Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen

4.4
117 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen is exactly that, a proper kitchen that serves amazing food. Housed in what was once a service station for more than 80 years; our modern style restaurant brings fresh energy to the Historic Downtown McKinney area.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 117 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisG
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The short rib was fantastic. Everything else needed salt. No seasoning and the collards were not cooked enough. Our service was very good.

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded 3 hours ago

Thank you for the feedback, we hope to have you back soon for a 5-star experience.

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vipLarrainB
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Sugar Bacon several times and it has never disappointed! The service, ambiance, and food was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Our server was kind and made excellent recommendations! The steaks were cooked perfectly and we loved the cornbread

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

Can't beat that! We appreciate your feedback and for taking the time to leave a great review. Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Been for brunch but never for dinner, service initially slow but picked up and was a great dinner! Brussel sprouts appetizer, Wife had scallops (slightly overdone), I had the pork chop, all very good!! Will go back again soon.

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to leave this five-star review. We hope your next dining experience is even better than the last, join us again soon.

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vipDallasTX
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s dinner date!

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

We love to hear it! Thanks for celebrating Valentine's with us and sharing your review♥️

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place and we liked it. However, during Covid, on Valentines, every single table was seated... no social distancing... no tables closed. Filled to the brim with folks.

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

I am sorry to hear of your disappointment. Trust me when I say these things are taken very seriously. I would love to speak with you further on the matter in an attempt to remedy your situation as well as have you back in.  My email address is Support@sugarbacon.co m

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Table service was amazing. Some of the specialty items were only adequate so maybe skip those but meal was good and all staff was spot on and attentive...especially for being busy.

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

🤩 We LOVE this feedback! Thanks for sharing your experience with us and the community. We hope to have you back very soon.

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vipBodeGirl
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Inventive and delicious

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

🤩 We LOVE five stars! Thanks for sharing, BodeGirl.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Would definitely come back!

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third visit to Sugarbacon. Quickly becoming our local favorite. Get the Sugarbacon appetizer and the Brussels Sprouts. Tried multiple entrees. Everything is great. Bartenders make great drinks. Servers have all been great. Love Sugarbacon!

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

We love to hear it! We may be biased but we think your menu choices are just impeccable. Thanks for sharing your time with us, come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on February 5, 2021

Thanks for sharing! Come back soon.

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vipsk8gross
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Really good food and friendly staff.

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on February 1, 2021

We love to hear it! Thanks for sharing your five star review with us sk8gross!

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CaliTexMom
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All 4 of us liked our meals but the fulled pork sandwich was really good. This was our first time eating here. The ambiance was nice but the music was a little too loud. Overall it was a great night and we will go back.

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on February 1, 2021

We are so glad you stopped by, CaliTexMom. Thanks for sharing your review of your time with us. Come see us again soon.

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julesk
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent and creative drinks and food. Had the scallops and corn. Super yummy! Hubby said he’d definitely come back for the lamb special. Quick and pleasant service. Lively atmosphere.

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 30, 2021

We cant wait to have you back, julesk. Thanks for joining us and sharing your review!

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JBL3
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Excellent food and service. Social distancing aweful. 29+ folks shoulder to shoulder inside front door waiting for a table.

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 30, 2021

I am sorry to hear of your disappointment, JBL3. Trust me when I say these things are taken very seriously. I would love to speak with you further on the matter in an attempt to remedy your situation as well as have you back in.  My email address is Support@sugarbacon.co m

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viptxweslawyer
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I don't mind spending good money on good food. I was not impressed. It's a nice restaurant, but it certainly wasn't worth almost $150 for dinner for two.
The asparagus was very good, but the serving size was tiny compared to the macaroni and cheese, which is supposed to be their signature dish. It was, to be quite honest, macaroni and cheese with bits of fatty bacon mixed in.
The 8 ounce Wagyu filet was very small for an 8 ounce filet, slightly overcooked, and lacked flavor. Included with your steak order is a choice of sauces - chimichurri, creamy peppercorn, bearnaise, bleu cheese, etc. Don't even think about not getting a sauce - without the sauce, the steak tastes like, well, nothing... no salt, no pepper, nothing. I'd prefer to not have to drown my Wagyu in sauce to make it have some flavor.
The hummingbird cake was good, but the spice cake was so rich it took away from the mascarpone and diced pineapple.
Bottom line is that the company was worth the drive. The food wasn't.

