Where to Eat in Excelsior Springs: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Marlin Saiz

Excelsior Springs is a city in Clay and Ray counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 11,084 at the 2010 census. It is located approximately 30 miles (48 km) northeast of central Kansas City, Missouri.
Things to do in Excelsior Springs

1. Willow Spring Mercantile

249 E Broadway St, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-2564 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 816-630-7467
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 125 reviews

Willow Spring Mercantile

http://www.yelp.com/biz/willow-spring-mercantile-excelsior-springshttp://www.urbanspoon.com/r/34/1523741/restaurant/Kansas-City/Willow-Spring-Mercantile-Excelsior-Springs

Reviewed By RoadWarriorWoman - Houston, Texas

While vacationing in Hamilton, we enjoyed a country ride into Excelsior Springs for lunch at the Mercantile. Having never been before, we ended up so glad we went. Wonderful wine-centric restaurant downstairs from a great little wine and gift shop. Only downside is the lack of handicap accessibility, but we managed.

Lovely selection of Missouri wines, and fresh flavorful menu items. Wonderful service. We spent a lot of time in the shop picking up some unique gifts and selection of wines.

2. DARI B Drive In

901 Isley Blvd, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-2435 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 816-637-0454
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

DARI B Drive In

Reviewed By Karibu7 - Liberty, Missouri

Take your time and look over the menu. There are many different types of ice cream dishes to choose from! They have a lot of sundaes, shakes, malts. You can even get an old fashioned phosphate soda! In addition to the soft serve you will find a wide range of scooped ice cream.

3. Ventana Gourmet Grill

117 W Broadway St, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-2209 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 37 +1 816-630-8600
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 255 reviews

Ventana Gourmet Grill

Located in a historical downtown district. Bistro type atmosphere with original wood floors, tin ceiling, and brick walls. Owned by two sisters who have brought great flair to their menu with family recipes and ingenuity that appeals to everyone. Serving steaks, pastas, burgers, seafood, and homemade desserts, you will want to come back over and over.

Reviewed By Melissa B

From a romantic couples dinner to a big family dinner.... Ventana is the place to go! The food is delish, the atmosphere is great, the service is fantastic!

4. Wabash's BBQ and Blues Garden

646 S Kansas City Ave, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-2639 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 816-630-7700
Excellent
51%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 317 reviews

Wabash's BBQ and Blues Garden

Reviewed By prattdf - Nebraska

Loved the barbeque sauce!! So great. excellent prices, quick service. Not overly friendly staff, but nice enough. We ate at the bar side (separate enterance) as the dining side closes earlier. Husband got chicken strips and also liked them, but was highly disappointed when he tried my pulled pork sandwich and realized how great the sauce was.

5. Ray's Lunch

231 E Broadway St, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-2564 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch +1 816-637-3432
Excellent
47%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 75 reviews

Ray's Lunch

Reviewed By Deborah G - Omaha, Nebraska

Ray's was opened in 1932 and not much inside has changed. Supposedly, the ghost of Ray is seen periodically but no such luck this time. Try the breakfast garbage sandwich that has everything you want for breakfast. The homemade biscuits by Brenda are amazingly good. Sit at the counter and be awed by how fast Brenda cooks and moves--it's like she is on roller skates.
Can't wait to come back.

6. The Elms

401 Regent St, 88 at The Elm, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-2694 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 816-630-5500
Excellent
45%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 113 reviews

The Elms

Reviewed By Deborah G - Omaha, Nebraska

The brioche French Toast topped with fruit is worth every calorie. Also returned for blueberry quinoa pancakes (to save calories, haha). Not a fan of quinoa but these pancakes were terrific. Fluffy and tasty. Also had lunch with a good club sandwich. Service is a bit spotty depending upon whether you are there on a slow day or the weekend.

7. El Maguey Mexican Restaurant

119 Crown Hill Rd, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-1657 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 816-637-2832
Excellent
41%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
10%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 48 reviews

El Maguey Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By s4stner - Henderson, Nevada

My family and I eat here whenever we are in town. ALWAYS DELICIOUS. Try the El Maguey Fajitas...you're welcome. Also, it's not on the menu, but they serve a very good Michelada (think bloody mary with beer instead of vodka). Ask for Danny as your server-He's the BEST!

8. Hunan

1101 N Jesse James Rd, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-1116 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 816-630-5588
Excellent
39%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 23 reviews

Hunan

Reviewed By Lori F

I live right up the street and have ordered lunch for years here for my entire family of 4. That is $30.00-35.00 at a time, I have always been able to ask them to leave out certain vegetables and it has never been a problem. Today I was told rudely and repeatedly that I could "pick it out". Well, now you can "pick out" the $30.00-35.00 1 to 2 times a week you just lost from me. What a horrible way to treat steady and reliable customers. I will never order from Hunan's again.

9. Mill-Inn Restaurant

415 Saint Louis Ave, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-2116 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 816-637-8008
Excellent
16%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 61 reviews

Mill-Inn Restaurant

Reviewed By CultureVulture60657 - Chicago, Illinois

Not wanting the $30 Mother's Day brunch at The Elms where we were staying, we walked a couple blocks to this diner. We arrived around 8:30 am just as it was starting to fill up. Service was very slow for a diner, even tho the waitresses were rushing around. It's the kind of place where the hash browns come from frozen packages and there's creamer instead of real milk or cream. You can get eggs, French toast and pancakes. Nothing fancy. It's inexpensive.

10. Arby's

2303 Vintage Ct, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-8011 American +1 816-637-2914
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By KearneyCat - Kearney, MO.

We always enjoy our inexpensive lunch at our local ARBY's. The meat quality is good, warm and tasty and the bunds are fresh. The Manager has been there a long time, remembers us and calls me by name. It is a nice place to go for a change of fast food - served up fresh.

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.