Restaurants

Top ChoicePub Food 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...

Top ChoiceDiner 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...

Cafe 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...

American 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...

American 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...

Vietnamese 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...

Fast Food 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.

American 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.

American in Kansas

Chicken Mary's

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

Deli 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...

Cafe 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.

Cafe 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.

American 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.