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If you’re looking for some new food options and a change of scenery, make Downtown Excelsior Springs your next dining destination.  In addition to our quaint, historic small town setting, Downtown Excelsior Springs is home to many delightful restaurants, a café and wine boutique, a coffee shop and more.

Here’s how to make a day of it dining out in Downtown Excelsior Springs…

1. Start the day at The Mug

the-mug-coffeeWhat to order: A Latte and a Pecan Coffee Cake

The Mug is easily one of the friendliest coffee shops this side of the river.  Upon arrival, you’ll be met with smiling baristas and the intoxicating aromas of fresh roasted coffee and homemade pastries.  It’s hard to decide between the selection of homemade sandwiches, pizzas, soups, salads, cakes, and pies.  Be sure to grab a bag of beans to go for a taste of The Mug at home.

The Mug
118 E. Broadway
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

2. Head to Ray’s Lunch for Breakfast

rays-lunchWhat to Order: Biscuits & Gravy

After you’ve had your coffee, you need to head across the street to Ray’s Lunch for a delicious, hearty breakfast meal.  When you enter the door you will step back in to 1932 to the original seasoned grill, cash register, barstools, counter tops, all the way to the antique décor and history surrounding you from wall to wall.  Stop by before 11:00 am for homemade biscuits and gravy, fresh cinnamon rolls along with the other delicious menu items.  Ray’s also offers a lunch menu and are famous for their hamburgers, chili and tenderloins.

Ray’s Lunch
231 E. Broadway
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

3. After site-seeing stop in to Broadway Bar & Grill Broadway Bar & Grill for Lunch

blt-broadwayWhat to Order: Tenderloin Sandwich with House Chips

If you’re in Downtown Excelsior Springs you are definitely going to want to make a stop in at Broadway Bar & Grill.  Broadway Bar & Grill provides lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks.  They offer daily specials that you can’t pass up!  Their large space is perfect for your sports entertainment gatherings on the large screen TVs.  You can also enjoy a game of pool or darts.  You can even enjoy your meal and drink on their deck that overlooks Piburn ball field and the Fishing River Linear Park and playground.

 Broadway Bar & Grill
259 E. Broadway
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

4. Stop in for a drink at Willow Spring Mercantile

willow-spring-wineWhat to Order: Blumenhof Weinland

Willow Spring Mercantile is in beautiful Excelsior Springs, Missouri.  They offer an array of quality products that are made in Missouri and around the Midwest.  The owners and staff are amazing and can always be seen working around the shop.  Their team stives to provide you with an exceptional experience.  You will always be taken care of and find an array of eye-candy in their products.  Willow Spring Mercantile serves you gourmet lunch options, Missouri wines, beers and spirits that will treat every palate.  The wine is always pouring and the coffee is always on.

Willow Spring Mercantile
249 E. Broadway
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

5. Grab a Snack from BobKorn Kettle Corn

bobkorn-shopWhat to Order: Cheddar & Sour Cream Popcorn

Bobkorn Kettle Corn offers over 20 flavors of hand-popped kettle corn during any time you might drop by.  They always have the selection of tins, baskets, popcorn cakes, homemade candies and more, especially during the holiday seasons.  You will definitely want to stop in to this family run businesses while you are visiting us in town.  Even if you are full, make sure to take some of their great kettle corn home to enjoy.

BobKorn Kettle Corn
255 E. Broadway
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

6. Have Dinner at Herradura Mexican Restaurant 

herraduraWhat to Order: Pollo Fundido

If you love burritos, margaritas and Mexican food this is a must stop for you!  The wonderful owners will treat you with the friendliest service around.  All of their menu items are sure to please.  And with their large portions you won’t leave hungry.  Margarita lovers are sure to enjoy all of their specials on their delicious drinks.

Herradura Mexican Restaurant
101 W. Broadway
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

7. Savor Sweet Desserts at Ventana Gourmet Grill

cheesecakeWhat to Order: Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

Enjoy lunch, dinner, dessert, wine or cocktails in this upscale, casual dining restaurant in their beautifully restored historic storefront.  Ventana has been featured in many publications for the delectable menu items.  From their under $10 lunch menu to their prime rib specials, all menu items are sure to please everyone.  You have to save room for dessert and try one of their handmade specialty cheesecakes before you leave.

Ventana Gourmet Grill
117 W. Broadway
Excelsior Springs, Missouri 64024

8. Finish the Night Off at Atlas Saloon 

atlas-saloonWhat to Order: Your Drink of Choice

Take a step back in time when you enter the Atlas Saloon.  This is a small town bar you have to check out while you’re in Downtown Excelsior Springs.  The service is always friendly and you are sure to get a shuffleboard game on their original table.  Enjoy the night watching your favorite game or dancing the night away to your favorite music.

Atlas Saloon
100 W. Broadway
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

If you’re ready to eat your way through Downtown Excelsior Springs, be sure to check in with us on
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