Diners in the Richardson area will find a variety of choices from American cuisine to international delicacies. Most of Richardson’s restaurants are local independents or Texas-based chains.
One of DFW’s most notable steakhouses, The Silver Fox, is located in Richardson at The Shire. Other eateries located at this location are The Ye Shire Tavern, Main Street Bistro & Bakery, and Casa ChaCha ("Rough Tex-Mex") and noted restaurateur Dale Wamstad's venue, Texas.
Some of the more recognizable regional and national chain names include: Chili’s, Texas Land & Cattle Steak House, Pappadeaux’s Seafood Kitchen, Pappasito's, Pappacito’s Cantina; La Madeleine, Jason’s Deli, Mi Cocina, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Starbucks.
For Barbeque lovers, Richardson has many of the regions best, including the new TEN50 Barbecue from Larry Lavine, the founder of Chili’s, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse, Spring Creek BBQ, and Texas Smokehouse BBQ. Some local favorites for Italian include Aboca’s Italian Grill, Apollonia’s Italian Kitchen, Cappuccino’s Italian Bistro, and Cafe Amore. If it’s Mexican food you crave, try the crowd-pleasing Mena’s Tex-Mex Grill, Amigos, Frankie’s, Casa Milagro, or Holy Frijoles Tex-Mex.
If only a burger will satisfy, you can’t go wrong with Olive Burger, Burger Island, Liberty Burger, Del’s Charcoal Burgers, Shady's Burger Joint, Twisted Root Burger Co., Haystack Burgers & Barley, LA Burger or JC's Burger House. If it’s a sub you’re sure to find a favorite in a Great Outdoors, Jersey Mikes, Jimmy Johns, Potbelly, Quizno’s, Schlotzsky’s, Subway or a Which Wich sandwich.
Richardson also has some fine ethnic dining venues including Afrah and Ali Baba’s (Mediterranean), Kasra’s Persian Cuisine, Café Brazil, Kiren Court (best Chinese food) and Sushi Sake, with outstanding Asian fusion cuisine. Don’t miss a visit to Richardson’s unique Chinatown with 11 Asian restaurants.
Other local favorites include Café Max (lunch only), Big Shucks, The String Bean and a wide-variety of others.
Whatever your taste-buds desire, you will find it here.