From Barbecue and Beyond: The City’s Best Restaurants


Being the city that’s home to the best barbecue in America, it is easy to imagine that Kansas City would have many amazing restaurants. Barbecue isn’t all this city has to offer, because of its vast culture Kansas City is home to all types of food options.

Arthur Bryant’s

Feeding presidents like Harry S. Truman, Barrack Obama, and Jimmy Carter isn’t something any ordinary restaurant can claim. Famous for its secret recipe sauce and slow-cooked meats, Arthur Bryant’s helped bring the title of best BBQ to Kansas City.

Locations: 1727 Brooklyn Ave Kansas City, Missouri, 1702 Village West Parkway Kansas City, Kansas

Joe’s Kansas City BBQ

Once a small BBQ restaurant located in a gas station, Joes’ KC quickly grew to become one of Kansas City’s favorite barbecue restaurants now, with three locations. They were named the best barbecue restaurant by the New York times because of their smoked meats and authenticity of Kansas City BBQ tradition.

Locations: 3002 w. 47th Ave Kansas City, Kansas, 11723 Roe Ave Leawood, Kansas, 11950 S. Strang Line Rd. Olesha, Kansas


d’Bronx brings a little taste of New York to Kansas City with their authentic New York-style deli and pizzeria. This restaurant offers fresh hand-tossed pizzas, in-house cooked and sliced deli meats, and daily baked pastries.

Locations:3904 Bell St. Kansas City, Missouri, 2450 Grand Blvd #124 Kansas City, Missouri, 7070 W. 105th St. Overland Park, Kansas, 6846 Johnson Dr. Mission, Kansas


Cinzetti’s gives the taste of Tuscany with its all-you-can-eat Italian feast. Set up to mimic a Tuscan Village, this buffet offers a feast of authentic Italian dishes prepared in front of customers by chefs.

Location: 7201 W. 91st St. Overland Park. Missouri

The Majestic

The Majestic has a rich history in the Kansas City area and is considered one of the city’s staples. Originally home to The Fitzpatrick Saloon, the restaurant is now home to Kansas City’s best dry-aged steaks and live jazz every night.

Location: 931 Broadway Blvd. Kansas City, Missouri


Anton’s serves affordable, quality food by dealing directly with humane farmers. When eating here, you know can know where your food came from and that it is chemical-free. It’s hard to find a completely organic restaurant for an affordable price, and Anton’s truly takes the art of organic foods seriously.

Location: 1610 Main St. Kansas City, Missouri


Margarita’s is known as one of Kansas City’s most popular Mexican restaurants because of its authentic Mexican-style food. It’s also considered to have the best margaritas and daiquiris in the area. By using unique spice and the freshest of products, Margarita’s has managed to make itself stand out among other Mexican restaurants in Kansas City.

Locations: 2829 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri, 7013 North Oak Trafficway Kansas City, Missouri, 7890 Quiviria Rd. Lenexa, Kansas, 1910 Victory Dr. Liberty, Missouri, 13401 Holmes Rd. Kansas City, Missouri

Chicken N Pickle

If you enjoy playing pickleball and eating healthy food, this is the restaurant is for you. Chicken N Pickle takes a new form on casual dinning as it offers an outdoor/indoor venue and a restaurant. This is the only place in the Kansas City area where you can enjoy grass-fed beef, wood-fired rotisserie chicken, freshly chopped salads and watch a pickleball tournament.

Location: 1716 Burlington St, North Kansas City, Missouri