2601 Holmes, Kansas City, MO | Directions 6410839.079041 -94.576106
Neighborhoods: Near Downtown, Longfellow
done with succotash – ok, for years now ive wanted to like succotash. always liked the atmosphere in the river market and their new digs. but i have to say, after trying to eat there sunday, i am done trying...
the food has been inconsistent. sometimes decent, often not. too often cold(or just barely warm) or having to wait well over an hr to get cold food.
have had to order a "side" of gravy, tho the biscuit was huge there was seriously, like a couple of tablespoons of gravy. but i have ordered biscuits n gravy when you could hardly find the biscuit for the gravy. sometimes i get the style of eggs i ordered, sometimes not. by the time the correct style of eggs gets to the table, the rest of the food is cold or finished and now why would i even want the eggs.
sunday the hostess almost knocked me over to get to the two young women who had come in after me and my dining partner, to take their names. she then brushed by me again to get another couples name. she didnt even look at us or take our names. i do have to say neither couple had the common courtesy to inform the hostess that we had come in before them. thats not anyone at succotashes fault.
sorry, this may sound horribly bitchy, but i am through trying to like succotash. reckon they could care less.
Succotash is not what it should be – We were told the new location of Succotash had great food...... some folks tastes cannot be trusted. I arrived early Saturday ahead of our breakfast group. The service was punctual, but the coffee is similar to dish water. No taste. I asked if they had any dark roast, but told no. I noticed that the menu listed fresh squeezed orange juice. I thought I had hit the jackpot when someone started putting fresh oranges into the squeezing machine, but I was rudely suprised when I saw the same person begin to empty carafes of orange juice from the previous evening into the machine too. No fresh squeezed juice for me! Two in my group had ordered the crab omelets. The execution was a disaster...... made on a grill which meant the omelet was as thin as lace from spreading out on the grill.... and browned to boot. On top of that they arrived stone cold at the table. The Swedish pancakes sounded great to me accompanied by eggs and bacon. The eggs and bacon were perfect, but the Swedish pancakes were a sorry lot. They were very gluey and underdone. On the way to the restroom you pass the kitchen. The floor was nasty. We won't be going back here when there are so many other great breakfast places here in Kansas City.
Over-Rated – We always like to try a new place for breakfast, and normally we go out on Sundays. We decided to try Succotash at 26th & Holmes at 9:30 on this particular Sunday. The place was pretty well packed, but we did get a small (very small) table without waiting. Then we waited..... Over 10 minutes went by before we were even asked if we wanted coffee. We asked for the coffee and some water, that arrived and the waiter walked away immediately. returning 5 minutes later to take our order. Our coffee cups were empty when he took our order and remained so for 10 more minutes until we asked a waitress passing by for a re-fill. After we drank that small cup we again had to wait 10 minutes for some more. Irritating, but at least the food was good. Apple Struesel French toast was excellent, and the Pork Hash was very good. Prices reasonable. overall the coffee and food is very good to excellent, but service was terrible. Are we going back? No. Sorry, but I don't think the waitstaff were very ambitious and doubt that will change.
Awesome food, people and atmosphere! – We eat there all the time- It doesn't matter if it's breakfast, lunch or their 4 course dinner on Wednesdays (great date night, by the way!), we love it all. The owner, Beth Barden, is very passionate about cooking with the top ingredients while keeping it organic. If she has time she comes out and talks to her customers. She's so personable and hilarious. We really feel at home at Succotash and know we are going to a place where the people are NICE and FAST!
She also supports local businesses and farmers since she tries to purchase most of her food from them. I take my clients there for lunch. Most of the time, if they're from South KC, they've never been in such a fun/eclectic restaurant. Once they eat at Succotash, they are totally hooked! If you are new or visiting Kansas City, this should be one of your first stops. Heck, if you've lived here for awhile and have never experienced Succotash, you are missing out!
About the food- Beth has a talent of putting together ingredients making everything taste better than expected. We had her cater our Rehearsal Dinner- we had soul/comfort food. People still talk about how excellent the food was and this was back on June 22, 2007. The meatloaf was flavorful and not dry. We had red potato salad which had just the right amount of spices, creaminess and chunks of potato. I may not be a cook but I don't eat packaged food or fast food which I think clears my palate to what's really good. I have a higher standard for what I consume at restaurants, that's why I eat at Succotash. I know Beth's not serving bad food disguised under lots of salt and sugar. Their food is fresh, wholesome and is always excellent!
Don't forget to tip the attentive wait staff! They work very hard making sure the customer has everything they need. For breakfast, it's nice to know you'll always have a HOT & FULL cup of coffee!
Great food,service and people watching – I went to Succotash a couple weeks ago with my husband for the first time and was pretty impressed. It was a Saturday and kind of busy, but we weren't in a hurry. Our waitress was nice and prompt. The coffee was good and strong and they have fresh squeezed juice. We shared one with grapefruit and beets. THere was a lot of art on the walls and people walking by to occupy us during the wait time.
