Our goal at Stroud’s is to bring you a home-cooked style meal that will remind you of the Sunday dinners at Grandma’s house.
The year was 1933. Prohibition had just been repealed, we were between two World Wars and Stroud’s Restaurant was built. Stroud’s started as a BBQ restaurant by Guy and Helen Stroud on the county line at 85th and Troost in Kansas City. The road house remained a Barbeque restaurant until World War II. During the war, because beef was being rationed, Helen Stroud started serving pan-fried chicken. The original chicken dinner was only 35 cents!
In 1977, Mike Donegan and Jim Hogan purchased Stroud’s. After inheriting a couple of Helen’s cooks and recipes, they came up with the menu we still serve today. In 1993, the Wichita Wine Barn was selected as the first landmark location for a Stroud’s Restaurant outside of the Kansas City area. The rustic charm and family atmosphere at Stroud’s at the Wine Barn has become a legend in its own right.
Through the years, Stroud’s has received many national awards including the James Beard Award for Excellence and the Zagat Award for Best Restaurant. Stroud’s has been honored with appearances on the Travel Channel’s Man v. Food and No Reservations, Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate and KCPT’s Check Please. Stroud’s has also been featured in several national and international publications. The Wall Street Journal, Gourmet Magazine, The New York Times, People Magazine, Esquire, and Bon Apetite! to name a few.
Our goal here, just as it is at the Stroud’s Kansas City locations, is to bring you fine food and drinks in a fun-filled atmosphere. Thank you for dining with us and helping keep alive the tradition started so many years ago by Mrs. Stroud.