You'll see plenty of sports memorabilia during a visit to Chappell's Restaurant.

Chappell’s Restaurant & Sports Museum – Eating Up History

What do you get when you combine delicious food and an astonishing collection of sports memorabilia? Located in North Kansas City, Missouri is Chappell’s Restaurant and Sports Museum. This sports fan Mecca opened in 1986 and has drawn visitors from far and wide. Notoriety has come from many directions, including lots of the top sports news channels. Located at 323 Armour Road, this destination was calling our names.

The celings are covered with football helmets and pennants.

Heads Up

A visit to Chappell’s Restaurant is like walking through sports history. The interior walls are covered with photos, articles, and framed collectibles. Football helmets and pennants cover the ceilings. Awards of all types are scattered throughout the place. Sports equipment, much of it autographed, hangs and sits in places of honor. No matter how long you look around, it seems like there is always more to see. It is not unusual to see people wandering around the place checking out all of the nooks and crannies.

We spotted tons of Kansas City sports memorabilia.

Local Legends

It wouldn’t be a hometown favorite if it didn’t include plenty of Kansas City memorabilia. Autographed photographs, sports equipment, and uniforms from various Kansas City teams are found here. There are even items from teams before moving to the Kansas City region. Of course, there are plenty of other teams represented. It is estimated that there are over 10,000 pieces in the collection. That’s easy to believe after walking through more than 7000 square feet of space. The only open spots, we noticed, were behind the bar. The bar is home to the 1973 World Series trophy, from the Oakland Athletics.

The dining rooms are packed full of sports collectibles.

Lunch At Chappell's Restaurant

Our visit was a perfect opportunity to grab a bite and refresh our memories. The menu at Chappell’s restaurant has dozens of tasty opportunities. A good selection of appetizers and salads can be had, but we were set on some burgers. The restaurant touts its half-pound burgers, which are served with a side dish. I have to admit, it’s hard to concentrate on the menu when there is so much sports eye-candy to scope out.

Who could pass up one of the delicious burgers at Chappell's Restaurant.

Piled High

With a menu packed full of tasty dishes, it would have been easy to change our minds. We stayed true to our purpose and each chose a burger. The 323 Burger sounded too good to pass up and we both ended up ordering one. The 1/2 lb. patty was topped with horseradish sauce, arugula, crispy bacon, Blue cheese crumbles, and a slice of Swiss cheese. Crystal selected the Curly Fries, while I substituted Sweet Potato Fries. Our first bites were enough to confirm our choice. The juicy burgers were quickly eliminated, as we continued to scan the walls.    

The authors reflect on their experience at Chappell's Restaurant & Sports Museum.

Plan Your Visit To Chappell's Restaurant

A visit to Chappell’s Restaurant means that you get a meal and an attraction, all for one price. At almost any other place you would have to pay an admission to see the quantity and quality of items on display. Here you simply have to show up. This one-of-a-kind restaurant is a jewel in North Kansas City. Be sure to belly up to the bar on your next visit, and check out that World Series trophy. Now if they could just secure the 1985 Royal’s version or maybe a Chief’s Super Bowl trophy.

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