, legacy west | image by cori baker

True Food Kitchen
Bright, vibrant scratch kitchen and bar with fresh, healthy dining options and a covered patio.
7601 Windrose Ave., Plano | 214.291.9591 $$ 

Woody’s Sports Restaurant 
Family-owned sports bar in Frisco. Free kid’s meal with purchase of an adult entree valued at $8 or more Sunday-Thursday.
307 W. Main St., Ste. 105, Frisco | 214.872.4943 $

Best Restaurants – Cocktail Bars/Pubs

These are the best restaurants in the area with a cocktail/pub vibe.

32 Degree Rooftop Bar
A rooftop ice bar above Urban Crust, enjoy all the best of Urban Crust’s menu with fine cocktails and a view over downtown Plano.
1006 E. 15th St., Plano | 972.509.1400 $$ 

Pan-seared salmon at bottled in bond, frisco | image by brandon hurd

Bottled in Bond
A speakeasy-style cocktail bar and New American restaurant with Caribbean twists.
5285 Ste. 420, Dallas Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75034 | 469.731.5410 $$ (EP)

The Brass Tap Allen  
Festive pub with a patio offering myriad beer options, wine and TVs tuned to sports plus live music. 2540 N. Watters Rd. #180, Allen | 972.752.0655 $$ 

CRÚ Food & Wine Bar 
Relaxed, Napa-style wine-bar chain serving New American fare, stone-fired pizzas and cheese plates.
7201 Bishop Rd., Plano  | 972.312.9463 || 842 Watters Creek Blvd., Allen | 972.908.2532 $$$ 

Dempsey’s Place  
Relaxed bar with a selection of local McKinney beers.
310 E. Louisiana St., McKinney | 214.842.8811 $

Eight 11 place in frisco | photo by brandon hurd

Eight 11 Place
Cozy wine bar with choice pub food, cocktails and live music nights in a chill ambiance with a patio.
7080 Main St., Frisco | 469.888.4037 $$ 

Fillmore Pub
Downtown Plano’s favorite British-style pub with fish and chips and British beers.
1004 E. 15th St., Plano | 972.423.2400 $

The Ginger Man
Serves a vast selection of beers, including seasonal and specialty offerings.
7205 Bishop Rd., Ste. E1, Plano | 469.814.8299 $

Holy Grail Pub
A laidback bar with over 150 beers and bar bites, Holy Grail Pub has excellent food and beers not found elsewhere.
8240 Preston Rd., #150, Plano | 972.377.6633 $

Landon Winery  
A local winery with sophisticated tastings.
101 N. Kentucky St., McKinney | 972.542.3030 $$$

Love & War in Texas
A western roadhouse, Love & War serves excellent southwestern cuisine and features live music on the patio every weekend.
601 E. Plano Pkwy., Plano | 972.422.6201 $

Triple-ms explosion at pepper smash, the shops at legacy, plano | photo by cori baker

Pepper Smash Cocktail Kitchen
An innovative place for craft cocktails run by mixologists, the only bar in the area where house-made cotton candy and liquid nitrogen are regularly featured on the menu.
7200 Bishop Rd., Plano | 972.943.0499 $$

Ringo’s Pub
A sports bar with a unique selection of interesting beers, Ringo’s is a great place to watch the game.
5865 Kincaid Rd., Plano | 469.229.9103 $

Sambuca 360
A New American party spot for drinks, light appetizers and dancing. Local, live bands play by the dance floor.
7200 Bishop Rd., #270, Plano | 469.467.3393 $

Scruffy Duffies
A favorite for live music, beer, pizza and wings, Scruffy Duffies is a popular weekend destination.
5865 Kincaid Rd., E8, Plano | 972.312.9321 $

Uncork’d Bar & Grill
Lots of burgers and a wide range of wines, beer and liquors at this McKinney outpost of an Amarillo original.
301 N. Custer Rd., Ste. 190, McKinney | 214.592.8841 $$

Zin Zen Wine Bistro  
Wine bar offering New American bites and brunch in warm, sofa-driven decor with a patio and live tunes.
6841 Virginia Pkwy. # 104, McKinney | 972.547.4620 $$$ 

Coffee Shops

1418 Coffeehouse
Downtown Plano’s original artisan coffee shop selling Oak Cliff coffee and Emporium Pies.
1418 K Ave., Plano | 214.738.5664 $

Cafe Bohemia
A cute hole-in-the-wall with a creative menu and live acoustic music on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
2320 Los Rios Blvd., #105, Plano | 214.440.6057

Caffe Promenade
Espresso, pastries and breakfast sandwiches all made fresh at this down-to-earth hangout. 600 E. Bethany Dr., Ste. 100, Allen | 214.383.4771

Coffee del Rey
A Plano roaster selling specialty blends and single origin coffees roasted in small batches, plus premium teas. 1915 N. Central Expy., #340, Plano | 469.534.5752

Duino Coffee
An Italy-inspired coffee shop with locally roasted craft coffee drinks, great eats, local art and live music. 650 Stacy Rd. Ste. 200, McKinney | 469.424.0050 $ (N)

Craft coffee and pour overs are available at McKinney’s most serious coffee house. 218 E. Louisiana St., McKinney | 469.219.8300

Karmic Grounds
Both a coffee and tea specialty house plus a bar, with local brews on tap, among other beverages. 3033 Ohio Dr. Ste. 1000, Frisco | 469.912.0660 $$ (N)

McKinney Coffee Company
A cute, local cafe with coffee, tea, pastries and more, found at Stonebridge Ranch. 1910 N. Stonebridge Dr., McKinney | 214.592.0146 $$ (N)

Mochas & Javas
Cafe and bakery with outdoor seats serving coffee, plus a range of ready-made and custom-order goodies. 11660 Legacy Dr., Frisco | 214.705.9600 $

Mudleaf coffee in plano | photo by rosie delacruz

Mudleaf Coffee
Seattle-style coffee shop with specials like Wedding Cake Lattes and iced London Fogs. 3100 Independence Pkwy., Plano | 469.931.2233 $ (N)

Nerdvana Coffeehouse
A cool hangout with board games, locally-roasted coffee, tea, pressed juices and sandwiches.
5757 Main St., #111, Frisco | 214.618.8130

Snug on the Square
A cute coffeehouse in downtown Mckinney with a dog-friendly porch.
109 N. Kentucky St., McKinney | 972.548.7684

Summer Moon
Serving wood-fired coffee with a dash of their signature seven-ingredient secret moon milk. 6943 Main St., Frisco, TX 75034 | 469.893.5007

The Nest Cafe
A quick, creative option for fresh food and great coffee.
7777 Warren Pkwy., #325, Frisco | 469.579.4790

The Lounge Coffee and Tea Bar
A Frisco coffee shop with Oak Cliff coffee, loose-leaf tea and locally baked pastries.
2552 Stonebrook Pkwy. Ste. B200 Frisco | 214.705.010

Wattage Coffee Company
A coffee shop with high quality, European-styled coffee made with Texas-based roasted coffee beans.
129 S. Tennessee St., McKinney | 972.548.9771 $

Inside of xo coffee company in plano. | courtesy of xo coffee company’s facebook page.

