The Westside Local

4.6
1019 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub
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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
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Phone number
(816) 997-9089
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tony Gordon
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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.
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Private party contact
Brandon Strick: (816) 997-9089
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W 17th
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Parking details
Parking in lots North and East of 17th and Summit, plenty of on-street parking.
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Public transit
The 47 bus will drop you off at your table.
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Entertainment
Eclectic acoustic music in the beer garden on First Fridays and some other nights.
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Special events & promotions
Large party reservation fees may apply.
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
What 1019 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.5
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 13 hours ago

40th Birthday brunch

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5.0Dined 15 hours ago

Sumptuous food and great service. We’d go back for sure. Louder than most smaller venues. Not an easy choice for those with hearing challenges.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

I don’t think we will be back to Westside Local anytime soon. Our meals were disappointing. The salmon was served over al dente spaghetti squash that was clumped together. Another entree, the pulled chicken sandwich, was so spicy my friend was unable to eat it. Mac and cheese and grilled cheese entrees were good as usual.

Felt like everything was overpriced for the quality.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My favorite spot in KC. Always a 5-star experience!

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

The burgers are always great. The venue is fun and the servers are always polite and efficient.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Excellent as always

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

You'd be hard-pressed to find a better burger, whether it's the jalepeno/jam or the fajita. We were a little disappointed in the limited draft beer choices. Granted, it's a hot summer, but having at least one dark beer on tap -- even if not a tasty stout -- would be nice. The service was pretty good; we were glad to be seated right away at our reserved table, and appreciated not feeling rushed to leave even though we were ordering nothing else. Thanks for continuing to fill water glasses!

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Wonderful lasagna special stuffed with a sweeter than usual nutmeg-enhanced tomato sauce with a crumbled pork and bison filling.....generous portion even for a stout old fellow! Chocolate cake so rich it made our teeth and gums momentarily purple.....was it beet juice? Fun and friendly place to celebrate a birthday.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Amazing burgers, the jalapeño jam burger is one to remember! As well as the fajita burger ❤️

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Localities menu always good for a light meal/small plate meal. Veggie burger is one of the best in town.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The veggie burger left a lot to be desired. It was tasteless and undercooked. It fell apart out of the bun. The good part is that it was vegan. If it was made with less oil, cooked longer to have some texture, given some spices, and served on a whole grain bun, then you'd have something.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Not as good as it used to be...food is average, wait staff not particularly interested in clearing the table between courses or taking drink orders past the first round. Meh all around. Too bad...this place was once a gem

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Wonderful ambiance, attentive service and delicious food.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Great food. Seasonal options. Variety of choice. Great custom cocktails. Service could be better.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Fun time in a relaxed atmosphere. Service staff was very accommodating and helpful. Very busy night and kitchen staff was a bit behind. Food normally is very good but this night was just good. Burger a bit over cooked as well as the salmon. The cold plate was very good and could be a meal by it self. Check it out. We will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Can’t get enough of Westside Local! Great food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Always great

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Celebrating a Birthday. Lovely server, generous happy hour wine pours. Our entrees were all delicious and generous. We had a really wonderful evening and will be back!

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

It was Father’s Day brunch, and the Wait for the food was abnormally long. We’ve been here many times and never had that problem before. We sat in one of the corners by the kitchen and the folks along the outside wall noticed a musty smell. The food quality was good, the server didn’t check on us very much and we ran out of water a few times and she never really kept this turned in as the weight begin to linger.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The food is excellent. It was noisy, but that is the acoustics in the place. We enjoyed ourselves.

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Our experience at Westside Social was so-so. Atmosphere was great, prices were average to high, but the attitude and service was very pretentious. If you are on a “leave me alone” date night you’ll like it here. If you are looking for a fun great place to eat with a good vibe and food, then meh.....

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Amazing cocktail selection and knowledgeable servers.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Selected The Westside Local for its proximity to the Kauffman Center and am so glad I did. Everything was excellent. The food was excellent and presented beautifully. We will go back again.

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The service was great - I had the tacos and they were not the best entree I have had there. A bit spicy and the tacos would have been better if they were hard tacos. I would not get them again.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Food was fresh,fabulous flavors, nice presentation
Service was excellent.
Only complaint... music was way too loud. With poor accoustics.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. We will definitely be back soon.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great once again! Brought the inlaws for the first time, my husband wasn't sure they'd care for it as they are small town people. His mother absolutely loved her pasta dish, said it was the best thing she had ever eaten! I had the quinoa sweet potato burger again and its just always fantastic. Great prompt service as well.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The food was awesome, cocktails were terrific, but the brownie may have been the best brownie I have ever had in a restaurant. It had a smoky flavor and crusty in the outside and warm and gooey interior. Unreal.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food was amazing. The brisket burger was one of the best burgers I’ve ever eaten. I highly recommend it. We also had both the meat and cheese boards. Excellent. My dining partner had the veggie burger and couldn’t stop raving about it as well.
Good job!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was great!!1 We enjoyed it very much.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Easily the best food in Kansas City. Very knowledgeable staff who inform you about nearly every ingredient and where it came from. Always fresh, farm to table ingredients!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The food here was great! We had the biscuits and gravy and the Crab Cakes Benny; both were delicious although the B&Gs were light on the gravy. The servings sizes are large and I appreciate that they locally source many of the ingredients the use. We also tried the Organic Valencia Mimosa and a hand crafted drink special that I wish I could remember the name; both were very good. If the service would have been better, we had to ask someone else to find our waitress twice, I would have given the Westside Local 5 stars.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great food, service and fun atmosphere! First time at this restaurant but it won't be the last!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great! Wonderful food and inventive cocktails.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We wanted a downtown date night and thought to go to Green Lady Lounge and was thinking about places around there and knew that we would get a good food experience and service at Westside Local.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We had a wonderful meal. I enjoyed the salmon & my husband had the pesto pasta. We started with the trio of bruschetta which was delicious! Everything was excellent!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Love this restaurant! It's an independent restaurant, in a great unique neighborhood with a great eclectic vibe. It's nice that they make all attempts to use locally sourced, healthy ingredients. Great for a date or get together with friends.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Went for a birthday dinner before going to the Lion King. We were In a bit of a time crunch and the staff was very accommodating. Food was wonderful per usual. Love the eclectic vibes.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Good atmosphere. We had a bad experience with the food. Everything was over cooked, food took forever, the chicken and waffles was more like a hotel waffle with a measly chicken strip dropped on top. We had really high hopes coming in, but were sad it wasn’t what we expected. The food was not up to the standards of the amount they ask for it.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Westside Local is one of my favorite places in town! I love the atmosphere. I sat on the patio for the first time and was worried it was a little hot outside but the area was shaded and nice and cool. Food and drinks are great and very unique!

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