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Apr 20, 2009 03:10 PM

Lunch after Truman Museum/Independence, MO

We're off to the Truman Museum in Independence, MO and are looking for a good lunch place that is as real food as possible for five hungry guys on a road trip. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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  1. Peach Tree Buffet on Eastwood Trafficway in KC, MO is real food and not too far away.

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    1. re: KansasTravel

      I second the recc for Peachtree Buffet--described as "soul food with elegance"---dollar-for-dollar, hard to beat. It was my getaway meal last visit to KC. Save room for desserts.

    2. I highly recommend the Rheinland. It's on the square in Independence across from a Scandinavian store (at least, I think it's still there...) and they have some pretty great, authentic German dishes. I always get a knackwurst with the hot potato salad (it alone can steal the show) and kraut, and order a bratwurst and red cabbage to go along with it. I can never decide between a bratwurst and a knackwurst, so I have to get both. Finish it off with some bread pudding, and you're good to go. It doesn't get much more authentic than a German restaurant with a friendly owner named Heinz Heinzelmann. My wife's family has been eating there for years, so ever since we've been together, when we go in Heinz always greets her by name, and the place feels like home.