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Restaurants in Independence

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Salvatore's 12801 E US Hwy 40, Independence
Salvatore's
Italian • $$

Salvatore's

12801 E US Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055

Amazing food and service... every time. They accept reservations which is a plus. Spidini is the best I've ever had, generous portion and delicious house...

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  • Superb478 Reviews4.8
A Little BBQ Joint 1101 W US Hwy 24, Independence
A Little BBQ Joint
Barbecue • $$

A Little BBQ Joint

1101 W US Hwy 24, Independence, MO 64050

carry out the place was decorated nice when we arrived the garage door was open and you could see people preparing food. ordered ribs and chicken the chicken...

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  • Superb542 Reviews4.7
V's Italiano Ristorante 10819 E US Hwy 40, Independence
V's Italiano Ristorante
Italian • $$

V's Italiano Ristorante

10819 E US Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055

Food was spectacular-creamy alfredo, loaded with seafood-so so good! House Italian salad dressing was unlike any we'd had before-just a little...

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  • Superb341 Reviews4.3
Vivilore 10815 E Winner Rd, Independence
Vivilore
American • $$

Vivilore

10815 E Winner Rd, Independence, MO 64052

I love eating here! The food is always delicious! Service is spectacular and the atmosphere takes you to a small European bistro. Must try for brunch or...

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  • Superb197 Reviews4.7
Old Chicago 4661 S Cochise Dr, Independence
Old Chicago
Pizza • $$

Old Chicago

4661 S Cochise Dr, Independence, MO 64055

Wow, very great food and good service. Never had it before, so I didn't know what to expect, but amazing flavor to the pizza. Will definitely be back...

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  • Superb326 Reviews4.3
Casa Mexico - Independence, Missouri 19321 E US Hwy 40, Independence
Casa Mexico - Independence, Missouri
Mexican • $$

Casa Mexico - Independence, Missouri

19321 E US Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055

The chips & salsa came out quick. The chips were nice & warm and the salsa was good with a bit of spice. My sister ordered the Super Burrito special of...

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  • Superb235 Reviews4.5
Thai Kitchen 19321 E US Hwy 40 A, Independence
Thai Kitchen
Thai • $$

Thai Kitchen

19321 E US Hwy 40 A, Independence, MO 64055

I can't speak to the dining experience, because I always pick up my food through the drive thru, but I've had quick service and good food every...

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  • Superb194 Reviews4.6
Ophelia's Restaurant & Inn 201 N Main St, Independence
Ophelia's Restaurant & Inn
American • $$

Ophelia's Restaurant & Inn

201 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050

Ophelia’s is our new favorite restaurant! The food was great and the service was amazing! Our server was Nicole and she made our night out perfect with her...

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  • Superb225 Reviews4.4
First Watch 19321. E. Highway 40 #L, Independence
First Watch
American • $$

First Watch

19321. E. Highway 40 #L, Independence, MO 64055

You can never go wrong with First Watch. It's like Disney World to me. Everyone is in a great mood, the service is always top notch, and the food is...

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  • Superb183 Reviews4.5
Corner Cafe Independence 4215 S Little Blue Pkwy, Independence
Corner Cafe Independence
American • $$

Corner Cafe Independence

4215 S Little Blue Pkwy, Independence, MO 64057

My visit probably would have been five stars except for the fact that the server that I had was not very good at multitasking her very obviously busy section....

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  • Good241 Reviews4.2
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen 4675 S Bass Pro Dr, Independence
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen
American • $$

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

4675 S Bass Pro Dr, Independence, MO 64055

Had to wait for 40 minutes for a table but the food was delicious had a monster drink it was excellent.... Enjoy the chips and queso overall it was a pretty...

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  • Good316 Reviews3.9
LongHorn Steakhouse 17800 East 39th St S, Independence
LongHorn Steakhouse
Steak House • $$

LongHorn Steakhouse

17800 East 39th St S, Independence, MO 64055

Always a awesome dinner.The best steakhouse in town. Been going there for around 15 years. Never have we had nothing but a perfect steak and all the fixings to...

