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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” (119 reviews)
“pizza” (161 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
417 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1409
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place reminds me of my college days or a hometown pizza joint. The music was mostly 80s and some 90s, and most of the staff was quite friendly. Beer and food at Grinders was good. I’d recommend it. My husband and I sat at...More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

It's a dive bar with better food and drinks than a nice restaurant! The back patio had a band playing and it was wall to wall people. We found a table for our party of 8 and had the best celebration night ever! What a...More

Thank dawners_05
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We had lunch here during a visit to the city. The restaurant itself has graffiti on the walls and is very funky. There are a variety of chairs and tables for you including one in the back that is a set of three airplane seats....More

Thank crstyhoney
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Fun and unique place with excellent food and drinks . Wish I had room to try pizza but I will next visit there

Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This place is a deli and serves pizza and has a nice selection of beers. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. We had the Philly cheese steak pizza for around $20 and thought it was great. There were two of us and we took...More

Thank tommyboyks
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went Friday the 23th to see sold out QOTSA. This was our first time at KCMO. We had an incredible time. Your venue is AMAZING and the bands you bring are even better! Thanks so much for bringing such and incredible...More

Thank Karina G
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

A bit disappointed. Decided to eat there before a concert out back at Crossroads. Heard a lot about Grinders and saw it on TV shows. Place was packed so we had to get food to go and eat it outside. Ordered the South Philly Cheesesteak...More

Thank JRoo2105
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This place is very unique. The pizza is yummy and the slices are huge. It's thin crust .. the service was pretty quick and it was very busy.

1  Thank Brittany S
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We chose this place because of a concert at Crossroads not realizing the venue was right out their back door! The food was very good and the olive salad was awesome! The slice of pizza is very thin but it's a big slice. The tuna...More

1  Thank KnJ88
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Grinders has the best cheesesteaks in KC; one of the best, if not the best cheesesteaks outside Philly. I grew up in the Philadelphia area, so I have a very high bar for cheesesteaks. They have other things on their menu which are good as...More

2  Thank Chris H
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1 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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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