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417 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1409
+1 816-472-5454
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“grinder” (123 reviews)
“pizza” (167 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
417 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1409
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk in and go to the counter in the back to get a seat. We were lucky and a booth opened up right as we came in. Lots of local artists are supported and featured here. Very eclectic and fun! Great waitress who helped us...More

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for some late night pizza. It was awesome! The pizza is a New York style thin crust. Very much of a dive bar, but great atmosphere.

Thank Siwasher1993
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing life-altering, but my husband and I both had s good sandwich. I tried the Cali BLT with an egg and it was delicious. The tater tots were good too. My husband got a brisket sandwich and he said it was average. The servers weren't...More

Thank MouseMagic
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Went based on the philly reviews. Blah. Not so hot and expensive yes sir. Check out the ultra hip maintenance man. Had a knife on his leg (like mad max) and three on his hip. I felt really safe. The lighting in the bathroom is...More

Thank ML-papa
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Wow. How messed up is the "new menu". What a busy pukefest! Who designed that nightmare? The printing is small, wordy and crowded. What a disaster. It's Grinders. Keep it simple.

Thank nafsdrac
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Grinders is not just pizza, they have great Philly and Reuben sandwiches and wings. If you want hot sauce they have it for the wimpiest to the true die hards of heat. I have been here many, many times. My last experience was not so...More

1  Thank Regina R
Reviewed 19 February 2018

This was my first visit to the restaurant. The atmosphere is very casual, and primarily geared toward the millennial and college age crowd. Menu is fairly wide spread, and I gather that they are most known for pizza, sandwiches, philly cheesesteak, and grinders, but there...More

Thank AHW676
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Ever since he was on tv the first time, this once local gem has become a shrine to the owner and his inflated ego. He is rude, inconsiderate and misogynistic. Love the food - service not so much. that is what keeps me away.

Thank Jennifer8201
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Met a few friends for Saturday lunch and beers at Grinders. I had my usual, the Mixon, My favorite sandwich anywhere. My friends each had pizza and were surprised at how big each slice was! Service was great as usual.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We went there after an escape room. The bar side was busy. The meatball subs were just ok. The Philly steaks were really good. The tots were really good. The nachos were just ok. We would return if in the area but won’t go out...More

Thank lecuru
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2 September 2015|
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Response from I7296VEdavidp | Reviewed this property |
Specials are available every day. I'd suggest calling ahead if you have concerns. No matter - the food is always great!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1409
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-472-5454
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