Jess & Jim's Steak House
517 E 135th St, Kansas City, MO 64145
Phone: (816) 942-6348
Fax: (816) 942-6348
Jess and Jim's Steak House
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Barbecue, Family Style, American, Steakhouse
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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Have been in area for most of my life and this Steak House was a place where the extended family would go to celebrate in lifes many twists and turns. For the past few years have tried to carry on the tradition, but it must be said that this steak house is not worth the time or money. The problem is with the quality of the meat, side dishes and above all the condenscending staff. It is time to quit riding on the attributes of yesteryear reviews, and care about the present . Go back to the mission that was yours when first staring out. We will keep good memories of this establishment, but no longer will be making them at Jess and Jim;s
Since I've moved to OP, KS I've been told several times that I have to try Jess & Jims. So my husband, my daughter, and I finally tried it. I just thought it was an average steak. Nothing special. The service was okay, but again, nothing special. I would maybe try it again, maybe the time we went the service and food were just a fluke. And least if I try it again, my expectations will be low.
The best steaks in the kansas city area, I always have the butterfly strip 28 oz.I would also say plaza III has the second best and Hereford in Leawood third and dont go to the new steak place in Leawood called Sullivans very nice place but very over priced for the quality of steak,side orders not much better.
09/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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03/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
A family member from St Louis told me they had the best steak in there life here. So when we had a opportunity to be in K C, we had to try it.
A little out of the way for where we were staying.
Steaks were very good, not out best ever...
they are not grilled with hash marks but put on the grill so the carmelization is over the entire side. I suppose it keeps in juices, but makes the meat more crusty than we are used to.
The waitress brought my husband the wrong steak and did not notice it till he told her. She did not appear to be brand new there, I would think they would check thier orde before bringing it out, good wait staff always do.
so they cooked him another fairly promptly, but I was 1/2 done by time he got his.
Salad was pretty generic, but ok.
Seems like there's too many good places to eat to go back, I assume KC has some truely great steak places, just not this one.
At first, the resturant looked drab and dim with little decor, just little cows and wooden tables and chairs. For the price, you get plenty of food, including homemade garlic toast and pickled beets with your meal. I had a house special, an 8 oz filet and shrimp scampi, which was reccommended by my server. The scampi sauce was rich and garlicy far beyond what I've had elsewhere. My date tried the Ribeye which was cooked to perfection, and though it looked a little fatty for my taste, he said it was just right, favorful and tender. We shared warm apple pie for dessert which was served with ice cream. overall, i was pleased with the experience.
02/04/2006Provided by Citysearch -
We were new to the KC area, and asked where to go for steak. We were told Jess & Jim's was a KC tradition, so we went there, expecting a treat. We were completely underwhelmed! I think this place may have been great in the distant past, but I think now they must be living off their reputation. Otherwise, I can't understand why anyone would give this place such high ratings. The steak was not special at all, and we paid way, way too much. We won't be going back.
01/18/2006Provided by Citysearch -
If you are in the area its a fun place to try.Off the beaten path a bit. A good place to eat and relax.A very down home style to the place. I was excited about the steak.It was definitely tender and flavorful, but my at least a quarter of the steak was fat. I spent some time trimming it. The baked potatoes are definitely one of a kind, but overkill for me with cheese, bacon and a ridiculous amount of butter piled on. The prices range 20-40$ per steak so it is definitely not cheap.
Took our son and his wife there as we had coupons. It was still pricey but delicious! We all had great steaks - tender and cooked to perfection. Also, we've never seen beets as an appetizer but it's a great idea if you like them, and I do! Definitely worth the trip as it is sort of out of the way.
07/12/2005Provided by Citysearch -
I wouldn't say this place is terrible by any means, but I do agree that it does not live up to its hype. My rib-eye was a good-sized portion, but lacking in flavor. The ambience is that of a mountain lodge - which is great if we had been in the mountains - but it's Missouri. As stated in the subject line... It's okay, but don't drive out of your way to get there; if you're driving through though, give it a shot.
05/30/2004Provided by Citysearch -
It's a bit of a drive from downtown or OP but the food is very good, nothing pretensious here, if your looking for that look elsewhere, just a great steak cooked perfectly and served with a HUGE baked potato.
Expect to wait a bit if you go on a Friday or Saturday night
but usually the wait is no longer than 30 mins.
07/29/2003Provided by Citysearch -
I have been going to Jess & Jims for over 20 years
I have moved out of the Kansas City Area and I have ordered Steaks from their web site and they were delivered right away. I have lived In Hawaii and now Califorinia and have passed the web site on to many who love to eat Jess & Jims Steaks. It is a great gift to people living all over. I have traveled all over the United States and I don't know where you can get such great steaks at such a great price!!!!! It get a ****
07/16/2003Provided by Citysearch -
One of the reasons I don't go to Outback to get a steak is because of their choice of cooking methods. Jess& Jim's servers their steak the same way, pan seared or flat top grill most likely. However, the steak comes out hot ready to rock with a man size potatoe. Everytime I'm there I just know that I have to have the 30 oz Porterhouse!
Service is decent, sometimes it can be a wait but its worth it, never really been disappointed. I like to get there early evening have a few drinks, enjoy the crowd and chat, wait for my steak. The place has this really down home feeling to it that you would expect from the midwest and no where else, but the wait staff all though sometimes old, are kind and humorus.
If you want a big ol' steak home- style its Jess&Jim's.