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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

I found this restaurant thanks to Google. I chose this restaurant based off of reviews. Hands down this is the best Italian restaurant I have been to in a long...

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  • Superb454 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

Ordered bacon ships and jalapeno bites on the back deck today. #1 - the handmade jalapeno bites are the best I've ever had! And of course bacon chips - I...

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  • Superb508 Reviews4.7
Vivilore 10815 E Winner Rd, Independence
Vivilore
American • $$

Vivilore

10815 E Winner Rd, Independence, MO 64052

This place is so charming it would not matter how the food tastes. But as a bonus, the food was AMAZING! I had the chicken salad sandwich which I do...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.7
Thai Kitchen 19321 E US Hwy 40 A, Independence
Thai Kitchen
Thai • $$

Thai Kitchen

19321 E US Hwy 40 A, Independence, MO 64055

Most of the time the food is superior! It can be a bit hit and miss varying from 3-stars to 5-stars. The spicy basil wings, calamari, dumplings and duck roll...

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  • Superb165 Reviews4.7
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

Absolutely the BEST truly Authentic Mexican Restaurant in Independence!!!! Everything we tried was spot on! So very happy to find this place after 7 months of...

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  • Superb215 Reviews4.5
First Watch 19321. E. Highway 40 #L, Independence
First Watch
American • $$

First Watch

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

Great food, excellent service. The restaurant was very clean and they have a great healthy menu. If you want a great place to have breakfast or lunch please...

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  • Superb162 Reviews4.5
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

As a vegetarian with limited food options in Independence, Missouri - I approve this place ? I had the veggie pad thai & the thai cucumber salad! The pad...

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  • Superb176 Reviews4.4
Los Compas Mexican Restaurant 18009 US-24, Independence
Los Compas Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $

Los Compas Mexican Restaurant

18009 US-24, Independence, MO 64056

Excellent food and service. Just beware, what they call the big margaritas are anything but big. They are enormous!!! Highly recommend this fantastic Mexican...

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  • Superb213 Reviews4.5
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

If you are looking for a nice dinner date then this is the place to go. I came here with a group of friends and everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the Grilled...

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  • Superb164 Reviews4.4
Corner Cafe Independence 4215 S Little Blue Pkwy, Independence
Corner Cafe Independence
American • $$

Corner Cafe Independence

4215 S Little Blue Pkwy, Independence, MO 64057

Had a great experience from the time we walked in to the time we walked out the door. The Hostess seated us right as we walked in the door. Our server was...

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  • Good202 Reviews4.2
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

Saints is a great place to spend some time outside! They are dog friendly and even brought a bowl out filled with ice water for my fur baby. They have yummy...

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  • Good188 Reviews4.2
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

We absolutely love brunch at V’s. The food is incredibly delicious. The good options are abundant. The bottomless mimosas are fantastic. Service is...

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  • Good186 Reviews4.2
LongHorn Steakhouse 17800 East 39th St S, Independence
LongHorn Steakhouse
Steak House • $$

LongHorn Steakhouse

17800 East 39th St S, Independence, MO 64055

Never disappointed when I come to longhorn , been coming here for years just don't get to come as often as I like ! My husband and I came last night and I...

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  • Superb164 Reviews4.3
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 love this place because I love the burgers there not to run of the mill burgers.The fries are good and who doesn't love root beer from time to time....

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  • Superb165 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

The atmosphere and did was great. Although, Happy hour is only in the bar area. So if you wanted to get the appetizers from that menu although it was given to...

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  • Good166 Reviews4.2
Tim's Pizza 17201 US-40, Independence
Tim's Pizza
Pizza • $$

Tim's Pizza

17201 US-40, Independence, MO 64055

Best pizza in Kansas City area. Was just back in town from out of state and made a point to get some. Normally not a fan of Canadian bacon but you have to get...

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  • Superb146 Reviews4.3
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

This place is the bomb and Lori rocks it! Great food, great fun, great entertainment, great value for your money and just an all around great place. And I...

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Palomino's Restaurant 10219 US-24, Independence
Palomino's Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Palomino's Restaurant

10219 US-24, Independence, MO 64053

I always have the best experience! It’s a cozy lil restaurant! Perfect for a personal date or private time. The food is more the perfect. Big portions for an...

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  • Superb108 Reviews4.5
The Big Biscuit 16506 E US Hwy 40, Independence
The Big Biscuit
Breakfast • $

The Big Biscuit

16506 E US Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055

The only decent grits that I have found in Missouri so far. BUT, they serve the grits with margarine (uugghhh) so be sure to ask for real butter if you are a...