XO Coffee Company
A cute coffee shop in downtown Plano serving craft coffee and gourmet food for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.
1023 E. 15th St., Plano | 972.212.4318 $  

Best Restaurants – Dessert Shops

Beard Papa’s 
Shop selling a variety of desserts, including cream puffs, which come with filling flavors like honey butter, green tea and vanilla.
2301 N. Central Expy. Ste. 158 Plano | 972.703.3677 $

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Better than Sex Dessert Bar
A full-service dessert-only restaurant that with chocolate and caramel rimmed wines, beers and cocktails, and elaborate cheesecakes, torts, and pies. 1010 E. 15th St., Plano | 469.925.5141 $$ 

Emporium Pies
McKinney’s go-to spot for upscale house-made pies in unique and often seasonal flavors. Take special note of the Smooth Operator chocolate pie.
107 S. Tennessee St., McKinney | 214.491.1577

Grapevine bakeshop is known for scratch-made desserts plus select savory items—and pie bingo every Wednesday night.
520 S. Main St., #200, Grapevine | 817.400.7437 $

Kilwins plano at the shops at legacy | photo by david downs

Founded by Don and Katy Kilwin in 1947 in Petoskey, Michigan, Kilwins is famous for their Mackinac Island Fudge and “original recipe” sea salt caramel ice cream.
7161 Bishop Rd., Plano | 469.298.0941 $

MeLisa’s Pies
Chocolate cream and key lime are available daily alongside coconut cream, banana cream and other classic flavors in mini and full-size. 3805 Main St., The Colony | 469.294.0881 $

Order pies by the slice or whole like blueberry cheesecake pie, cherry jalapeño pie, White Chocolate Macadamia Brownie pie.
2441 Goldfinch Ln., Garland | 469.573.8756 $

Reverie Bakeshop
Vegan bakery making classic treats in creative ways. A variety of gluten-free and dairy-free options available.
1930 N. Coit Rd., Richardson | 972.238.7511 $

Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery
Local chain with rotating 16 daily cupcake flavors, homemade ice cream, cupcake shakes, cupcakes-in-a-jar and more.
5999 Custer Rd. #115, Frisco | 972.668.0222 || 1101 S. Preston Rd., Ste. 20 Prosper |  469.715.6200 $

Everyone’s favorite cupcake, ice cream and cookie shop is now a part of Legacy West. Take note of the Red Velvet Waffle Cone.
7500 Windrose Ave., Plano | 469.969.0171

Sugar Ray’s Bake Shop
A locally-owned cupcake and macaroon shop with a wide selection of ever-changing flavors including peach cobbler, pumpkin and more.
4021 Preston Rd., Plano | 972.403.9200 $  

Sugar & Spice
A local favorite with delectable cakes and pies. Sugar & Spice also has an exceptional lunch menu.
Parkway Plaza, 3115 W. Parker Rd., #550, Plano | 972.964.1111 $

One of the cutest ice cream shops! | photo courtesy of sweet daze dessert bar on facebook

Sweet Daze Dessert Bar
Unicorn donuts, Galaxy Donuts, Fruity Pebbles soft serve, bubble tea, matcha and more, newly opened in Richardson.
581 W. Campbell Rd., #127, Richardson | 972.707.7295

Best Restaurants – Filipino

These are the best restaurants in the area for enjoying Filipino fusion cuisine.

Kainan Sa Laguna
Family owned Filipino restaurant serving traditional food such as ginisang ampalaya, fried talong and beef bistek.
909 W. Spring Creek Pkwy. Ste. 450, Plano | 469.931.2667 $

Luvie’s Fil-Asian
Clean, unpretentious Filipino food done right. Try the Lechon Kawali and Halo Halo.
280 Legacy Dr., Plano | 972.468.2888 $

Best Restaurants – French

Bonnie Ruth’s Neighborhood Bistro
Casual yet stylish dining from fine French pastries to traditional onion soup, crepes and mussels.
2432 Preston Rd. #340B, Plano I 972.212.4339 $$$

Edith’s French Bistro
Casual French bistro for lunch and dinner alongside crepes, cakes and all-day breakfast plus cocktails. 5864 TX-121, Plano | 469.362.6740 $$

A famous French eatery providing Provençal bistro fare in a country-style space with a covered patio. Take note of the afternoon tea.
19009 Preston Rd., #200, Dallas | 972.248.1911 $$$ 

Fine French cuisine such as bouillabaisse, mussels and foie gras at a Parisian-style brasserie.
7301 Windrose Ave. Ste. c150, Plano | 972.943.6216 $$

Best Restaurants – German

These are the best restaurants in the area for enjoying German cuisine.

Bavarian Grill
A festive German food spot with a beer garden and polka bands on weekends. Bavarian Grill has seasonal festivals celebrating aspects of German food and culture.
221 W. Parker Rd., Plano | 972.881.0705 $

Jörg’s Cafe Vienna
In the heart of downtown Plano, Jörg’s is an old-world restaurant featuring Austrian and German cuisine plus a lively beer garden. Only open Wednesday through Saturday.
1037 E. 15th St., Plano | 972.509.5966 $$  

Best Restaurants – Indian

These are the best restaurants in the area for enjoying Indian cuisine.

