The perfect combination of Mexican and Barbecue.; who would have thunk it! Their baby back ribs are ecstasy and their enchilada's are rock and roll. What else would you want? Well, they have great chocolate cake too! Sit in the bar area for the most fun; It's all non-smoking, so you can take your kids with you!
Stroud's was kicked out of their old location when Mr. Eminent Domain decided it needed a million dollar bridge to connect one crappy part of town to another crappy part of town. In doing so, a Kansas City landmark was forced to relocate. Stroud's, formerly in South Kansas City is now located on Shawnee Mission Parkway in Fairway and I decided to check it out for Father's day.
When we arrived at Stroud's at 5PM there was a 30 minute wait. We happily walked to the bar, ordered a round of Miller Light, and proceeded outside to sit on the patio and get a little sun while we waited. After being seated, the waitress quickly arrived and took our drink order as we started perusing the menu. I ordered the 3 piece chicken meal, my wife ordered the same and shared hers with our girl. My mom ordered a half order of livers (I know). Our meals came with all of the mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans you can eat , and maybe a dinner role but I can't be sure because I was too busy with the pan-fried chicken and gravy. This place has the best gravy I have ever had, I mean, I am not a gravy aficionado by any means but this stuff is addictive. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered and everyone was completely stuffed with plenty of leftovers. I even tried the livers (dipped in gravy) and they were... well lets put is this way, they could have been pieces of monkey turd and tasted like a million bucks as long as they were covered in Stroud's gravy! Highly recommend. Expect to pay $15 per person not including drinks. Dress anyway you feel comfortable, preferrably something loose so you can breath after eating.
4200 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205