Julia Pearl

tastemaker nominee
Fried fish at Julia Pearl restaurant in Plano
Photo courtesy of Julia Pearl

Former Top Chef contestant Tre Wilcox sets the culinary direction of this Southern restaurant in Plano. The restaurant name is a tribute to and inspired by the lives of two family matriarchs, Julia and Pearl. Those names also help define the menu into categories. The "Julia" side represents traditional Southern food — biscuits and gravy, seafood gumbo, shrimp and grits — while the "Pearl" side of the menu is more modern.


Julia Pearl
2301 N. Central Expwy.
Plano, TX 75074


Sun: 10 am-3 pm
Mon: 4 pm-10 pm
Tue: 4 pm-10 pm
Wed: 4 pm-10 pm
Thu: 4 pm-10 pm
Fri: 4 pm-11 pm
Sat: 5 pm-11 pm

Good to Know

  • Editors' Pick
  • Casual
  • Brunch
  • Full Bar