stumped about where to eat tonight? Then you’ve got to try the Legacy Hall Food Court in Plano at least once, twice, fifteen times. Because to truly experience all of what they have to offer, one or two trips just won’t suffice.

Can’t decide? Well Legacy Hall truly has it all… their one-of-a-kind artisanal food hall experience is definitely a must-do event if you live anywhere in the north Dallas corridor. Where flavor meets modern new country design, you’ll find a feast for every one of your senses and a specialty marketplace buzzing with local purveyors and their delectable creations. This is the ultimate urban eatery plating the best quality and freshest sourced favorites from lobster rolls, to Philly cheese-steak, to homemade ginger beer floats.

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legacy Hall brings a new dining and drinking experience to North Texas. Equal parts premium food hall, beer garden, and craft brewery and live entertainment destination. It’s a community committed to bringing the best that local chefs and entertainers have to offer in one unforgettable space.

Legacy Hall has more than 24 artisanal food stalls run by local chefs and aspiring restaurateurs creating the next best food trends. They live and breathe food theater. Each time you visit you’ll experience an array of international sights, smells, sounds and tastes.

tantalizing fares for your taste buds.

Each time you visit you’ll experience an array of international sights, smells, sounds and tastes

And as any Texan knows, we love our patios in Texas! Flow through Legacy Hall’s expansive doors into the Lexus Box Garden, where you’ll enjoy leisurely afternoons, drinks with friends, a meeting or some late-night fun. It’s basically an open-air dining and drinking patio with bench style seating, colorful umbrellas to shade you from the Texas heat. Sit back, relax and enjoy the music on the 30-foot stage complete with an LED screen that lets you see as well as enjoy the music from all three floors.

“Legacy Hall has more than 24 artisanal food stalls run by local chefs and aspiring restaurateurs creating the next best food trends. They live and breathe food theater.”

the Lexus Box Garden is named “Box Garden” because it’s literally that – they used reclaimed shipping containers to create much of the structure. This baby will hold up to 1,500+ people and a BBQ stall, Carlton Provisions BBQ, along with 5 bars (you’re welcome!). You’ve got a tiki bar, Stillhouse Lounge, Unlawful Assembly Outpost, and 2 rotating pop-ups along with a Hawaiian shaved ice stand.

Whatever your jam, the Lexus Box Garden’s sprawling courtyard with a 600 square foot event stage will have you dancing, singing, eating, drinking, shouting and striking a pose at any of the many live music shows, festivals, holiday parties and more.

Ohhh, and forget the cash, every restaurant and bar is ‘cashless’ meaning you need to bring your own plastic or purchase a ‘Hall Pass’ card which is reloadable and can be used anyhwere within the hall.

The third floor is dedicated entirely to the Unlawful Assembly bar and brewery. A real working brewery and taproom. Sitting at the top of Legacy Hall, the taproom wraps around the working brewery, with views of the food hall and box garden below. Bring your food up from the hall downstairs and they’ll help you pair it with the perfect beer—whether it’s one of the mainline brews or a special release of their own.

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we’re not gonna list all 24 food vendors, you’ll need to check them out yourself. Besides, that’s half the fun. But we will tell you about a few that we think you should check out:

Tacos Patron-Bite into one of chef Javier Madero’s street-style tacos, close your eyes, and you’ll be transported to the streets of Mexico City. We love watching the fresh salsa being prepared by hand and smelling the insatiable aroma of the Pollo Al Pastor and Barbacoa tacos wafting through the air. Expect spit-grilled meat, handmade salsas and original ingredients! Taco ‘bout authentic…

Sea Breeze-Sea Breeze is family owned and Dallas loved! Founders Rick and Ryan Oruch (father and son) take the Lobsta & Chowda House to new heights. With an award-winning New England menu, you won’t have to “pahk ya cah in Hahvahd Yahd” to enjoy! The Clam Chowder is made fresh daily, and the bread rolls come from an amazing bakery in Massachusetts. You read that right, from Massachusetts. If we told you which, we’d have to kill ya. You’ll leave dreaming of summers on the Cape.

Monkey King Noodle Company-There’s no monkey-ing around when it comes to how good the noodles and dumplings are from Monkey King 3, Chef Andrew’s newest outpost on the 3rd floor of Legacy Hall. This hidden gem is a spin-off from his famed Monkey King Noodle Co. in Deep Ellum, where Andrew brings legitimate Northern Chinese and Taiwanese street food in a made to order fashion, like the real night markets he enjoyed back home. Come on over, all monkeys are welcome!

Knife Burger-Chef John Tesar is kind of a stud. We’re just gunna throw that out there. The four-time James Beard ‘Best Southwest Chef’ semifinalist & ‘Top Chef’ contestant, brings his unique skills from Knife restaurant in Dallas to his newest endeavor Knife Burger at Legacy Hall. Big on bold flavors and support of local Texas ranchers, Knife makes the purest, beefiest, most delicious burgers in town. If you visit just one burger joint at the Hall, then you’ll want to stop here.

Legacy Food Hall
7800 Windrose Ave, Plano, TX 75024
(972) 846-4255

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Cynthia is a part-time author, photographer and full-time mom who has lived in The Colony for 15 years. Originally from Oklahoma, Cynthia enjoys the arts, her two dogs and keeps plenty busy with two teens in the household.