Five Favorites for the Perfect Grilled Cheese in KC
Grilled cheese day is in April! Enjoy the comfort food at one of these local spots.
Smitty’s Garage: 8811 State Line Rd., Kansas City, MO, 816.731.1455, EatAtTheGarage.com
Smitty’s is one of the newest restaurants in town, but it’s already a family favorite. With arcades, free bingo at 8:00 on Friday nights, and a delicious bar and grill menu with a variety of tacos and burgers, it’s a perfect hangout. The grilled cheese served on Texas toast goes well with their fresh-cut fries, sweet potato fries or house made potato chips. Read our review of Smitty's Garage here.
Best Regards Bakery & Café: 6759 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS, 913.782.1505, MakeThemSmile.com
At Best Regards Bakery & Café, everything is made from scratch. They serve a fabulous “Very Gouda” grilled cheese, perfectly paired with one of their signature soups and a cookie for dessert. This locally owned café is a great spot to enjoy a cozy lunch with friends.
You Say Tomato 2801 Holmes, Kansas City, MO, 816.756.5097, YouSayTomatoKC.wordpress.com
You Say Tomato lives up to its motto of “homegrown goodness served daily.” The eclectic neighborhood restaurant offers a seasonal menu supporting the local and organic farmer. Part of the fun of eating at YST is the ever-changing menu that features fresh, seasonal produce. Even the décor focuses on “repurposing,” as all the chairs and tables are mismatched sets, undoubtedly purchased at local thrift shops and garage sales. Their grilled cheese is a neighborhood favorite featuring a blend of four cheeses served on house-made panini bread.
Pig & Finch 11570 Ash St., Leawood, KS, 801RestaurantGroup.com
Pig & Finch serves a grown-up version of the grilled cheese. Their “Short Rib Ragout” grilled cheese is a rich and filling sandwich offering a great blend of delicious barbecued short ribs and a classic grilled cheese. Paired with hand-cut fries, this is a delicious combo. This local gastropub offers a fun British pub style atmosphere and a variety of creative dishes.
Martin City Brewery 500 E. 135th St., Kansas City, MO, 816.268.2222, MartinCityBrewingCompany.com
AJ’s grilled cheese features provolone, white cheddar, swiss and smoked gouda for a quadruple flavor combo you’ll love and delectably pairs with their onion straws for a tasty pub meal. The brewery, housed in a 100-year-old building, serves an array of classic burgers, sandwiches and fabulous mac and cheese.