The Westside Local

4.7
1419 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1419 people are saying
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Thomburg
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibe of the restaurant. . Staff was very friendly and attentive. Food came out great and with little wait.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. A little loud but still nice ambiance

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Tallady
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service and atmosphere! I always get the kale salad and their fries—-best in the world!!!

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LydiaK
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food and service. The flavors were on point. The outdoor space is one of my favorite patios in the city. It's perfectly tucked away—what a great spot.

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MindyU
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cocktails were delicious, our server was delightful and the food here is always good.

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vipJaja1
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed, since the dessert menu popped up first when you scan QR code for menu , so we decided to have the banana bread as appetizer which was yummy , warm with butter ( wish butter was room temperature) I had Kale wrap for lunch with their Famous deviled eggs as side, kale wrap is so perfect , lightly dressed in sweet and tangy dressing . Love this place .

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vipNoah
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Ordered two burgers, one rare and one medium rare. Both came out well done at best. Incredibly underseasoned and overcooked.

Slooooow service

Am sympathetic to it being COVID and the place had a cool vibe, which is why this review is 2 stars and not just 1, but the burgers were frankly trash.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Family was in town for the weekend so we went to Westside Local. We were running a little late (5-10 mins) so we called ahead and the host was very understand and even thanked us for calling ahead when we arrived. Food was delicious and it was really beautiful inside! The restaurant felt full but not crowded.

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GregD
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mac and cheese around. Consistently. Especially with salmon.

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Carly
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love dining at Westside Local. This little place offers BIG flavors. My personal favorite is the grilled cheese with french fries but their cheese boards and creme brulee are also fantastic.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely wonderful food and drinks and their desserts are divine.

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CarolA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It's a great restaurant with awesome food. One of KCs true finds.

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ShelbiP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just so fresh and delicious. As I was leaving, I was texting friends and setting up our next dinner date and saying that we’d go here! Loved every last bite.

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AshleyS
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place! Our waitress Reesa was a delight, the drinks were soooo good and so was our food. You can just tell a lot of love and thought is put into every menu item. It’s a rare find these days.

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AmyG
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a delicious meal. We have a dog so we sat on the nice quiet patio. Kale salad, salmon, quinoa and veggie burger- we had a feast. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Brunch! Great service. Promptly seated with reservation. Highly recommend.

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HollyW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Westside Local is hands down my favorite place to take out of town guests. The food, the environment and the service is always wonderful!

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KMTP
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We picked Westdide for dinner before a concert. Our waiter seemed disinterested in dealing with us. For instance he seemed annoyed when he was asked for ice. When he didn't bring it, another staff member was asked. When our waiter finally returned with it, he kinda huffly placed it on table and walked off. We were sitting outside and it was hot. There should've been plenty of ice provided to each of us but no one else asked after that. The food was okay, nothing exciting. The same things can be gotten for less money and be more flavorful at other places. It's a good thing they had an automatic tip because i wouldn't have tipped that much. Maybe that's why the service was mediocre at best? He knew the tip was guaranteed. I had been to Westside once before and enjoyed it. No one else in our group had been there so it was disappointing after i talked it up so much.

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BetsyP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The summit brisket burger is absolutely delicious. You must make reservations most of the time but if willing to wait it’s worth it. They can even accommodate lager group reservations. Can’t say enough about this place. My husband would like the jalapeño burger back.

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HeatherM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was alright, service was alright, overall experience was alright. My personal opinion.. go somewhere else

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acarr
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very delicious food and very great atmosphere. Service was very slow - we didn't get our drinks until after appetizers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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EricKiml
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe, great food. Will definitely return a second time!

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SamP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

French toast fruit and toppings were great but toast a little over done. Difficult to find sign/entrance, since sign was faded. Great service and ambience, perfect to lounge and have drinks.

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CarlK
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been a favorite of my wife’s and mine for several years. Went fairly regularly pre-COVID, this was our first visit post. As good as I remembered. Best Grilled Cheese in town. And the brown sugar bacon was a fantastic add. Will be coming back regularly.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Westside local is one of my favorites! Rachel took care of us and she was the perfect balance of attentive & let us have our alone time to catch up. She’s a goddess & a cocktail queen. I love sitting at the bar or in the bar area or outside on the patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, cocktails, and service are exceptional! Quality ingredients, well-designed menu offerings for both cocktails and food, and masterful preparations of both contributed to the wonderful dining experience.

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JacobS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, always a great time! I love bringing colleagues here for work lunches.

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vipsweetpea
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ...always good

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite spot in KC. Best food in the city!

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vipJonathanW
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a consistently good meal, and great service.

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vipSusan
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Our experience was a disappointment compared to previous times. I made a reservation online for my husband and me and requested standard seating. When we arrived, we were seated outside which was quite hot and humid. The fan that was blowing our way barely put out any air and it was coated in dirt. I ordered the tacos and they were very good. However, my husband had the Moroccan Chicken Skewers which were bland and lacking seasoning. Next time I will call ahead and make sure we are going to be seated in the area I request online.

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kimm
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant!! Everything we ordered was amazing and we will be back!!

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patrickb
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

great food! great service. was hotter than a hog farm in Alabama tho. really enjoyed our time there, cant wait to go back. got the pitcher of strawberry fun juice which was good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so nice to be back at Westside Local!!!

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MichelleH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Missed this place so much! The food is so fresh, cocktails are delicious, and they have the friendliest servers and bartenders!

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OlatheJoan
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food but it was difficult to carry on a conversation outside on the patio. It was very noisy.

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SuelynnH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the outdoor, fairly quiet ambiance. Chef was able to adapt the chicken skewers to accommodate my gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free needs. Nice selection of alcoholic spirits though a little light on the “pour”. Service was a little slow in the beginning but picked up. Overall, great dining and free street parking.

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JimC
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service!

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vipTmhl
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is very rich and flavorful. Portions are plentiful. We will be back!

FAQs

The Westside Local does offer delivery in partnership with 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 4.7 stars by 1419 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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