Kansas April 28, 2016
These 14 Kansas Towns Might Be Tiny… But Their Restaurants Are Amazing
I have said it before and I’ll say it again: The smaller the town, the better the food. Wouldn’t you agree? To prove this statement, we have compiled a list of 14 small town Kansas restaurants recommended by you, our awesome and food savvy readers, including:
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Dalton's Back 9 (Girard)
Who says that all the best KC BBQ is in Missouri? Dalton's (and this appetizing rack of ribs) begs to differ.
2. Miss B's (Louisburg)
It's a known fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and nobody serves it better than Miss B. (I mean, are you seeing this to-die-for french toast with blueberries and strawberries?!)
3. Made From Scratch (Wilson)
Everything at Made From Scratch is just that... made from scratch! From sandwiches to bierocks, to this decadent rhubarb pie with vanilla ice cream, you're guaranteed to find something you'll love.
4. Big Ed's (Bird City)
Big Ed knows a thing or two about steak... in fact, no matter how you order it (KC Strip, Rib eye, Fillet, etc.), you're guaranteed one of the tastiest slabs of beef you've ever tasted.
5. M&M Meals - Meals For The Soul (Arkansas City)
Several of you HIGHLY recommended M&M for BBQ and soul food and though I still haven't been able to try it, I would be lying if I didn't say that the sight of this brisket dinner with homemade corn bread didn't make me drool a little...
6. Our Daily Bread Bake Shoppe & Bistro (Barnes)
Not just morning favorites (like coffee and melt-in-your-mouth scones), but lunch items, sides, and an array of sweet desserts.
7. Granny Wolfe's Green Door (Sedan)
Anytime a grandma runs the kitchen, you KNOW you'll be getting one of the best meals of your life. (An even safer bet is when "Grandma" or "Granny" are in the establishment's name.)
8. Eva's Kitchen (Montezuma)
Friends, family, and basically anyone in search of some good home-style cooking gather at Eva's... and you should too.
9. Courtney's Place (Toronto)
I intended to show you all a picture of one of Courtney's many fabulous pizzas, but I couldn't get past the dessert... Can you blame me?! (In addition to pizza and crazy-good confections, Courtney's also serves pasta and appetizers.)
10. Cy's Hoof & Horn (Sedgwick)
Life lesson: If it's smothered in homemade country-style gravy, it's bound to be legit. Oh, and don't forget to order the fried pickles (or jalapeno cheese bites... or basically anything else) for your appetizer.
11. Hungry Mann's Cafe (Galva)
Not to be confused with Hungry-Man's fake, salt-based microwave dinners, Hungry Mann serves only real, homemade grub, perfect for any hungry man, woman, or child.
12. Lumber Yard Steakhouse (Zenda)
Let's just say there's a reason the Wichita Eagle named this Zenda establishment as home to one of the best steaks in Kansas... (Are you hungry yet?)
13. Carolyn's Essenhaus (Arlington)
How much would you pay for a juicy burger with a homemade bun? What if I told you a burger and side item at Carolyn's cost LESS than $5? Are you headed to Arlington, yet?!
14. Josie's Ristorante (Scammon)
When the stars make you drool just like pasta fazool (or any other Italian dish), you best get to Josie's, which serves authentic Italian fare in a fun atmosphere.
Which tiny Kansas town has your favorite restaurant?