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Hello all--

I did some searching before posting, but I didn't find anything. My husband is on a business trip to a manufacturing plant in Allen, which is near Dallas. Any recommendations you can provide for good food, especially BBQ, would be most appreciated.

Please help-- the guys he was travelling with made him eat at TGIFridays tonight! :blink:

Cheers, Jen

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yoikes.....not exactly a mecca of good dining.

On Main St in Allen, a little east of the intersection of hwy 5/greenville ave, there's a bbq place called Sugar Baby's. I've only been once. It was tolerable, but not fantastic. I think I went on a Tuesday, and we were the only people there. I did talk to the owner, and he said that they did smoke everything on premesis. maybe it would be better if it were more crowded.

http://www.sugarbabysbbq.com/

Just west of that intersection is another fairly new bbq place that I have not been to as of yet. They're not open on Mondays iirc. I talked to the owner of that place, and he was mentioning that they'd won all sorts of bbq awards at competitons. I can't remember the name. It's right at the triangle where Main splits off going west.

The Allen Cafe, also on Main after it splits off, serves up a decent breakfast and lunch.

Italian Villa, on the NW corner of hwy 5 and Main, serves a passable Italian dinner. Nothing fancy, but decent.

Ralph and Kacoo's at the SE corner of hwy 75 and Mcdermott has good cajun type food. That restaurant is actually your best bet for a dinner out with business associates. http://www.ralphandkacoos.com/main/index.php?page=allen

There's a good Thai restuarant on the NW corner of 75 and Mcdermott called Samui Thai. http://www.samuithai.com/

Tin Star is a small chain that started in Dallas serves; food in a casual atmosphere with a Southwestern bent. NW corner of 75 and Mcdermott http://www.tinstar.us/menu_start.cfm

Sorry, that's all I can think of in Allen. I drive through there every day on my way home from work, but don't drive that way to go eat often.

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Thanks! Those recommendations sound good, especially the cajun place. He may check out the bbq place too-- after all, BBQ that's not so good by Texas standards may be quite acceptable for a Chicago boy!

Cheers, Jen

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Hello all--

  I did some searching before posting, but I didn't find anything.  My husband is on a business trip to a manufacturing plant in Allen, which is near Dallas.  Any recommendations you can provide for good food, especially BBQ, would be most appreciated.

  Please help-- the guys he was travelling with made him eat at TGIFridays tonight! :blink:

Cheers, Jen

It turns out that Allen has a thoroughly respectable sushi place, Sushi Sapporo. Menu: http://aa.rewardsnetwork.com/diningsearchd...erchantId=82893

Try the rolls. That is where they express their originality.

Avoid 'Petra, Essence of Mexico'. Too ill thought out.

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