Plano Magazine’s Best of: Five favorite finds at Legacy West

Photography Kathy Tran
With 20 locally curated artisanal vendors, multiple bars and an in-house craft brewery, Legacy Hall is a one-of-a-kind stop that could suit any craving. 

No surprise here, Plano Magazine readers voted Legacy West Best Shopping Area in Plano. The Box Garden at Legacy Hall, the largest patio space in Collin County, ranked No. 2 for Best Place to Hear Live Music in Plano. But what about Legacy Hall’s food?

This is far from the Sbarro and Picadilly food courts that made malls of yore. With 20 locally curated artisanal vendors, multiple bars and an in-house craft brewery, Legacy Hall is a one-of-a-kind stop that could suit any craving. 

While this list is far from extensive, here are five of Legacy Hall’s best restaurants and dishes.

Dock Local. Photography Kathy Tran

DOCK LOCAL is a fan favorite with a coastal flair. The seafood-filled menu boasts lobster, crab, shrimp, cod, salmon and clam dishes. And it’s not just us who think it’s the best. USA Today’s 10 Best listed Dock Local at No. 3 for best seafood in Dallas. The responsibly sourced Atlantic lobster meat brings pub foods like the must-try lobsta nachos, a salty twist on a Tex-Mex favorite, made with potato chips, lobster, clam chowder, cheese, bacon, cilantro, onion and ancho sauce.

Chilangos Tacos. Photography Kathy Tran

CHILANGOS TACOS is a street-style taco joint reminiscent of Mexico City. Its menu is packed with authentic favorites like carne asada, pastor, barbacoa, hongos (mushrooms) and birria tacos. Chilangos Tacos also made Tasting Table’s “The Absolute Best Mexican Restaurants In Dallas” list this year. Popular dishes are those birria tacos, but don’t forget to pair it with a chingonrita, their signature frozen mango chamoy margarita. Its spicy and sweet combination pairs perfectly with the salty and cheesy birria tacos. 

Buttercup Chicken Tenders. Photography Kathy Tran

BUTTERCUP CHICKEN TENDERS might be the most Instagrammable of them all. The restaurant’s Buttercup waffle cone mixes tender bites, honey butter, lemon zest, chives and mac ‘n cheese into a waffle cone for an all-in-one Buttercup experience. Tenders can be served hot or in spicy masala for those looking for an extra kick in their cone. If you’re not feeling the cone, tenders also come in a sandwich or alone with mac-and-cheese or curly fries. 

Whisk & Eggs. Photography Kathy Tran

WHISK & EGGS is a French-inspired crêperie with dishes ranging from sweet to savory, plus salads, desserts and plenty of coffee favorites. The crêperie has landed itself on many best-brunch lists, but its biggest must-try items are a chicken basil crepe if you’re feeling savory, or a cookies & cream if you’re feeling sweet. The signature Nutel-latte, with espresso, steamed milk, Nutella whipped cream and syrup, pairs with any crepe and is the perfect pick-me-up before a day of shopping. 

Yan Pan Asian. Photography Kathy Tran

YAN PAN ASIAN is a Chinese-American joint with takeout favorites like hot-and-sour soup, egg rolls, boba tea and pad thai. A signature dish, General Tso’s chicken, has just the right amount of spice, with dried red pepper, onion and broccoli on white or brown rice. In an unexpected twist, Yan Pan Asian also sells macarons, which are $3 a piece and come in a variety of flavors.

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