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Food & Drink 
In Independence

Hereford House

Hereford House is a decadent steakhouse serving top-notch cuts of meat and seafood along with delicious sides and drinks. Enjoy their out of the world specials and their every day happy hour! 


Around the time Ophelia's opened the Independence Square was being revived. The Square is filled with rich history and it seemed a shame to waste. The owners, Ken and Cindy, opened Ophelia's in hopes that it would help revive the Square and make people feel good about living in Independence. Food brings people together and they figured this would be a magical way to do exactly that. Ophelia's serves a wide variety of dishes that are extremely delicious! They are open for lunch, dinner, and brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays.

V's Italiano Ristorante

V's opened back in 1963 when Vita (V) and Jay Totta had a dream of opening a high quality, traditional Italian restaurant. Vita and Jay utilized family recipes and high quality ingredients, and Vita would greet customers at the door with a friendly smile. With all of these things working together, V's grew quickly and an ever expanding business was born.

Los Cabos Mexican Grill & Cantina 

Los Cabos is a fun, authentic Mexican restaurant that serves excpetional food with outstanding service. The family that opened Los Cabos wanted to open a casual upscale Mexican concept that has the resort feeling of Los Cabos, Mexico so they picked sites on and near water to accomplish this. During the spring and summer months, enjoy the outdoor cabana bar with live entertainment seven days a week.

The Court House Exchange

The Court House Exchange is an Independence staple! They've been serving burgers and other down-home eats since 1899, making you feel right at home.  It's the perfect place to grab a hearty meal, enjoy a cold drink, and be with friends and family. Enjoy the outdoor seating and live entertainment in the warmer months!

Smokehouse Barbecue

You can't go to or live in a Kansas City neighborhood and not get barbecue. Smokehouse Barbecue is a family owned restaurant that has been serving Kansas City since 1987. They have one goal - to serve Kansas City with the highest quality barbecue with unmatched service. They exceed that goal daily offering the best hickory smoked brisket and chicken paired with mouth watering seasonings and sides.

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