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  • Superb181 Reviews4.4
Thai Spice 18931 E Valley View Pkwy Ste D, Independence
Thai Spice
Thai • $$

Thai Spice

18931 E Valley View Pkwy Ste D, Independence, MO 64055

I loved this place and I LOVED the company even more. Food is always better with fam! ? This was my first time trying pho and it was REALLY GOOD! So much...

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  • Superb192 Reviews4.3
Los Compas Mexican Restaurant Far View Shopping Center, 18009 US-24, Independence
Los Compas Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $

Los Compas Mexican Restaurant

Far View Shopping Center, 18009 US-24, Independence, MO 64056

We love this place. Jacob is our waiter, we request him when we visit. He always knows what we want. Food is always good. Drinks are superb. This is our go to...

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  • Superb235 Reviews4.4
Saints Pub + Patio Independence 20220 E Jackson Dr, Independence
Saints Pub + Patio Independence
Sports Bar • $$

Saints Pub + Patio Independence

20220 E Jackson Dr, Independence, MO 64057

The long islands are amazing, being from the midwest and moving away I was very happy to see pork tenderloin on the menu and it was amazing. Becca is a...

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  • Good214 Reviews4.2
Mugs-Up Root Beer 700 East 23rd St S, Independence
Mugs-Up Root Beer
Fast Food • $

Mugs-Up Root Beer

700 East 23rd St S, Independence, MO 64055

I had been eyeing this old-fashioned drive-in since my office moved to Independence. I love little local places, but greasy, fried food isn't my usual...

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  • Superb195 Reviews4.5
Hereford House - Independence 19721 E Jackson Dr, Independence
Hereford House - Independence
Steak House • $$

Hereford House - Independence

19721 E Jackson Dr, Independence, MO 64057

We ate here last night and I wish I got the gentleman's name we sat in the booths to the very right of the restaurant 2nd both from kitchen. He was the...

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  • Good198 Reviews4.2
Dixon's Famous Chili Parlor 9105 E US Hwy 40, Independence
Dixon's Famous Chili Parlor
Mexican • $

Dixon's Famous Chili Parlor

9105 E US Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055

Second trip in two days. This time I have rated Dixon's as a five... Between the 4 and t hi is 5 I agree with the average score, 4.5 Beverages of choice...

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  • Superb209 Reviews4.4
Tim's Pizza 17201 US-40, Independence
Tim's Pizza
Pizza • $$

Tim's Pizza

17201 US-40, Independence, MO 64055

Best pizza place in independence and kc. Been here for ages for a REASON. Actually had one of my first birthdays here, and 27 years later I'm still...

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  • Superb165 Reviews4.3
The Big Biscuit 16506 E US Hwy 40, Independence
The Big Biscuit
Breakfast • $

The Big Biscuit

16506 E US Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055

Big biscuit is my favourite place to go for great breakfast. It's almost a classic for the family and friends. All the food is delicious and has huge...

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  • Superb192 Reviews4.4
Palomino's Restaurant 10219 US-24, Independence
Palomino's Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Palomino's Restaurant

10219 US-24, Independence, MO 64053

Family owned and it shows. Their hospitality and kindness creates a feeling of eating at Abuela's Casa. The food is fresh and authentic. They have a small...

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  • Superb121 Reviews4.5
bd's Mongolian Grill 19750 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence
bd's Mongolian Grill
Mongolian • $$

bd's Mongolian Grill

19750 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO 64057

Ate here because it was right across from our hotel. During covid unfortunately. However, the system seems to work very well. The attendants are constantly...

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  • Good203 Reviews4
Pier 88 Boiling Seafood & Bar Independence 11825 E US Hwy 40 STE D, Independence
Pier 88 Boiling Seafood & Bar Independence
Seafood • $$

Pier 88 Boiling Seafood & Bar Independence

11825 E US Hwy 40 STE D, Independence, MO 64055

I'm a seafood lover and this is my go-to if I need a seafood fix! It's the only place I can eat several different things on the menu. I'm...

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Score Sports Bar & Grill 9100 East 35th St S, Independence
Score Sports Bar & Grill
Sports Bar • $$

Score Sports Bar & Grill

9100 East 35th St S, Independence, MO 64052

Spent the 4th of July here. This was our first visit. Karaoke night was fun. They were short-staffed, but the service was still very good. Dinner was...

