Best Restaurants Around Kansas City International Airport
If you've ever had your flight delayed, you know that hunger almost immediately creeps up, and that's never a good sign. For those travelling through Kansas City International Airport, you have less to worry about. There are lots of good restaurants at and around the airport, and we made a list of the 10 best below.
Our Top 10: Best Restaurant Recommendations Around MCI
See below our list of the 10 best restaurants around MCI that we recommend checking out.
11920 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153, USA
It's not everyday that you find a dining spot that hasn't been too damaged by negative Yelp reviews. Scott's Kitchen near MCI airport is one such place. Aside from its mouthwatering and remastered menus (BBQs are main courses here) and the fact that it's so easy to locate and quite convenient if you have an upcoming flight, it'd definitely Chef Scott's charm (and low, slow boiled meats) that keeps everyone coming back. Check it out when you can.
8661 N Stoddard Ave, Kansas City, MO 64153, USA
Hereford House sounds efficient and classy, right from the name, and it is. It's perfect for a meal if you're not in a hurry or if you have some time to spare, because it's not too close to the airport. Hereford House's menu is varied but enchanting, covering everything from soups to salads to well grilled steaks. They don't do breakfast or brunch here, but you're welcome for lunch or dinner.
7301 NW 87th St, Kansas City, MO 64153, USA
Bravo is the kind of restaurant you shouldn't miss out on, not even the sake of a flight. While it's not positioned at the airport, it seems to be a popular place for travelers looking to sort their hunger before of after flights. It's only a taxi ride away so you can always catch your flight. Expect the menu to have options like flatbreads, pizzas, fresh seafood, steaks, chops and more Italiano Cucina.
10020 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153
If you're ever in the mood for some barbecue sandwiches, Smokebox BBQ caf? over on Ambassador Drive is the way to go. It's not too far from the airport so you can drop by pre flight. You'll like the free spirited vibes once you get in, but that's after you've fallen for the chicken, homemade sides, ribs and other comfort foods on offer. Do check out their website first if you can.
7407 NW 87th Street, Kansas City, MO 64153 USA
Swagat welcomes you into its premises with the promise of a wonderful dining experience, and that's exactly what it gives you. With a menu that feels transplanted out of India and service that would make any other restaurateur jealous, it's easy to see why Swagat is so finely reviewed by former guests. It's perfect for a post flight meal or a dining excursion during a layover.
8451 NW Prairie View Rd, Kansas City, MO 64153 USA
The Smokehouse Grills littered all over Kansas City are such a gem that they aren't enough. KC Smokehouse BBQ is another location serving the same wonderfully smoked barbecue, complete with home made seasonings and sauces. Simply put, eating at the Smokehouse makes you feel like you're at home. Dress casually, and they only open for lunch and dinner.
7103 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64153, USA
We had to feature Ixtapa restaurant despite its distance from the airport, largely because it has some of the best meals ever prepared, and its staff is nearly the best in the business. Surprisingly, Ixtapa isn't the biggest eatery there is; it's just a normal Mexican hangout serving hot meals in tiny plates. Check out if they work with Uber Eats, GrubHub etc. so you don't have to go to them.
11832 NW Plaza Cir, Kansas City, MO 64153, USA
Boulevard Grill is just one of two dining options availed by the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Kansas City for its guests. It is a restaurant with an ever changing menu that constantly offers grilled meats and other related food items. We considered it because of its proximity to the airport and to a major hotel, which makes access easy. Check out its website first or call ahead to confirm a reservation.
8801 NW 112St, Kansas City, MO 64153, USA
Despite having no website, the Asado Urban Grill on 122th Street continues to offer wonderful service as part of its parent organization, the Kansas Airport Hilton Hotel. Guests at the MCI Hilton should have easy access to its meals and happy hours. It's perfect if you intend to grab a full meal with a group or a loved one before a flight at MCI or after. Check the prices and menu online before you head out.
Kansas City International Airport, Kansas City, MO 64153, USA
Pork and Pickle features prominently at Kansas City International Airport's Terminal B that it's easy to spot from anywhere. It's been serving up warm brisket and ribs for years now, and was once featured on Thrillist as one of MCI's best dining areas. That's not to say it's the best restaurant at MCI - it has its faults - but it's a worthy contender, and it's worth checking out next time you're flying through.