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417 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1409
+1 816-472-5454
11:00 - 01:00
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Overland Park, Kansas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Who would have thought jalepeno would be a good fit with sauerkraut on a Reuben? It's amazing stuff! Can't wait to go back and try more of the unusual pairings Grinders has to offer!

Thank marblehead2017
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Grinder's on 18th Street and Grinder's West (just next door) on several occasions--as a couple, with family, and with friends. This is a funky place that takes you back to yesterday with its decor. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. The wait staff is helpful but never pushy and the food is terrific. Among my favorites:... More 

Thank stephenkQ4714NB
Kansas City
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent sandwiches and pizza in a really cool setting bring a sharpie to sign the wall of shame. Reuben is rated best in KC

Thank larrysA6600OJ
Belleville, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are from small town USA, be prepared to jump out of your comfort zone. My grandson was a little nervous when we entered the "bar" side but by the end of the meal, he asked when we could return. (We didn't know that the other side was a bit more family friendlier). Regardless, we couldn't have been happier... More 

Thank Julie K
Jonesboro, Arkansas
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188 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, I'll admit it: I'm a Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives (DDD)) fanatic. So, when I travel, I always like to see what stops, if any, he's made along the way. I recently traveled to Kansas City, and I was thrilled to discover there were MANY places featured either on DDD or on Food Network. Grinders was one of... More 

Thank femaleboxer
Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Cubano Sandwich (Cuban). It's was fantastic. Wife loved the Philly Cheese Steak sandwich. Food came out very fast.

Thank jcofer84
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome environment! The pizza is delicious! Hip-hop music. Services is great! I would def recommend this place!

Thank jaxxx902
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We are a house divided; Grinder's is one of several Kansas City Restaurants which has been visited by Food Networks Guy Fieri and his Diner's Drive-in & Dive show. If you are familiar with the show, that tells you this is a unique setting. Grinder's falls into that environment very well, but also the food is outstanding! We find ourselves... More 

Thank wonderkap
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 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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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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?