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 30, 2021

I am sorry to hear of your disappointment, txweslawyer. Trust me when I say these things are taken very seriously. I would love to speak with you further on the matter in an attempt to remedy your situation as well as have you back in.  My email address is Support@sugarbacon. co m

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patrickw
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt friendly service and food was exceptional. Crawfish pot pie! Yum! Smoked old fashion drink. Delish!

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 30, 2021

We love to hear it, thanks for stopping by patrickw! Come back soon.

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ChrisH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Got the Beef Short Rib and the Risotto special, along with the Brussel Sprout appetizer. Everything tasted great and was served very quickly. It was a Tuesday night, so not too many people in the restaurant, but had great ambiance. Very comforting.

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 30, 2021

Thanks for sharing your experience and your review, ChrisH! Come back soon.

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DebPhil
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was tasteless this fine. Disappointing

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 30, 2021

I am sorry to hear of your disappointment. I would love to speak with you further on the matter in an attempt to remedy your situation as well as have you back in.  My email address is Support@sugarbacon.co m

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Open concept gave a feeling of being spacious. Has both indoor and outdoor seating. Not as trendy of a decor as expected. Several good specialty cocktails and TVs for watching sports coupled with the ability to see into the kitchen is a plus. Food was good (long bone pork chop). Suggest a charcuterie board as my wife tells me its called...(man slang...a meat and cheese platter thing).

Great sevice...thanks Whitney...

You should plan wait even with a reservation 20 - 30 minutes for this place is popular.

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 20, 2021

Thank for you stopping by and sharing your review of your time with us. We appreciate all feedback from our loyal customers and look forward to having you back in for a 5-star experience.

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KarissaT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very fresh and had great taste.
Awesome selection

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 30, 2021

Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community, KarissaT. Come back soon.

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Zachery
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally my new favorite place food is always great, service is top tier. Michael and Matt have been our servers and never fail to disappoint. The GM was so sweet and offered me a different version of the drink I love and it was somehow even better. Coming back as often as possible because the beef rib is out of this world. The Mac and cheese is usually my favorite, however last time it was really dry. So glad to see great food in McKinney.

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 20, 2021

We love a great dining experience, Zachery. Thank for you sharing your thorough review, we appreciate all feedback from our loyal customers. Join us again soon.

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GingerO
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great atmosphere great service! The sugar bacon and avocado toast were especially delicious!

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 20, 2021

Can't argue with that, GingerO! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your review with us and the community. Come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant on the McKinney Square! Fantastic food! I had the sea scallops which were amazing! Craft cocktails are delicious and the music was super fun! Interior design stands out also! Love the signage!

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 12, 2021

Reviews like this make us blush. We love receiving feedback from our loyal customers and couldn't be happier your time with us was top notch. Hope you'll join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch spot on our way to Tupps Brewery, came as a recommendation from a local. We were not disappointed!! The sugar bacon appetizer was amazing only complaint is we wanted more! We ordered the burger, pulled pork Benedict and pulled salmon sandwich. All plates were cleaned! Boys were happy to talk with the knowledgeable bar tender about whiskey and who can complain about a $4 old fashioned for brunch??! Overall great experience and we will be back

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 12, 2021

Thank you for sharing this fantastic review of your time at Sugarcbacon. We are so thrilled you gave us a chance to wow you and are looking forward to having you back for another great experience.

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ColtonM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Dining experience and food is not worth the price.

