The Golden Ox is an old time staple of Kansas City steak houses. But it does a decent lunch business.
They have had some ups and downs over the last 10 years. I think they are back on the upswing. The lunch menu is varied and has everything from a smoked chicken salad to steaks. The service is a little on the slow side, so you will need more than an hour for lunch. But the food is good. I had the steak sandwich medium rare. It was not a real thick cut, but they did a fine job of getting it as close to medium rare as possible. A couple of the people I ate with had the tenderloin sandwich and liked it a lot. Also, the burnt end sandwich got rave reviews. (I was in a group of 7) We did all comment that we miss the backdoor deli they used to have years ago. Prices are between $8 to $15 bucks. As long as you have 90 minutes for lunch, this is a fine place to go. It has a dated look, but that is part of its charm. It is an old time KC tradition.
Mr. Lunch KC (AKA Toby)
The Golden Ox
Kansas City, MO 64102