3 new places to savor American fare in Kansas City

Interested in trying some new American spots in Kansas City? You're in luck: we've found the freshest businesses to fill the bill. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for American food.

True Food Kitchen

4749 Pennsylvania Ave., Country Club Plaza

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True Food Kitchen is a New American spot.

Try the chicken sausage pizza with roasted fennel and smoked gouda; the teriyaki quinoa bowl with broccoli, carrot, bok choy, mushroom and toasted sesame or the spaghetti squash casserole with caramelized onion, zucchini and fresh mozzarella. (View the full menu here.)

With a 4.5-star Yelp rating out 21 reviews, True Food Kitchen has been garnering positive attention.

Yelper Cam V., who reviewed True Food Kitchen on April 8, wrote, "I got the ancient grains bowl and chicken, and my husband got the grass-fed tacos. The flavors were not only healthy but extremely complementary and savory. You won't be disappointed!"

True Food Kitchen is open from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.–9 p.m. on Sunday.

Taps on Main

1715 Main St., Crossroads

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Taps on Main is a sports bar and pub, offering burgers and more.

The spot offers a Bloody Mary burger with horseradish chive cheese, cherry peppers, bacon and a Bloody Mary mayo; a Reuben sandwich with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing and more. (View the menu here.)

Yelp users are excited about Taps on Main, which currently holds five stars out of 16 reviews on the site.

Yelper Elizabeth B., who reviewed Taps on Main on March 3, wrote, "We were pleased to find such a diverse mix of beers on tap. A nice variety of snacks and shareables, including the Tonawanda wings. For those craving carbs, the tots and fries selection is great! I ordered the black bean burger, and I wasn't disappointed."

Maggie C. noted, "Good bar food and excellent drinks. I tried the fried Brussel sprouts with bacon, sweet potato fries and deep-fried cauliflower. Cauliflower was amazing!"

Taps on Main is open from 11 a.m.–1:30 a.m. on Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.–midnight on Sunday.

Burger State

8920 Wornall Road, Western Hills

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Burger State is a spot to score burgers, sandwiches and salads.

The spot serves burgers, spicy chicken sandwiches, chili dogs and more. It also offers a variety of fried and grilled chicken salads, as well as a kids menu. (View the full menu here.)

Burger State's current rating of four stars out of 11 reviews on Yelp indicates the newcomer is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

Yelper Adrienne K., who was one of the first patrons to visit Burger State on March 19, wrote, "There is no table service here; you order at the counter and pick up at the counter. The [burger] patties are smashed, but not too thin, and seasoned to mouth-watering perfection."

Yelper Daniella M. wrote, "Friendly and fast service. Clean dining area, easy parking, clean restroom, family friendly environment. Worth trying the KC fried burger!"

Burger State is open from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. on Monday through Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.)


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