Wichita Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Wichita

April 14, 2018 Deane Carmody

Dorothy clicked her heels to return to Kansas, and you'll want to do the same after you've visited this one-time cattle town turned modern, booming city, where the spirit of the Old West lives on. To get a feel of the early pioneer days, visit the recreated village at the Old Cowtown Museum. For a slightly more eccentric experience, visit the Museum of Ancient Treasures, which has everything from a baseball signed by Joe DiMaggio to a shrunken head. The Indian Center Museum features works by Plains Indian artists. Wichita is an aircraft manufacturing center, and the Kansas Aviation Museum honors pioneers in the field, as well as housing model planes. Exploration Place gives kids more insights into aviation and other scientific wonders. For nature and wildlife, check out Botanica's lovely gardens or head over to the Sedgwick County Zoo, home to over 350 species of animals. Wichita stays up when the sun goes down: there's nightlife, culture, karaoke and cuisine for all tastes.
Things to do in Wichita

1. Red Rock Canyon Grill

1844 N Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67206-4203 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 316-636-1844
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 673 reviews

Red Rock Canyon Grill

Reviewed By Darla W

This is literally my favorite restaurant. It's a bit pricey for our budget, so it is our special occasion dinner destination. I was disappointed that the tenderloins were removed from the menu, but it is not hard to find something equally delicious. The ceasar salad with sweet cornbread croutons is fantastic... as is their sweet cornbread.

2. Sabor Latin Bar & Grill

309 N Mead St, Wichita, KS 67202-2721 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 316-201-4880
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 302 reviews

Sabor Latin Bar & Grill

Reviewed By Jean Ann F - Mukilteo, Washington, United States

I enjoyed the varied selection, as I'm adhering to a Paleo diet and it was easy enough to find something wonderful on the menu.

3. Bite Me BBQ

132 N Saint Francis St, Wichita, KS 67202-2608 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner 316-729-2904
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 358 reviews

Bite Me BBQ

Bite Me BBQ is an upscale BBQ restaurant with wait staff service, beer and cocktails. Along with BBQ we also provide some traditional foods along with our smoked meat Mexican menu. We also have 12 TV's for your sports enjoyment. Hours of operation are - Closed Sundays, Mon-Thurs, 11-9 PM. Fri/Sat., 11-10 PM. We also feature our smoked prime rib dinner on Fri/Sat from 5PM to close. 12, 16 and 24 oz. cuts are available. Come in and check us out

Reviewed By Joel C

Came here with 3 friends and got the 3 meat platter with the pulled pork, Turkey, and brisket. It took several attempts to flag down the waitress to put in our order, as it felt like that she forgot about us after 15min. Overall, it was pretty good, though the brisket left a lot to be desired.

4. Newport Grill

1900 N Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67206-1256 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 18 - SGD 39 +1 316-636-9555
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 324 reviews

Newport Grill

Reviewed By Voyageur100 - Pittsburgh

I visited just before Christmas with a party of 10, all family in town for the holiday. Good appetizers, including calamari, hummus and others. But the service was poor and the meals were overpriced and poorly presented.

My full plate scallops with green beans and squash pasta was tasty but had only 3 small scallops. I've never been served such a measly portion as an entree for nearly $40. My brother in law's medium steak came out rare. Then it was taken back and brought out well done. He ended up eating mashed potatoes for dinner. My daughter's order of shrimp wasn't served at all. Shrimp were added to my husband's pork chop so we assumed they were hers and got a salad dish and scraped off portions of his food for her. We never got her sides.

The management did nothing to correct these errors and demanded full payment for misserved dinners. They did not offer any free substitute or dessert or anything to make up for their mistakes. If your entree is wrong at this place, you are expected to order another, wait for it and pay for both entrees. Or, you can sit there and go hungry. Yes, as a table we paid several hundred dollars to leave hungry. I won't be back to Newport Grill again. Not worth the hassle.

5. Ziggys Pizza East

3700 E Douglas Ave, #100, Wichita, KS 67206-3567 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 316-779-8181
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Ziggys Pizza East

Reviewed By Hatso - Wichita, Kansas

Really good pizza and very nice wait staff. Went in before a school program and were in a hurry, no problem. My grandson needed a gluten free pizza and again no problem. All was very good and prompt service. Appreciate it and thanks, Ziggy's.

6. Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza

4817 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67218-1013 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 316-612-7085
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza

Reviewed By Patricia H - Wichita, Kansas

When you walk through the door, it becomes a scent moment-essence of savory ingredients and the smells from the wood fired oven.
While we prefer the Douglas location, you can depend on consistently exceptional offerings at the Bradley Fair also
The menu is Italian with soups, salads, panini, piadine (folded flatbread sandwiches) as well as traditional pastas.
In my opinion, what puts Il Vicino on the culinary map is the inspired and deeply flavorful wood oven pizzas.
There are 15 different ingredient combinations-soooo hard to make a choice. My fave is #13 BIANCA. The unique combination of capocolla, mozzarella, Gorgonzola, goat cheese, portobello mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes and fresh rosemary! Wow
Your order at the counter and pay and a friendly server will bring it to you and the portions are generous and very reasonably priced.

7. Texas Roadhouse

6707 W Kellogg Dr, Wichita, KS 67209-2215 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 316-943-8722
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 520 reviews

Texas Roadhouse

Legendary Food, Legendary Service

Reviewed By BeachgirlstuckinKS - Wichita, Kansas

Texas Roadhouse is our go to when we want a delicious, affordable steak. The kids love it and I don’t think we’ve ever had a bad dining experience there. One of the best steaks in Wichita.Thank you for your kind review! We hope you'll be back soon!

8. Doo-Dah Diner

206 E Kellogg St, Wichita, KS 67202-3918 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Buffet, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch SGD 16 - SGD 26 +1 316-265-7011
Excellent
65%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 463 reviews

Doo-Dah Diner

Locally owned & operated by Chef Patrick & Timirie Shibley. Offering over the top gourmet style twists to diner classics, and then some. All fresh ingredients, and made from scratch. It's suggested to utilize their "Call Ahead Seating" for weekends, as the wait is usually at about an hour on weekends. Opened September 2012. Winner of "Best Breakfast" by Wichita Magazine in January 2015-2018, Wichita Eagle Readers Choice Award 2016 - 2018 Best Breakfast. Sunday is Brunch Buffet only, no regular menu service. Call Ahead seating does not guarantee your seats will be waiting at your requested time, but it certainly reduces your wait time. Comfortable waiting area with video/pinball games. No kid menu or crayons available.

Reviewed By Ron E - Wichita, Kansas

A bunch of us dropped in for breakfast at the suggestion of “Doo-Dah addict”. Between the five people were n our group we ordered five different things and everyone raved about what they had. For me, a perfectly cooked waffle did the trick. The person on one side of me had corned beef hash and eggs, and the same be on the other side had eggs benedict with a crab cake in place of the Canadian bacon. I’m going back at least twice to try both of those!

9. Abuelo's

1413 N Waterfront Pkwy, Wichita, KS 67206-6600 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 +1 316-634-2230
Excellent
60%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 305 reviews

Abuelo's

Abuelo's invites you to experience the incredible flavors of Mexico, combining homemade cooking with rich flavors of coastal and interior Mexican cuisine.

Reviewed By stOOOge - Independence, Kansas

Abuelos is simply the best. Always. We went there twice within one week and it was simply stupendous. Lunch specials always fil the bill mid-day. A taco and cheese enchilada yesterday were super. Paired with sides of refried beans and papas potatoes it cant be...MoreWe’re so happy you enjoyed your visit! Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We can’t wait to see you back soon! Thanks, Abuelo’s Guest Satisfaction Team

10. Cafe Bel Ami

229 E William St Ste 101, Wichita, KS 67202-4019 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available French, Mediterranean, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch SGD 20 - SGD 39 +1 316-267-3433
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 151 reviews

Cafe Bel Ami

Reviewed By Symonds12

My husband and I , thanks to a couple of friends, dined at this amazing, romantic, charming gem of a restaurant in Wichita. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Our haloumi salad and entrees were fantastic. Bel Ami is one of Wichitas best kept secrets. Will definitely be coming back in the future.

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