The Holy Grail Pub
Taps: 39 / Bottles: 108
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ranger7:
4.08/5 rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
My girlfriend and I finally decided to check this place out. We've frequented a lot of the establishments in the same strip shopping center, but had never tried this place.
The atmosphere inside was a little on the loud side. We went on a Friday at about 7pm and it was fairly packed with the music turned up - not as laid-back as we were hoping. The outdoor patio area is nice, however. The patio is inside a sort of breezeway constructed in the shopping center and makes for a nice, quieter place to sit without being out in the sun.
Service was quick and friendly. We both wanted fish and chips (British-style pub after all!) and asked what out server would recommend. He steered us in the right direction (Dogfish Head 90 min IPA on-tap!) and we were very pleased.
The food was tasty, and although a bit on the pricey side, I would eat here again, just maybe not real frequently. Fish and chips were very good.
Overall, I like this place. The outdoor seating is a nice touch, they have tons of beer to choose from (approx. 150), some interesting stuff on-tap, some local brews (Franconia), and a friendly and helpful staff.
05-07-2011 22:01:03 | More by ranger7
More User Reviews:
4.15/5 rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3 | $$
Food is typical pub food but the beer selection is stellar. There was a good sampling of local beers as well. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately they no longer serve flights so its a little harder to really take advantage of the wide selection. I liked the atmosphere as well. I will definitely visit again.
06-04-2013 05:13:10 | More by wsdang
4.5/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Staff is great and knowledgeable about beers. Very good selection of beers and the prices are very reasonable for what you get. Food quality is way above average for typical pub food, in fact it rivals many chain restaraunts. I recommend the cheese fries with Gruyère cheese and gravy. If your in the area and are into beer and/or food I recommend you check the place out. I seldom take time to write reviews - but you wont regret spending your $ there....and your business will help vote with your dollars to ensure they will still be there next time I can make it by!
06-02-2012 04:51:51 | More by MyName
4.55/5 rDev +5.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Amazing food; great beer selection; always awesome service.
The only downer is the noise -- they have worked to reduce yet it is one of the loudest pubs I've visited. Too many hard surfaces, concrete floors, tall ceiling, etc. I would visit more frequently if it was not so loud.
Probably the best pub food I've ever enjoyed.
This pub typically wins people's choice award for best Dallas (or at least North Dallas) Pub.
Patio is reasonable but often full of smokers; sadly loud outside with road noise.
As others have noted, this is in a nondescript strip mall broadly on the Southeast corner of Preston and 121. There is TONS of parking in the back; drive through the porte-cochère to access.
05-10-2012 16:03:51 | More by ipahophead
4.78/5 rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
In a strip mall along Preston, just south of 121, this place is easy to miss. Don't. It is well worth the stop, especially if you like beer. It is not a full bar. Beer and wine only. No fru fru umbrella drinks. There are a couple of TVs but this is not a sports bar. It is a great place to talk, enjoy a few beers and good food.
The beer menu is two pages of small font, with an additional seasonal list. Imports, microbrews and the mundane. But seriously, if you like American mass produced swill, you'll be overwhelmed! The servers know their stuff. If a particular seasonal is out, they'll come up with alternatives and have never steered me wrong. If you aren't sure, they do give sample tastes.
The food is a step above bar food. I've never been disappointed.
04-24-2012 22:44:29 | More by kareng412
The Holy Grail Pub in Plano, TX
94 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.