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dmatt Mar 14, 2013 08:30 PM

Looking for new "Dive" restaurants in KC Metro. What are your favorites? Will drive for good food. Thanks, D

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    jhojati RE: dmatt Mar 15, 2013 01:54 PM

    Vietnam Cafe in the City Market area

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      steveb RE: dmatt Mar 16, 2013 07:38 AM

      Awesome shwarma joint in a gas station on W. 75th in Waldo.

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        jdl98 RE: dmatt Mar 20, 2013 12:42 PM

        swagger, papu's, grinders, bb's lawnside bbq, the peanut.

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          2roadsdiverge RE: dmatt Mar 27, 2013 02:08 PM

          Not sure how you are defining "dive". Just cheap and good, or does it have to have a certain character?

          Some of the places listed above are great -- some of my favorite food -- but I don't know that I'd call them "dives" in my vernacular.

          Swagger -- love them but it is a nice place with a fantastic beer and wine list
          Vietnam cafe -- again, love the food but I don't see it as a "dive". it has a standard restaurant decor and atmosphere to me.
          Grinders, BBs, Peanut -- totally agree with these
          Papu's -- new to me, but I guess that's the shwarma place that steveb mentioned

          If that's what a dive restaurant is, then I'll add a few:

          Giovanni's Italian in Gladstone
          Towfiq African in KCMO
          Mesob Pikliz Ethiopian and Haitian in KCMO
          El Pulgarcito Salvadoran in Merriam
          Birrieria Michoacan in KCKS
          Groove Station in KCMO
          RJ's Bob-B-Que in Mission
          Woodyard BBQ in KCKS
          El Camino Real in KCKS

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            chileheadmike RE: dmatt Mar 28, 2013 06:02 AM

            Is the City Diner still around in the City Market area? Great breakfasts.

            Out in Olathe there is Mom's and Old 56 Family Restaurant. Both are excellent dives.

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