Anthony’s Restaurant

Anthony’s Restaurant & Lounge has been family owned since 1978 and serves award-winning, traditional Italian and American dishes. Daily specials include pasta, fresh vegetables, steak, veal, chicken and seafood. Anthony’s offers a casual warmth with an elegant atmosphere and welcomes families.

Though all meals are prepared to order, Anthony’s offers quick service, making it a great spot for a business lunch. Or come in for a drink – Anthony’s has an excellent, affordable wine list and a comfortable lounge that’s open late.

Within walking distance of the convention center and downtown hotels, Anthony’s can accommodate all group sizes and occasions with a separate banquet room and catering.

If you are looking for a family-run traditional Italian restaurant with recipes handed down from one generation to the next, look no further. Come to Anthony’s Restaurant and Lounge and enjoy our family’s tradition.

Reservations recommended.

Anthony’s Restaurant

701 Grand, Kansas City, MO 64106 • 816-221-4088



Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


Mon.-Thurs. 3-10 p.m.

Fri.-Sat. 3-11 p.m.

Sun. noon-8 p.m.

Fried Catfish

Serves one

  • 1 catfish, cleaned and beheaded
  • 5 eggs
  • 5 c. milk
  • 5 c. flour
  • 1/4 c. salt
  • 1/4 c. café pepper

Take the catfish and submerge it in the egg wash, making sure every inch of the catfish is coated. Remove the catfish from the egg wash and place it in the flour. Roll the catfish around, making sure that every inch is covered with flour. Heat cooking oil to 300 degrees. Place catfish into oil so that it is fully submerged. Let the catfish cook in oil for 15-20 minutes. Remove catfish from oil. Let drain, plate and enjoy.

Recipe courtesy of Anthony’s Restaurant, a Kansas City Originals restaurant.