Dining in Allen
Around here, our restaurants are as welcoming as our residents, and we have options to suit every palette. From authentic barbecue to exotic Asian and upscale eateries, Allen truly has something to satisfy every appetite.
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While you’ll certainly find familiar favorites in Allen, you won’t want to miss out on flavors that are authentically our own. Take an international trip with a taste of Lebanese cuisine from Hedary’s. A local Mediterranean restaurant inside a historic Queen Anne cottage located in the historic neighborhood of Allen. Visitors rave about their house-made sauces and fresh Greek salads handpicked from their onsite vegetable garden.
You can even indulge in healthful Italian food at Mio Nonno with a chef-driven menu that highlights the freshest ingredients available locally and imported high-quality Italian ingredients. Try your taste buds at Big Tony’s W. Philly Cheesesteaks, recognized as the best cheesesteak restaurant in Texas. There you’ll find authentic cheesesteaks where even the bread, flown in from West Philly, will make your mouth water. Or Head over to Elke’s Market Cafe, recently voted “Best Neighborhood Restaurant” by D Magazine. In addition to all the delicious options that Allen’s more than 250 restaurants offer, diners can also enjoy live music and award-winning patio dining at many of these restaurants.
There’s nothing better than sitting outside on a beautiful Texas day with a cocktail in hand and a fun, lively view beyond the patio. And Allen has some of the best patio spots to do just that!
Kelly’s at The Village not only has one of the best covered patios and locations in Allen (right across from Allen Event Center!), but there you can always find an extensive selection of craft beer on tap (52 seasonal rotators), a diverse wine list, and plenty of specialty cocktails made by veteran mixologists. And the food? Let’s just say you shouldn’t leave before trying their local favorite, The Allen Burger or their Southwestern Burger, ranked a Top 20 burger by Texas Monthly. And Kelly’s patio is just the beginning of the more than dozen patio hot spots you’ll find at The Village at Allen such as Dodie’s Cajun, Shakertins, and Uncle Julios.
Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm also boasts an impressive list of patio dining spots to choose from. Many overlooking the large creekside village green, interactive public art, and treehouse-like play area. Their visitors can hang out at hot spots such as Frogg Coffee Bar & Creperie, Grimaldi’s Pizza, and Cru Food and Wine Bar and enjoy all the festivities along The Village Green. Or head over to Lazy Dog at the all-new Stacy Green Shopping Center where you’ll find a spot for you and your dog on their dog-friendly patio, complete with a menu just for your pooch!
From special occasions to happy hour. Date nights to brunch with your girlfriends, Allen’s patios are some of the best in DFW. Grab a seat and make some patio dining plans!
Date Night Spots
The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! Enjoy your beverage of choice at one of our top-notch bars like The Brass Tap or Shakertins. For live music, head over to Bar Louie where local bands keep crowds tapping their toes throughout the night.
If you’re looking for a unique date night experience, head over to The Smoking Lamp Cigar Lounge where you can visit their large walk-in humidor and sample their expansive selection of the very best cigars. Did we mention they are BYOB? Even better! For those who like a little friendly competition, spend the evening at a luxury lane at PINSTACK where bowling is just the beginning of a fun-filled evening. Not only are there tons of experiences here like their two-level laser tag arena, but the food is top-notch with an impressive chef-inspired dinner menu and full-service bar.
Planning a get together and need a special spot to host? We’ve got you covered! No matter how big or small your group, Bonefish Grill is an ideal spot for your social gathering or or business meeting. With an expansive private dining room, award-winning service, and atmosphere, the group at Bonefish Grill will make sure your event goes down smoother than one of Bonefish Grill's handcrafted cocktails.
Pairing an elegant and casually hip atmosphere with 30 wines by the glass and 300 bottles from across the globe, Cru Food & Wine Bar is the perfect place for a wine tasting reception or a private wine dinner to toast those special occasions. With a private banquet room that accommodates up to 100 people, Roman Cucina provides a casual and comfortable atmosphere with a menu that exemplifies the traditions of home cooked Italian comfort food that the owner’s Nonnie (grandmother) used to make. With meeting and entertainment space for up to 250 people, a full menu with upscale versions of your favorites like quesadillas, barbecue chicken, baby back ribs and gourmet salads, all served by certified wait staff, it's easy to see why Topgolf "tops" the venue list for all types of group dining events! Click here for a full list of group dining options in Allen!
With a menu featuring more than 200 selections, including favorites like avocado eggrolls, cajun jambalaya pasta, barbecue ranch chicken salad and of course cheesecake, The Cheesecake Factory offers something to please everyone in your group. Relax in comfortable stylish surroundings while enjoying traditional Tex-Mex cuisine at Mi Cocina. This upscale restaurant uses authentic Mexican cooking techniques and the freshest ingredients available when preparing each menu item.