Kansas City is famous for its barbecue, and this restaurant is one of the reasons why. Arthur Bryant's has been serving up slabs of slow cooked pork and beef since the 1930's. The small building is nothing fancy and resides in a somewhat disreputable part of town, but diners do not necessarily come for the ambiance. Nevertheless, Mr. Bryant has a couple of other locations around town. Casual dining is an understatement here, where guests line up, sometimes waiting up to 30 minutes just to order at the counter. Be sure to order a plate of greasy, delicious fries, and be prepared for huge portions.
Vegans in Kansas City couldn't have been happier when the city got its first all-vegan bakery and coffeehouse in 2011. The menu at Mud Pie Vegan Bakery and Coffeehouse is certifiably gluten-free and a hundred percent vegan. The place offers a wide variety of cookies, cupcakes, tarts, muffins, and scones, to name a few. Apart from this, they also serve brilliant coffees and teas that give you a fantastic start of the day.
This pub grub spot is located right on the state line between Kansas and Missouri on Westport Avenue. Inside, the American comfort food menu brings in diners from both states and the affordable prices keep them coming back. Twin City has specials throughout the week, some include All-You-Can-Eat shrimp on weekends and a 10oz. K.C. strip for under 10USD on Tuesdays! Check website for complete menu and other information.
Owned by Michael Smith, perhaps best known for his James Beard award, Extra Virgin has a great tapas list for you to savor. The Mediterranean style menu has dishes like beef heart and gizzard skewers, crispy trotter cakes and duck tongue tacos that you can relish. The French onion soup and grilled oyster mushrooms are also delicious. The patio, which seats 50, is perfect for enjoying a meal and cocktail with friends.
Char Bar located in Kansas City, is a BBQ restaurant and bar. This fun and lively eatery has a spacious indoor seating as well as a sprawling 10,000-square foot (929 square meters) beer garden, with a number of games including bocce, lawn croquet and ping-pong! Enjoy delicious barbecue dishes like brisket, burnts ends and ribs among others. This is a great place for a meal with friends or just for a really fun night out. Wash down your food with a drink choosing from their wide selection of local craft beers and cocktails served in mason-jars.
This casual, Westport restaurant gives diners a "hands on" dining experience. Most diners choose the extraordinary buffet where a guest can fill his or her plate with raw meats, vegetables, and an assortment of spices. One of the chefs will then throw the complete assembly onto a large round grill and prepare it. Add some fried calamari, steamed dumplings or an egg roll, and you have a meal. Diners can also order from a full menu.
The Brick is one place in Kansas you surely don't want to miss out on. From delicious food to live performances and music shows, it has it all. The Brick boasts of a diverse menu with everything from burgers and salads to chicken soups on it. From Tuesdays to Thursdays the bar comes up with some great live original music shows, including a variety of Karaoke shows too. A variety of catering services are also on offer.
Enjoy a classic American fare in a beautiful setting Anton's. Located in the historic Crossroads Art District of downtown Kansas City, this fine dining restaurant serves lunch and dinner with a focus on locally sourced, farm fresh seasonal ingredients. The bar features an extensive list of artisan beers, handcrafted cocktails, Barley wines, American Strong Ale, India Pale Ale and even gluten-free drinks. A restaurant also features a butcher shop.
Started by a prominent Kansas City sculptor to help revive the Crossroads Art District, Grinders is now the premier spot for great food, art, music, and fun. Interesting daily specials include a Hungarian food night, half off Death wings, and cheap mimosas. Live music by big name bands can be seen in the field behind the bar, which doubles as a sculpture garden. More sculptures, paintings, and prints are inside to view or to buy. Other events occur year round, such as beer tastings and BBQ competitions.
If you are a fan of delicious burgers then Town Topic is the perfect place for you. Grab a quick bite in this quirky little joint where they serve hamburgers, sandwiches, home-made chili and desserts. Start the day with an elaborate breakfast with HashBrowns, French Toast or Cinnamon Roll being some of the specials available. Triple Cheeseburger, Double Hamburger or Grilled Ham & Cheese are a few of the heavenly burgers seen on the menu. As for desserts, sweet-tooth lovers can be tempted with a delicious Sundae or Rootbeer Float. The rates are affordable, so hurry up and come over to have an appetizing meal! It is open for 24 hours, so you can pop up any time you wish for a tasty meal!
Take a break from your local fare and head to this amazing restaurant for a taste of Asian delicacies. Although known mostly for its sushi, the Drunken fish has much more to offer. Entrées like the miso-marinated black cod, Japanese steak au jus and Chilean sea bass are delicious and are perfectly complemented by cocktails like the Fountain of Youth and Asian Fetish. This Kansas City Power and Light District restaurant also serves as a good venue for private events.