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If it's not in Richardson, you don't need it.

Enjoy the best, unique dining experiences in the metroplex by visiting The Core. With over 70 restaurants, there is a little something for everyone! In addition to great food, cafes, and sweets, The Core is home to Richardson's only brewery and distillery.

 

Richardson is an international city, with nearly 25% of our community born outside of the USA. Our rich diversity of cuisine is well-known around the region and has made The Core a foodies destination.

Aboca's Italian Grill

100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080

(972) 231-7500

Family owned and operated establishment with homemade Italian dishes. BYOB.

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Addis Ababa Restaurant

100 S Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080

(972) 480-0100

This neighborhood spot with traditional Ethiopian cuisine has a simple dining area with a bar.

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Afrah Mediterranean Cuisine

318 E Main St, Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 234-9898

Lebanese & Mediterranean eatery with a lunch buffet, homemade desserts & an outdoor patio.

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Albaghdady Bakery and Cafe

327 N Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 238-9200

Al Baghdady offers a variety of Middle Eastern desserts, including pistachio baklava.

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Bangkok at Beltline

100 S Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080

(469) 930-9755

Authentic Thai noodles, curries & rice dishes get a sweet ending with choice pastry & tea programs.

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Bigdash Ice Cream Pastries

717 Lingco Dr #210, Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 979-4098

Busy, unassuming place with sidewalk seating for Middle Eastern-style ice cream & pastries.

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Bilad Restaurant & Bakery

850 S Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 744-9599

Traditional Middle Eastern food & baked goods served in a simple space with some grocery items.

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Boba Latte

115 S Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 480-8889

Simple spot for beverages including bubble tea, coffee drinks & a variety of smoothies & slushies.

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Burger Street

514 W Beltline Rd, Richardson, TX 75080

(972) 680-9780

Chain serving burgers, hot dogs & other classic fast-food fare, plus frozen lemonade drinks.

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Cake Carousel

100 S Central Expressway #36, Richardson, TX 75080

(972) 690-4628

Specialist offering custom cakes & supplies for bakers & candymakers, plus culinary classes.

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Chameli

201 S Greenville Ave #203, Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 638-9898

Family-run eatery cooking chicken biryani & other dishes from Bangladesh, India & Pakistan.

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Chiloso Mexican Bistro

100 S Central Expy #104, Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 231-3226

Chain outpost featuring build-your-own tacos, burritos & salads in a casual, contemporary setting.

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Cinnaholic

100 S Central Expy #15, Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 502-9263

Handcrafted cinnamon rolls and desserts, 100% vegan plant-based & dairy-free.

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Communion Coffee Shop

514 Lockwood Dr, Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 200-7282

Laid-back, airy-industrial for coffee, breakfast & lunch plus a co-working & events space.

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Communion Neighborhood Restaurant

514 Lockwood Dr, Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 200-7282

Laid-back, airy-industrial for coffee, breakfast & lunch plus a co-working & events space.

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Cream & Crepes Cafe

100 S Central Expy #16A, Richardson, TX 75080
(469) 914-6064

Neighborhood dessert cafe offering crepes, vegan ice cream, rolled ice cream, banana splits & smoothies.

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Del's Charcoal Burgers 

110 S McKinney St, Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 235-9191

Local landmark known for homemade root beer & charcoal burgers also serving hot dogs & sandwiches.

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DFW China Town

400 N Greenville Dr, Richardson, TX 75081 

Best destination in Dallas/Fort Worth for Chinese restaurants and services. DFW China Town features nine restaurants, two cafes, and services including the Chinese Community Center and Good Fortune Supermarket. DFW China Town features the following restaurants:

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Eiland Coffee Roasters

532 N Interurban St, Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 991-0100

Eiland Coffee Roasters has been around since 1998 roasting deep in the heart of Richardson. They believe that any day with a cup of Eiland coffee is a good day, and they love how coffee has a way of bringing people together.

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First Chinese BBQ

111 S Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 680-8216

Chinese BBQ dishes star at this modest restaurant which also serves standard Cantonese recipes.

