Do not let our swimming pools fool you. The temps in Texas are getting insanely cold here during the winter months, bringing windy winds, surprising snow and a Texas-sized need for warm cozy food.
So if you’re wondering “Where is the best comfort food near me?” we know that Plano’s soups, stews and whiskeys will make you warm up in no time.
3601 Dallas Pkwy, Plano
Warm up inside and out with a whiskey cocktail or a bourbon from Whiskey Cakes extensive whiskey menu. Pair your drink with A Bar Ranch Wagyu Chili or creamy tomato soup. The menu as a whole boasts solid, scratch-made comfort food across the board, so sit back and prepare to be very full afterwards.
Katy Trail Ice House Outpost
4700 W. Park Blvd, Plano
In summer, this Austin-style beer garden and restaurant serves Texas BBQ on the patio. In the winter, you can stop by for a toast with their Dark Beer Wild Chili. Pair it with one of their Fireside Cocktails, such as Spiked Apple Cider, and finish with a slice of Texas Whiskey Pecan Pie.
5960 W Parker Rd, Plano
On a chilly day, there is nothing better than a bowl of homemade soup. Newk’s Eatery agrees that they offer five tasty soups, including Loaded Potato, Loaded and Crab Bisque and Chicken Tortilla. If you fancy something a little more hearty, try the indulgent Six Cheese Pimiento with Bacon Mac n Cheese. We get hotter just by thinking about it.
The Bavarian grill
3425 Premier Drive, Plano (coming soon!)
Warm up with a cup of German Glühwein. The warm, spicy, mulled wine red wine can be found at Plano’s beloved Bavarian Grill, along with authentic German dishes that are just as hearty as you would hope for on a cold winter day. They offer a special winter menu featuring grilled wild boar sausage with pasta buns, as well as pork schnitzel and a pricey elk stew.
Chef Chin’s Hibachi Ramen
7800 Windrose Ave (Legacy Food Hall)
Their broth base takes 24 hours to prepare and their miso soup is made completely internally. Chef Chin’s Hibachi Ramen offers a fusion of bold flavors and high-quality fresh ingredients that make this Japanese cuisine a winter must. Pork, chicken, shrimp, you name it, they have it. Just go for veggie or broth, and save room for the Japanese cheesecake.
Lazy Dog Bar and Restaurant
8401 Preston Rd, Plano
Comfort food calls your name in the form of Chicken Pot Pie, Campfire Pot Roast or BBQ Bison Meatloaf. Lazy Dog is the ultimate stop for hearty, warming food that will keep you cozy until spring. If you want your comfort and also wear pajamas, grab one of their TV dinners. Made internally and frozen in trays in retro style, they are ready to get in the oven when it is too cold to venture out.