Raise your hand if you love a good meal.*Raises hand.* Now raise your hand if you love a good meal that YOU don’t have to make. *Raises both hands.* If you are in search of delicious food from new and unexpected places (like we all are), you will want to visit these 13 Kansas “hole-in-the-wall” restaurants:
1. Don's Drive-In Cafe (Oakley)
The next time you're driving through Oakley, don't stop at a run-of-the-mill chain restaurant; swing by Don's for some of the best drive-in burgers in Western Kansas!
2. Taco Lucha (Manhattan)
Do you like Mexican food? Yes? Then you're going to LOVE this hip Aggieville restaurant, which serves made-from-scratch burritos, tacos, and other Mexican favorites.
3. Tri-Mee Drive In (Fredonia)
Do you really want Mee to Tri these amazing looking chili cheese fries with onions and jalapenos? Well, if you insist...
4. Don's Place & Gift Closet (Protection)
Homemade country fried steak with eggs and gravy... there's a lot more where that came from (plus numerous other options) at Don's!
5. Harry's Cafe (Pittsburg)
It's the most important meal of the day and you deserve nothing but the best... like these mouthwatering biscuits and gravy with hash browns. *drool*
6. Grandma's Soda Shop (Wilson)
Hand-breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches, fried chicken, and desserts just as good (if not better) than grandma used to make! (Sorry, Grandma...)
7. Larry's Short Stop (Topeka)
A good rule of thumb: The more unsuspecting the building, the better the food. (Larry's is a testament to this lesson!)
8. Big Larry's Burgers (Valley Center)
Another Larry that you'll want to make yourself acquainted with is Big Larry, who has been serving his memorable burgers, fries, and shakes to the people of Valley Center since 2008.
9. Dorothy D's Cafe (Kansas City)
Located in KCK is Dorothy D's and their must-try burgers, wings, and rings. (The restaurant is owned and operated by Kim Dickens, whose aunt and uncle once owned the popular "Place" restaurant in the same building.)
10. Anchor Inn Mexican Restaurant (Hutchinson)
For Mexican favorites (including these knock-out homemade tacos) in a fun and festive atmosphere, you just can't beat The Anchor!
11. Burger Station (Winfield)
Several of you have recommended checking out Burger Station and have dubbed the Winfield joint as having the best burger in Kansas... I totally get it now, you guys! Keep the recommendations coming!
12. El Maguey (Winfield)
Before we part ways with Winfield, we must give a shout out to El Maguey and their fabulous fajitas!
13.) theBarn (Burrton)
Don't judge a book (err, barn) by its cover or you may miss out on some of the best home-cooked, country-style dinners in the state of Kansas.