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Murder Mystery Dinner | McKinney

McKinney, TX

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen • McKinney, TX

Selected Sundays

6:00 – 9:00 PM

A 360° Immersive Theatrical Experience with our plots designed especially for Amateur Sleuths with a twisted sense of humor!

Drop by to Dine, Drink, Deduce, and Die… Laughing — at Keith & Margo’s MURDER IN DOWNTOWN McKINNEY — where incognito professional stage, TV and film actors surround you as imposters and where you can be part of the action, both as an investigator and as a homicide suspect!

We’ve partnered with Sugarbacon — a chic, elegant Proper Kitchen with an inviting sleek bar… an ideal setting for intrigue, cold-blooded murder, slippery red herrings, diabolical clues, and ingenious detective work!

Enjoy an evening of delicious cuisine and despicable crime as you help solve a triple homicide, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself at the business end of a comically snarky third-degree interrogation by our hilarious Homicide Detective, ostensibly from the McKinney Police Department.

Listen In!

Event Details


A modern-day humorous yet suspenseful police procedural with the crime scene established at a restaurant dinner in Watters Creek — in the style of Sue Grafton or Mary Higgins Clark mystery novels, and popular television crime shows of today.

Role Play Option:

From the moment you check in under your real name and fill out your name tag, you guys are free to lie to the other guests about your life, your job, your hobbies as much as you want! You’re free to behave mysteriously and suspiciously and have a ball doing it! There is only one rule: HAVE FUN!

Dress Code:

Upscale casual. Nice shirt and slacks. Jackets & ties are not required. Women may wear slacks, pantsuits or cocktail hour dresses.


$70.00 plus tax per person includes hors d’oeuvres reception, 2-course dinner, cash bar, gratuities, professional comedic actors surrounding you as suspects, hilarious homicide detective from the McKinney PD to guide you through the process, team prizes. Group discounts available for 10 or more.




Caesar Salad with chopped romaine, shaved parmesan, house-made croutons, Caesar dressing


Herb Roasted Chicken


12oz Braised Short Rib

(Vegetarians accommodated with 48 hours prior notice)


NOTE: Guests will order from a selection of delectable desserts, and will pay separately

Cash Bar for alcoholic beverages (please tip your bartender)

Soft Drinks are complimentary



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No ID is required.  We do not recommend our shows for children under 13 years of age.  Plots may involve adult situations or mature themes (infidelity, drug use, gambling).  Humor may contain mild adult innuendo.

What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?

Watters Creek offers shoppers a variety of convenient parking options. Parking Garages – Free and plentiful parking is available in our three convenient garages, each with convenient access to our restaurants. Pull In Parking – There are dozens of on street parking spaces available along the streets.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

What's the refund policy? Is my ticket transferable?

All sales are final and nonrefundable. No exceptions. However, if you can’t make the show, you are allowed to give someone else your ticket for that date.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Your name will be on the check-in list with our Mystery Host at the door. We will email you a confirmation with directions and additional information, however.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket doesn't match the person who attends?


How can members of a group sit together if they reserve separately?

When reserving, you are asked if you are part of a larger group. If you are, type your group name (e.g. The Smith Party, or The Jones Party) into the space provided, and we will sit you all together.

Is it gory or scary?

Stage Blood is used, but nothing too graphic. This is not like a haunted house experience. No one is going to leap out and try to scare you.

May I take pictures?

Yes! We encourage it… as long as you tag it (if you upload it to social media) as KEITH & MARGO’S MURDER MYSTERY TEXAS. Please also tag the location as SUGARBACON ALLEN

Is the murder mystery before or after the dinner?

During. It begins the moment you park your car, and ends only as you exit the restaurant.


5 STARS! My sister got us tickets for this event as a birthday gift to me and I had a blast!!! The mix and mingle before the main event was really neat. It got everyone loosened up and really set the mood for the night. The main event was so much more than what I even expected! I had such a good time interacting with everyone in the room. Our team at our table was awesome! We all worked together and really enjoyed each other’s company. It was so fun to see who ended up being actors that we had been visiting with earlier and didn’t even realize they were going to be part of the show! They all did an amazing job and were very convincing! The food and the wait staff were great too! All and all this was a birthday night to remember!

Penny B. via Google

Murder Mystery Dinner in McKinney

What Others Have To Say

We had an absolute blast! The food was great & the mystery had us guessing the whole time.

I loved it! Intriguing and fun! Hilarious, fun, joyful, comedic.

Well done. Detective and music effects were fun. Characters were interesting, fun and lively. Format of the evening – encouraging people to mingle. Food was good.

We wanted to do something different for our anniversary and this was perfect. We had so much fun. They keep you entertained, laughing, interacting and guessing the whole time. I highly recommend.

Valerie Story
via Google

I was the killer! I would love to do this again. If you have never been please go and attend. It’s an amazing experience!

LeJone Ehran Hill

Ingenious scripts and motives for murder! We are amazed at the talented actors and actresses, or should I say “Con Men” and “Con Women” that are so good at interacting with people and misleading them.

Mark and Candace B.

They helped me make my marriage proposal very special as they worked it right into the show. My fiancee was surprised and excited! Thanks, guys!

Bill O.

My date had tried one of your competitors and she told me that your show was far better on every level.

Max L.

A must see if you’ve never been or even if you’ve “seen em all”.

Matt K.
Bedford TX

It was one of the most memorable moments of our honeymoon!

Bethany H.
Durant, OK

It would make a super date night. It wasn’t campy or corny.

Suzy and Wayne

Absolutely nowhere else can you have this much fun being a murder suspect. We left with a third of the votes naming me the killer which is awesome!

Jonathon M.

I’ve been twice, and both times we had a blast. We were genuinely duped by an actor at our table who succeeded in her role as another guest like us.

Goodwin B.
via Google

Almost peed my pants! Loved the Lieutenant!

Edwin W
via Google

The audience engagement was amazing!

Samantha R
via Facebook
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