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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’ve been coming to this restaurant since I was eight years old I am now 27, I will continue to come here, please pray this restaurant never gets shut down,...

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  • Superb496 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

Wait staff was great and very attentive. Brisket was a little overcooked and dry but had good flavor. Ribs and pulled pork were pretty good. I'd like to...

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  • Superb549 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

Brunch was so filling and wonderful! You really get so much for the price , and the food is so delicious! Service was very attentive. We never had to wait for...

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  • Superb383 Reviews4.3
Vivilore 10815 E Winner Rd, Independence
Vivilore
American • $$

Vivilore

10815 E Winner Rd, Independence, MO 64052

Best dining experience EVER! The food is superb and the atmosphere is outstanding! We are going to put this in our permanent dining rotation! The antique...

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  • Superb205 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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  • Superb329 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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  • Superb238 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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  • Superb206 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

From the moment we walked in we were treated like VIPs. The hostess wished us a happy anniversary. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The PB&J Old...

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  • Superb235 Reviews4.4
First Watch 19321. E. Highway 40 #L, Independence
First Watch
American • $$

First Watch

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

If you come to Independance,MO. I recommend the Tri-fecta breakfast and add the potatoes. The waffle is delicious as well. I'll be back here before I head...

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  • Superb194 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

Very Good service. I was a little disappointed as we were there for breakfast and I ordered biscuits and gravy and the biscuits were super dry. If the gravy...

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  • Good252 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 keep coming back because the Ribeyes are so hot, tender and juicy. The waitstaff, servers customer service and friendly, attentive service is...

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  • Superb187 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

I think their amazing they make amazing salmon too and they are not conforming to our over powered government either. These mandates are unconstitutional by...

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  • Good322 Reviews3.9
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

Really tasty food. Their Cheese steaks are on point as I any cheese steak on a given restaurants menu. While I'm praising the food their wings are far...

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  • Good224 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

Great service! We had a large party all with separate checks which is not ideal for any server but ours handled it like a pro. Island Pork is a must try. The...

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  • Superb197 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

Shout out to Los Compas for the way they handled our most recent order. My youngest has a dairy allergy, so I marked his items as "no cheese - dairy...

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  • Superb240 Reviews4.4
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

You know that local spot that everyone knows, that serves trash food out of a sketchy location that you keep coming back to? This is it.If I want a satisfying,...

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  • Superb201 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

First time going and I am in awe. Celebrating hubby and my first year anniversary. My prime rib was amazing! Our server was excellent and on top of everything....

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  • Good205 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

Dixon's is not for everyone. But, it is the best in my opinion. You can style the chili your way. No tomato sauce. Yay! We finally got a server that did...

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  • Superb217 Reviews4.4
Tim's Pizza 17201 US-40, Independence
Tim's Pizza
Pizza • $$

Tim's Pizza

17201 US-40, Independence, MO 64055

Seriously the best pizza around. Loaded with toppings, fast service, great taste. The owner and staff are always friendly and chatty. One of my favorite places...

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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

I really appreciated the company's response to my initial review. We tried it again. The service was quick and attentive to all the customers. The food...

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  • Superb201 Reviews4.4
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

I came to Score with a group of guys on our way to the Royals game. We were looking for somewhere close to have dinner and a couple drinks. We stumbled upon...

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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

Sara was our server on 9/17/2021. She was amazing. We had a very large party in celebration of my daughter's sweet 16th birthday. She was very pleasant,...

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  • Good209 Reviews4
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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  • Superb149 Reviews4.3
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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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 love this place. It reminds me of childhood, although I'm not sure who's. ? I love how many flavors of shakes they have. My favorite is the...

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  • Good166 Reviews4.2
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

We love this location better than the other two. We constantly see the owner behind the counter and feel that must be one of the reasons for the consistently...

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  • Superb179 Reviews4.4
Smokehouse Barbecue - Independence 19000 East 39th St S, Independence
Smokehouse Barbecue - Independence
Barbeque • $$

Smokehouse Barbecue - Independence

19000 East 39th St S, Independence, MO 64057

Husband and I dine out at least 2 a month and always go to the independence location. Order is the same each time. House salad, fried mushrooms; large baked...

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  • Good220 Reviews3.9
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

The food was great, the service was very friendly. Loved the atmosphere, and decor. The tenderloin sandwich was very good. The fried chicken was hot and...

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  • Good178 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

They had their doors wide open like a lot of businesses should do in order to invite or welcomeI I ordered their steak nacho platter and it was most tasty as...

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  • Superb132 Reviews4.6
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 had a great experience here. The best Italian you can get around here! Ashley C. was our waitress, with a genuine smile you could see through her mask! She...

