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The Inside Dish Emporia is a culinary hot spot, and the restaurants here will satisfy any craving.

From chic food trucks to exciting ethnic cuisine to delicious comfort food, you’ll have a memorable experience when you dine in one of Emporia's unique eateries.

Do-B’s Phillys & PoBoys This local favorite draws in diners from all over the region with their fresh and 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 Best Sandwich Shop in Kansas by Travel + Leisure Magazine, and voted one 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. // DO-B.COM

EMPORIA ICONS These iconic restaurants have been crowd favorites for years. Stop by to see what all the talk is about.

J’s Carryout Rated “Best Burgers in the state of Kansas” by AAA, this restaurant’s big tastes more than make up for its small size. Located in a 1950s-style burger joint, this little restaurant has been serving up burgers, fries and rings for decades. Don’t leave without tasting the free ice cream that comes with every order!

Commercial Street Diner This all-American diner serves up piles of hash browns, pancakes bigger than your head, and chicken fried steaks that hang off the plate. With one of the best breakfasts in the region, Commercial Street Diner is a must-stop.



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Enjoy authentic Mexican food in this family-owned restaurant that has been serving customers since 2004. With a festive atmosphere and huge portions, you won’t leave hungry. 707 COMMERCIAL ST.

Amanda’s Bakery & Café Amanda’s Bakery & Café serves up delicious sandwiches made with freshly baked bread and desserts that are definitely worth the splurge. One of Kansas Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Best Local Eats, this local favorite has something for everybody. 702 COMMERCIAL ST.




Shangri-La Sushi & Teriyaki Sushi and kitchen entrées abound at this traditional, yet modern, Japanese restaurant. ShangriLa offers a large selection from vegetarian, to teriyaki. They feature over 50 different rolls, including thoroughly cooked rolls that provide options for sushi novices as well. 841 W. 6TH AVE. // FACEBOOK.COM/SHANGRILASUSHI

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, or curry. 409 COMMERCIAL ST. // PHOBANNLAO.COM

PHOTO CREDITS: SURLY MERMAID FOOD TRUCK/courtesy @surlyfoodtruck. SHANGRI-LA SUSHI AND TERIYAKI/courtesy Shangri-la Sushi and Teriyaki.

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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. // BOBBYDSBBQ.COM

Crafted with love from a 1956 Airstream, Surly Mermaid Food Truck is not just a food truck, but a bitchin’ kitchen on wheels. Diners are always on the lookout for the next appearance of this food truck and it’s famed Surly Burgers and eclectic gourmet menu.

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Emporia Visitors Guide 2018  

Your official guide for exploring the home of the Dirty Kanza, and the best main street in America. Discover your adventure in Emporia, KS.

Emporia Visitors Guide 2018  

Your official guide for exploring the home of the Dirty Kanza, and the best main street in America. Discover your adventure in Emporia, KS.