Looking for a good place to eat on your next visit? Miami County is full of rich flavors, new foods and downhome cooking—fit for a foodie.
K&M Bar-B-Q—Spring Hill
What started out as a hobby for owners Ken and Michelle, serving BBQ sandwiches at fairs and festivals grew into a full-service restaurant that now seats 230 people. Known for generous portions and reasonable prices, K&M Bar-B-Q serves homemade Italian sausage, beef brisket and baked beans studded with burnt ends. Try the fan favorite, the Killer Combo, with three meats piled high on a show-stopping sandwich.
We B Smokin’—Paola
This little gem is located at the Miami County Airport, where you can watch the planes take off and land while enjoying the sweet smoked BBQ. President Obama famously visited in 2011 on his trip to Miami County. This is an ideal spot for a burger, full slab of ribs, burnt ends platter, or an overflowing bowl of We B Beans.,
Milo’s Steakhouse—PaolaSimply great burgers, steaks, seafood and American fare. Menu regularly includes reasonably priced KC strip steaks, sirloin, boiled shrimp and chicken fried steak. Great for kids and families. Small town dining at its finest.
Timbercreek Grill—LouisburgLive musical entertainment, DJ and karaoke make Timbercreek a fun destination. This little hot spot offers daily specials on food and drinks. Check out the steaks, rib dinners and catfish dinners served with generous portions of French fries, salad and vegetables.
In addition to Miami County’s unique offerings, several national favorites are available for a meal away from home:
- Applebee’s - Paola
- Arby’s - Paola
- Burger King - Louisburg and Paola
- Dairy Queen - Paola
- Gambino’s - Spring Hill
- Kentucky Fried Chicken and Taco Bell - Paola
- McDonalds - Paola and Louisburg
- Pizza Hut - Paola, Spring Hill
- Simple Simon’s - Paola
- Sonic - Louisburg, Osawatomie, Paola and Spring Hill
- Subway - Louisburg, Paola and Spring Hill
Cafè Latte - Paola
In addition to serving your favorite specialty coffee drinks, they also serve a tasty lunch, including soup, sandwiches and more. Open Tuesday - Saturday, start your morning with Roasterie brand coffee and freshly baked goods like muffins, scones, and cinnamon rolls.
Rocker’s Pharmacy Soda Fountain - Paola
Take a step back in time at the only soda fountain in Miami County. The soda fountain, located on Baptiste Drive, serves old-fashioned drinks including phosphates, milkshakes, and their famous “brown cows”. Other treats and specialty candies are available, too.
Chen’s Buffet - Paola
Dine-in and carry out buffet. Tons of choices cooked in the Szechuan, Hunan, and Cantonese styles. Reasonable lunch specials, such as Kung Pao Chicken, Beef with Broccoli, and Sweet and Sour Shrimp.
China Restaurant – Osawatomie
Offers a huge menu of Chinese fare including appetizers, dishes with chicken, beef, seafood and vegetables, combination platters, chef's specials and much more! Dine in or carry out. Open 7 days a week.
Rice House - Louisburg
Part of a locally owned chain, Rice House provides full-service dining, catering, and banquet facilities. All items are prepared from the freshest ingredients by innovative chefs, who will cook dishes to order for you and your family. Try the House Tray appetizer for two, with Fantail Shrimp, Cho Cho Beef, Crab Rangoon, and Spare Ribs.
Spring of China - Paola
Authentic Chinese food for carry-out or dine-in. Excellent daily specials. A number of unique chef’s specialties, such as Dragon & Phoenix, Sesame Shrimp, and Frog’s Legs, as well as sushi rolls and traditional Chinese dishes.
Taste of China - Spring Hill
Big portions of Chinese food classics. Excellent combination platters like Sweet & Sour Chicken, Roast Pork Lo Mein, and Moo Goo Gai Pan come with steaming hot pork fried rice and an egg roll. Huge menu with tons of choices including Chow Mai Fun, Lo Mein, Moo Shu, and even kids' meals.
El Potro Mexican Café - Paola
This local chain cooks up heaping Mexican classics with a unique, local twist. Try the popular Chimichanga La Gloria, Missouri Burrito, or KU Burrito. Regular food and drink specials.
