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Brothers Railroad Inn

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113 S Penn Ave, Independence, KS 67301-3525
620-331-3335
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Pizza on Earth

It had been quite a while since we had pizza from Brother's Railroad Inn. So, we stopped in there last Friday night. The place was, of course, busy. After a short wait, though we got a nice table and ordered the famous "Car Shop" pizza. This particular model comes with plenty of meats of all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
stOOOge
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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117 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been quite a while since we had pizza from Brother's Railroad Inn. So, we stopped in there last Friday night. The place was, of course, busy. After a short wait, though we got a nice table and ordered the famous "Car Shop" pizza. This particular model comes with plenty of meats of all kinds. The crust is always... More 

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Thank stOOOge
Independence, Kansas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Since my glowing review from 2014, things have changed a bit at Brothers Railroad Inn in Independence, Kansas. The establishment is still may be the best place to eat, but it's now difficult to get in to enjoy the place. Brothers Railway Inn is only open a few days out of the week, making it inconvenient for those who seek... More 

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Thank bodega21
Independence, Kansas
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Brother's is my go-to spot for dining out in Independence. Their baked tortellini is my absolute favorite. Steaks are pretty good too. Nice atmosphere, good service and good prices.

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Thank Lisa W
Lawrence, Kansas
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Good atmosphere for either casual or a little more formal dining. We just stopped in for 5 o'clock appetizers and it was perfect!

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Thank HobNobbin
Independence, Kansas
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Brothers Railroad is a both a formal and informal dining experience wrapped into the best place to eat in Independence. Besides being known for their Italian dishes - fried Ravoli is wonderful, they also have superb steaks. Theirs salads are always so crisp and their pizzas are very good too.

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Thank Robin0906
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

I eat out every meal of the day in a different city every week. I usually write more, however all that I will say is never again. Absolute garbage. Great ideas with poor execution. Very friendly proprietor, and staff, with great service. The cook/recipes need alot of help.

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Thank Anthony R
Independence, Kansas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The welcoming staff and the delicious food make this restaurant an exceptional experience for a small town in a rural area. The "Jeff salad" is one of my favorites especially for lunch. Don't forget to save room for dessert - yummy.

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Thank Colleen C
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were traveling from visiting our son and his family in Topeka and returning to East Texas. We were tired of fast food on our travels and we discovered this gem. They were serving their dinner menu and the chef prepared a the most delicious Eggplant Parmigiana, one of my favorites. The restaurant was cozy, clean and very friendly.

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1 Thank happytravels025
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I travel a lot but when I'm home this is a favorite lunch spot. Usually good service, friendly people.

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1 Thank Benjamin H
Kansas City
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193 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We've eaten here a few times when visiting my mother. She's in a wheelchair and the staff is always very accommodating. The food has always been very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 S Penn Ave, Independence, KS 67301-3525
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: 620-331-3335

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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