Popular McKinney Restaurants & Nightlife –
McKinney's nightlife is spread across the city, with the bulk of it in the historic downtown square. Below is just a sampling of 'hometown' venues you won't find anywhere else that provide everything from fine dining to casual meals, live music to karaoke nights, comedy shows to movie nights and more.
Sauce on the Square
Spoons Café & Garage
Zin Zen Wine Bistro
Harry's at the Harbor
Bill Smith's Café
Delaney's Irish Pub
Dawgs and Hawgs
Hank's Texas Grill
Popular McKinney Places to Visit
Heard Natural Science & Wildlife Museum – 289 Acres to Tour and Learn
Collin County History Museum
McKinney Public Golf Course
Two Disc Golf Courses – the Alex Clark & Town Lake Courses
Chestnut Square – a collection of historic homes to view
Historic Walking Tours – a number of tours offered. Call 888-649-8499
Town Lake – beautiful in-town lake and walking/jogging course
Wenke Park – miles of trails and a new outdoor fenced dog park
Wineries – McKinney his home to a number of wineries to tour and enjoy
Franconia Brewing Company
Collin County College Main Campus - where students can now earn a four-year bachelor's degree without leaving town.
Students in McKinney are served by the McKinney Independent School District. A number of private, parochial and charter schools also serve the area.
Baylor Medical Center at McKinney
Medical Center of McKinney
Methodist McKinney Hospital
Hospital at Craig Ranch
Locally Grown Foods
McKinney has become well-known in health-conscious circles for availability and support off foods grown locally using practices that keep an eye on environmental impact. Vendors sell their products in McKinney through several outlets.
McKinney Farmers Market - Every Saturday from early spring to mid-October, 8 a.m. to noon at Chestnut Square in downtown McKinney
Local Yocal Farm-to-Market - This specialty shop in McKinney's historic downtown is a farmer-owned, full-service butcher shop and local goods market specializing in organic and locally-produced foods.
McKinney offers a wide range of events, from heritage-based to seasonally-oriented, with others celebrating the arts, family and friends. Weekly events include live music at various restaurants, two farmers market locations in season and tours of historic sites and a brewery. Monthly and annual events also ensure that there is always something for visitors and residents to do in McKinney. Visit the McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureau for a full calendar of events
Residents need not travel too far to find every grocery store and national retailer close by, plus dozens of quaint shops in downtown McKinney. In addition, within minutes are a number of major malls, shopping areas and outlet malls to serve McKinney residents.