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417 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1409
+1 816-472-5454
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Grinders is an awesome place to get together with friends! The atmosphere is relaxed and if you don't like the inside step out back where there is plenty of room!!! The food is outstanding! Especially the burgers!!!!! Highly recommend for an evening out in the town!!!

Thank Robert B
Columbia, Missouri
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You must eat here if visiting KC. Parking was easy on the street and we felt super safe. It looks like a dive bar but the trip is well worth it. I was surprised on how great and nice the service was. Honestly it had to be one of the friendliest staffs at a restaurant I have seen. Must try... More 

Thank Gordyjr
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Lenexa location for dinner on a Wednesday evening. All of the staff, especially our server Morgan were great. Ordered the cheese steak pizza and my co-worker got the cheese steak sandwich. Both were excellent. Would highly recommend.

Thank brad121860
Oxnard, California
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Funny place with great pizza and sandwiches. This is a rock n roll joint with shows next door and a cool casual vibe.

Thank Jim L
Overland Park, Kansas
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112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Good food and good service! They do not take reservations, but made certain we got in as soon as we got to the restaurant and the manager stopped by to make certain that happened. They were aware we wanted to watch the World Series, seated us at a table that was close to a TV, as well as checking to... More 

Thank 720MarkW720
Topeka, Kansas
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Went on a Saturday and loved it! Nachos for an appetizer followed by a Philly, Cuban, Ruben and then a meatball grinder for the family. Everyone loved it.

Thank ajthepoolman
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

OK. This place looks like a dive. It is a great little pizza, sub, sandwich, Philly steak restaurant. Had an excellent meal with a particularly attentive, helpful, and cheerful waiter. All the service staff seemed to be equally professional and positive. Is a great place to visit on the way to 18th & Vine.

Thank jlmVirginia
Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Really good food and staff. The artwork and graffiti on the walls will most likely generate a number of questions if you bring you kids.

Thank sbell1973
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529 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

In the vicinity of the WWI museum, with seating available for large groups. Our party of 12 ate lunch outside at picnic tables. They evidently have concerts here too as there was a stage and sound system by the picnic tables. Food was good. Service was friendly. Lots of choices and beers on tap. I had a half Philly cheese... More 

Thank OklahomaMomOf3
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

They claim to have the best cheesesteak west of the Mississippi River . I definitely agree was one of the better sandwiches I have eaten . Also known for the pizza which I sampled the kids and it's very good also . Good rotating craft beer selection . When I get back to KC I will definitelybe hitting this place... More 

Thank Brian A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1409
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-472-5454

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?