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  • Superb113 Reviews4.5
HiBoy Drive-In 924 W US Hwy 24, Independence
HiBoy Drive-In
Fast Food • $$

HiBoy Drive-In

924 W US Hwy 24, Independence, MO 64050

I always enjoy the fast food. A high price ... No meals or baskets ... Everything is separate. Food flavor is better from the one on 40 hwy and Blue Ridge...

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  • Good160 Reviews4.2
Square Pizza 208 W Maple Ave, Independence
Square Pizza
Pizza • $$

Square Pizza

208 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050

The food was really good. I had the combo pizza and greek salad! But the women's bathroom was in need of some serious cleaning. I was there at 11:05 and...

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  • Superb142 Reviews4.3
Hi-Boy Drive-in 3424 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Independence
Hi-Boy Drive-in
Hamburger • $

Hi-Boy Drive-in

3424 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Independence, MO 64052

Local place with really amazing burgers, fries, and rings. Take away only, there is no place to sit down. A must do if you are even kinda close to the...

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  • Superb173 Reviews4.4
The Court House Exchange 113 W Lexington Ave, Independence
The Court House Exchange
Caterers • $$

The Court House Exchange

113 W Lexington Ave, Independence, MO 64050

Good food, good fun, good to go! Judge's club, fried pickles, Angry orchard on draft, and good old fashioned prohibition punch! Tenderloin sandwich is...

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  • Good171 Reviews4.1
Ranchero's Mexican Food 17106 US-24, Independence
Ranchero's Mexican Food
Mexican • $

Ranchero's Mexican Food

17106 US-24, Independence, MO 64056

Best Mexican in town never never await never crowd girl at the counter the prettiest smile you'll ever see price is reasonable go back as many times as I...

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  • Superb128 Reviews4.6
Twin Peaks Restaurant 19821 E Jackson Dr, Independence
Twin Peaks Restaurant
Sports Bar • $$

Twin Peaks Restaurant

19821 E Jackson Dr, Independence, MO 64057

Ashli my server, she was AMAZING! She made sure everything was great, drinks were always filled, had a great attitude and personality. Not to mention she is...

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  • Good208 Reviews3.9

American Restaurants

American in Independence
La Plaza Restaurant 11000 E Winner Rd, Independence
La Plaza Restaurant
American • $$

La Plaza Restaurant

11000 E Winner Rd, Independence, MO 64052

This place is amazing ? the service was kinda slow but it's understandable because there was only one server working the entire place the night that we...

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  • Superb95 Reviews4.5
54th Street Grill & Bar 18700 E 38th Terrace S, Independence
54th Street Grill & Bar
American • $$

54th Street Grill & Bar

18700 E 38th Terrace S, Independence, MO 64057

We had the best dinner and best service tonight. Our waitress, Mindy went absolutely above and beyond for us. She was full of spunk and energy and delivered...

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  • Good213 Reviews3.7
Black Bear Diner Independence 4053 S Little Blue Pkwy, Independence
Black Bear Diner Independence
American • $

Black Bear Diner Independence

4053 S Little Blue Pkwy, Independence, MO 64057

Great food, pancakes and waffles were ridiculously delish. The bacon is extra thick and not left with fatty uncooked ends. We were leaving Denver and stopped...

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  • Good169 Reviews4.2

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Independence
Pizza Ranch 4660 S Bass Pro Dr, Independence
Pizza Ranch
Pizza • $$

Pizza Ranch

4660 S Bass Pro Dr, Independence, MO 64055

Why do they call it Pizza Ranch when everyone goes there for the fried chicken. It's the best fried chicken I've ever had (sorry grandma). This is a...

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  • Good195 Reviews3.7
Harvey's Neon Bar 10129 E US Hwy 40, Independence
Harvey's Neon Bar
Pizza • $$

Harvey's Neon Bar

10129 E US Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055

I love that bar best one in a very long time I'm going every Friday night promise I'm smiling ear to ear omg I sang all night and had the crowd blown...

  • Superb97 Reviews4.3
Fun House Pizza & Pub 13002 US-40, Independence
Fun House Pizza & Pub
Pizza • $$

Fun House Pizza & Pub

13002 US-40, Independence, MO 64055

Haven't had fun house in a vary long time so this was a nice change. Food was absolutely great. Staff was vary helpful and patient. Food was made in a...

