"Stroud’s chicken would be my last meal"

-Simon Majumdar, Food Network’s “toughest critic”

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"That’s like whole-body lickin’ good"

-Adam Richman, Man v. Food, Travel Channel

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We are proud to be honored as the first U.S. restaurant to win a James Beard Award for Excellence in the “Home Style” category! It may surprise you that Stroud’s is the only Kansas City restaurant to be recognized by the James Beard Foundation.
In 1937, Stroud’s was known for it’s BBQ and beer after the end of Prohibition. You could enjoy 15 cent ribs and a Dick’s Beer for a nickel. Those were the days.
In the early 1940s, beef and pork were being rationed because of WWII. Stroud’s turned from a BBQ joint to the now famous “home of pan-fried chicken.”
In the 1970s, Stroud’s was gaining national attention. When celebrities were in town, they stopped at Stroud’s…and they still do today!

Box Specials To Feed Your Group

Family Combo Box $69.95

The combo box feeds 4-5 people and includes 12 pieces (2 breasts, 2 wings, 4 legs and 4 thighs) of delicious pan-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and our famous cinnamon rolls. Sorry, no substitutions.

Family Chicken Bites Box $49.95

Get our famous chicken bites in a meal for the family! Served with mashed potatoes and gravy, Stroud’s green beans and cinnamon rolls. Choose all Spicy Hot Chicken Bites, plain Chicken Bites or half spicy & half plain! Serves 4.

Team Box $179.99

Enough for the entire team! Includes a spicy hot chicken bite appetizer, 8 thighs, 12 legs, 12 tenders, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and our world-famous cinnamon rolls. Includes BBQ, ranch and honey mustard dipping sauces. Feeds 10-12 people.

Chicken Finger Party Pack $69.99

16 chicken tenders.  Your choice of traditional or Stroud's spicy hot with your choice of dipping sauce. Served with mashed potatoes, gravy, cole slaw, cinnamon rolls and pasta salad. Feeds 4-5 people.

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Stroud’s chicken would be my last meal without a shadow of a doubt.

Simon Majumdar, Food Network’s “toughest critic”

K.C. stands for “Killer Chicken.”

Adam Richman, Man v. Food, Travel Channel

The best darn chicken I ever ate.

Hank Bauer, Professional Baseball Star

That’s like whole-body lickin’ good.

Adam Richman, Man v. Food, Travel Channel

All hail the chicken!!!! The BEST fried chicken in the USA!!!

Donald Alan Attebury

If you only have time for one meal while you are in Kansas City, forget BBQ. You need Stroud’s.

Jan Stephenson

Best home cooking restaurant anywhere! On my list every trip to Kansas City.

Michael Rodgers

Damn good yard bird !!!!

Jeremy White

No possible way you leave this place hungry or dissatisfied.

Jim Stuckey

Best fried chicken I've ever had. Sorry Mom.

Scott Fischer

One word: YUM!

Christi Tharp

Can't get any closer to a home cooked meal.

Derek Morris

The gold standard for pan fried chicken.

Jay Copeland

Come hungry and pace yourself. They know how to feed their customers.

Jason G.

The cinnamon rolls are to die for!

Lexi L.


Monday: 4pm to 9pm

Tuesday - Thursday: 11am to 9pm

Friday & Saturday: 11am to 10pm

Sunday: 11am to 9pm