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The Little Grill

Caribbean, Jamaican
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6625 Dyer Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502-8334
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great local restaurant

Great restaurant and I love that they are a local. It is worth the short trip out of town to get to it and never dissapoints.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
dixie C
Topeka, Kansas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Ellensburg, Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't go wrong with this restaurant! I had Jerk Chicken with Red Beans and Rice. Fellow guest had Shrimp Rasta Pasta. Large portions and many shrimp. They ate it all! Another fellow had Fish and Cajun Chips. Catfish, and spicy chips. Plenty of other guest of all ages. Nice live music. Will enjoy going again!

Thank redheadsue
Topeka, Kansas
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Great restaurant and I love that they are a local. It is worth the short trip out of town to get to it and never dissapoints.

Thank dixie C
Manhattan, Kansas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This is our go-to place when we need a good meal, a pick me up, a touch of the islands, or when we are too tired and hungry to think. The menu is not expansive, but I still haven't made it all the way through, because the Jerked chicken with red beans and rice is just AWESOME! The Jamaican gumbo... More 

1 Thank Rhonda S
Lenexa, Kansas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The Little Grill is one of the hidden gems in Manhattan, KS! This place definitely sets it's self apart from the other eateries in town! There is a wide variety of entrees to please anyone and you will never walk away hungry. I was a little hesitant at first to try something new but I was pleasantly surprised and after... More 

1 Thank MeghanCO
Pratt, KS
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

What a great out of the way place to spend the evening. The rum punch is awesome and the food is worth the wait. If you're looking for a place to escape the college crowd in Aggieville, then head out to the Little Grill, it's worth the drive.

1 Thank ksdreamer
Pensacola, Florida
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153 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had dinner here with our family and it was a delight. The menu is varied and offers many interesting selections. Our meals were well prepared and well served. We also enjoyed the live entertainment. If visiting Manhattan give the Little Grill a visit. It is a little bit out of the way from downtown but well worth the effort.

Thank John D
Topeka, Kansas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This hidden gem in Manhattan, Ks is a must stop if you are anywhere within a 100 mile radius. The owner, and staff, take friendly to a whole new level, the smells when you walk in the door are almost enough to make you feel full by themselves. My first trip in there was on business not to eat and... More 

Thank Dustyn M
Queensland, Australia
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158 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The owner is great. He will sometimes play music for the guests at the restaurant. It makes a great atmosphere. The rum punch is pretty good, and is their specialty. The food I could take or leave. Often food doesnt seem cooked very well, try chicken over cooked sauces. Some swear by it though. I think this is a good... More 

Thank Brandon F
Manhattan, KS
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

YA MON!! Excellent with fun atmosphere and live music! Cold beers, frozen drink!! Say hi to Kenrick and Cathy the owners!!

Thank lovetotravel1211
Phillipsburg, Kansas
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77 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A little bit of Jamaica in Kansas! This restaurant is a little off the beaten path, but so worth the drive. The food is delicious & the atmosphere is fun! The live music is very entertaining! I had a pulled pork sandwich with jerk sauce and it was amazing. The seafood gumbo was delicious as well.

Thank rbwildcat

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6625 Dyer Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502-8334
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Manhattan
  • Phone Number: 785-323-0112

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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