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Grinders

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American, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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417 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1409
816-472-5454
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere

I tried Grinders as part of a food tour. This place is excellent to grab a coffee and meet with friends. They also serve mix drinks. The place has great laid-back atmosphere. I highly recommend this place if you want great coffee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
travler105
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dodge city, ks
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Been coming here for over 5 years and every creation surprises me from burgers to pizza, even desert from Foos Ice Cream! Atmosphere is unique and servers along with the cooking crew are top notch and always willing to help with food selections. Enjoy the outdoor patio on a cool day or night or try Grinders West which is a... More 

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NY, NY
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Stumbled upon this place while looking for breakfast with a big group. Not only were we accommodated, but service was friendly and outstanding despite the many bizarre and random requests from our group. And they gave us separate checks even though we didn't ask. When has that ever happened? Food was generally very good and very reasonably priced. Nice varied... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went here for a late night pizza and beer, we had already gone here once for just a beer. The pizza was pretty good, but the bar was understaffed so it took forever to get service! The wait staff was kind of rude at the end of the evening, and they didn't tell us they were going to be... More 

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dodge city, ks
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I tried Grinders as part of a food tour. This place is excellent to grab a coffee and meet with friends. They also serve mix drinks. The place has great laid-back atmosphere. I highly recommend this place if you want great coffee.

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Kansas City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This indoor, outdoor hole in the wall was well liked by Diners, Drive Ins and Dives some time back. We tried it last weekend and recommend it. My roasted veggie sandwich on ciabatta bread was delishious. Place has live music in the outdoor eating area too. Sister Hazel is this weekend I believe. Go!

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Leawood, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We found this pizza bar on a culinary tour we took and WOW! We learned about the owner Stretch (wish we could have met him) and his commitment to Kansas City along with his art and TV projects. We are looking forward to returning to check out a concert and eating more pizza!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

At Grinders there is a choice of which place to sit. If you have kids sit in Grinders West. The food was great, and there is something for everyone. They have pizza, subs, and salads. I enjoyed the pizza because the price was fair, and the food itself was amazing. They have an amazing hot sauce that is pretty hot.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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131 reviews 131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We are here for dinner Saturday night since my friend who lives near by took us here we ate out back on the patio. I got the meatball grinder and tots and it was delicious. My girl got the philly and devoured it. They offer a big selection of beer. I hope to make it back in the summer for... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Stopped by Grinders while we were in town after seeing it on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. You just seat yourself at any open table and wait for a waiter to come by and bring your menus...strange, but we didn't have to wait too long. I tried a slice of the tandori chicken pizza (Benghal Tiger) and my fiance got the... More 

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Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We decided to try out the tator tot pizza and the Philly since they were shown on Diner's, Drive-Ins, and Dives. The tator tot/chili/cheese topping was good, but the pizza that was under it wasn't very impressive. You can either order a whole pizza or a slice, and then you pay extra money to have the tator tot topping added.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 417 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1409
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 816-472-5454

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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