18 restaurants in 48 hours – I’ve tasted my way through Plano Texas and rounded up the 18 best restaurants in Plano for you to wine and dine!
Everything from a $40 omakase, shabu shabu, churro ice cream, light bulb drinks, shaved ice, and soup dumplings.
Brunch at Prim & Proper
Let’s start with brunch in Plano. Prim & Proper is the restaurant inside of the Neighborhood Goods shop at Shops at Legacy. Order a cocktail and shop the store while you’re waiting for your food. I loved the burger with fries and the millennial avocado toast.
Happy hour is Monday to Friday from 4 – 7pm with $2 fries, $5 burger, $5 hummus plate, $6 Millennial toast, $10 cheese board, $3 beer, $5 wine, and $7 cocktails. On the weekends, $3 mimosas and $10 carafes.
7300 Windrose Ave Suite A130, Plano, TX, primandproper.co
Best Restaurants in Plano for Lunch
Tacos at Taco Diner
Start your day shopping at The Shops at Legacy and stop into Taco Diner for their happy hour. Happy hour is Monday to Friday from 3 – 6pm with $2 pollo, carne, puerco and veggie tacos, $3 pescado tacos, and $6 mambo taxis, palomas and burgers. Thursday is all day $6 mambo taxis and palomas.
7201 Bishop Rd, Plano, TX, tacodinerrestaurants.com
Omakase at Shumi Omakase
Shumi Omakase is also at the Shop at Legacy and I was blown away by this restaurant. The restaurant is beautifully designed with an open layout. Normally omakase is a two to three-hour dinner experience but you can have an express omakase at Shumi Omakase for $40 at lunch! Omakase if the chef’s special tasting menu of sushi and sashimi selected from the day’s fresh catch. I enjoyed watching Chef David Seo create each sushi piece behind the bar.
7161 Bishop Rd Suite G2, Plano, TX, shumiomakase.com
Best Restaurants in Plano For Drinks
Glass of Wine at Sixty Vines
For a pre-dinner spot, go to Sixty Wines for a glass of wine. Sixty Vines has 60 different kinds of wines on tap from all around the world. By using kegs of wine, Sixty Vines has saved over 33500 bottles of wine from going to landfills! I love that Sixty Vines offers 1/2 pours of wine so you can try different glasses.
Half-off all vine hugger’s wine and house brew and $5 bar bites during tappy hour from Monday to Friday from 3pm – 6pm.
3701 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX, sixtyvines.com
Margaritas at Mexican Bar Co
If you’re shopping at the Shop at Willow Bend, stop by Mexican Bar Co for a hot guava margarita.
6121 W Park Blvd Ste Rs-10, Plano, TX, mexbars.com
Best Restaurants in Plano for Dinner
Shabu Shabu at Yoshi Shabu Shabu
TBH I wish we had a good shabu shabu place in Austin so I was really excited to try Yoshi Shabu Shabu. A steaming pot of tonkatsu soup with wagyu beef, pork belly, shrimp, and scallops was the perfect meal. You can pick your own broth and meats.
8612 Preston Rd suite 115, Plano, TX, yoshishabushabu.com
Plano has their own food hall called Legacy Hall at the Shop at Legacy with 24 artisanal food stalls run by local chefs, along with craft cocktails, beers, and live music! I had a pork belly bao from Enter The Bao and it was so good.
7800 Windrose Ave, Plano, TX, legacyfoodhall.com
Beef Noodle Soup & Dumplings at Wu Wei Din
Wu Wei Din was highly recommended to me by my readers on Instagram and this Taiwanese restaurant was authentic and delicious. We had the spicy beef noodle soup with xiaolongbao (soup dumpings)!
2909 W 15th St, Plano, TX, wuweidinchinesecuisine.com
Best Restaurants in Plano for Dessert
I’m in dessert heaven – Plano has so many instagrammable desserts!
Churro Ice Cream at Hiccups & Churroholic
I love churros and I love ice cream so I had to stop by Hiccups and Churroholic for my guide to the best restaurants to Plano.
9144 Prestmont Pl # 220, Frisco, TX, hiccupsteahouse.com
If you like matcha, you’re going to love Meccha Matcha. They serve everything from matcha soft serve to matcha shaved ice and matcha floats. The matcha that Meccha Matcha uses is the most premium matcha and they make the strong matcha ice cream in the U.S. with a level 3 matcha!
2001 Coit Rd #166, Plano, TX, mecchamatcha.com
Light Bulb Drinks at Hi Sweetie
Why drink out of a regular cup when you can drink out of a light bulb cup? This purple drink with pink heart jelly is the unicorn dream drink at Hi Sweetie. You can keep the light bulb glass cup so I will be using mine for flowers and plants at home!
8604 Preston Rd #121, Plano, TX, hisweetieus.com
Shaved Ice at Heavenly Cup
The mango shaved ice with fresh mangos, mango ice cream, and mango popping bubbles is well, heavenly.
6505 W Park Blvd suite 322, Plano, TX, heavenlykup.com
Blue Galaxy Drink at Vivi Bubble Tea
The dreamy Blue Galaxy drink at Vivi Bubble Tea is made from a caffeine-free Clitoria ternatea plant and fresh lime juice.
1301 Custer Rd suite 200 unit 100, Plano, TX, vivibubbletea.com
Black Ice Cream at MilkyTreats Ice Cream
When I saw black ice cream on the Instagram feeds in Plano, I had to try it for myself. Milkytreat’s black ice cream is a black velvet cake ice cream – I also got the cookie monster and ube ice cream and it was so good.
7000 Independence Pkwy #104d, Plano, TX, milkytreats.com
Waffle Pops at Sno Tea
Toasty waffles served pop-style and coated with your choice of cereal (I opted for Fruity Pebbles) at Sno Tea.
5930 W Park Blvd #1200, Plano, TX, snotea.net
Donuts at Wow Donuts and Drips
I’m blown away by all these cute dessert spots in Plano! Wow Donuts and Drips is the cutest, Instagrammable donut shop that makes all of their donuts fresh every couple of hours. There are over 120 creative toppings and fillings from classic chocolate old fashioned to glazed cake doughnuts. I had the piña colada donut that comes with a paper umbrella.
6509 W Park Blvd #420, Plano, TX, wowdonutsanddrips.com
Bubble Tea at Milk Bubbles
Milk Bubbles is inside the food court at Shops at Willow Bend – I got a jasmine green tea bubble tea to drink while shopping.
6121 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX
Rose Gelato at Amorino Gelato
Forget flowers when you can have an edible gelato flower!
7700 Windrose Ave G157, Plano, TX
Photo credit: Jane Ko @atasteofkoko