Dwaraka Curry Point  
Traditional Indian cuisine, including many vegetarian options, offered in a simple, snug space.
7151 Preston Rd. #101a, Frisco | 469.803.5559 $$

Relaxed Indian restaurant serving an all-vegetarian menu with lassi and tea in a modern cafe setting.
3100 Independence Pkwy., #319, Plano | 972.519.0888 $$

Beloved, bustling hidden gem for handmade South Indian dishes served on a banana leaf, plus specialty drinks.
1301 Custer Rd. #510, Plano | 469.666.0682 $$

Traditional curries, tandoori and a lunch buffet. The chef specials are a particularly good deal.
4152 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., #132, Plano | 972.867.6002 $$

Peacock Elite Fine Indian Cuisine
A contemporary restaurant with a passion for South Indian cuisine.
8500 Ohio Dr., Plano | 214.308.9046 $$  

Rajula’s Kitchen
Traditional Southern Indian vegetarian cuisine featuring dosa and curries.
820 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., #304, Plano | 972.895.4644

Roti Grill
A fast-casual concept serving traditional Indian dishes.
6770 Winning Dr. #910, Frisco | 469.980.7005 $$

Padma’s Kitchen
Specialized take away joint with a rotating menu of affordable specials throughout the week.
930 W. Parker Rd. #420, Plano | 972.804.5296 $

Silver Spoon  
Simple eatery offering a variety of classic Indian and Pakistani dishes in an informal setting. 1223 W. McDermott Dr. #85, Allen | 972.907.0090 $$

Spice Creations  
Cheery Indian joint in an airy, contemporary setting serving traditional mains and a weekend buffet.
1328 W. McDermott Dr. #200, Allen | 214.774.4458 $$

Taste of India  
Informal BYOB with a lunch buffet dishing up a large menu of familiar Indian recipes.
1925 N. Central Expy., McKinney | 972.548.0200 $$

Wild Mirchi Indian Grill
“Where Food is Star.” An Indian Grill encompassing a wide variety of regional and traditional cuisines native to India.
2929 Custer Rd., Plano | 469.666.8373 $$ 

Best Restaurants – Ice Cream Shops

Amorino Gelato
The truth essence of Italian gelato shaped into roses in flavors that range from lime basil and strawberry to chocolate.
7700 Windrose Ave. G157, Plano | 972.943.8534 $$

Cocktail Creamery
Mom n pop shop with boozy ice cream and inventive flavors.
214 E. Louisiana St., McKinney | 508.446.7103 $

Cow Tipping Creamery
Stylish ice cream shop featuring creative soft-serve cups, waffle cones, sundaes and shakes.
3685 The Star Blvd., Ste. 201, Frisco | 214.430.5227

Frios Gourmet Pops
Trendy fruit and cream-flavored gourmet popsicles with artisan flavors like Chocolate Hazelnut.
941 Garden Park Dr., Allen | 972.332.8374 || 301 E. Louisiana St. Ste. B, McKinney | 214.856.5114  $$

Henry’s homemade ice cream in plano | photo by stephanie tann

Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream

A local institution with unique, house-made flavors, including Girl Scout cookie flavors and creative cones such as pretzel and chocolate chip.
3100 Independence Pkwy., #215, Plano | 972.943.3639 $

Milky Treats
A crazy ice cream donut and cookie shop with inventive flavors and famous ice cream-stuffed donuts.
7000 Independence Pkwy. #104d, Plano | 214.718.6652 $$ (N)

Nom Nom’s Mexican Grill & Chill
Mexican staples and over 50 flavors of house-made ice cream in chill, industrial digs with counter service.
5444 FM 423, Ste. 100, Frisco | 469.803.5535 || 6840 Virginia Pkwy., #125, McKinney | 214.592.0443 || 6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano || 972.468.9405 $

Ked’s Artisan Ice Cream
A family-owned counter-serve ice cream parlor with both exceptional classic and globally-inspired flavors.
6205 Coit Rd., #344, Plano | 972.673.0285 ||  2301 N. Central Expy., #165, Plano | 972.424.0024 $

Sweet Firefly 
Creative cones, shaved ice and coffee all served in a casual, child-friendly spot where customer service is high-priority.
2701 Custer Pkwy., #810, Richardson | 972.635.5635

Best Restaurants – Italian

These are the best restaurants in the area for enjoying Italian cuisine.

Covino’s Pasta & Pizza
A local highlight, Covino’s is a relaxed BYOB neighborhood eatery serving New York style Italian.
3265 Independence Pkwy., Plano | 972.519.0345

Del Pietro’s
Great new italian restaurant in Frisco with a wonderful atmosphere for the perfect evening. 
5480 Farm to Market Road 423 #100, Frisco | 469.362.1000 $$ 

Joe’s Italian Bistro
A laidback eatery in Allen, Joe’s offers a wide variety of familiar Italian dishes in an intimate space.
717 S. Greenville Ave., #134, Allen | 214.383.2662 $

Kenny’s Italian Kitchen
Kenny Bowers’ classic American-Italian eatery with red-checked tablecloths, offering traditional pastas and meats.
5100 Belt Line Rd., #764, Dallas | 972.661.9380

Porchetta at mio by amore, plano | photo by brandon hurd

Mio Italian Kitchen & Vinoteca
A BYOB Italian eatery with pastel murals, a lofted dining room and exceptionally authentic and fresh Italian food. Everything made in-house.
6505 W. Park Blvd., #320, Plano | 972.781.0310 $$

Mio Nonno
Laid-back eatery serving wood-fired pizzas, classic and updated Italian fare, wine and cocktails.
939 W. Stacy Rd. #160, Allen | 214.383.6661 $

North Italia
One of Austin’s best and buzziest restaurants for thin-crust pizzas and sophisticated Italian fare.
7501 Windrose Ave., Ste. D190, Plano | 214.291.6996 $$ 

Image courtesy of princi italia

Princi Italia
In an elegant and upscale environment, Princi Italia serves traditional Italian cuisine with an open kitchen and pizza from a wood fire oven.
3300 Dallas Pkwy., #120, Plano | 972.378.9463 $$ 

Elegant Italian restaurant at Legacy West with upscale Northern Italian fare and weekend brunch.
7400 Windrose Ave. B130, Plano | 469.969.0099 $$

Long-standing Italian chain restaurant serving thin-crust pizza and classic fare.
4709 W. Parker Rd. #400, Plano | 972.612.1177 || 8100 Dallas Pkwy., Plano | 214.387.0233 $$

Best Restaurants – Japanese

These are the best restaurants in the area for enjoying Japanese cuisine.