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  • Good174 Reviews4.1

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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  • Superb96 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

IPA and Red Sangria with 1800 shots. Followed by Rattlesnake Pasta and Chicken Madeira what's not to love? Considering it was one of the few thing open...

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  • Good220 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

Destyni greeted us with kind eyes as we looked over the menu. She did a great job. Was extremely attentive, always asking us if we needed anything as she...

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  • Good181 Reviews4.2

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Independence
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...

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

Pizza Ranch

4660 S Bass Pro Dr, Independence, MO 64055

Food was very good... Excellent pizza and dessert pizza with ice cream mmmTheir fried chicken and mashed potatoes n gravy are very good also just not as good...

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  • Good194 Reviews3.7
Fun House Pizza & Pub 13002 US-40, Independence
Fun House Pizza & Pub
Pizza • $$

Fun House Pizza & Pub

13002 US-40, Independence, MO 64055

Funhouse has tasted the exact same for the thirty years that I’ve been going to it. Cheese to the edges, toppings in excess, we’ll cooked and let corn on...

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  • Good172 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

Best hitting gem best Mexican food ever!!! Got to go try it plentiful hot fresh excellent service and I didn't think I liked Mexican food they made me a...

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  • Superb153 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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  • Superb123 Reviews4.5

Chinese Restaurants

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

Cathay Express

15411 US-24, Independence, MO 64050

Amazing spring rolls…with whole shrimp. Best I’ve ever had. I don’t live in the area anymore, but always stop to pick some up when I’m in the area. The...

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  • Good141 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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  • Good124 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 place is very small so the buffet is usually only ok unless you get there right when it opens. The price is very very reasonable though. If you just want...

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  • Good97 Reviews4.1

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Independence
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

Was on a mission to find which was best french dip and club sandwich. So picked up both and a chipotle chicken potato. All three were tremendously good. The...

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  • Good151 Reviews4.2
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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  • Superb54 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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  • Good124 Reviews3.6

Seafood Restaurants

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

Red Lobster

4328 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055

Very good food and excellent service. The restaurant was spotlessly clean. The food was seasoned just perfect. I enjoyed the grilled trout, and the muscles app...

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  • Good182 Reviews3.7
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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  • Good131 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

Long John Silver's is my wife's favorite place to eat. I chose to go through the DT. The young lady at the window was very customer oriented. She did...

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  • Average145 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

Great food one of the best in town on my opinion my only complaint is the dont due value meals. You must pick burger side and then if ya want order a drink...

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  • Good152 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

Ordered online for pickup last night. I have to say this was the best cheeseburger I have had in a very long time! Fresh hot & delicious, but the...

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  • Good127 Reviews3.8
Panera Bread 18800 E US Hwy 40, Independence
Panera Bread
Sandwich Shop • $

Panera Bread

18800 E US Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055

Consistently great food! We've enjoyed having an option that's a little healthier, even having some desserts without food dyes, natural sweeteners...

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  • Good158 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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  • Good71 Reviews3.9
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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  • Good83 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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  • Good166 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

Really good boneless wingsBut I thought they should of been hot (to the touch) but they were just warm. The nice gal brought me out some more. They too were...

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  • Average192 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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  • Good115 Reviews3.7
Erin's Pub 3010 Rte 291, Independence
Erin's Pub
Bar & Grill • $$

Erin's Pub

3010 Rte 291, Independence, MO 64057

Pretty comfortable little bar with some really good snacks. One star is removed because most of their mixed drinks have hardly any alcohol in them and they are...

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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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  • Superb81 Reviews4.5
Hy-Vee Market Grille Express 4545 S Noland Rd, Independence
Hy-Vee Market Grille Express
Bar & Grill • $$

Hy-Vee Market Grille Express

4545 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055

I was hired last weekend to Face Paint for Alex's Lemonade Stand Charity. I set my Paints and equipment up in the front of the store .the staff and...

  • Good78 Reviews3.3
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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  • Good212 Reviews3.9
Pappy's Den 10805 E Truman Rd, Independence
Pappy's Den
Sports Bar • $$

Pappy's Den

10805 E Truman Rd, Independence, MO 64052

Nice little drinking spot. Had a couple bourbon and cokes, with some cashews and olives on ice. Everything was served as I requested. Recommend you give it...

  • Superb61 Reviews4.5
Hooters 19850 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence
Hooters
Sports Bar • $$

Hooters

19850 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO 64055

My first time having food from this location they delivered to my brothers house bacon cheeseburger and frys were delicious and hot and fresh thanks again Iam...

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  • Average155 Reviews2.7