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.

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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.

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