Independence Food & brews

Come for the infamous barbecue prepared to perfection at local favorites like A Little BBQ Joint and Gates Bar-B-Q. Stay for the Independence originals, serving up comfort classics and unexpected flavor combinations to keep you coming back for more.

Indulge in top-notch cuisine at award-winning, locally owned restaurants. Experience unique tastes at vibrant hot spots like Vivilore and longtime icons like Mugs-Up Drive In.

* Plates of barbecued meat and french fries at A Little BBQ Joint in Independence, MO *
A Little BBQ Joint

Beer, wine & spirits

Wash dinner down with a craft beer from 3 Trails Brewing or Apex Aleworks. Or enjoy a glass of fine Missouri wine from Albonée Vineyards, Mallinson Vineyard, or Top Hat Winery.

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Savor our flavors with a trip to discover the best breweries, wineries, and restaurants in Independence, MO.