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15 Essential Frisco Restaurants

Stunning steaks, rice bowls, and so much more await

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So much sashimi at Dee Lincoln Prime
| Ben Gibson for Dee Lincoln Prime

Once a small, quaint suburb, Frisco has exploded in recent years, and its dining scene is booming. As the city continues to grow, Frisco has welcomed a number of exciting new eateries that are worth the drive north.

From quaint steakhouses to vegan options, these 15 essential Frisco restaurants can satisfy any craving. Go forth, and explore one of DFW’s most compelling places to eat.

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Hutchins BBQ

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A vaunted North Texas barbecue institution, the Frisco outpost is Hutchins’ second location. The offerings are pretty standard smokehouse fare, like brisket, pulled pork, sausage, and ribs, but they’re always pit-charred to meaty perfection.

Nerdvana Food + Spirits

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A haven for game enthusiasts of all kinds, Nerdvana is also a solid choice for dinner and cocktails. Sip dorkily-named drinks like the Cthulhu’s Revenge, a mix of spiced rum, Cointreau, and pineapple juice before digging into hearty entrees like brisket quesadillas and brick-roasted chicken.

Randy's Steakhouse

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Open in Frisco since 1993, this charming steakhouse is located in a historic home in Downtown Frisco. In the dining room, find classic appetizers like fried calamari and cheese-stuffed mushrooms alongside prime steaks like a tempting bleu cheese stuffed filet in cognac bordelaise sauce.

The Heritage Table

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Located in endlessly charming downtown Frisco, The Heritage Table is a farm-to-table version of Grandma’s house. Start with the restaurant’s fried green tomatoes, then dig into Texas mushroom fettuccine, shrimp and grits, or steak with parmesan mash.

5th Street Patio Cafe

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A stone’s throw away from Downtown Frisco, 5th Street Patio is a hidden breakfast and brunch gem. In addition to the usuals, like eggs and pancakes, find fun plates like Cap’n Crunch crusted French toast, breakfast tacos, and pillowy biscuits smothered in sausage gravy.

Veggie Express

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Vegans, rejoice. Veggie Express is Frisco’s haven for all plant enthusiasts, with vegetarian versions of classics like orange chicken. This restaurant is also perfect for carnivores thanks to dishes like steak with flat noodles in black bean sauce.

Thai Green Village

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Find Thai cuisine at its finest at this unassuming spot. The entrees, like yellow curry and ginger-spiked beef, are always super fresh, especially the restaurant’s traditionally-prepared whole fish, served with fried garlic, basil, or ginger.

Bottled in Bond Cocktail Parlour & Kitchen

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Head to this sophisticated cocktail lounge for a thoughtful drink menu that will satisfy any drinker. Sips like the “The Wicker Man” a mix of chamomile-infused gin, banane du brésil, demerara, orange bitters, and angostura bitters await, along with snacks like glazed bison meatballs and heartier fare like chicken fried ribeye and red pepper jack cheese grits.

Burning Rice

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This Korean eatery allows diners to totally customize their bibimbap, right down to the bowl that the dish is served in. Choose a regular bowl or a stone vessel that’s been heated to scorching hot temperatures, then fill with kimchi fried rice (or steamed), spicy bulgogi, or pork, amongst other protein offerings. Gild that lily with a selection of banchan or japchae, Korean glass noodles stir-fried with veggies.

Jeff`s Vegan

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Meat-free eats abound at this vegan eatery known for its (mostly) Asian-influenced dishes. Find pho, broccoli wonton soup, vegetable fried rice, burritos, burgers, and pad thai, all paired with dairy-free Thai tea, cucumber-mint lemonade, and other refreshing sips.

Sushi Marquee

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This splashy sushi spot brings a ton of flair to the Star in Frisco with dishes like Wagyu beef cooked on hot stones and creatively-named rolls like the Bueller...Bueller (crab mix, avocado, baked salmon, eel sauce) and Kissy Suzuki (tempura lobster, avocado, asparagus).

Dee Lincoln Prime

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Dee Lincoln, Dallas’s original steak maven, has returned with a glitzy steak and sushi destination at the Star. Start dinner with carpaccio or tuna tartar, then splurge on a stunning sashimi platter or dry-aged porterhouse.

Unrefined Bakery

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This popular DFW bakery is a must for diners with food allergies and dietary restrictions. Find paleo, low-carb, vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free cookies and cupcakes, among other sweets, all of which are equally as compelling as the typical sweets.

Platia Greek Kouzina

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Frequently lauded as one of DFW’s best Greek restaurants, Platia Greek Kouzina is the spot for dolmades, spanakopita, and ridiculously creamy hummus. Entrees like souvlaki and gyros are on offer, all of which are served with Platia’s freshly-baked pita.

