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The Best Burger Places in Plano

The Best Burgers in Plano

Do you ever get a craving for a good juicy burger? Lucky for you there are so many great burger places around Plano. Grabbing a burger with friends or even on a date night before a movie can be great, but you want a tasty burger, right? Here’s a look at some of the best burgers in Plano. After reading this, you will be ready for one of these burgers!

Dugg Burger

Best Burger Places in Plano

Let us show you the Dugg way.

Address: 4701 W Park Blvd #110  Plano, TX 75093

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Grub Burger Bar:

The Best Burgers In PlanoAddress:  8255 Preston Road Plano, TX 75024

Find them on social media @GRUBBURGERBAR

Check out the Grub Burger Plano Website and their Menu

Special Plano Moms offer Mention Plano Moms when you go in for 15% off your order!

Village Burger Bar

(Shops at Legacy)    5700 Legacy Drive, A5   Plano, TX 75024

Chip’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers

They have been one of the most popular hamburger places in Dallas for over 30 years. They recently opened at Granite Park in Plano at 5872 Texas 121. Ste 105 Plano, TX

Whataburger

There’s nothing like a good Whataburger (especially when you’ve had a night out with friends and you’re starving at 1 am!!) Whataburger is famous in Texas and seems to have the have the best ketchup around. You’ll find them spread around the metroplex.

Shake Shack

Serving up delicious burgers and shakes since 2004! (Shops at Legacy) 7401 Windrose Avenue

Smash Burger

“Smashing” is what makes their burgers so flavorful. 6100 W ParkPlano, TX 75093

Olive Burger

This is new and family owned/operated. 2129 W Parker Rd #301, Plano, TX 75023

Kenny’s Burger Joint

Wood Grilled Burgers 5809 Preston Rd Ste 588  Plano, Texas 75093

Country Burger

This is a classic in Plano. Planoites that have moved away and come to visit always stop at Country Burger.  2 locations in Plano: 3115 W Parker Rd #500 Plano, TX 75023 and 1700 14th St Plano, TX 75074

 

Now the question is, which one are we going to go to first? Tell us which one is your personal favorite and why!

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The Best Burgers In Plano

Cheaper Kid Meals in Plano

When you’re dining out it’s always nice to save some money. Kid meals can be so pricey!  Some places charge almost an adult price for a small kid meal. We’ve asked around to find the best deals on kid meals. Here are some places that offer cheaper kid meals in Plano. Which one is your favorite??

MONDAY

$2.99 kids’ meals at Farmbyrd| American
Kids’ meals include 2 Chicken Fingers, choice of side, bread, Go-Gurt and a drink!
Farmbyrd Restaurant | 3308 Preston Road, Suite 380 | Plano, Texas 75093 The offer applies with the purchase of adult meal – 2 discounted kids’ meals for every adult meal purchase!

WEDNESDAY
Buffalo Wild Wings | American
Multiple locations
Kids 12 and younger make selections from the kid’s menu for $1.99 with the purchase of an adult meal, dine-in only. Times vary by location.

 

VARIOUS DAYS
Cici’s Pizza | Pizza
Multiple Locations
Kids ages 4–11 eat for under $4 every day. Drinks charged separately. Prices vary by location.

McAlister’s Deli | Deli
Multiple locations
Kids meals cost $0.99 when you dine in or $1.99 for takeout, all day, every day. Ages 12 and younger.

Souper! Salad! | Buffet
1017 N. Central Expressway, Suite 250, Plano; 972/422-7022
The buffet costs $4.99 for ages 3–12, and kids under 2 are free. All day, every day. Soda or tea costs an additional $2.19.

