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Court House Exchange

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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113 W Lexington Ave, Independence, MO 64050-3705
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Kansas City
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know most people don't care for chicken livers but this place has THE BEST ever! Their chicken fried steak is also great. This is the only restaurant I've ever been to that gets close to me thinking I'm eating at my grandmas house. The best home cooking around!

Thank kewlguy919
Independence, Missouri
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This little bar restaurant is hidden on Independence Square. It is a favorite haunt for the lawyers and judges as it is near the courthouse. The sandwiches are excellent.

Thank csylvstr
Independence, Missouri
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I had heard good reviews about the Court House Exchange for some time, so my wife and I decided to try it out. We were not disappointed. I had the turkey Reuben and it was delicious. My wife had the chicken and although the portion was too much for her, I helped her finish it off for lunch the following... More 

Thank Steve W
Paris, France
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

had catfish filet and a beer (plus a biscuit that turned out to be uneatable). Very average food and not that cheap. Good selection of beers and the waiter was very nice

Thank MiersDeesPars
Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have grown up eating here. The food is always delicious and the staff is friendly and efficient. One of our favorite places to eat.

Thank bajamiller
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the fish and chips(fries). They're made with cod which means they're more moist than some fish when cooked in batter. The ceiling is a little low because it's in the basement but there is also in outside patio option. Staff did a great job. They have a good selection of homemade pies if you leave room for it.

Thank Mark F
Huntsville, Alabama
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Good service, generous portions. Definitely glad we went. Pork tenderloin was really enough for two.

Surprise, Arizona
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We went to this restaurant for lunch based on the referral of a local. Turns out the local was right on. Kind of a unique cool looking place. The service was great, The food wonderful. The prices reasonable. In fact from that we went back for lunch the next day with the same great experience again. If we ever go... More 

Thank Bill P
Independence, Missouri
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Most people would not know this restaurant is there as you have to go through a doorway and then down stairs but it is worth it. This has been here for a lot of years but the good food and service remains the same. Highly recommend going there.

Thank Cheryl Boyer C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The food was amazing, plus the waitor, James...was so sweet. I wanted to become best friends with him.

Thank Kaylynn R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 W Lexington Ave, Independence, MO 64050-3705
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
Located below street level, the rock walls, wooden bar, and fixtures lend the bar a cozy feel. Pop in for a hearty bite to eat or a cold drink with friends. The Court House Exchange serves some of the best sandwiches in town. Try our burgers & fries, the fried chicken platter, or a hefty pork tenderloin.

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