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Gov. Stumpy's - Kansas City

stellamystar Mar 11, 2009 09:40 AM

I live near this place.
Can someone please explain what to order on the menu? I have been SO underwhelmed - I'm really not that picky but all the food looks like it came from a bag or something. Maybe I'm ordering the wrong thing....I've had fish & chips, and Ribs...Or, should I just move on ?
I'd love to support my local restaurant, but only to a point!

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    jdl98 RE: stellamystar Mar 11, 2009 09:52 AM

    i also live near Stumpy's. let's see....i always order the cobb salad - it's pretty darn good. lots of freshly grilled chicken, avocado, bacon, veggies, blue cheese. otherwise i've had the reuben which was really good. burgers are good. hubby always orders the blt or veggie burger when he's feeling "healthy". seems i've have a chicken sandwich that was good. we go b/c the kids like it and we can have a beer. or when i'm craving the cobb salad.

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      inbiz RE: stellamystar Mar 11, 2009 11:26 AM

      My cousin lives @Stumpy's and he'll be the first to say he'd rather drink his meal and he's not into food at all. I like the bartenders and the neighborhood vibe (Waldo). I say eat only after you've had a few.

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        BChow RE: stellamystar Mar 11, 2009 12:19 PM

        To me it's perfectly fine bar food, maybe a cut above the norm. I've had some kind of small steak special that was exactly what I wanted.

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          jdl98 RE: BChow Mar 11, 2009 02:12 PM

          agreed, it is a cut above typical bar food.

        2. stellamystar RE: stellamystar Mar 11, 2009 05:36 PM

          Thanks for your input! Sounds more like burger and beer - which is just fine - now I know! I at least look forward to sitting on that porch soon...

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            jdl98 RE: stellamystar Mar 12, 2009 11:21 AM

            you're welcome - i think that's a good way to describe it.

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            StacyJane RE: stellamystar Mar 15, 2009 02:09 PM

            Definitely the burgers (simple bacon cheese burger is my favorite,) the chicken pesto pasta, the fresh tomato pizza, and the chicken fingers are all tasty is my book.

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              wallyz RE: stellamystar Mar 19, 2009 10:32 PM

              That's sad- Stumpy's used to be great when we lived in Brookside. Sounds like the food quality has gone downhill.

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                inbiz RE: wallyz Mar 20, 2009 11:01 AM

                I wouldn't fret. One of their bartenders and I were drinking at another venerable Waldo establishment on St Pat's day and counted many who had on their Stumpy's attire. The place isn't losing business.

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