Restaurants in Kansas

Up to 50% Off Burgers and Pub Grub at Fütbol Club Eatery & Tap

Overland Park

$28 $14

Soccer-themed restaurant serves up classic pub food and drinks as soccer memorabilia and TVs showing live games set the ambiance

Up to 51% Off Mexican Food at Amigo's Grill and Cantina

Turner

$22 $12

(11)

Eatery featured on the Food Network's Meat & Potatoes; enchiladas, tacos, and American-style beef sandwiches with mashed potatoes

Quiznos — 50% Off Sandwiches and Drinks

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Meats, cheeses, and vegetables piled on sandwiches that get hot and crispy after being toasted in an oven or on a grill

45% Off Italian Cuisine at Garozzo’s Ristorante

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(225)

Winner of KC Magazine’s Hall of Fame Best of Italian serenades palates with grilled fillet mignon, lobster-stuffed ravioli, & pasta crepes

40% Off at Wheat State Pizza

Lawrence

$15 $9

Wheat and white dough made fresh daily set the stage for gourmet pizzas on a menu that also features sandwiches, salads, and calzones

Up to 52% Off at Pho Good

Shawnee

$15 $7.50

(51)

Raw sirloin & rice noodles loll in bowls of onion broth to comprise pho, which customers customize by adding handfuls of cilantro & sprouts

Up to 53% Off Breakfast and Lunch Fare at Le Peep

Multiple Locations

$15 $7

(37)

Specialty egg dishes, tropical smoothies, and fun twists on classic fare wake up taste buds during breakfast and lunch

Up to 50% Off Steak-House Cuisine at Gaslight Grill

Cornerstone Of Leawood

$60 $32

(455)

Brunches of omelets and prime rib or epicurean dinners of pistachio-crusted salmon, grilled lamb chops, and roasted chicken with ham jus

IHOP —Half Off Food and Drink

Dodge City

$10 $5

The national brand delivers pancakes, eggs, and bacon in varying combinations alongside burgers, sandwiches, and other diner fare

45% Off at Sutera's Italian Restaurant 

Westwood

$20 $11

(23)

Pastas, pizzas, and italian sandwiches served in a space illuminated by domed hanging lights

Up to Half Off American Food at Curtis C's Diner

Newton

$6 $3

(32)

Diners chow down on hamburgers or biscuits and homemade gravy as they admire sports memorabilia dotting baseball-diamond green walls

Half Off Barbecue at Johnsons Smokehouse BBQ

Great Bend

$20 $10

Family traditions produce pork spare ribs, beef brisket and burnt ends paired with desserts such as homemade pecan and sweet potato pie

Up to 50% Off Dinner at True Lies Bar and Grill

El Dorado

$23 $13

Family-friendly eatery with saloon vibe serves up ranch-style comfort food such as chicken-fried chicken

Half Off American Food at Hurricane Allie’s Bar and Grill

Merriam

$20 $10

Classic American dishes include philly cheesesteaks, hamburgers, and barbecue sandwiches with meat smoked in-house

Half Off at Boudreux Burger Barn

Peck

$10 $5

Burger joint also serves chicken strips, corn dogs, grilled ham and cheese, and onion rings

44% Off Mediterranean and American Food at It's a Wrap

Wichita

$16 $9

Eatery serves Mediterranean fare, such as shawarma, jalapeño hummus & gyros, as well as American food, including California wraps & paninis

Up to 50% Off at Johnny Brusco's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$20.98 $11

(17)

Wide array of signature pizzas packaged in meals for two or four with garlic or cheese bread appetizers

$10 for Authentic Indian Cuisine at Moti Mahal

Platte Ridge

$20 $10

Chefs prepare an eclectic menu of dishes, including lamb masala and shrimp korma, dispelling the myth that Indian food is just curries

50% Off Mexican Dinner at Pepe and Chela's

Historic Holiday Park North

$20 $10

(49)

New owners and a new executive chef continue a 25-year tradition of from-scratch salsas and Mexican entrees

Up to 59% Off BBQ Ribs Class

Olathe

$120 $59

(106)

Pit-master Dan Janssen leads hands-on class that teaches rib-barbecuing basics; includes meal after lesson

