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Clay Original Dining

Flavors abound at Clay County, MO, restaurants
Foodies will love the varied collection of restaurants in Clay County, MO. From delicious Kansas City-style barbecue and authentic Italian cuisine to delicious grills, diners, and so much more, Clay has something that will suit everyone’s taste buds! Browse the variety of cuisines below, and then start your foodie experience with Clay.


Experience the bountiful array of flavors that have defined American cuisine for decades. Try fascinating dishes at American Fusion Café, grab a bite at Tay’s Burger Shack, or go for the goods at the Ventana Gourmet Grill. Find these restaurants and more below.

ExplorE American Restaurants


There’s nothing quite like a loaded plate of simmering smoked meats and delicious barbecue sides. Your own jaw will drop at Hawg Jaw Que & Brew, and Mudhole BBQ is a place you won’t want to miss. At historic Wabash BBQ & Blues Garden, sample delicious barbecue and fried fare while listening to some tunes. Check out our suggestions below.

ExplorE BBQ Restaurants


Clay County pizza places are calling your name, whether you prefer hand-tossed, gooey slices at Ikey’s Pizzeria or some St. Louis-style pizza at Leo’s Pizza. You won’t regret ordering a pie at any of these classic pizzerias.

ExplorE Pizza Places


Take your taste buds on a trip overseas to any of Clay County’s delectable Asian restaurants. Our diverse collection of Chinese, Thai, Japanese, and sushi stops are sure to make your mouth water and your belly comfortably full.

ExplorE Asian Restaurants


Feeling a little like Italy? Say hello to authentic, family-owned Italian restaurants such as Cascone’s, which has been feeding the Kansas City area since 1954. Or lose yourself in the extensive Luigi’s wine list, relax in the Trezo Mare fireside lounge, or relish any of Clay’s other fine Italian food.

ExplorE Italian Restaurants


Spice up your meal with some exciting Mexican restaurants. Enjoy live entertainment and scratch-made bites at Trago Bar & Tapas, or eat at local-favorite Piropos. For a feast you can enjoy with the family, try Tortilla Flats (their guacamole is to die for).

ExplorE Mexican Restaurants


On a scale from mild to mouth-burning, how much do you love Indian spices? Choose your own adventure at Clay County’s award-winning Indian restaurant, Seva Cuisine of India. Start your journey with some more of our favorites.

ExplorE Indian Restaurants


Café connoisseurs will fall in love with the coffee and teashops of Clay County. Beat that morning fatigue at Headrush Roasters Coffee & Tea, start your day with house roasts at The Mug Coffeehouse, or sip hot tea and bubble tea creations at Dragonfly Tea Zone. In Clay, there’s a coffee shop for every day of the week—and more!

ExplorE CoffeE Shops


Suffering from a sweet tooth? Look no further than Clay County’s assortment of cookies, chocolates, donuts, and more. For locally made treats and sweets, Nellie’s Sweet Shoppe and Classy Chocolate have just what you need! Wherever you go, you’ll come out sweeter than when you went in.

ExplorE Dessert Shops
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