10 Essential Places to Eat and Drink Near the Dr Pepper Arena

Frisco was recently named the best place to live in America by Money magazine. And it’s no wonder. The city (located 25 miles north of Dallas) offers excellent schools, plenty of high-end shopping, and superior sports and entertainment venues. In addition to the Dr Pepper Arena–home of the NHL's Dallas Stars’ practice facility and the Texas Legends Basketball Team, there's also the Dr Pepper Ballpark (home to MiLB Frisco RoughRiders), Toyota Stadium (home to MLS team FC Dallas), and The Star, a massive entertainment district that houses the world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys.

The best part is that there’s no shortage of places to eat, drink and be merry in this neck of the woods.

Dining options range from sushi-centric Wa Kubota and Korean BBQ joint– Breakers– to steak sensation Perry’s, and Mexican food hotspot, Gloria’s Latin Cuisine. And then there are all the eateries at The Star, which run from cult-favorite pizzeria Cane Rosso to Michelin-starred chef José Andrés' Mediterranean marvel, Zaytinya.

So, if you find yourself in the area for a sporting event, concert or other spectacle– here are 10 terrific dining destinations that are not-to-be-missed.


Gloria's Latin Cuisine - Frisco
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Those who want to satisfy their South of the Border cravings will want to head to this festive spot (around a mile away from the arena) for authentic Salvadoran, Mexican and Tex-Mex specialties. Favorites include pupusas, (griddled tortillas...  Read More

Wa Kubota
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Situated less than a mile from the arena, this upscale Japanese restaurant offers top-notch sushi as well as innovative Japanese options ranging from chicken tatsuta and roasted duck to grilled abalone and miso-marinated halibut. Must-try dishes...  Read More

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille -Frisco
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This high-end bastion of beef started out as a butcher shop in 1979. Now, the family-owned, Houston-based restaurant boasts seventeen locations around the country, including this snazzy Frisco offshoot, which happens to be located within walking...  Read More

Breakers Korean BBQ, Sushi, & Bar
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This upscale California-based restaurant, located nearby at Stonebriar Centre, not only features Korean barbecue but also sushi, sashimi and assorted Korean dishes, all of which can be ordered à la carte. But what you really come here for is...  Read More

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Plano
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Tacos? Burgers? Beef vindaloo? Poutine? Not sure what you're in the mood for? Then Moxie's will be your happy place. Conveniently located in the Sandman Signature Hotel, less than a mile down the road from the arena, this bustling Canadian...  Read More

Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar
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Situated at the Star District is Tupelo Honey, a massive North Carolina-based restaurant known for its upscale southern fare that includes the likes of biscuits the size of cat heads, pimento cheese nachos, fried green tomatoes, and fried...  Read More

The Common Table - Frisco
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One of Dallas' best craft brew pubs has opened a second, and much larger location at the south end of the Star District, featuring more than two dozen constantly rotating beers on tap, a global selection of wines, innovative cocktails and a menu...  Read More

Cane Rosso - Frisco
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One of Dallas' favorite Neapolitan-certified pizza joints has now expanded into the Star District bringing with it a Cowboys themed wood-fired oven imported from Italy plus a round of specialties not found at any other location. In addition to...  Read More

Neighborhood Services - Frisco
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Dallas restaurateur/chef Nick Badovinus has also landed his uber-popular eatery in the Star District at the Omni Frisco Hotel, and this one comes complete with a wraparound patio sporting prime views of the Cowboys' practice field. The menu...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Zaytinya


Headlining the Star District restaurant roundup is Zaytinya, an offshoot of award-winning chef José Andrés' famous D.C. Mediterranean-inspired dining spot. Expect to find an expansive array of mezze offerings (meat, poultry, seafood and...  Read More


Meet Ilene Jacobs

As a perpetual wanderer, foodie freak and wannabe chef, Ilene is always on the lookout for the best places to see, eat, drink and sleep. When she's not writing about the latest happenings in...  More About Ilene