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On this site since 1991, we offer great food, even greater beer, friendly & comfortable atmosphere, karaoke (yes it still lives) on Thursday nights, live music most weekends, sports on our wall sized big screen & pool tables if you're still bored. Keep up with it all by subscribing to our e-newsletter - on the website!

206 Choctaw St
Leavenworth,
KS
US

An eclectic marriage between modern fare and saloon-style ambience, R Bar & Restaurant combines Americana tradition with award-winning recipes and innovative cocktails. Alex Pope, awarded by The Pitch as the best chef in Kansas City-2010 concocted a robust dinner menu of hearty dishes such as the house-made bratwurst and cheddar cheese, packed in fried mustard bread, smoked beet and pine syrup ($10). The braised turkey pot pie hogties a traditional favorite with brie, black truffles, celery root, grapes and truffle sauce ($19), and carb-toting cowpoke stock their 10-gallon GladWare with smoked egg noodles adorned with sweet potatoes, ricotta, walnuts, sage and brown butter ($17). Bend an elbow at R Bar’s bar, which has been voted one of Esquire's best bars in America, with a cocktail menu of potent, old-time favorites such as the Mule, a blend of Sobieski vodka, fresh lime juice, and ginger beer served in a copper mug ($8.50), and the Prescription Julip infused with rye whiskey, cognac, gum syrup, and sugar with a zing of mint ($11).

1617 Genessee St
Kansas City,
MO
US

At Coda, you can enjoy a classic American burger or sandwich. The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit. Coda's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company. Eat outdoors Coda (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating. Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, Coda has all the room you'll need to be comfortable. Musical guests frequently perform here, so patrons can enjoy live tunes with their food. Between the music and the crowds, Coda's noise levels can be intense.

Coda hits peak popularity on Friday and Saturday nights, so don't be surprised if you have to wait to be seated (sorry, no reservations accepted). If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.

If preferred, diners can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.

Chow down for less at Coda, where a meal almost always costs under $15.

1744 Broadway St
Kansas City,
MO
US

Low-key Mexican fare at its best is found at Ponak's Mexican Kitchen. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Ponak's Mexican Kitchen, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Ponak's Mexican Kitchen has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Ponak's Mexican Kitchen is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along. Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats. You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy.

The crowds come out in force on Fridays and Saturdays, so don't neglect to make a reservation ahead of time. Or, take your food to-go. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Ponak's Mexican Kitchen as well.

Don't spend time searching for parking — guests are welcome to use the adjoining lot.

You'll find your bill at Ponak's Mexican Kitchen to be more than reasonable, with most meals costing less than $15.

2856 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City,
MO
US

For a quick bite to eat, Rhythm and Booze's menu is packed with all-American options everyone will love. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. With Rhythm and Booze's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company. Rhythm and Booze's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months. Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Rhythm and Booze complimentary wifi. Save a seat for man's best friend — this is a dog-friendly restaurant.

Be aware of the restaurant's no-reservation policy, as weeknights tend to get packed. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.

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With prices below $15 per person, you can eat at Rhythm and Booze as often as you like!

423 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City,
MO
US

Sponsored by the ACF Kansas City Chef’s Association, the annual Best of Kansas City Chefs benefit lets guests meet and taste the signature dishes of the area's best culinary masterminds. This year’s food venues—which range from Jon Russell’s Barbeque to the Dark Horse Distillery—satisfy appetites with samples from some of Kansas City’s best restaurants, and pairs of celebrity chefs—including Kevin Gillespie from Bravo’s Top Chef and multiple James Beard nominee Colby Garrelts of bluestem Restaurant—throw down in epic duels between skillets. During the three-hour event, attendees may also participate in live and silent auctions for a chance to win a BeefEater two-burner grill from event sponsor Smoke 'n' Fire—a prize valued at $800.

30 W Pershing Rd
Kansas City,
Missouri
US