Kansans have a lot in common with each other when it comes to favorite meals. For some, fried chicken is king, while others prefer a steak or sweets instead. Why not have them all? A belly full of amazing food is always preferable to the same old fast food joint. Are you ready to get hungry? Check out these 11 meals and restaurants you definitely need to add to your ever-growing 2018 bucket list.
1.Guy & Mae's - Ribs
I know you hear about G&M all the time, but they're amazing for a reason! Today's reason is their ribs. If you're going to go anywhere for classic Kansas flavors without all the frills, you'll find it right here at this tasty tavern.
You'll find them at 119 W William St., Williamsburg, Kansas
2. theBarn - Chicken Fried Steak
Homemade chicken fried steak is a meal that can't be beat, but you won't find it crispier than at theBarn. If you do, please tell me! Honestly though, you'll fall in love with this meal that warms everyone from the inside out.
You'll find them at 307 W Dean St (Hwy 50) Burrton, Kansas
3. Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que - The Z-Man
Barbecue here at Joe's is always flying out the door until it runs out. Of course, that's a great sign of delicious food! Getting here early is worth trying their Z-Man, one of the best items on the menu to date. It's just everything you've ever wanted in a sandwich.
You'll find them at 3002 West 47th Ave., Kansas City, Kansas
4. Carriage Crossing - Cinnamon Roll
Many come here for the pie or home style meals, but you can't leave without seeing (and smelling) their plate-sized cinnamon rolls. They're calling your name, and their handmade goodness is too good to pass up.
You'll find them at 10002 S Yoder Rd., Yoder, Kansas
5. Sommerset Hall Cafe - Pie
Whatever meal you choose at this restaurant, make sure pie is part of it. Order before you get there and take it home, or reserve a slice before dinner so you can ensure you get one. They're always running out, which is a great sign of quality.
You'll find them at 5701 SW Douglas Rd., Topeka, Kansas
6. Rye (Leawood) - Fried Chicken
I know you love Chicken Annie's, Mary's, and Olpe Chicken House, but this restaurant in Leawood makes perfect fried chicken. It's always crispy, juicy, and cooked to perfection. That's all we want!
You'll find them at 10551 Mission Rd., Leawood, Kansas
7. The Swedish Crown - Chicken and Noodles
Chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes is a Kansas classic, but did you know they serve it at The Swedish Crown? It's the perfect meal to fill you up and make you feel right at home.
You'll find them at 121 N Main St., Lindsborg, Kansas
8. Beethoven's #9 - Bierocks
Bierocks? Of course! Beethoven's makes some amazing German-American food and their bierocks (cheese or not) are stellar. It's just like making them at home, without all the hard work and flour everywhere.
You'll find them at 2 West Piankishaw, Paola, Kansas
9. Cozy Inn - Sliders
Cozy Inn and White Castle used to be competitors but look who is still here! These tasty little sliders are perfect for buying in sacks and taking away for group lunches. Spontaneous picnic, anyone?
You'll find them at 108 N 7th St., Salina, Kansas
10. Ladybird Diner - Doughnuts
The donuts at Ladybird come in all sorts of flavors and colors, as well as bringing a smile to your face when you take that first bite. Who could turn down lemon poppy seed or apple cider? What a way to start the day.
You'll find them at 721 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, Kansas
11. Ellsworth Steakhouse - Steak
Ellsworth is home to this amazing steakhouse that serves steaks cooked perfectly, full of flavor and tenderness. Whenever you're craving red meat, head here for a plate full of steak!
You'll find them at 1416 Foster Rd., Ellsworth, Kansas
While you’re out exploring the restaurants on your bucket list this year, why not knock out
one of these road trips as well?