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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Bakery
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“Best home cooking, love the Potato soup, chicken salad sandwiches.... just about everything here is yummy. small outdoor seating area as well. On a corner on the Square”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“McKinney’s own and original brick-walled pub with a large wood fired pizza oven, with live music five nights a week. This is a great pizza restaurant but offers many other items to select from as well. For those that like salads, the Sedona salad is a local favorite. Great beer selection. Note of caution: The live music can get loud inside at times making it hard to converse with your party - but great music. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
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“BBQ, the best in all of McKinney. Winner of several awards. A true traditional BBQ/Smokehouse for slow-smoked beef and the finest ingredients, A Texas tradition since 1978. The best brisket in North TX and the very best Jalapenos poppers (brisket and cheese stuffed, wrapped in bacon) in the world.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Great dining inside and outside. We like the lounge for music and beverages but you can also get the full menu in the lounge. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Great burger selections, with some really good sweet potato fries. This is a little pricey for a burger, but it is a “gourmet burger place with a great draft beer selection (if that is your thing). Their meats include Genesis grass-fed beef (supplied by Local Yocal Farm to Market, also on the downtown square), lamb, salmon, turkey and tuna. Side items include onion rings, sweet potato fries (served with garlic aioli sauce), gourmet mac-and-cheese, a wide variety of salads, and all burgers are served with a tempura fried pickle spear.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“A funky, daytime coffeehouse featuring espresso drinks & classic cafe meals in a laid-back atmosphere. This is our go to for a great breakfast! However, the lunch offerings are just as good. Many of the dishes will serve two people as the serving sizes are on the larger side of things. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
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“You have to have the deviled eggs! Any entree is fabulous. The service is amazing. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“British pub food, beers and a full-service bar. Known best for a late night drink – hang out (so beware). The dart boards and pool tables are a local favorite. Known for their beverages and social climate rather than their food – just being honest. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
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“One of my All time favorite stores! Yummy Farm to Market food, delicious....Panini with ham and pepper jelly! Salads, wine, deserts food to go... Monthly Taco Saturday Night, need reservation ...sells out! Candles, Holiday decor, special events and trunk unloading... on the square”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“Delicious down home fare and now a good Sunday brunch for special days like Mothers Day”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 4 locals recommend
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“Owned by Mockingbird Cottage's next door neighbors, Rye has quickly become a local favorite for great food that combines fresh ingredients with innovative appeal. Periodic wine and whiskey tasting nights, an excellent brunch on weekends. Great desserts, too! On Virginia Avenue, just off the square. Rye is not a large restaurant, but they have a quick process for alerting diners who'd like to take in the square while they wait. Reservations taken for parties over 6.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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  • 3 locals recommend
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“Ruth Thompson’s vision was to open a non-profit cafe that would be run and operated by adults with special needs. Hug’s mission is to enhance the lives of special needs adults through training and employment. A local favorite serving one hug a time to change the world for the better. Try their Chickie Hug or Hug Me a Tuna. Savor their Hugs Cobb Salad and enjoy a localmust have Hugs Wedding Cake! Give a hug...The Hugs Cafe way. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“Best Burger place in town. Great prices and privately owned, they work the restaurant and always have a smile and friendly greeting for you. ”
  • 4 locals recommend