Food

Kenny’s East Coast Pizza

September 5, 2016

When you are given the opportunity to try out the newest Kenny’s Restaurant Group addition, you jump on the chance.  If you live in north Dallas, chances are you have been to one of Kenny’s five restaurants.  They pride themselves on customer service, great food, and are a local staple around here.

My first experience with Kenny’s was a couple of years ago when I received a gift card to Kenny’s Woodfired Grill.  The gift-giver told me that this restaurant had “the best steaks in Dallas, but it wasn’t stuffy and over-priced.” Not only is that true, but everything we ate was incredible. Since then, we visited all of the others.  When I saw Kenny’s East Coast Pizza was opening right down the street from us, I anxiously awaited its grand opening.

First Impressions

Every Kenny’s restaurant has it’s own theme and decor, but they all go together.  The photos on the wall made me feel at home.  Kenny’s East Coast Pizza has a laid-back vibe, and the waiters are passionate about the food they are serving.  Although I wanted to try some of the appetizers, I could not help but get excited about the pizza.  Tom, our waiter, welcomed us and described “east coast style” as a crisp crust that bends without snapping and keeping all of the toppings.

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What to drink

Kenny’s cocktail menu is full of cocktails that are fun and crafted with care.  If you are a whiskey-drinker, the barrel aged manhattan is rich and delicious.  It’s made with Angel’s Envy (which they have in a barrel behind the bar), vermouth, chocolate bitters, and a black cherry.  This drink is well-balanced and will please any whiskey lover you know.

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If your taste buds are a little sweeter, grab the Sir Charles (named after Kenny’s dog!).  They craft this drink with house grapefruit infused Tito’s vodka, lemon juice, triple sec, and St. Germaine.

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What to eat

Normally at pizza restaurants, I suggest going straight for pizza and skip the appetizers.  However, Kenny’s serves some of the best-tasting appetizers around.  Colton and I tried a few different appetizers, and I can’t wait to go back and try more the next time.  You could almost make a meal out of their appetizers, but please don’t.  You will miss out on the pizza.

The bruschetta is light with the perfect amount of crunch.  The balsamic vinegar sweetens it up a little bit.

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My favorite appetizer is the prosciutto wrapped fried mozzarella.  These fancy fried cheese sticks are cooked to be slightly crunchy but gooey on the inside.

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The oven roasted garlic and parmesan wings are another great choice for before pizza snacking.  Don’t be fooled by the “wings” name.  These are jumbo sized and amazing.

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Kenny’s restaurant staff are great about substituting and accommodating their guests.  Colton wanted to try “The Hot Mess” and I wanted the “Adult Pepperoni”, but we knew we couldn’t each eat a 14″ pizza.  They split it right down the middle.

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The hot mess is their version of a supreme meat pizza.
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The adult pepperoni typically comes with mushrooms, but that is one of the only foods I dislike.  I asked if they could substitute mushrooms for pineapple.

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Do yourself a favor and save room for dessert. The chocolate peanut butter pie from a local Dallas bakery is wonderful. It wasn’t too sweet or rich and the perfect ending to an incredible meal.

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Raves

If you have been to a Kenny’s restaurant, you know that they pride themselves on treating customers “the way things used to be.”  Their “policy” is to have no policy.  Customer service is key and you can tell they honor that with every request.  We took home half of our pizza, and it tasted just as good reheated in the oven.

The food and drinks are top notch.  It is safe to say that Kenny’s East Coast Pizza is my new favorite restaurant in the Kenny’s group.

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Hesitations

My only hesitation is that you will crave their pizza the very next day and find yourself planning your next visit.

Overall

Kenny’s East Coast Pizza exemplifies the Kenny’s motto that “every day is a holiday and every meal is a feast.” I suggest you plan a visit right away and you will see what you have been missing out on.

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Although I partnered with Kenny’s East Coast Pizza to bring you this review, all thoughts and opinions remain my own.  Thank you for supporting local places that support Love You More Too.  

22 Comments

  • Reply Tawni September 6, 2016 at 8:48 am

    That ALL looks SO SO SO DELICIOUS! The mozzarella sticks look the best to me, though, and now I’m craving some!!!

    • Reply Jessica September 12, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Thank you!! It really was incredible. I loved everything.

  • Reply candy September 6, 2016 at 9:19 am

    If I am ever in the area I’ll know where to go to get some great food.

    • Reply Jessica September 12, 2016 at 10:40 am

      We have some of the best restaurants out here. 🙂

  • Reply Katie September 6, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Wow, that pizza looks absolutely fantastic!!! I am sitting here nearly drooling lol! Too bad I don’t live close enough to try this place for supper this evening!

    • Reply Jessica September 12, 2016 at 10:41 am

      It was amazing! I am actually sad I don’t have it for dinner tonight. haha.

  • Reply Lecy | A Simpler Grace September 6, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Mouth so watering through this entire post! That chocolate peanut butter pie…. YUM!

    • Reply Jessica September 12, 2016 at 10:42 am

      It was insanely good. I wish I could have it every night. haha.

  • Reply Ashley September 6, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    I’ve never heard of this place, but that pizza sure looks good!

    • Reply Jessica September 12, 2016 at 10:42 am

      It’s new here in Plano and it’s wonderful.

  • Reply Ref J September 6, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I will have to add this to my list of “must experience” when I am in the Dallas area. Everything sounds and looked amazing.

    • Reply Jessica September 12, 2016 at 10:43 am

      It is!! I hope you love it. 🙂 We have a lot of wonderful restaurants around here, so it’s hard to choose.

  • Reply Evi Aki September 6, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    That pizza looked amazing!! Looks like a great restaurant.

    • Reply Jessica September 12, 2016 at 10:43 am

      It was SO GOOD!!! One of my new favorite places for sure.

  • Reply Loren September 6, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    I will be in Dallas in a couple of months – I will have to try this place out!! Everything looks SO good! The chocolate peanut butter pie is calling my name! 🙂 xo Loren | http://www.thinkelysian.com

    • Reply Jessica September 12, 2016 at 10:44 am

      I hope you love Dallas. It is wonderful. We have lots of awesome places.

  • Reply Neely (@Neelykins) September 6, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    The food, especially pizza looks amazing! Putting it on the list of places to try!

    • Reply Jessica September 12, 2016 at 10:44 am

      You must! You will love it!

  • Reply Mai Lyn Ngo September 7, 2016 at 9:57 am

    YUM! The food looks amazing. I have yet to visit a Kenny’s restaurant. Adding this to my list.

    • Reply Jessica September 12, 2016 at 10:45 am

      I can’t believe you haven’t tried a Kenny’s!! It’s so so so good. This one is my new favorite though.

  • Reply Julie September 7, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    We want last weekend and it was awesome! Because we do not eat cheese, we risk the chance of ordering a pizza that lacks enough toppings and sauce to make up for the missing ingredient. Kenny’s pizza sauce is so good and the veggies were loaded so we will definitely be back and likely ordering takeout when leaving The Barre Code!

    • Reply Jessica September 12, 2016 at 10:46 am

      Right?! It’s so close, I may be doing a lot more takeout after TBC now. haha.

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