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May 3, 2007 03:32 PM

Suggestions, Please

Fellow 'Hounds: We'll be having dinner with my sister-in-law and her husband this coming Monday, who will be visiting the Lee's Summit area. They're both midwesterners who have lived outside the area for quite a while. I've been trying to think of some place different to go (outside of the obvious BBQ!): ideally in the Lee's Summit area, local vs. chain would be nice, casual and affordable. They (along with my mother-in-law) are not adventurous diners (as an example, they really like Lambert's). I'm just not that familiar with what's in that part of the metro area. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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  1. where is that area of the city?

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    1. re: pancake

      It's in Missouri - guess you would say southeast of the metro?

      1. re: GiGiWy

        Yes, Lee's Summit is southeast from Kansas City MO.

        With the wide area that the Midwest forum covers, it helps if you could indicate in the topic title which city and area your question is about. Thanks...

    2. Garozzo's has a Lee's Summit location. It is a great place to get Sunday brunch or, if you prefer dinner they have Italian fare. For the non-adventurous types, spaghetti and meatballs.

      1. About 8 miles away, in Blue Springs, there is Nader's Steakhouse, That's Italian, several Mexican restaurants, and if they 're not a bit adventurous there's a Bob Evan's.

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        1. re: marymac

          That's Italian is another restaurant, not an extension of Nader's.

          1. re: marymac

            Thanks for the suggestions, all. Have not heard of Nader's or That's Italian. I'm trying to think of something unique, so Bob Evans would not be it! Actually, my husband thought about Stroud's; will have to check if they're open Mondays. Thanks again!

            1. re: GiGiWy

              My friends and I decided to try some KC staples a year or so ago and Stroud's was at the top of our list. We loved it! They are the non-adventurous types and the basic American fare (mashers and gravy, fried chicken, corn, biscuits) satisfied everyone.

              1. re: amy_rc

                Stroud's is where we ended up going. Delicious as always. My sister-in-law couldn't believe the PLATTER of livers they gave her! I still miss the original one, though, and keeping wondering where they'll end up. Has anyone heard anything new?