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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“Outdoor outlet mall with dining options, featuring clothing, accessory, shoe & home stores.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Park
““Founded in 1967, the Heard consists of a 289 acre wildlife sanctuary and a natural science museum for the primary purpose of educating children and adults about nature. The Heard is a private nonprofit organization and exists to bring nature and people together to discover, enjoy, experience, restore, and preserve our priceless environment.’”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Best home cooking, love the Potato soup, chicken salad sandwiches.... just about everything here is yummy. small outdoor seating area as well. On a corner on the Square”
  • 14 locals recommend
Home Service
“This is a great place for sightseeing & eating out. There are old historical buildings, parks, many art galleries, historical walking tour, farmers market, wineries and many cafés and restaurants of varied cuisines. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“McKinney’s own and original brick-walled pub with a large wood fired pizza oven, with live music five nights a week. This is a great pizza restaurant but offers many other items to select from as well. For those that like salads, the Sedona salad is a local favorite. Great beer selection. Note of caution: The live music can get loud inside at times making it hard to converse with your party - but great music. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“BBQ, the best in all of McKinney. Winner of several awards. A true traditional BBQ/Smokehouse for slow-smoked beef and the finest ingredients, A Texas tradition since 1978. The best brisket in North TX and the very best Jalapenos poppers (brisket and cheese stuffed, wrapped in bacon) in the world.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Great dining inside and outside. We like the lounge for music and beverages but you can also get the full menu in the lounge. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Huge Park with Lakes, playgrounds and fields. The best thing is our neighborhood has a beautiful walking trial that goes to the park without crossing any major roads.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Great burger selections, with some really good sweet potato fries. This is a little pricey for a burger, but it is a “gourmet burger place with a great draft beer selection (if that is your thing). Their meats include Genesis grass-fed beef (supplied by Local Yocal Farm to Market, also on the downtown square), lamb, salmon, turkey and tuna. Side items include onion rings, sweet potato fries (served with garlic aioli sauce), gourmet mac-and-cheese, a wide variety of salads, and all burgers are served with a tempura fried pickle spear.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Golf Driving Range
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“Top Golf is a high-tech golfing range with more fun built in than the golfing. Tie off with computers tracking your distance and competition with your friends. Great food and drinks available in this fun social outing”
  • 6 locals recommend
City Hall
“Big stores to small unique shops, entertainment, great restaurants, outlet stores across the highway, plenty to do and see to satisfy that little voice that says, 'shouldn't I buy something?'”
  • 6 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“a good selection of craft and regional liquors and beers; also try their freshly fried and perfectly seasoned pork rinds”
  • 10 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“A funky, daytime coffeehouse featuring espresso drinks & classic cafe meals in a laid-back atmosphere. This is our go to for a great breakfast! However, the lunch offerings are just as good. Many of the dishes will serve two people as the serving sizes are on the larger side of things. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Located in the center of the downtown Square, Landon's has a great outdoor patio for enjoying a glass of wine. They offer small bites to go with it.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic sight. Takes you back in time. Guides in costumes. You will see police on horse back etc.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“British pub food, beers and a full-service bar. Known best for a late night drink – hang out (so beware). The dart boards and pool tables are a local favorite. Known for their beverages and social climate rather than their food – just being honest. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bakery
“Best home cooking, love the Potato soup, chicken salad sandwiches.... just about everything here is yummy. small outdoor seating area as well. On a corner on the Square”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“McKinney’s own and original brick-walled pub with a large wood fired pizza oven, with live music five nights a week. This is a great pizza restaurant but offers many other items to select from as well. For those that like salads, the Sedona salad is a local favorite. Great beer selection. Note of caution: The live music can get loud inside at times making it hard to converse with your party - but great music. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“BBQ, the best in all of McKinney. Winner of several awards. A true traditional BBQ/Smokehouse for slow-smoked beef and the finest ingredients, A Texas tradition since 1978. The best brisket in North TX and the very best Jalapenos poppers (brisket and cheese stuffed, wrapped in bacon) in the world.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Great dining inside and outside. We like the lounge for music and beverages but you can also get the full menu in the lounge. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Golf Driving Range
“Top Golf is a high-tech golfing range with more fun built in than the golfing. Tie off with computers tracking your distance and competition with your friends. Great food and drinks available in this fun social outing”
  • 6 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Great burger selections, with some really good sweet potato fries. This is a little pricey for a burger, but it is a “gourmet burger place with a great draft beer selection (if that is your thing). Their meats include Genesis grass-fed beef (supplied by Local Yocal Farm to Market, also on the downtown square), lamb, salmon, turkey and tuna. Side items include onion rings, sweet potato fries (served with garlic aioli sauce), gourmet mac-and-cheese, a wide variety of salads, and all burgers are served with a tempura fried pickle spear.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“A funky, daytime coffeehouse featuring espresso drinks & classic cafe meals in a laid-back atmosphere. This is our go to for a great breakfast! However, the lunch offerings are just as good. Many of the dishes will serve two people as the serving sizes are on the larger side of things. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“British pub food, beers and a full-service bar. Known best for a late night drink – hang out (so beware). The dart boards and pool tables are a local favorite. Known for their beverages and social climate rather than their food – just being honest. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

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