Ask a McKinney Local!

When you’re visiting someplace new and you aren’t sure about where to eat or have a picnic or go hiking, who do you turn to? Well, you "ask a local," of course! Our McKinney locals are always eager to share their favorites with visitors and new residents.

Favorite Places for Fajitas

  • Valorie: Blue Goose or Cristina’s
  • Rendalee: Anamia's
  • Camille/Beth: San Miguel Grill
  • Tracy: Mesa's Mexican Grill

Favorite Place to Meet Friends for Drinks

  • Mindi: The Pub
  • Courtney: Lone Star Wine Cellars
  • Brenna: Duino Coffee
  • Elliot: The Yard
  • Rebecca: Blue Goose ($2 Tuesdays!)

Favorite Place to Relax

  • Tricia: One of the benches in downtown McKinney

Favorite Place to be Active

  • Crystal: Towne Lake Park
  • Diane: Apex Centre
  • Tina: The Blueprint Experience

Favorite Date Night Spot

  • Sarah S.: The Celt (live music) 
  • Sarah W.: Rye

Favorite Place for Coffee

  • Johanna: Eggsquisite Cafe
  • Rhonda: Filtered & Layered (both)
  • Ann: Wattage Coffee Company
  • Camille: La Madeleine

Favorite Place for Wine with Friends

  • Linda/Jennie: Landon Winery
  • Ty: Uncorked
  • Tammy: Guitars & Growlers
  • Dee: Lonestar Wine Cellars

Favorite Breakfast

  • Maureen: Eggsquisite Cafe
  • Cathleen: Spoons Cafe
  • Willette: Hydeout Cafe
  • Melissa: Cookies
  • Christie: Benny’s Cafe
  • Marsha: Starwood Cafe

Favorite Burgers

  • Jennifer/Kathryn: Local Yocal
  • Russell: The Celt, The Pub
  • Megan: One & Only Burger
  • Mark: Bakers Drive-In
  • Marsha: Square Burger
  • Adela: Scotty P’s

Favorite Place for Spaghetti/Pasta

  • Pam: Sicily’s
  • Dee/Jenn/Angi: Italian Garden

Favorite Place for Bacon/Bacon Dishes:

  • Dwayne & Marilyn: Baker’s Drive Inn

Special Recommendations


We got some great "insider" tips about pasta spots.

Brooke: Spoons Cafe has the best baked spaghetti.   

Russell: If you like a glass of wine with dinner at Italian Garden, it's BYOB.  


People sure do love burgers! On that one topic alone, we got so many responses, and some very specific ones. We wanted to share these because they are all so mouth-watering, just naming the place didn't do it justice.

Marla: The blue cheeseburger, medium rare at Square Burger! Share half fries or onion rings. Use a fork, knife, and napkin!

Bob: The spicy tuna burger is hard to beat at Square Burger.

Are You a McKinney Local?

If you live in McKinney and would like to be one of our "Ask a Local" folks, call 214-544-1407 or email us at