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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

BBQ Joint
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“This was on Anthony Bourdain’s 13 places to eat before you die! This location is about 30 minutes away. This Restaurant started in this gas station and now they have two other locations in Olathe and Leawood Kansas. The Z Man BBQ sandwich is a local favorite plus the French fries are the BEST! ”
  • 127 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“If you are looking for high class Kansas City BBQ, look no further. Every item on the menu is 5 stars. I personally love the burnt ends!”
  • 86 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Amazing BBQ with one of the best beer garden's in Westport. BBQ trays (pick 2 or 3 meats), jalapeno cheesy-corn bake, crispy jo-jo potatoes are some of our favorite items. Grab some BBQ / beer and head out to their patio if the weather is nice. Sunday fried chicken is also popular (available noon until it is sold out). ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“This place and area isn't very well known yet, even among the locals! Great place for lunch and to check out the boutiques in this area. Their gourmet burgers are some of the best burgers I've ever had.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“The BEST Brunch in Kansas City! Try the Apple Bacon Dutch Baby, it sounds weird but it’s amazing! They also have the best eggs Benedict. And to top it off, the GREATEST Bloody Mary, the Wake and Bacon! It is about a 20-30 minute drive and In the heart of Westport (a fun part of downtown)”
  • 37 locals recommend
Diner
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“Best brunch farm to table! Local owned and local farmed- amazing taste and amazing service!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Great vegan baked goods at this dairy-free cafe in the middle of the wonderful 39th Street neighborhood.”
  • 22 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Casual French-themed coffeehouse serving sweet and savory crêpes in a converted neighborhood theater.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Authentic Chinese restaurant. Everything on the menu is good and they make their own noodles. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“French bar and restaurant open late with brunch on the weekends. Delicious food in a lovely atmosphere in Westport.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Looking for a healthy, vegan meal? This is the place for you! Everything is delicious and the staff are incredibly friendly.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“So good! Mexican with a bit of a twist - their margaritas are delicious. Located in Westport near other drinking spots.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“The Ship is a really neat old ship themed bar and restaurant in the West Bottoms that makes the best frozen Irish coffee north of New Orleans! It's a really eclectic vibe and they have live music or a DJ playin oldschool soul/funk. They have good food and you run into all walks of folks and it's one if my favorite places. I have literally never had a bad or boring time there, but just watch out for the crazy potholes in the parking lot!”
  • 24 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Cute, slightly upscale and delicious! Breakfast everyday except Saturday. Great place for a date night!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“This is one of the best little gems for happy hour in the city. It's small, but makes you feel like you've been transported into a chic French cafe. Excellent wine and cocktails and friendly staff. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Pretty much my favorite coffee house. Been going there since high school and it has such a devoted local fanbase that the Starbucks that moved in next door tucked tail and moved out! That was a happy day. Go and get their mocha and watch the world walk by. You won't be disappointed! ”
  • 17 locals recommend