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American Restaurants in Independence

4.7 - 525 votes

Hours: 11AM - 8PM

1101 W US Hwy 24, Independence
(816) 252-2275

A Little BBQ Joint

If I could give this place more stars, I would gladly. Some of the best, most authentic bbq I’ve had in a very long time. For being a small little joint,... More reviews

4.7 - 186 votes

Hours: Closed today

10815 E Winner Rd, Independence
(816) 836-2222


Wonderful! You would not expect this wonderful a restaurant, with such a skilled chef, in such an out of the way location. The food is second to none! Th... More reviews

4.5 - 172 votes

Hours: 7AM - 2:30PM

19321. E. Highway 40 #L, Independence
(816) 795-0814

First Watch

Service and food quality is very important to me and First Watch is my go to restaurant for both! Excellent as usual ? More reviews

4.4 - 188 votes

Hours: 6:30AM - 2:30PM

16506 E US Hwy 40, Independence
(816) 478-6958

The Big Biscuit

I was expecting more. I like biscuits but the biscuits weren't anything special. I also don't like margarine and had to ask for real butter. Sh... More reviews

4.2 - 228 votes

Hours: 6AM - 9PM

4215 S Little Blue Pkwy, Independence
(816) 350-7000

Corner Cafe Independence

Our favorite place to eat chicken livers, cinnamon rolls, and everything else. Service is friendly. Price is reasonable. More reviews

4.4 - 173 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 8PM

201 N Main St, Independence
(816) 461-4525

Ophelia's Restaurant & Inn

The food and service were both outstanding I would definitely eat here again if I'm in the area. The staff was extremely friendly and even offered ... More reviews

4.4 - 158 votes

Hours: 10AM - 9PM

12401 E US Hwy 40 #5930, Independence
(816) 356-1221

Big Boy Burgers

After decades of going here. The new owners are not living up to the tradition that I was accustom to. The lobby has remained closed, with the constant e... More reviews

4.2 - 196 votes

Hours: 12PM - 1:30AM

20220 E Jackson Dr, Independence
(816) 795-9900

Saints Pub + Patio Independence

The service was great, the food was top notch bar food and they had changing tables in the men's room. Not to mention, they have massive plastic to ... More reviews

4.3 - 171 votes

Hours: 11AM - 10PM

17800 East 39th St S, Independence
(816) 373-0716

LongHorn Steakhouse

Excellent food. Had a KC strip steak, baked potato, and salad. Everything was cooked perfectly. Highly recommend eating here. More reviews

4.2 - 185 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

19721 E Jackson Dr, Independence
(816) 795-9200

Hereford House - Independence

We had a wonderful meal here. We got the filet medallions, cooked rate, and they were delightful! Our server, Andrew V. was INCREDIBLE! Give him a raise!... More reviews

4.2 - 159 votes

Hours: 10:30AM - 10PM

4220 S Little Blue Pkwy, Independence
(816) 886-5167


Ordered a brewhaus burger first time I should of known not to order it close to closing time—was dried out tasted like it was in warming tray for 20 minu... More reviews

4.2 - 157 votes

Hours: 11AM - 8PM

113 W Lexington Ave, Independence
(816) 252-0344

The Court House Exchange

Historical restaurant. The food and service were good. Make sure you check out the over 100 years old bar that the President Truman sat. More reviews

3.9 - 196 votes

Hours: 11AM - 11PM

19821 E Jackson Dr, Independence
(816) 795-7710

Twin Peaks Restaurant

Horrible experience. I was trying to place large company order over the phone and the girl answering the phone today 7/23 kept hanging up on me and sever... More reviews

4.1 - 156 votes

Hours: 6AM - 10PM

4053 S Little Blue Pkwy, Independence
(816) 559-3918

Black Bear Diner Independence

I've been to the location in Vegas and really liked it. This location was just as good. OJ is amazing and my kiddo liked her Tri Tip Dip. I got brea... More reviews

3.9 - 170 votes

Hours: 11AM - 2AM

4661 S Cochise Dr, Independence
(816) 350-3559

Old Chicago

Fantastic menu selection. It's a pretty good place to just chill with friends and maybe watch a game. More reviews

3.7 - 201 votes

Hours: 11AM - 11PM

18700 E 38th Terrace S, Independence
(816) 795-7077

54th Street Grill & Bar

Second time eating here and got sick. I don’t know if cooks, staff aren’t washing their hands or the food is old but both times my stomach didn’t agree. ... More reviews

4 - 145 votes

Hours: 6AM - 11PM

3939 S Bolger Rd, Independence
(816) 478-0444

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

The food was very good. The lobby was filled with customers. Had to wait almost an 1hour to be seated. No help!But the help they had was very courteous e... More reviews

3.7 - 182 votes

Hours: 11AM - 8PM

4660 S Bass Pro Dr, Independence
(816) 478-1100

Pizza Ranch

Always had good experiences here. Hard to decide between the pizzas and chicken. Have some good specialty pizzas. Enjoy their salad bar too, much better... More reviews

4.4 - 88 votes

Hours: 7AM - 10PM

11000 E Winner Rd, Independence
(816) 836-8688

La Plaza Restaurant

One of our favorite places in Englewood (Independence). Been going for 9+ years. Authentic central american and mexican food. The people are great. Pup... More reviews

3.6 - 198 votes

Hours: 11AM - 10PM

18810 E US Hwy 40, Independence
(816) 795-5678

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews

The food was great! I had a Burning Love burger. But, the service was lacking and it wasnt even that busy...?‍♂️ More reviews

3.7 - 168 votes

Hours: 7AM - 9PM

4110 S Lee's Summit Rd, Independence
(816) 373-3341

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Stellar! I think I'm addicted to Cracker Barrel. I order them through DD. They have generous portions and the fixings are a great bonus. I really re... More reviews

3.6 - 178 votes

Hours: 10AM - 12AM

4600 S Cochise Ct, Independence
(816) 350-1000

Main Event Independence

Went bowling, you can order food and drinks and a server will bring it to your bowling lane. The summer Shirley drink (Shirley Temple for us older folks)... More reviews

3.6 - 161 votes

Hours: 11AM - 10PM

4328 S Noland Rd, Independence
(816) 373-0769

Red Lobster

Father's day here was a fine choice. Food was fresh hot and delicious. Staff were pleasant and prompt. Had to send the wife's steak back for a ... More reviews

4.6 - 48 votes

Hours: 11AM - 5PM

10921 E Winner Rd, Independence
(816) 503-9550

Mugs Up Diner

1969 my very first job! Best root beer. Best Root Beer Floats (Black Cow) anywhere. Can’t believe it’s still there. If I was still in Independence, I’d g... More reviews

3.8 - 116 votes

Hours: 10:45AM - 8PM

1321 S Noland Rd, Independence
(816) 252-6288

Captain D's

Had a hard time ordering in the drive-thru. Kept having to repeat ourselves. The food was good when we finally got it. This doesn't happen when we c... More reviews

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