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“Try it, you'll like it.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Y J's Snack Bar

Y J's Snack Bar
128 W 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1221
816-472-5533
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Ranked #312 of 1,214 Restaurants in Kansas City
Cuisines: Soups
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Try it, you'll like it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2010

We stopped because they were on Triple D, though we hadn't ever seen the episode. We ended up stopping between lunch and dinner and all they had was some quiche and a little red beans and rice. Oh my, it was delicious on both counts. There was a funny sign on the cooler with the drinks that said "Ice is free, cooler repairs aren't - ask for ice" or something to that effect.

The atmosphere is definitely eclectic, but it was good enough that we make it a point to stop in whenever we go through Kansas City.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Surprising!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2010

We went to YJ's after seeing it on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, not sure what to expect. It's tiny and seats only about 10 people. When we got to the register the girl told us that all they had was sandwiches because they were between lunch and dinner. We almost left, but decided to stay and try out the pork bbq sandwich. I am not a big fan of sandwiches, but this was one of the best things I've ever eaten. We even went back the next day for Sunday brunch, which was just as amazing. You must go with an open mind because they don't have a menu, you get whatever the meal is for that day. The staff was so friendly. I am thinking of making the 3 hour drive to Kansas City next weekend just for this restaurant!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“If you like the artsy scene... YJ's is definitely the place! Good grub too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2009

If you like the artsy scene... YJ's is definitely the place! Good grub too!

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“There's nothing else like this around and the people there are cool”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2009

There's nothing else like this around and the people there are cool

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