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About The Westside Local

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.

1663 Summit Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 11 AM - 9 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11 AM - 10 PM
Closed Mondays
Please note the brunch menu is only available on Sundays

Cross Street:
W 17th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 997-9089

Website:
http://www.thewestsidelocal.com/

Entertainment:
Eclectic acoustic music in the beer garden on First Fridays and some other nights.

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.

Executive Chef:
Tony Gordon

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining for up to 30 available any time. If you would like to rent the beer garden or the restaurant we can make it happen.

Private Party Contact:
Brandon Strick: (816) 997-9089

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Large party reservation fees may apply.

The Westside Local Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (53)
Casual (50)
Fit for Foodies (50)
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Neighborhood Gem (47)
Good for a Date (43)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Great for Lunch (34)
Good Vegetarian Options (34)
Special Occasion (32)
Authentic (30)
Healthy (29)
Comfort Food (28)
Worth the Drive (26)
Fun (25)
Cozy (23)
Organic (23)
Great for Brunch (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Seasonal (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Business Meals (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Romantic (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Great Beer (10)
Vegan (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Happy Hour (7)
People Watching (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

This is one of my favorite spots in KC. I had the tenderloin, medium rare. Cooked to perfection. One of my favorite sandwiches is the Veggie Burger (I order this even though I love meat!). There Grilled Cheese with Tomato Lentil Soup is stellar. And their Brunch is top notch!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Great for Brunch, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Great spot to go dine before going to the Kauffman Performing Arts Center! Cozy and delicious! Grilled cheese sandwich & tomato soup is th best!!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Always enjoy the creativity in blending flavors & textures! We’ve introduced the experience to friends & family. Each one has enjoyed and said they would return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a great night with friends who had not been here before. Most of our group had a burger variation and enjoyed them immensely. I had the seasonal quinoa with salmon and a kale salad, all wonderful. I also enjoyed the red wine blend!

So good and one of my favorites!

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food excellent service. Would highly recommend this place for a date night

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cancún)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. We had the Westside local for drinks and the charcuterie board which was amazing. Always good food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fabulous food! Excellent service! Paul was charming and took great care of us as we celebrated our mother finishing her treatments for breast cancer. Memories made at the Westside Local ❤️

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We discovered this neighborhood gem about a year ago. While we don't live close by, it has been a "go-to" whenever we have something going on downtown. It's perfect for dinner when friends are staying downtown, you have a work dinner that you don't want to "feel like a work dinner," or you have something special going on at the Kauffman. The food is always wonderful and the staff is warm and friendly, just like the atmosphere. From the exposed brick to the reclaimed wood tables and bar, this place makes you feel like you're "with friends."

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I’ve been here several times and each time it doesn’t disappoint. I highly recommend the burger and fries!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Consistently great food! They're adding new items and crafted cocktails.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food. Second time we had been to Westside Local. Excellent both times!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food close to all the downtown attractions and prime location for a First Fridays dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

As usual, their charcuterie board and mac&cheese were excellent!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, People Watching, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely love this place!!! Great food, service and atmosphere

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Was amazing. Thanks for helping us have a great a d memorable first date.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Second visit, first time for a Sunday blunch. Love the atmosphere and vibe of this local restaurant, and their interesting menu choices. I had the omelet that had sausage, mushroom and roasted poblanos. My palate runs towards the spicy, and I would say this was much milder than I was hoping for (but very flavorful). Fruit instead of potatoes is my preference, and, unlike most fruit substitutions that are melon-heavy, this had a really nice assortment of berries. My wife got a burger. She was very complimentary of the quality of the beef, and loved the bun (she’s not a fan of too much bun v meat). Her only comment was that it needed to be seasoned (she asked for salt, not something she normally does). My son and his girlfriend have done the blunch here before, and split the lemon curd French toast and the eggs/bacon/potato breakfast. My wife and I both tasted the French toast and have to say were definitely wowed by the lightness and flavor. Lastly, a pet peeve of mine - it doesn’t dawn on me to specify no ice when I order OJ; that’s the way it should come. So, when my small OJ comes and the glass is filled with ice, it seems as if it’s a cost-saving measure. Please eliminate this practice or have the wait staff ask ice or no ice.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Brought my foodie cousin and wife here while visiting KC for his birthday. Yummy cheese plate, burgers, and hand-crafted cocktails. Perfect for lunch and dinner for Food lovers and great drinks!