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  • Good165 Reviews3.7

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Independence
La Fuente Mexican Restaurant 10839 US-40 #6038, Independence
La Fuente Mexican Restaurant
Mexican

La Fuente Mexican Restaurant

10839 US-40 #6038, Independence, MO 64055

First time trying this restaurant and recommended by my friend. oh my the food was delicious. Service was awesome. Social distance and cleanliness was done ...

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El Volcan Mexican Grill 17110 E US Hwy 24, Independence
El Volcan Mexican Grill
Mexican • $

El Volcan Mexican Grill

17110 E US Hwy 24, Independence, MO 64056

Amazing margaritas, carne asada tacos are THE BEST!! Amazing fajitas. Vulcan dip is to die for!! VERY SMALL building. But atmosphere 10/10. My favorite Mexican...

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  • Superb143 Reviews4.4
Machetes Authentic Mexican Food 9104 East 35th St S, Independence
Machetes Authentic Mexican Food
Mexican • $

Machetes Authentic Mexican Food

9104 East 35th St S, Independence, MO 64052

Our favorite place for Mexican food! We found them during the pandemic for take out, and now enjoy eating there as well. Staff are truly happy, enjoyable, and...

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  • Superb120 Reviews4.5

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Independence
Cathay Express 15411 US-24, Independence
Cathay Express
Chinese • $

Cathay Express

15411 US-24, Independence, MO 64050

Usually always great last night something was off my chicken looked and tasted like it was boiled, the egg rolls and spring rolls were over cooked. The crab...

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  • Good133 Reviews3.9
New Mandarin House Chinese Restaurant 1643 West 23rd St S, Independence
New Mandarin House Chinese Restaurant
Chinese • $

New Mandarin House Chinese Restaurant

1643 West 23rd St S, Independence, MO 64050

The best Chinese food I've had in a very long time! Everything was so fresh and the egg rolls omg the egg rolls...thank you mandarin house for a great...

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  • Good121 Reviews3.9
Golden Rice Chinese Restaurant 1435 S Noland Rd, Independence
Golden Rice Chinese Restaurant
Chinese • $

Golden Rice Chinese Restaurant

1435 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055

Loved their Lo Mien and egg rolls. I order by phone and pickup drive through. Complete menu is at the drive through though but I am unsure of the wait time for...

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  • Good95 Reviews4.1

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Independence
McAlister's Deli 19130 East 39th St S Suite G, Independence
McAlister's Deli
Fast Food • $$

McAlister's Deli

19130 East 39th St S Suite G, Independence, MO 64057

We stopped here on our drive out of KC. Managed to order meals for 3 teenagers and mom and dad and everyone enjoyed what they got. The service was very good...

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  • Good151 Reviews4.1
Mugs Up Diner 10921 E Winner Rd, Independence
Mugs Up Diner
Fast Food • $

Mugs Up Diner

10921 E Winner Rd, Independence, MO 64052

spell caster for what you have done for me am so greatful my lover is back to me and we are now living happily together. Dr OYAKHIRE love spell is very...

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  • Superb52 Reviews4.6
Arby's 2531 South M, Rte 291, Independence
Arby's
Fast Food • $

Arby's

2531 South M, Rte 291, Independence, MO 64057

The lady had a difficult time understanding our order; I had to repeat it several times. After agreeing that I wanted ketchup, I didn't get it until...

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  • Good121 Reviews3.7

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Independence
Red Lobster 4328 S Noland Rd, Independence
Red Lobster
Seafood • $$

Red Lobster

4328 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055

We were there visiting from out of town for the Garth concert, we had had a pretty stressful evening with our hotel not having our reservations in order when...

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  • Good175 Reviews3.6
Captain D's 1321 S Noland Rd, Independence
Captain D's
Seafood • $

Captain D's

1321 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055

The customer service was excellent. That is why I gave five stars. My order was a little mixed up. By the time I discovered it I was home. Captain D's...

