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“Lived up to the good reviews” 4 of 5 stars
Review of M & R Grill

M & R Grill
1720 N Buckeye Ave, Abilene, KS 67410
(785) 263-9819
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Ranked #5 of 28 restaurants in Abilene
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Bar
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
Kansas City, Missouri
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Lived up to the good reviews”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Passing through town and found this on Trip Adivsor. Liked the reviews and tried it. It lived up to expectations.

Standard grill fare, menu says it is family owned. Typical sports memorabilia on the walls, TVs showing ESPN, etc. We both had burgers, but the menu has a full range of items listing salads, steaks, chicken strips, etc.

The burgers are seared on a grill and have a genuine burger joint flavor. I tried the bacon burger with their "homemade" BBQ sauce. It probably was, because the sauce was very tasty - finger licking tasty. The burger was the right amount of juicyness, the bun fresh. Right amount of pickles too. And MOST IMPORTANTLY, the bacon was crisp and fresh. So often restuarants keep it in grease or not cooked completely or something, because at most places it is soggy or link and not tasty. Here the bacon IS bacon. It make the burger.

Interesting note: all burgers come with your choice of potato or onion ring AND salad or soup. So very nice to have a something before the burger without paying $4 or $5 for a side salad. The salad wasn't fancy but still tasty.

Asked about the onion rings and was told they were house made, which they are not. But here is where the difference in service comes in (something you don't get in most expensive city restaurants). The waitress returned shortly after I ordered and explained she was wrong - though most of their items are made in-house, the onion rings were not. So as it turned out the onion rings were average, but my opinion of the service went up several notches. I can't remember the last time a snooty waiter in one of Kansas City's fine dining establishments took that approach to correct a mistake or misconception.

Don't know when I will be passing throug this town again, but I will stop next time I do.
Satisfying meal for a decent price.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melodie S, Owner at M & R Grill, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thank you so much for your review! We strive to do our best and be honest about our food served. We hope that you do come back again :)!
Oh and yes our BBQ sauce is made here....my husband makes it weekly and now Im spoiled and can't eat anyone else's :)!
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Kansas City, Missouri
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11 restaurant reviews
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“EXCELLENT EXCELLENT FOOD FUN COMFY PLACE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Okay this place seriously needs to be on diners drive ins and dives. Nothing fancy in the furnishings which is just as it should be..High booths, beers and burgers to die for. Two of us got the pork tenderloin sandwich and 2 got wonderful burgers and we all got the cheese fries appetizer (which we NEVER do but saw them go out to another table and we had to try some!) A salad comes included in the price with your burger! Unheard of, right? There was no grease present on our food which again is unheard of when one orders burgers and pork. We were there for llate unch on a saturday. Next time we are going back for dinner and trying the steaks~they too looked amazing as they were coming out of the kitchen. Nice efficient employees....excellent prices!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melodie S, Owner at M & R Grill, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Wow!! Thank you from all of us at MR Grill. From the back of the house to the front we are so happy that you had a good experience! Please come back :)
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Abilene, Kansas
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“Good Food & lots of it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Eat there often. I LOVE the fresh battered/fried mushrooms & fried green beans. Love the steaks & baby back ribs.

Visited February 2013
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Melodie S, Owner at M & R Grill, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review! We always strive to make everyones visit great. If we ever dont live up to that - please let us know! :)
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The sports-bar like atmosphere is accompanied by GREAT AFFORDABLE FOOD! Whether it's lunch or dinner you're sure to be pleased with the variety on the menu, the great prices, as well the delicious food. My family eats here regularly and are always impressed with the great service! Kudos!

Visited October 2012
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Melodie S, Owner at M & R Grill, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I am glad to know that the staff is doing a good job :)! Thanks again!
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“Good food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Friendly people and great food.
Parking lot could be smoothed a bit, but that aint where ya eat.
Comfortable seating and sports memorabilia decor make this a fun place.

Visited July 2012
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Melodie S, Owner at M & R Grill, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Thank you for the review :) - It is always great to hear that we are doing a good job! All I ask is that you pass on the good word lol!
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