Kenny's Burger Joint

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Grilled over hickory and served on La Spiga buns, the burger offerings at Kenny’s stand out among the city’s best options. In addition to the usual cheeseburgers, find specialties like the cheese-stuffed Jucy Lucy, or the Bud’s Queso burger, topped with sauteed onions and jalapeños.

Hutchins BBQ

A vaunted North Texas barbecue institution, the Frisco outpost is Hutchins’ second location. The offerings are pretty standard smokehouse fare, like brisket, pulled pork, sausage, and ribs, but they’re always pit-charred to meaty perfection.

Nerdvana Food + Spirits

A haven for game enthusiasts of all kinds, Nerdvana is also a solid choice for dinner and cocktails. Sip dorkily-named drinks like the Cthulhu’s Revenge, a mix of spiced rum, Cointreau, and pineapple juice before digging into hearty entrees like brisket quesadillas and brick-roasted chicken.

Randy's Steakhouse

Open in Frisco since 1993, this charming steakhouse is located in a historic home in Downtown Frisco. In the dining room, find classic appetizers like fried calamari and cheese-stuffed mushrooms alongside prime steaks like a tempting bleu cheese stuffed filet in cognac bordelaise sauce.

The Heritage Table

Located in endlessly charming downtown Frisco, The Heritage Table is a farm-to-table version of Grandma’s house. Start with the restaurant’s fried green tomatoes, then dig into Texas mushroom fettuccine, shrimp and grits, or steak with parmesan mash.

5th Street Patio Cafe

A stone’s throw away from Downtown Frisco, 5th Street Patio is a hidden breakfast and brunch gem. In addition to the usuals, like eggs and pancakes, find fun plates like Cap’n Crunch crusted French toast, breakfast tacos, and pillowy biscuits smothered in sausage gravy.

Veggie Express

Vegans, rejoice. Veggie Express is Frisco’s haven for all plant enthusiasts, with vegetarian versions of classics like orange chicken. This restaurant is also perfect for carnivores thanks to dishes like steak with flat noodles in black bean sauce.

Thai Green Village

Find Thai cuisine at its finest at this unassuming spot. The entrees, like yellow curry and ginger-spiked beef, are always super fresh, especially the restaurant’s traditionally-prepared whole fish, served with fried garlic, basil, or ginger.

Bottled in Bond Cocktail Parlour & Kitchen

Head to this sophisticated cocktail lounge for a thoughtful drink menu that will satisfy any drinker. Sips like the “The Wicker Man” a mix of chamomile-infused gin, banane du brésil, demerara, orange bitters, and angostura bitters await, along with snacks like glazed bison meatballs and heartier fare like chicken fried ribeye and red pepper jack cheese grits.

Burning Rice

This Korean eatery allows diners to totally customize their bibimbap, right down to the bowl that the dish is served in. Choose a regular bowl or a stone vessel that’s been heated to scorching hot temperatures, then fill with kimchi fried rice (or steamed), spicy bulgogi, or pork, amongst other protein offerings. Gild that lily with a selection of banchan or japchae, Korean glass noodles stir-fried with veggies.

Jeff`s Vegan

Meat-free eats abound at this vegan eatery known for its (mostly) Asian-influenced dishes. Find pho, broccoli wonton soup, vegetable fried rice, burritos, burgers, and pad thai, all paired with dairy-free Thai tea, cucumber-mint lemonade, and other refreshing sips.

Sushi Marquee

This splashy sushi spot brings a ton of flair to the Star in Frisco with dishes like Wagyu beef cooked on hot stones and creatively-named rolls like the Bueller...Bueller (crab mix, avocado, baked salmon, eel sauce) and Kissy Suzuki (tempura lobster, avocado, asparagus).

Dee Lincoln Prime

Dee Lincoln, Dallas’s original steak maven, has returned with a glitzy steak and sushi destination at the Star. Start dinner with carpaccio or tuna tartar, then splurge on a stunning sashimi platter or dry-aged porterhouse.

Unrefined Bakery

This popular DFW bakery is a must for diners with food allergies and dietary restrictions. Find paleo, low-carb, vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free cookies and cupcakes, among other sweets, all of which are equally as compelling as the typical sweets.

Platia Greek Kouzina

Frequently lauded as one of DFW’s best Greek restaurants, Platia Greek Kouzina is the spot for dolmades, spanakopita, and ridiculously creamy hummus. Entrees like souvlaki and gyros are on offer, all of which are served with Platia’s freshly-baked pita.

Kenny's Burger Joint

Grilled over hickory and served on La Spiga buns, the burger offerings at Kenny’s stand out among the city’s best options. In addition to the usual cheeseburgers, find specialties like the cheese-stuffed Jucy Lucy, or the Bud’s Queso burger, topped with sauteed onions and jalapeños.

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