Yoselin was opened in April 2012 by the Ortega family, and features a supermarket of traditional Hispanic ingredients and a kitchen that serves authentic Mexican food.
With its location right across from campus and next to Mooreman’s Southside and its late weekend hours, Yoselin’s has quickly become a hot spot for students. This is no Taco Bell.
[Menu favorites: quesadillas, burritos, tacos
Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: 1402 S. Broadway]
Opened in August, Jo’s signature Middle-Eastern style gyro flatbread sandwiches can be prepared-to-order, but come standard with special ingredients such as humus and unique tzatziki sauce.
[Menu Favorites: single/double gyro basket, falafel, kibbeh and grape leaves
Monday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: 1614 S. Broadway]
Winner of best breakfast in town for two years in a row, Harry’s Café is the place for great breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This mom-and-pop style café was first opened by Harry Clemens in 1934 and has continued to be an icon for Pittsburg today. Make sure you get there before 9 a.m. or its renowned cinnamon rolls will already be gone.
“I really like Harry’s Cafe because it’s the cheapest place for the amount of food that they give you,” said Alex Mott, senior in English and Spanish education. “The service is really quick, even when they are busy, and the chicken-fried steak is one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten.”
[Menu favorites: breakfast, cinnamon rolls, hamburgers
Tuesday to Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Weekends: 6 a.m to 2 p.m.
Location: 412 N. Broadway]
Chatters & House of Wings
Chatters and House of Wings is a double feature for Pittsburg.
One side is a traditional restaurant with American cuisine, while the other side is a bar and grill with a specialty in chicken wings. Get 50-cent wings on Mondays, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and appetizers with your drinks late at night, after the regular kitchen closes.
[Menu Favorites: nachos, chicken parmesan
Mon. to Fri.: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Weekends: 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Kitchen closes at 10 p.m.
Location: 2401 S. Rouse]
El Caballo de Oro
A newer addition to Pittsburg is El Caballo de Oro, an authentic Mexican restaurant. Miguel Lopez opened this restaurant nine months ago in October 2012, adding variety to the Mexican cuisine in Pittsburg.
[Menu Favorites: chimichangas,
11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. every day
Location: 402 S. Broadway]
Another Chinese food restaurant rejoined the Pittsburg family in 2012. Bamboo Chinese Take Out was first opened in 1996 as Bamboo Dragon, and has moved and reopened several times since. Now, Bamboo adds an option to Chinese take-out in Pittsburg, but with a huge plus: they also deliver.
[Menu favorites: cashew chicken, General
Monday to Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: 808 N. Broadway]
First opened in 1976 and run by Jim Martino since 1979, Mall Deli is a Pittsburg icon. This sandwich spot is great for lunch or dinner; just try not to get too full on crackers and Mall Deli’s famous Italian dressing before your meal arrives.
“Mall Deli is probably my favorite,” said Randi Piccini, senior in English education. “They have a friendly staff and a reasonably priced menu, very important to the college students. It’s a Pittsburg staple; you can’t live here without eating there on a regular basis, and you can’t visit Pitt without stopping at the deli for a meal.”
[Menu favorites: French dip, reuben
Monday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 202 Centennial, in the Meadowbrook Mall]
Cafe Del RIo
Opened in 1995 by Mike Wagner, this Tex-Mex restaurant boasts the best queso around.
Located in the Meadowbrook Shopping Complex, this spot is a local favorite for Tex-Mex and margaritas. You can also check out the other two Del Rio locations in Joplin and Webb City.
“Love Del Rio,” said Briana Hall, senior in biology and Spanish. “Not only is the restaurant awesome, but I think it has some of the best queso that can be found. My favorite dish is the chicken flautas, and I love the little corn ball thing and flag they give me with every meal.”
[Menu favorites: queso
Sunday to Thursday: 11
a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday to Saturday: 11
a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: 202 Centennial]
Serving breakfast and lunch all the time since 1946, Bob’s Grill is another local favorite for home-style cooking. If you’re up before the sun and hungry, Bob’s Grill has got you covered.
[Menu Favorites: breakfast and
Monday to Friday: 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Saturday: 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: 1014 N. Broadway]
If you’re looking for a healthier option, Sweet Greens is the place. Sweet Greens offers a salad and soup bar loaded with options, as well as dessert and a coffee and smoothie bar. Plus, if you’re looking for a little sun with your salad, Sweet Greens also has a tanning service.
“I like Sweet Greens because it is a buffet, so you don’t have to choose just one thing,” said Cate Dunn, junior in biology. “I like to go there with friends from the cross country and track teams, because we don’t have to feel guilty about eating the healthier food there!”
[Menu favorites: smoothies,
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to
Weekends: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: 620 S. Broadway]
No college town would be complete without a favorite Chinese food joint, and Lotus owner James Lam has served that purpose in the Pittsburg area for the past 14 years. The current Lotus Express, which has been open for the past four years, is always packed and a favorite of students.
“For one, it’s cheap, which is great for us poor college folk,” said Curtis Thurman, senior in computer information systems. “They also give you pretty big portions of food, so you can actually be full. Big portions mean nothing if the food isn’t good, but Lotus’ food is probably the best Chinese food I have ever had. Plus, the people that work there are great and extremely friendly, which makes that place so much better!”
[Menu Favorites: cashew chicken, General Tsao’s chicken, crab Rangoon
Monday to Saturday: 11
a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: 412 S.