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Justus Drugstore A Restaurant

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American, Contemporary
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106 W Main St, Smithville, MO 64089-9382
+1 816-532-2300
Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 10:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We made this reservation a month in advance to get an 8 PM time slot. We arrived and had to wait a half hour, anyway. Service was pleasant and good. The food was a disappointment. My husband and I shared the pig heart appetizer. It was blah. We also shared a salad. Which was also unforgettable because I can't even... More 

Thank luvsgolf71
Dayton, Wyoming
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153 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This was my third time to Justus Drug because I love the innovative and creative food that chef Jonathan creates. Unfortunately they were out of many menu items.... like 3 or 4 out of the 8 or 9 entrees on the menu, 1 of the 3-4 salads and an app or two. As a seafood eater my heart was set... More 

Thank Tamara L
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We had our first visit this summer. We booked the dinning room, there is a separate kitchen and menu for their patio, so you have to be sitting outside to get that menu. The cocktail list is incredible, very seasonal, and super innovative. I also had a horseradish blue cheese salad with crystals of caramelized white chocolate. Sounds strange? It... More 

Thank Shelly C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a long dinner with friends in a relaxing, quiet atmosphere, this place will work. The food combinations are delicious and the service is ok. They claim that dining there is an "experience". This is a way of saying you will wait a long time for your food but it is pretty good when you get... More 

Thank Scott S
Smithville, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We have now eaten at Justus twice, each time for our anniversary. We really enjoy good, fresh, locally-grown food and the chef did not disappoint. The dishes are interesting and different but oh, so flavorful. From the first taste to the finishing digestief, it was worth the extra investment. Plan on spending 2-3 hours and savor the food and the... More 

Thank Melly1945
Kearney, MO.
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431 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We were invited for dinner with good friends and friends of theirs. I have heard and seen reviews of JDSR and my experience was much better than expected. Now retired, we no longer eat at high end restaurants. So, this was a surprisingly a pleasurable dining experience. Certainly not fancy from the outside, just and old Drug Store. Inside it... More 

Thank KearneyCat
Kansas City, Missouri
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

As recent residents in the Kansas City area decided to try this former drugstore now restaurant. A real find in Smithville (population 9,000) which is about 25 minutes from the northern suburbs. Atmosphere is very pleasant - background music not too loud, comfortable lighting and tables such that you can carry on a conversation. Menu organized in 3 courses -... More 

Thank dshaw23
Pittsford, New York
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

After reading articles and reviews about Justus Drugstore Restaurant, I finally was able to have dinner there. The drive was long and ver rural, many farms and cattle and donkey along the way. There upon me was Smithville Lake and a quaint, adorable town of Smithvllle, Missouri where Justus Drug is located. Indoor and outdoor seating, I dined inside for... More 

Thank Adirondack11
Smithville, Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016

People plan why ahead of time to get into this unique and extraordinary restaurant . You differently need a reservation and plan on staying at least two hours or more to have the experience. The menu is so creative and all local products. They infuse so many of their ingredients , even their bar drinks are custom . You can... More 

Thank jujuwine
Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We wanted a special night out for my birthday, and this was it! Great menu, in small, quaint town. Unique, and every plate was a party in your mouth! We did the wine tasting recommended with each plate, and it was amazing. Will definitely stop by again when in Kansas City area. Loved!!!

Thank enderlestl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Contemporary
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 10:00
17:30 - 10:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 W Main St, Smithville, MO 64089-9382
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Smithville
  • Phone Number: +1 816-532-2300

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