Plano Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Plano

April 14, 2018 Janean Rudisill

In addition to being the most affluent city in the U.S., Plano is home to the headquarters of numerous top companies, making it a popular destination for business travelers to the Dallas area. Its proximity to Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington and other Dallas area cities makes it a perfect base for a leisure vacation, as well, with plenty of entertainment within reach, ranging from the Six Flags Over Texas park to Southfork Ranch. Plano's annual Balloon Festival draws visitors from far and wide.
Things to do in Plano

1. La Finca Chiquita

107 N Butler Dr, Allen, TX 75013-2513 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 24 +1 972-908-3555
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 184 reviews

La Finca Chiquita

The rumors are true! The Three Salsas have returned to Allen in Allen's favorite hole-in-the wall, Tex-Mex restaurant. La Finca Chiquita is located in historic Downtown Allen in the old post office building. Serving traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex recipes in a family friendly environment! Viva Las Tres Salsas!

Reviewed By TexasMorgans - Allen, Texas

It's no wonder this little restaurant has such high ratings. The food and service are outstanding!

I come here for the Spinach Chicken Quesadilla. The spinach tortilla adds great flavor in addition to the fresh spinach. Add Fajita Chicken with their bell pepper, mushrooms, cheese and onion... and you have a great meal! We also really like their sauteed fresh veggies, bean soup, and beef fajitas.

The wait staff are very attentive and keep tea glasses filled throughout the meal. It's worth the wait even if all their tables are full.

2. The Capital Grille

7300 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024-4013 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 66 - SGD 66 +1 972-398-2221
Excellent
69%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 430 reviews

The Capital Grille

Reviewed By Carmen W - Dallas, Texas

Have been visiting Legacy Capital Grille on a semi regular basis for over 6 years and it is still an amazing steakhouse. All the soups are tasty, and change seasonally. Favorite Steak here is the Prime Bone In Ribeye with Balsamic glaze. Mashed potatos are terrific and the Coconut pie is sublime. Best of all is the attentive and consistent service from wait persons, and kitchen staff as well as bartender and hostess station personnel. Whether with friends, family or solo... Cant beat Cap Grille for a relaxing meal and fantastic flavors with great service!

3. EG Steak

8650 State Highway 121, Frisco, TX 75034-9051 Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Brazilian, Grill, Healthy, South American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night SGD 38 - SGD 60 +1 214-618-6150
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 279 reviews

EG Steak

Reviewed By Heather H - Frisco, Texas

Brazilian steak restaurants are common in the Dallas area. We have tried many of them and still regard Fogo de Chao as top-tier in formality, service, and atmosphere.

That said, Estilio Gaucho is close to our home and has rave reviews. Went for our anniversary and really enjoyed the meal.

Atmosphere is nice and clientele is wide-ranging from locals to visitors at the nearby hotels. Attire for a weeknight is also varied from business post-work, couples dressed for a night out, to shorts and sandals. That may be off-putting if looking for formal dress. This is Dallas and jeans are nearly universally accepted at most nice restaurants.

The food is typical of a Brazilian steakhouse - filet, top round, bottom round, ribs, sausage, lamb, chicken, etc. Also common is the bountiful unlimited salad bar. They offer a signature stroganoff there, which is different than other restaurants of its kind.

What most impressed me is the (lack of) much markup on many of the wines. The wine list is small (again, Fogo and Texas de Brazil would be better in that regard), but we spent only 2x retail on a nice bottle. That wins big brownie points with me.

Dessert was also excellent - chose the flaming creme brûlée cheesecake which is flamed tableside. Really lovely finish to our anniversary meal. If you're local to Frisco or in the area and looking for a Brazilian steakhouse, this is a good option.

4. Main Street Deli

520 Main St Unit A, Garland, TX 75040-6321 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast SGD 8 - SGD 16 +1 972-276-5959
Excellent
85%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 109 reviews

Main Street Deli

Reviewed By Robertb75040 - Garland, Texas

I went here for lunch with my wife. Passed it by the first time but slowed down and found it on second pass. Very diversified menu. Food was hot and price was reasonable. Will definitely come back to try one of the other menu items.

