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Grinders

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417 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1409
816-472-5454
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Very busy place

We tried Grinders for lunch on a Saturday. We tried to eat on the east side but it was packed so we made our way next door to the west side. It as well was extremely busy but we did manage to get a seat. Shortly after we were seated there was a line of people waiting, it is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
richy_roo75
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Joplin, Missouri
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Joplin, Missouri
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We tried Grinders for lunch on a Saturday. We tried to eat on the east side but it was packed so we made our way next door to the west side. It as well was extremely busy but we did manage to get a seat. Shortly after we were seated there was a line of people waiting, it is a... More 

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Thank richy_roo75
Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's obvious why this place was on Diners, Drive-In's and Dives. Really really good food and our waiter was a riot.

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Thank FootballCoach98
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Just had dinner with our family at Grinders in Lenexa, KS. First time dining on a Tuesday night. Never again. Live entertainment was extremely loud and the singer had a terrible voice. Trying to have a conversation at our table was impossible without shouting. The food, on the other hand, was delicious, from Philadelphia cheese steaks, calzones and the pizza... More 

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Thank Sam N
Olathe, KS
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The ambiance of Grinders (the original) is an OMG experience! Fun, crazy artwork surrounds you as you enjoy great pizza and sandwiches. The Philly Cheesesteak with Cheese Whiz and a side of tots is a good bet. My favorite is the California Burger.

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Thank denisea724
Lee's Summit, Missouri
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We had heard great things about Grinders from people and of course, tv shows. The atmosphere is completely different from west to east. Waited for a table since we had a bigger group. Joe, our server, was rude and acted like he was doing us a favor. We should have walked out at the start but thought we'd at least... More 

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Thank Mindy M
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This would be a great place to hang out when the weather gets cool! Fun outdoor area. My Philly Cheesesteak sandwich was awesome! The Cherry Limeade drink is the BOMB!! :)

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Thank Soccamomma1316
Fort Leonard Wood
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

What a great place to hang out - we spent the evening drinking cold beer, eating salads and pizzas and trying several other dishes - great atmosphere, music - just an all around good time. Great value. Pizza had to have been the best in KC. And - the average age for our table was 60 plus. Enjoy!

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Thank KWayneB
Ontario, Canada
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63 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We enjoyed eating here during Fed Up Fest - the sandwiches were good. They had many craft beers you could try.

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Thank tkbrady
Roswell, New Mexico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Tried this place out after seeing it on the Food Network and had a great time. The pizza was incredible and loved the decor. We also saw a great band on the stage out back. If you get the opportunity don't pass up the chance to come here.

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Thank Tony H
Kansas City, Kansas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Loved it and service was great! The food was good both times I have been there. was busy but we got right in and set at the bar and ate at the bar.

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Thank becky10138

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