Aki Sushi
Family-owned sushi house with a sizable selection of rolls and a tatami room. From 11 – 6, certain rolls are buy one get one free.
6832 Coit Rd, Plano | 972.618.6669 $$

Spicy murphy roll | courtesy of densetsu’s facebook

A quaint Japanese eatery crafting creative specialty rolls and other exceptional Japanese fare.
4152 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano | 972.964.7874 $$

Edoko Sushi Robata
Sushi, sashimi and traditional, charcoal-grilled Japanese cuisine is served in a sleek, modern setting with specialty cocktails.
5490 TX-121, Frisco | 214.618.9888 | $$

Japanese and Pan Asian cuisine concept centered around an open wok kitchen with a light and airy interior, complete with a live edge bar.
7301 Windrose Ave. c200, Plano | 469.910.8112 $$$

Mitsuwa Marketplace
The ultimate Japanese food hall with fresh groceries, Japanese products and a selection of Japanese cafes to try.
100 Legacy Dr. #110, Plano | 972.517.1715 $$

Nikugen Steak & Ramen
Steak hibachi, ramen, fried dumplings, udon and even lobster tails at this surprising hidden gem.
4710 Preston Rd., Ste. 300 | 214.436.4917 $$

Ra Sushi Bar and Restaurant
Snazzy Japanese fusion chain known for its inventive sushi and bold, flashy cocktails.
7501 Lone Star Dr., B-130, Plano | 469.467.7400 $$ 

Sake Toro Sushi
Fashionably modern low-lit venue for Japanese fare, with a 40-foot long sushi and sake bar. 8801 Coleman Blvd., Frisco | 214.872.2831 $$ 

Koji Sushi
Compact BYOB eatery serving a variety of sushi rolls and Japanese bites in an easygoing atmosphere.
101 N. McDonald St., McKinney | 972.542.5445 $$

Sushi Shack
This family-owned Plano institution serves sushi and other Japanese specialties alongside all-you-can-eat specials.
3291 Independence Pkwy., Plano | 972.596.8481 $

Sushi Spot
An intimate selection of fresh, restaurant-quality sushi in a quiet Plano food court. 40 Legacy Dr #308J, Plano | 972.517.3777 $$

Uni Sushi
A classic and creative sushi joint where sushi rolls are always generous and fresh. In a quiet spot of downtown Plano.
1410 K Ave., #1109b, Plano | 972.695.2229 $$

Yatai Ramen
A little Japanese eatery serving traditional ramen.
2001 Coit Rd., #140, Plano | 972.212.4674 $

Zen Sushi & Grill
Variety of rolls including vegetarian options plus Japanese sake and beer.
3751 S. Stonebridge Dr., #500, McKinney | 972.547.1628 $

Best Restaurants – Korean

These are the best restaurants in Collin County for enjoying Korean cuisine.

“Breaking” the mold of traditional Korean BBQ with technology and a luxurious atmosphere.
8320 TX-121 A, Frisco | 972.469.4800 $$

Gen Korean BBQ House
Local chain offering Korean BBQ grilled tableside and ban-chan in a trendy, modern setting.
9292 Warren Pkwy. #150, Frisco | 469.388.1206 $$

Korean and Japanese dishes such as sushi and short ribs in a stylish eatery with a bustling lunch scene. 1301 Custer Rd. #360, Plano | 972.516.8948 $$

Jin Korean BBQ 
A Korean barbecue joint where each table has its own infrared grill.
3420 K Ave., Plano | 972.312.9979 $$

JinMi Korean Cuisine 
Korean fare such as spicy tofu soup and mixed rice dishes in a strip-mall eatery with lunch specials.
2727 W. 15th St., Plano | 972.769.8341 $

Maht Gaek Korean
A step above a hole-in-the-wall with authentic Korean food such as bulgogi and short ribs. 151 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano | 972.398.9344 $$

Best Restaurants – Mediterranean

These are the best restaurants in Collin County for enjoying Mediterranean cuisine.

Ali Baba
Mediterranean-Lebanese spot offering authentic grilled fare and meze in a simple, warm and welcoming setting. 2103 N. Central Expy., Richardson | 972.437.1222 $$

A classic Lebanese and Mediterranean eatery with a bustling lunch buffet, homemade desserts and an outdoor patio.
318 E. Main St., Richardson | 972.234.9898 $

Al-Maidah Kabob and Grill
A new Halal Kabab spot for home-cooked Pakistani food.
909 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano | 469.573.9471 $$ 

Blue Olive Grill  
Relaxed Mediterranean restaurant serving pita wraps, gyros, kebabs, lamb curry and more. 2414 W. University Dr. #124, McKinney | 972.548.7050 $$

Board Bites
Fresh Lebanese street food such as shawarma, falafel and kebabs in a casual setting.
6100 K Ave. Ste. 104 B, Plano | 469.929.6955 $

Fadia’s Deli and Bakery
Authentic Lebanese bakery serving home-style Middle Eastern fare such as tabouli, hummus and baklava or Sablet.
910 Parker Rd., #100D, Plano | 972.918.9998 $

Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill
A famous local chain set up in a cafeteria-style where guests can enjoy a range of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, veggie choices included.
2787 Preston Rd., #1100, Frisco | 972.712.1600 $$

Hedary’s Mediterranean Restaurant
Family-owned Lebanese eatery in a Queen Anne-style house with garden-grown veggies and homemade bread.
103 W. Belmont Dr., Allen | 214.383.9588 $

Kosta’s Café
A classic Greek café with a homestyle and welcoming atmosphere and excellent customer service.
4621 W. Park Blvd., #100, Plano | 972.596.8424 $$

Luna Grill 
Fresh, trendy Mediterranean food. Free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entree after 4 p.m. Tuesday.
1419 E. Renner Rd. #510, Richardson | 469.677.6812 $$

Mama Pita
A casual and quick eatery featuring fresh, build-your-own pita pockets filled with skewered meats and veggies.
5800 Legacy Dr., C6, Plano | 972.403.1609 $

Platia Greek Cuisine
A casual Frisco BYOB eatery for traditional Greek fare in a cozy space.
2995 Preston Rd., #1590, Frisco | 972.334.0031 $$ 

Shandiz Mediterranean Grill & Market
Food market and Persian restaurant offering a varied lunch buffet.
4013 W. Parker Rd., Plano I 972.943.8885 $

Terra Mediterranean
Classic and authentic dishes featuring staples of the Mediterranean diet like fresh fruits and vegetables, quality meats and seafood.
6121 W. Park Blvd. Plano | 469.277.2775 $$

Ziziki’s Restaurant and Bar
Part of a small chain serving Greek fare and wines in chic, gold-hued digs with a Mediterranean vibe.
5809 Preston Rd., Plano | 972.943.8090 $$

Best Restaurants – Mexican

These are the best restaurants in Collin County for enjoying Mexican cuisine.

