Where to Eat in Richardson: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Darleen Reid

Richardson is a principal city in Dallas and Collin counties in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2015 American Community Survey, the city had a total population of 106,123. Richardson is an affluent inner suburb of Dallas. It is home to The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and the Telecom Corridor®, with a high concentration of telecommunications companies. More than 5,000 businesses have operations within Richardson's 28 square miles (73 km), including many of the world's largest telecommunications/networking companies: AT&T, DirectTV, Verizon, Cisco Systems, Samsung, ZTE, MetroPCS, Texas Instruments, Qorvo, and Fujitsu. Richardson's largest employment base is provided by the insurance industry, with Blue CrossBlue Shield of Texas' headquarters located in the community along with a regional hub for GEICO, regional offices for United Healthcare, and one of State Farm Insurance's three national regional hubs.
Things to do in Richardson

1. Haystack Burgers & Barley

100 S Central Expy Ste 17, Richardson, TX 75080-6313 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 972-479-9424
Excellent
61%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Haystack Burgers & Barley

Reviewed By WildWilliam - Dallas, Texas

Old- fashioned saying, but it covers this subject: out of all the competition, this was THE best burger in town for a 3 o’clock late lunch. Got the meaty Haystack Burger, well-done with tons of extra-crispy bacon, the 50/50 fries and skinny onion rings, and a cola.

Didn’t know it wasn’t served with mustard or onions, but no problem - didn’t really need them.

That time of Day, it was easy to snag an outdoor table and enjoy the balmy late December weather!

2. Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill

2103 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080-2708 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 972-437-1222
Excellent
57%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 170 reviews

Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill

Reviewed By snorth - Dallas, Texas

Great food! Tastes more like sit down/menu ordered food than a typical buffet. Fresh tasting ingredients, good meat, great variety! Gyro meat, lamb, chicken, veggies, all the sides and salads. There are only a small handful of buffets that I like, this is one of...MoreThank you for sharing a wonderful and detailed review for us. We are thrilled you enjoyed our buffet and glad to hear everyone was able to find something they liked. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks again, Natalie

3. Texas

3609 Shire Blvd, Just East of North Central Expwy. on the George Bush Tpke., Richardson, TX 75082-2245 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Dinner SGD 25 - SGD 66 +1 972-664-9975
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 222 reviews

Texas

The last of the great independent steakhouses in America. A place for every occasion in the heart of North Texas. Large wrap-around bar area with fireplace surrounded by four 60-inch flat screens | 4 private dining rooms (large and small) | Gorgeous main dining and upstairs mezzanine areas | Covered patio and balcony with fireplace and flatscreen TVs

Reviewed By Brian N - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Established by a man who knows how to provide high quality steaks and great hospitality, you cannot go wrong by dining here. I've been several times while visiting the Richardson/Plano area, and the proprietor frequently stops by tables and chats with guests. I missed getting a bottle of wine by answering one of his trivia questions incorrectly, but I learned a little bit of history. Steaks are cooked to perfection and juicy! Enjoy!

4. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

725 S Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080-7410 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 46 +1 972-235-1181
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 372 reviews

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

Reviewed By Margo W - Richardson

Went to Pappadeaux for lunch with coworkers. The wine was lovely as was my shrimp cocktail (although a bit pricey). Ordered a filet which was an unqualified disaster. First one was raw and looked like pot roast. They replaced it with a second one, also raw, and which looked stranger than any filet I’ve ever seen. They forgot my salad but finally brought it and they did comp the salad and gave me a dessert to go. Very disappointing experience.

5. Frankie's Mexican Cuisine

2701 Custer Pkwy, Richardson, TX 75080-1667 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 972-231-8667
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 252 reviews

Frankie's Mexican Cuisine

Reviewed By lplsally - Dallas, Texas

If you love great Tex-Mex food with great service, Frankie's is your place. The menu is expansive, with expected items like fajitas, enchildas and crispy tacos as well as more unexpected ones like brisket enchiladas, Clementine's enchiladas and their Guiso (pork stew). They execute both categories of items exceptionally well. They also make a well-balanced margarita.

Frankie's has daily specials every day. They are also worth trying. They have an inexpensive happy hour and a truly Mexican brunch menu.

The interior is very typical of a Mexican restaurant. It is busy in the evenings and on weekends and even for most lunches. I have even taken business guests here and they were enthusiastic about it as well.

6. Sushi-sake Japanese Restaurant

2150 N Collins Blvd, Richardson, TX 75080-2639 Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 52 - SGD 52 +1 972-470-0722
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

Sushi-sake Japanese Restaurant

Reviewed By Rick C - Richardson, Texas

I've been eating at Sushi-sake since before they moved to this location. Since that move the food has just gotten better. Don't know of a meal I would rather have then some good sushi and excellent sake! Get over here and enjoy it for yourself. Please drink responsibly.

7. Twisted Root Burger Co.

730 E Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75081-6716 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 214-570-9999
Excellent
46%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 231 reviews

Twisted Root Burger Co.

Reviewed By Stephanie g - Dallas, Texas

This is a great place for families or a date. They have several beers, homemade root beer, homemade pickles, bison burgers, lots of fried goodness and yummy hamburgers with fun toppings.
After you place your order, they give you the name of a celebrity. Be prepared to listen for that name so you can pick up your order!

8. Spring Creek Barbeque

270 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080-5305 Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 +1 972-669-0505
Excellent
35%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 227 reviews

Spring Creek Barbeque

Reviewed By angelagfranklin - Richardson, Texas

The best beans and potato salad are at our family home but if you want the very best brisket and yeast rolls, go to Springcreek!! I eat one with meal and then get second fresh from oven for dessert. So wonderful and light they do not need butter.

9. Torchy's Tacos

14760 Preston Rd, Suite 124, Dallas, TX 75254-7841 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 214-379-1550
Excellent
67%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 125 reviews

Torchy's Tacos

Reviewed By MDNied

Great food and service found here. Awesome choices of food and drinks. Adult beverage specials daily. A favorite destination for my grandson.

10. Ten50 Bbq

1050 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080-4601 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 972-234-1050
Excellent
42%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 336 reviews

Ten50 Bbq

Reviewed By Ginger W

Fellas at the pit were so helpful. Made the right recommendations. 2 meat platter (house sausage and brisket). The right amount and the flavor was insane. Thank You Fellas.
Mac & Cheese was light but tasty, the house roll was more like a tasty treat. So enjoyed the vibe and the taste.

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