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Happy Gillis Cafe & Hangout

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549 Gillis St, Kansas City, MO 64106-1261
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08:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue 08:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

After reading earlier reviews my wife and I where drawn to Happy Gillis for there biscuits and gravy. The biscuit, under cooked and the eggs over cooked and the gravy was so so. I ordered the Smoked Salmon was was fantastic. The lunch menu look good so 'll give them another chance.

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Thank Ken G
Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Went there for breakfast with my friends. Food was good and atmosphere was familiar. I would go there again.

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Thank Hhhenna
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

While visiting KCMO for business, we found this place through a Google search. We like small businesses that take pride in their work. Happy Gillis is that kind of place! Superb menu, friendly & accommodating staff and a cozy, warm space to enjoy a meal. We went on a Sunday morning and I think we hit the brunch time rush.... More 

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Thank Coog31
Concordia, Missouri
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a breakfast place close to the City Market & happened upon this little gem in an old sundries store. It had a fun, quirky vibe, with mismatched chairs, tables & plates. We had biscuits & gravy & a breakfast sandwich. The gravy, which everyone knows is the best part of B & G was delicious, it... More 

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Thank mbscherer
Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

We love coming here for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. I like that they have some classic options like biscuits and gravy, and they also do some twists on a few classic meal options. For instance, you will probably never get a plain potato soup here, but you may get rosemary potato soup or cheesy potato soup and you'll be glad!... More 

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Thank Cate W
Friendswood, Texas, United States
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Want to fill up on down home goodness? Then this is your stop. Fluffy and flavorful biscuits with a gravy that has a hint of heat. Quaint neighborhood corner diner. I walked here alone from the downtown area without any worries. Relax and Enjoy your satisfied tummy and tastebuds.

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Thank Sarah A
Kansas City, Missouri
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Once again I need half stars so I could give 3.5 stars. Happy Gillis is a place I want to love but ended up only liking. This is a pocket restaurant with maybe a dozen tables in a residential neighborhood. The staff cares about what they are doing and clearly love food. I love that they support local farms, in... More 

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Thank GabrielJohnstone
Kearney, MO.
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392 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

We split the Pastrami and Portobello mushroom sandwich on Marble Rye with chips. We had plenty of food for us both and it was very good! There are only 7 tables inside and the come available very slowly because of the pace of the food coming out of the tiny kitchen. We shared a table with a couple who were... More 

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Thank KearneyCat
Berlin, Germany
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

My sister & I went for lunch, & our sammiches were most excellent! I ordered the Pulled Pork with Kimchi, they don't cheat y'all on the serving & the Kimchi was kickin'! She ordered the Pimento Grilled Cheese, & that was also very tasty. The space in decked in grandma kitsch, it's got a good feel. I'm def returning here!

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Thank SoJoDeLaHoho
Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Good food. good vibe. friendly people everywhere well executed , interesting food made from quality ingredients.

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Thank Ancalagan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 549 Gillis St, Kansas City, MO 64106-1261
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City

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