 

Other Kid Meals that Won’t Break the Bank:

  • Chipotle: They offer a cheese quesadilla with beans/rice/ a small side of chips/drink for less than $5!!
  • Firehouse Subs: Comes with a sub, cookie, and a fire hat
  • East Hampton Sandwich Co: (Shops of Legacy) Kids eat free after 4 with adult meal
  • Corner Bakery
  • Olivers (Kids eat free on the weekends)
  • Culvers (Entre, side, drink, and dessert for $5.29)
  • Cowboy Chicken $2.99 kids meals!!!
  • Norma’s Cafe (now open in Plano!)
  • Mama’s Pizza (around 50 cents for every year age they are)
  • IKEA (they have a cafe inside with cheap prices then you can shop and drop the kids at the play area!!)
  • Texas Road House
  • La Finka (Allen) Kids eat free on Tuesdays

 

Looking for FREE KID MEALS? Check out these other ideas from Plano Moms.

Entertain your Family this Summer and earn Dosh too!

 

As a Work-from-home Mom, I am balancing my workload with entertaining the kids too. I also have visitors from out-of-town so I’m using the time to be a tourist in the city.

What if I told you that for every Dollar I spend on day trips, passes and admission into local places that I could get automatic cash-back on every purchase, without redeeming any coupons and all from my Smartphone?

Sounds good, right?

I recently downloaded a new app, called Dosh. It’s simple.

You connect your payment cards (don’t worry about security, your data is safe!) and you can filter through Hotels & Activities and book right within the app. The pricing is among the best I have seen. For everything I book through the App, I get automatic cash back on my App which I can redeem whenever I like!

Not only that, but every time I take my family to eat out, we get a % cashback on every meal.

Think local places like Dugg Burger or Hash House a Go Go!

 

And when I need to cool off and let the kids blow off some steam, I can take them to Chuck E Cheese and get a win-win out of it. Let the kids play and eat and I get cash back.

Over the Summer, I will get 5% cash back on purchases over $30!

You have to try it.

When you download it and connect your cards you start earning Dosh straight away. And if you refer your friends you’ll get $5 when they get their first Dosh too.

Are you ready? Get Dosh NOW

 

Hidden Gems in Plano

Are you new to Plano and wanting to discover some of the best spots in Plano? Or maybe you have lived here for awhile but you are ready to venture out and try some new places. Here is a list of some hidden gems in Plano!

Hidden Gems in Plano

Kid-Friendly Fun:

  • Sugar Mountain They are the perfect place to visit on a hot summer day! They offer sweets, beverages, and shaved ice and are located next to Burger Street off Parker/Alama. They are family owned and family operated and have been here since 2006. Here’s a fun fact, they cook their syrups using pure cane sugar and don’t add preservatives! Check them out next time you want some delicious shaved ice and give them so love! You can find them on Facebook and Instagram.

 

  • The Plano Libraries and story times for younger kids
  • Jump Mania
  • Plano Children’s Theater
  • Safari Run

Restaurants:

  • Shell Shack
  • Henry’s Ice Cream
  • Lockhart’s BBQ
  • Joe’s Pizza
  • El Norte
  • Crepes for U
  • Into My Garden Tea Room
  • The Chocolate Angel
  • Country Burger

 

Things to See/Do:

 

Sugar Mountain is an approved business of Plano Moms. They helped to sponsor this post. 

 

Do you have a favorite place in Plano that you consider to be a “Hidden Gem?” Tell us all about it and get featured on our blog! 

 

Grocery Pick-Up and Delivery Services

With our busy world today it’s so nice that stores and restaurants are starting to offer more delivery services. We have several around town and some larger on-line companies are using it as well. Save time and shop online! Here are some great choices for delivery services around town.

Kroger Click List: I am new to shopping at Kroger but so far I really like this. It runs like most of the others but they do charge a $4.95 fee for this service. Your first 3 trips are free though so make sure you do at least 3! I haven’t had any issues so far but some items I’ve wanted they’ve been out of so they will sub you with something else. You can also earn your Kroger gas points so this is a great service to me! You shop online and choose your time then go to the store and park in the special parking. You call once you park and say what lane you’re in and they will deliver your stuff to your car. No tips are accepted.

Walmart Grocery Online: Walmart started this service last year and slowly more and more people are trying it. There’s no service fee, but you do have to meet certain total. I think it’s around $30. That is certainly easy to do at Walmart. Stock up on paper products and there’s your $30. If you are new they offer a promo code for first-time customers so make sure you look for that.  It works the same sat Kroger where you call and park and tell them which lane and they will bring it out. The Walmart at Spring Creek/75 does this service and they do have nice covered awnings that will make it shaded so it’s nice in the hot summer! No tips are accepted.

