2015 Wichita Foodie Favorites Poll Results

About a month ago, I put out a poll for the readers of Wichita By E.B. to weigh in on what they thought were their favorite places around town. Many readers weighed in on their thoughts and I want to thank everybody who participated in our first survey.

Without further ado, I bring to you what you all thought were the best restaurants in town as chosen by you in a huge assortment of categories.

Best Asian Food: Saigon
Runner Up: Emperor’s Japanese Grill

Best Bar/Sports Bar: The Anchor
Runner Up: The Hill

Best BBQ: Pig In Pig Out
Runner Up: Bite Me BBQ

Best Beer Selection: Old Chicago
Runner Up: The Anchor

Best Best Breakfast: Doo Dah Diner
Runner Up: The Beacon

Best Brewery: Wichita Brewing Company
Runner Up: Central Standard Brewery

Best Buffet: B&C Creations
Runner Up: Legends

Best Burger: Dempsey’s Burger Pub
Runner Up: Fizz Burgers and Bottles

Best Date Night Restaurant: Redrock Canyon Grill
Runner Up: Bella Vita Bistro

Best Desserts: La Galette French Bakery
Runner Up: Redrock Canyon Grill

Best Donuts: Hurts Donut
Runner Up: Donut Hole

Best Fine Dining: Chester’s Chophouse & Wine Bar
Runner Up: Newport Grill

Best Food Truck: Flying Stove
Runner Up: Let’m Eat Brats

Best Fried Chicken: Stroud’s
Runner Up: Krispy’s Fried Chicken & Seafood

Best Fries: Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
Runner Up: Barn’rds

Best Hummus: Bella Luna
Runner Up: N&J Cafe

Best Ice Cream: Churn & Burn
Runner Up: Braum’s

Best Indian Food: Passage To India
Runner Up: Zaytun

Best Italian Food: DeFazio’s
Runner Up: Sweet Basil

Best Mediterranean/Greek Food: Bella Luna
Runner Up: Cafe Maurice

Best Mexican Food: Molino’s
Runner Up: Felipe’s

Best Pho: Little Saigon
Runner Up: Pho Hien

Best Pizza: Knolla’s Pizza
Runner Up: Ziggy’s Pizza

Best Salsa: On The Border
Runner Up: Felipe’s

Best Sandwich: Artichoke Sandwich Bar
Runner Up: The Anchor

Best Seafood: Newport Grill
Runner Up: Bonefish GrillBest Steak: Chester’s Chophouse & Wine Bar
Runner Up: Texas Roadhouse

Best Sunday Brunch: Granite City
Runner Up: Doo Dah Diner

Best Sushi: Wasabi
Runner Up: Kanai

Best Wings: Buffalo Wild Wings
Runner Up: Wings and Things

Favorite Overall Restaurant: Redrock Canyon Grill
Runner Up: Newport Grill


That is a lot of typing and analyzing votes there……….
There were a good number of categories I had a good guess on what people’s votes would be like Best BBQ, Mediterranean Food, Breakfast, Donuts. Then there were a good number of categories I was kind of shocked by the answers by everybody.
For a while there, I strongly considered eliminating chains and going strictly with locally owned places but if readers think a certain restaurant is truly the best in town and nothing local compares than that is fair.
Did any of these results surprise anybody? I’d love to read your comments.
So that does it for the 2015 Wichita Foodie Favorites Poll. Big thanks again to everybody who participated. I will be contacting a gentleman named Dave who won this year’s survey giveaway.
To all the readers out there, thank you for reading, Happy Dining and have yourself a very Happy Holidays.

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0 thoughts on “2015 Wichita Foodie Favorites Poll Results”

  1. I was surprised by the hummus vote. I love Bella Luna, but I'm not a big fan of their hummus. I think Maurice has the best hummus, especially the chicken schawarma version! Adrian's is also good.

  2. Really Wasabi over Kanai? Even Ninza is better than Wasabi. Some of the other ones I can see, but for best Pho – Little Saigon? Did they even try My Tho?

  3. As a reader poll, it's too bad that so many chains were chosen. However, some of them (such as Bionic Burger) can vary greatly from one restaurant to the other. Personally, I'm also a fan of Kanai but, maybe not everyone has heard of it but it's fantastic! I also say that because I've never heard of My Tho or Dempsey's and I'm going to have to try those to see if I have new favorites! As for best taco category, it would be a nice addition–there's a taco truck here in town that has my favorite!!!

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