Plano’s dining options have become more diverse since the start of 2019. With almost 30 new restaurants ranging from food stalls at Legacy Hall to dessert parlors, the city has something to satisfy your appetite.
Correction: A previous version of this post incorrectly said Better Than Sex Desserts had opened in downtown Plano. The business’s opening has been delayed to September.
Woodtop Tavern opened Jan. 12 at 8408 Preston Road, Plano. The restaurant offers starters, such as mozzarella sticks and nachos, and main dishes ranging from pizza to burgers. It also includes 30 TVs, 10 draft beers, wines, cocktails and more. 214-763-7181. www.facebook.com/woodtop-tavern
Hammbone Willy’s opened Feb. 19 at 2208 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 303, Plano. The restaurant serves craft burgers, salads and appetizers such as Lone Star beer-battered onion rings. Hammbone Willy’s also serves beer and wine. 214-416-7900. www.hammbonewilly.com
Haskell & Worth opened in late February at Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano. The food stall serves Philly cheesesteaks, and patrons have the option to add a variety of toppings including cheeses, peppers and sauces. 972-846-4255. www.haskellandworth.com
24 Hot Chicken & Waffle Bar opened March 7 at 1885 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 300, Plano. The 24-hour restaurant serves dishes such as chicken sandwiches, tenders, waffles and other breakfast, lunch and dinner options. 214-914-1036. www.24hotchicken.com
W.W. Fairfield’s Bar & Grill opened in April at 2001 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. The restaurant serves dishes such as hamburgers, sloppy Joes, chicken sandwiches and more. W.W. Fairfield’s Bar & Grill also holds country music events and karaoke. 214-440-2115. www.fairfields.com
Son of a Butcher opened in March at Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano. The food stall concept serves classic burgers, fries and shakes using locally sourced A Bar N Ranch wagyu beef. Customers can choose from burger options—such as a Reuben sandwich and a Texas-style Philly cheesesteak—as well as sides including Buffalo blue cheese fries and nacho fries. 972-846-4255. www.legacyfoodhall.com/son-of-a-butcher
Chef John Tesar’s Knife Butcher opened April 16 at 6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano. The butcher shop is Tesar’s third Knife concept at The Shops at Willow Bend. The shop offers the same cuts of meat available at Tesar’s Knife steakhouse but prepared to be cooked at home. Meat options include filets, rib-eye steaks, bacon and more. 214-817-0035. www.knifeplano.com
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ held a soft opening Feb. 21 at 8240 Preston Road, Ste. 155, Plano. The restaurant serves authentic grilled, Japanese-style barbecue and has locations throughout the world. 469-988-5258. www.gyu-kaku.com
Beijing Brothers opened in April at Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano. The Texas-based Chinese restaurant serves dishes such as hand-pulled noodles, Peking duck and Yangzhou fried rice. 972-846-4255. www.beijingbrothers.com
Rice BB Go opened April 8 at 3291 Independence Parkway, Ste. 400, Plano. The Korean-fusion restaurant offers a build-it-yourself menu in which patrons can select their choice of protein, vegetables and sides. Entrees include bento boxes, ramen and chicken wings. 972-599-7583. www.facebook.com/ricebbgo
Volcano Soon Tofu opened June 2 at 2001 Coit Road, Ste. 300A, Plano. The restaurant specializes in tofu served in a spicy soup and also features a traditional Korean menu with barbecue and other options. The restaurant includes a full bar with traditional Korean alcohol, including beer and rice wine. 214-501-2878.
Cafes & Diners
LC Kitchen opened in January at 6549 Declaration Drive, Plano. The food court offers dishes from four different stalls with options such as sandwiches, salads, burgers, tacos and Korean entrees. The food court also includes a cafe that serves coffee and pastries. 972-517-4954. www.lckitchenplano.com
Red Truck Cafe opened in late January at 910 W. Parker Road, Ste. 101, Plano. The cafe specializes in homestyle country cooking and offers dishes such as chicken-fried steak, sandwiches and burgers. 972-881-1348. www.facebook.com/redtruckcafe
Shayna’s Place opened this spring at Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano. The Rhode Island-based food stall serves sandwiches, soups, salads and breakfast options. As part of its mission, Shayna’s Place hires people with special needs. 972-846-4255. www.shaynasplaceri.com
Milk Bubbles opened Feb. 21 at The Shops at Legacy, 7140 Bishop Road, Ste. F4, Plano. The beverage company offers options such as coffee, tea, bubble tea and smoothies. 469-969-0579. www.shopsatlegacy.com/milk-bubbles
Desi Ginger Indian Cuisine opened Feb. 1 at 2205 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 180, Plano. The North Indian restaurant serves dishes including a variety of curries; vegetarian meals; and starters such as samosas. 469-910-8033. www.desiginger.com
Del Pietro’s opened its new location the week of Jan. 20 at 8900 Ohio Drive, Ste. A, Plano. The Italian restaurant offers traditional Italian dishes including pizza, pasta and meat entrees. 469-664-0000. www.delpietrosplano.com
Bella Italia Ristorante opened March 7 at 3948 Legacy Drive, Plano. The Italian restaurant serves dishes such as chicken piccata, pizza, calzones and lasagna. 469-969-0998. www.bellaitaliaristorante.com
Cava opened May 8 at Plano’s Legacy West development, 7501 Windrose Ave., Ste. D170. The Washington-based restaurant group specializes in Mediterranean cuisine from a customizable menu that features dishes such as spicy lamb meatballs and a rotating collection of soups, juices and roasted vegetables. 214-295-7667. www.cava.com
Velvet Taco opened a food stall this spring at Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano. The food stand offers a menu featuring five tacos, including the spicy tikka chicken taco and the Cuban pig taco. It also offers elote-style corn and red curry coconut queso as sides. 972-846-4255. www.velvettaco.com
Amorino Gelato held a grand opening celebration Jan. 19 at 7700 Windrose Ave., Ste. G157, Plano. The dessert shop serves its gelato in the shape of a flower, and customers can choose to combine different flavors for their order. 972-943-8534. www.amorino.com
Sugar Pine Creamery opened Jan. 25 at 6832 Coit Road, Ste. 270B, Plano. The soft-serve ice cream shop offers a rotating menu of flavors, which has included options such as dark chocolate hazelnut and salted caramel as well as nondairy options including strawberry banana and tangerine. 469-298-8864. www.sugarpinecreamery.com
Butterfly Cakery opened in early February at 3309 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 340, Plano. The bakery specializes in custom cakes. 469-661-8992. www.butterflycakery.com
SusieCakes opened during the spring at Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano. The homestyle bakery serves a variety of desserts such as red velvet cake, a six-layer chocolate cake and more. www.susiecakes.com
Ginger’s Popcorn opened May 4 at 1020 E. 15th St., Plano. The company’s popcorn is air-popped, and it serves flavors such as peanut butter chocolate, loaded baked potato and traditional buttered popcorn. 214-440-2447. www.gingerspopcorn.com
HA’ Paletería held a grand opening celebration May 12 at 1601 K Ave., Plano. The new downtown Plano business serves frozen treats such as ice cream and ice pops. 469-298-0291. www.hapaleteria.com
This list is not comprehensive.