On a snowy December Saturday afternoon, Dan and I were in the Crossroads and we were looking for a place to eat. We had driven past Grinder's many times, but had never stopped in. Our friend, Lisa, had recommended it before, so we thought we try it out. The snowy weather did not seem to affect the business, because they were pretty busy.
We took a table in the back and were promptly greeted by our waitress. We ordered beers and pondered the menu. They have a large variety to chose from including salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and wings. Dan ordered the Meatball Grinder($6.00) and a side of Tater Tots($.95). The grinder was excellent, with very good meatballs that were covered in a red sauce and cheese and then baked. The order of tots was big enough for two and they were also good. I ordered a half South Philly Cheese-Steak($4.99) with turkey instead of beef and had both provolone and Cheese Whiz on it. The sandwich was really good. The grilled onions, peppers and mushrooms were cooked perfectly. I ordered the 1/2 Ass Fries($1.25) with my sandwich, but really did not need them because there were so many tots.
I would defiantly go back and try some of their other items. The service was good and so was the food. The decor is a little bit on the thrift shop/garage sale end, but it adds to the atmosphere. They have a large outdoor sculpture park that is used for weddings, concerts and the like. The also have daily specials that seem worth checking out. They bare located at 417 E. 18th Street KCMO 64108 816-472-5454.