Chitos Authentic Mexican Restaurant
A family-style atmosphere and homestyle Mexican food by Chef Sandra Correa.
6129 Main St., Frisco | 469.980.7056 $$ 

A fresh new food destination in CityLine with ceviche, and an array of hot sauces.
1250 State St., #100, Richardson | 972.234.1730

Fruteria Tropical
A juice bar with healthy fruits, secret recipes and unique fruit combinations. Try the mangonadas.
2380 E. Park Blvd. #408, Plano | 972.943.5845 $

Gloria’s Latin Cuisine
Salvadoran and Mexican cuisine doesn’t get better than Gloria’s.
8600 Gaylord Pkwy., Frisco | 972.668.1555 $$ 

Jamal’s Convenience Store
Some of the best and simplest street tacos around, located in a gas station. Cash only.
2901 K Ave., Plano | 972.424.6154 $

Lalo’s Fine Mexican Cuisine
An informal North Dallas institution for quality, classic Mexican and TexMex food such as tacos and tamales.
18484 Preston Rd., #118, Dallas | 469.298.3017 $$

Lita’s La Mexicana
A mix of traditional Tex-Mex options as well as great salads and unusual Indian-Mexican fusion dishes such as Paneer Tikka Fajitas.
7224 Independence Parkway, Plano | 972.618.4542 $

Mariana’s Taco Shop
Counter-service kitchen in a festive house doling out tacos, burritos and other traditional Mexican dishes, plus BYOB on a lovely shaded patio.
8981 5th St., Frisco | 214.705.9059 $

Meso Maya
Sophisticated and authentic Mexican food from executive chef Nico Sanchez.
4800 W. Park Blvd., Plano | 972.372.4473 $$

Mexican Bar Co. Restaurante
Mexican Bar Co. (MBC) Mexican Restaurante offers handmade corn tortilla tacos, freshly prepared ceviches, guacamoles, salsas and a selection of regional dishes. 
6121 W. Park Blvd. Plano | 972.972.4466 $$

Mexican Sugar
A stylish Legacy location with upscale Mexican plates and famous tequila cocktails. Save room for the Chocolate Avocado Cake.
7501 Lone Star Dr., B150, Plano | 972.943.0984 $$ 

Tableside guacamole at mi dia from scratch, plano. Image by kevin marple.

Mi Dia From Scratch
A trendy restaurant serving authentic cuisine with flash. Don’t miss the Hell Freezes Over cocktail served with steaming liquid nitrogen.
3310 Dallas Pkwy., #105, Plano | 972.403.7474 $$ 

Señor Locos Tex Mex Ice House
A festive hole-in-the-wall Mexican joint with a wide variety of house-made sauces, margaritas and great lunch specials.
701 W. Parker Rd., Plano | 214.501.4258 $

The Taco Factory
Authentic, family-owned, gas station taco spot with tamales, burritos and chilaquiles. It’s the real deal.
105 S. Custer Rd., Allen | 972.781.8934 $

Best Restauarants – New American

These are the best restaurants in Collin County for enjoying New American cuisine.

Sushi at earls kitchen + bar at legacy west, plano | photo by cori baker

Earls Kitchen + Bar
Lively, high-energy bar and dining environment with a diverse menu.
7401 Windrose Ave., D100, Plano | 469.969.2490 $$ 

A rustic farm-to-table restaurant in downtown McKinney serving a seasonal and sustainable menu full of locally-sourced American fare and drinks.
112 E. Louisiana St., McKinney | 214.726.0251 $$ 

An upscale grill serving home-style American barbecue dishes in a modern setting, Jasper’s Gourmet Backyard Cuisine celebrates all things good. 1251 State St., #950, Richardson | 214.716.2610 $$ 

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
A dog-friendly local chain with a wide variety of pizzas, burgers, stir-fries and more. Try the lamb shank.
8401 Preston Rd., Plano | 469.609.1570 || 5100 Belt Line Rd., #500, Dallas | 469.754.1300 $$

A Frisco favorite for “rebellious” American cuisine such as cajun and global gastropub fare and specialty moonshine cocktails.
3401 Preston Rd., #1, Frisco | 214.618.9440 $$

Neighborhood Services
A welcoming, All-American restaurant with a fruit pie du jour.
5100 Belt Line Rd., Ste. 795, Dallas | 972.789.9639 $$

An unpretentious yet upscale restaurant and bar focused on contemporary American dining, craft beer and video game culture.
5757 Main St., #112, Frisco | 214.618.9732 $$

Patina Green Home and Market
An edgy and timeless antiques shop with gourmet foods and daily locavore lunches by Chef Robert Lyford. Keep an eye out for the highly popular special monthly dinners.
116 N. Tennessee St., #102, McKinney | 972.548.9141 $$

Handcrafted American specialties with local, seasonal touches in historic environs. Reservations recommended.
111 W. Virginia St., McKinney | 469.625.1793 $$

Seasons 52
An upscale seasonal menu with a variety of lighter, yet high-end options, Seasons 52 is a favorite in the bustling Shops at Legacy.
7300 Lone Star Dr., C100, Plano, Texas 75024 | 972.312.8852 $$ 

Sweet board at sixty vines, plano | photo by brandon hurd

Sixty Vines
A restaurant and wine bar with wine served at its best thanks to a state-of-the-art free-flow tap system. Enjoy fresh and healthy food such as crispy zucchini, and a phenomenal brunch menu.
3701 Dallas Pkwy., Plano | 469.620.8463 $$

The Pantry Restaurant
Rustic fixture for desserts, light lunches and American comfort cooking during weekend-only dinners.
214 E. Louisiana St., McKinney | 972.542.2411 $$

Vickery park interior, courtesy of bryan wing

Vickery Park
A neighborhood bar with craft brews and cocktails, plus a famously good Saturday brunch with a wide variety of options.
1011 E. 15th St., Plano | 972.423.6205 $$

Whiskey Cake
An industrial-style venue for cuisine and cocktails. Named for their award-winning Whiskey Cake, served with candied pecans and fresh-made whipped cream.
3601 Dallas Pkwy., Plano | 972.993.2253 $$ (EP) 

Best Restaurants – Peruvian

These are the best restaurants in Collin County for enjoying Peruvian cuisine.

