Kansas City, MO

  (20 restaurants)    
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1
Happy Gillis Cafe & Hangout
549 Gillis St
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 471-3663
www.happygillis.com...
  • Marinated Flank Steak Sandwich
    marinaded for 2 days in mixture that includes garlic, red wine & coca-cola; seared, braised & pulled; w/ horseradish cream spread
  • Posole Verde
    Mexican green chili chicken soup; looks good
4.5 out of 5
355 ratings
specialize in breakfast & sandwiches; goal is to provide "an atmosphere that is comfortable and relaxed with fantastic service and an ever changing array of fresh, high quality and seasonal menu selections"
2
Potpie
904 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 561-2702
www.kcpotpie.com
  • Chicken Pot Pie
    braised chicken, pulled & served in bowl, topped w/ veggie gravy, puff pastry & oven baked; looks good
4.5 out of 5
302 ratings
since 2003; down-home comfort joint
3
B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ
1205 E 85th St
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 822-7427
bbslawnsidebbq.com
  • Barbecue Sundae
    layered baked beans, coleslaw, 12-hr smoked pulled pork & dilled pickle spear w/ BBQ sauce served in pickled glass jar
  • Battered Fries
    long-cut wedge potatoes, dredged, floured & fried
  • Burnt Ends
    beef brisket; looks good
4.0 out of 5
218 ratings
combines two great Kansas City traditions -- Barbecue & Blues (live music); rustic, roadhouse setting; NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer made a guest appearance
4
Belfry
1532 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 471-7111
  • Lamb Shepherd's Pie
    mashed potatoes topped w/ lamb gravy mix & served in bowl; looks good
  • Spiced Buttermilk Donuts
    w/ side of dark stout caramel
4.0 out of 5
58 ratings
neighborhood bar serving 20 draft beers; chef/owner Celina Tio was on The Next Iron Chef & won James Beard Foundation's 2007 "Best Chef: Midwest"
5
Blue Koi
1803 W 39th St
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 561-5003
www.bluekoi.net
  • Fire Bird (Chicken) Noodles
    boneless chicken sauteed w/ chili pepper, scallion & bamboo strips; also available w/ duck or tofu
  • Spicy Chili Pepper Wontons
    choice of meat or veggie...Guy got meat (of course) which is a mix of ground chicken, pork & shrimp; pan-fried-steamed & topped w/ pepper-vinegar-soy sauce mixture; looks good
4.0 out of 5
336 ratings
noodles and dumpling shop run by 2-sisters-and-brother spunky team; 2 locations in Kansas City; Other Recipes: Ants On a Tree
6
Brick
1727 McGee St
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 421-1634
www.thebrickkcmo.com...
  • Meatloaf Sandwich
    a top seller; meatloaf, pepper jack cheese, homemade spicy chipotle ketchup on wheatberry bread; looks good
  • Oklahoma Dog
    beer-battered deep fried hot dog wrapped in bacon served with onion and mustard
4.0 out of 5
246 ratings
owned since 1999; bar-like atmosphere; "elevated bar food"; stage for musical performances (bands, karaoke)
7
Char Bar
4050 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 389-8600
charbarkc.com
  • Burnt Heaven Sandwich
    signature & top selling sandwich; smoked burnt ends, smoked sausage, fried jalapenos, chipotle bbq mayo, creamy slaw, egg bun; looks good!
  • Cheesy "Hushpuppies"
    stone-ground grits fritters, beer blanc, jalapeno jam
4.0 out of 5
517 ratings
southern-inspired smokehouse doing BBQ low-and-slow w/ 10,000-square foot Beer Garden features backyard amusements, such as lawn croquet, bocce & ping-pong
8
Cupini's
1809 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 753-7662
www.cupinis.com
  • Chicken Prosciutto Tortellini
    homemade tortellini stuffed w/ chicken & prosciutto in a marinara & cream sauce; looks good
  • Lasagna
    layers of fresh pasta sheets, lean ground beef, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, marinara & white cream sauce; everything made from scratch; looks good
4.0 out of 5
223 ratings
opened in 2003; father-and-son Italian restaurant...father used to cook for President of Italy & in high-end hotel chains; "very passionate about pasta" (from its website)
9
Danny Edwards Famous Kansas City BBQ
2900 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 283-0880
dannyedwardsblvdbbq.com...
  • The Big "D" Sandwich
    a signature sandwich; brisket w/ onion rings & cheese in sandwich; looks good
  • Whole Smoked Turkey
    for Thanksgiving dinner; need to special order; smoked in hickory for 5 hrs at 265-degrees
4.0 out of 5
146 ratings
since 2007; w/ pink concrete pig mascot out on front; open Mon-Sat, 11-3; Other Recipes: Bread Pudding | Rancher Beans
10
Extra Virgin
1900 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 842-2205
www.extravirginkc.com...
