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

April 14, 2018 Roger Rusk

Van Alstyne is a city in Grayson and Collin Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 3,046 at the 2010 census, up from 2,502 at the 2000 census. The Grayson County portion of Van Alstyne is part of the Sherman–Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area.

1. Italian Villa

804 S Central Expy, Suite 212, Anna, TX 75409-4583 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Dinner, Lunch SGD 13 +1 972-924-3006
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Italian Villa

Reviewed By Tracy E - Centralia, MO

We went on Friday night. There were for adults and a toddler. We all got something different and everything was great. The attention paid to our little one was above and beyond! The price was reasonable. We will go again next time we visit.

2. Buck Snort Bbq

224 E Jefferson St, Van Alstyne, TX 75495-3401 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 903-482-6171
Excellent
71%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Buck Snort Bbq

Reviewed By havecarwilltravel101 - Dallas, TX.

This is a great BBQ
restaurant. They have a BBQ buffet that features a price for "one trip" price and also an "all you can eat" price. They also have sandwiches. Their hot rolls are delicious and the owner even bakes cookies and gives a complimentary one to the diners. Friendly, homey, atmosphere.

3. Abby's Restaurant

110 E Haning St, Howe, TX 75459 Seating, Waitstaff Diner Lunch, Dinner +1 903-487-8860
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Abby's Restaurant

Reviewed By Kelley M - Anna

I had the chicken fried chicken, black eyed peas, and a huge loaded baked potato. My husband ordered the patty melt with onions mushrooms, jalapeños and homemade chips. Both were very good and good sized portions. Very nice waitress good service. We definitely will return.

4. El Patio Escondido Mexican Restaurant

495 W Van Alstyne Parkway, Van Alstyne, TX 75495 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 903-482-5588
Excellent
59%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

El Patio Escondido Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By jvboyle - Denver, Colorado

A flashy new word to describe great Mexican food with American flavor. The service was fast, friendly, and professional. The three beef Enchiladas and Taco, with tea I had were hot and served to perfection, for only $10. It's definitely for folks looking for good food with local flavor. It right off HWY 75 exit 51. The bathroom was clean as well was the restaurant. The lunch crowd for a Tuesday was busy. I would recommend this venue over many big chains. It a humble place but well done.

5. The Malt Shop

504 N Powell Pkwy, Anna, TX 75409-3538 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 972-924-7217
Excellent
41%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

The Malt Shop

Reviewed By alley_cat00

Love the old-school vibe of this place! Meant to be reminiscent of 50's diners/drive-ins, the Malt Shop is fantastic. While we were there for dessert, they do offer dinner items as well. I was pleasantly surprised be the size and variety of their menu.

Highly recommend the fried Oreos just for the novelty of it! Plus, they were delicious

6. Crow's Country Cafe

113 W 4th St, Anna, TX 75409-2607 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar American, Cafe Lunch, Dinner +1 972-924-3394
Excellent
40%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 50 reviews

Crow's Country Cafe

Reviewed By alley_cat00

Really enjoyed my visit here. The food was yummy but it was the exceptional service that blew me away! Very attentive and polite waiter. He made great recommendations and was very helpful.

7. La Cima

21 Fm 3356, Van Alstyne, TX 75495-2665 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Spanish Dinner, Lunch +1 903-712-3663
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

La Cima

Reviewed By EKRN

We were going to eat at a different Mexican restaurant in Van Alstyne, only to discover they had closed early for the night, so I checked on TA for another Mexican place nearby, and La Cima came up. I had been wanting to try this place for quite a while but always forgot about it because it's sort of hidden away in the country. It feels like your driving to nowhere, but it's actually a pretty quick and easy trip to get there. We got there at 8 pm on a Tuesday night, and surprisingly, the place was packed. We took that as a good sign. It was fajita night, with fajitas at $10, and everyone in our party of 5 got the fajitas. We also had beer and margaritas. Chips and salsa were complimentary, And the chips were warm and the salsa fresh and flavorful. They brought us a delicious black bean dip with the chips and salsa.The fajitas were wonderful, and our entire party cleaned their plates- no leftovers to take home! Very, very good fajitas. The waiter was attentive and personable, telling us at the end of the meal about some of their specialty dishes, to tempt us to return, but we needed no additional temptation. We were really impressed by the good food we had. This will most likely be our new favorite Mexican restaurant, and it's really close to home, which is great. I works most definitely recommend to anyone that they eat at La Cima.

8. Whistle Stop Cafe

166 N Main St, Van Alstyne, TX 75495-9700 Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 903-482-4207
Excellent
53%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Whistle Stop Cafe

Arroyo's Whistle Stop for authentic Mexican and American homemade meals. Arroyo's es un restaurante autentico que hace platillos estilo mexicano.

Reviewed By mark007103 - Melissa, Texas

used a restaurant.com certificate, but will be back no matter what. fried pickles were a tad on the greasy side, but still good. fried chicken breast was tender and juicy. the kale and bacon side is great!!!!!

fried green tomatoes look like previously frozen, but still were good. son had the patty melt and loved the garlic aioli sauce!!

9. Mama Mia's Pizzeria

203 W 4th St, Anna, TX 75409-5331 Takeout, Delivery, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 972-924-2400
Excellent
70%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Mama Mia's Pizzeria

Reviewed By Clint C

Pizza was a little too greasy for me. Too much cheese, it didn't let the crust cook all the way through.
But! The sauce was great. Here's my bias - I like a thin crust crispy pizza. No thick crust or hand tossed for me.
My kids loved it - me meh, not so much.

10. Durning House Bed & Breakfast

207 W Stevens St, Van Alstyne, TX 75495-4305 Seating Breakfast, Lunch +1 903-482-5188
Excellent
82%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Durning House Bed & Breakfast

Reviewed By CraftyRedhead - McKinney, Texas

On Thursday, Nov 13, 2014, a group of docents from Chestnut Square Historical Village in McKinney, TX, were visiting Van Alstyne, and had made reservations here. The menu was somewhat limited, as they had already run out of baked potatoes, but the food was still delicious. Four of our group had the lunch sampler, the other three had the grilled tilapia. All of us had the spinach salad with mandarin oranges and poppy seed dressing. We were all very happy with our food. Our waitress wrote nothing down, but got all of our orders right, both when they were delivered and when we were paying our "checks" (we didn't have actual checks, we would have told the cashier, who was our waitress, what we had for lunch, but she remembered everything), her memory was quite impressive. Several of us had generous slices of pie for dessert. All flavors were delicious. I will be going back to the Durning House for a meal.

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