Our Top Restaurant Picks


Thai Spice

(816) 795-6789

Thai Spice is a small dining establishment that offers tons of style and big flavor. The service is consistent and the food is always great. As for what the menu has to offer The Pad Thai is always delicious, and the Drunken Noodles are a crowd favorite, no matter what you choose to order the menu is well laid out to assist you in making that choice. The restaurant itself has a very modern decor complete with led back lighting and an overall very clean appearance.

18931 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO 64055

Cafe Verona

(816) 833-0044

Perfect for any occasion is this wonderful Italian restaurant. The atmosphere is exceptional and welcoming, not some mass produced corporate chain trying to be hip and trendy. In addition to all the wonderful menu items you can order here they also have an incredible bar with their own Cafe Verona signature cocktails. If you want great food and a pleasant atmosphere for a reasonable price then make a trip to Cafe Verona. Big groups or peaks time will require a reservation.

206 W Lexington Ave, Independence, MO 64050

A Little BBQ Joint

(816) 252-2275

What list of dining options in the area would be complete without mentioning Barbecue, and A little BBQ Joint is the place to go when you are in Independence, MO. As soon as you arrive you will find this place as all the hallmarks of a world class Barbecue restaurant, including a one page lamented menu and rolls of paper towel at every table. Service here is prompt, friendly, and helpful, though you probably won't need much assistance with your order as everything is all laid out clearly for you.

1101 US-24, Independence, MO 64050

Palomino's Restaurant

(816) 833-3270

For most people, a sign of a good Mexican restaurant is their salsa, and you will have no worries here as Palomino's has won the Kauffman Stadium salsa contest 3 years in a row. They even offer multiple salsas for you to try. The owners take great pride in making everything, down to the red sauce, in house. All authentic and delicioso, even down to the refried beans and Spanish rice. And let's not forget the amazing margaritas to go along with your main course.

10219 US-24, Independence, MO 64053