The Westside Local

4.7
1337 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.
What 1337 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDisappointed
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!! Food choices. Food itself. Presentation lovely. Service truly outstanding. Dalton is great!!

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DarinC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Solid food and service. They continue to refine farm to table

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AnneC
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best deal on happy hour wine ($3!) and a beautiful cheese and charcuterie board. Such a great date spot and they use all locally sourced foods. The house cocktails were great too.

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RochelleH
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! The food is terrific and the service superb. The atmosphere is charming as well. It’s a great place to enjoy a relaxing meal.

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SARAK
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always a hit. I'm happy to support local small businesses! Fabulous food!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

$17 burger is pretty steep, but it's not like they try to hide it. Food was food, not exceptional. Service average at best. I enjoyed the vibe.

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paleogal
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A group of 9 gathered here for dinner before a Kauffman Center event. Staff was efficient and got us all served and checked out in time for show. Food was well prepared and there were options to make everyone happy.

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vipSherylW
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar service! Westside Local went far above and beyond to accommodate our needs. The food was outstanding (per usual), but the service was incredible. Thank you Westside Local.

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SandraF
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fresh & delicious! Everything we had was really good. Thanks again for a great experience. You never disappoint!

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vipBuzz
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Well prepared salmon dish and very reasonably priced. We'll be back!

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xroadseater
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Love this place. The service can be slow, but otherwise good.

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CRKlamm
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at The Westside Local! Yummy drinks. Cool atmosphere. Killer mac n cheese!

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RyannW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is good, but pretty par for the course for a hipster-sort of place. Nothing super special.

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vipJonathanW
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for dinner and drinks!

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vipKipG
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

West Side Local is an excellent choice for brunch, lunch or dinner. The service is outstanding. The food is excellent. The atmosphere is friendly and warm. I go as often. It's my favorite place to it in Kansas City. Go there - you will love it !

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ToddH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice portions, and good price! Nice ambiance and the location is perfect if you’re attending the Kauffman Center for an event.

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MicheleH
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service with a server who was very knowledgeable about the food. I had a hard time deciding what to order because so many things sounded good! All three people in my party liked the food very much and we will definitely be back.

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TammyW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and excellent service. One of my favorite places to go.

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viplex3
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent food! Atmosphere is nothing to write home about, but will be back for the food!

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vipKimberlyH
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friend for her birthday. Server was attentive and suggested a delicious lunch. Wonderful experience will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great birthday dinner

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SSHM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tried it out for a date night. Really loved our food and cocktails, our server was friendly and had good recommendations for what to try, will definitely be back.

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vipAmandaR
Kansas City
31 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was alright, I had the French toast and it really didn’t taste like too much but the bacon and fries were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great. Loud but great on all levels! Excellent server! Good food.

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vipBrentM
Cancun
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always. Try one of their seasonal sodas mixed into a cocktail.

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vipRosie
Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great, and the meatloaf special was fantastic

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vipKarenM
Kansas City
56 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night when we dine at Westside Local. The food is awesome and service is excellent. Love trying the Bread & Butter plate for a new treat each time and doesn't matter what else we order it is always good.

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EricG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed venue with tasty food and drinks. What really sets The Westside Local apart, though, is the service. Everyone is very welcoming and attentive. It feels good to be in a place where the staff seems to enjoy their job and feel appreciated. Would definitely recommend this place.

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SANDRAB
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a refreshing place away from the chain restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! I wasn’t sure what to put for noise level, but it was perfect as well. Great service and food will deff be back again!

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sierra13
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was my third time eating at the Westside Local. It has remained consistently good, from the first time I ate here about 5 years ago to the present. The menu has a nice variety of choices, from salads to burgers to pasta dishes. There are vegetarian/vegan/pescatarian options and an assortment of appetizers. We managed to get in at the tail-end of happy hour, so each person in our party was able to get a glass of wine or a beer for $3. The service was excellent, and the ambiance is very chill. The Westside Local is a neighborhood gem!

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Kldeit
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The farm to table foods are amazing. One of the best secrets in KC.

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vipJonnyR
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantatsic local food and great service.

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CatherineK
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was attentive but not overly so. The food was very fresh. We both had the grilled cheese and tomato soup. What can I say. It’s winter and sounded good and tasted even better. The size of the restaurant was perfect. I’ll be back to try other things.

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vipwelovedatenight
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the grilled cheese and tomato soup, delicious! Best of both ever!

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vipJonathanH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were good but everything took a long time to come out.

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NiccoleN
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best intimate place for wonderful food and great drinks!!

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vipselphone513
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance! Traveling for work and could sit and read a book. Great burger.

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Sarah
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed The Westside Local. The atmosphere is so nice and welcoming inside. We ordered the lox board, which was so beautifully plated, the elote tater tot (a bit spicy!), and a few entrees. The trout was so buttery and delicious, and I loved the seasonal quinoa salad. If you like meat, you'll love the short rib torta -- it was filled with lots of short rib! We got the apple fritters for dessert, which we gobbled up.

Our server was attentive and super nice. I love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a beautiful brunch with son and husband

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The Westside Local is rated 4.7 stars by 1337 OpenTable diners.

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