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CASA RAMOS Enjoy authentic Mexican food at Casa Ramos (707 Commercial St.). This familyowned restaurant has been serving customers since 2004. With a festive atmosphere and huge portions, you won’t leave hungry. Be sure to visit on someone’s birthday!

RADIUS BREWING CO. This brewery is one of the best restaurants in town. Serving wood-fired brick-oven pizzas, sandwiches, artisan-style appetizers and a rotating chef’s menu, Radius is worth the stop. Some of the best beer in the state is brewed right in their dining area. Make it a point to stop in for Sunday brunch! (610 Merchant St.)

BOBBY D’S MERCHANT STREET BBQ Hungry for slowly smoked ribs, brisket or pork? How about a slice of smoked prime rib or perfectly cooked Certified Premium Beef? Voted the Emporia Gazette’s “Best of the Flint Hills Best Barbecue” for the last 13 years, BobbyD’s award-winning barbecue will surely satisfy any of these cravings and leave you saying “It’s all ’bout da meat!” (607 Merchant St.)


Becky Mishler is owner of Vault

This local favorite draws in diners from all over

Meats and Cheeses. We asked

the region with their delicious food that’s made fresh to order just for you. Choose from regional classics like mouthwatering Philly cheese steaks and hearty Po-Boys or stop by for a Hornet Burger or homemade dessert. Recently named the Absolute Best Burger in Kansas by msn.com as well as the Best Sandwich Shop in Kansas


by Travel + Leisure Magazine, and voted one

Serving up the best burgers in the state, J’s Carryout treats their customers right. This little restaurant is an Emporia icon and has been serving up fresh made burgers, fries and rings for decades. Don’t leave without tasting the free ice cream that comes with every order! (27 Commercial St.)

of the Top 20 restaurants in the state by Kansas Magazine, Do-B’s is an Emporia experience that you can’t miss. (704 E. 12th Ave.)


provide options for sushi novices as well. (841 W. 6th Ave.)


bacon, jalapenos, cheese, onion, mushrooms.... mmmmm. Their daily specials and new items mean I don’t always get it

a trip to the coolest joint in

They feature over 50 different rolls, including thoroughly cooked rolls that

sandwiches, it is hard to pick a favorite from their menu.

Spartan Cheesesteak: steak,

so good! Treat yourself to

restaurant. Shangri-La offers a large selection from vegetarian, to teriyaki.

From amazing soups and cinnamon rolls to fresh-made

at Do-B’s! My go-to is a

and huge portions, this locally-owned restaurant

Sushi and kitchen entrées abound at this traditional, yet modern, Japanese

and desserts that are definitely worth the splurge.


“You just cannot go wrong

because everything looks


delicious sandwiches made with freshly baked bread

you can try in Emporia.

With burritos, tacos, nachos, vegetarian options

Commercial St.)

Amanda’s Bakery & Café (702 Commercial St.) serves up

her for her favorite dishes that

Build a better burrito at Salsa St. Mexican Grill.

is a step above the chain restaurants. (1120



PHO BANNLAO HOUSE OF NOODLE East meets mid-west in this authentic Laotian restaurant. Try something from their diverse menu, such as Pad Thai, spring rolls, pho bowls,

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town!” “Dark duck pho at Pho BannLao is the best way to chase off a chill in the winter and refreshing spring rolls for warmer weather are mainstays for me. Oh! And tiger wings!”

“El Marmol has excellent menudo (if you get there on menudo day), but every day, a torta with puerco and all the toppings will make your belly so happy. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the lingua tacos —you will not be sorry!”

or curry. (409 Commercial St.)


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2019 Emporia Kansas Visitors Guide  

Your official guide for exploring Emporia, Kansas. Emporia is the the home of the largest disc golf tournament in the world, the Glass Blown...

2019 Emporia Kansas Visitors Guide  

Your official guide for exploring Emporia, Kansas. Emporia is the the home of the largest disc golf tournament in the world, the Glass Blown...