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You can sample a variety of cuisines right in Plano, Texas. From authentic Latin American to German to classic American food, your taste buds will thank you for stopping at any of the following seven local restaurants. Learn what’s on the menu at each of these restaurants and when they’re open for service.

CraftWay Kitchen

Visit the neighborhood gathering spot at CraftWay Kitchen. This restaurant serves up delicious new American food and delivers excellent service.

The menu consists of appetizers, soups and salads, sandwiches, entrees, and desserts as well as an extensive selection of cocktails, wine, and beer. Some favorite menu items include the blue cheese chips, pastrami Reuben, chicken and fig sandwich, and bread pudding. If you stop in on Saturday or Sunday, you can order from the brunch menu, which features items like chicken and waffles, breakfast tacos, and beignets. 

Make a reservation Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., or Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

E. B. Latin Bistro

To enjoy some high-quality Latin American cuisine, stop by E. B. Latin Bistro. This restaurant features a full bar, outdoor seating, and an inviting atmosphere.

Offering authentic Spanish, Cuban, and Mexican dishes, the menu includes the best of each cuisine. From Cuban sandwiches to the Latin grill, you’ll want to come again and again to try new dishes. Favorite dishes include the arroz con pollo, Cuban sandwiches, and Spanish paella, which is the bistro’s signature dish. You can also choose from appetizers, salads and soups, tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, Latin wraps, and desserts.

Order lunch or dinner at E. B. Latin Bistro Tuesday through Saturday between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. or Sunday between noon and 8 p.m.

Bavette Grill

Another must-try restaurant in Plano is Bavette Grill. This classic American bistro offers great service, an incredible atmosphere, patio seating, a full bar, and the best wines you can find. Bavette Grill also offers catering, so you can bring your favorite dishes to your next event.

The menu features appetizers, salads and soups, sandwiches, steaks and other entrees, and desserts as well as various wines and signature drinks. Some recommended menu items include the salmon cakes, short rib steak, and butcher burger.

Plan to stop by Bavette Grill or make a reservation Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. or Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Bella Italia Ristorante

If you love Italian food, stop by Bella Italia Ristorante. This restaurant also offers catering, so you enjoy the flavors of Italy at any event you host.

The dinner menu consists of appetizers, salads, soups, main pasta dishes, chicken dishes, seafood dishes, pizza, and stuffed rolls. Favorite dishes include the Fettuccine Alfredo and pizza. If you stop by between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., you can order from the lunch menu, which is an abbreviated version of the dinner menu but still features classics, such as the chicken parmigiana, 8-inch pizza, and linguine clams. If you have a gluten allergy, you can order gluten-free pasta for a small additional fee. 

Enjoy a delicious plate of Italian food Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. or Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Urban Crust

Another recommended place to enjoy pizza in Plano is Urban Crust. This pizza restaurant is housed in a historic building and features three levels of seating and a rooftop ice bar. Urban Crust also offers catering, so you can impress your guests with some of the best wood-fired pizza in town.

While wood-fired pizza is the menu item of choice, you can also order an appetizer, salad, pasta, chicken, steak, sides, and dessert. You can choose from one of the signature pizzas on the menu or create your own 12-inch or 16-inch pizza. On Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can order from the brunch menu, which features brunch pizzas and various signature plates. Also, keep an eye out for the pizza of the month and other monthly food and drink specials.

Enjoy a bite to eat at Urban Crust Sunday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., or Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The bar is open until midnight Sunday through Thursday and until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Bavarian Grill

Immerse yourself in German culture at Bavarian Grill. Once you walk in the door, you’ll feel as though you stepped into a Bavarian town. Enjoy live polka music on the weekends as you peruse the menu and chat with your friends and family.

Depending on the time of year, you’ll receive a different menu. The restaurant features six seasonal menus, so you can keep coming back for new culinary experiences. Some menu items you should try include the pretzel rolls, mushroom schnitzel, and various German beers.

Make a reservation to enjoy a German night out at Bavarian Grill. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Biscuit Bar

Enjoy a gourmet biscuit at The Biscuit Bar. This American restaurant offers counter service, a full bar, and a patio as well as catering.

The menu features various biscuit combinations, such as biscuit sandwiches, biscuit and sausage gravy, and biscuit French toast. Other menu items include potato side dishes, salads, desserts, and drinks. Some fan favorites include the Monte Cristo, Hot Hot Chicken, fully loaded tater tots, and banana pudding. Brunch is served all day on Saturday and Sunday, and the menu features several cocktail options.

Stop by The Biscuit Bar in Plano Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

That’s the short list of great restaurants in Plano! You won’t be disappointed with the quality of service or food at these venues. Do you love to eat out at a local restaurant that’s not listed here? Let us know, so we can share with locals and out-of-towners alike!


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