Food & Drink in Kansas City

50% Off at Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse

Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse

Volker

$6 $3

Mexican hot cocoa, london fog lattes, and specialty coffee drinks wash down vegan cupcakes, scones, and stuffed pretzels

45% Off New American Dinner Cuisine at Baked in Kansas City

Baked in Kansas City

Old Westport

$20 $11

Diners can dig into inventive dinner dishes, including four-cheese mac and cheese with pork belly

45% Off Italian Cuisine at Cascone's Restaurant

Cascone's Restaurant

Kansas City

$22 $12

Traditional pasta and meat dishes inspired by shared Sicilian heritage top tables at this Italian restaurant

45% Off at Chico's Chicken

Chico's Chicken

Kansas City

$20 $11

Home-style fried chicken and sides such as green beans, mashed potatoes, and mac and cheese, plus staples like burgers, hot dogs, and more

51% Off Ethiopian Food at Blue Nile Cafe

Blue Nile Cafe

River Market

$38.70 $19

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Share sambusa appetizers plus gomen, misir watt, atiklit watt, yekik watt, and meat and vegetarian dishes; served communal style with injera

Up to 50% Off American Food at The Woodsweather Cafe

The Woodsweather Cafe

Central Industrial District

$20 $11

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American classics such as stacks of pancakes, ham 'n' cheese omelets, chicken-fried steak, and reuben sandwiches

Up to 52% Off Pub Food at Duke's on Grand

Duke's on Grand

Duke's on Grand

$25 $12

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Pub across from the Sprint Center satisfies crowds with burgers topped with jalapeño ketchup or garlic ranch, demon wings, and sliders

Up to 48% Off American Dinners at Thomas Restaurant

Thomas Restaurant

Volker

$75 $39

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Simple yet elegant meals join martinis and an assortment of wines inside an intimate dining room outfitted with exposed-brick walls

47% Off French Cuisine at Aixois Brasserie

Aixois Brasserie

Multiple Locations

$30 $16

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Chef Emmanuel Langlade whips up authentic tastes of his homeland with expansive menu of creative French cuisine in laid-back brasserie

Up to 45% Off Mexican Food at El Paso Del Norte

El Paso Del Norte

Kansas City

$20 $12

Burritos and tacos overflow with fillings such as carne asada or shredded pork with adobo sauce, paving the way for tres leches or pan dulce

Up to 51% Off Small Plates and Drinks at The Drop Bistro

The Drop Bistro

Broadway Gillham

$34 $17

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Award-winning bistro's bartenders mix signature cocktails for diners sharing beef carpaccio, chicken pesto flatbread, and more

45% Off Greek Cuisine at Tassos

Tassos

Waldo

$20 $11

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Eggplant and ground-beef moussaka, gyro meat, and broiled shish kebabs

Up to 48% Off Burgers for Two at Blanc Burgers + Bottles

Blanc Burgers + Bottles

Multiple Locations

$27.15 $14

Culled mainly from local ingredients, Kansas City-style burgers sidle up to toothsome side such as gouda cheese fries and a pretzel trio

44% Off Contemporary Cuisine at Michael Smith Restaurant

Michael Smith Restaurant

Crossroads

$45 $25

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James Beard Award–winning chef Michael Smith crafts creative dishes in a white-tablecloth-draped eatery

Up to 55% Off Mexican Dinner at El Pueblito

El Pueblito

Westside

$50.95 $24.99

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Homemade guacamole, hand-rolled tamales, and fresh ceviche marinated in lime juice

40% Off Italian Cuisine at Milano Italian Dining

Milano Italian Dining

Crown Center

$40 $24

Fine Italian cuisine ranging from brick-oven pizza to shrimp scampi served within a brightly lit, elegantly designed glass enclosure

45% Off American Food at Spirit's Restaurant

Spirit's Restaurant

Northland

$20 $11

Diners enjoy hearty comfort foods such as fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and fettuccine alfredo, then finish off meals with slices of cake

Up to 50% Off Donuts and Coffee at LaMar's Donuts

LaMar's Donuts

Holmes Road Location

$16 $9

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Using recipes that date as far back as 1933, the staff hand-makes fresh batches of donuts, fritters, and cinnamon rolls each morning

