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Happy Gillis Cafe & Hangout

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549 Gillis St, Kansas City, MO
08:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue 08:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic Bloody Mary. Great food, I had the grilled brie and added their exceptional bacon. They support local farmers. Outdoor space. Will definitely go again.

Thank Melanie T
Leawood, Kansas
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113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second time at Happy Gillis for lunch. My friend had the Cubano sandwich and was so full she couldn't eat dinner. I had the avocado toast which was yummy!

Thank Debbie S
Kansas City, MO United States
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great little hidden gem! I ordered the breakfast sandwich and it was delicious. My husband had their biscuits and gravy with a side of bacon. The biscuits and gravy may be the best I've ever tasted and the bacon was fantastic.

Thank Debbie K
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

After reading earlier reviews my wife and I where drawn to Happy Gillis for there biscuits and gravy. The biscuit, under cooked and the eggs over cooked and the gravy was so so. I ordered the Smoked Salmon was was fantastic. The lunch menu look good so 'll give them another chance.

Thank Ken G
Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Went there for breakfast with my friends. Food was good and atmosphere was familiar. I would go there again.

Thank Hhhenna
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

While visiting KCMO for business, we found this place through a Google search. We like small businesses that take pride in their work. Happy Gillis is that kind of place! Superb menu, friendly & accommodating staff and a cozy, warm space to enjoy a meal. We went on a Sunday morning and I think we hit the brunch time rush.... More 

1 Thank Coog31
Concordia, Missouri
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a breakfast place close to the City Market & happened upon this little gem in an old sundries store. It had a fun, quirky vibe, with mismatched chairs, tables & plates. We had biscuits & gravy & a breakfast sandwich. The gravy, which everyone knows is the best part of B & G was delicious, it... More 

1 Thank mbscherer
Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

We love coming here for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. I like that they have some classic options like biscuits and gravy, and they also do some twists on a few classic meal options. For instance, you will probably never get a plain potato soup here, but you may get rosemary potato soup or cheesy potato soup and you'll be glad!... More 

Thank Cate W
Friendswood, Texas, United States
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Want to fill up on down home goodness? Then this is your stop. Fluffy and flavorful biscuits with a gravy that has a hint of heat. Quaint neighborhood corner diner. I walked here alone from the downtown area without any worries. Relax and Enjoy your satisfied tummy and tastebuds.

Thank Sarah A
Kansas City, Missouri
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Once again I need half stars so I could give 3.5 stars. Happy Gillis is a place I want to love but ended up only liking. This is a pocket restaurant with maybe a dozen tables in a residential neighborhood. The staff cares about what they are doing and clearly love food. I love that they support local farms, in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 549 Gillis St, Kansas City, MO
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?