Tom Thumb Delivery: This is not a curbside pick up like the others but a delivery service. You can save $20 and get your first delivery free by using the promo code TWENTY at checkout. They have 1-hour delivery windows and you can get same day delivery if you order before 8:30 am.

Amazon Fresh:  This is a fairly new service through Amazon. There is a $15 a month fee and a $10 fee if your order is under $40. Amazon Prime members can get the first month free! Fresh groceries delivered to your door!

 

Do you have a favorite grocery delivery or pick up service you just love? Tell us all about it!

Hub Streat

There’s a fun new place that just opened up in near downtown Plano this Spring- Hub Streat. It’s really unique to Plano and has a lot to offer. Hub Streat is the perfect place to enjoy this spring and summer.

Hub Streat Plano

About Hub Streat

Hub Streat is located at 1212 14th Street in East Plano. Its name is a  combination of a street and eat- but really consists of much more than an eatery, more of a whole entertainment area! I attended a Mom’s night out last week at Hub Streat and it was so fun and the perfect place for a gathering of friends.

Hub Streat consists of a restaurant with really good looking burgers! Seating inside and a nice bar with plenty of wait staff. There’s also an awesome patio with tons of outdoor seating as well as food trucks. The food trucks rotate so there’s never the same one every night. Keep up with Hub Streat on Facebook to find out what trucks are coming.

Hub Streat Plano

Guess what? Hub Streat is totally dog-friendly! Dogs are allowed on the patio outside but check out these rules posted.

Hub Streat Plano

The night I was there, there were 3 food trucks and I had a hard time deciding. I went with the taco truck and had the most amazing Baja Fish tacos. They were delish and something I would definitely order and recommend to anyone. The fish tacos ran about $11 for 2.

The menu of drinks was really well rounded. They had tons of different kinds of beer and different but tasty cocktails. The wait staff was great and very accommodating. I went during the evening time and didn’t see many kids but I’ve heard that during the day it’s also very kid-friendly and fun for all ages.

Hub Streat Plano

Happy Hour runs Wed-Fri from 4-7p. They are closed on Mondays and open most days from 11am-2am. Check their website for more info.

I can’t wait for my next return to Hub Streat. This would be a great place to take your favorite Dad (a perfect date night!!) or even have a fun girls night out like I did. It’s definitely patio weather time and Hub Streat is your place to go!

Kid Friendly Restaurants

If you’re going out to eat with kids then you want to make sure you visit one of these kid-friendly places. We have several with parks for play areas built in for instant fun and entertainment for the kids. These restaurants were suggested from other Plano Moms that have tried these places. Here’s a great list of kid-friendly restaurants.

 

Kid-Friendly Restaurants

Joe’s Crab Shack Sand area and playground for kids.

Nico’s Casina (Carrollton) Covered patio with playground attached for kids

La Vista Mexican Cantina (Carrollton)

The String Bean Restaurant (Richardson) Kid-Friendly foods and a Playroom area for kids

Central Market

Mi Cocina (Plano, Lakeside Location) Covered Patio and attached side area that is gated for kids to run and play games.  Check out this video post all about it.

Rail Yard (Frisco) Food Truck Park

Watter’s Creek  (Allen) Lots of restaurants and a play area for kids in a grassy area

Gloria’s Mexican Food (Fairview) Restaurant is next to a splash fountain/water show for kids

Super Chix   Playspace at all locations, one in Frisco and one in Dallas

The Lot (Dallas) Nice patio

Richardson Food Truck Park

Hub Streat (Plano) Just opened Spring 2017, Plano’s Food Truck Park

Have we left off your favorite kid-friendly place? Let us know by leaving us a comment and we’ll add it to this list!

Try the new Wholotta Box from Taco Bueno & win a $25 gift card!

