If you want to eat out at a restaurant, but are unsure of where go, we’ve featured 10 of the best places to eat in Manhattan, Kansas below.
Fridas: The True Mexican Taste is one of the best stops in Manhattan to grab some quick and delicious Mexican fare. Located in a small cart, they’ve developed a name for serving excellent food at quite reasonable prices. Fridas is open from 11-7 p.m. on Mondays, 11-8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and is closed on Sunday.
The food on offer is genuinely top-notch, consisting of authentic Mexican foods made with love and some of the best products available. There are several familiar favorites, such as tacos and burritos, carnitas, quesadillas, and more. They also sell homemade fresh corn tortillas, which is always a sign that a joint does things right.
Swing by Fridas’ Facebook page to get in touch.
Bourbon & Baker is a Manhattan mainstay for all the right reasons. It’s a joint dedicated to the southern and Midwestern familial tradition, bringing that experience to the incredible baked goods on offer. They serve small portions alongside powerful spirits and are, simply put, excellent. Bourbon & Baker is open from 11-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and closed on Sunday.
The Bourbon & Baker menu is excellent. They bake cakes, cookies, and several other sweets, alongside their dinner menu. This consists of classic soul food like shrimp and grits, cornbread, and fried chicken, alongside a surprisingly broad menu that takes inspiration from all over the globe. Bourbon & Baker is an excellent stop for a quick drink and some delicious shared plates with friends.
Head to Bourbon & Baker’s contact page to learn more.
So Long Saloon is an ode to Kansas history in all the best ways. Located in a circa ~1902 Brunswick San Juan saloon with a gorgeous maple and mahogany bartop, they bring out the old west in every customer. So Long Saloon is closed on Monday and open from 11-2 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday, closing at 9 p.m. on Sundays.
So Long Saloon’s menu is classic American mixed with Tex-Mex. They offer burgers, grilled sandwiches, soups, and salads, along with a wide range of appetizers in various forms of crispy deliciousness. They’ve even got a few Mexican-inspired stews that deliver incredible flavor on the coldest of nights.
Give So Long Saloon’s contact page a peek to get in touch.
Taqueria Los Burritos is another of the best Mexican joints in Manhattan. They keep things simple, but that shouldn’t be held against them, as the food is top-notch and the service incredibly friendly. Taqueria Los Burritos is open from 11-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and is closed on Sunday.
As for their food, Taqueria Los Burritos’ name rather says it all. They focus on tacos and burritos that take advantage of the perfectly-spiced, fresh flavor of Latin fare. Whether you want a simple burrito or something a bit more adventurous (Chile Relleno, anyone?), Taqueria Los Burritos is one of the best choices you can make in the area.
Head to Taqueria Los Burritos’ Facebook page to learn more.
Guilty Biscuit is a simple joint that operates on a very straightforward motto – “Dine out dive.” They serve incredibly luxurious comfort food, baked goods, and more, with most (unsurprisingly) residing in a home baked biscuit. Guilty Biscuit is closed on Monday, open from 10-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and from 8-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
The Guilty Biscuit menu consists of three main sections: Main, Everything Else, and Sweets. The main menu consists of biscuits stuffed with burgers, fried chicken, avocado and egg, and other creative combinations. As for the latter two, you’ll find salad and sides along with sweet biscuits (respectively). With all said and done, Guilty Biscuit is an excellent stop for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Swing by Guilty Biscuit’s Facebook page to get more information.
Despite what the name may imply, Arrow Coffee Company is one of the best places to grab a quick bite on busy mornings. Where most coffee shops stick to baked goods and simple snacks, Arrow Coffee Company brings top-notch coffee with excellent sandwiches, wraps, and breakfast eats. Arrow Coffee Company is open seven days a week from 7-3 p.m.
While coffee is clearly a significant offering, visitors to Arrow Coffee Company can munch on a broad range of sandwiches and wraps, breakfast burritos, parfaits, and more. They also have a top-notch bakery that brings freshly-baked, incredibly delicious baked goods, such as lavender shortbread, lemon bars, and buttercream brownies, to name a few.
Go to Arrow Coffee Company’s community page to reach out.
Ana’s Burger Shack is an eclectic collection of flavors and cuisines in a building with a misleading name. While burgers are definitely on the menu, you’ll also find a broad range of seafood, Mexican, and various other eats. Ana’s Burger Shack is open from 11-7:45 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, from 11-8:45 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and is closed on Sunday.
So what’s on the menu? Well, burgers and sandwiches are the main focus, though they take inspiration from several parts of the world. You’ll find the Mexican-inspired chorizo burger, crispy chicken sandwiches, and “The Bella” – a mushroom burger that’s both plant-based and incredibly popular.
Head to Ana’s Burger Shack’s Facebook page to get more information.
Kite’s Aggieville Drafthouse is one of the older names in the Manhattan restaurant scene. Established in 1954, Kite’s has served top-notch brews alongside a broad menu with something for everyone. Kite’s Aggieville Drafthouse is open from 4-10:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and is closed Sunday-Monday.
As for food, Kite’s is a pretty straightforward American gastropub. You’ll find a collection of familiar appetizers (nachos, sliders, etc.), though that’s not their main focus. The primary entries on the menu are sandwiches, burgers, and various other specialties. Chicken fried steak, meatloaf, juicy steaks, and more are equally present, ensuring everyone will leave full and happy.
Go to Kite’s Aggieville Drafthouse’s Facebook page to get in touch.
Five Restaurant is a work of love from Army veteran Caleb Edwards. With the help of his family, Edwards could purchase Della Voce (the last place to fill the building) and create Five. They deliver an extensive cocktail menu along with a top-notch dinner and brunch menu. Five is open from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday; from 5-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday; and from 10-2 p.m. on Sunday for brunch.
The brunch menu at Five is quite unique. Seafood scrambles (lobster, salmon, etc.), breakfast poutine, and pork belly and apple hash are a few of the more unique offerings, though they also serve classic French toast, biscuits and gravy, and more. For dinner, it’s a limited affair. Diners can select from a handful of offerings, such as steak, salmon, chicken, and little else.
Go to Five Restaurant’s contact page to learn more.
10. The Dough Bro
The Dough Bro is our last (but not least) entry on this list. It’s a business that’s been on the scene in Manhattan for over a decade, serving freshly-baked goods in both savory and sweet forms. Ultimately, The Dough Bro is an excellent stop whether you have a sweet tooth or need a tasty, delicious snack. The Dough Bro is open from 7-2 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday and is closed Monday-Tuesday.
Both breakfast and lunch are simple affairs. Sweet offerings include cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, various bars, cookies, muffins, and scones, varying by flavor according to what’s in season. As for the savory side, you’ll find sausage rolls and bierocks – -Russo-German (Prussian) meat and cheese-stuffed bun. One can also order freshly-baked bread, breakfast pizza, and more with proper notice.
Swing by The Dough Bro’s contact page to get in touch.