Kansas restaurants

Top Choice Tapas in Lawrence

Hank Charcuterie

As the name suggests, this classy-but-casual eatery is a great place for a bottle of wine and some small bites, such as a cheese plate or meat board. There are also some inventive mains (think farro-stuffed quail or…
American in Chase County

Ad Astra Food & Drink

It's the American classics done right with fresh ingredients and creative flair that make the seasonal menus of this stylish Strong City restaurant so appealing. With great folk tunes on the stereo, the works of loc…
American in Abilene

Brookville Hotel

The Brookville Hotel has been serving fried chicken since former president and Abilene resident Dwight D Eisenhower graduated from West Point (1915). Cream-style corn, fresh biscuits and much more come with every me…
Pub Food in Lawrence

Free State Brewing

One of many good places on Mass downtown, this is the first brewery in Kansas since Carrie Nation got one closed in 1880. The beers are excellent, and the food creative, with daily specials.
Diner 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.
American in Kansas

Chicken Mary's

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

Lotus Leaf Cafe

This bright and cheery cafe in Old Town specializes in vegetarian, vegan, organic and gluten-free dishes such as buffalo cauliflower (instead of chicken) and spaghetti squash primavera. There's also a great list of …
Deli in Topeka

Porubsky's 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 hors…
American in Wichita


On the edge of Old Town, this vintage pub has high ceilings, a tiled floor, a great beer selection and tasty food. The good burgers and specials totally outclass the nearby chain and theme bars.
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.