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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Kansas City / Kansas

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Kansas City / Kansas? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Westside Local restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1796)
$30 and under
American
Kansas City
About the restaurant
The Westside Local offers seasonal comfort food with class, sourced as locally as possible. Enjoy it all with extensive beer and wine lists in our historic wood-beam and brick dining room, grapevine covered beer garden, or dashing little bar. Or just order some Carry out for that quiet evening at home.
Top review
Jasonvip
Dined on Jun 30, 2024
Outstanding. Cool spot with nice people, excellent service and extraordinary food. Interesting cocktails and exciting appetizers. The Chef’s Board is recommended.
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4.8
4.8 (685)
$30 and under
American
Wichita
About the restaurant
Wine Dive + Kitchen prides itself in providing the ultimate dining experience for our guests. Wine Dive + Kitchen combines fun social dining, amazing dishes, and unique wines in a relaxed ambiance.
Top review
LesleyH
Dined on Jul 1, 2024
We met friends for dinner and had a great meal. We had a couple bottles of wine, an appetizer and entrees. We had the duck confit, chicken piccata, boar bolognese and steak frites. Each entree was well-prepare and the proportion size was good. My only complaint was our waiter. He was overly attentive in the beginning really pushing us to order food. We wanted to catch up over our first bottle of wine and appetizers and then order food. Once we ordered the entrees, then we couldn't find our waiter to get water refills or the check. Overall it was a great meal with decent service.
A photo of Martin City Pizza - 135th Martin City restaurant
4.8
4.8 (97)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Martin City
About the restaurant
Stone-fired pizza, craft beer and a great time. Connected to our brewery here in Martin City, join us at the original Pizza & Taproom and you're sure to feel right at home!
Top review
2frequentdinersvip
Dined 7 days ago
Great pizza and beer selection, service was great.
A photo of Blu Hwy restaurant
4.7
4.7 (109)
$31 to $50
American
Plaza / Brookside
About the restaurant
The name "BLU HWY" is inspired by the book Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon, who travels through America using the less-traveled roads of the blue highways. On old maps, the back roads were colored in blue. Similarly, our menu celebrate America and its many influences...with a BLU HWY twist. The chef-inspired dishes will evoke a sense of comfort and familiarity, but at the same time maintain a focus on current nutritional and dietary preferences. Presented to you by the culinary team and creators of La Bodega, BLU HWY is located right off the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO. We offer lunch, brunch, dinner, and happy hour! Join us for live music on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. And don't forget about our weekly $20 lunch prix fixe!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
The food was great, the drinks were great. There were 6 of us, 5 separate orders, and everyone was happy with their choice. Our server was attentive and helpful and checked up on us frequently but always politely.
A photo of Coast to Coast – 135th Martin City restaurant
4.6
4.6 (223)
$31 to $50
Seafood
South Kansas City
About the restaurant
Join us at the Coast to Coast Pub.
Welcome to a dining experience from Martin City Brewing Company that will take you from coast to coast— a place where you can get a burger and mac that makes you feel right at home or enjoy some of the best seafood served in KC.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
I usually avoid certain days of the week knowing a main chef needs days off as well. This visit violated my usual avoidance so I don’t hold the restaurant fully responsible although when you serve something like shrimp and grits luke warm at best it is a reminder of why I avoid Sundays.
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4.6
4.6 (334)
$30 and under
Speakeasy
Wichita
About the restaurant
Introducing Dockum, a speakeasy-style bar serving exquisite craft cocktails in downtown Wichita. Packed with intrigue, this subterranean lounge will bring you to another time and place—one that entices the senses with unforgettable tastes, sights, and sounds.

Step into a place built with classic elegance. Established in 1926, Dockum is a speakeasy-style bar where time slows, and discretion reigns. Find yourself sipping the finest handcrafted cocktails and well-prepared tonics. Our homemade bitters and syrups, fresh-squeezed juices, and selection of small bites are the talk of downtown Wichita, possessing the power to cure any ailment.

Top review
DanG
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
such a fun little place. great drinks and they had live music! it was awsome.
A photo of Houlihan's - Overland Park restaurant
4.5
4.5 (689)
$30 and under
American
Overland Park
About the restaurant
Since 1972, we’ve believed in quality ingredients, cooking from scratch and having fun. From our famous ‘Shrooms and Stuffed Chicken Breast to our unique burger blend and ahi tuna, we believe in celebrating the small things and that every moment deserves a toast in its honor. So grab a drink (perhaps our signature Long Island Iced Tea), enjoy some great conversation and let us serve you an excellent meal.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Servers were very friendly. Food was served pretty quickly and was very good.
A photo of Tavern In The Village restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1959)
$30 and under
American
Prairie Village
About the restaurant
Tavern In The Village is a classic American styled restaurant that features great salads, sandwiches, seafood, steaks and pastas. It is our goal that individuals feel comfortable coming in for a business lunch, happy hour, dinner with the family or a night out with friends. We provide genuine hospitality in a warm and inviting yet stylish atmosphere.
Top review
SusanS
Dined 3 days ago
Everything was fabulous!! The food was delicious and our waitress was FANTASTIC! It was a perfect night!
A photo of Houlihan's - Lees Summit restaurant
4.0
4 (560)
$30 and under
American
Lee's Summit
About the restaurant
Since 1972, we’ve believed in quality ingredients, cooking from scratch and having fun. From our famous ‘Shrooms and Stuffed Chicken Breast to our unique burger blend and ahi tuna, we believe in celebrating the small things and that every moment deserves a toast in its honor. So grab a drink (perhaps our signature Long Island Iced Tea), enjoy some great conversation and let us serve you an excellent meal.
Top review
JoanC
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Our appetizer was the spinach with lavash bread and it was delicious! I had the salmon with the spaghetti squash, so good and my husband had the meatloaf which is the best he had ever had. The atmosphere was nice and our server was amazing! Love this restaurant! We eat there at least twice a month!!
A photo of Bravo Italian Kitchen - Kansas City - Zona Rosa restaurant
3.9
3.9 (902)
$30 and under
Italian
Zona Rosa
About the restaurant
Bravo Zona Rosa is an upscale-casual Italian restaurant right in Kansas City serving authentic pasta dishes, signature entrées, piping hot pizza, and delicious wine & cocktails amid Roman-ruin décor. Our family-friendly atmosphere is as inviting as our welcoming staff and we look forward to your visit at Bravo Zona Rosa located in Kansas City, MO - make your reservation or place an online order today!
Top review
LynneF
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
The food is always excellent, the service is great. Such a nice view out of the windows.
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