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Justus Drugstore A Restaurant

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American, Contemporary
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106 West Main Street, Smithville, MO 64089
+1 816-532-2300
Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 10:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Kearney, MO.
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393 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were invited for dinner with good friends and friends of theirs. I have heard and seen reviews of JDSR and my experience was much better than expected. Now retired, we no longer eat at high end restaurants. So, this was a surprisingly a pleasurable dining experience. Certainly not fancy from the outside, just and old Drug Store. Inside it... More 

Thank KearneyCat
Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

As recent residents in the Kansas City area decided to try this former drugstore now restaurant. A real find in Smithville (population 9,000) which is about 25 minutes from the northern suburbs. Atmosphere is very pleasant - background music not too loud, comfortable lighting and tables such that you can carry on a conversation. Menu organized in 3 courses -... More 

Thank dshaw23
Pittsford, New York
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

After reading articles and reviews about Justus Drugstore Restaurant, I finally was able to have dinner there. The drive was long and ver rural, many farms and cattle and donkey along the way. There upon me was Smithville Lake and a quaint, adorable town of Smithvllle, Missouri where Justus Drug is located. Indoor and outdoor seating, I dined inside for... More 

Thank Adirondack11
Smithville, Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

People plan why ahead of time to get into this unique and extraordinary restaurant . You differently need a reservation and plan on staying at least two hours or more to have the experience. The menu is so creative and all local products. They infuse so many of their ingredients , even their bar drinks are custom . You can... More 

Thank jujuwine
Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We wanted a special night out for my birthday, and this was it! Great menu, in small, quaint town. Unique, and every plate was a party in your mouth! We did the wine tasting recommended with each plate, and it was amazing. Will definitely stop by again when in Kansas City area. Loved!!!

Thank enderlestl
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We were staying in KC but made the drive just to go have dinner here. We were not disappointed. Everything was simply amazing and delicious, local and fresh. We encourage all of you to do yourself a favor and drive on out to the cute little town of Smithville for a wonderful meal!

Thank Kristine M
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I was very excited to try this restaurant. I had high expectations. My husband and I were disappointed..it just wasn't that great. The prices were way too high and the food was ok. Small portions way too many ingredients. Would never go there again and wouldn't recommend it to friends either. Sorry! I really wanted to love this place, totally... More 

Thank Tina D
Sunrise Beach
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We have been wanting to make it to the Justus Drugstore for some time, always fascinated that it was in Smithville. We are farm to table dining fans and have heard this is about the best. What we heard was not wrong. Food, wine list, and service were about tops. We were sort of rushed through the meal as we... More 

Thank William M
Lathrop, Missouri, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This was our second time at Justus. The first was an amazing full course dinner for 8 on Mother's Day! It was amazing...from the atmosphere, to the service, to the food! This time we went when they had burger night...expectations were very high and the gourmet burgers did not disappoint!

Thank Melissa19730_0
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

A while ago I thought the Justus menu had become too fussy. Wouldn't have been surprised to see "essence of ovulating red velveted pigmy elk breath" as an ingredient in a dish or two. Had the opportunity for another visit and every item we ordered was outstanding. Interesting flavor combinations and ingredients without being unusual simply for the sake of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
American, Contemporary
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 10:00
17:30 - 10:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 West Main Street, Smithville, MO 64089
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Smithville
  • Phone Number: +1 816-532-2300

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?