Kansas Food & Dining July 16, 2016
You’ll Never Forget Your Visit To These 7 Haunted Restaurants In Kansas
When it comes to dining out, there is nothing quite like delicious cuisine, a fabulous ambiance, friendly service, and even friendlier ghosts… yep, you heard me right. A few of our very own Kansas restaurants (both open and closed) are alleged to be haunted, including these 7 that you won’t soon forget:
1. Paolucci Lounge Restaurant (Atchison)
Seeing as though Atchison is considered to be the most haunted town in Kansas, it should come as no surprise that the historic (and delicious) Paolucci's earned the #1 spot on our list. (In fact, the popular
Ghost Tours of Kansas
even featured the Italian restaurant as one of the stops on their recent walking tour.)
2. Riverhouse (Atchison)
Another haunted restaurant in Atchison... who would have thought?! Unfortunately, the hip Riverhouse has permanently closed, but while it was still open, the restaurant (which was housed in one of the oldest buildings in the town) was a favorite to both living and not-so-living patrons alike.
3. Kirby House (Abilene)
As you may already know, the historic 1885 home and restaurant tragically burned down in 2013, but was previously a popular stop for both great food and possible encounters with the original (and very deceased) owners of the home.
4. Doc's Steakhouse (Wichita)
Another Kansas institution that closed before its time was the home of the famous garlic salad (and spirit of the original owner, Dwight “Doc” Hustead) that was known as Doc's Steakhouse in Wichita.
5. Hotel Josephine (Holton)
As per a 2013 interview with the
, Hotel Josephine B&B owner Lori Ford said that many, including ghost hunters, flock to the historic establishment on the remote possibility of experiencing the paranormal.
6. Blind Tiger (Topeka)
“It’s a 100-year-old building and it makes noises, and people need something to blame it on,” Blind Tiger GM Mike Bowman told the
in 2013 after patrons began questioning the presence of a mischievous ghost named "Helen."
7. Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview (Wichita)
The swanky hotel, which hosts both a daily breakfast and social hour in their dining room, is the alleged home of "Clarence;" a prohibition-era guest who killed his wife and then himself (by jumping from an 8th story window) and now hangs around the premise as a friendly and playful spirit.
Want to explore even more haunted Kansas locations? Check out
The 8 Most Terrifying, Spooky Places To Visit In Kansas This Halloween.
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