Barbeque is just the beginning

Downtown KC prides itself on a broad array of culinary delights from the finest of dine dining to recent additions to the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” Below is a quick look at some of our traditional favorites. 


Slow smoked for up to 18 hours. Beef, pork, chicken, turkey, lamb…you name it. Burnt ends are a local favorite. Learn More.


Kansas City Stockyards are gone, but the tradition of great beef remains. Try the Kansas City Strip—some might mistakenly call it a New York Strip, until you’ve had the KC version. Learn More.

Contemporary Dining

Innovative cuisine abounds. The American Restaurant recently welcomed a new Executive Chef, Michael Corvino. According to The American, "his culinary vision and unique perspective will bring a new level of luxury to every dining experience." Learn More.

Soul Food

Try the fried chicken, sweet potato cornbread or peach cobbler at soul food restaurants like the Peachtree Restaurant, which specializes in comfort dishes like fried catfish, sweet potato cornbread and fried chicken. Learn More.


With a growing Latino community, you’ll find a number of Mexican restaurants along Southwest Boulevard. Tex-Mex, Mexican, Spanish and tapas. Learn More.


KC has you covered from upscale to family style, traditional pasta to Northern Italian. Garrozo’s serves up a KC favorite, chicken spedini and Lidia’s offers dishes by renowned chef Lidia Bastianich. Learn More.

And More

Find casual diners, burger joints, kid-friendly cafés or great world flavors from French, Middle Eastern to Chinese, Indian or other Asian fare using our restaurant guide.

Restaurants in KC

'37 Steak

You'll be treated to an outstanding dining experience at '37 Steak, where succulent steaks and seafood are presented in an intimate setting. Our Certified Angus Beef steaks come in a variety of mouthwatering sizes, from filets to our popular Prime Kansas City strip. '37 Steak also presents delicious seafood items, such as the Alaskan King Crab legs and more. Our bar side offers cocktails like no other. From the signature Sage Of Anthos, to the Rebubula, a twist on the classic Manhattan, all of our creative, handcrafted cocktails go perfectly with our bar fare menu items.

801 Chophouse - Power & Light District

A late 1920's New York City steak house interior with signature leather booths, cherry wood furnishings, wooden floors, granite counter tops and high ceilings accented with dramatic lighting. 801 Chophouse offers only the very finest and freshest meats, seafood, and vegetables available. Our Executive Chef, Christopher M. Dennis creates a fresh sheet that highlights our unique weekly offerings. Seasonal fresh soups and salads, oysters on the half shell, five species of fresh fish, live Maine lobsters and king crab legs.

99 Hops House

Beer enthusiasts and foodies will find nirvana at 99 Hops House. It's a great place to hang out with friends, stop by for breakfast, a business lunch, or for dinner out with the family. We offer next level food choices and 99 different choices of beer, including many of Kansas City's own local breweries. This beautiful new space features a refined, rustic atmosphere with a pub vibe that includes urban glass chandeliers, leather booths offering views of the casino as well as table seating, polished concrete floors and, most importantly, a large center bar.

Affäre Restaurant

At Affäre, we are proud to offer our guests a modern German dining experience. We believe in cooking farm-to-table food and source our products and produce from local farms and suppliers in the Kansas City area. Our seasonal menu is always fresh, with a contemporary German influence. Join us for these feature meals: daily for Happy Hour; Thursday nights seasonal four-course dinner with wine/beer pairing; Sunday family-style dinner

Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet

The best film, food and drink, all in one seat. When you see a movie at Alamo Drafthouse, you get cold drinks, delicious meals and tasty local beers, brought directly to your theatre seat by a server. Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet’s menu features burgers, pizzas, salads, snacks and desserts prepared fresh from locally-sourced ingredients.

Black Dirt

Cultivation takes time. Black Dirt’s time is now. The qualities you love in Justus Drugstore in Smithville can now be found at our new location in South Plaza, Kansas City. At Black Dirt, we ask a little bit less of your time and wallet. No compromise, no jargon. There’s no better soil for cultivation and no more deliberate approach to building community than from our tables.

Amerisports Bar & Grill

Welcome to Kansas City’s most exciting sports bar and brew pub featuring the area’s largest indoor TV screen. With its warm brick walls and leaded windows, Amerisports Brew Pub is the only classic lager house in or around Kansas City. Designed to look like a converted old world foundry, don't be surprised that it contains a 52-screen audiovisual system that broadcasts more sporting events than you can imagine. For sports fans, that translates into the ability to watch every single game of the season.


Welcome to Bluestem, where award winning Chef/Owners Colby & Megan Garrelts invite their guests a an unforgettable culinary experience with an intimate dining room, exquisite cuisine & remarkable service. Bluestem features progressive American cuisine focusing on seasonal products, an ever-changing menu, and local ingredients. Bluestem's dining room is comfortable and elegant, allowing its guests to have an unforgettable experience. Full bar. Private dining: 38 ppl. Bluestem strives to constantly evolve the menu making this restaurant one of the top restaurants in Kansas City.

Arthur Bryant's Barbecue

Arthur Bryant, the legendary King of Ribs, is the most renowned barbequer in history. He created a sauce that has attracted the likes of former Presidents Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter to his restaurant . . .

B.B.'s Lawn Side Bar-B-Q

Where barbecue meets the blues in Kansas City! Recently featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins, Dives and Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. The Travel Channel picks BB's as one of the Top 5 must-see activities in Kansas City. Open Tue.–Sun. for lunch and dinner. Slow-smoked Kansas City barbecue in BB's 60+ year-old pit, and Louisiana favorites like gumbo, jambalaya and red beans and rice. Plus, BB's serves appetizers, soups and sandwiches -sliced thin, piled high. Check out our full menu.