Gridiron Café - Hope, Kansas
The Gridiron Café in Hope, Kansas is a small restaurant in a former garage on the main street of this rural town of about 350 people. It is open for lunch 7 days a week, plus evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I visited Gridiron in early 2016 to see if they might quality for our Kansas Best Burgers page. A couple of people had suggested Gridiron Café when the list was first released in 2015.
The menu is quite limited, with only a few sandwiches, hamburgers and a couple of "baskets." Five specials were listed on a blackboard, including the French Dip which was recommended in a couple of online reviews. There are two dinner specials on Sundays.
I went with the Lion Burger, which was a 1/3 pound burger with sautéed onions & mushrooms, bacon & Swiss cheese, plus a side of skin-on fries for $6.29. The fries were OK, but the burger was very good and I think this restaurant will make the next update of the best burger list.
The owners (Paula & Fred French) couldn't tell me exactly how old the restaurant is, but said they have had it for a year and Paula's sister had it for about 6 years before that. Photos of the building, when it was a garage, were on the wall.
LAS-2/16 copyright 2016 by Keith Stokes