Lima Taverna
Hands down the best place to get Peruvian food in the metroplex. 
621 W. Plano Pkwy. Ste. 247, Plano | 469.969.2034 $$

Best Restaurants – Pizza

These are the best restaurants in Collin County for pizza.

Cadillac Pizza Pub
A classic McKinney hide out for great pub-style pizza and live music with a huge cocktail and beer list. Live music is played five nights a week.
112 S. Kentucky St., McKinney | 972.547.3833 $

Long-standing Italian chain restaurant serving thin-crust pizza and classic fare.
4709 W. Parker Rd. #400, Plano | 972.612.1177 || 8100 Dallas Pkwy., Plano | 214.387.0233 $$

Cane Rosso
Award-winning restaurant known for their authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pies opens in Plano. 
9 Cowboys Way, Frisco | 214.430.5225

Dough Pizzeria
Italian pizza place with the feel of a European bistro.
5960 W. Parker Rd., Plano | 469.814.0269 $$ 

A lively McKinney favorite with a rock ‘n’ roll theme, specializing in build-your-own pizza pies, salads, sandwiches and beer.
8930 TX-121 #594, McKinney | 972.727.8400 $

Eddie’s Napolis
Unpretentious pizzeria specializing in homespun Italian standards in casual quarters.
8822 Teel Pkwy., Frisco | 214.494.4455 $$

Fireside Pies
A quiet and cozy local chain serving unique, gourmet pizza and exceptional dessert specials, ideal for an intimate date.
5717 Legacy Dr., #110, Plano | 972.398.2700 $$ 

Heritage Pizza
A nostalgic, American pizza parlor serving craft beer.
3750 Plano Pkwy., The Colony | 214.396.7333 $$ 

Kenny’s East Coast Pizza
By Kenny Bowers, Kenny’s East Coast Pizza is a go-to for authentic East Coast pies. Don’t miss the wings.
4701 W. Park Blvd., #101, Plano | 972.519.9669 $ 

Mama’s Pizza
A classic, family-owned destination for pizza and wings, Mama’s Pizza is consistent on quality.
2130 W. Parker Rd., Plano | 972.596.3303 $

Marinara Pizza
A family-owned pizza place serving fresh hand-tossed pizzas. With a hole-in-the-wall atmosphere, it’s unmatched in terms of quality of ingredients.
1915 N. Central Expy., #500, Plano | 972.881.8884 $

New York Pizza and Pints
Simple build-your-own New York style pizzas with local beers and growlers.
824 W. Stacy Rd. #100, Allen | 469.795.9408 | 4900 W. Eldorado Pkwy., McKinney | 469.617.7444 $

Pizzeria Alba
BYOB dine in and carry out pizza, subs and pasta place with a laid back atmosphere.
2552 Stonebrook Pkwy., Ste. 750, Frisco | 972.292.9855 $$

Pizzeria Testa
Neapolitan pies from a prominent wood-burning oven pair with beers in a rustic setting with patio.
8660 Church St., Frisco | 469.200.8015 $$

Taste of Chicago
This Chicago-style Italian eatery offers deep-dish pies, pastas, beer, wine and sports on TV. 14833 Midway Rd., Addison | 972.701.0090 $

Small chain outpost offers risotto and Northern Italian fare, plus weekend brunch. Try the lasagne. 7400 Windrose Ave., Plano | 469.969.0099 $$$ (EP)

Taverna Rossa
Locally sourced, carefully crafted gourmet pizza pies come accompanied with specialty cocktails in a trendy space by the lake in Lakeside Market. Nice patio.
4005 Preston Rd., Plano | 972.403.3321 $

Urban Crust
An upscale restaurant with an individual flair serving flatbreads and inspired thin-crust pizzas in downtown Plano with a rooftop bar.
1006 E. 15th St., Plano | 972.509.1400 $$ 

Pho shizzle pizza at zalat pizza, plano | photo by brandon hurd

A trendsetting, unique pizza place with original pies such as the Pho Sizzle, Pineapple Express and Elotes.
1032 E. 15th St., Plano | 972.284.9005 || 7224 Independence Pkwy., #316, Plano | 972.208.2371 $

Best Restaurants – Seafood

These are the best restaurants in Collin County for seafood.

Below 40
Specializing in poke, Below 40 offers dazzling, healthy poke bowls topped with the raw fish of your choice and a variety of excellent fresh vegetables.
1921 Preston Rd., #2000, Plano | 469.312.8066 $

Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill
Upscale surf ‘n’ turf venue with chowder, mussels and more in an exposed-brick, dark-wood setting.
4525 Belt Line Rd., Addison | 972.503.3474 $$

Fish Bowl Poke  
Fresh poke in a pleasant atmosphere in Frisco.
2330 Preston Rd. Ste. 300, Frisco | 469.200.5141 $$

Fish Shack
Gulf seafood, fried, grilled and broiled in a cozy, nautical cottage with a patio just a stone’s throw away from downtown Plano.
700 E. 15th St., Plano | 469.229.0838 $

Sea Breeze Fish Market and Grill
Regarded as the best fishmonger in the area, Sea Breeze Fish Market and Grill also serves sandwiches, lobster rolls and simple catch in a seafood market.
4017 Preston Rd., #530, Plano | 972.473.2722 $$

Gulf oysters on the half shell at tricky fish, cityline, richardson| by brandon hurd

Tricky Fish
A quirky and trendy new seafood restaurant in CityLine specializing in po’ boys, gumbo and other casual comfort foods.
1251 State St., Richardson | 972.437.3474

Best Restaurants – Southern

These are the best restaurants in Collin County for Southern food.

