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Your guide to the 4 top spots in Kansas City's Martin City neighborhood

Spending time in Martin City? Get to know this Kansas City neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a brewery to a sushi spot.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Martin City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Jack Stack Barbecue

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Topping the list is Jack Stack Barbecue, a spot to score barbecue and more. Located at 13441 Holmes Road, Martin City, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 321 reviews on Yelp.

On the menu, expect to find barbecue platters and sandwiches, including baby back and pork ribs, steak , sausage, brisket, ham and turkey. 

2. Harry's Tavern

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Sports bar, beer bar and New American spot Harry's Tavern is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 13657 Washington St., four stars out of 32 reviews.

Harry's Tavern boasts 65 craft beers on tap, as well as wine and cocktails to pair with a menu full of traditional pub fare. You'll find a bevy of appetizers, sandwiches and signature burgers and entrees like fish and chips and a pan seared salmon steak. (View the full menu here.)

3. Empanada Madness

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Check out Empanada Madness, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 46 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Venezuelan spot, which offers empanadas and salads, at 13135 State Line Road.

The menu features arepas (fried corn meal patty opened up to make a pocket and filled with a choice of fillings), empanadas and other authentic Mexican dishes and snacks.

4. Sushi Haru

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And then there's Sushi Haru, a local favorite with four stars out of 89 reviews. Stop by 13133 State Line Road to hit up the next time you're in the neighborhood.

Menu standouts include the spicy scallop, Dragon (shrimp and cucumber roll topped with eel, avocado and eel sauce) and the Caterpillar (freshwater eel and cucumber topped with avocado) rolls. There are also sashimi, specialty entrees (served with house salad, miso soup and rice) and noodle and donburi soup. (Find the full menu here.)


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