Good BBQ is aplenty in the Wichita Metro

BBQBy Mike Thayer

The Metro Pursuit - Wichita BBQ Dining Guide:  Good BBQ is finger smacking good!  The choices are vast, pork, beef, chicken, there's ribs, brisket, pulled pork sandwiches and so much more!  Do you like sauce, or no sauce?  Spicy or mild?  You'll find some BBQ to your liking in the Wichita Metro area.

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Abuelo's Mexican Food Restaurant - Wichita

Abuelo'sIt all began in the summer of 1989 when entrepreneurs James Young, Chuck Anderson and Dirk Rambo opened the first Abuelo’s Mexican restaurant in Amarillo, Texas. The founders’ goal was simple. To open not just a restaurant serving delicious, made-from-scratch Mexican food at every day prices, but a place where guests of all ages could come together to experience the unique flavors, along with the art and culture of Mexico – all in a casual, authentic setting.

Twenty-five years later, with 38 restaurants located in 13 states throughout the nation and more openings planned for the future, the success of Abuelo’s has surpassed the founders’ original dreams.

Each Abuelo’s restaurant is designed as an open-air Mexican courtyard with artwork, greenery and traditional statuary. The restaurants’ walls are adorned with sweeping interpretations of murals painted in Mexico by famous Mexican muralists, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozoco and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

We love to talk about our made-from-scratch dishes, made from the heart and crafted with pride from Chef Luis Sanchez’s family recipes. We use only the freshest, finest ingredients in all our dishes from our scratch-made salsas, sauces and sides, to our hand-rolled enchiladas, traditional TexMex items and unique House Specialties.

At Abuelo’s, our team members have an incredible sense of pride in everything we do, from the food we serve to the gracious hospitality we provide. On each visit, we’re happy to “welcome you into our home” and our passion ensures you have a great experience each and every time.

The Abuelo’s story is simple. Extraordinary flavor, impeccable service and memorable experiences – plus every day value.


452 South Ridge Road Wichita Kansas 67209

1413 N. Waterfront Pkwy. Wichita Kansas 67206
Located at the northeast corner of 13th and Webb in the Waterfront development.





AJ's Sports Grill - Wichita

AJ's Sports GrillDo you like pizza? Do you like great appetizers? Do you like watching sporting events on huge screens? Then AJ's is the place.

We have many specials daily at both Wichita locations. Check it out!

Alley Wichita »    North Rock »   


AJ's at The Alley Wichita
11413 E 13th St N #3704, Wichita, KS 67206
AJ's at Northrock Lanes
3232 N Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67226


Albero Cafe - Wichita

Albero CafeMargherita

Toasted Flatbread with vine ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and olive oil

Italian Nachos

Pasta chips topped with Italian cheeses and our freshly prepared Mediterranean tomato relish

Chicken Saltimbocca

Ciabatta roll with garlic pesto aioli with grilled chicken, provolone, prosciutto, and arugula

Grilled Salmon

Served with lemon herb garlic butter sauce, sauteéd potato hash, and fresh veggies

Full Menu

4811 E. Central Ave., Wichita


The Anchor - Wichita

AnchorWelcome to The Anchor & Douglas Avenue Chop Shop

The Anchor is a social, comfortable downtown bar & grill located in Wichita's Douglas Design District featuring crafty cocktails, wine, spirits, and 58 craft beers on tap. With signature plates like the Haystack, Chicken-fried pork loin, and the best Reuben in town, you'll enjoy traditional bar fare in The Anchor's distinct style.

We care about quality, cooking tasty food, and welcoming you with thoughtful hospitality. Visit our butcher shop next door for fresh, locally-sourced meats and join us for frequent food and beer tasting events... there's a good chance you'll find something new and delicious.

And don't forget to visit our butcher shop next door, The Anchor Meat Market, for fresh, locally-sourced premium meats, artisan cheese, local produce, dry goods, and gourmet gifts. If you’re not eating with at The Anchor, you should be cooking with us at home!

We don't take reservations so come on in!


1113 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67211

(316) 239-7400


Angelo's Italian Foods - Wichita

Angelo's Italian FoodsANGELO'S ITALIAN FOODS was founded by Ann and Angelo Fasciano. The couple, who moved to Derby, Kansas from Derby, Connecticut in 1952 began cooking and delivering Pizza's out of their home in 1958. A year later they opened their first location at Pawnee and Laura then moving to their longest standing location at the intersection of Harry and Hillside.

Serving the same Italian house specialties since 1959.


5231 E. Central
Wichita, KS. 67208



Applebee's - Wichita

Applebee'sApplebee's. Good Food. Good People.

Applebee’s started with the same philosophy we follow today – focused on serving good food to good people. Today, what was once a popular neighborhood restaurant has grown to become a popular restaurant in neighborhoods all across North America – with almost 2,000 locations and counting.


Wichita Area Locations



The Artichoke Sandwich Bar - Wichita

Artichoke sandwich barWe're glad you've visited our web site! Now you can learn all about the Artichoke Sandwich Bar - and all the blarney that comes with it!

Have a look around the site, and then hurry on down to the 'Choke. And if you have some of your own blarney you'd like to share, contact us!


811 N. Broadway, Wichita KS 67208
FAX (316)269-2784 (269-ARTI)