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Y J's Snack Bar

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128 W 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1221
+1 816-472-5533
Mon - Wed 07:30 - 22:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The coffee is good. I have never eaten there, but there is an evolving menu that seems to have things added and removed over time. Good place for breakfast after hitting the bars. You will encounter the locals from the crossroads art district. I have only been there at night when working the graveyard shift. The crowd there seems to... More 

Thank JimmyB0bby
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful delicious fish fry! Tilapia, red beans n rice, Fresh veggies, and all! Eclectic, fun atmosphere too!

Thank BEMason
Ballwin, Missouri
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113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Great place to grab some breakfast, eat in or to go. We grabbed their daily special and some eggs & toast. All the food was very tasty and just enough to be a satisfying breakfast. The establishment looks like a run down candy shop, but all very nice. They have a few tables indoors and 2-3 tables on the sidewalk... More 

Thank Paul D
Kansas City, MO
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139 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

I love good coffee, pancakes, real butter and maple syrup. The IHOP has terrible coffee and fake butter. A good Italian place in city market has great pancakes but cheap syrup, Yada Yada. But YJ.'s has it all real butter, great pancakes, great coffee and real maple syrup. Not to mention an eclectic vibe and great other food. All cooked... More 

Thank Mrbob3338
Kansas City, Missouri
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175 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Went for Sunday Brunch. This place is a little off the wall (think urban ((hippy for you people my age)) on a shoestring) not your typical restaurant, so be prepared. It seems to be a pretty free flowing place with changing offerings and only 4 tables. We all had the Southern Love special with chorizo gravy. Everything was excellent from... More 

Thank mjbinkc
Manitou Springs, Colorado
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149 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

I had seen this place on the list of Missouri Diners Drive Ins and Dives. so I intentionally went out of my way to have breakfast at YJ's, What a dissapoinment. I explained to the two gals working there that I had never been there, so they gave me two choices for breakfast and explained they did not have a... More 

Thank FrontierJ
kansas city
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

I can't get behind a place that can't work a menu. Every time i go here they are out of something. The daily special will start off as a good deal and then be missing half of the elements by 10:30 AM on a regular basis

Thank Aaron s
Kansas City, Missouri
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294 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Midnight shift change. Nothing was ready. No gravy (that's why we came). Nothing. Except the following: bacon egg cheese sand on wheat. Ummmmmmm Ok we will take that. Twenty five min later the sand arrived to me. I think the gravy was about ready at that time. I could smell it. Smelled good. Fresh sausage gravy. Hot biscuits. Gosh darn.....So.... More 

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

I was in Kansas City for a work conference in May, with classes at the convention center. For the first four days I had lunch with friends and headed in the same direction as everyone else, toward the Power and Light District restaurants. On the last day I did lunch alone and decided to head in a different direction and... More 

Thank elarbol
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

They have great food here. We always get the breakfast sandwiches after a few drinks. I get mine without gravy but everyone else gets them sovered. Great local restaurant and I hear their lunch is great.

Thank RyanD1977

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 W 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1221
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-472-5533

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