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  • Superb169 Reviews4.4
Rheinland 208 N Main St, Independence
Rheinland
German • $$

Rheinland

208 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050

We enjoy going out. Yesterday we went to this delicious restaurant which we didn’t know before. We passed a lovely time there with delicious cooking and a...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.3
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

My experience here was very pleasant! I loved the look and feeling of the dining area the decor was a little off the wall. The chicken fried chicken was...

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  • Good152 Reviews4.2
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

I tried La Fuente for the first time and it was excellent! I've only had the tacos, but they were great! I plan to go back and try other dished , which...

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  • Superb184 Reviews4.4
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

Who would think there's such a difference in a good taco and a fantastic, explode in your mouth with flavor, and a light crunch taco. I didn't want...

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  • Superb180 Reviews4.3
Square Pizza 208 W Maple Ave, Independence
Square Pizza
Pizza • $$

Square Pizza

208 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050

Square pizza has my vote for the best calzone in KC. Located on the square in Independence they have made to order calzones with a crispy crust and stuffed...

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  • Superb128 Reviews4.3
Carrabba's Italian Grill 19900 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Italian • $$

Carrabba's Italian Grill

19900 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO 64055

We arrived around 530 Friday evening got seated right away. Our waiter (Cody) promptly greeted my wife and I. Ordered an appetizer drinks. His knowledge of...

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  • Good157 Reviews4.1
McAlister's Deli 19130 East 39th St S G, Independence
McAlister's Deli
Fast Food • $$

McAlister's Deli

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

Had help from a very nice young man named Aidan. He must be new there because I have never seen him. He was very knowledgeable of the menu and had great...

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  • Good138 Reviews4.2
Smokehouse Barbecue - Independence 19000 East 39th St S, Independence
Smokehouse Barbecue - Independence
Barbeque • $$

Smokehouse Barbecue - Independence

19000 East 39th St S, Independence, MO 64057

Just want to saw the food here is amazing. Last week I called in and got a dinner for 2, with briquettes, pork and chicken. Got mac & cheese as well as a...

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  • Good186 Reviews3.9
Twin Peaks Restaurant 19821 E Jackson Dr, Independence
Twin Peaks Restaurant
Sports Bar • $$

Twin Peaks Restaurant

19821 E Jackson Dr, Independence, MO 64057

First time trying. Was really good food. The server...not so much. I get that that s place is geared towards men but when 2 women come in for lunch, we would...

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  • Good182 Reviews3.9
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

This is one of my favorite restaurants! You get your food raw buffet style and they cook it on the spot. Not only is it the freshest you could ask for but...

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  • Good164 Reviews4
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

I would cross the country (and I have) for these amazing hamburgers. These are the best burgers in the city. Have loved this place since I was a kid and now...

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  • Superb145 Reviews4.4

American Restaurants

American in Independence
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 gotten all the way home before realizing a meal was missing and had to return and wait for the meal to be prepared while the rest of the food got cold....

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  • Good180 Reviews3.8
La Plaza Restaurant 11000 E Winner Rd, Independence
La Plaza Restaurant
American • $$

La Plaza Restaurant

11000 E Winner Rd, Independence, MO 64052

By far the best Mexican food I have had in the last several years. Wonderful service directly from the owners of the restaurant. I had shrimp fajitas, which...

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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

Usually a great experience,... not this time, server was horrible. Food was great! Never checked on us or refilled drinks!!*** Update**Quick response from...

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  • Good129 Reviews4.1

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Independence
Old Chicago 4661 S Cochise Dr, Independence
Old Chicago
Pizza • $$

Old Chicago

4661 S Cochise Dr, Independence, MO 64055

We had delicious food and our waiter Daryl was great. The hostess was quite abrupt and the wait time at 3 in the afternoon made no sense, especially with...

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  • Good159 Reviews3.8
Pizza Ranch 4660 S Bass Pro Dr, Independence
Pizza Ranch
Pizza • $$

Pizza Ranch

4660 S Bass Pro Dr, Independence, MO 64055

Food always good always fresh great salad bar excellent value for your money Which they had had vegetables and mashed potatoes and gravy instead of partial...

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  • Good165 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...

  • Superb87 Reviews4.3

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Independence
Ranchero's Mexican Food 17106 US-24, Independence
Ranchero's Mexican Food
Mexican • $

Ranchero's Mexican Food

17106 US-24, Independence, MO 64056

I love this place!! We have 3 Mexican restaurants in our town. I like them all for different reasons. This place has the BEST BREAKFAST BURRITOS!! I...

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  • Superb109 Reviews4.6
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

Taco Thursday good stuffI had Al Pastor which is porkNot over seasoned with Cilantro and white onionsChips on the edge of fried too muchTasted like a flour...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.6
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

One of my favorites! Their tacos are fantastic and their salsa is perfect! It's a small, unassuming restaurant, with authentic Mexican flavor. Don't...