  • Duck Tongue Tacos
    mixed w/ duck neck meat, put in taco shell and topped w/ spicy pickled onions and queso fresco
4.0 out of 5
287 ratings
chef Michael Smith won James Beard Award (Best Chef in the Midwest)
11
Grinders
417 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 472-5454
www.grinderspizza.com...
  • Famous Chili Bomb Pie (Pizza)
    cheese pizza w/ tots, chili-cheese, and scallions located in the center of the pie; looks good
  • Bengal Tiger Pizza
    a crowd favorite; inspired by the flavors of Northwest India; pizza w/ rich green sauce topped w/ tandori chicken, real crab meat, hearts of palm, cheese and cilantro
  • Chicken Paprikash
    cooked by George Detsios (self-proclaimed "Hungarian Delight") who comes once per week (on Monday's?) to cook Hungarian dishes; looks good
4.0 out of 5
431 ratings
#101 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); formerly an auto parts store...eclectic atmosphere; owner/cook (and scupter) makes scuptures in back; "check your attitude at the door"
12
Papa Bob's Bar-B-Que
11610 Kaw Dr
Kansas City, MO 66111
(913) 422-4210
www.papabobsbbq.com...
  • Ultimate Destroyer Challenge
    challenge: 6.5-lb (pulled pork, sliced pork, ham, turkey breast, hamburgers, brisket, sausage) sandwich in 45 minutes; no one has won; Adam lost
4.0 out of 5
73 ratings
13
Stroud's Restaurants
5410 NE Oak Ridge Rd
Kansas City, MO 64119
(816) 454-9600
stroudsrestaurant.com...
  • Fried Chicken (Pan-Fried)
    signature dish: looks good
4.0 out of 5
235 ratings
14
Succotash
2601 Holmes St
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 421-2807
www.succotashkc.com...
  • Pork Hash
    slow-roasted pork w/ potatoes; served w/ 2 sunny-side up eggs, cheddar, black beans, verde & a warm tortilla
4.0 out of 5
448 ratings
opened in 2009; eclectic, funky (fun) comfort joint; support local farmers & vendors; Other Recipes: Peachy Swedes w/ Ricotta Filling
15
YJ's Snack Bar
128 W 18th St
Kansas City, MO 64121
(816) 472-5533
yjs-snackbar.com
  • Dirty Rice
    it's a Jambalaya; looks good
  • Mexican-Style Fish
    tilapia w/ sliced banana & veggies & spices cooked in banana leaves
  • Mideast Plate
    prosciutto-wrapped cheese-stuffed dates w/ chorizo, hummus
4.0 out of 5
129 ratings
world-traveler making his favorites from his journeys; tiny joint that makes one or two items each day & something different everyday of the week...check website
16
Arthur Bryant's Barbeque
1727 Brooklyn Ave
Kansas City, MO 64127
(816) 231-1123
www.arthurbryantsbbq.com...
  • BBQ
  • Beef Brisket
    smoked for 12 hours; top seller
  • Ribs
    pork spare ribs; vinegar-based sauce
  • Burnt Ends
3.5 out of 5
1065 ratings
#14 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown);
Food War: Arthur Bryant's vs. Gate's... Arthur Bryant's won (4-votes-to-1); opened in 1930; iconic BBQ; long lines; known for its BBQ sauce; served on butcher paper w/ loaf of bread
17
Big Momma's Bakery-Cafe (CLOSED)
2450 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO
(816) 471-7441
  • Caramel Pecan Pound Cake
3.5 out of 5
31 ratings
CLOSED
18
Swagger Fine Spirits & Food (CLOSED)
8431 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64114
(816) 361-4388
www.swaggerkc.com
  • "The Dead Texan"
    two Texas toast grilled cheese sandwiches with a 1/3 lb. burger, 1 egg, 2 slices of bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, jalapenos, and peppercorn mayo in between
  • Suribachi Burger
    1/3 lb. burger patty grilled then tempura battered and fried, with Asian mustard, Sriracha Chili sauce, pepper jack cheese, wasabi coleslaw; looks good; #4 in Triple D's "Top 10 Burgers" (voted by viewers)
3.5 out of 5
107 ratings
CLOSED; Other Recipes: Flying Monkey Chili
19
Gates Bar-B-Q
3205 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 753-0828
www.gatesbbq.com
  • Pork Ribs
    smoked in hickory wood; topped w/ thick, tangy tomato-molassas-based BBQ sauce; pork spare ribs; tomato-based sauce
  • Burnt Ends on Bun
    looks good
3.0 out of 5
345 ratings
#37 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown; Food War: Arthur Bryant's vs. Gate's... Arthur Bryant's won (4-votes-to-1); opened in 1946; celebrity sightings: Presidents Clinton & W. Bush, Denzel Washington & Michelle Obama
20
Mama's 39th St Diner (CLOSED)
3906 Waddell Ave
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 753-7251
  • Burger
  • Corned Beef Hash
    "holy hash"; looks good
  • French Toast
    deep fried
3.0 out of 5
56 ratings
CLOSED
 Kansas City, MO  (20 restaurants)    

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