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Galvin's Dinner House

) #22 of 168 Restaurants in Saint Joseph ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American
6802 S 22nd St, Saint Joseph, MO 64504-2249
+1 816-238-0463
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good15%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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6802 S 22nd St, Saint Joseph, MO 64504-2249
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

This place is really a throw back to the family restaurants of yore. The owners greet you and sit in the dining area chatting with the customers. Obviously, lots of 'regulars.' You can call ahead for reservations - and be sure to get the chicken...More

Thank we2nluv
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I remember Galvins from when I was a little girl and it was a Sunday treat. These many, many years later I think it is just as good if not better, I can appreciate it more at this age. I just had a carry out...More

1  Thank Carol M
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I went there with my family. The chicken dinner did not taste like pan fried to me.I live in NewYork city. I work for a food magazine. What ever happened to the restaurant that has changed in their cooking. Please go back to there cooking...More

4  Thank Robert C
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Most things seemed to lack flavor except the tomato basil soup (which was incredible). The spinach salad was flavorful, but just ok. The fried chicken and mashed potatoes definitely needed salt. Sweet corn was good.

1  Thank Cathy L
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I have eaten here twice and only because we are passing through the area. They have the absolute best fried chicken! It is served homestyle with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn, homemade bread, salad and homemade chicken soup! Delicious! This time we actually looked...More

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Family style chicken dinner with plenty of chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, corn, and home made bread. A choice of soups and salads are offered for appetizers. Different meals are offered (fish, steak, BBQ...) but I can't pass up the chicken! Also offer...More

1  Thank Dana N
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

First off let me say this is not somewhere you go every night but rather on special occasions. For my family of 4 we spent around $80 for the home style meal. It was our anniversary so we wanted a nice place to eat. Galvin's...More

1  Thank jshew25
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I have not been here for several years but this place is just as good as it always was highly recommend and we had very good service as well. I had called 30 minutes ahead and was even able to make a reservation. FRIENDLY AND...More

1  Thank Lori S
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We went here for Sunday dinner to celebrate a birthday. The chicken was terrific. It came out on a huge platter with the pieces piled high. (Only suggestion: separate white meat from dark meat. The white meat -- all bigger pieces -- was all on...More

1  Thank Becky G
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The first time we went here, a few months ago, it was absolutely fabulous. This time it was not. It was around 5pm on a Sunday and we were the last ones to be seated for the day. We ordered the family style fried chicken....More

2  Thank coyoteslayer
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Helen O
All the reviews I read are about the fried chicken. I LOVE fried chicken but would like to know what else is on the menu. Can't seem to find a menu online.
10 October 2016|
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Response from jshew25 | Reviewed this property |
They just recently started running a special for barbecue. We have only ever had the fried chicken though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6802 S 22nd St, Saint Joseph, MO 64504-2249
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Joseph
  • Phone Number: +1 816-238-0463
  • E-mail