Kansas October 26, 2017
13 Famous Restaurants In Kansas That Are So Worth Waiting In Line For
Kansas is full of restaurants of all kinds, from buffets, to chicken houses, and even BBQ shacks. However, to choose from those is nearly impossible because so many of them offer amazing food. Whether you’re craving pie, chicken, or beef, these famous restaurants are always serving up something delicious. All day, every day. In no particular order, let’s check out these 13 amazing restaurants!
1. Ad Astra Food and Drink - 318 Cottonwood St., Strong City, Kansas
Ad Astra makes food the right way, with plenty of love in every bite. Small town restaurants like this are always a hit, and definitely need to be added to your Kansas travel bucket list.
2. Beethoven's #9 - 2 W Piankishaw St., Paola, Kansas
This wonderful German restaurant serves up homemade food like the Jagerschnitzel, their most popular dish. They offer 20 different sides, many of which pair perfectly with this pork meal. If you have any love of German food, here's one of the best places to find it.
3. Breadbasket - 219 N Main St., Newton, Kansas
Though this shop is firstly a bakery, it's also a Mennonite-inspired restaurant that hosts the best idea in the world: breakfast buffets. It's not fine dining by any means, but the food is always delicious, and that's what matters.
4. Carriage Crossing - 10002 S Yoder Rd., Yoder, Kansas
Not only do they have cinnamon rolls the size of your face, their pies are so good, you should probably order one before you even think about a meal. Their family style American traditional food is hearty and filling, but you're hard pressed to find a seat on a Saturday afternoon.
5. Chicken Annie's - 1143 E 600th Ave., Pittsburg, Kansas
Chicken Annie's is a staple for anyone in the Pittsburg area, unless you're a patron of Chicken Mary's instead. The differences are subtle, but once you've tried both, you'll have a favorite. Or, maybe you just like chicken!
6. Chicken Mary's - 1133 E 600th Ave., Pittsburg, Kansas
The legendary Chicken Mary's versus Chicken Annie's feud still goes on today, but who is the best at making chicken after all?
7. Cozy Inn - 108 N 7th St., Salina, Kansas
Cozy Inn's sliders are worth buying a whole bag, and why not? They're fresh every time, and come out quick for a roadside meal!
8. Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que - 11950 S Strang Line Rd., Olathe, Kansas
If you're content to wait in line for a while, definitely try this barbecue joint named the best in America. If they don't run out of meat before you get there, of course!
9. Chicken House - 8 E Hwy 99, Olpe, Kansas
Another great chicken place is Olpe Chicken House, home of another meal to call home about. USA Today named it the best place for fried chicken in Kansas!
10. Renaissance Cafe - 210 N Center St., Assaria, Kansas
Assaria's Renaissance Cafe is a must-try if you've got the extra cash to save for a large meal that will remain in your memories for years. During the main part of the week, it's a small town restaurant serving great home cooked meals, but from Thursday to Saturday evenings, it becomes an Italian restaurant with great prices for the portions you receive.
11. Roy's Hickory Pit BBQ - 1018 Nickerson Blvd. (5th Ave.), Hutchinson, Kansas
This restaurant has been family owned since 1982, and makes all the main barbecue meats for dinners and by the pound. They're open 11am until 2pm, but they sell out pretty often, so be there early!
12. Sommerset Hall Cafe - 5701 SW Douglas Rd., Topeka, Kansas
Oh. My. Goodness. Sommerset Hall makes some of the best coconut creme pie and apple crumble I've had in my life, which is quite a few plates. Even if you don't like sweets, you should still give this small town style restaurant a try.
13. Stroud's - 4200 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Fairway, Kansas
Some kids dream of sugarplum fairies, but I know plenty who dream of Stroud's cinnamon rolls. Order an extra basket once you sit down, because you'll find yourself wanting more than you thought. They go perfectly as a snack before ordering their amazing chicken fried steak or fried chicken.
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Do you know of any other famous restaurants in Kansas that should be part of a list like this? I can already think of a few more. Tell us in the comments below what restaurants you’d feature! Also, if you’re in the mood for great small-town food, check out
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