Looking for delicious dining options in South Central Kansas? Look no further than Cottonwood Falls, Newton, Arkansas City, and Hesston, connected by Highway 50, where you'll find a variety of tasty restaurants serving mouth-watering dishes.

Cottonwood Falls

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The Grand Central Hotel & Grill in Cottonwood Falls offers classic steakhouse fare in a historic setting. Owner Suzan Barnes has been serving up delicious steak meals to the community for 27 years, and the restaurant is housed in a building that dates back to 1884.

Grand Central Hotel & Grill

Fine dining steak restaurant with full bar and wine list. Open daily except Sunday. Highly recommend reservations at all times. The Grand Central Hotel is found along the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway. This unique…

Cottonwood Falls

Nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills and situated along the breathtaking Flint Hills National Scenic Byway, Cottonwood Falls showcases the history and beauty that can only be found in this true Kansas ranching…

Genova Italian Restaurant is known by its customers for many options, including tasty desserts. Enjoy homemade appetizers and specialty entrees the Italian way. You can check out all their specials and try the chef’s favorites. Fulfill your lunch break with homemade Italian bread knots with their special Mediterranean dipping oil. This restaurant you can’t pass up. 

Genova Italian Restaurant

Genova offers appetizers, soups, salads, pizza, favorite Italian entrees, stromboli, daily specials and a kid's menu. It's house made garlic knots, pastas and sauces are a local favorite


A vibrant Kansas community of about 20,000 people, Newton was founded in 1871 as the Santa Fe Railroad chugged westward across the plains and cowboys drove cattle up the Chisholm Trail from Texas. 


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Enjoy one of the best charcuterie boards in Kansas. Kook’s Meat is a locally owned deli in Greensburg. Sliced meat, fruit, crackers and cheese, these boards hit different. Homemade pies with nightly specials, this restaurant has it all. Greensburg is known for its annual Greensburg Triangle Rodeo in May, which is more of a reason to visit. 


Greensburg is a unique city, boasting a distinct history, and a bright future. Though we are most widely known for the tornado that destroyed our city on May 4 th , 2007, we refuse to be defined by tragedy. Rather than…

We hope you left room for dinner. End your day feeling like a king or queen at Crown and Rye in Lindsborg. Enjoy a steak dinner with amazing sides. Check out Köttbullar, a new Swedish meatball dish recently added to the menu. Other Swedish-inspired dishes include stuffed cabbage rolls called Kåldolmar and a potato sausage called Värmlandskorv. This fancy restaurant won’t disappoint. 

Crown and Rye

Treat your tastebuds with classic and new Swedish and American fare, handcrafted cocktails, and homemade desserts! Take-out and large group seating available.


Lindsborg is a small city located in McPherson County and just a few miles south of Salina.  The city is known for its association with Swedish heritage.

So, what do you say?

Let’s have some culinary fun this summer. Check out many food options, including Hesston Bakery and Café, Genova Italian Restaurant, Kook’s Meat, and last but certainly not least, Crown and Rye.

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South Central

Find yourself immersed in one of the many migratory events across this region. This part of the plains is also referred to as the Central Flyway. Waterfowl and shorebirds use this blue-sky avenue for smooth sailing…