10 of the Best Dallas Restaurants That Aren’t Actually in Dallas (Psst: They’re in the Burbs)
Who knew that so many delicious dining destinations in Dallas were actually not in Dallas at all? Here are our favorite restaurants located in the burbs just outside city limits.
Three words: Wine. On. Tap. This Plano eatery is the ultimate girl’s night destination featuring booze, cheese boards and even brunch. The best news? Sixty Vines is opening a Dallas location in the Crescent building this fall.
3701 Dallas Pkwy., Plano; 469-620-8463 or sixtyvines.com
The people behind the beloved HG Sply Co. spread the good food and bev juju to Rockwall with quality American cuisine done right. Think Parmesan kale dip, chicken fried chicken and delicious cocktails. Oh, and don’t feel bad about ordering two, since $1 from each drink goes to charity.
760 W. Ralph Hall Pkwy. #120, Rockwall; 469-651-1100 or thestandardservice.com
Whiskey Cake Kitchen + Bar
This Plano hot spot is no secret. Hit it up for brunch to avoid the work lunch rush and order the B.E.L.T. and the signature whiskey cake for dessert (how can you not order the restaurant’s namesake?). And make it a family affair—the environment is already fun and buzzing, so kids will blend right in.
3601 Dallas Pkwy., Plano; 972-993-2253 or whiskey-cake.com
Deno’s Kitchen & Spirits
Wait—no website? You know that means this Rowlett restaurant is serving up some serious food and does not care one morsel about spreading the word (i.e., the food speaks for itself). Think pizza, pasta and lots and lots of wine. That’s amore.
8120 Lakeway Pkwy., #100, Rowlett; 972-412-7622
Osteria Pane Vino
Wood-fired pizza, homemade pasta and wine (like really, really good wine) that can be purchased by the glass? Yeah, that’s worth leaving the city for.
5000 Belt Line Rd., #300; Addison; 972-807-6268 or osteria-panevino.com
Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill
It’s the ultimate power-lunch destination on Belt Line Road. And sure, while the wood-grilled steaks and seafood are on point, it’s their famous buttery popovers that have us craving this Addison spot on the reg. Oh, and the half-pound crab cakes. And the Gouda mac ’n’ cheese. Yeah, we just really like this place.
5000 Belt Line Rd., #775, Addison; 972-392-9663 or kennyswoodfiredgrill.com
We’re dreaming of Paris, but this Frisco bistro will do. The darling pastry shop, bar and café is your go-to spot for croque monsieur, quiche and crepes. The cast-iron skillets of shrimp or mussels are also out-of-this-world good. Délicieux.
6959 Lebanon Rd., Frisco; 214-705-7775 or bonnieruths.com
Patina Green Home & Market
Part market, part home store, this shabby-chic mecca is the perfect place to multitask. Eggs? Check. Birthday card for Mom? Check. Quick lunch? Check. Oooh, and chef Robert Lyford also hosts the occasional market dinner, which should be on everyone’s bucket list.
116 N. Tennessee St. #102, McKinney; 972-548-9141 or patinagreenhomeandmarket.com
Rye Craft Food and Drink
Butternut squash risotto. Sweet potato gnocchi. Mmm. This tiny restaurant on the historic downtown McKinney Square packs a big punch. Its menu changes with the season, but the food is always handmade, local and downright delicious.
111 W. Virginia Pkwy., McKinney; 214-491-1715 or ryemckinney.com
From the moment you walk up to this restaurant and see the porch swings, you know you’re in for some farm-to-table freshness. And after a Rusty Barn cocktail and the sunflower-seed catfish, you will find yourself in a full-on food coma (in the best possible way).
112 E. Louisiana St., McKinney; 214-726-0251 or harvesttx.com