The happening food scene in Frisco, Texas, centers around Main Street, with everything from hipster coffee shops to fine dining. Several venue outside of the old town square are also generating buzz, covering a wide range of dining styles from Texas comfort food to globally influenced menus.
Historic Downtown Area
The Frisco Rail Yard food truck park just off Main Street is a fun, open space that’s home to several trucks serving gourmet eats from some of the area’s top chefs. Craving Greek or Italian? Check out Greek Girl Goodies or Goomba’s Authentic Italian trailers. You can also find pizza, empanadas, bratwurst sausages, barbecue and hamburgers. For a sweet treat, end at Kona Ice snow cones or The Dough Box, which dishes out edible cookie dough. The Rail Yard also has something not often found in a food truck park: a full bar serving specialty cocktails, along with wine and beer. There is also live music Thursday through Sunday nights, and the park is family-friendly, with a play area and outdoor games.
For a true neighborhood experience, check out The Heritage Table, located in a circa 1917 converted Victorian home. The restaurant focuses on scratch-made food — including the bread and baked goods, cured and smoked meats, locally sourced produce along with craft beverages. If you’re looking for good Southern comfort food, don’t miss the buttermilk fried chicken or the bourbon and brown sugar-brined, smoked baby-back ribs. Or you can get coffee and breakfast tacos from a grab-and-go window.
If you’re looking for a casual burger joint — and other American staples — Stan’s Main Street is a good pick. The back patio stage area is family friendly, and Stan’s offers live music and regular events, such as trivia nights.
For brunch, you can’t go wrong with 5th Street Patio Cafe, situated in a charming, converted wood-frame house. The large brunch menu offers daily blackboard specials alongside Southern classics like fried chicken and waffles; as well as a creative spin on favorites, such as the Captain Crunch French toast.
From New and Noteworthy to Fine Dining Classics
Outside of the historic downtown area, you will find some newer hot spots. The Ford Center at the Star is located at the brand new world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys — just across the highway from Hotel Indigo Frisco. The 200,000 square-feet of restaurant and retail space features more than a dozen dining and entertainment options, including Mi Cocina Mexican food and Zaytinya, the second location of a popular Mediterranean restaurant from Michelin-rated chef José Andrés.
A longtime local favorite is Randy’s Steakhouse, a family-owned restaurant located in one of the oldest buildings in town, an 1869 Victorian home. Randy’s hand-cuts its prime steaks, and also offers seafood and fish for the non-meat eaters in your party. The ambience is fine dining with a comfortable vibe in a historic setting.