Gridiron Café

211 North Main Street
Hope, Kansas 67451
(785) 366-7700

Sunday - Friday: 11AM - 1:30PM
Remains open to 7:30PM on Thursday

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Gridiron Cafe - Hope, Kansas
Gridiron Cafe
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. 

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.

On our first visit, 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 (2016 price - $6.99 in 2020). The fries were OK, but the burger was very good.

On a subsequent visit, we had catfish and chicken fried steak. I was satisfied with both of those dishes, but still felt the burger was better.

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.

Gridiron Cafe dinning area
The Gridiron Café has about 9 tables and booths

Gridiron Cafe cheeseburger
Lion Burger and fries

Chicken fried stak

Catfish basket - Gridiorn Cafe
Catfish basket

Homemade ice cream

Peach cobbler at Gridiron Cafe
The peach cobbler isn't a traditional cobbler, but crumble with peach filling on top, rather than baked

Gridiron Cafe Menu - Hope, KansasGridiron Cafe appetizer and salad Menu
Gridiron Café Menu from June 2020

Wall graffiti
This is the wall of the hallway to the rest rooms

An early photo of the building which now houses the Gridiron Café

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Gridiron Cafe Map

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