Neighborhood Grills, Kansas City

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    Romanelli Grill: I would be disowned if I forget to add this place!

    by aphrodyte Updated Jul 2, 2003

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    Romanelli logo from their menu

    If i had to guess the one watering hole my fiance and his friends would be, I would make a beeline to Romanelli's. The pub/grill definitely has a casual "CHEERS...everyone know's your name..." vibe to it. The few times that I've accompanied my fiance to Romanelli's I've always had a friendly personal greeting.

    Situated at the corner of a very small white-washed building that was built in the 1920s, Romanelli's has been the local pub hangout since 1935. It was the home of two other restarurants before they settled on Romanelli's. Speaking of names, depite the fact that Romanelli is an italian name, the pub has more of an American/Irish flavor to it. The pub/grill was named after the neighborhood before it became Waldo, MO. (now you know where Waldo is!)

    When entering the pub, you will notice that the place is split in two, one side with the bar, and the other as a small, seating restaurant that serves the same menu. The menu selection is basic American grill/fry. Despite the mid 30s and older crowd that often hang at Romanelli's, they do have a Kid's menu. We take our daughter there as much as she wants us to. Which is quite often, she thinks the ice cream is "very good".

    In addition to the Kid's menu, Romanelli Grill also offer Lunch and Dinner specials. Admittedly, my fiance likes to go because they have great well drink specials. I believe there is a 23 oz draft for $2.50 that he is insane about.

    Romanelli Grill does not have it's own personal website, but you can view the complete menu at www.restaurantrow.com

    On a side note--- If you do happen to visit Romanelli Grill, please send my fiance home, he need to mow the yard. (He will fall off his stool laughing. heh!)

    Favorite Dish: I usually get the fried clams and onion rings as an appetizer and the signature catfish platter. They hand bread a medium sized catfish and fry it whole, bones and all. It's an awesome meal!

    I also recommend the chicken fried steak. The portions are large and it's a good alternative if you are not a seafood person.

    The dinner entrees are served with tossed salad, cole slaw or cottage cheese(i get the cottage cheese), whatever styled potato, and the vegetable of the day optional spaghetti.

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    EEGCT: Breakfast That’s Good

    by RoscoeGregg Written Sep 13, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

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    A neighborhood spot for a sit down breakfast. It has a friendly atmosphere. There a large windows in front and it is open and bright. The rest room was very clean.

    The food is consistent and the service is prompt competent and friendly. It is a very Kansas City kind of place.

    I recommend it without reservation

    Favorite Dish: My honey likes the cottage potatoes and pancakes. I like the egg type items. The coffee is good and plentiful.

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    Jimmy's Jigger: Jimmy's for All Kinds and Types

    by BruceDunning Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Corner entry to the place

    The shrimp is good and the rest of the food for lunch average at best. Described as a gritty laid back dive from 1938, that depicts what you get here. The floors are gringy and the tables feel unclean, and the place smells like a sewer backup. Ironically people flock here for lunch and savor the usual; dishes they are used to having for many years. The theme is based on Cajun flavor, but also soul type foods are on the menu, and also some American traditions. Prices are a bit steep for the area and the presentation; around $7-9 for lunches. Dinner is more, and they have jazz and/or blues bands in the evening, bringing in some locals and some in a stupor hanging on.

    Favorite Dish: The shrimp dishes are good and sandwiches are special made their style in a basket.

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    Street CAr Named Desire: Eat in a Streetcar

    by BruceDunning Updated Mar 24, 2009

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    The food is relatively good, and presentable, even though they bring the food out on plastic plates, and use plastic forks. Guess t may be a bar instead? This place was a stand alone restaurant until aobut 1970's when Crown Center opened. It was then a street car from the 1902-30's era. Now expanded, but still antique.

    Favorite Dish: The burger and fries are tasty, and other foods like chicken fingers and salads are good. A burger is $6.35, and salads around $5-6.00. Beer for a pint $4.50.

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    Capital Grille: Grille of High Style

    by BruceDunning Written May 19, 2009

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    Overall it is good food. The price is too steep and the food does not command such a high end price for the value.

    Favorite Dish: A good burger is very nice here. They also have great salads and entrees are top end. The price could set you back , though at maybe $40-50 for a steak. Lobster is more yet. That is why a burger sounds good to me

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    Woodswether Restaurant: Best Breakfasts and Burgers in Bottoms

    by BruceDunning Written Jun 15, 2009

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    This place is unchanged for the last 30-40 years and still has that diner feel. The service is good, and the waitresses just what you expect without the cigarette hanging out of the lip. The breakfasts are nearly enough to feed two people; big and hearty. Prices range $6-8. Burgers are huge at one pound for the biggest. Price is only around 47, and can get half portion for $4. Fries must come with that for $2.

    Favorite Dish: The large burger is real good tasting and a full meal deal for sure

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    54th Street Grill & Bar (on...

    by zino00 Written Aug 25, 2002

    54th Street Grill & Bar (on Barry Rd.) great food and very nice staff. Mostly a neighborhood hangout but it has stayed consistant on quality, there might be a wait at peak times.
    Nothing special (old fern bar look) very simple but good things really dont need a fancy package

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    Neighborhood Grills: A Couple of Trustworthy Places

    by BruceDunning Updated Mar 8, 2009

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    Basic good breakfast food served
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    These are a few of the places where you can get a decent meal, and a decent price. the breakfasts at Le Peep and First Watch is where locals come to, and also lunches.

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