The Keeper in Plano, TX…Is Just That…A Keeper


The Keeper in Plano’s at The Shops at Legacy was one of the most awaited openings. After my visit I know why….this place is a KEEPER.

The Keeper
5840 Legacy Circle D100, Plano, TX 75024

The Keeper is Front Burner Restaurant Group’s (Mexican Sugar, Whiskey Cake, Sixty Vines) newest concept. The details of the restaurant were not lost on me. The mermaid door handles, beautiful color scheme, upscale tiki-bar vibe and the paintings of the different “captains” on the wall.

I was seated and handed an iPad menu. How cool is that? The menu allows the restaurant to update the menu and also offer pairing options. Nice touch! Speaking of drinks….my server, Jillian, created a special mocktail just for me! It tasted as good as it looked. 

The food:

For starters – Point Judith Calamari
The fresh calamari dusted with tapioca and is a nice change from a heavier breading. The peppers added a nice crunch, and the spicy garlic sauce was delightful.

Kona Kanpachi
The sashimi-grade Kona Kampachi was fresh and rich and dressed to perfection with Asian pear, avocado, chiles, toasted garlic and yuzu sauce. The buttery avocado tamed the citrusy yuzu.

Main Entree: Napa Cabbage Wraps
The firm, flavorful fish, was nestled in leaves of cabbage then topped with an avocado crema, cabbage slaw, pico de gallo and cilantro. A wonderfully, light dinner. Gotta save room for dessert!

Dessert: Coconut Cream Wontons
I was so thrilled I saved room for dessert because these wontons were exceptional. Think puffy, sweet pockets filled with creamy coconut floating on chocolate ganache topped with fresh whipped cream. I ate every one! Every. One.

This place is a KEEPER!

Dawn Fisher

I have called Dallas my home for many years. This is a perfect city for a foodie. There are always new restaurants and food events going on. I was born in San Antonio, TX. The Texas hill country will always have a place in my heart. When I was young, I spent every summer at my grandparent’s house in a small town north of Corpus Christi. They owned a restaurant and I spent many hours in that restaurant enjoying the food and the people. On Monday’s, when the restaurant was closed, my grandparent’s and I would drive to all the small towns and try new restaurants and visit some old joints. I learned to not only appreciate food as life-sustaining but also as a form of conviviality and fellowship. I love traveling and immersing myself in the food and culture. I have been blessed to travel to Europe and many places stateside. When I am not teaching school, I am busy whittling away at my restaurant bucket list, updating my food and travel blog, Fenomenale, writing travel experiences for Guidrr and spending time with family and my sweet dog. I am pumped to be joining Girls on Food. So let’s have fun and eat it up!


  1. Nick

    September 19, 2017

    Hi Dawn,

    Thank you for your kind words on our Digital Menus. We’ve had a blast working with Front Burner thus far. I’m glad you enjoyed your experience at The Keeper!

  2. Melody Chandler

    August 26, 2018

    Looks like a lovely place to visit. Thanks for sharing! Would definitely be a place to bring friends and catch up.

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