Up to 50% Off at Johnny Brusco's Pizza

Lawrence

$20.98 $11

Guests can build their own two-topping New York-style pizza or choose from specialty options such as margarita or buffalo-chicken pies

Up to 45% Off Mexican Food at Los 3 Compadres

Lenexa

$20 $11

Authentic Mexican recipes include arroz con pollo, a seafood chimichanga, and stuffed peppers alongside staples such as tacos and fajitas

Up to 48% Off Chinese Food at Jia Restaurant

Leawood Plaza

$20 $10.99

(95)

Classic Chinese dishes, such as tofu in garlic sauce, pineapple chicken, and pan-fried noodles with seafood, pair with sake

Up to 50% Off Café Food at Lincoln Perk

Hesston

$14 $7

Lunch selections include The Feeney, a chicken-salad sandwich, asian chicken salad, and seasonal soups

Half Off at The Page an American Bistro

Great Bend

$20 $10

(28)

Sandwiches, soups, and nine specialty hamburgers including veggie and turkey burgers

43% Off Mexican Food at Mariscos Vuelve a la Vida

Wichita

$35 $20

Traditional Mexican dishes, including tacos, incorporate fish, shrimp, and other seafood

$8 for Barbecue at Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Overland Park

$16 $8

(29)

Sandwiches and plates piled with sliced beef brisket, tender pork ribs, and spicy cheddar sausages slow-smoked in-house

$11 for Mexican Food at Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant

Kansas City

$20 $11

(89)

Mexican eatery creates menu of Yucatan specialties such as squash-blossom quesadillas and achiote-marinated chicken breast

Half Off at Cosmos Indian Cafe

Lawrence

$15.98 $8

Staple Indian cuisine such as naan, chicken curry, and lamb biryani served at a cafe inside an Indian grocery store

$10 for Persian Fare at KC Grill ‘N Kabob

Lenexa

$20 $10

(261)

Persian eatery featured on Check, Please! marinates halal lamb, chicken & filet mignon kebabs in ginger & saffron for minimum of 12 hours

52% Off Popcorn and Soda at Karmelkorn

Wichita

$7.48 $3.60

Sweet caramel coats the signature Karmelkorn; real white or yellow cheddar plays a starring role in Cheesekorn

Half Off Thai Food at Bangkok Pavilion Restaurant

Overland Park

$30 $15

(192)

Sweet curries and spicy sauces add a kick to shrimp, chicken, and duck

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

46% Off Latin American Cuisine at La Parrilla

Lawrence

$14 $7.50

(67)

Latin American dishes such as pork al pastor taquitos, veggie or beef empanadas, and carne asada

IHOP – $9 for Comfort Food and Drinks

Wichita

$16 $9

(11)

Fluffy buttermilk pancakes and Cinn-A-Stack french toast drizzled in cream-cheese icing, as well as burgers, steaks, and salads

Up to 52% Off at Nikko Japanese Steakhouse

Overland Park Marriott

$108 $52

(159)

Teppanyaki-style tabletop cooking that features scallops, salmon, and steak, paired with glasses of house wine

Up to 46% Off at Genovese Italian Restaurant

Oread

$54 $30

(87)

Italy's Liguria region supplies the inspiration for seasonal Italian cuisine made with ingredients from local farms

36% Off Pub Food and Drinks at Emerson Biggin's

Multiple Locations

$20 $12.75

(21)

Carne asada nachos with housemade salsa, sweet-pepper pastrami and buffalo chicken poboy sandwiches, gourmet burgers, and comfort food

45% Off at Frida's Contemporary Mexican Cuisine

Southridge

$20 $11

(785)

Authentic Mexican fare showcasing distinct spices and regional specialties populate menu at picturesque eatery

45% Off Sandwiches at Sandwich Bowl

Lawrence

$10 $5.50

Fresh soups and salads pair with massive hot and cold sandwiches stuffed with Boar's Head meats and cheeses

$6 for Pub Food at Oasis Lounge

Wichita

$12 $6

Cooks grill signature 9-ounce, lean-cut burgers and smother fresh-cut fries with chili and cheese

