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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (53)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Local Ingredients (46)
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Good for a Date (37)
Casual (35)
Good Vegetarian Options (33)
Great for Lunch (32)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Authentic (29)
Comfort Food (26)
Healthy (23)
Special Occasion (23)
Cozy (23)
Great for Brunch (20)
Organic (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Fun (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Vegan (16)
Business Meals (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Romantic (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Seasonal (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Great Beer (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Kid-friendly (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
People Watching (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

We have eaten at Westside Local with friends on a number of occasions and find that the food is good, the service is good and the atmosphere is friendly. It is also convenient to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent salmon and we love that it’s wild caught with so many organic sustainable options.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great restaurant! We are on the Whole 30 diet and they actually had food we could eat! Though we did chose to cheat just a little bit because the food was so amazing! The ambiance was also perfect, not too loud, but as cozy and intimate as it is casual or dressy. We went for a birthday and really enjoyed it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Organic, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Paleo Friendly
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Just went for brunch for my first time ever and -WHAT TOOK ME SO LONG?! I had the chicken and waffles (and a side of bacon because I'm a human being) and I'm always skeptical about getting it in certain places but this was decadent and savory and I finished every last bite on my plate. The portion size was perfect. I will be going back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were so surprised at Westside Local, the ambiance and vibe were great, very casual atmosphere. The food was awesome and unexpected. The cocktail list was fun and creative. I would definitely recommended trying this place out you will be happy and we will absolutely be coming back next time we are in Kansas City.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The Westside Local is such a great place to meet for a business lunch. The food was great fuel on a cold day. Megan did a super job with menu questions, serving and clearing and keeping the beverages full.
The menu features such great items as the bison meatballs or the summit burger for the carnivores but also has gluten free options and very creative salads.
This was a business lunch but the cocktail list is fantastic as well featuring a whole page of Tom Hanks movies themed cocktails that are creatively named and served. Can't wait to have a Forrest Gump. You won't go wrong by taking a client or a loved one to Westside Local.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

First visit to Westside Local and it didn't disappoint. Great spot for a first date - cool vibe and quiet enough to talk and enjoy each other's company. Food was good for both of us. My burger was more MW than medium, but still OK. And, I'd probably get cheese on it next time - a bit dry without.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Great Beer, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went on NYE. Was called 2x indicating the kitchen was closing at 9. Was told at the table 4+ times the kitchen was closing at 9...was not inviting and borderline rude. Usually the food is awesome, but it was subpar on NYE.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and great service! We will go back the next time we are in KC.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and atmosphere, will definitely be back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The pint of fries are a “must”! This is one of my favorite places to eat with thei delicious vegetarian choices, fresh ingredients, and cozy feeling. Never disappointing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great veggie burger. All three of us ordered the veggie burger and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Healthy, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We moved from KC and the North Westside neighborhood two years ago. And miss it terribly. Westside Local was my favorite eating and hanging spot. I had to return to my hangout and have all my favorite foods when visiting over the holiday. Yum. Still just as amazing as when we moved.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Not fancy, clean and well kept, good atmosphere, great food, great service, would recommend to anyone

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was excellent - all 5 of us liked what we ordered. We had burgers, grilled cheese, veggie burger, mac n cheese - all were delicious. Now I am on the hunt for a tomato/fennel soup recipe that tastes like the one I had. Great atmosphere, too. Small but does not feel crowded. Will come back again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Westside Local is the very best! Amazing food for all meals and a true gem in KC!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great place! We stopped off on our way to the Quality Hill Playhouse - first time at the Westside Local. We’ll be back! Great food, ambience, and wait staff!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Came for Brunch, had a great time! Food was great!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Went with family after event at the Music Hall. Artsy decor, reclaimed old building. Fun mature atmosphere. Menu had many items that sounded good and different so we all had hard time choosing. Apps: pint of fries was very good even if you don’t normally like fries, and green dirt crostini trio sounded good but was just ok, wouldn’t get it again but there are many others to choose from. Dinner: summit burger very good, west side Mac and cheese very good, chicken saltimbocca very good, and I had the seasonal quinoa which was just ok. My wife tried it though and she thought it was very good so I maybe trust her more than me. All portions were moderate to large and we had no room for dessert so I cannot tell you if those are good or not.

Family, and I, liked the place and plan to return again for dinner. I recommend making reservations as it is popular place. Also parking is on the street or in a small lot across from the restaurant. They have outside seating as well that was covered and had space heaters, looked nice but we were seated inside.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Westside Local offers an array of healthy dishes and gluten free choices. Always a good pick for dining out.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food is always fresh and so tasty. It is always busy, but it never feels cramped and the service is top notch. Three of us had the Kale salad and all raved about it. A great date place and a great place for small groups.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Chosen for Saturday lunch with the wife.

Starters:
Deviled eggs weren't anything we couldn't make at home with minimal effort.
Crostini Trio was very good with a nice combination of flavors. One of them had prosciutto that was a little thick and quite chewy. Prefer thinner and melty...
Sandwiches:
Jalapeno and Jam Burger was above average and cooked right (medium) but honestly it was just another burger. I almost hate to say it like that because it wasn't "bad" but the description sure makes you think you're getting a doozy of a combination.
The Hatfield Dunkel Brisket sandwich was good, moist, flavorful and all at the same time a little pedestrian. It needs a little seasoning or more bite somewhere in it. The pretzel bun is good but overwhelms the brisket flavor in my opinion.

Service was pretty good and unobtrusive, which I appreciate. Never had an empty drink without a replacement already on the table. Our waitress was training and we couldn't hear her very well because of the crowd noise but overall good marks.

Bottom line: I think we expected to really be "wow'd" and in the end it was just an expensive lunch. Menu had good variety and love the farm to table approach. It seems like when we spend $60 on a 2 sandwich + appetizers lunch we should've walked away with complete satisfaction, but we both said it was "good but not great".

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love the farm to table concept. Very good menu and food was fantastic! I like going to a place and not have the waiter/waitress bugging you every few minutes....this was nice!

Tags: Vegan, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great restaurant in the Westside with a cozy atmosphere. Food is amazing and they focus on locally sourced ingredients.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great great food!! Fresh art. Had to flag down other servers so get attention from our server (who’s mental acuity left much to be desired). All the servers dressed like they either just came from a dungeon or from little house on the prairie. Other than the service- wonderful food, cozy spot!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Super cozy and cute.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

No matter how early reservations are made, we always get tables right by the entrance. This past visit was the worst. We had a table where cold draft hits every time the door gets open (which was quite often). We had to beg a staff to close the curtains but it didn’t help much. Our waitress went missing after bringing our food, never came back to ask for the 2nd drink. (We had to catch her to ask for the check long after we were done eating). My husband ordered Mac&cheese with brisket and Brussel sprouts, but we found no sprouts in his dish. I love this place, but based on the service we received, I feel very discouraged to return anytime soon.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Opted for salads plus chicken. Was excellent and left room for AMAZING dessert. Had the lemon cake with blueberry jam. Heavenly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Authentic
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 on November 14, 2017

Good food, good service

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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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