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Court House Exchange

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
113 W Lexington Ave, Independence, MO 64050-3705
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • 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 1 November 2017 via mobile

Late eaters beware. We arrived at 8 pm and things were going nicely until about 8:30 when staff started breaking down the salad bar beset or table. What a racket and even after we pointed out that we were still trying too enjoy our meal...More

Thank ibinhsv
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I'm sure that the downtown crowd eats here often. We were on our way out of town, and looking for something to take along. The turkey sandwich and chicken salad sandwich that were prepared with sweet potato fries for our to-go order were HUGE and...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Great salad bar, sandwiches and soups . I get 1/2 order of mushrooms for appetizer and it is more than plenty to share and 1 trip salad bar is great meal for me.

Thank frenchpam5555
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

You can't stop progress but doubtful Harry or Bess would enjoy the Exchange today. The food is fine. The service very good. But the piped in music drove us OUT.

Thank thebabycoach
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This little dive has one of the best burger I have ever had. The Bacon Mac and Cheese Burger is AMAZING! It's also something that you should probably only eat once a year to avoid heart issues, but it's totally worth it.

Thank rachelmP1414KR
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Thsi restaurant has a great menu-- with many choices. Our meals were large with lots of leftovers to take home. The filet was superb. We enjoyed this restaurant more than the others we tried.

Thank K581
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This restaurant is right in the center of the tiny town of Independence. It has existed for more than a hundred years, but the menu is modern, including a soup and salad bar. The decor is rustic, with lots of mementos. Our food was good....More

Thank KatrinaPa
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Nice place to eat. Cozy atmosphere. Very good and different food. Good portions, good service. Private.

Thank ellendoon
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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 5 September 2017

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
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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