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“What happened to Minsky's?”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Minsky's Pizza

Minsky's Pizza
Ranked #4 of 120 Restaurants in Shawnee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Hungry? Order online now! "Gourmet, and going to stay that way." Since 1976 we've used distinctive ingredients in our savory pizzas, sandwiches, pastas and salads. Sure to please any palate at our original 51st and Main restaurant and 13 locations throughout the metro.Since we began making gourmet pizza in Kansas City in 1976, we have used the finest ingredients. Our savory pizzas begin with fresh, hand-rolled dough layered with generous portions of lean, succulent meats, tender vegetables, aromatic herbs and are topped with rich dairy mozzarella baked to bubbling perfection. Today, our distinctive ingredients and commitment to quality ensure that each Minsky's pizza is a mouthwatering masterpiece. In addition to gourmet pizzas, we offer a tasty selection of sandwiches, salads and pastas sure to please any palate. Enjoy.
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“What happened to Minsky's?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

I have been to many Minskys over the last 20 years, but this by far was the worst experience that I have ever had. Fist, we walked in and had to wait almost 10 minutes to be seated. There was very few people in the restaurant and most of the booths were dirty. The hostess had to not only greet us, and seat us, but she also had to bus the tables in order to seat us. We waited while she bused a table and seated one family, then bused our table to seat us. Meanwhile another family came in and she greeted them nicely and said she would get to them as soon as she bused our table and seated us. They were like "all these empty seats and we have to wait?. Needless to say, they left. Shortly after that I saw 5 more people come from the back to help.
It took about 10 minutes to get our drinks, (water w/ lemon), then we were able to order. We then watched 3 other tables that came in after us, get served there food first. Our waiter came by to refill our waters and filled one glass when the other two needed filling. He ran off and we had to yell at him. Luckily the hostess heard us and told him to come back. Needless to say, we did not tip very much. It seemed to us that the hostess deserved our tip more than anyone else in that place. The waiter did try to apologize about us getting served after the others. His excuse was that they got "slammed" real hard before we came. I'm sorry, but I have worked in restaurants before on major holidays where we feed people non-stop for 10 hours straight. This place would not know slammed unless it was the door of customers walking out.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Good pizza but expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

We have been going to Minsky's pizza for years, including this location. We moved away 3 years ago and upon returning for a visit this time, we noticed that the prices went up about $2 for every menu. A small cheese pizza ran us about $10. A mini hamburger would have been about $6. Pretty pricey considering it is just pizza. Service on this visit was friendly, but slow.

Visited June 2014
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Thank McChi
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Kansas City, Kansas
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“Girl's Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Went out to lunch with a girlfriend. We had the Jumbo Combo pizza and it was deliciously stuffed and very cheesy. We also shared the Chicken Club Salad, it was filled with fresh veggies and topped with tender juicy grilled chicken. We had the Bacon Herb Dressing and it was to die for. Our server, Heather G. was the best. Our drinks never where empty and she was very friendly and always had a smile on her face.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank mamadanks
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Shawnee, Kansas, United States
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“lunch with friends”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Visited one of my favorite local restaurants yesterday for lunch. I had a calzone and house salad with homemade peppercorn ranch dressing(I suggest trying this dressing).
The huge calzone was stuffed full of all the combo ingredients. The salad was huge and I used a frontflip prize to get it for 1/2 price. If you don't use the frontflip app to scan a barcode for a chance to win prizes and discounts, you really should. Check with your favorite establishments to see if they participate in frontflip.

  • Visited April 2014
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Leesburg, Virginia
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“Great Pizza!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

I recently ordered for delivery and the driver was friendly and the delivery was quick. Best of all the salad was a large portion with some fun, unusual extras, and the pizza, the Papa Minsky's was delicious. I chose the Honey Wheat crust which was very tasty, it even still felt much like a regular crust might. The sauce and toppings were very generous and of very good quality. I would definitely recommend this place!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Lauren S
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