When Kansans get hungry, we can really work up an appetite. Many of us could easily make a list of beloved foods and restaurants that we’d eat every day if we could. However, our love for food always leads us to travel to new places. These dishes at Kansas restaurants are so easy to crave, and any Kansan goes crazy for them. Do you love these 10 dishes as much as we do?
1. Chicken Annie's Chicken
Chicken Annie's is a legendary place of fried eats. It's part of the southeast Kansas chicken war, so you can't miss it. Plus, their food simply tastes like home.
You can find this restaurant at 1143 E 600th Ave., Pittsburg, KS.
2. Chicken Mary's Chicken
Also part of the southeast Kansas chicken debate is Chicken Mary's, another great restaurant boasting the best chicken around. What do you think?
You can find this restaurant at 1133 E 600th Ave., Rr 1, Pittsburg, KS, just down the street from Chicken Annie's.
3. Carriage Crossing's Cinnamon Rolls
Carriage Crossing is known for home-style meals cooked in the comfort of an Amish kitchen. However, the baked goods at the front of the restaurant are sometimes all you need. These cinnamon rolls might look a little small in the picture, but they're the size of a plate!
You can find this restaurant at 10002 S Yoder Rd, Yoder, KS.
4. Joe's KC BBQ Ribs
Joe's is a legend when it comes to barbecue, and this little gas station eatery has come far from where it started. Now, it's a struggle to get any ribs here, but it's worth the hassle for sure. After all, you need to try it at least once.
You can find this restaurant at 3002 W 47th Ave., Kansas City, KS.
5. Chicken and Noodles from The Swedish Crown
Chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes is a meal my mother made for me, and plenty of other Kansas moms made as well. The Swedish Crown does a great job and is one of my favorite places for this classic Kansas meal.
You can find this restaurant at 121 N Main St., Lindsborg, KS.
6. Burgers from Cozy Inn
Cozy Inn burgers are the best around if you're not afraid of a little mustard and onions. Plus, getting a bag of burgers for the road is always an easy trip.
You can find this restaurant at 108 N 7th St., Salina, KS.
7. Sommerset Hall Cafe's Pies
Pie lovers everywhere can find homemade pies at many Kansas restaurants, but the pies made here at Sommerset Hall Cafe are simply magical. There's no reason to skip this place when you're in town, but if you know you want pie, you might want to order one ahead of time.
You can find this restaurant at 5701 SW Douglas Rd., Dover, KS.
8. Steaks from Meridy's
Meridy's makes one of the best steaks I've ever had, and plenty of other Kansans agree. While their restaurant might not be on the top of every bucket list, you can't deny a good steak when you have one.
You can find this restaurant at 1220 S Fossil St., Russell, KS.
9. Italian Fare at Martinelli's Little Italy
Cheese filled meatballs and spaghetti so good you'll want to order double. That's what Martinelli's is all about! Plus, their fried ravioli is amazing to have with it, even if they aren't authentically Italian creations.
You can find this restaurant at 158 S Santa Fe Ave., Salina, KS.
10. Schnitzel at Beethoven's #9
Beethoven's has been a neo-German food haven for a while now, and we can't get enough of their schnitzel.
You can find this restaurant at 2 West Piankishaw, Paola, KS.
Are you thinking of a Kansas restaurant dish that is missing from this list? Let us know what it is in the comments below!