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Where to Eat in Farmersville, Texas

Farmersville, Texas, a small but vibrant main street town to the north-east of Dallas, has a wealth of
history and many popular antique shops but is worth a visit just for the excellent range of cuisine it
offers in its many restaurants.Farmersville: a Texas Treasure
Farmersville, Texas, a small town about an hour's journey north-east of Dallas, has a wealth of
antique shops, old buildings and quaint frame houses. On the first Saturday of every month, it holds
a "Farmers' and Fleas' Market" and every month a different Country artiste performs at the local
Opry. The history of the town dates back to 1849 and is reflected in the many antique shops: there is
even a monument to the Confederate dead. The town won Main Street status in 2003 for its
beautifully preserved main square with its original brick cobbles and 19th Century buildings.

Farmersville: Audie Murphy's Home Town

Audie Murphy, the USA's most decorated hero in WWII,
was born near Farmersville and spent his youth there. The
town square includes a museum commemorating him and,
every year, holds a celebration in his honor with speeches
and a parade of vintage cars, driven by veterans, and
floats - a fun afternoon out. This year, Audie Murphy Day is being celebrated on Saturday, June18th

Farmersville is also the birthplace of Monty "Hawkeye" Henson, 3 times world champion rodeo
cowboy, and Herb Ellis, the jazz guitarist. On a less salubrious note, Tex Watson, a member of the
Manson family and involved in the murder of Sharon Tate, grew up in nearby Copeville and attended
Farmersville's schools.
Where to Eat in Farmersville, Texas
The town is well worth a visit for its monthly market, history and antique shops alone but it also
knows how to titillate the tastebuds of its residents and visitors with a wide variety of restaurants,
including a (genuine) 50's diner and some of the very best Italian cuisine in Texas, all at country
As you enter the main square itself, on your right, near the Post Office, you will find Tony's Mexican
restaurant, independently owned and offering a good variety of excellent Mexican cuisine at
reasonable prices.

On the right-hand side of the main square itself, nestled among the antique shops, is a genuine 50's
diner, Daddy-O's Doo Wop Diner, serving country cuisine including chicken fried steak and chicken,
and pork chops, in an ambiance celebrating the music stars of the 50's and early 60's, including
original vinyl jukebox EPs under glass on the tables. A blue plate special is available every weekday.
At the head of the square lies the Sugarhill Country Kitchen providing a buffet and la carte menu
in an upscale environment with prices to match. The restaurant is housed in a complex of three
interconnected buildings housing a function room, a boutique and an antiques store.

To find some of the best Italian food in Texas,

however, you do not need even to enter the
center of town. Victor's Italian Kitchen lies on US
Highway 78, just before the First National Bank
and the turnoff into Audie Murphy Parkway. The
restaurant, converted from a small service
station, has a rustic ambience reminiscent of the
little restaurants that dot the Italian countryside
where the cuisine is equally superb. The
chef/owner has 25 years experience in cooking
Italian food and it shows. There is an extensive
and very economical lunch menu - try the
Princess pasta in pink vodka sauce or any of the dishes served with Victor's home-made tomato
pomadora sauce. The dinner menu offers even more, with huge portions - try the Chicken Marsala or
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is also a favorite for its home-made pizza to eat in or to go.

Pizza is also available from Mr. Jim's Pizza further up on US 78 and Pizza Street on US 380. More
comfort food is also available in the same block as Mr. Jim's at Charlie's Old Fashioned Burgers,

which also sells Italian ice cream, and at Just Donuts. This small selection of food outlets is now
complemented by a Chinese restaurant due to open its doors very shortly.
Every town of note should have a Dairy Queen and Farmersville is no exception. Well-placed on US
Highway 380, it offers a Blue Plate Special every weekday, burgers for $1.00 every Monday from
5.00 PM and tacos for $0.89 every Tuesday evening.
The local Sonic is also on US 380, as will be the proposed ubiquitous McDonalds to be constructed in
the new out-of-town retail park near the Brookshires supermarket. The local Subway restaurant,
some 4 miles along US 380 in the direction of Greenville, is currently closed, awaiting rebuilding
following a disastrous fire.
If your tastes tend towards catfish and steak, Catfish Heaven awaits you on US 380 beyond Lake
Lavon in Princeton, along with more fast food outlets. More well-recommended Mexican cuisine can
also be found south on US 78 at La Flor and a little further on, in the direction of Wylie, pizza lovers
will discover Pizza Getty (no relation, I am told).
Lastly, aficionados of Mexican cuisine will discover the Casa Vieja, another restaurant worth a visit,
north on US 78 near Blue Ridge, a small township where country cooking can also be enjoyed at the
Cattleman's Caf on W. James Street in the center of town.
Find reviews of many of these restaurants here and links to some of their websites.
How to Reach Farmersville
Farmersville lies at the intersection of US Highways 78 and 380, a few miles from the edge of the
Dallas conurbation at Wylie, traveling north alongside the lake on Highway 78. On Highway 380,
Farmersville is located midway between McKinney and Greenville close to the northern border of
Lake Lavon, on the eastern edge of Collin county.
Restaurant Addresses Charlie's Old Fashion Burgers, 604 Tx-78 N, Farmersville, TX (972) 782-7900
Daddy-O's Doo Wop Diner, 117 McKinney St, Farmersville, TX (972) 782-7341 Dairy Queen, 201
Audie Murphy Pky E, Farmersville, TX (972) 782-8492 La Flor Mexican Cozina, 701 State Highway
78 S, #120, Farmersville, TX (972) 782-7950 Mr Jims, 602 Tx-78 N, Farmersville, TX (972) 782-7333
Pizza Street, 1203 Us-380 E, #106, Farmersville, TX (972) 782-7601 Sonic Drive-In, 770 Audie
Murphy Pky W, Farmersville, TX (972) 782-7738 Sugarhill Country Kitchens, 115 S Main St,
Farmersville, TX (972) 784-2121 Tony's Mexican Restaurant, 201 McKinney St, Farmersville, TX
(972) 782-6370 Victor's Italian Kitchen, 205 State Highway 78 S, Farmersville, TX (972) 782-8002