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by Jill Dutton (subscribe)
Jill is editor-in-chief and publisher of Evolving Magazine As a travel journalist, she is currently traveling the USA by rail writing about her journeys. Read Jill's travel blog at
Published October 18th 2016
A 50's Style Drive-In
Fritz's Railroad Restaurant, a Kansas City icon since 1954, started as a fifties-style drive-in located in Kansas City, KS. During the 60's, owners Fritz and Virginia Kopf opened a second location with the famous delivery trains for which Fritz's Railroad Restaurants are so well known. Fritz originally designed the train food delivery system to help with staffing issues, but it quickly became a huge draw for children and adults to this quaint hamburger joint.

My grandson, Danny, wearing his conductor hat gets ready to call in our order.

The full breakfast menu contains all the home-style griddle favorites. For lunch or dinner, the grilled hamburger is their specialty. They offer a variety of unusual combinations such as the Gen Dare, a single hamburger topped with hash browns, grilled onions, melted cheese, ketchup, mustard and pickles, on a seeded bun.

Fritz's Railroad Restaurant

In addition to the original location at 250 N. 18th St. in Kansas City, KS, you'll find Fritz's Railroad Restaurants in Shawnee, KS at 13803 W. 63rd St., and inside Crown Center at 2450 Grand, Kansas City, MO.
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Why? A 50's style drive-in with a train delivery.
When: October 15, 2016
Phone: 913-375-1000
Where: 13803 W. 63rd St.Shawnee, KS 66216
Cost: $$
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