E.J. Wills Gastropub opened in N. Dallas 2016 and is coming to McKinney in February/March 2018. We are a locally owned, family-operated restaurant where we believe that it’s not just the chef but also the ingredients that make a dish fantastic. We use a local butcher, feature craft beer from nearly 10 Texas breweries, and have supported almost a dozen local charities through “give back” nights, raffle contributions, and in-kind donations.
On the basis of our innovative menu, attention to detail and high quality service, and focus on making guests feel like family, we have earned a 4-plus star rating on all the major social media platforms, including Google, Trip Advisor, Facebook, and Yelp. We also have had our Garbage Burger highlighted twice in the Dallas Observer (once for “Craziest Burger in Dallas”) and also on Jack FM Radio. Additionally, the site Thrillist named our Garbage Burger #18 on “The Dallas Bucket List: 42 Things to Do Before you Die.”
In 2017, we were thrilled to win “Best Burger” on the Dallas A-List–edging out more than 40 other Dallas restaurants by popular vote. We also received an Open Table Diner’s Choice Award in April 2017 and were named “Best Bar/Pub of 2017” on the Next Door App by neighbors in 5 surrounding communities.
In McKinney, we will offer patio seating, weekend brunch, and live music three times a week, including an open mic night to showcase local musicians. We also offer space for large parties and private events, plan to host special events like tap take-overs, and will continue to participate in local festivals with a food tent operation.
We have broad appeal to families, those on date night, those wanting to watch games or listen live to local entertainers, and business professionals looking for a comfortable and unique lunch or happy hour spot. We like to think of our spot as a place “where friends and flavor come together” but we also know that the concept of a gastropub is not familiar t most. As a result, we often explain our restaurant as “a place to get gourmet grub in a pub!”
Where Friends and Flavor Come Together