43% Off at Broadmoor Bistro

Overland Park

$120 $69

Student-run kitchen produces ever-rotating menu of fine dining cuisine

$10 for Vegan Cuisine at Garden Grill Cafe

Garden Grill Cafe

$20 $10

(11)

Experienced vegan chef whips up house specialties such as the Caribbean-style sweet avocado sandwich and the three-mushroom ziti

Up to 48% Off Mediterranean Dinner at The Basha

Metcalf View

$27.98 $15

(190)

Mediterranean dinner for two or four with entrees such as grilled chicken skewers seasoned with the Basha herbs or kefta kabobs

Half Off Mexican Food at Rostizeria Los Reyes

El Pueblo

$12 $6

(7)

Casual Mexican eatery throws a curveball by eschewing typical Mexican tacos and burritos and serving whole roasted chickens

Up to $13.98 Off at Pacific Coast Pizza

Wichita

$15 $7.75

(16)

Choice of 21 specialty pizzas—such as buffalo chicken or pesto-based pies—pair with teriyaki-chicken salad or nacho salad with roast chicken

48% Off Sandwiches or Pizza at The Pumphouse

Old Town

$24.97 $13

(89)

Classic American pub grub, such as housemade onion rings, fried pickles, meatball subs, and pizzas with your choice of meats and veggies

Up to 50% Off at La Chinita Mexican Restaurant

Historic Midtown

$20 $10

(30)

Family-friendly eatery prepares classic Mexican cuisine such as tacos and enchiladas and serves them with tasty margaritas

43% Off Breakfast & Lunch at Egg Crate Cafe

13th and Tyler

$14 $8

(18)

Chef-created menu of freshly made diner food includes berry waffles, Asian salad with wontons, and country-fried steaks

45% Off American and Mediterranean Food at Chelsea's Carry Out

Wichita

$20 $11

American classics such as cheeseburgers and fresh cut fries served alongside Mediterranean dishes including gyros, hummus, and baklava

Up to 50% Off at Mediterranean Grill

Wichita

$20 $11

(44)

Shawarma, baba ghanouj, lamb shanks, and other Mediterranean recipes

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A wave of flavor washes over visitors to Tsunami Teriyaki, who can dig into charbroiled teriyaki, chicken wings, and Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Spring rolls stuffed with chicken and vegetables and garnished with a ginger-lime sauce can start off meals, or diners can sample salad rolls made with carrots, bean sprouts, and peanut sauce. The hearty selection of noodles ranges from pad thai, “Thailand’s official rice noodle,” to vermicelli, Vietnam’s “light and healthy rice noodle.” The luscious noodles arrive mixed with cilantro, toasted peanuts, lemongrass, bean sprouts, and proteins such as tofu, chicken, or steak. The house Tsunami Specials platters include chicken or tofu mixed with string beans, Thai herbs, or a crushed peppercorn sauce. Thai iced tea and Vietnamese iced coffee wash down spices, and boba drinks of avocado, mango, and sour-green-apple flavors provide refreshing sips that may come with pearls of tapioca freshly stolen from the elusive tapioca oyster.

6254 E 37th St N
Bel Aire,
KS
US

Daniel and Selam Fikru, now husband and wife, met when they were high-school students in their native Ethiopia. They've lived in Kansas City since 1995, and together, they've helped a large following of locals try their first tastes of Ethiopian food and subsequently fall in love with its rich, distinctive spices.

The couple's traditional recipes have earned their restaurant, Blue Nile Cafe, a recommendation from KCUR FM’s Food Critics, a place on LocalEats’ Top 100 Restaurants in Kansas City list, and attention from Pitch. But their success over the past two decades hasn’t come without hard work. According to a profile by the Kansas City Star, Selam is in the kitchen by early morning six days a week, simmering meats and lentils in a medley of ginger, garlic, and rosemary. Selam’s labors yield a bounty of entrees—served atop communal platters—featuring marinated chicken and cubes of beef or lamb, as well as vegetarian feasts of lentils, potatoes, and greens. Diners scoop up dishes with pieces of injera, which is a spongy sourdough pancake.

In the dining room, cream-colored walls bear colorful paintings that remind diners of their meals' distant origins. For an additional taste of Ethiopian culture, guests can partake in a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony wherein staffers roast, grind, and brew fresh coffee to order. Guests can otherwise opt for refreshing glasses of wine out on the patio.

