Best restaurants in Kansas

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Lawrence

    Free State Brewing

    One of many good places on Massachusetts St downtown, this is the first brewery in Kansas since temperance campaigner Carrie Nation got one closed in 1880. The beers are excellent and the food creative, with daily specials. There's always at least 12 choices on tap.

  • Restaurants in Lawrence

    Wheatfields Bakery Cafe

    This renowned bakery uses a huge wood-fired oven to bake loaves that bring devotees from as far away as Kansas City. It has a full breakfast menu and a range of hot and cold dishes at lunch and dinner. Much is sourced locally, and there are tables outside.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Wichita

    Doo-Dah Diner

    The model for diners everywhere. This bustling local downtown fave has fabulous chow, including corned-beef hash, banana-bread French toast and eggs Benedict. Recently remodeled, it's regularly named Wichita's favorite restaurant.

  • Restaurants in Abilene

    Brookville Hotel

    The family-owned modern Brookville Hotel is modeled on their original restaurant in the namesake town of Brookvillel, which opened in 1870. Meals at the current parking-friendly location on the outskirts of Abilene still feature the legendary chicken, plus cream-style corn, fresh biscuits and much more served family style. Note the limited hours.

  • Restaurants in Chase County

    Ad Astra Food & Drink

    American classics done right make the seasonal menus of this stylish Strong City restaurant very appealing. Enjoy great folk tunes, works of local artists on the walls and craft beer flowing from the taps. It's close to the town's historic train station.

  • Restaurants in Wichita

    Saigon Oriental Restaurant

    Even if you're not a regular at this local legend, the family who runs it will treat you like one. They've been here for over 40 years. Dine on fantastically fresh Vietnamese dishes at long tables in the memorabilia-lined dining area.

  • Restaurants in Topeka

    Bobo's Drive In

    Follow the pink neon to this classic drive-in, beloved for its cheeseburgers, homemade onion rings, malts and more. Save room for the famous apple pie.

  • Restaurants in Lawrence

    Ladybird Diner

    A retro diner made good, everything is better at this throwback, which has a fresh and tasty ethos. Seasonal fruit pies are the bomb.

  • Restaurants in Kansas

    Chicken Mary's

    For legendary fried chicken, try Chicken Mary's, not far from where Route 66 crosses into Kansas.

  • Restaurants in Topeka

    Porubsky Grocery

    This Russian deli by the old Santa Fe main line has been serving up simple sandwiches since 1947. The chili (only served Monday to Thursday, September to April) is best with piles of crackers. Try the housemade horseradishy pickles.

  • Restaurants in Lucas

    Backstreet Bakery

    Yes, you can get a cupcake here (and a gooey roll etc), but this multifaceted cafe also serves meals and good coffee, beer and other drinks. Hours are limited, but when it's open, this is the town hangout.

  • Restaurants in Wichita

    Lotus Leaf Cafe

    This bright cafe in Old Town specializes in fresh organic dishes. There are numerous veggies plates as well as poultry and seafood options. There's also a great list of organic wines and beers.

  • Restaurants in Dodge City

    Central Station Bar & Grill

    This barn-like addition to the old train station is locally owned and serves good steaks, burgers and a smattering of Mexican dishes. There's a sports bar and on weekends a lively dance floor.