China King

205 S US Hwy 169
Smithville, 64089
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Like others have said, China King in Smithville IS a hidden gem! Their made to order entrees and sides are always hot, fresh, and delicious. The ingredients are fresh and flavorful. The owners and staff are always very nice and have excellent memories (lol). They remember most all regular customers including what they order. Prices are very reasonable and portions are large. This is my go to place for Chinese in the KC Metro area.
China King in Smithville is a hidden takeout gem. Yes it's in Smithville. It's probably much more convenient if you actually live IN Smithville. However, if you find yourself wandering (or perhaps lost) heading north on 169 Hwy, it's worth a stop in if you're hungry. Takeout is their specialty, however they do have a few small tables inside. The owner (Mr. David aka Mr. Wei) is there all the time cooking. He is awesome!
My favorite Chinese restaurant. I usually prefer a buffet for my Chinese but this Is an exception and definitely better food then the buffet In town. The sweet and sour sauce could be thicker... That's literally my only complaint. :)

(816) 873-3289

Chinese

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Sonic Drive-In

1506 S US Highway 169
Smithville, 64089
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It's pretty typical for Sonic. I'm happy with this location (reason for the extra star) because they still have Cheddar Peppers. However, we had to ask again for ranch that said it was included.

(816) 532-9190

Fast Food

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Tender Butts and Smokin Thighs BBQ

109 E Main St
Smithville, 64089
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Week 8 in "The Kansas City BBQ Tour." The pulled pork sandwich was tender with great flavor, not much smoke flavor but still great. The bun got a bit soggy because their sauce is thin, but the sauce is not really needed. The fries were just about perfect. Hot and crispy. But like the sauce the ranch was also thin. They received a well deserved 91%.
Fun BBQ joint in old downtown Smithville. Locally owned, service is always very personable and attentive. Everything they have is good but we really love their chicken and brisket. For sides, the sweet potatoes fries and beans are excellent. Corn nuggets are amazing and the fried pickle spears are def worth ordering. When its in season btw (cooler months) the brisket chili is phenomenal. All in all one of our go to spots after boating on the lake; great service, family owned and good food.
My hubby & I ordered combo plate it came with 2 ribs, 2 pieces of chicken, pulled pork & brisket. The positive was the sides & service were great! The bad was not one piece of meat showed signs of a smoke ring, no smoke flavor at all... The chicken was dry, the pulled pork was mushy & the brisket was fatty. Also the owner stopped by the table & asked how the food was when we told her as politely as possible she sneered down her nose at us & asked my husband "what ru a food critic?"

(816) 873-3055

Barbeque

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West Lake Chinese Restaurant

101 N US Hwy 169
Smithville, 64089
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Always great food. Very family friendly. Staff and owners are nice and enjoy their business. Place is clean and we'll taken care of.
The food Is average, given, average Chinese food Is delicious as well. The service Is very good though. China king wins if we are comparing the food.
I have gone to this Chinese restaurant since I was a child. The new owners have really done a poor job keeping up with the originals the food is somewhat the same but it's always cold the past few times I've eaten here and just ate there and they charged my 3 year old as a child 4.50 and I questioned it and she said oh I'll only charge 1.99... Point being my toddler are three pieces of chicken and some broccoli from the beef/broccoli. I will never eat here again.

(816) 532-4166

Chinese

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Lowman’s Cafe

505 S US Hwy 169
Smithville, 64089
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(816) 532-9000

Cafes

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La Fuente Mexican Restaurant

101 N US Hwy 169
Smithville, 64089
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The margaritas, beans, rice and fish tacos were all pretty tasty. I don't think our fish tacos were called fish tacos on the menu, but they sounded more like fish tacos than the fish tacos actually listed on the menu. They were fresh and seasoned just right. The red sauce on the burrito & enchilada was pretty bland. The service was fast & friendly, no complaints. There was a decent crowd there on a Saturday night. I would recommend La Fuente over a chain restaurant any day.
Most of the combos are generic fast food mexican; kind of bland. I've been several times and wasn't that impressed. Someone suggested the Tacos Al Pastor so I tried it for something different. These were amazing. Like street tacos with very spicy pastor sauce. I'll be back, and I know what I'm ordering when I do!
We eat here almost every Friday night. It is good Mexican food and they have great drink specials. The fajitas La Fuente are my favorite item but I haven't been disappointed in anything I have tried. My husband gets the chicken chalupa mostly and it is a full meal for under $5. (Yes, a small meal. But come on, you will be full by then on chips and salsa anyway.) Our favorite waiter Oscar is a big bonus to this place as well.

(816) 873-3101

Mexican

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Justus Drugstore, a Restaurant

106 W Main St
Smithville, 64089
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(816) 532-2300

American (New)

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McDonald’s

1515 S US Hwy 169
Smithville, 64089
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(816) 532-0014

Burgers, Fast Food

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Paradise Pointe

18212 Golf Course Rd
Smithville, 64089
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(816) 532-4100

Golf

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kelli’s Korner

18419 Collins Rd
Smithville, 64089
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(816) 532-0442

Grocery, Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches

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