The Westside Local

4.7
1210 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The restaurant you'll wish was in your neighborhood, in the neighborhood you'll wish was your own. 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.
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Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Funky kind of place. Good food. Probably some of the best fries anywhere. Our group had burgers & grilled cheese ( very rich - great tasting) with tomato soup. Great!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The only complaint I have is that they were unable to split our checks for some reason. It was so slow when we went (had a party of 10), and they would not allow us to have separate checks! It was pretty ridiculous and will definitely affect my decisions for places to eat in the future.

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Kansas City
39 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat at a high top in the bar seating area which was less crowded and not as noisy. Our server wasthe bar tender. She was excellent. Our bar drinks were top flight. We shared a cheese board which was very tasty and satisfying. My wife had the 'salmon/lox Nicoise' which she loved. My 'mozzarella burger' was incredibly tasty. Overall we will definitely return!! Highly recommended too!!

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BR
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! We sat out on their patio late night on a summer evening and it was so much fun! Great food, people and ambiance!

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DJ
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was amazing and our waitress was top notch. We will be back.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent time at Westside Local. We were a party of eight, and the service was great. The food was wonderful.

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LR
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything about The Westside Local is so enjoyable except for the temperature in the restaurant. During the winter months, it can be uncomfortably cold. During the summer months, it can be warm. Also, my husband commented that his beer wasn't as cold as he'd like. Other than these inconveniences, we really like The Westside Local.

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SN
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

The elote tater tots are where it’s at. Great cocktails.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Service is usually really good, this time was just okay and waitress was kinda distracted.

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RE
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful! Always a favorite spot to get together with friends!

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WT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick service and great food. Blue cheese burger was tasty and the perfect balance.

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n
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday with family and friends. Food was great, service was great. Highly recommend the fries. I wasn’t into the dipping sauces provided but the fries were good enough, sauces aren’t necessary at all. Also has the steak frites which was excellent for the price. It was WARM inside, but that’s my only complaint. Cheers!

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OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great little place with wonderful food. The Mac and Cheese with Salmon was perfect for dinner!

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e
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing. I had the Basil-Mint Pesto Penne and it was out of this world!!!

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OT
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food is fresh ingredients and super tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had 9 girls with us and we were LOUD. The waiter was so much fun and never made us feel like we were a nuisance. Not to mention we were there on a Sunday night which is typically a night I would expect less than amazing service. The food was fabulous as always. I will for sure be back!

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AR
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely my favorite in the city! Never disappointed!

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant!!! An excellent experience every time !

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S
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Westside Local was wonderful! We began with happy hour, enjoyed the amazing Parmesan fries as an appetizer, and then greatly loved our dinner! The food was served in reasonable time and it was delicious! We will definitely return!

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HM
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Salmon wasn't what I expected. It was very Thai and I wanted American.

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Seasonal menu and creative cocktails do not disappoint

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MF
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fresh healthy salad with nice portion of perfectly cooked salmon. Others in our party of 5 were equally happy. One had a burger and said it was unusually good freshly ground beef.

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RR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Overall dinner was fine. Nothing too special about the food (we did enjoy the cheese board) but we were highly unimpressed with our waitress and there was another table of five ladies that were so loud we could barely hear our own conversation. We would probably go back, but not before we try other restaurants.

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KB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food here is always fresh and delicious! So many great flavors in every option!

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HV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Would recommend, but likely for Sunday brunch instead of their normal lunch/dinner menu.

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SR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. We will visit there again.

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Friendly staff. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Have been there several times and always good.

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AR
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Westside Local is my current favorite restaurant in Kansas City! It is good for specials occasions as well as a weeknight dinner out. Service is always perfect!

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KD
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal.

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OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother's Day Blunch and the service was wonderful and accommodating of my family's quirks. Always a great time at WSL!

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a special treat to eat at Westside Local!

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NW
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation and they were ready for us when we came. The staff was very friendly and on top of their game.

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PB
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the downtown KC area.

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LJ
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Kelli B. Was great! We enjoyed our appetizer, the poblano cheese dip, and the entrees were a hit as well. My friend ordered the pot pie - very impressive!

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A
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service from Dalton! The Wedge Salad was served with rib-eye steak. Dee-e-licious!

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OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great - locally sourced ingredients and a creative chef makes for a fantastic meal.

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LA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always LOVE the Westside Local! The food is amazing and the atmosphere is great. We appreciate that the food is locally sourced, super fresh and prices are reasonable. Will continue to give them my money over and over!

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JH
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit and I enjoyed the food both times. The server was friendly and very knowledgeable about the items on the menu.

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SM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I loved the atmosphere-very casual and laid back feel. The food was excellent! We had the brisket tacos as an appetizer. They were extremely juicy and flavorful! My husband had the grilled cheese and tomato soup and I had the seasonal quinoa bowl. Both were above expectations and left us wanting more. We will definitely return to try other items off of the menu.

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OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

New and updated veggie burger is spot on. Always one of my go to’s here and it continues with the yummy goodness that the folks at Westside Local are always serving.

The handmade sodas are also my new favorite indulgence. Love that they are constantly updating and changing and every time I stop in they have new version for guests to try out.

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