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Jess & Jim's

517 E. 135th St., Kansas City, MO - (816) 941-9499
Carnivore heaven" Jess & Jim's big strip steak arrives sputtering on a metal tray from the kitchen, and is a joy to chew, especially when accompanied by a pound-plus baked potato loaded with butter, sour cream, and bacon.
87% Approval Rating (16 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
KC Playboy Strip Steak
Kansas City strip steak
Twice Baked Potato
Ribeye

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Yes, broiled fish is on the menu at Jess & Jim's; chicken, too (excellent Kansas City fried chicken!); but who cares when there’s great beef to be eaten? All around Jess & Jim’s every evening, the air is perfumed by the mouth-watering smell of cooking beef; several ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

517 E. 135th St., Kansas City, MO
(816) 941-9499

http://www.jessandjims.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Over 1-1/2 inches tall and with a good charred crust, the Playboy Strip does not bleed juice when severed with a knife, and yet it is unbelievably succulent. It's an honest steak, easy to eat but not so tender that you are deprived of the joy of a rewarding chew.
"Over 1-1/2 inches tall and with a good charred crust, the Playboy Strip does not bleed juice when severed with a knife, and yet it is unbelievably succulent. It's an honest steak, easy to eat but not so tender that you are deprived of the joy of a rewarding chew."
Michael Stern





The waiter asked, 'Just butter, or butter, bacon, cheese, and sour cream?' I chose the works, and here is a picture of the humongous potato as it arrived at my table. Not pictured is the cup of sour cream that customers apply to taste.
"The waiter asked, 'Just butter, or butter, bacon, cheese, and sour cream?' I chose the works, and here is a picture of the humongous potato as it arrived at my table. Not pictured is the cup of sour cream that customers apply to taste."
Michael Stern


Don't tell the food police, but this just may be the best part of the steak: its rim of melt-in-the-mouth fat.
"Don't tell the food police, but this just may be the best part of the steak: its rim of melt-in-the-mouth fat."
Michael Stern


Crusty and rare; they also offer extra rare if you like a cool purple center.
"Crusty and rare; they also offer extra rare if you like a cool purple center."
Rob


Like many restaurants in KC, train tracks are within feet of the establishment!
"Like many restaurants in KC, train tracks are within feet of the establishment!"
Rob


Opened in 1938 and now run by a fourth generation of the Van Noy family who founded it, Jess & Jim's is an essential Midwest steak-eating experience.
"Opened in 1938 and now run by a fourth generation of the Van Noy family who founded it, Jess & Jim's is an essential Midwest steak-eating experience."
Michael Stern



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