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5028 Lake Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64504-1119
+1 816-238-1573
10:00 - 21:00
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Been going here since I was a kid. 50 years but with name changes it's still the same place. Always a good time. Get the onion rings and a malt.

Thank cvaughn62
Cameron, Missouri
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

All American burger fast food diner! Burgers, fish sandwiches, tenderloins, fries, onion rings, malts, shakes, funnel cakes, etc. An oldie but a goodie in Saint Joseph, Missouri!

Thank Maggie2a
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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483 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I've been past this place thousands of times and recently decided to try it out. The special of the day was their pork tenderloin, so I ordered that with a small order of cheese balls and a drink. Firstly, the pork tenderloin was a pork fritter, not actually a tenderloin. It was ok though! The small order of cheese balls... More 

Thank Ge0rgetravels
Lawrence, Kansas
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164 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wow found this little place driving thru town and very vintage like the 50s. Loved it so stopped and ordered and prics are like from 50s too. Old fashioned food and old fashioned prices. Staff was great and friendly and they cooked to my order. Burgers were great and fries were in a cup and hot and crispy. We loved... More 

Thank JDD800
Mena, Arkansas
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

I saw this place driving to work so later in the day we stopped in to grab a bite to eat . I got the cheeseburger and cheese balls . oh so good ! Even went back the next day ! I will be back to eat again

Thank AJ P
Monett, Missouri
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

When working in St Joseph we usually eat at Fords. You can Have a good meal at a very reasonable price. They are very freindly and have good service. I have eaten at all the fast food places along that street and none even compare to eating at Fords. The menu has a lot of choices and I have never... More 

Thank brad s
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

I was looking forward to trying the tenderloin sandwich. Placed my order with fries. Received my food and the tenderloin tasted and had the consistency of something that was processed, frozen, put into a box and stored in a freezer. The people couldn't have been nicer but I wouldn't go back.

Thank culinarylingual
Weston, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Went Sunday to watch the end of the Chiefs game and eat - stepped in and could smell smoke - looked around and say a smoker inside the restaurant - I am pretty sure it was an employee because she had on a Ford's shirt - no smoking around my child - no thanks - turned around and just left

Thank Jenny W
Chillicothe, Missouri
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2012

My brother recommended Ford's while in St. Joseph for black friday shopping. It's quite a bit off the beaten path, but so worth it. They offer the basics, like cheeseburges, tenderloins, fries, and wings. The day we visited they had a double cheeseburger for $1.19. We had the all-american double fries and cokes, and for four of us the cost... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2011

This place has much more than burgers and fries, though I am sure those are yummy too. My partner and I each had a Reuben, which is not often found on fast-food menus. It wasn't the best or worst Reuben (could use more kraut), but it was piping hot and served fast after being cooked to order. My partner doesn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5028 Lake Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64504-1119
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Joseph
  • Phone Number: +1 816-238-1573

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