There is nothing like sitting outside on a nice day, and it can be even better when you can sit out on a patio while you have a meal. Plano has several restaurants with great outdoor seating where you can have dinner and drinks in the fresh air. Listen to the sounds of summer at these patio restaurants in Plano.
The Fifth Fireside Patio and Bar
The Fifth Fireside Patio and Bar is one of the newest restaurants in Plano with outdoor seating. The atmosphere is laid back but elegant, and the food is fantastic. The patio offers a casual place to sit with the full menu available. Diners at The Fifth love the calamari and the meatball appetizer, and the salmon is a great choice for a main dish, and you can get this with a wonderful corn brûlée side. Head here on a weekend and have brunch outside on the patio where you can enjoy the honey butter chicken biscuits or the smoked salmon benedict.
Katy Trail Ice House Outpost
Katy Trail Ice House Outpost is one of the best places in Plano for outdoor seating. It is dog-friendly, and there is plenty of shade and misting fans to help keep it cool even when the hot Texas sun comes out. This is also the place in Plano to go for Tex-Mex food and BBQ with everything from brisket to ribs and queso. You can also get a hot dog topped with almost anything including chili, cheese, and onions or a taco plate that comes with charro beans.
Mi Cocina on Preston Rd in Plano has a patio that stays open from September through April. If the weather turns cooler during the winter, there are heaters to keep you warm, and you can listen to the nearby waterfall any time of year. The menu here offers a wide variety of dishes from nachos to taco salad and the Cocina platter with a combination of quesadillas, nachos, guacamole, and queso. Some of the local favorites include the tamale dinner and the poblano chicken enchiladas. The brunch menu includes rancheros, con chorizo, and a delicious breakfast quesadilla.
The Fillmore Pub
The Fillmore Pub is a neighborhood bar that sits right in the heart of Plano. Make sure to get a seat outside when bands play at nearby McCall Plaza, and you can listen to the music while you eat. The menu offers traditional pub fare but elevated to make it stand out. Make sure to try the Guinness-cheddar burger or the sliced tenderloin sandwich. The fried chicken sliders and homemade veggie burgers are also local favorites, and if you stop by for bunch, you can get chicken and waffles, or Kahlua French toast. This is a family-friendly restaurant with a kids menu and is also a great place to go for drinks after work with friends.
Have your meal on one of these Plano patios and enjoy the fresh air while you eat. Each one offers a different atmosphere, but the food and drinks are all fantastic.
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