Hidden Gems: The Best Local Spots to Eat Near McKinney, Texas

At Taylor Morrison, we know that location is key when it comes to buying a new home.

Willowcreek at Auburn Hills, one of Taylor Morrison’s flagship communities in the Dallas market, is set in an ideal location close to a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment destinations in McKinney, Texas.

A vibrant hub north of Dallas, McKinney is known for diverse neighborhoods, stunning streetscapes, award-winning schools, a charming historic downtown district and fantastic eats.

Make the move to Willowcreek at Auburn Hills and read on to discover some of the area’s best local eateries and hidden gems in the thriving McKinney dining scene.

Indulge in Chic Dining at Fairview Town Center

Visit nearby Fairview Town Center, an upscale dining, shopping and entertainment center featuring some delicious dining options such as Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, Zoe’s Kitchen, Twisted Root Burger Co., Cane Rosso and more!

Take a Sip at Local Breweries and Wineries

McKinney is home to a variety of local breweries and wineries such as Lone Star Wine Cellars, Tupps Brewery, Landon Winery, Franconia Brewing Company, Mitas Hill Vineyard and Wales Manor Vineyard. Take a tour or visit a tasting room at one of these nearby spots to try award-winning craft beers and wines and get a sip of the local flavor.

Discover Historic Downtown McKinney

Get a taste of Mckinney’s historic charm at Historic Downtown McKinney, a thriving downtown district offering the best dining, shopping and special events the area has to offer! Dine at local favorites such as Snug on the Square, Rick’s Chophouse and Harvest or take a tour such as Food Walks of Texas to get a taste of all downtown has to offer.

Indulge at Hutchins BBQ & Catfish

One of the best barbecue spots in the area, Hutchins BBQ & Catfish is a must-try! Offering an all-you-can eat barbecue buffet, smoked premium meats, and award-winning food, meat lovers are sure to find a dish they will enjoy here.

Enjoy Upscale French Cuisine at Gregory’s Bistro

Looking for luxury dining? Visit one of McKinney’s trendiest hot spots, Gregory’s Bistro. A locally-owned, french-inspired café, Gregory’s Bistro serves upscale cuisine in a casual ambiance. From gourmet salads to succulent seafood, this local favorite is a unique gem in the area.

Home-Cooked Meals Await at Bill Smith’s Café

One of McKinney’s oldest restaurants, Bill Smith’s Café, was established in 1965. Featuring fresh biscuits, gravy, pies and rolls made from scratch daily, the café offers home-cooked meals and a comforting, small-town environment, making it one of the city’s landmarks and local hot-spots.

Life is Sweeter at Willowcreek at Auburn Hills

Willowcreek at Auburn Hills in McKinney features some of the most popular Taylor Morrison floor plans from across the country. Featuring open floor plan designs, large living spaces and gourmet kitchens, this private, gated community offers new homes starting from the low $300,000s with stunning 1 and 2-story homes ranging from approximately 2,157 to 4,091 square feet.

Willowcreek features an upscale amenity center with a first-class junior Olympic lap pool and a social pool area. Shade arbors provide cool areas where residents can beat the heat before grilling up some fun in the outdoor grill area, complete with a social lawn. Other amenities found in the Master Planned community of Auburn Hills include a second pool and splash pad, extensive nature paths, a multi-use sport court and a playground.

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