We love restaurants with nice patios, and the Katy Trail Ice House Outpost in Plano has a huge patio.  If the weather is decent this is a great place to hang out. The patio floor is dirt and there are lots of trees around, so in addition to being a patio with a great view (not a parking lot) there is some shade.  There are also a lot of TVs outside.

They have 50 beers on tap plus many other adult beverages.  Food includes salads, sandwiches, burgers and appetizers – typically bar and grill-type food – plus BBQ.  The only downside I’ve seen to this place is that patrons bring their dogs out on the patio, so if you’ve got a young child who likes to roam this probably isn’t the best spot as you just never know what a dog might do when a unpredictable child appears.

And if you’re in Dallas visit the original Katy Trail Ice House, if you love the Plano location you won’t be disappointed.

Katy Trail Ice House Outpost
4700 W. Park Blvd
Plano, TX