International Restaurants to Laid-Back Diners Please Everyone

By Michaela Jackson on April 29, 2012 at 10:43 pm EST


As you would expect in a lively college town, Manhattan offers a wide variety of eateries, ranging from upscale to diners.

Harry’s Uptown is a local favorite, offering eclectic American dishes in a friendly atmosphere. The So Long Saloon is another top American pick which serves great patty melts and raspberry-infused black bean dip in a relaxed but somewhat upscale atmosphere.

For breakfast, Coco Bolos is an enticing option with a brunch menu and outdoor seating. Dinner fare at Coco Bolo revolves around Mexican, Jamaican and seafood dishes. The taters come highly recommended. Another popular breakfast spot is Early Edition, an unpretentious diner with good old-fashioned eggs and bacon.

Several ethnic options draw crowds in Manhattan. The Little Grill is a Jamaican hot spot popular with local diners. For Asian, try Aroy Thai Cuisine’s Chicken-Peanut-Potato curry. Della Voce is popular with connoisseurs of Italian.

The city is also home to a selection of local breweries and wine bars. The Tallgrass Brewing Co. is a Manhattan-based microbrewery that sells its beer throughout Kansas. The Little Apple Brewery is another option for local beer. 4 Olives Wine Bar serves a variety of wines with traditional cheese plates. For wine in a more communal environment, visitors and residents flock to the annual Flint Hills Festival of Wines each summer – and attendees are drinking for a good cause, raising money for the Homecare & Hospice Foundation.

Fresh dinner options in Manhattan are dramatically increased in the summer time when the local farmers market opens for business. Growers hawk their products Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings between May and October in the parking lot of the courthouse.

Whatever you’re hungry (or thirsty) for, Manhattan has plenty of options for you. The hardest part is just making up your mind.

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