Grandstand Burgers - Overland Park, Kansas
Grandstand Burgers in Overland Park, Kansas is located just a couple of blocks north of I-35 at the corner of Antioch Road and Merriam Drive. Many people confuse the location with Shawnee or Merriam, but it really is i n Overland Park.
The 11 year old restaurant is a tiny place with only 4 stools at the small counter, plus picnic tables out in front. But that doesn't keep people away. The line to order went out the door much of the time during my visits and a 30 - 40 minute wait for food is not unusual. The kitchen is equally small, but very busy. On the first visit, four people were working in a space smaller than the kitchen in my apartment. The small size does limit what they can do - other than the handmade hamburgers, it appears that most everything else is cooked from frozen.
I have sampled the 1/3 pound $4.15 cheeseburger on three visits. On my first visit, the burger was over cooked to the point of being dry and slightly tough. On the second try, I asked if they could cook it medium, and they said they could cook it to only 168 degrees on request. It was still well done, but not over done and quite enjoyable. I recommend everyone request the 168 degree burger, even those who prefer well done.
Grilled onions are a bargain at 30 cents and add a lot to the burgers. Other add-ons include bacon or ham for 80¢, chili for 55¢, and jalapeno for 40¢
The $2.25 onion rings are quite good for made from frozen, but the hot wings and French fries are were less - I didn't care as much for them as for what I can prepare myself from frozen at home.
The $5.40 pork tenderloin doesn't appear to be hand breaded, but it is very good and I would get it again.
I like Grandstand Burgers and will be back to try them again.
LL-11/09. copyright 2009-2012 by Keith Stokes