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City Diner

Diner, American
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301 N Grand Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116
(816) 471-5121
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed my food, I couldn't quite finish the two large pancakes, no matter how good they were. I liked my server was nice lade with blonde hair and black glasses took great care of me while at the diner.

Thank Don R
Bethany, Oklahoma, United States
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120 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were headed to the RiverMarket, and decided to get breakfast at this highly recommended diner. We sat at the bar, and watched locals and regulars come and go as we sipped our coffee and cola. Very busy, but very capable, Kyley served us a #8 with a side of ham. The chicken fried steak was wonderful, it filled us... More 

Thank Piper R
Lees Summit MO.
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197 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Stopped in for a brunch meal, my wife had lunch I had a great omelet! Prices are great you get more for you money, no complaints just good old American fair. The city market is humming with business on Sat. & Sundays to there is plenty to do and see. Pleasant wait staff and quick service get you feed and... More 

Thank Palcobaby
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

This was an awesome breakfast location tucked away off the main path. I would highly recommend this if you want a home-cooked meal and fast service.

Thank Shannon G
Leavenworth, Kansas
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251 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

TripAdvisor app once more to the rescue! Great breakfast chow here with excellent service too. Got the two breakfast sandwich special on Italian sourdough bread. Very very tasty. A bit of a classic 'greasy spoon' but definitely recommend. Right next to KC's River Market and the Steamboat Arabia Museum.

Thank Rich_Holden
Winfield, Kansas
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Super friendly wait staff that allows you to order just what you want, even if it's not on the menu. Food was great! Prices very reasonable. Would recommend for anyone visiting KC.

Thank KsAdv
Olathe, Kansas
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136 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I stopped by City Diner after a 5K, and was glad that I did. I love to try new local diners, and they are all unique in their own way. The City Diner was near the River Market, so you can spend an hour walking off your food and explore the market! Back to the City Diner, the food was... More 

Thank BZimm08
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

I will preface this by emphasizing the kindness of the wait staff. We brought a baby in an infant seat and while I was flustered, they were very accommodating and made me feel like he would be no problem. We visited this restaurant based on Top 10 lists for Kansas City and Yelp/Tripadvisor reviews. Oh how disappointing it was! Their... More 

Thank Lisa T
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Nice old fashioned diner. Great service, pancakes are huge and delicious. Cinnamon rolls are really good as well. Very affordable.

Thank Kevin M
Montezuma, ks
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207 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

The City Diner offers no frills breakfasts served fast and fresh. Went for breakfast on a very cold Saturday morning. No wait for seat, hot coffee and fresh juice in the cup as soon as you are seated. Breakfast is simple and straight forward. Great breakfast for a long day out in the cold.

Thank MontezumaSocialClub

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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

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