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  • Superb125 Reviews4.4

Chinese Restaurants

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

Cathay Express

15411 US-24, Independence, MO 64050

They have been the best since I was a kid seriously this is one of The originals that's been around for many years and it will stay many more years to...

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  • Good114 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

This is my son's and my first choice when we order chinese food to go! They have a great selection, especially the chef's specialties. I love their...

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  • Good85 Reviews4.1
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

I have always enjoyed eating at the Mandarin House and have recommended this place, but today I ordered what I always order Moo Soo Shrimp and the cabbage in...

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  • Good112 Reviews3.8

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Independence
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

HiBoy, you win.The Service, the HiBoy, the stuffed spudz, the Heath Cyclone, it was all outstanding.Being there took me back to my childhood. I can tell this...

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  • Good139 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

I love this place! The zip burger is so good, loose meat hamburger with spices, onions & mustard. If I was really hungry I would go with the double zip...

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  • Superb41 Reviews4.6
Arby's 2531 South M, Rte 291, Independence
Arby's
Fast Food • $

Arby's

2531 South M, Rte 291, Independence, MO 64057

I didn't have a good experience with this restaurant. I ordered fish sandwich with no sauce. I got double sauce. I couldn't keep the fish from...

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  • Good105 Reviews3.6

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Independence
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

If you are looking for a place similar to Joe's Crab Shack, this is it! Their seafood boil is amazing and with the option to choose your heat level I...

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

Red Lobster

4328 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055

Usually pretty satisfied and love the rewards but my husband and I went today at lunch time (we usually go for dinner). I had the Ultimate Feast and I was...

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  • Good156 Reviews3.7
Captain D's 1321 S Noland Rd, Independence
Captain D's
Seafood • $

Captain D's

1321 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055

Tilapia was very good green beans and broccoli. Saturday nice they close at 7 p.m. I arrive at 7:15. Had to heat it up when I got home. Was still very good....

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  • Good109 Reviews3.8

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

Best onion rings in the Universe! No question. The end - I win.Good old fashion style burger restaurant with geat flavor, reasonable prices and good portion...

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  • Good129 Reviews4.1
Back Yard Burgers 15908 East 23rd St S, Independence
Back Yard Burgers
Burgers

Back Yard Burgers

15908 East 23rd St S, Independence, MO 64055

Today was my first time trying their burgers and I was not disappointed! I really love the fries, and the ice cream is soooo yummy! It tastes homemade....

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  • Good143 Reviews4.1
Hardee's 16800 E Gudgell Rd, Independence
Hardee's
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $$

Hardee's

16800 E Gudgell Rd, Independence, MO 64055

Only dropped a star because big Ray got a BIG ATTITUDE! Good thing the lady working the window still managed to make the experience good. Despite her having...

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  • Good79 Reviews3.6
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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  • Good139 Reviews3.8
Subway 911 N Noland Rd Suite G, Independence
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

911 N Noland Rd Suite 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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  • Good67 Reviews3.9
Subway 2650 S Hub Dr Suite G, Independence
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

2650 S Hub Dr Suite G, Independence, MO 64055

Aniya is wonderful. Our 1st visit she took time to help us with the app. &how to to it. We have been back because of the patience and kindness of helping...

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  • Good62 Reviews3.8
Chick-fil-A 18785 East 39th St S, Independence
Chick-fil-A
Chicken • $

Chick-fil-A

18785 East 39th St S, Independence, MO 64057

I Love this place. Order takers are very cordial. Most of all the food is prepared by your order which means they send it out of the window steaming hot....

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  • Superb146 Reviews4.3
Buffalo Wild Wings 20110 E Jackson Dr, Independence
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chicken Wings • $$

Buffalo Wild Wings

20110 E Jackson Dr, Independence, MO 64057

Food was good, service was slow. Waited 30 minutes for adult beverages.The manager (freddy) reached out to us and asked us to come back. Service was much...

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  • Average155 Reviews3
Church's Chicken 12003 E US Hwy 40, Independence
Church's Chicken
Chicken • $

Church's Chicken

12003 E US Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055

This place has great food & customer service. Was very appreciative of their attention to a problem we had and was able to get it resolved. Thank you...

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  • Good98 Reviews3.7
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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  • Superb97 Reviews4.4
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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  • Superb73 Reviews4.5
Ron's Roadhouse 10817 E Truman Rd, Independence
Ron's Roadhouse
Bar & Grill

Ron's Roadhouse

10817 E Truman Rd, Independence, MO 64052

Spacious inside and nice seating area outside. Plenty of parking! Great venue for live bands! Beer was cold and always ready! Pool tables and darts! Visit them...

  • Good42 Reviews4