Babe’s Chicken Dinner House
Relaxed local chain serving fried chicken and homestyle American sides in a rustic setting. 6475 Page St., Frisco |  214.387.9500 $$

Heritage Table
Airy, rustic local top offering elevated American comfort eats and breakfast fare plus cocktails.
7110 Main St., Frisco | 469.664.0100 $$

Ida Claire
A Southern original known for brunch, lunch and dinner thanks to staples like crawfish corn beignets and pecan-smoked pork chops.
5001 Belt Line Rd, Dallas | 214.377.8227 $$

Norma’s Cafe  
Fresh, indulgent southern food and lots of pie.
605 W. 15th St., Plano | 214.440.2748  ||  8300 Gaylord Pkwy. #19, Frisco | 972.712.2233 $

Savorite Southern Cuisine
Hidden gem with soul food like fried catfish, salmon croquettes and fried chicken.
2400 K Ave. B, Plano | 469.969.0260

Southern Recipes Grill
Low-key restaurant and bar offering hearty Southern classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
621 W. Plano Pkwy. #229, Plano | 972.312.9800 $

Tupelo Honey
National chain for Carolina-inspired takes on made-from-scratch southern dishes and craft cocktails.
6725 Winning Dr., Frisco | 469.403.2160 $$ (EP) 

Whistle Britches
Chef Omar Flores’ fried chicken restaurant with pickle-brined bird, farm-fresh ingredients and soulful cooking.
6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano | 214.299.5971 || 6110 Frankford Rd, Dallas | 972.590.8991 $$

Best Restaurants – Specialty Butcher Shops

Deep Cuts Dallas
A newly opened local butcher shop serving custom cuts in the style of Hirsch’s, where education about fine meat is a priority.
7989 Belt Line Rd., #146, Dallas | 469.703.6291

Hirsch’s Meats 
Long-running butcher shop offering custom cuts of meat, plus house-made sausages and deli items.
1301 W. Parker Rd., #100, Plano | 972.633.5593 $

Jose’s Hamm’s Custom Meats  
Long-running market providing ham, steak and smoked meats, such as brisket, ribs and turkey, since 1954.
307 W. Louisiana St., McKinney | 972.562.7511 $$

Ye Ole Butcher Shop
Storefront offering custom-cut meats and game processing, plus a menu of burgers.
811 E. 15th St., Plano | 972.423.1848 $

Best Restaurants – Steakhouses

These are the best restaurants in Collin County for steak.

III Forks
Branch of a luxe, clubby chop house and seafood chain with a broad wine list and many private rooms.
1303 Legacy Dr., Frisco | 972.267.1776 $$$ 

Bob’s Steak & Chop House 
Texas-born local chain serving big slabs of beef and a large wine list.
5760 Legacy Dr., B1, Plano | 972.608.2627 $$$

Capital Grille
Outpost of the upscale steakhouse chain offers classic American fare in a clubby, refined setting.
7300 Dallas Pkwy., Plano | 972.398.2221 $$$ (EP)

Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House
High-end restaurant housed in classic, wood-paneled steakhouse with a cigar lounge.
5330 Belt Line Rd., Dallas | 972.934.2467 $$$ 

Dee Lincoln Prime
By the queen of steak, Dee Lincoln Prime is a modern, sleek steakhouse featuring prime beef, a six-seat sushi bar and a well-rounded tequila selection.
6670 Winning Dr., Ste. 400, Frisco | 214.387.3333 $$$

Del Frisco’s Grill
A sophisticated chophouse chain serving steak, seafood and sandwiches.
7200 Bishop Rd., Ste. D9, Plano | 469.661.8012

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
A sophisticated chophouse chain serving steak, seafood and sandwiches.
5905 Legacy Dr., Plano | 972.312.9115 $$$ 

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
High-end steakhouse chain with aged prime beef and classics such as lobster tails and pork chops, paired with a variety of fantastic wines.
7250 Dallas Pkwy., Plano | 972.543.2141 $$$ 

Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill
Buzzy American bistro/bar with a focus on wood-fired meats and seafood in a clubby chophouse setting.
5000 Belt Line Rd., #775, Dallas | 972.392.9663 $$ 

Blending of classic and modern steakhouse dishes featuring all-natural born and raised Texas beef, and unique dry aging techniques.
6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano $$$

Meat Point
Kosher steakhouse with a Mediterranean slant to the menu, plus a kosher butcher counter. 7114 Campbell Rd., Dallas | 972.380.1010 $$$

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

Serving beautifully crafted chops, seafood, wine and cocktails with style served in an upscale setting with a lounge and live jazz. Don’t miss the pork chop.
2440 Parkwood Blvd., Frisco | 214.494.4645 $$$

Randy’s Steakhouse
Family-owned chophouse crafts prime steaks, seafood and more in an 1869 Victorian home.
7026 Main St., Frisco | 972.335.3066 $$$ 

The Keg
Classic steak and seafood dishes are the mainstays at this stylish yet casual chain restaurant.
6101 W. Park Blvd., Plano | 972.403.0430 $$$ 

Yard House
High-end sports-bar chain with a huge menu of New American fare and an extensive list of draft beers. 5100 Belt Line Rd., #230, Addison | 972.716.4004 $$$

Best Restaurants – Tex-Mex

These are the best restaurants in Collin County for Tex-Mex.

Crush Taco
Contemporary fast-casual for creative starters, tacos, margaritas and local beers.
11445 Dallas Pkwy., #230, Frisco | 469.579.4094 $

El Norte
A classic Plano favorite for traditional Tex-Mex fare and margaritas.
2205 W. Parker Rd., Plano | 972.596.6783 $

Elevated Tex-Mex with a focus on fresh ingredients, good service and modern decor.
7501 Windrose Ave. Ste. D180, Plano | 972.788.8158 $$$  

Rusty Taco
Counter-serve chain offering classic and creative tacos, plus margaritas, in a contemporary setting.
8000 Coit Rd., Plano | 972.244.4047 $ (EP)

The Blue Goose Cantina
Lively local cantina chain serving mesquite-grilled Tex-Mex fare, beer and margaritas. 9320 Dallas Pkwy.
75033 #140, Frisco | 972.668.9604 || 4757 W. Park Blvd. #101, Plano | 972.596.8882 $$

Velvet Taco
Tacos with global flavor inspirations in a hip, fast-food-style joint. 5013 W. Park Blvd., Plano | 469.825.0099 $

Best Restaurants – Thai

These are the best restaurants in Collin County for enjoying Thai cuisine.

