Independence Missouri is home to so many restaurants; you could try a different one for every meal of your visit and still not hit them all. For unique local flavor and flair, put these independently-owned restaurants on your itinerary. Each of these dining destinations excels at giving visitors a true "taste" of Independence through produce and exceptional food quality. Hear the stories, learn the history, enjoy the food and you'll feel like you're eating with family and friends. Bring a big appetite for something deliciously different. In an increasingly-homogenized world, these gathering spots are refreshingly appetizing.