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First Emperor Chinese

200 W Polk St A, Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 680-9077

Family-run, BYOB eatery preparing traditional Chinese & Taiwanese dishes in simple surrounds.

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Fish N Tails Oyster Bar

211 W Polk St #101, Richardson, TX 75081
807 S Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080

(972) 479-9944 (Polk) 972-773-9122 (US75)

Raw oysters, seafood baskets & draft beer served in colorful digs with keg barstools & a patio.

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Fratello Halal Pizza & Grill

201 S Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 664-1119

Pizzas in a variety of combos are joined by pastas & subs at this Italian stop with Halal options.

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Fordtres Bar & Grill

215 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080

972-669-8500

Gathering spot offering American eats & cocktails, plus karaoke, trivia & live music.

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Four Bullets Brewery

640 N Interurban St, Richardson, TX 75081

(469) 351-0511

Neighborhood taproom preparing handcrafted English ales with a Texas twist in down-home digs.

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Glass Half Full Taproom

100 S Central Expy #14, Richardson, TX 75080

(972) 534-2120

Neighborhood bar and grill built by beer lovers for beer lovers in Richardson, Texas.

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Habibi Mediterranean Cafe & Hookah Bar

201 E Main St, Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 437-4815

Mediterranean restaurant with a hookah bar and lounge.

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Haystack Burgers and Barley

100 N Central Expy #17, Richardson, TX 75080

(972) 479-9424

Easygoing burger joint serving up handcrafted burgers & beers in a casual, clean Western motif.

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Hometown Cafe

310 Terrace Dr, Richardson, TX 75081

(469) 904-8485

Chinese restaurant for delivery, dine-out or takeaway.

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CHINA TOWN

IndoPak Cafe

323 E Polk St, Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 644-2200

Indian supermarket with small cafe. 

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Industrial Pizza + Brew

100 S Central Expy #72, Richardson, TX 75080
(469) 399-7877

Upbeat pizza restaurant with an industrial flair. Located in the southwest corner of Beltline and 75.

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Isabelly's Sweet Treats

200 E Main St, Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 803-4360

Coffee, cake balls, gourmet chocolates & sweet treats shop hand made in the heart of Richardson.

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Jasmine Cafe & Hookah Lounge

107 E Main St, Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 437-4522

Neighborhood dining on Middle Eastern & Mediterranean cooking in a casual space with outdoor seats.

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King's Noodle

201 S Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 437-0881

Taiwanese restaurant.

Temporarily Closed

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Kirin Court

221 W Polk St #200, Richardson, TX 75081

(214) 575-8888

Bustling Chinese eatery, banquet hall & bar with garden entry known for all-day dim sum service.

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Krab Kingz 7

102 N McKinney St, Richardson, TX 75081
(682) 444-8381

Serving famous Florida garlic crab and shrimp plates.

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Krispy Kreme

507 W Beltline Rd, Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 479-9097

Longtime chain serving a variety of donut flavors & shapes, plus coffee & frozen drinks.

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Lockwood Distillery

506 Lockwood Dr, Richardson, TX 75080
(469) 399-1599

Distillery & casual restaurant serving, lunch, dinner & brunch with Southern
comfort-food spin.

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Maria's Chinese Bakery

117 S Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 907-2808

Chinese bakery. 

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Masami Japanese Sushi & Cuisine 

501 W Beltline Rd #116, Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 783-6800

Japanese eatery offering sushi, hot entrees & sake in a cozy space with modern bench seating.

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McDonald's

120 S Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 783-9855

Classic, long-running fast-food chain known for its burgers, fries & shakes.

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Medina Moroccan And Mediterranean Fusion

114 E Main St, Richardson, TX 75081
(214) 774-9120

Mediterranean bistro and bar.

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Milano Pizza

224 E Spring Valley Rd, Richardson, TX 75081

(469) 253-7374

Milano Pizza is a family-owned restaurant with over 17 years experience.

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Monkey King Noodle Company

520 Lockwood Dr, Richardson, TX 75080 
COMING SOON

Chinese soups, noodles & dumplings in a lively and casual restaurant.

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New Gopal Indian Restaurant

125 S Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080 
(214) 716-0651

Casual option specializing in platters filled with vegetarian Indian & Nepalese dishes.

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One Hummus

100 S Central Expy #53, Richardson, TX 75080

(469) 677-2200

A Mediterranean restaurant with a distinctive Jordanian flavor.

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Pappasito's Cantina

723 S Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080

(972) 480-8595

Tex-Mex dishes & margaritas are the stars at this chain with a festive look.

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Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

725 S Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080

(972) 235-1181

Convivial chain dishing up hearty portions of New Orleans-style seafood, steaks, salads & more.

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Parks Donuts

100 S Central Expy #75, Richardson, TX 75080

(469) 951-1916

Fresh donuts and coffee. 

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Portico Restaurant & Bar

107 E Polk St, Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 925-0747

Ethiopian restaurant and bar.

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Ramallah Bakery

605 S Sherman St, Richardson, TX 75081

(469) 610-6243

Manufacturer of handmade traditional Arabic pita bread.

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Ricky's Hot Chicken

100 S Central Expy #18, Richardson, TX 75080

(214) 272-3735

Nashville-style spicy fried chicken with various heat options.

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Royal Sweets

524 W Beltline Rd, Richardson, TX 75080

(214) 272-3735

Bakery & candy store featuring products from India for carryout or online gift purchases.

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Sababa

743 Brick Row #100, Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 907-8200

Relaxed dining space serving familiar Mediterranean eats such as lamb kebabs, plus a lunch buffet.

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Spice 'N' Rice Indian Cuisine

300 Terrace Dr, Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 479-0633

Relaxed Indian eatery featuring popular curries, rice dishes & daily lunch specials.

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Taiwan Cafe

300 Terrace Dr, Richardson, TX 75081

(469) 802-6211

Taiwanese restaurant.

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Spring Creek Barbeque

270 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080

(972) 479-0633

Branch of a Texas smokehouse chain dishing up meat & sides in a simple, family-friendly setting.

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Starbucks

501 W Beltline Rd, Richardson, TX 75080

(469) 559-3821

Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.

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Subway

100 S Central Expy #64, Richardson, TX 75080

(972) 644-9740

Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches & salads, with health-conscious options.

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Sultan Cafe

201 S Greenville Ave #211, Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 430-9287

Mediterranean restaurant.

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Sweet Stop

201 S Greenville Ave #107, Richardson, TX 75081
(469) 372-7557

Custom cakes, pastries and fresh bread. 

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Tasty Tails

100 S Cenral Expy #21, Richardson, TX 75081

(214) 377-8603

Louisiana-style favorites served in a fast-casual setting with major emphasis on seafood freshness.

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Tavern on Main

115 E Main St, Richardson, TX 75081
972-235-8667

Warm pub with a historic feel & patio featuring burgers & homestyle mains, plus frequent live music.

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Texadelphia 

100 S Central Expy #44, Richardson, TX 75080
(214) 484-9363

Sports-bar chain serving Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwiches with a Texas twist & various pub eats.

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Tuscany Italian Bistro

743 Brick Row #400, Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 907-8000

Opened in 1985, this casual spot with murals of Italy serves house-made pasta, pizza, subs & salads.

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Vegvana Indian Vegetarian 

100 S Central Expy #35, Richardson, TX 75080
(469) 330-1600

A menu of vegetarian & vegan dishes & lunch buffet in a relaxed setting suitable for large parties.

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Victor Hugo's

100 S Central Expy #49, Richardson, TX 75080
COMING SOON

Casual eatery offering modern American classics plus craft beer & signature cocktails.

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Wizard's Sports Cafe

747 S Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 235-0371

Roomy joint offering pool tables, shuffleboard, daily drink specials & pub grub, plus live music.

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Yummy Burgers & BBQ
118 E Main St #106, Richardson, TX 75081

(214) 556-9262

Hamburgers and BBQ.

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zDAR Food & Market

214 E Spring Valley Rd, Richardson, TX 75081
(214) 238-3466

Informal market in a strip-mall serving Middle Eastern & Mediterranean eats such as kebabs & wraps.

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