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City Diner

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301 N Grand Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116
(816) 471-5121
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 8
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Sunday Brunch

KC is pretty closed down Sunday Morning, but the river market down Grand is hoppin! Motif is vintage, waitresses with personality. The food : huge pancake made with corn flower. Huge cinnamon roll, a little dry. Not much fresh fruit around. Very reasonable, Stay for the River Market!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Bobenkim
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atlanta
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atlanta
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

KC is pretty closed down Sunday Morning, but the river market down Grand is hoppin! Motif is vintage, waitresses with personality. The food : huge pancake made with corn flower. Huge cinnamon roll, a little dry. Not much fresh fruit around. Very reasonable, Stay for the River Market!

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Thank Bobenkim
Destin, Florida
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Great homemade food- friendly staff and great prices. Very small family style café. $32 for 2 omelets and 1 biscuit gravy. Worth it.

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1 Thank Nikki S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My son and I stopped at the City Diner at 6:00 am on a weekday morning. We found the building to be old, run down, and not very inviting. However, the food was good and the service was outstanding. Our waitress, a well tattooed lady, was very friendly and delivered our orders promptly. She and another waitress refilled my coffee... More 

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Thank Robert G
Wahiawa, Hawaii
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180 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

A friend lives down the street so we walked here for brunch on Sunday. It's kind of a "hole in the wall" place, which I typically think has the best food. I ordered the 12" pancake, and our server actually scoffed at me and mocked me for ordering it, saying that I'd never be able to finish it. (RUDE! I... More 

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Thank Hannahchristine575
Kansas City, Missouri
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Small and sometimes crowded .. lots of regulars .. interesting wall hangings. Stable wait staff who are all fun and pleasant and accommodating. Food is good, substantial. Breakfast we especially like.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Had the Meatball Dunk at City Diner for lunch and it has a very tasty sugo rosso (red sauce). It's served with three good sized meat balls in a very good tomato based sauce and four pieces of garlic toast to help soak up the sauce. It's only open for breakfast and lunch and the menu for the other offerings... More 

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Athens, Alabama
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435 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The food was admittedly good, but an omelet for $10.00 on special? This is KC not NY. The high price doesn't buy ambiance either as the place is pretty much a dump. Service was slow and it took about 30 minutes to get the food even though we arrived at an off hour. Parking is very limited and tight.

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Thank Gary G
Kansas City, Missouri
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Very small and hard to move around. Had good several good menu choices, but the omelet that 3 of us chose we had to ask for the toast that came with when we ordered. What? the menu says "and toast". My husband ordered tenderloin sandwich but was offered no mayonnaise. Anyway food was average at best.

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Thank MKPKCMO
Dallas, Texas
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

It is a small diner. We went on a weekday so that was ok. The food was good enough. Burgers, sandwiches, tater tots, fries. The waitress was great.

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Thank KC-texas5
Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Any chance I get, my whole family heads down to each. My dad knows the owner, so we are regulars. They know us by heart and since we have a huge family, we try and get the big table. I normally get the cheese omelet with swiss and american cheese. Paired off with tater tots, just amazing!

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Thank Jackee H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 N Grand Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: (816) 471-5121

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?