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The Little Grill

Caribbean, Jamaican
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6625 Dyer Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502-8334
785-323-0112
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Hours:
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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
First time visit

First time visit and glad that I did. This is a restaurant with a bar a few miles outside of Manhattan proper but it has a neighborhood tavern feel. I would feel comfortable bringing my seven year old in for lunch or an early dinner. Very clean interior. Much of the food is described as spicy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
n0uzn
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Topeka, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A bit off the beaten path but the food is so good. I shared the seafood gumbo special and got easily over a pound of food for $14.00. They did not skimp on the seafood, potatoes, or rice.

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Thank Foodinaire
Topeka, Kansas
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118 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visit and glad that I did. This is a restaurant with a bar a few miles outside of Manhattan proper but it has a neighborhood tavern feel. I would feel comfortable bringing my seven year old in for lunch or an early dinner. Very clean interior. Much of the food is described as spicy. I had a fillet... More 

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Thank n0uzn
Manhattan, Kansas
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd eaten here 3 times before this and never been happy with my meal, but decided to give it another try. The menu is limited for someone who doesn't like seafood or dark meat chicken. One of the specials was negrile style pork steak but the server didn't offer any idea of what that was. The grilled chicken I had... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, atmosphere and drinks at The Little Grill are outstanding. Try anything they have to offer slathered and grilled with the homemade jerk rub. Not too hot, unless you ask for it that way. Highly recommended.

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Thank Richard S
Ellensburg, Washington
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

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!

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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.

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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 

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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 

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1 Thank MeghanCO
Pratt, KS
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37 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.

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1 Thank ksdreamer
Pensacola, Florida
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156 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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.

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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
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?