5. Haystack Burgers & Barley

100 S Central Expy Ste 17, Richardson, TX 75080-6313 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 972-479-9424
Excellent
61%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Haystack Burgers & Barley

Reviewed By WildWilliam - Dallas, Texas

Old- fashioned saying, but it covers this subject: out of all the competition, this was THE best burger in town for a 3 o’clock late lunch. Got the meaty Haystack Burger, well-done with tons of extra-crispy bacon, the 50/50 fries and skinny onion rings, and a cola.

Didn’t know it wasn’t served with mustard or onions, but no problem - didn’t really need them.

That time of Day, it was easy to snag an outdoor table and enjoy the balmy late December weather!

6. Babe's Chicken Dinner House

1456 Belt Line Rd Ste 171, Garland, TX 75044-8223 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 972-496-1041
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 483 reviews

Babe's Chicken Dinner House

Reviewed By JoInTexas - Dallas

Only go here if you are SERIOUSLY hungry! I had not been in several months and had a last minute change of plans today so I talked my husband into going for lunch. It was only the two of us and I feel like we wasted SO much food. The portions are ALL huge and you cannot take any of the leftovers home except for the meat. I had the fried chicken which was crispy and delicious. There were 4 pieces on my plate and I only ate one. The same for my husband’s order of fried catfish. We did not put a dent in the bowls of corn, green beans and green tomatoes. It was all delicious and I cannot believe that all of that good is being tossed out. We almost finished the bowl of butter beans (a bonus side dish that they only have once in a while) and we ate most of the mashed potatoes & gravy. We ate about half of the biscuits. Next time, we will go with a couple of more folks to share the sides.

7. Chamberlain's Steak and Chop House

5330 Belt Line Rd., Addison, TX 75001 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 21 - SGD 46 +1 972-934-2467
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 441 reviews

Chamberlain's Steak and Chop House

Combining exacting service and elegantly appointed atmosphere, guests return again and again to enjoy such critically acclaimed specialties as prime rib, lobster and creme brulee. Five private dining rooms accommodating up to 100 people.

Reviewed By ninjadad - Clearwater, Florida

We had just decided on a home buy and felt like celebrating! We made our reservation on the way to the restaurant for an early dinner. We were dressed very casually, however, we felt very welcome throughout our evening.
Keith, our server was friendly and helpful. He provided some excellent suggestions and information regarding apps and wine. We had the lobster & shrimp bisque and crab cakes, delicious! We split the perfectly grilled bone in ribeye with no problems and Keith suggested an excellent wine to accommodate both of our preferences. I completely agree with his suggestion for the scalloped potatoes instead of the garlic mashed. Best I've ever tasted! Our only regret was that we had no room for dessert! Guess we'll just have to return soon!

8. Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill

2103 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080-2708 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 972-437-1222
Excellent
57%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 170 reviews

Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill

Reviewed By snorth - Dallas, Texas

Great food! Tastes more like sit down/menu ordered food than a typical buffet. Fresh tasting ingredients, good meat, great variety! Gyro meat, lamb, chicken, veggies, all the sides and salads. There are only a small handful of buffets that I like, this is one of...MoreThank you for sharing a wonderful and detailed review for us. We are thrilled you enjoyed our buffet and glad to hear everyone was able to find something they liked. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks again, Natalie

9. Urban Crust

1006 E 15th St, Old Downtown Plano, Plano, TX 75074-6222 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 972-509-1400
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 456 reviews

Urban Crust

Reviewed By PKLTravelorFoodie - Plano, Texas

Urban crust is consistent in fabulous food and primo service. There is something for everyone and dishes are flavorful.
The only aspect that is a tad annoying is the hard rock music they sometimes play in the afternoons on the weekends.
I do recommend a try! Hopefully they will have music that is enjoyable and chill!

10. Kenny's Wood Fired Grill

5000 Belt Line Rd Ste 775, Dallas, TX 75254-6747 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 972-392-9663
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Kenny's Wood Fired Grill

Reviewed By DARREN B

I went here for a business dinner. I would say food quality was equal to a top steakhouse but just cheaper. We started with an app sampler. Had coconut shrimp (biggest ever), tuna, and meat crustini. Apps were really good. I got a special w filet and shrimp. I had them blackened the shrimp. I got two monster size shrimp cooked perfectly. The service was perfect. I have no complaints and would go out of my way to return

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