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This restaurant has become the family favorite in the downtown area. Always the first place I stop at when picking up someone from the airport. Great introduction to KC.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had tonite's special (meatloaf), pork chop and grilled cheese & soup. All were excellent.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This place was recommended by a friend as a great place for a “haven’t met in person yet first date”. I wanted wine, a moderately priced menu, casual but groovy, hip vibe...and this covered all the bases. The staff was great, fun and personable. The food was awesome. (Hummus and a sirloin burger on brioche). It’s a bit loud in there but we made it work. Highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Special Occasion, Organic, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed dinner with friends. Drinks and food were very good. We will definitely go back soon to try another item on the menu.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was amazing. The service was outstanding. I can't say enough good things about this restraunt.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Always awesome, great food, good drinks, one of our favorite places

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Went for a business lunch with three guests. The food was fantastic. This time I had the BLT and it was the best BLT I have ever had. Previously I have had the grilled cheese and it was outstanding. It is not super quite, but, not terribly noisy either. Small place so consider a reservation. The server was efficient and did a good job, just not friendly. Overall it is one of my favorite places to eat in KC.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing food, many options for all restrictions. Many drink choices.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Late-night Find, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I went in on a Friday night with my son. We waited for 10 minutes to even be acknowledged by a waitperson. When he did come around for drink and dinner orders he had a very bad attitude. I won't be going back

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

This is a wonderful place for familiar foods with a twist. My meals always have wonderful flavor and the staff is helpful and polite.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Sunday Brunch. Nice mix of breakfast and more standard fare. As usual, well prepared and presented. Service is consistently friendly but not to a point of interfering with table conversation. A "go to" spot for a nice relaxed meal with enough options to please everyone in your party.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food for good, but not great. Also depends on the item.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great place. The food is fresh, well prepared and delicious. Service is great. Best fries and BLT’s. Look forward to returning for another great meal.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

It's a very welcoming place that's refreshingly off beat from the norm. The patio is great if the weather is nice, yet we discovered the inside of the restaurant has a much more interesting decor and environment. So choose inside seating over outside unless the weather is awesome:) Overall delicious unique dishes and good service in a great atmosphere!

Tags: Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Good for a Date, Casual, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Good atmosphere, great food. The burger I had was excellent!! Recommend to everyone.

Tags: Organic
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

This place was amazing. Would definitely recommend and will go back again for sure in the future

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

My wife and I love the Westside Local; we go as often as we can. I took a group of coworkers there (my wife was jealous). Two enjoyed it so much they asked me to take them there for lunch the next day. My only complaint is I feel they need to screen the kitchen just a bit. too much bright light & noise coming out of the kitchen spoiling the fun atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Went with my father to celebrate my birthday. He's a meat eater, I am not. Both of us were able to find menu items to satisfy us. Our server seemed a little distracted, but could've just been having an off day. We had to ask for drink refills, and after several minutes we flagged down another staff member for a box and our check. The food was delicious and the staff was accommodating, but seemingly distracted.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

This place was all we expected and then some. When we saw the line before they opened, we knew we picked the right spot. I had the lemon curd French Toast and it was amazing. Definitely worth the drive from St. Joseph.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Had dinner on the patio and loved it. Even though it was very hot out the fan made it comfortable. The service was amazing as was the food.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Foodie friends were in from Chicago so I wanted an authentic KC spot that I knew would not disappoint. We arrived an hour early and were able to be seated and the rest of the evening was flawless. Everyone was so happy with their choice of entree and my gf risotto dish was amazing!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Tapas, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Authentic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent food. What an incredible value for farm to table. Our server was great. Food did take a little long but there were some large parties ahead of us. It was most definitely worth the wait. I happen to care about how my food is attained and the quality of the food, so this was a perfect choice.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups, Organic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Loved the food. Loved the vibe.

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