50% Off at Snow & Company

Snow & Company

Crossroads

$30 $15

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Prosciutto paninis with date purée pair with artisanal sodas and small plates of salami-wrapped mozzarella skewers

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In the long, narrow dining room of the historic Majestic Restaurant, one wouldn't have a hard time imagining the spirited saloon that once resided there. Behind the restored 19th-century bar and under a pressed-tin ceiling, barkeeps shake, stir, and pour classic craft cocktails alongside more than 150 types of whiskey. Downstairs, a speakeasy-style jazz club features live performances nearly every night of the week, which are best enjoyed while wearing Prohibition-era garb such as top hats filled with beer. Both the main dining room and downstairs club serve a full dinner menu of tender steaks, cold-water lobster tails, and classically prepared Scottish salmon.

931 Broadway Blvd
Kansas City,
MO
US

Zagat-rated PotPie dishes out its eponymous entree and other thoughtfully prepared comfort far alongside an array of classic cocktails. While the quaint chalkboard menu varies based on what's in season, recent lunches have included grilled cheese sandwiches ($7) and savory, exquisitely encrusted potpies teeming with chicken and vegetables or beef and mushrooms ($8), which morph into larger portions at suppertime ($12). Pan-seared scallops encircle tomato and leek risotto and grilled asparagus ($21), while PotPie's signature pan-roasted chicken ($14) surveys the table horizon from its castle of mashed potatoes and green beans with a pan jus moat. Skilled barkeeps pour wines ($5+ per glass) and local beers ($3.50+), shake, stir, and juggle classic cocktails such as Manhattans and Old Fashioneds ($6–$8) and craft distinctive libations such as the foam-topped espresso martini ($6).

904 Westport Rd
Kansas City,
MO
US

Chefs at El Pueblito highlight authentic Mexican flavors in each and every dish, from guacamole made with Haas avocados to hand-rolled tamales. They also prepare salsa several times a day in order to have a fresh supply on hand for the daily food fight. In addition to fajitas, enchiladas, and other traditional favorites, the menu contains a number of seafood specialties including grilled fish tacos, chipotle shrimp, and ceviche marinated in fresh lime juice. Dishes are served in a casual dining room adorned with a hand painted mural of a rural, Mexican village.

810 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City,
MO
US

From morning, noon, to night, the hardworking chefs at Paparico's dish out mouthwatering meals of Mexican. Breakfast burritos and quesadillas greet the rising sun, and traditional meals of pozole, carnitas, and tamales round out suppers graced with garnishes of colorful pico de gallo, creamy queso rico, and salsa verde. An ample supply of Mexican beers and potent margaritas wash away spicy notes of poblano and chili de arbol, and provide more sturdy toasting apparatuses than enchiladas topped with ranchero sauce.

8314 Wornall Rd
Kansas City,
MO
US

Mesob Pikliz's culinary team crafts authentic Ethiopian and Haitian cuisine that accommodates diners' diets with both vegetarian and meat-laden dishes. Shrimps sautéed in a mild chardonnay sauce and marinated chunks of fried goat represent the menu's Haitian faction, and spices imported from Ethiopia flavor traditional East African dishes from beefsteak tartars to stewed red lentils. The dining room's colorful artwork and bright orange walls cocoon guests in a sunny ambiance as they dine.

3405 Independence Ave
Kansas City,
MO
US

Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, Popeyes remains the flavorful lovechild of Cajun and Creole cooking, serving up a wide-ranging menu. Connoisseurs of crispiness can stick with Popeyes’ famous New Orleans–style fried chicken meals ($4.49–$6.89) surrounded with savory sides ($1.59–$3.79) such as warm flaky biscuits, red beans and rice, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, Cajun rice, and more. Otherwise, slather some livers and gizzards ($2.99–$5.49) onto a biscuit and eat it, temporarily imbuing you with the chicken’s mighty strength and ability to smell time. Avian-averse appetites can feast instead on a shrimp po’ boy combo ($6.19) with a pecan pie ($1.49) or Mississippi mud pie ($1.99) for dessert. And to keep your famished family from impeaching you and electing a new parent, quell multi-person appetites with bona fide family meals ($10.49–$30.99).

6330 Troost Ave
Kansas City,
MO
US