Right now is a great time to support local businesses. We have put together a list of highly recommended local restaurants in McKinney that all offer great meals.

This list was put together through personal recommendations as well as through online recommendations and the restaurant websites.


Starwood is the place for you if you love breakfast. Breakfast is served all day, but there are still plenty of other options for lunch. This locally owned and operated business offers two locations in McKinney. Several people have reviewed Starwood and have mentioned it’s one of their favorite breakfast places, with friendly wait staff, freshly made orange juice, and filling portions. 

About the restaurant

McKinney – Adriatica

Address: 470 Parkway

Phone number: (214) 973-5663


        Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

        Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

 • McKinney – Eldorado/75

Address: 2821 Craig Drive #101

Phone number: (214) 491-6965


        7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. daily

Hutchins Barbeque

Calling all barbeque lovers to this “Top 50 BBQ Joints in the World” restaurant. Hutchins Barbeque started in Princeton, Texas, with this McKinney location as its second location. Hutchins has tons of 5 star reviews online. Many customers say it’s the best barbeque they’ve ever had, with not only good meat, but good sides, dessert, and atmosphere as well. A family owned and operated business, there’s a really special story behind the BBQ at Hutchins. 

About the restaurant

Address: 1301 North Tennessee St

Phone number: (972) 548-2629


        Sunday-Thursday 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

        Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m. 

Petra Mexican

Petra’s offers authentic Mexican cuisine that’s made from scratch daily. Petra’s has made a name for being great Mexican food with great service. Several reviewers mention the flautas as some of the best they’ve ever had. It’s a family owned and operated business that wants to share their atmosphere with the community. 

About the restaurant

Address: 7200 West University Suite 100

Phone number: (214) 842-4875


        Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

        Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

        Sunday: closed

Square Burger

Here’s a local burger joint that has a modern and casual feel. Square Burger also offers a full bar, a fried pickle with every burger, and mac and cheese good enough to bring a tear to one’s eye. The staff, food, atmosphere, and drinks are all top-tier at Square Burger according to several happy customers. 

About the restaurant

Address: 115 North Kentucky Street

Phone number: (972) 542-0185


        Monday 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

        Tuesday: closed

        Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

        Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

        Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  

Cadillac Pizza

Cadillac Pizza has brought the classic New York style pizza to North Texas. They also offer live music, outdoor seating, and ingredients made daily that are locally grown in Texas. “The best pizza I’ve ever had” according to Heather C. Another reviewer mentioned this isn’t a typical take on pizza, with combos such as honey on pizza, but it works wonders. 

About the restaurant

Address: 112 South Kentucky Street

Phone number: (972) 547-3833


        Monday: closed

        Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

        Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

        Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Snug on the Square

This coffeehouse and café offers something for everyone in their limited but varying menu. Reviewer Kelley mentions the benefits of the limited menu as ensuring everything is made special. Breakfast is served all day and the coffee is locally roasted. But, they don’t stop there. They also have a variety of soups, salads, and sandwiches that make this a great stop for lunch. 

About the restaurant

Address: 109 N Kentucky Street

Phone number: (972) 548-SNUG (7684)

Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

        Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

        Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 

The Pantry Restaurant

This homestyle cookery and pie shop features something every comfort-food-lover can appreciate. The Pantry is said to bake over 1,000 pies around Thanksgiving, but make up to twenty different kinds of pies and cakes daily. They also offer sandwiches, salads, soups, and quiche. The historic building brings a great atmosphere to enjoy as well. To top it all off, boozy milkshakes make this place a must-try, according to several happy customers.

About the restaurant

Address: 214 East Louisiana Street

Phone Number: (972) 542-2411


        Monday: closed

        Tuesday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

        Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

        Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Harvest is a farm-to-table restaurant that serves incredible food while still supporting local. They operate on the claim that for every dollar spent locally, seventy of those cents stay in the community. Harvest aims to make their mission of sustainability and local support to the rest of the community through their restaurant and their practices. Online reviewers raved about the freshness of the food and the unique combinations of orders, making Harvest a must-try. 

About the restaurant

Address: 112 East Louisiana Street

Phone Number: (214) 726-0251

Dining-In Hours:


                    Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


                    Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

                    Friday-Saturday: 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Curbside Hours:


                    Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


                    Tuesday-Saturday: 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Closed on Sunday and Monday 

Local Yocal BBQ and Grill

Local Yocal is a local, family owned and operated business using sustainability, great food, and the Texas BBQ experience to make this a great restaurant. One reviewer marked Local Yocal as an upscale barbeque must-try. There’s not only incredible barbecue here, but also a variety of salads, burgers, sandwiches, comfort food, and even brunch. 

About the restaurant 

Address: 350 East Louisiana Street

Phone Number: (469) 225-0800


        Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

        Friday-Saturday 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

        Sunday 10:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

        Monday: closed 

Tai Sushi House

Calling all sushi-lovers to Tai Sushi House. This sushi place has gained quite the local following. Many reviewers mention this is their go-to sushi place in McKinney. Whether you’re brand new to sushi, or have been eating it for years, the menu is designed for everyone with different sections: beginner, adventurer, expert, and spicy lover. 

About the restaurant

Address: 8408 Stacy Road Suite 100

Phone Number: (972) 369-0022


        Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

        Saturday and Sunday 12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.