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Grandstand Burgers

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4942 Merriam Dr, Shawnee, KS 66203
+1 913-362-0111
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Tue 10:00 - 19:00
Wed 11:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Beats 5 Guys, Smashburger, Fudruckers, anyone! Best burgers anywhere. Get tots instead of fries nice and hot and crispy. Nothing fancy, just a simple burger joint. Most sitting is outdoors (maybe 2 stools inside...fir real). Been eating there off and on for 12 years and never disappointed. Tried a fireburger this trip, pepperjack and grilled jalapeño. To die for. didn't... More 

Thank mjb_ks
Hartselle, Alabama
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I ordered to go, cheeseburger combo, cheeseburger, onion rings. A lot going on in a very small space, so after ordering, I stepped outside to wait. As some stepped out, we took turns stepping in. The burgers were nice looking in size, had everything I ordered, soft bun, BUT the meat had no flavor. It was so dull. We will... More 

Thank Nicole C
Lawrence, Kansas
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157 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This was such a surprise to find. I had read that the burgers here were awesome and it's true. Don't expect anything fancy and don't expect to find a place to sit down it's a takeout place and well worth your time and investment it's best to avoid the busy times I understand but I'll tell you one thing it's... More 

Thank JDD800
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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

I must have went to the wrong place. The burger was not even ok. They cook the hell out of it, and smash it the entire time. The result is something akin to shoe leather. Very disappointing. Maybe a new cook? Advice - put the patty on the grill. Don't touch it until you flip it. Then repeat. Smashing takes... More 

Thank DaddyYo
Kansas City
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215 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Is a bit far north for everyday for us but you can believe we will make excuses to visit now that we have discovered the place. As stated in other reviews, the place is a stand-alone, tiny burger shack but it has plenty of picnic benches right outside. As to the food, exactly like my 66 year old taste buds... More 

Thank wmralls
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I heard a lot of good things about this place, but it was an average experience for my friends and I. The lady working the register seemed disinterested in helping us and was on her phone quite often. After receiving the food, the fries and tots were over cooked. The burgers were simple, nothing special. I ordered the Hawaiian Burger... More 

Thank aTm20
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Grandstand Burgers is small - with 3-4 indoor seats and lots of picnic tables outside. But the guys serve phenomenal food - great burgers/fries/onion rings/tater tots!! Its one of the few places you can still get pork tenderloins in the area - and they are enormous! The tenderloin combo with tots is my favorite - drink is included. Grandstand is... More 

1 Thank Mark S
Merriam, Kansas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

This is a no frills establishment! You go inside and order and either take it to go or sit outside at one of the picnic tables. But you're not going to find a better burger in the surrounding area. Top quality meat, fresh toppings,buns and killer onion rings and fries. All this at a very reasonable price. Good day went... More 

Thank floralchickmel
Linwood, Kansas
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

I've been enjoying this place!! We try to get there at least twice a month, always good, cooked up to perfection every time. Inside very small, no room for sitting. Friendly staff as well as the owner. If were to expand would loose it's charm. Always a line for ordering & picking up. Love the place! Husband orders the tenderloin... More 

Thank anita B
Cook Station, Missouri
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Best burgers I have had in KC! Basic burger joint, no frills, crowded, with marvelous food. I ordered a double cheeseburger with Tater Tots. Big mistake. It must have had a pound of hamburger in it. It was too much meat. I would recommend a single on your first trip. Tots were good, but I think their fries are better.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Fast food, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4942 Merriam Dr, Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Shawnee
  • Phone Number: +1 913-362-0111

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