Where to Eat in Royse City: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Tynisha Seiler

Royse City is a city in Rockwall County in the U.S. state of Texas. It also extends into Collin and Hunt counties. The population was 2,957 at the 2000 census, rising to 9,349 in 2010. The estimated population in 2016 was 12,093.
Things to do in Royse City

1. Richard's Smokehouse

4765 State Highway 276 W, Royse City, TX 75189-5212 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout Barbecue, American Dinner +1 972-635-2368
Excellent
77%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 21 reviews

Richard's Smokehouse

Reviewed By Danny F - McKinney, Texas

A nice restaurant. The smells of the smoke inside and out tease your senses the whole time. Not too strong though. Clean spacious restaurant. Very nice and helpful staff. The menu is somewhat basic to the point of being almost perfect. Not too busy. They don't try too hard to over do anything. It's just about right. The quesadilla appetizer was made with very fresh ingredients. Not greasy at all. The brisket and ribs were good. I would not travel across the metroplex for the ribs or brisket but if you're in the area they are good. Ribs were tough on our visit. Next time I'm in the area I'll try them again and will know if they are always the same as I had this visit. Side times were all good. Mac and cheese and loaded baked potato :) very good. Looks like Richard has a great place here in an out of the way area.

2. Jimmy's Donuts

101 E Main St, Royse City, TX 75189-3712 +1 972-635-7277
Excellent
88%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By Alan H

I bring my 3 yr old here almost every weekend. Friendly environment and great tasting donuts. Great place to stop at with the family and have some donuts.

3. The Well Coffee Lounge

103 W Main St, Royse City, TX 75189-3715 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 972-635-6852
Excellent
65%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Reviewed By shannoncA3326QN - Uvalde, Texas

Friendly, local Main St spot with lots of flavored coffee drinks. All homemade food and sweets: breakfast wraps, salads, sandwiches, jumbo muffins, cake slices, scones and cookies. Good for solos, friends and groups.

4. Arboledas Mexican Grill

138 E Main St, Royse City, TX 75189-3713 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner +1 972-635-9365
Excellent
50%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 65 reviews

Arboledas Mexican Grill

Tel. 972-635-9365

Reviewed By YUMorYUCK - Georgia

So I tried this place and so happy I did! I have been searching for a favorite Mexican place and finally found it! Try the brisket enchiladas!!!!!! Wow so good! Actually everything we have tried is good.

5. Sweet Water Grill

4884 State Highway 276 W, Royse City, TX 75189-5234 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 972-635-2096
Excellent
47%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Sweet Water Grill

Reviewed By matts905 - Garland, Texas

Really good country kitchen and cold beer. Chicken fried steak, chopped steak, and pork chops were pretty darn good. Pinto beans are very good. Good friendly service, didn't have to wait long at all on a Saturday evening. I would have given 4 stars except that we were inside by the back patio and the flies were bad.

6. Soulman's Barbeque

818 E Interstate 30, Royse City, TX 75189-9749 Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 972-636-0000
Excellent
47%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
10%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Soulman's Barbeque

Reviewed By Brad H - Royse City, Texas

Typically I do not write a poor review without making sure its viable. Soulmans BBQ in Royse City has lost touch with its roots. The service and the food have declined over the last six months. I used to frequent the establishment regularly, but that is no longer the case. The rest rooms have become terrible and almost obscene. Soulmans allows tractor trailer rigs to park overnight in a parking lot adjacent to the restaurant and that may or may not be the cause. Service has become non engaging and has a lack of personality. The food has become almost tasteless and blase and greasy. The dinning area is dirty and needs a good cleaning. I know that they are doing well as they continue to open new stores in the surrounding areas and that could be part of the demise. Their service trucks in and around Royse City have no regards for traffic laws and are just plain rude and dangerous. At one time I enjoyed what the delivered but no longer. I will head into Rockwall and use a different BBQ company. Sad.

7. Sweet Face

134 E Main St, Royse City, TX 75189-3713 +1 469-723-5110
Excellent
100%
Good
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 7 reviews

Reviewed By Mike M - Dallas, Texas

All the ambiance of the old style bakeries where you went after school to buy a cookie to eat on the way home. Everything is so fresh! Pies with 3-4" high meringue, small decorated individual cakes, and a menu board full of various cookie types. My favorites - Cream cheese & raspberry, and coconut & pecan. Cranberry and white chocolate chip scones - oh my. A constant flow of foot traffic depletes the selections because everybody loves the fresh taste of what was made by hand the night before. We go several times a month and also like to get several dozen of the cookies for special occasions. Don't pass up a chance to try something but be warned - it is habit forming (in a very good way).

8. Bootleg BBQ and Burgers

6439 State Highway 276 W, Royse City, TX 75189-5229 Reservations Barbecue Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

telephone # is 972-635-6336

Reviewed By RockinM412 - Dallas, Texas

We stop in at least once a week. From the brisket, to the pulled pork, to the bacon cheeseburger, I am never disappointed. The first time we ate there, I was blown away by the food, the atmosphere and the owner. Larry knows what he's doing and I'm so glad he chose my hood to open his restaurant!

9. Denny's

201 W Interstate 30, Royse City, TX 75189-7514 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 972-635-7557
Excellent
39%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
12%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 16 reviews

Reviewed By ERL972 - Texas

We have not been to a Denny's in a long time, but when our grandkids wanted pancakes, we thought of Denny's. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the breakfast foods and discovered kids eat free during certain evening hours. The restaurant was clean and the service was good. Great place for breakfast at any time of the day at a very good value.

10. Main Street Cafe and Grill

146 E Main St, Royse City, TX 75189-3713 Waitstaff Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 972-635-2082
Excellent
50%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
10%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 10 reviews

Main Street Cafe and Grill

Reviewed By Tony9876 - Huntsville, Texas

If you're within a decent driving distance, this is the kind of place you should make a trip to Royse City to enjoy. It doesn't look like a Mexican restaurant, but they serve you chips and salsa (very tasty) when you're seated. Then I had the quesadillas. Wow! About the best I've ever had. I saw someone getting the catfish--a plateful of food. If I had been really hungry tonight I could have had the bottomless enchiladas special. I love hometown, locally run restaurants, and I finally found a good one. What else do you often get at a good small town restaurant? Great drink specials--for my visit they had $1 draft Dos Equis and Bud, and $3 margaritas. If you're familiar with the area, you may notice this is in a place that used to be Mariscos Del Golfo Seafood Restaurant. Now Main Street Cafe and Grill, it's a great find in downtown Royse City, and I know I'll be going back.

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