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Restaurants & Taverns

Barber County
Comanche County
Kiowa County

Print a list of restaurants for all three counties.

Complete list for all three counties below:



  • Yur Place, 108 E. Central, 620.296.4477.  Thur-Fri  6am-6pm, Sun 10am-2pm


  • Call Me Crazy Cafe, 603 N. 7th. 620.825.4240. 7am-2pm (or later if it’s busy). Homemade cinnamon rolls, jellies, full menu.
  • Dovie’s Bar, 527 Main. 620.825.4138. BKRT special - Get a pitcher of beer plus a pizza for $12 all day/every day of the Road Trip.  Thur-Sun 12pm-2am
  • Hometown Market, 140 S. 6th. 620.825.4777. Hot deli open 9am-1pm;             Store open: Thur-Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 12:30-5pm
  • Plum Thickett Inn, 1215 Main, 620.825.4218.  Thur 11am-8pm;                          Fri-Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 11am-2pm
  • The Coffee Shop, 623 Main, serving coffee and Daylight Donuts.                         Thur-Sat 6-10:30am
  • The Sideline, 629 Main, great homemade pizza! 620.825.4233.                        Thur 11am-8pm; Fri-Sat 11am-9pm


  • Burger Shack N Snack, 424 W. Central, 620.886.5752.                                 Thur-Fri 11am-2pm and 5-8pm; Sat-Sun 11am-2pm
  • Cancun Mexican Grill, 207 South Iliff (Hwy 281). Thur 11am-9pm:                         Fri-Sat 11am-10pm; Sun 11am-9pm
  • Finnegan's Bar & Grill, 106 S. Main, 620.213.1206.  Thur-Sat 4:30pm-2am
  • Frosty's Donut Shop, 107 N. Main, 620.886.5410.  Thur, Sat 6:30-10am
  • Ramsey Roo's Sweets, Treats, and Eats. Stop on the Scenic Route, at Gyp Hill Road and Scenic Drive. Refreshments, seating & restroom facilities. Three miles west of Medicine Lodge, 6 miles south, and an 1/8 west to entrance. Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-4pm
  • Rattler's Cafe, 118 N. Main, 620.213.8516. Thur-Sat 11am-8pm
  • Raykies Grill & Dairy, 110 W. Fowler, 620.886.5938.  Thur-Sat 6am-8pm;              Sun 11am-2pm
  • Ryno's Tavern, 411 W. Fowler, no phone. Thur 3pm-12am; Fri-Sat 3pm-2am;         Sun 3-9pm



  • The Bull Pen, 103 E. Benton, 620.294.5240. Fri-Sat 6pm-1:30am



  •  Buster's Saloon, 104 W. Main, 620.248.3215.  Thur-Sun 11am-9pm 
Simple Simon/Taco Tico - Medicine Lodge
Sonic Drive In - Medicine Lodge
Subway - Medicine Lodge
Pizza Hut - Medicine Lodge




  • Dave's Pizza Oven, 100 N. Central, 620.582.2775. Thur 11am-9:30pm;                Fri-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 11am-9:30pm
  • The Blonde Grill, 212 E. Main. Special BKRT Lunch on Fri 11am-2pm; Special BKRT Breakfast on Sat 7:30am-10:30am
  • The Kremee, 400 N. Central, 620.582.2831. Thur 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat 10am-2pm
  • The Taco Place, 138 E Main, 620.582.5865.  Thur 11am-5pm; Fri-Sat 11am-8pm



  • Country Stop, 465 U.S. Hwy 160 & 183, 620.622.4550. Homemade food.           Thur-Fri 7am-7pm; Sat-Sun 6am-8pm.
  • Don's Place, 203 N. Broadway, 620.622.4365. Full menu. Thursday night buffet and Sunday buffet . Award winning homemade pies, donuts and cinnamon rolls.           Thur-Sat  6am-8pm, Sun 7am-1pm. 
  • Protection Venture Foods, 221 N. Broadway, 620.622.4406. Pizza and other hot/cold food items. Thur-Sat 7am-8pm; Sun 11am-5pm.
 (no franchise restaurants in this county)




  • Cannonball Bar & Grill, 403 E. Kansas, 620.723.2866.  Thur-Sun 4-10pm
  • Crazy Mule Food & Brew, 106 S. Main, 620.723.9025.                                        Thur 11am-2pm and 5-9pm; Fri-Sat 11am-2pm and 5-11pm; Sun 10:30am-1:30pm
  • Kansan Pueblo Nuevo Mexican Restaurant, 801 E. Kansas, 620.723.3057.     Thur-Sun 11am-8pm
  • Kook's Meat and Deli, 115 W. Kansas Ave. 620.723.2121.  
    Thur-Fri 7am.-8pm, Sat -Sun 7am-2pm
  • Reggie's Pizza, 321 W. Kansas, 620.723.2200.  Thur-Sun 11am-8pm
  • Kiowa County Historical Museum, Soda Fountain, 320 S. Main, 620.723.2331.  Thur-Fri 10am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-5pm



  • Bear's Den, (located inside Broadhurst Student Center, Barclay College campus) 512 N. Kingman, 620.862.9880.  Thur-Sat 12-1pm and 5-11pm   
  • Origins, A Divine Coffeehouse, 121 N. Main, 620.862.7250.                           Thur-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat  8am-6pm




  • Country Cafe, 401 S. Main, 620.548.2568. Thur-Sat 6am-8pm;  Sun 7am-1:30pm 

Dillons - Greensburg
Subway - Greensburg