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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” (123 reviews)
“pizza” (165 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 1 week ago via mobile

Went based on the philly reviews. Blah. Not so hot and expensive yes sir. Check out the ultra hip maintenance man. Had a knife on his leg (like mad max) and three on his hip. I felt really safe. The lighting in the bathroom is...More

Thank ML-papa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. How messed up is the "new menu". What a busy pukefest! Who designed that nightmare? The printing is small, wordy and crowded. What a disaster. It's Grinders. Keep it simple.

Thank nafsdrac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grinders is not just pizza, they have great Philly and Reuben sandwiches and wings. If you want hot sauce they have it for the wimpiest to the true die hards of heat. I have been here many, many times. My last experience was not so...More

1  Thank Regina R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the restaurant. The atmosphere is very casual, and primarily geared toward the millennial and college age crowd. Menu is fairly wide spread, and I gather that they are most known for pizza, sandwiches, philly cheesesteak, and grinders, but there...More

Thank AHW676
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Ever since he was on tv the first time, this once local gem has become a shrine to the owner and his inflated ego. He is rude, inconsiderate and misogynistic. Love the food - service not so much. that is what keeps me away.

Thank Jennifer8201
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Met a few friends for Saturday lunch and beers at Grinders. I had my usual, the Mixon, My favorite sandwich anywhere. My friends each had pizza and were surprised at how big each slice was! Service was great as usual.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We went there after an escape room. The bar side was busy. The meatball subs were just ok. The Philly steaks were really good. The tots were really good. The nachos were just ok. We would return if in the area but won’t go out...More

Thank lecuru
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Of course the foods real good and love the pizza by the slice! Sitting at the bar was a fun time and service there was very good. Some of the best ny style pizza I’ve had in a long time. Lots of different beer choices...More

Thank Banny9949
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Wow, what an interesting place. The kids loved it. Some of the graffiti is not kid appropriate though. The pizza was fantastic and probably the best cheese tater tots ever. The teenager had a pizza with the chili bomb. Big eaters must do. Pizza slices...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 10 November 2017 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
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2 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
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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