Celebrate every day like it’s Taco Tuesday

This Cinco de Mayo, celebrate with 12 party tacos (or party burritos), 2 sides of beans, 2 sides of rice, chips and Bueno’s signature Original Red Sauce made in-house daily – All for only $10.

The thing I think that is really cool for moms is how much food there in a Wholotta Box. It really could feed a family of 4 or 5 or even a sports tea! I am bringing two Wholotta Boxes to my 10-year old son’s basketball game tonight!

 

Taco Bueno is such a North Texas Tradition. If you are Plano born and bred, you might remember going to the Bueno on Parker and Independence for off-campus lunch during your days at Plano Senior High. I’m sure that may of our moms fondly remember Taco Bueno and now you can pass the tradition of taste along!

I have a $25 gift card for you to try out. Just tag a friend here for your chance to win. We will pick a winner at random and notify you if it’s you!

Taco Bueno

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Mother’s Day Deals 2017

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It’s finally the day where Moms can take a nice break from all the daily ‘mom’ chores. What better way to have time off from the kitchen duties! Here are some great Mother’s Day deals for 2017 happening at local restaurants.

Cool River Cafe

The most acclaimed dining room in Las Colinas will offer a Mother’s Day feast on Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For Mother’s Day, Cool River Café will offer a three-course menu for $35.95 per person, as well as their full menu.

3-Course Menu includes soup or salad, entree choices of mushroom chicken, beef tenderloin, or hickory grilled salmon, and desserts are carrot cake or black forest cheesecake.

Reservations are recommended.

COOL RIVER CAFÉ 1045 Hidden Ridge  Irving, TX.

 

Silver Fox Steakhouse

Silver Fox has long been recognized as a great neighborhood steakhouse, and this year, they’ve chosen to celebrate the Mom in every neighborhood with a spectacular Mother’s Day Menu.  On Sunday, May 14, Silver Fox will offer a special three-course Mother’s Day meal from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.  The three-course feast features a collection of favorites and is $48.95 per person or $17.95 for children under 12.

Silver Fox has 4 locations around DFW including Frisco, Grapevine, Richardson, and Ft. Worth.

III Forks

Dallas’ most iconic destination dining favorite, III Forks, is rarely open for lunch. One notable exception is Mother’s Day, which this year falls on May 14th. III Forks will offer its Mother’s Day Feast from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. that day. The four-course Mother’s Day special is $49 for adults and $18 for children.

Entree choices include beef tenderloin, halibut, and chicken. There are also 4 delicious dessert choices to choose from.

III Forks is located off the Dallas Tollroad. Open 11 am-8pm Mother’s Day.

 

Now the hard part, which one of these lovely places are you going to choose?? We hope you enjoy your special day!

date night ideas

Date Night Ideas

Is it date night? If you’re lucky enough to have a sitter for the night, here are so fun ideas for a date night in Plano!

Date Night Ideas

Restaurants

Kate Outpost: Enjoy the patio with a nice drink and good atmosphere

City Line: (Richardson) Lots of fun shops and places to eat. Check out our review on City Line

Hub Streat: This is Plano’s food truck location that is also a restaurant/bar. It’s so much fun!

Watters Creek in Allen: Tons of restaurants and outside patios!

Love and War in Texas: Restaurant and live music

Whiskey Cake: Great food and atmosphere

Mexican Sugar (Shops of Legacy, Plano) Great food and drinks

The Melting Pot (Addison) Fondue!

 

Fun Ideas

Escape Room: You work with a group to try and escape the room! 11th Hour Escape in Plano (Make reservations!)

Pinstack: Go bowling and grab a drink

Painting with a Twist: Grab some wine and bring out your artistic side for this date

Coyote Drive in (Lewisville) Would be fun for the family or a date night too!

Zip Line at Oak Point: Go Ape is now open and sounds really fun and different!

Top Golf: Located in Allen or The Colony, this makes for a nice night out and something different.

Cooking Class: Cooking Concepts

 

Are you wanting to plan a date night? Here are some great ideas for drop-in daycares around town and some places that offer parent’s night out!

Moms, tell us your favorite place for a Date Night!