If it’s one thing that won’t stop in Wichita, it’s the loads of new restaurants that keep popping up. There are lots of exciting additions on the way in the final weeks of 2018 and deep into 2019. Let’s review what we have coming.
1985 Arcade Bar & Grill
1021 W Maple
The new arcade that will serve food and alcohol was originally hoping for a Fall opening but that has been delayed. All we know is that it’s for sure opening in the near future. Facebook
222 N Washington Road
This new restaurant, dance club and hookah lounge actually opened last weekend. The food theme will be Italian where they will serve pizzas, subs and pastas. This is in the former Joe’s Old Town Bar & Grill. Facebook
Alejandro’s Mexican Food
2110 N Maize Road
The all night Mexican restaurant out east will be expanding to the west side with a 2,000-square-foot location and are scheduled to open in mid-December.
37th and Maize
Expect another Braum’s to make its way to west Wichita in 2019. No set date yet.
Chick N Max
3520 N Maize Road
The third Chick N Max spot in Wichita will be out west and should be open before the end of the year. A fourth location is in talks for 2019.
Chicken N Pickle
1240 N Greenwich Rd
Some of the pickle ball courts will be ready by the end of the year with the remaining ones to be open early next year. The restaurant side hopes to be open in February.
593 E Pawnee
The chicken chain which returned with their first location at 13th and Oliver has been wildly successful. The next one is aiming for a July 2019 opening.
Da Chicken Shak and More
1112 31st St S
A second ‘Da Chicken Shak and More’ will be opening up on 31st st S. No timetable has been set but this has been confirmed by their owners and should be open sometime in 2019.
Dave and Busters
K-96 and Greenwich
Do I really have to explain what this is? The large 30,000-square-foot space is aiming for a July 2019 opening.
North Rock Road, Derby
The national donut and coffee chain will be opening their Derby location in March 2019.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
21st and Oliver
The second Fuzzy’s will be coming to Braeburn Square at Wichita State and should arrive in the summer of 2019.
HomeGrown Wichita Eatery
1900 N Rock Road (Bradley Fair)
619 E William St
When it comes to popular restaurants out west, I’m not sure there is one busier than HomeGrown. The owners are hoping that popularity can carry over to downtown and east Wichita. The east side location in Bradley Fair is expected to open in March of 2019 while the downtown location in the Spaghetti Works District won’t be coming until 2020.
Northeast corner of Seneca and University Road.
The 24-hour diner should be open in March of 2019.
La Islas Marias
2150 N Amidon
The Mexican seafood chain that serves crab legs, shrimp, and more is still hoping to be open by the end of the year. Facebook
Leslie’s Coffee House
930 W Douglas
The new coffee shop coming to Delano is currently hiring and should be open within the next couple of months.
3213 N Toben
The popular Mexican restaurant at 13th and West street has taken over the Jersey’s space and should be open by the end of 2018.
120 S Washington
The quick service Mediterranean restaurant should be open by December.
2035 N Rock Road
The same owners of Molino’s Cuisine will be opening a build your own taco place in the former Pie Fives space. You can expect either a late November or December opening. Facebook
537 E St. Francis
Nifty Nuthouse has officially moved into their new space today! It’s right next door to their original location.
An east side Poke Mix is coming to northeast Wichita. Just exactly where hasn’t been officially announced but this is one more restaurant to keep an eye out for in 2019.
711 E Douglas Avenue
Walnut River Brewing Co in El Dorado will be opening Pour House at Union Station. According to their Facebook page, they look to be opening soon before the end of the year. The pictures on their page have been showing lots of progress.
2721 E Central
The new German restaurant and bar opens Tuesday at Revolutsia, the shipping container mall. Revolutsia will be hosting a Grand Opening event on Friday, November 23 that you all should check out. Facebook
Taste of Soul Southern Chicken & Waffles
7700 E Kellogg Dr
Specializing in a hand-held chicken-and-waffle sandwich called a “wafflewich.” Taste of Soul also serves traditional chicken and waffles, featuring chicken wings arranged on top of a buttermilk waffle. They are planning to be open in December. Facebook
The Dapper Doughnut
701 E Douglas Avenue
The mini-doughnut shop will open in one of the canopy shops at Union Station. While they don’t have an official opening, you can get a sneak peak of these on Small Business Saturday at their special event. They will be open from 8am to 2pm and offering 50% off all doughnuts. This will just be a one day event until they plan their opening date. Facebook
Northeast corner of Seneca and University Road.
The controversial restaurant and bar that’s similar to Twin Peaks and Hooters is aiming for a February 2019 opening.
Vora Restaurant European
3252 E Douglas Ave
The French and Italian restaurant with other European influences will be the feature restaurant in the new Uptown Landing apartment complex. They have their fingers cross for a Christmas time opening.
I’m totally kidding. This one isn’t coming to Wichita. But any time talks of new restaurants come up, Cheesecake Factory is brought up so I figured I might as well answer that here.
This list doesn’t include the random twenty or so additional small mom-and-pop Mexican restaurants that will appear all over town during the next year. When I find those out, you can be sure I’ll be stopping by and passing on the good word of food.
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