Our food came about 35 minutes later and we were quite happy with our choices. I had ordered the banana walnut french toast that came with caramel sauce,eggs and bacon. My husband is a vegan and they happily altered the veggie wrap for him by removing the cheese and eggs and replacing with more vegetables and hummus. They were both amazing! They have a bunch of bars and desserts as well, so on the way out we grabbed a couple to take home. I had a hibiscus lemon bar and a healthy flax espresso brownie. We will definitely be back again!
Hip Scene, Unique Food – Went on a Saturday morning- busy, but we knew that. We were seated right away, no problems there. However, our waitress was MIA for about 10 minutes. The host took our coffee orders. Coffee comes 10 minutes later. Waitress MIA. We sip and people watch. Not a big deal. We are forgiving people.
Host gives us menus. Waitress shows, apologizes, and asks to take our order. Order the B&G, and husband orders one of the egg combos. Came out ice cold after waiting another 30 minutes. Didn't complain because by then we were ready to head out. Plus, we were sitting outside and understand food cools quicker on a crisp fall day. The taste was fine. We will go back for lunch, probably.
We went there 4 years ago when it first opened for dinner and it was SO good. I hope this was a hiccup in an otherwise great operation.
Grease on Saturday anyone? – July 21 2007
My sister and I eat breakfast "out" together just about every saturday morning trying out different places. I've read both good/bad reviews about Succotash. We decided to give the restaurant a try for ourselves.
We each ordered the Farm?something or another breakfast and I added the blueberry pancake in addition and she ordered the B&G in addition so we could try best of both worlds. Or so we thought saddley mistaken :(
Below average tasting food. I will say they serve plenty of it. But if you like cold bland food this would be the place to go dine.
Albeit our breakfast arrived "50 minutes after placing the order and having 3 cups of slowy sipped coffee" we dug in.
What a displeasing experience. Impressed..NOT.
The food's really bland. The temperature of the food was as if it'd been sitting out in the open air for who knows how long?!
If you're curious to know what NOT hot nor warm B&G, eggs, pancakes, or hasbrowns are like to the point that the HB's become hardened from the chilly grease their soaked/cooked in I'd suggest eating at Succotash.
I will say our server was a tad forgetful, inattentive, unknowledgable but cute & friendly.
One more thing the restroom is located up a case of winding stairs. To my surprise (not really...lol) it was filthier than a gas station restroom. With grime & dust everywhere. The toilet was horrendous urine stains are defintely invested here.
Oh, I had to find the soap which was a big nasty industrial size bottle of dish liquid up on a top-shelf out of eyes view. Need I mention no paper towels.
By the way I'm 29 hip and educated. I enjoy trying new things.
Succotash just didn't come through.
This review could've or would've been completely different if the food had lived up to standard.
Succotash aint for suckahs – There could be legitamate complaints about long waits etc, but lets be serious. Any one who goes to any place in the river market on the weekend and expects a fast breeze- in breeze-out dining experience is not going to get that here- or anywhere else in this area. However, what you will get is a youthfull and true to life Kansas City experience in the bustling heart of the city. Take time to enjoy your surroundings and people watch- this is the perfect spot for it. Be thankful to your server for working that day and having a job in the service industry (which by the way if you have never had this type of job, you really are not going to understand the demands and stress involved with this. this is why people complain: because they just dont get it). If these are things you cannot appreciate than the only suggestion remaining for you is that you should stay at home and fix your own darn eggs! This is a great environment that takes a certain type of human to enjoy, I only wish everyone that I dined with at Succotash felt the same way.
Waiting and waiting... – It's probable that Succotash has decent food, but I wouldn't know. We stopped in on a Saturday for a bite around 2pm. It wasn't very crowded but it took us several minutes to be seated while the guy (who I assume was the host) had a cigarette. We decided to split one of their egg benedict dishes and after waiting more than thrity minutes for one dish we decided to leave. Our waitress stopped by about 15 minutes into our wait to tell us it would be any minute and then proceeded to avoid eye contact for the rest of the time until we flagged her down to tell her we were leaving. The final straw was when a table of four that arrived after us got their food first which would've been fine if they had ordered soup and salads but they didn't.
It you like cheesy decor, dickies wearing faux hipster servers and a long wait then give it try. I didn't have the patience
Favorite breakfast place, and lunch is great too – This is my favorite place to go for breakfast. Everything is great - the eggs, homefries, pancakes, even the toast. Come hungry because the portions are huge. I avoid the omelets, because sometimes they don't cook the add-in ingredients all the way and I hate raw mushrooms and tomatoes. But otherwise, this is the best place for a good, big breakfast. Great to cure a hangover. Lunch is also a treat - BLT is great, as is the salad and soup specials. Yum!
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