In addition to welcoming guests into the dining room, Blue Nile Cafe invites them into the kitchen during classes that guide students in preparing injera and other traditional dishes. The restaurant also equips pupils with spices and grains for simmering over their own trashcan fires.

13316 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park,
KS
US

Ray Lamar hasn't spent decades perfecting his donuts. In fact, his namesake shops still use the same recipes that Ray developed in 1933—at the age of 17—when he got his first job working a donut fryer. World War II and a postwar career as a stockbroker interrupted Ray's donut-making pursuits, although he returned to his roots in 1960 when he founded the first LaMar's Donuts.

The shop went on to become a Kansas City icon, with crowds arriving well before 6 a.m. to line up outside the doors and taunt the roosters for sleeping in. Ray and his wife, Shannon, eventually decided to expand their business into a regional empire, and LaMar's Donuts currently boasts 27 franchised stores spread across six states.

Even with all of this growth, decades-old traditions still dictate how things are done. The workers prepare more than 75 different kinds of donuts, hand-making fresh batches of perennial favorites as well as recent inventions each and every morning. In addition to the original glazed creation that dates back to 1933, the menus can feature a variety of cake donuts with flavors such as red velvet, apple spice, and maple.

Since donuts and coffee go together as naturally as paper shredders and subpar report cards, the stores also prepare cappuccinos, mochas, and other coffee drinks. These are all made with handpicked beans that slowly roast inside Italian brick ovens.

3395 Main St
Kansas City,
MO
US

In 1954, Tommy and Lucille Day created their own special donut mix. They went to great lengths to insure that each donut was light in texture, carefully fried, and far more flavorful than the glazed hula-hoops then popular with America’s youth. More than half a century later, the Days‘ cozy business has expanded to include more than 900 stores scattered across the US like colorful sprinkles. You can stop in the store for a freshly made donut—described by the company’s website as “pillowy plump, satisfyingly sweet”—or pick up your order through the convenient drive-thru window.

240 SW Gage Blvd
Topeka,
KS
US

Known for growing cotton and soybeans, many farms in the South known now nurture a new crop—catfish. Converting their fields to ponds, farmers raise the whiskered fish on an all-grain diet to develop meat with a clean, slightly sweet taste and reduced cholesterol. Every filet at Jumpin' Catfish Restaurant comes from this stock, which the chefs prepare in various ways: breaded and fried in the Southern tradition, marinated in lemon and pepper, or dusted with cajun spices, like the mayor of New Orleans after their morning bath. They then pair the plump, juicy filets with sides such as hushpuppies and white beans with ham.

The chefs extend their culinary skills to other seafood as well, from Norwegian salmon to Alaskan snow-crab legs. They also work with wild game such as quail and frog legs, and prepare Southern fare, such as fried chicken.

1861 S Ridgeview Rd
Olathe,
KS
US

Even as they sliced fish ceviche and sizzled taquitos at La Parrilla, their popular Mexican restaurant, Alejandro Lule and Subarna Bhattachan often dreamed of opening a noodle house. Subarna longed for the plump momo dumplings and egg-noodle soups of his native Nepal, whereas Alejandro craved the Thai curries and Vietnamese pho he remembered from his years working in San Francisco. Combining their extensive culinary experience and shared ambition, the duo spearheaded Zen Zero, setting up shop directly across the street from La Parrilla.

Deep within Zen Zero’s kitchen, chefs fold fresh ingredients and spices into critically acclaimed dishes from countries across Asia and the Pacific Rim—from Thailand to Nepal and China. Their seafood, meat, and vegetable curries simmer, and pots of thai glass noodles, japanese udon, and vietnamese vermicelli bubble on stovetops. When discussing their cooking techniques with reporters from the Lawrence Journal-World, Subarna reported, “we use a lot of spice seeds: cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, cardamom pods.” These seeds add a distinctive concentrated flavor to their dishes, which servers carry with glasses of specialty cocktails and chilled sake through the dining room. Around them blown-glass lamps, wooden tables, and an absence of giant foam shrimp costumes create an elegant atmosphere.

811 Massachusetts St
Lawrence,
KS
US