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On the Border

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19921 E Jackson Dr, Independence, MO 64057-1596
816-759-2110
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I ate here two previous times last summer when passing through the area and had a good experience. This time, we were here for a late dinner. Waited at the hostess station for a while until the bartender came over and got us a seat with menus in the restaurant area, The whole floor was a train wreck - tons... More 

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Thank Stephanie P
Nashville, Tennessee
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good drinks on the menu in this chain type Mexican restaurant. Think Joe's Crab Shack of Mexican foods. Similar service, cleanliness, menu diversity, etc.

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Thank Rick C
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Sat in bar area. Tables and chairs were not well cleaned and this is the second time I've noticed this. My husband loves this place; I am lukewarm. Food is rather inconsistent for a chain. Could also use a fruit option on the kids menu for a side order option. 2 pluses: they have coke zero and the guacamole tostada... More 

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Thank Sara S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

I was directed to the bar to put in my order for take-out and the barman appeared snotty. He first gave me an outdated menu with incorrect prices; then he placed jalapenos on my order without asking if I wanted jalapenos (the item comes with jalapenos upon request); next, he gets one of the orders incorrect by making it family... More 

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Thank wanderingintrovert
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

The food was mediocre at best, the service was about the same. The only thing that partially saved it were the drinks. The chicken tortilla apparently comes standard with a pickle on top.....

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Thank Ian R
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We took a group of 8 for early dinner during happy hour. The food was good and chips/salsa was plentiful. We enjoyed some good On the Border food that we're used to in other locations. My main complaint about this location is the cleanliness. When we arrived, we were the only people in there (it did get busier as we... More 

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Thank marneg2015
Liberty Township
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Service was very slow. The floor was dirty and needed to be clean. The noise level waschigh. The food portion A were adequate but very average in taste.

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Thank Dennis S
Nashville, Tennessee
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good service and plenty of items on the menu. Think a Mexican version of Chili's. Pricier than your typical neighborhood Mexican restaurant, this chain does have some very interesting items on a routine changing menu.

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Thank Rick C
Florissant, Missouri
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207 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Ate here on a very busy Friday evening. We had an outstanding waitress -- Brittney -- who saw to it that we had everything we needed. Our food was very good. My daughter and I shared an order of fajitas. Serving size was generous. My husband enjoyed his food too (sorry, I can't remember what he ordered). We have eaten... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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292 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The veggie fajita was one of the two best I have had. The portobellos take it to the top. Good serving size, great variety of vegetables, good sides, and absolutely delicious. I appreciate that there were items on the menu that were serious, flavorful, and worth my attention. Saray was one of the best servers I have experienced. She was... More 

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Thank Kimberly R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19921 E Jackson Dr, Independence, MO 64057-1596
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: 816-759-2110

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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?