Looking for a fun, family-friendly space to spend some time in the Plano area? Look no further than the Boardwalk at Granite Park. Featuring a large event space and a variety of restaurants, the Boardwalk boasts a casual atmosphere and impressive water views. It’s a nice place to spend a morning, afternoon, or evening.
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Take a look at the Boardwalk’s website for information about upcoming events. You’ll find options including fitness classes, farmers markets, live entertainment, and more. The website is updated frequently, so check back often for event details and announcements.
Yoga classes are offered periodically at the Boardwalk. They’re usually free and provide a fun way to see if group yoga classes are a good fit for you.
Camp Gladiator, a boot camp-style fitness program, offers outdoor classes at the Boardwalk periodically. Check the website to find the next class offering and to register. Your first class is free.
Farmers markets are held on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the Boardwalk’s pavilion. You’ll typically find about 15 vendors selling items such as fresh produce, baked goods, homemade gifts, and more. When inclement weather occurs, the farmers market is canceled and held the following weekend as scheduled.
Live music is offered regularly, so check the website to find when the next band is playing. Arrive early to grab dinner and drinks, then find a seat to relax and enjoy the music. Concerts are free and usually take place from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Several restaurants are located on the Boardwalk, serving everything from barbecue to steak to tacos and more. Following is just a sampling of some of the impressive offerings you’ll find there.
Golden Boy Coffee and Wine Bar
Stop in at the Golden Boy Coffee and Wine Bar for tea, a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine. For a nutritious start to your day, try one of their signature drinks, such as their golden latte, which contains turmeric and cream of coconut. Plenty of other choices, including mochas, cappuccinos, and cold brews, are also available. If you prefer tea to coffee, you’ll find several varieties including peppermint, sencha green, and Earl Grey on the menu. The wine list is extensive and includes an assortment of sparkling, red, and white wines.
Visit from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Fork and Fire
Check out Fork and Fire for a menu packed with choices, including items such as Atlantic salmon, shrimp and grits, hamburgers, and flatbread pizzas. For a decadent treat, try their roasted organic free-range chicken, served with potato puree, charred cipollini onions, and a saffron caper and raisin sauce. A weekend brunch is held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. You’ll find dutch pancakes, frittatas, scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, and more on the menu.
If you’d like to make a reservation, call 214-210-2265 or visit the website. Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and regular dining hours vary throughout the week, so check the website when making your plans.
Don’t miss the Union Bear, a restaurant and brewery that blends a relaxed, West Coast feel with a vibrant, Texas charm. Enjoy their signature line of craft beers, as well as an extensive wine and cocktail menu. If you’re staying for lunch or dinner, start your meal with some creamy tomato soup or a Santa Fe Cobb salad. Continue with a shrimp and sausage flatbread or some grilled fish tacos.
Visit on the weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for brunch where you’ll find hearty menu items such as an All-American breakfast plate featuring eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, and roasted potatoes. If you’re in the mood for lighter fare, try a smoked salmon flatbread. While a happy hour is held Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., opening and closing times vary throughout the week, so give them a call at 214-297-2337 or check the website before you go.
The Biscuit Bar
Stop in at The Biscuit Bar, a fast-casual eatery that serves biscuit sandwiches all day. The menu is substantial, providing a range of options, including classics like bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits, as well as signature items, such as The Hoss, which features southern fried chicken, crispy bacon, jack cheese, house-made gravy, and honey butter. If you’re in the mood for something a little less filling, try a salad, such as the grilled chicken Caesar, made with spring mix, romaine hearts, grilled chicken, parmesan cheese, biscuit croutons, and a house-made Caesar dressing.
The Biscuit Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Edith’s French Bistro
Visit Edith’s French Bistro, an upscale French restaurant with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. You’ll find an extensive lunch and dinner menu, as well as a full bar and high tea service. Edith’s focuses on creating American versions of classic French dishes, such as their signature champagne macaroni and cheese. If you’re stopping in for a quick bite, you’ll find a large selection of pastries, macaroons, and croissants. For lunch and dinner, enjoy a range of items, including lighter fare such as tomato bisque and more filling options like a shrimp po’boy.
High tea is served daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and requires a reservation made at least 48 hours in advance. Edith’s hours vary throughout the week, so check the website when making your plans.
We hope you find this guide to Plano’s Boardwalk at Granite Park helpful. If we failed to highlight one of your favorite restaurants or events, please let us know so we can add it to our list. Just give us a call or send us an email here at Huffines Hyundai Plano. We’d love to hear from you.