Kansas October 19, 2018
10 Small Town Restaurants In Kansas That The Locals Love
Kansans love their food, especially in small towns where it’s one of our favorite ways to be social. Small town restaurants in Kansas seem to have the best food you’ll ever have, but what’s their secret? There’s something addicting about small town restaurants, and it’s mostly a combo of good food and good people. That’s all Kansas needs.
1. Prairie Nut Hut - 1306 Quincy St., Altoona, KS
Even if you're not someone who likes mountain oysters, you'll find that the tenderloin sandwiches at this restaurant well make up for it. Personally, I order it every time!
2. Chicken Mary's - 1133 E 600th Ave., Pittsburg, KS
Speaking of favorites, Chicken Mary's is a great restaurant in southeast Kansas that's been feuding with Chicken Annie's for longer than we can remember. No matter which place has your favorite chicken, both are delicious and Mary's even comes with the option of spaghetti as a side.
3. Beethoven's 9th - 2 W Piankishaw St., Paola, KS
The American style German food served here at Beethoven's 9th has everyone wanting more, so it's a good thing that there's plenty of food on every plate. The portions are perfect to take home extras for later, whether you get the Jager Schnitzel, german potato salad, or spaetzle. How about all three?
4. Lo Mar Drive In - 916 East River, Eureka, KS
Lo Mar Drive In reminds me a bit of Bomber Burger in Wichita, with hand cut fries and burgers that'll leave you craving it every time you're in the area.
5. Toot's Drive In - 1251 State Highway 99 # K, Howard, KS
Toot's might not be famous for burgers or anything specific, but that just means they give equal love for each item on the menu. Even their sandwiches are amazing!
6. LMNO Pizza - 101 S Ohio St., Mount Hope, KS
Plenty of our small towns have pizza joints, but none are as delicious and locally loved as LMNO Pizza. Not only are they clever with word play, but you'll find the flavors unique and made with all the love you'd expect from a small town.
7. Jim's Steak House - 1912 N Broadway, Pittsburg, KS
Jim's is just amazing. If you like onion straws and steak, then this is the perfect place for you. There's not much to say besides how amazing the food is, because that's all you'll think about from the first bite.
8. L&T Family Restaurant - 1016 Main St., Goodland, KS
Fried chicken and mashed potatoes always makes me feel right at home, but L&T seems to know a secret recipe that I've never had before. Whatever it is, it's magic!
9. The Breadbasket - 219 N Main St., Newton, KS
Fresh bread and amazing pasta go together like two peas in a pod, and you can find both at this small town restaurant that always makes its way into our hearts (and our stomachs.)
10. Down Home Family Restaurant - 1515 N Pennsylvania Ave., Independence, KS
Down Home Family Restaurant is the most accurate name they could have chosen for this restaurant, because that's exactly how you feel from the moment you enter to your last bite. Their food feels and tastes like home, which is probably why they continue to be one of Kansas' favorites.
Of course, after a hearty meal, you’ll want to find somewhere like
this Kansas farm town to really settle down and unwind. Maybe it’s time for a road trip?