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 12, 2021

I am sorry to hear of your disappointment, ColtonM. Trust me when I say these things are taken very seriously. I would love to speak with you further on the matter in an attempt to remedy your situation as well as have you back in.  My email address is Support@sugarbacon.c om

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DemetriaR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We arrived a few minutes late, but were seated immediately. Service was nice and prompt. Food was good except we didn’t care much for the cheese & mac... seemed a little dry. But since everything else was tasty, we didn’t complain. We’ll definitely return and try other plates.

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your review of your time with us, DemetriaR. We appreciate all customer feedback and hope to see you back soon to try some of our other dishes!

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Krobison
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night!! Great service and food was great!

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 6, 2021

We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit to Sugarbacon, Krobison. Thanks for sharing your 5 star review, come back soon.

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CarrieA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had our Christmas Eve date dinner here. Outdoor seating was ample and heated. During Covid this was one of our requirements. We had mushroom bolognese and the crawfish pot pie with the truffle fries as an appetizer. All so good! The cornbread was the only disappointment, as it’s quite bland, but I’m a cornbread snob.
The waiter/service was also great!

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 2, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review CarrieA! So glad you had a great experience on your Christmas Eve date. We hope to see you again soon!

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SHEATH
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

WE LOVED EVERYTHNG................and the service was fabulous!
BUT we were floored about the cost of the aged steak $$120.00!

I have eaten a lot of different places BUT NEVER had (even a aged) steak that cost that much and to be totally honest I have had better. VERY disappointed.

We will go back next time in town but will have everything BUT the STEAK...

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 2, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review and feedback, Sheath. While we understand the cost may seem high, prices for cost of goods this year have risen tremendously due to COVID-19 breaking down supply chains. We hope that you come and see again soon!

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NickG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. We keep going back. Their steaks are amazing!

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 2, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review NickG! So glad you enjoyed our steaks, come back and see us again soon!

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Krobison
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a best friends dinner and tit was the perfect meal, perfect ambiance and service was outstanding!! Amazing cocktails that we are still talking about!

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on January 2, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review Krobison! We are so glad your best friends dinner was a hit - come back and see us again soon! Happy New Year!!

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AprilG
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and relax. Happy hour was great with half price appetizers til 7. We definitely will eat here again.

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Shelli
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had THE tastiest short rib (it was huge) at Sugarbacon!

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lad0206
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great to see Sugarbacon reopen! New menu seems to have a few of the previous items but offers a good selection for every taste. Service was ok - staff excellent but they may have needed more!? Food was fresh & perfectly prepared.. actually better than I remember! Thanks

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on December 14, 2020

We are happy to be open again and absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us. Thanks for taking the time to provide such great feedback, lad0206. We can't wait to have you back with us again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was delicious! Will definitely be back!

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thanks for the great review!! Come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wanted to try a new place for our biweekly date night. The waiter was very courteous and the cheeseboard was amazing.

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on December 14, 2020

We are honored your chose Sugarbacon for your date night. Thanks for sharing your review, come back soon!

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JohnEB
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful cocktails, food was good but not necessarily outstanding. I expected a little more flavor in the steak for the price and hype but will definitely return! Shrimp and grits was amazing!!

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to share your review of your time with us, JohnEB. We appreciate all feedback and hope you'll give us a shot to improve on your next visit with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waiter Miguel was great. Main dishes took a little longer than normal but tasted great. Covid. It was a lovely evening

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on December 14, 2020

We apologize for the longer ticket times but appreciate your understanding. Thank you for joining us for dinner and sharing your review with us and the community. Come back soon!

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vipLisaA
Dallas
64 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We waited quite a while after being sat before my husband finally approached wait staff to order drinks (and food - we waited so long that we had time to look at the menu and decide). The waiter was very apologetic and the meal was good. There was nothing that blew us out of the water, but brunch was good enough.

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Responded on December 14, 2020

We apologize for the wait time but appreciate your patience, Lisa. Thank you for joining us for brunch and sharing your review, we appreciate all feedback and hope you'll give us another chance to wow you.

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Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.