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Court House Exchange

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
113 W Lexington Ave, Independence, MO 64050-3705
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub
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113 W Lexington Ave, Independence, MO 64050-3705
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Court House Exchange gives you a unique dining experience. You must go down to basement/cellar type room that has a bar and tables for those in a hurry, and a cozy dining area through thick rock walls which keep it cool in the summer and...More

Thank Geri M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many a people have come here to wait for their deliberating jury verdicts or just to get drinks between cases. Filled with a ton of history because it's been there forever.

Thank patpatrick96
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Despite the restaurant's claim to have been serving fine burgers since 1899, we were tempted by the (Friday) daily special, the smokehouse club, which our server recommended and we enjoyed. Save room for dessert. Cakes and pies are made by the owner's mother, and we...More

Thank The_walkers21209
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We went here for lunch after seeing the Truman Library. The building is very historic and had a lot of atmosphere. The service was excellent. The server was attentive and friendly. They were very accomodating.

Thank mirraFlorida
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We were surprised you had to go downstairs for this restaurant. It was so delicious and you got a large plateful of food at very reasonable prices. We will be back. There is also a beautiful large wooden bar to belly up to.

Thank LeeLinda B
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Food was good. Large portions, good salad bar. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Enjoyed a nice Reuben and cup of potato soup for lunch. Very good. Pleasant/prompt service. Oh, coconut cake was superb!

Thank bhadler
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised. Looked like a bar coming in with grandchildren but hung in there and was happy with the results. Had the Oregon Trail burger which was great and everyone liked what they had. Do not miss the applesauce or the root beer and/or...More

Thank Brad G
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This basement/ below ground restaurant has an historic background. Lots of political business was conducted here, and President Harry Truman frequented the restaurant. A nice salad bar and varied menu are offered. The turkey Reuben sandwich can't be beat, and there is no extra charge...More

Thank MJKC_11
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Had a great meal, great service. Great salad bar - which is very hard to find. In general, a very pleasant experience and I will be back. Worth a try!

Thank jenks2013
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 W Lexington Ave, Independence, MO 64050-3705
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
Located below street level, the rock walls, wooden bar, and fixtures lend the bar a cozy feel. Pop in for a hearty bite to eat or a cold drink with friends. The Court House Exchange serves some of the best sandwiches in town. Try our burgers & fries, the fried chicken platter, or a hefty pork tenderloin.
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