McKinney has been ranked as one of the best cities in the country to live and we agree. When co-workers, family, and friends visit, they look of the downtown square in Back to the Future or the Truman show with the perfect town.
We live in the historic district of McKinney and are only 4 blocks from the downtown square. If you want to antique shop, there are many boutique stores; however, there are great places to eat and drink in our small town.
Downtown McKinney (no specific order)
Spoons - breakfast is a must!
Rick's Chophouse - nicest fine dining in downtown
El Juarez - hole in the wall Mexican food
Square Burger - Great beer selection to go with your burger
Gather - Sunday brunch
Harvest - Very nice casual farm to market restaurant
Emporium Pies - enough said with pies
Landon Winery - Local winery with outside seating. You can order some food from another place and bring it in.
Filtered - Local coffee shop
Patina Green - Lunch place ( Friday a must for Brisket on a biscuit) and specialty dinners. The dinners fill up within hours. Big sponsors of the local Farmaid. Farm to market.
Eclair Bisto - French
Square Sushi - The strip center they are located in will make you nervous, but the sushi is great.
Snug - Breakfast and lunch place. The breakfast sandwiches are huge. Do not go in a hurry as they are not the fastest.
Cadillac Pizza - Live bands on the weekend. Great thin crust pizza.
Bien Salsa - Nicer Mexican food restaurant. They have 50% off on wine on Tuesdays.
Rye - American food
Sugarbacon - Lively and more contemporary restaurant. Great drinks.
Celt - Irish Pub
The Pub - Pub with traditional bar food
Bayou Jack's - Cajun - I like the red beans and rice.
Mellow Mushroom - Pizza but on the thicker crust side. Great selection of draft beers.
Butcher Board - BBQ
Louisiana St Grill - More casual steak restaurant
Hugs - This is a cafe with casual dining food that employs highly functioning individuals with disabilities.
A few must go's outside of f the square...
Bakers Drive Inn - Burgers and fries! Best in the area.
Gregory's Bistro - wish they were still on the square, but moved to West McKinney. Excellent fine dining. (Heard they have a sushi restaurant over there but have not been)
Bill's Cafe - breakfast place and you can take your carry license course there.
Hutchins BBQ - - best BBQ in the Dallas area. Many days the line is 30 people deep.
TUPPS - local brewery. They have a great area to meet and hangout. They also do tours on Saturdays.
Franconia - local brewery. You can schedule a tour of their facility.