20 OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS NEAR WHITEMAN AFB
By Will Borger
IntroductionThere’s no shortage of good food in Missouri. The state is home to James Beard-awarded restaurants and down-home classic meals. If you’re looking for the local flavors, be sure to grab an order of toasted ravioli or Springfield-style cashew chicken. There are also two distinct types of barbeque to try: St. Louis style or Kansas City style. So, as you orient yourself to your new community, you may wonder: where are the best restaurants to eat in and around Whiteman AFB? Know what you’re hungry for? Click the link to go straight to the information. (1-4) Food Court Restaurants on Whiteman AFB (5-8) Tripadvisor’s Top 4 Restaurants in Knob Noster, MO (9-12) Yelp’s Top 4 Restaurants in Knob Noster, MO (13-16) Tripadvisor’s Top 4 Restaurants in Warrensburg, MO (17-20) Yelp’s Top 4 Restaurants in Knob Warrensburg, MO
Suggested Read:Whiteman Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center
Whiteman AFB BX Food CourtBe sure to verify hours of operation for the Whiteman Air Force Base BX.
1. Burger King711 Vandenberg Ave. Bldg. 529 Whiteman AFB, MO 65305
Phone:1 (660) 563-3167
2. Charleys711 Vandenberg Ave. Bldg. 529 Whiteman AFB, MO 65305
Phone:1 (660) 563-3167
3. Starbucks711 Vandenberg Ave. Bldg. 529 Whiteman AFB, MO 65305
Phone:1 (660) 563-3167
4. Taco Bell711 Vandenberg Ave. Bldg. 529 Whiteman AFB, MO 65305
Phone:1 (660) 563-3167
Restaurants Near Whiteman AFBWhiteman Air Force Base is located in rural Johnson County. The base is near three cities: Knob Noster, Warrensburg, and Sedalia. Knob Noster is the closest, but the smallest, while Sedalia, which is about thirty minutes away, is home to the Scott Joplin Music Festival and the State fair, and is known for tourism. Warrensburg, not as big as Sedalia, nor as close as Knob Noster, splits the difference. No matter where you go, you’ll have a lot of options. For the purposes of this article, we’ll be covering the best places to eat in Knob Noster and Warrensburg. With so many choices, and two cities to choose from, which restaurants near Whiteman AFB are truly the best? That depends on who you ask.
Tripadvisor’s Top 4 Restaurants in Knob Noster, MO
5. Tequila Jalisco Mexican Restaurant600 E Allen St. Knob Noster, MO 65336
Phone:1 (660) 563-9780 Tequila Jalisco offers authentic Mexican cuisine. The restaurant is known for its great food, low prices, and excellent service. If you’re heading there, check out their margaritas or the grilled tequila.
6. Miller and Son’s Barbeque109 E McPherson St. Knob Noster, MO 65336
Phone:1 (660) 233-8300 The locals claim Miller and Son’s is some of the best barbeque in the area. Reviews praise its tender meats that are so good you don’t need any of their (excellent) sauces, fantastic atmosphere, and great music.
7. A Little Off Base47 SE 23 Hwy. Knob Noster, MO 65336
Phone:1 (660) 233-2302 Known for the friendliness of its patrons and staff, A Little Off Base is praised for its excellent homemade burgers and fries and cold beer.
8. K-Town Downtown104 W McPherson St. Knob Noster, MO 65336
Phone:1 (660) 553-3007 A family-style dine-in or eat out restaurant, K-Town Downtown offers a great Reuben sandwich and excellent teriyaki chicken wings.
Yelp’s Top 4 Restaurants in Knob Noster, MO
9. Coffee Sknobs103 W McPherson Knob Noster, MO 65336
Phone:1 (660) 687-0070 Coffee Sknobs is a small coffee shop, but it’s well-known in the local community. Reviewers praise the service, staff, as well as their house-brewed coffee and pastries.
10. Mama Pins109 N State St. Knob Noster, MO 65336
Phone:1 (660) 563-8027 Mama Pins serves up Thai and Pan Asain cuisine and is considered one of the best places for Asian food in the area. Mama Pins is known for its great service and reasonable prices, and just about everything on its menu is considered great.
11. Panther Steakhouse506 W McPherson St Knob Noster, MO 65336
Phone:1 (660) 563-3930 A local diner with a great, Coca-Cola-themed atmosphere, Panther is known for its friendly staff and great food, particularly its breakfast offerings, steaks, and chicken.
12. Grumpy’s Cafe104 W McPherson St. Knob Noster, MO 65336
Phone:1 (660) 563-1273 Don’t let the nondescript exterior fool you. Grumpy’s serves up excellent diner food, including great burgers and breakfast options.
Tripadvisor’s Top 4 Restaurants in Warrensburg, MO
13. Cafe Blackadder121 N Holden St. Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone:1 (660) 747-2382 Cafe Blackadder offers a variety of healthy food options and almost all of their ingredients come from local farmers. It’s known for its excellent food, rotating specials, and great decor, which features the work of local artists.
14. Heroes Restaurant and Pub107 W Pine St. Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone:1 (660) 747-3162 Heroes Restaurant and Pub is a local legend that opened in 1981. Decorated with movie, sports, and political memorabilia, Heroes is known for its onion rings, hand-cut steaks, and award-winning burgers. Be sure to try their signature drink, the Unknown Hero, and other cocktails.
15. Spin! Pizza114 W South St. Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone:1 (660) 543-7746 Known for its brick oven pizza and an excellent selection of salads, as well as their gluten-free and vegan options, Spin offers sit-down, counter service dining and boasts an excellent staff.
16. Players Restaurant503 N Maguire St # 3 Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone:1 (660) 747-2115 Players combines fresh ingredients, an excellent atmosphere, a separate sports bar and dining area, and great service. They’re also known for their finger foods and platters.
Yelp’s Top 4 Restaurants in Warrensburg, MO
17. Taqueria Habana121 East Pine St. Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone:1 (660) 362-0660 A family-owned restaurant that offers authentic Mexican food, Taqueria Habana is universally praised for its authentic food, large portions, reasonable prices, and the effort and care they put into each meal. The staff and ownership are also beloved by the local community.
18. Cancun Mexican708 N Charles St. Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone:1 (660) 362-0610 Cancun is a traditional Mexican restaurant known for its excellent food, attentive service, and great decor. It also offers take out.
19. Fitter’s Pub131 W Pine St. Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone:1 (660) 362-0610 Fitter’s offers a full bar and restaurant. It’s praised for its excellent staff, great food, friendly atmosphere, and reasonable prices. Reviewers praise the buffalo chicken pizza in particular.
20. Oriental Cuisine705 N Burkarth Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone:1 (660) 362-0610 Oriental Cuisine offers Korean BBQ (Kalbi), Bibimbap and a sushi bar, including specialty rolls. They also serve sake and Asian beers. Oriental is also known for its friendly staff and excellent service. Reviewers describe it as a hidden gem.
ConclusionNo matter where you go, you’ve got plenty of options for excellent eats around Whiteman AFB. Remember, any recommendations you see here are just a taste of what food options are available. Keep exploring, and as you settle into your new community, you will find your own particular favorites.
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