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The Westside Local, Kansas City, MO
The Westside Local, Kansas City, MO
The Westside Local, Kansas City, MO
The Westside Local, Kansas City, MO
The Westside Local, Kansas City, MO

The Westside Local

4.9
4.9
1761 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Beer Garden, Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (816) 997-9089
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact events.westsidelocal@gmail.com. It is possible to discuss patio or full restaurant events for 100+ guests.
  • Private party contact
    Brandon Strick: (816) 997-9089
  • Neighborhood
    Kansas City
  • Cross street
    W 17th
  • Parking details
    Parking in lots North and East of 17th and Summit, plenty of on-street parking.
  • Public transit
    The 47 bus will drop you off at your table.
  • Entertainment
    Eclectic acoustic music in the beer garden on First Fridays and some other nights.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,761 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Best Overall

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Best Food

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Healthy

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Neighborhood gem

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    American

  • Kansas City, MO

    Best Overall

  • Kansas City, MO

    Best Food

  • Kansas City, MO

    Best Service

  • Kansas City, MO

    Best Value

  • Kansas City, MO

    Healthy

  • Kansas City, MO

    Neighborhood gem

  • Kansas City, MO

    American

1,761 Reviews
  1. CEE1014

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service as always. Loved the cocktails and the new take on the bread!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was very nice and personable. I love/hate that they have daily specials bc I want the daily special everyday. Overall positive experience and the food and drinks were delicious. Make a reservation bc it gets busy

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  3. JayL

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting KCMO for the first time and meeting with friends also in town for a big conference. Westside Local was perfect for our group of 8: service, food, location. We enjoyed it so much!

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  4. beka

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great spot for our staff party! The service was amazing, food and drinks, and reservation process super easy. Love our westside!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff, service was outstanding. Amazing food and great wine list! The best I’ve seen anywhere for by the glass options

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  6. Lyndyloo

    Kansas City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely time celebrating the birthday of a friend over lunch. Great food, service, ambiance. Always special to return, cuz this is where my hubby and I celebrated our engagement!

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  7. JanetS

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful. Service friendly. We came after the lunch so it was quiet

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  8. Olathe61

    Kansas City

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious brunch with excellent service. The blunch board is a great way to try some of everything and the waffle is the perfect portion size. Great cocktails, too.

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  9. Koechner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food are always outstanding. I’m always impressed at the quality of the ingredients, food menus options and great service. The local artwork is a nice touch making it one of our favorite places to dine. We look forward to dining again!

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  10. Natalie

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must-visit local spot! We ordered the cheese board, jalepeno popper grilled cheese, and sweet potato quinoa burger. It was all delicious, especially the sage derby cheese and the burger.

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  11. BrookeF

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great cozy spot downtown. Parking can be an issue. Food really great

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  12. AllegraW

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was okay, two entrees took 30 minutes on a non-busy day.

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  13. JudithP

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. A little noisy for us older folks. Otherwise, a solid 5.

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  14. SarahJ

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would sell my soul for the fries. Great location, great food, great service.

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  15. Capecod58

    Kansas City

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On a cold snowy night… it warm and festive inside Westside Local! Perfect night for the grilled cheese and tomato soup! Perfectly melted and toasted! The people sitting next to us had the tater tot appetizer which looked fabulous, and they said it was amazing! Always one of my favorite places to go!

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  16. KCDP

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and fantastic service from Diane! Those blueberry fritters were amazing!

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  17. JeffH

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. One of our favorites in KC

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  18. JamieC

    Lake of the Ozarks

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious lunch, great atmosphere, friendly staff!

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  19. MelissaT

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fish and chips were very good. The grilled cheese and tomato soup were not very good - the soup was heavy on the basil (I believe) and the cheese was too salty

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  20. MeghannC

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite lunch spots! Amazing food and staff!

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  21. Kara

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the space was cozy! One of my favorite restaurants in Kansas City.

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  22. greengirl345

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful!! This is a great local find, unique menu, great historic building, wonderful vibe for brunch and excellent service!

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  23. SydneyH

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the ambiance was great, our service was great. Highly recommend!

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  24. IngridB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food with terrific service. Gracious host and relaxed atmosphere. A lovely experience

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a foodie gem. If you are in the KC area, don’t miss Westside Local. From cocktails to dessert, flavor abounds. And the Sunday Brunch is excellent.

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  26. MorganW

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My new favorite restaurant! Excellent, creative, positive, quasi European vibe.

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  27. BreeG

    Kansas City

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My second time here with a fairly large group, and everything was great. The Brussels and tater tots were a huge hit, meatloaf was declared “the best in the world”, the siracha chicken sandwich was delicious and the cocktails are always inventive. I mean you can’t get a Milk Punch in many places! Just go!

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  28. Great

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding. Such a cute, quaint setting for a restaurant.

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  29. AmandaG

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a business dinner and were discussing schedules and issues. The tables were a little small for having a cheese tray in the middle, food, and drinks and then trying to have anything else on the table (paper to write on). The food and drinks overtook the whole table. The service was very good and servers were attentive but not excessive. Overall would recommend!

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  30. AmitG

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our dinner here and had a nice table by the window. Food came out a little slowly, but for a busy Saturday night, it wasn't too long of a wait. The vegan quinoa burger was delicious and there were lots of interesting drink options that are very unique. I appreciate the amount of labeled options for various dietary restrictions - it made things so much easier for a mixed party of omnivores/vegans. Our server was delightful and very helpful - an overall lovely experience!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for brunch. Food and drinks are delicious

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  32. WilsonW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have not been back to WestSide Local for bunch type hours since it was reopened. I am sad the brunch style menu wasn't available, only lunch. The food was still good, but it had not crossed my mind a weekend brunch would not be available; and if it was an option, it was never mentioned. Our service was spicy and fun, and location and ambiance can't be beat. Overall, still a great meal.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little spot. Never had a bad dish and the service is always great.

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  34. JalieU

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always! We'll see you all again soon!

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  35. Shell

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought my 80 year old mother in for lunch on Saturday. Her first time at Westside. Our server - Allie was attentive and helpful. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. Will definitely be back!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fresh and delicious! Great service from start to finish. Highly recommend the carrot cake too. Can’t wait to go back!

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  37. Joytoeat

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellant. Had the new quinoa salad which wonderful. The pazole soup was very flavorful

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  38. KellyC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    That. Kale. Salad. It might just be my last meal on earth if I could request it. There's nothing like it. So dang good.

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  39. Alison

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing and they have great specials. The food is fresh and high quality. The wait staff is very nice and the service is quick. Great for all types of lunches or dinners.

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  40. CathyK

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go-to place before theatre downtown. Always great food and service.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Westside Local does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Westside Local also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 997-9089.

The Westside Local is rated 4.9 stars by 1761 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Westside Local

1663 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Additional information

  • Cross street
    W 17th
  • Neighborhood
    Kansas City
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Beer Garden, Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking in lots North and East of 17th and Summit, plenty of on-street parking.
  • Public transit
    The 47 bus will drop you off at your table.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Eclectic acoustic music in the beer garden on First Fridays and some other nights.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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