Rye. Historic Downtown McKinney. 

A nod to a simpler time.  Locally sourced products, hand-crafted cocktails, and the forgotten spirit of hospitality.

Rye, having just celebrated one year, opened November 17, 2015 in the former law office of Texas Governor James W. Throckmorton (1866-67) at 111 W. Virginia Parkway in Historic Downtown Mckinney, Texas.  

We are inspired by the buildings and streets of historic downtown Mckinney.  We take pride in the history thereof, and the traditions of our culture.  We desire to extend uncommon excellence and hospitality to our guests by building individual relationships and customizing each and every experience.  If there is something we can do to enhance your visit, please don't hesitate to ask.

Part of our mission is to cultivate relationships within our community. To that end, we have partnered with many local purveyors to bring the best products to your table.  As seasons change, so will the menu at Rye. Working with seasonal produce helps us create value in our menu, but also ensures we are serving our guests the best of what the season offers. 

Our cocktail menu, developed by Service Manager Manny Casas, offers the perfect blend of classic prohibition-era and modernist cocktails featuring hand crafted syrups, house made infusions, and fresh herbs.  We feature several local beers by the bottle, as well as seasonal rotators and special releases.  We personally select every bottle of wine on our list to pair specifically with our food while also focusing on creating value for our guests.  It has been curated to feature some of the best hand-picked bottles from across the globe while featuring the best that Texas has to offer. 

Meet Chef Jeff Qualls

More about Governor Throckmorton






111 W. Virginia Pkwy.
McKinney,  TX 75069



T-Th: 11a - 9p
F-Sa: 11a - 10p

Su: 10a–2p


At rye, our desire is to create a unique experience for every guest.  Our dining room is quite intimate, if you have a party of six or more, please let us know you're coming: or 214.491.1715, option 1.  At this time, we do not take reservations for parties under 6.    

Join the team!  

Taking care of people is at the heart of our business.  We believe that starts with taking care of our own.  

We are always looking for creative individuals with great attitudes that take pride in taking care of our guests.  It's what we do.  Whether you're looking for a change of pace or desire a great learning environment, we believe in one team, all striving for the same goal.  If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, please send your resume to  We look forward to meeting you!

Rye gear  

Visit our CafePress store for all things rye!  Find what you're looking for yourself or great gifts for your friends. You'll find unique merchandise with the rye logo on t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, baby gear, and more.  If there is something you are interested in but don't see it in our shop, email us at  


Your place or ours (you can rent our space!).

With over 30 years combined in the special events industry, the team at Rye are experts at creating unique experiences.   Need a custom cocktail for your holiday party or a tailored menu for your backyard barbecue?  How about a unique, hands-on culinary team building challenge?  Whatever the case, we'd love to help:

If you are interested in attending one of our upcoming dinners, call 214.491.1715, option 1, to reserve your seat today.

  • February 12 - 6:00pm, Cakebread Wine Cellars dinner.  SOLD OUT
  • February 14 - open regular hours and taking reservations for parties of all sizes. SOLD OUT
  • March 26 - 6:00pm, Whistle Pig Whiskey dinner.  Call us or visit rye to purchase your tickets. SOLD OUT


At rye we strive to bring you the freshest ingredients.  We encourage you to shop local as often as possible too.  Below are links to several of the growers we have partnered with:

Baugh Farms

Bella Verdi Farms

Benton Farms

Cartermere Farms

Circle 15

Elliott Grows

Ham Orchards

John Williams - Copper River Salmon Fisherman (and McKinney local during the off-season)

Local Yocal

McKinney Farmer's Market

Musgrove Farm

Pureland Orangic

Rosa Family Farm

SD Ranch