La Hacienda - Osawatomie
The food at La Hacienda is cooked from old family recipes handed down from the heart of historic Guanajuato, in central Mexico. Everything is prepared in house—including all of the sauces. Entrees include Pollo Flameado, Baha Fish Tacos, and the Puffy Taco Dinner.
La Mesa Mexican Restaurant - Louisburg
Fabulous fajitas, seafood specialties, and mouthwatering margaritas dot the menu at La Mesa, a locally owned chain in the Kansas City, St. Joseph, and Omaha area. Try the Grande Appetizer Platter, the Enchiladas Suizas, or the Mango Fish, made with tilapia and fresh mango salsa.
Circle C Café - Paola
Traditional American fare served for breakfast and lunch. The menu includes burgers and sandwiches. Try the smothered pork chop with heaps of mashed potatoes and veggies, or the open-faced pork tenderloin sandwich. Kid-friendly.
Miss B’s Café - Louisburg
Recently voted one of the “Best of Miami County” for the second year running. This family owned “mom and pop” diner has larger-than-life cinnamon rolls, chicken fried chicken, bread pudding, and giant pancakes. Don’t miss the Sunday brunch buffet.
Paola Eatery - Paola
A local favorite, Paola Eatery is known for its comfort food ranging from American chicken fried steak to Italian lasagna to authentic German Schnitzel. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the eatery serves generous portions and complimentary made-from-scratch cinnamon rolls served warm.
Spudley’s Family Restaurant - Paola
The Paola original where the potato rules. Opened in 2012, Spudley’s has already become a local favorite for its fast, home-cooked food, such as hand-molded charbroiled burgers, pressed sandwiches, flatbread pizza, and comforting soups, like ham and bean served with a cornbread muffin. Check out the nightly specials and bar drinks.
Whistle Stop Café - Osawatomie
Owned by a retired railroad engineer and his wife, this little gem is fully decked out in genuine railroad memorabilia, including a model train track in the ceiling, and tracks on the floor. Try the hand-breaded tenderloins.
Bars and Grills
BB’s Grill - Spring Hill
Great food and a great atmosphere make BB’s Grill the perfect spot to watch the game—or just to grab a pick-me-up. Hand breaded pork tenderloins, pot roast slammers, and crispy bacon wrapped shrimp round out the menu of salads and country fried steak. Dine-in or take it home.
Papa C’s BBQ Bar & Grill - PaolaA family favorite BBQ experience in Paola with over 21 years of experience, offering BBQ and sandwiches. Beet & full bar with daily specials.
The Bunker Bar and Grill - Spring Hill
Food on the Go
With all of the ways for families to spend time outdoors, sometimes it is easiest to grab a picnic meal on the go.
Queen’s Price Chopper - Paola and Spring Hill
An easy stop for lunch pick-ups, or snacks for your daytrip. You’ll find Tippin’s pies, fresh baked baguettes, premium deli meats and cheeses. These two locations also feature a full pharmacy, floral department, and bakery with fresh-baked KC Pride cookies, such as Chocolate Chunk and Oatmeal Raisin.
McKeever’s Price Chopper - Louisburg
Pick up a family dinner of KC Pride BBQ with Reeser’s Homestyle Potato Salad or Macaroni Salad from the deli, which works well for tailgating or just a quick bite. A wide choice of fresh meats, including hand-cut KC Pride Beef and KC Pride Chicken. Floral department, custom cakes, party trays, and catering also available at this location.
Locally- Made Foods
Did you know that Miami County produces a wide variety of foods you can’t get anywhere else? Try these hometown favorites on your next trip:
Louisburg Apple Cider
The Louisburg Cider Mill uses a traditional cider-making method that dates back 2,000 years to produce the best quality apple cider and sparkling cider, with apples from local growers along the Missouri river. Visit the working Apple Cider Mill to see the magic in action.
Lost Trail Rootbeer
While you’re at the Louisburg Cider Mill, check out Lost Trail Rootbeer, micro brewed by Tom and Shelly Schierman using the original formula discovered by Joe Marshall, Shelly’s great-great grandfather. Featured on the Food Network show “Unwrapped.”
Looking for a good jar of local, home-style barbeque sauce? Take home a bottle from any of our Miami County favorites, including: We B Smokin’, The BBQ Shack and K&M Bar-B-Q. Your family will love the unique flavors!