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Nov 24, 2010 10:56 AM


I love old steak houses (or new ones that have the spirit of the steak houses of old). They have to have that certain ambiance which is ingrained in a great steak house of long standing. And, of course, they have to serve a geat steak and geat sides.

Of course, the geat old steak houses of yesteryear are quickly dying out. Unfortunately, there are not may left. Strouds, while at its soul is a chicken lover's delight, also serves a great steak and, of course, wonderful side dishes. And, even though it has relocated from the original great location, the current joint still has the old-time "Stroud's feel" to it.

Recently, the old Main Street Steak House closed. It had fallen on hard times, causing the food quality to wane, but it was till "old school".

My question: are there any great old steak houses left in KC? Or, are there any great new steak houses in KC which possess that charm and personality of an old steak house?

Look forward to your responses.


Steak House
160 S Center Ave, Philip, SD 57567

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  1. Jess & Jim's, Golden Ox? Plaza III still seems pretty old school to me - been around for 45 years. Pricier than the first two.

    Golden Ox Restaurant
    1600 Genessee St Ste 225, Kansas City, MO 64102

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    1. re: jdl98

      Thanks for the reploy, JD...I, of course, know about these. Perhaps I should be more clear...are there any old/new steak joints that are NOT so well known as the three you mention?
      Any hidden gems!!!


    2. The Pitch recently reviewd The Frontier Steakhouse. 50 years old seems pretty old school to me.

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      1. re: chileheadmike

        Tried has the look of an old steakhouse that I'm looking for...but it was really, really bad.


        1. re: skreamer

          Really? I'm sorry to hear that; was looking forward to trying it. Could you expound a bit on the "really, really bad" aspects?

          1. re: GiGiWy

            My personal feelings about the Frontier Steakhouse is not that it is so much a steakhouse but a roadhouse. Steaks are but an addition to the rest of the menu. Fried chicken, chicken fried steak, and ribeye steak, medium rare, with all the sides, this is what midwest cooking all about.

      2. You might try J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks, on the east side of Metcalf about the 8900 block. It has been there quite a few years and is my son-in-laws favorite steakhouse.

        1. A few more places to consider. Nick and Jake's in Parkville and OP. Reatlativity new, but, kinda old-school, good places. Wil Jenny's on 135th in OP, is a Texas roadhouse/steakhouse concept, good place. Another is Westchase Grille in Leawood, again, new but a traditional concept. I would enjoy eating at any..

          Nick and Jake's
          6325 Lewis Dr, Kansas City, MO 64152

          Wil Jenny's
          6700 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223