Taps: 18 / Bottles: 85
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
4.43/5 rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
WOW, what a great place. I was here on business and a friend that watches Diners Drive In and Dives recommended Grinders to me. I was not disappointed. First this is a decent beer place but not an outstanding one. It is however a great feed place that serves great beer and tries to get interesting beer.
Had some nice locals on tap and a few bottles over two trips here. The quality and selection is good and the servers do a good job of knowing the beer and make solid recommendations.
The place place not the new addition is as funky as it gets and the servers are a bit punk but in a great way.
Had the wings and the bengali tiger slice (OMG!!) great food and everything that was coming off the grill or oven looked fantastic.
I highly recommend this place to travelers that don't mind funky and gritty places that offer HUGE payoffs in food and beer. I wish I was here when they were having a concert the back yard space is huge and looks like a cool concert venue.
03-25-2012 12:13:54 | More by jp11801
4.47/5 rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Grinders has my favorite sandwich, their Reuben with corned beef and jalapeno sauerkraut.
They also have a great beer selection with an awesome array of Belgians.
If you want a bar atmosphere go to the original grinders. If you're with kids or just want a more restaurant-like atmosphere then head next door to Grinders West. Same menus, different atmospheres, both great for different moods.
The tater tots are great. The pizza is pretty good. The fries, the philly, and the pastrami are OK. I give the food a "5" because of the Reuben.
Service is normally very good but during rush hours the place can get too crowded and service can suffer a little.
02-23-2011 01:01:22 | More by jar2574
3.98/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This place is a complete dive, and it is awesome for that reason. The building is pretty run down and not only are there posters, pictures, and signs randomly placed all over the walls, they are nailed to the floor as well (making for some uneven terrain). 'Booth' tables have old airline seats and other rundown chairs, which adds to the style of the place. The servers weren't insanely friendly, but they do their jobs and don't ignore you. The pizza is great, as are the sandwhiches (meatball and philly). They definitely have a good beer selection, but the large majority (35+) are in bottles, only about 10 are on tap. This place constantly has concerts coming through during the summer that play right out back in the big lot. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.
06-23-2010 05:12:41 | More by TrippnFiasco
Grinders in Kansas City, MO
91 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.