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I have been on a mission lately to find a good eating establishment in the Plano area that has decent food but also has a good beer selection. A lot of times when I find a good selection of beer, it's at the expense of good food. I guess what I'm saying is that all beer drinkers don't always want pub grub, wings or deep fried goodness.

On the flip side, if I find a good menu and ask what's on tap I always get the standard, Bud, Bud light, Coors, Coors light and the not so exotic Shiner or some other beer they throw in to look micro brew savvy.

So does anyone have any recommendations for good beer and food pairings in the area that is reasonable? Not really looking for 4 star dining, just some good food and beer. Perhaps more on the casual side.

Surprisingly, I went to Humperdinks of all places here recently and they had some pretty decent beer selections, even had some of their own house brew and a fairly extensive menu. I know I have passed that place on 75 Central 500 times over the years and never checked them out.

Everything from fish taco's to filet mignon. Thanks in advance for any input you might have!

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Humperdinks Restaurant
700 Six Flags Dr, Arlington, TX 76011

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  1. I would check out old downtown Plano on 15th St. You have one of my favorites called Urban Crust. Also in the same area is Kelly's Eastside and Fillmore Pub. IMO these 3 places have above average food and are very casual.

    If you want beer selection overload with average food head down the road to Addison and go to The Flying Saucer.

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    Kelly's Eastside
    1422 K Ave, Plano, TX 75074

    The Flying Saucer
    770 Road To Six Flags W Ste 100, Arlington, TX 76012

    Fillmore Pub
    1004 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074

    Urban Crust
    1006 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074

    1. Urban Crust has great food, but thier beer selection is lacking. Bud Light, Miller Light, Shiner, and thier uncommon beer iirc is Peroni.

      Vickery Park is right across 15th St from Fillmore Pub and Urban Crust. Decent beer selection, good food. http://www.vickeryparkbar.com/index.html

      Holy Grail Pub on Preston a little south of 121 is about the best that I know of in Plano when factoring in both beer selection and food quality. http://www.holygrailpub.com/Website_f...

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      Vickery Cafe
      4120 W Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107

      Fillmore Pub
      1004 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074

      Urban Crust
      1006 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074

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      1. re: planojim

        Yep, Holy Grail would be the best pick in that particular area.

        1. re: air

          Hey thanks for the info. I have been to Kelley's once but just grabbed an appetizer. Has anyone been to the Ginger Man yet? I have been to the one in Dallas but just went to drink so I didn't even check out the menu or if they have one. Beer selection was pretty good though.

          Fillmore pub sounds like one I would like to try as well. Is that the old Harrington Pharmacy on the corner? I think I've seen it but not positive. Someone told me Urban Crust was predominantly Italian is that right?

          Vickery Park is one I haven't heard of. Will have to check that out as well. Has anyone checked out The Brick House on Park in the shopping center with Tom Thumb? I think it's the old Bennigans. Everytime I pass it the parking lot is packed. Wondering if it's the beer and food or the Hooters-esk waitstaff.

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          Vickery Cafe
          4120 W Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107

          Bennigan's
          3601 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093

          Urban Crust
          1006 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074

          1. re: Liveitloud

            G man has a big beer selection, but the food there is limited to just small appetizer sized items. Have been there many times and didn't mention because it sounded like you were looking to have a full meal with your beer, and for that, Holy Grail is head and shoulders above anyone else in Plano.

            1. re: air

              You are correct I am looking more for a meal with some good beer. I figured Ginger Man would probably not offer both. Holy Grail is one I will check out for sure. Thanks for the info!

      2. The Shops at Legacy has Gordon Biersch Brewery and The Gingerman( 68 on tap, 70 bottle), both have good bar/brewery type food and very good atmospheres.

        http://www.gordonbiersch.com/default....

        http://gingermanpub.com/

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        1. re: head

          Also in The shops at Legacy is Ringo's Pub. It's across the street from Robb & Stucky's loading dock.