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  • Good127 Reviews3.8
Long John Silver's 11211 East 40th St S Hwy, Independence
Long John Silver's
Seafood • $

Long John Silver's

11211 East 40th St S Hwy, Independence, MO 64055

This store is the only store in 3 cities where I can get my fish fix. The Blue Springs and Lee's Summit locations closed. The food was delicious and the...

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  • Average136 Reviews3.1

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Independence
HiBoy Drive-In 16721 E Gudgell Rd, Independence
HiBoy Drive-In
Hamburger • $

HiBoy Drive-In

16721 E Gudgell Rd, Independence, MO 64055

Amazing smash burgers. Tasty and creative sides. Delectable variety of desserts. Hi-boy is hands down my favorite burger place in the KC area. I had the 1/4...

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  • Good146 Reviews4.2
Back Yard Burgers 15908 East 23rd St S, Independence
Back Yard Burgers
Burgers

Back Yard Burgers

15908 East 23rd St S, Independence, MO 64055

First timer, will be a second timer ?, I had the black and bleu burger which was delicious. Super nice older man took my order. He asked me to come back and I...

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  • Good161 Reviews4.2
Five Guys 4140 S Noland Rd, Independence
Five Guys
Burgers • $

Five Guys

4140 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055

We had been in the road for many hours. Spying a Five Guys we pulled in and this restaurant did not disappoint. The hamburgers and fries we exactly what we...

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  • Good126 Reviews3.8
Panera Bread 18800 E US Hwy 40, Independence
Panera Bread
Sandwich Shop • $

Panera Bread

18800 E US Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055

Having never ordered something in person on my own before, let alone been to Panera, I walked up to the counter and froze, unable to even look up at the menu....

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  • Good150 Reviews3.8
Subway 911 N Noland Rd G, Independence
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

911 N Noland Rd G, Independence, MO 64050

Love this place clean fresh food and staff is awesome day to.e manager is the best ever and deserves so much more you are lucky to have her a raise should be...

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  • Good70 Reviews4
Subway 1415 West 23rd St S, Independence
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

1415 West 23rd St S, Independence, MO 64050

We had a great experience! The service was great, our food was made exactly as we asked. Even though it’s aways from my house I will be making this our...

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  • Good81 Reviews3.6
Chick-fil-A 18785 East 39th St S, Independence
Chick-fil-A
Chicken • $

Chick-fil-A

18785 East 39th St S, Independence, MO 64057

If I had more time to get to Slim Chickens I would choose them. Chick-fil-A is good but the taste of conversion therapy makes me not enjoy it, at which point...

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  • Good162 Reviews4.2
Buffalo Wild Wings 20110 E Jackson Dr, Independence
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chicken Wings • $$

Buffalo Wild Wings

20110 E Jackson Dr, Independence, MO 64057

I only ever recommend going to eat when the 2-for-1 deals are available, otherwise the cost wouldn't be justified in my opinion. Wings definitely hit the...

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  • Average180 Reviews2.9
Church's Chicken 12003 E US Hwy 40, Independence
Church's Chicken
Chicken • $

Church's Chicken

12003 E US Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055

My husband has always liked churchs (i thought i liked kfc, but it turns out, i dont. Except them taters of course.) BUT Churchs has always had a knack for...

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  • Good111 Reviews3.8
Erin's Pub 3010 Rte 291, Independence
Erin's Pub
Bar & Grill • $$

Erin's Pub

3010 Rte 291, Independence, MO 64057

Service was good, food was good, and drinks were fairly priced. Located in a pretty decent spot with good parking. It is definitely a hometown pub with a huge...

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Players Club Bar & Grill 1501 S Noland Rd, Independence
Players Club Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Players Club Bar & Grill

1501 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055

I have not had anything from their kitchen but the bar was great! The bartenders are very friendly and if asked they can whip you up your favorite drinks. I...

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  • Superb80 Reviews4.5
Tavern 24 825 N Dakota Drive, 24 HWY, Independence
Tavern 24
Bar & Grill

Tavern 24

825 N Dakota Drive, 24 HWY, Independence, MO 64056

Their Prime Rib Dip is worth their weight in gold!!!! Phenomenal!Sarah and Jason are fantastic and very accommodating.If they take a suggestion, remove some of...

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  • Good35 Reviews4.2