Food Critics: Eating In The Suburbs
For many years, Kansas City’s primary restaurant spots were downtown and the Country Club Plaza. But times have changed. And over the last 30 years, the destinations for good eating have expanded to include most of the outlying suburban cities – from Prairie Village to Lee’s Summit and Liberty to Martin City. Kansas City diners can hop in the car and travel anywhere in the metro to find unexpected culinary treasures.
Friday on Central Standard, Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics will guide you to bistros, diners, cafes, and luncheonettes on all points of the metro map. Supping in the suburbs is where it’s at – so join us on our journey, and let us know where your favorite food finds are outside of the Kansas City, Mo. city limits.
- Queen Taco - 11721 East 23rd Street, Independence, Mo.
- Longboard's - 1173 West Kansas Street, Liberty, Mo.
- Urban Table - 8232 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kan.
- Hot Basil Thai - 7528 West 119th Street, Overland Park, Kan.
- ABC Cafe - 10001 West 87th Street, Overland Park, Kan.
- Cozy's Cafe - 6740 West 75th Street, Overland Park, Kan.
- Room 39 - 10561 Mission Road, Leawood, Kan.
- Applewood BBQ - 1003 East 23rd Street South, Independence, Mo.
- Taquito Jalisco - 17104 East 24 Highway, Independence, Mo.
- Marina Grog and Galley - 22 A Street, Lake Lotawana, Mo.
- Justus Drugstore - 106 West Main Street, Smithville, Mo.
- Café des Amis - 112 1/2 Main Street, Parkville, Mo.
- The Fish Market - 1120 Liberty, Mo.
- T-Bone's Deli and Meat Market Bar and Grill - 27900 E. Colbern Road, Lake Lotawana, Mo.
- Baan Thai - 301 S. 4th Street, Leavenworth, Kan.
- Tavern in the Village - 3901 Prairie Lane, Prairie Village, Kan.
- Story - 3931 West 69th Terrace, Prairie Village, Kan.
- Café Provence - 3936 West 69th Terrace, Prairie Village, Kan.
- Tatsu's - 4603 West 90th Street, Prairie Village, Kan.
- Poppy's Ice Cream and Coffee House - 307 Southeast Douglas, Lees Summit, Mo.
- The Upper Crust - 7943 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kan.
- The Fig Tree - 817 Northeast Rice Road, Lee's Summit, Mo.
- Standees - 3935 West 69th Terrace, Prairie Village, Kan.
- La Hacienda - 1109 E Santa Fe, Olathe, Kan.
- Ginger Sue's - 12 West Kansas, Liberty, Mo.
- Iron Horse - 918 Old 56 Highway, Olathe, Kan.
- El Porton Café - 4671 Indian Creek Parkway, Overland Park, Kan.
- Niji - 1811 South Ridgeview Road, Olathe, Kan.
- Mio - 4800 West 135th Street, Leawood, Kan.
- Porky's Blazin' BBQ - 9512 Buckner Tarsney Road, Grain Valley, Mo.
- Tim's Pizza - 17201 East 40 Highway, Independence, Mo.
New and noteworthy:
- Pad Thai - 14319 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kan.
- Masala's - 7301 West 91st Street, Overland Park, Mo.
- Red Door Grill - 1811 Roe, Kansas City, Mo.
- Café Nordstrom - 11143 West 95th Street, Overland Park, Kan.
- Novel - 815 West 17th Street, Kansas City, Mo.
- Succotash - 2601 Holmes, Kansas City, Mo.
- Überdine - pop-up restaurant, Kansas City area