The Ultimate Cass County Restaurants Guide

Hungry for something that’s locally owned and operated, made fresh and just for you? Get ready for some great news — you don’t have to look far to find some great places to eat that match that description perfectly.

This is the ultimate guide to Cass County restaurants, where we highlight local favorites in Harrisonville, Belton, Peculiar and more.

We’d love to talk about all of the great restaurants in Cass County, but we’ll have to settle for recommending just a few to you. Here are our recommendations for anyone looking for a local bite to eat around the Cass County area:


There are so many hometown hits to choose from, but these Harrisonville restaurants are tried-and-true favorites for most locals for a good reason. Save room for these restaurants in Harrisonville:

JT’s Steak & Seafood

From a spacious event center to one of the largest outdoor patios for restaurants in Kansas City, JT’s has many attractions — and we haven’t even mentioned the food! Whether you’re in the mood for steak or seafood, this place should help satisfy your hunger.

The Garage Burgers & Brew

Touting an expansive menu with 30 different burgers and 30 different sandwiches, salads, wraps and appetizers, this is a laidback auto-themed spot for lunch. The grilled chicken breast sandwich and huge, thick-cut bacon cheeseburger are standouts.

Branding Iron BBQ

In addition to great barbecue, Branding Iron has massive baked potatoes loaded with smoked meat, butter, cheese, sour cream, green onions and bacon with their Onion Tumbleweeds. Burnt ends, southern-fried catfish, sausage and fried okra — you’re going to want to come hungry!

Brickhouse Coffee Bar & Eatery

One of the most popular picks in Harrisonville for breakfast or lunch, Brickhouse serves a wide range of options like quiches, flatbreads, wraps and paninis, as well as light seasonal salads and soups. When it comes to drinks, grab a latte, tea or lemonade and stay a while.

Captain D’s

Seafood lovers come here for the classics, like fried shrimp, catfish, gumbo and hushpuppies. Captain D’s has been serving customers in the south and Midwest for more than 50 years.


The county seat of Cass does not disappoint in terms of good food and friendly service. Here are a few standout restaurants in Belton that we don’t want you to miss out on:

Tara’s Cafe and Malt Shop

Even if your sweet tooth isn’t daydreaming about Tara’s cream cheese-frosted carrot cake, banana splits or old-fashioned malts and shakes, there are plenty of warm daily soups, sandwiches and fries to fill you up. Everything is fresh, homemade and tastes even better than it looks.

Rich and Rich’s

This is the one of the best Cass County restaurants if you’re in the mood for surf n’ turf. They’re known for sizzling steak dinners and seafood platters, but you might also want to snag some of their battered and fried crispy veggies as an appetizer.

Family Cabin Restaurant

Meatloaf, Salisbury steak, spaghetti and meatballs, fried veggies, pancakes, omelettes and more — Family Cabin has it covered when it comes to comfort foods. This is a great pick if you’re a breakfast-for-dinner type of person, too.

Country Keepsakes Tea Room

A local mother and daughter duo have created the Tea Room. Bev and Molly will serve you something made-from-scratch off of their monthly menus, alongside fresh-baked bread, salads and an assortment of homemade desserts like pie, cobbler, cake and more.


It may be small, but Peculiar has some great options for local restaurants and watering holes. Here are a couple restaurants in Peculiar that we feel deserve some spotlight:

Merle’s American Tavern

It doesn’t get much more American than some good food and a cold beer. At Merle’s you can munch on his famous steak chili, surf n’ turf bites, seafood tacos, burgers, wraps and salads. They have a huge menu, so start exploring.

The Frog Pond

This bar and grill serves the favorites for a good price. Gravy-covered fried chicken, green beans, breakfast, surf n’ turf with loaded baked potatoes, burgers and fries, sandwiches and tacos are all rotating meals you can get at The Frog Pond. Don’t miss their live music!

More Restaurants in Cass County

Haven’t seen something that gets your stomach rumbling yet? Don’t worry. There are plenty of more Cass County restaurants you can try. Here are a few more that are worth exploring: