Best Spots to Munch on Lunch in Kansas City

Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in Kansas City and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours.

El Salvadoreῆo Restaurant
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Named this area's third-best Latin American Restaurant, by alternative weekly, The Pitch, this family-owned restaurant has quickly become a beloved destination. Fake palm trees flank the entrance and a colorful mural decorates one dining room...  Read More

Country Club Plaza

One of the Plaza's preferred lunch destinations, especially with the fashion-conscious gentry, this eclectic eatery features a bevy of international-flavored lunch fare, from brilliant omelets with crab, shrimp, and fresh veggies to excellent...  Read More

d'Bronx Deli

To those longing for a NYC-style corned beef deli sandwich or a thin-crust pizza, locals point out this downtown standard, where exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, tin ceilings, and a nostalgic lunch counter seem more Big Apple than...  Read More

Overland Park
The Basha Cuisine
Photo courtesy of The Basha Cuisine

Multiple archways, warm Middle Eastern colors and tall leafy plants create a warm and inviting atmosphere that makes you forget that you're in a hard-to-find strip mall location. The food will further transport you across the globe, from...  Read More

Sushi House

Since Sushi House opened the doors to its pristine and soothing restaurant in 2002 it has became a local favorite. In 2012 alternative weekly, The Pitch, named it the area's best sushi restaurant and 435 Magazine awarded them with their 2013...  Read More

Garment District
Webster House

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places the Webster House was built in 1885, as the Webster School. Today it is one of the oldest public school buildings in Kansas City. Full of fabulous antiques and classic architectural features,...  Read More

Classic Cup Café
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The Classic Cup Café has long been considered a terrific spot for patio dining. In wintertime, a blazing indoor fire adds warmth to the already-cozy dining room. At any time, the restaurant's signature Quiche of the Day has a dense, buttery...  Read More

Room 39

Casual and comfortable describe the warm daytime atmosphere of Room 39. It's a place where the chefs strive to choose great tasting food produced by local farmers who are committed to sustainable growing and harvesting practices. The carefully...  Read More

Blue Bird Bistro

Vegetarian cuisine that tastes great? Yes, if it's at Blue Bird Bistro, where they make simply spectacular soups and specialty pizzas. The comfortable spot, which also offers dishes that incorporate meat and seafood, makes you feel right at...  Read More

One of the best reasons to visit the Kemper Museum is this innovative American restaurant, whose talented chef serves up delicious portions of pan-seared foie gras, grilled scallops, and roasted beef tenderloin. A concise but eclectic wine list...  Read More


Meet Lisa Waterman Gray

Lisa Waterman Gray moved to the Kansas City area 35 years ago and has written professionally for 20+ years. A member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association, she's excited about the...  More About Lisa