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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 meant to write an actual review and forgot, so I am editing this after the fact.Food and wine were excellent. We went for a rehearsal dinner and it was so...

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  • Superb463 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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  • Superb519 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

The food and service is amazing. Must try if In the area. Don’t be scared if you are not familiar with Thai food. They will help you order something you will...

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  • Superb185 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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  • Superb180 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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  • Superb217 Reviews4.5
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

The servers went above and beyond expectations. A lot of us didn't want the buffet so they let us wait until 2:00 pm to order. The food was incredible and the...

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

First Watch

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

Breakfast eatery with a healthy tilt. Seated quickly. Biscuit and turkey gravy, eggs O/M, potatoes. All very good. Friendly attentive staff. 1st time. Very...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.5
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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  • Superb221 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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  • Superb169 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

I did online order and curbside pickup. My experience was great. My food was amazing! I called when I arrived and they were out in less than 5. My food was hot...

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  • Good212 Reviews4.2
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 have over 20 years of corporate customer service experience, fine dining is no strangerto me. This was one of the best dining experiences I've had in...

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  • Superb186 Reviews4.3
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

Food was wonderful and we would definitely be back. I love how we can use the QR codes not just for menus but to pay as well. The only thing is that I feel as...

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  • Good196 Reviews4.2
LongHorn Steakhouse 17800 East 39th St S, Independence
LongHorn Steakhouse
Steak House • $$

LongHorn Steakhouse

17800 East 39th St S, Independence, MO 64055

We were just in there and as always the food was top notch.This is a shout out to our Amazing server Arianna, you made our day in there amazing, even when my...

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  • Superb171 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

Decided to try this place . Ordered a double cheeseburger which was there super burger . Bit into it not knowing they we're lose meat sandwiches . And omg...

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  • Superb173 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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  • Good176 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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The Big Biscuit 16506 E US Hwy 40, Independence
The Big Biscuit
Breakfast • $

The Big Biscuit

16506 E US Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055

We were here this weekend for brunch and it was packed to the max. We were able to wait in the car for thirty minutes and they called us to come in for our...

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  • Superb177 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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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

Took my mom here for an early Mother's Day lunch. The food was great and the service was wonderful as well! The place is absolutely huge inside. They...

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  • Good157 Reviews4.2
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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  • Superb139 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

The worker was very polite, professional and kept a Smile on her face while serving myself and the others.. The food was good!! It was my first time in Score...

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  • Superb107 Reviews4.5
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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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

This is a wonderful, very local, diner. The chili is unusual and nothing you think of when you think of a big bowl of chili. With that said, it's...

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  • Superb187 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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  • Superb133 Reviews4.3
Twin Peaks Restaurant 19821 E Jackson Dr, Independence
Twin Peaks Restaurant
Sports Bar • $$

Twin Peaks Restaurant

19821 E Jackson Dr, Independence, MO 64057

Took my friend out for his birthday at twin peaks only advice I can give is if you go out to smoke put coasters on your drink so your table isn't cleared...

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  • Good196 Reviews3.9
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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  • Superb157 Reviews4.4
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

It's been quite some time since we dined here, and the entire experience was enjoyable. We were seated in the bar area, and the service was great. The...

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  • Good159 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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  • Good142 Reviews4.2
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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  • Superb118 Reviews4.6
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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  • Good189 Reviews3.9

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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  • Good193 Reviews3.8
La Plaza Restaurant 11000 E Winner Rd, Independence
La Plaza Restaurant
American • $$

La Plaza Restaurant

11000 E Winner Rd, Independence, MO 64052

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

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  • Superb88 Reviews4.4
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

Loved our waitress, Terra. Should have ordered the chicken pot pie, we got a steaks it was ok, kiddos got the chicken strip basket which were great. Stick to...

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  • Good208 Reviews3.4

Pizza Restaurants

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

Old Chicago

4661 S Cochise Dr, Independence, MO 64055

My Father-in-law took our family here when my kids wanted pizza. I live deep dish pizza and it was delicious. My son had his own little pizza and my daughter...

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  • Good170 Reviews3.9
Pizza Ranch 4660 S Bass Pro Dr, Independence
Pizza Ranch
Pizza • $$

Pizza Ranch

4660 S Bass Pro Dr, Independence, MO 64055

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 and...

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  • Good182 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...

  • Superb90 Reviews4.3

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Independence
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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  • Superb107 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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  • Superb128 Reviews4.4
Pancho's Mexican Food 11407 E US Hwy 24, Independence
Pancho's Mexican Food
Mexican • $$

Pancho's Mexican Food

11407 E US Hwy 24, Independence, MO 64054

Their food is descent, their service is good, big plus for being open 24 hours. I wish they would offer tacos with flour tortillas (not just corn). You get a...

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  • Good171 Reviews3.8

Chinese Restaurants

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

Cathay Express

15411 US-24, Independence, MO 64050

This restaurant has been around for quite awhile and has always had really good food and service! Definitely the best Chinese food on 24 Hwy! Love it that they...

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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

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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  • Good86 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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  • Good114 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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  • Good144 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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  • Superb43 Reviews4.6
DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant 4045 Little Blue Pkwy, Independence
DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant
Fast Food • $

DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant

4045 Little Blue Pkwy, Independence, MO 64057

Aside from the 100% awful experience I had with my girlfriend while there, it was very clean and the staff were very good at their jobs and so polite. This...

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  • Good90 Reviews3.8

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

Great service, wonderful food, excellent portions! It was delicious and I had enough left for dinner that night! Loved it, wish there was one in Kansas...

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

Red Lobster

4328 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055

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 little...

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  • Good161 Reviews3.6
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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  • Good116 Reviews3.8

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Independence
Back Yard Burgers 15908 East 23rd St S, Independence
Back Yard Burgers
Burgers

Back Yard Burgers

15908 East 23rd St S, Independence, MO 64055

Back Yard Burgers has the best grilled burgers. They have quite a few verities to choose from. Also battered fries, waffle fries and onion rings. As well as...

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  • Good156 Reviews4.2
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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  • Good132 Reviews4.1
Five Guys 4140 S Noland Rd, Independence
Five Guys
Burgers • $

Five Guys

4140 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055

Best place for REAL burgers and real French fries. Not just any fries but you can order fries with Cajun seasoning and its amazing. Their shakes are so yummy....

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  • Good117 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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  • Good138 Reviews3.9
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 like the fact that they now have 10 piece chicken bits on small rolls for breakfast. I lucked out on my latest visit there was just on car in front of me....

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  • Good150 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

The girl that helped me was so sweet! Unfortunately I didn’t get her name but she was amazing. I ordered online and even though they were a little busy and I...

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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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  • Good104 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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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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  • Superb75 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...

  • Good46 Reviews4