Mango Thai Cuisine
A variety of classic Thai recipes served in a vibrant, mango-hued dining room.
4701 W. Park Blvd., #104, Plano | 972.599.0289

Ruang Thai Restaurant
A popular, well-loved restaurant featuring a light display on one wall and serving classic Thai fare.
1301 Custer Rd., #328, Plano | 972.422.4143 $

Samui Thai Cuisine
A bright, airy restaurant with classic Thai cooking amid traditional decor.
5700 Legacy Dr., Plano | 972.398.2807 $

Saucy’s Thai and Pho
Casual, compact eatery whipping up classic Thai dishes, including vegetarian options, plus pho.
4152 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano | 972.388.7650 $$

Silver Thai Cuisine  
Curries, soups, noodles and seafood star on the traditional menu at this stylish modern eatery and bar.
906 W. McDermott Dr. #104, Allen | 972.747.7452 $$

Taste of Thai 
Friendly hidden gem with garlic duck, excellent curry and a comfortable atmosphere.
3205 Alma Dr #401, Plano | 469.786.0202 $$

Thai Noodle Wave Kitchen
A trendy Frisco restaurant serving authentic Thai noodles and other dishes.
9288 TX-121, #400, Frisco | 469.353.8153 $

Thai Pan Restaurant
Strip-center BYOB operation offering a spicy range of Thai dishes in a small, simple space. 1223 W. McDermott Dr., #75, Allen | 972.747.0057 $ 

Thai Star
Informal Thai restaurant presenting a sizable selection of classic curry and rice dishes, plus beer.
14833 Midway Rd., #100, Addison | 972.991.6334 $$

Best Restaurants – Vegetarian-Vegan

These are the best restaurants in Collin County for enjoying vegetarian and/or vegan cuisine.

Relaxed Indian restaurant serving an all-vegetarian menu with lassi and tea in a modern cafe setting.
3100 Independence Pkwy., #319, Plano | 972.519.0888 $$

Modern Market
Sleek, counter-serve cafe for health-conscious salads and sandwiches, including vegan options.
8400 Preston Rd., #100, Plano | 469.573.6074 $

Malgudi Garden
Globally inspired vegan and vegetarian fare is offered all day, including a daily high tea. 5024 Tennyson Pkwy., #200, Plano | 800.886.5253 $

Rajula’s Kitchen
Traditional Southern Indian vegetarian cuisine featuring dosa and curries. 820 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., #304, Plano | 972.895.4644 $ (EP)

Reverie Bakeshop
Vegan bakery making classic treats in creative ways. Gluten-free options available.
1930 N. Coit Rd., Richardson | 972.238.7511 $

Snap Kitchen
Local grab-and-go chain specializing in health-focused takeaway meals, juices and snacks. 5717 Legacy Dr., Plano | 214.613.4487 $

Veggie Express
Frisco’s number one go-to for vegetarian and vegan Chinese cuisine such as alternatives on cashew chicken, orange chicken and beef noodles.
8200 Stonebrook Pkwy., #110, Frisco | 469.850.9335 $

Best Restaurants – Vietnamese

These are the best restaurants in Collin County for enjoying Vietnamese cuisine.

Bahn Mi Dalat
Quick Carrollton spot for bahn mi, Vietnamese sandwiches on signature baguettes.
3733 N. Josey Ln. Ste. 115, Carrollton | 214.731.0444 $

DaNang Soup House
All-you-can-eat buffet-style Vietnamese food, one of the best ways to try as many things at once as possible.
1600 E. Belt Line Rd., Richardson | 469.804.7341 $$

Forever Pho
A great deal for Vietnamese food and bubble tea.
939 W. Stacy Rd., Allen | 972.708.4423 $

I Luv Pho Frisco  
Easygoing eatery focusing on Vietnamese noodle and rice dishes, plus banh mi sandwiches and boba drinks.
2833 Eldorado Pkwy. #309, Frisco | 972.668.0177 $$

Pho An Noodles & Grill
Spicy Vietnamese noodle soups plus rice and grilled items in a simple space.
1851 N. Plano Rd., Richardson | 972.918.0911 $

Pho Apple  
Low-key spot offering a big menu with beef noodle soup and other Vietnamese classics plus sushi rolls.
5930 W. Park Blvd. #400, Plano | 972.250.6500 $$

Pho Bac Restaurant
Southeast Asian soups, sandwiches, buns and more served in a strip mall storefront setting.
153 N. Plano Rd., Richardson | 972.231.9205 $$

Pho Bay Restaurant
A classic Plano institution for pho.
3933 N. Central Expy., Plano | 972.422.5152 $

Pho Bistro 
Easy eatery with Vietnamese classics like noodle and rice dishes.
2058 W. University Dr. #820, McKinney | 972.548.1782 $$

Pho Midway
Pho other Vietnamese cuisine presented in a classic, modest setting with counter seating. 17610 Midway Rd. #140, Dallas | 972.685.9949 $$

Pho OK!
Compact, family-owned restaurant offering pho, spring rolls and other well-known Vietnamese plates.
955 E. Campbell Rd. #100, Richardson | 972.907.5255 $

Pho Que Huong
A famous local chain for a wide range of pho options.
2731 W. 15th St., Plano | 972.519.9198 $

Phở Tây Đô
Unassuming, family-owned operation in a strip mall preparing pho and other homestyle Vietnamese meals.
1403 E. Campbell Rd., Richardson | 972.680.8088 $$

Saigon Block
Vibrant Vietnamese cafe specializing in whole catfish and seven-course beef, in a simple, bright room.
2150 Arapaho Rd., Richardson | 214.575.6400 $$

Saigon Box
Quaint eatery from mother-daughter team featuring fresh-made Vietnamese rice dishes, pho, and banh mi.
6363 Dallas Pkwy. #106, Frisco | 214.494.2035 $

Saltlight Station Coffee and Pho
Unique craft coffee shop and pho cafe. Check out The Texan bowl and the live music on Thursdays.
1501 S. Greenville Ave., Allen | 469.675.3048 $$