Order while the getting’s good!

We’re a small location to satisfy big tastes! We recommend you order early online for guaranteed pick-up on the same day! WE WILL SELL OUT DAILY!

The World Famous Chicken You Remember

We are proud to be honored as the first U.S. restaurant to win a James Beard Award for Excellence in the “Home Style” category! It may surprise you that Stroud’s is the only Kansas City restaurant to be recognized by the James Beard Foundation.

In 1937, Stroud’s was known for it’s BBQ and beer after the end of Prohibition. You could enjoy 15 cent ribs and a Dick’s Beer for a nickel. Those were the days.

In the early 1940s, beef and pork were being rationed because of WWII. Stroud’s turned from a BBQ joint to the now famous “home of pan-fried chicken.”

In the 1970s, Stroud’s was gaining national attention. When celebrities were in town, they stopped at Stroud’s…and they still do today!

So what is Stroud’s Express?

Stroud’s Express is a brand new concept that will offer curbside pick-up, carryout, and delivery only. That’s right, no dining rooms or table-side service here! You have to take those finger lickin’ favorites home, on a picnic, to a party, tailgate, office lunch, or any other great eating out experience you can think of! We encourage you to order online in advance to guarantee the best availability options. Thank you for giving our new concept a try, we can’t wait to serve you our world-famous recipes and irresistible cinnamon rolls Lee’s Summit!

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Stroud’s chicken would be my last meal without a shadow of a doubt.

Simon Majumdar, Food Network’s “toughest critic”

K.C. stands for “Killer Chicken.”

Adam Richman, Man v. Food, Travel Channel

The best darn chicken I ever ate.

Hank Bauer, Professional Baseball Star

That’s like whole-body lickin’ good.

Adam Richman, Man v. Food, Travel Channel

All hail the chicken!!!! The BEST fried chicken in the USA!!!

Donald Alan Attebury

If you only have time for one meal while you are in Kansas City, forget BBQ. You need Stroud’s.

Jan Stephenson

Best home cooking restaurant anywhere! On my list every trip to Kansas City.

Michael Rodgers

Damn good yard bird !!!!

Jeremy White

No possible way you leave this place hungry or dissatisfied.

Jim Stuckey

Best fried chicken I've ever had. Sorry Mom.

Scott Fischer

One word: YUM!

Christi Tharp

Can't get any closer to a home cooked meal.

Derek Morris

The gold standard for pan fried chicken.

Jay Copeland

Come hungry and pace yourself. They know how to feed their customers.

Jason G.

The cinnamon rolls are to die for!

Lexi L.


Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday:  3pm-8pm
Saturday & Sunday:  11am-8pm

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