The 10 Best Mom & Pop Restaurants in Kansas!

Independent mom and pop restaurants are still thriving across the United States, especially in Kansas. These storied eateries are pillars of a community—serving up decades-old recipes and home-style dishes. Prepare to dig into a meal that tastes like it was cooked up in your mom’s kitchen. Here are the 10 best mom and pop restaurants in the state. 

1. Otto’s Café, Pittsburg, KS

Otto’s Café in Pittsburg has been serving folks good home-cooked meals for a lot of years and the tradition continues. Great food at great prices and a lot of friendly faces.

2. The Chef Café, Manhattan, KS

For generations of owner families have contributed to the success of the Chef Café in Manhattan. They have been preparing some the best hometown food around, unique and the food is delicious, home-style!

3. Miss B’s Café, Louisburg, KS

Miss B’s Café in Louisburg is like coming home for lunch or breakfast. Good food, good services and a great staff make this “mom & pop” café a comfy place to “B.”

4. Riverside Café, Multiple locations

The minute you walk in the door and smell what is cooking, you feel at home at the Riverside Café. And bring your appetite!

5. Pop’s Diner, Peabody, KS

Come hungry to Pop’s Diner in Peabody for an awesome meal and friendly service. Home cooked food, smiling faces make everyone gratified.

6. Aunt Netters Café, Lecompton, KS

If you have been craving a home cooked meal but you don’t want to cook, then stop by Aunt Netters Café in Lecompton. This café serves the best home-cooked, “comfort food.”

7. The Paisley Pear Café, Hays, KS

The Paisley Pear Café in Hays invites you to lunch five days a week. Homemade sandwiches and salads served just like mom used to make. And you can also enjoy brewed teas and coffees, along with a homemade pastry. 

8. The Chicken House, Olpe, KS

Take the family to the Chicken House in Olpe and enjoy a home-cooked meal just like mom and pop make. They make the best comfort food for the locals and for travelers. 

9. Dutch Kitchen Restaurant, Hutchinson, KS

Food cooked the way the Amish have always made their food, home-cooked, and home-style. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner and don’t forget to order desert!

10. Mom’s Bar & Grill, Seward, KS

Locals and visitors have been eating their favorite comfort food meal at Mom’s Bar & Grill for close to 20 years. Come and enjoy the friendly atmosphere and order the best home-cooked food. 

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