The Westside Local

4.8
1374 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 1374 people are saying
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarrieB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food on a beautiful patio with excellent service! Definitely will keep going back.

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JoanB
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful organic restaurant that had multiple options for my vegan friend and my own eclectic tastes. We love the westside neighborhood, with its shops, restaurants and mix of restored and new homes. The patio is a carefully organized outdoor space that is private (no thrown-together street-side tables). We had a leisurely lunch with good food and plenty of ambience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was somewhere between inattentive and apathetic. But they didn’t mind putting a 22% tip on our bill for a party of six. I realized it’s hard to hire people when the government is paying people to stay home. I hope this cool eatery doesn’t collapse because of Covid policies.
We’ve eaten here several times in the past. The food seems to have slipped a bit but still very good.

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vipCorkSanAntonio
Kansas City
115 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a quaint local farm to table restaurant. They have unique cocktails. One of our favorite things is to go for a cocktail or a glass of wine and have their charcuterie tray. The rib-eye is amazing, and don't forget to try their Parmesan garlic fries!

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vipMikeandKris
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch! Welcome back

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SeanO
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Drinks were great. Wish they did brunch on Saturday too. Waited a long time for my bloody Mary but other than that it was really good

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Jacob
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love being out on that patio right now! Such a great atmosphere. Made some new friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

This is literally my favorite restaurant in the city. Super disappointed in my server yesterday but other than that, another amazing dining experience.

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vipLisa
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff, amazing food/drinks, and wonderful ambiance! Favorite restaurant in KC.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great and love the atmosphere. Neighborhood spots like this always get my attention when visiting other cities. It was a great spot and enjoyed our food. The only thing was the wait for our food was a little long but I wouldn’t hold that against them.

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Alex
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and drink, energetic atmosphere, fun location

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KathleenC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So excited to have WESTSIDE local open again! Delicious

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Pretty good food-wise but disappointed with service. Our plates and glasses weren’t cleared during the entire meal. Waitress forgot wine order.

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JamesW
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Family brunch- arrived and our table was ready for us to settle in. In a timely manner drinks and food were ordered. Food arrived too fast. Usually, this is a red flag, meaning much of the meal was precooked and being in reheated to quickly, dry and often bland food.
I will address my meal, the Waffle with Pork Belly. Nice looking plate, the pork belly was tender but lacked seasoning, the waffle was perfect, with the exception of being cold.

Our waitress was very much like meal, hot and cold. We had to wait 15 minutes during which time we witness three instances were she help court with fellow co-workers of 2-3 min.

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NICK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The waiter obviously didn’t put in our order. We sat there for an hour before we finally caught him. And we still didn’t get our app. The restaurant is great and we eat there all the time. It was the waiter we weren’t happy with.

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vipKarengrace
Kansas City
31 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad Westside Local didn’t go out of business. It was one of our favorite places to go before the pandemic. You can’t go wrong with anything you order. I got the salmon tacos. They were so good. Our waiter was great and had a great sense of humor. A big part of the dining experience for me is the wait staff. If the service isn’t good, no matter how good the food is, I won’t go back. Our waiter really made our night extra fun. We can’t wait to go back.

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LaurenB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy Westside Local is back! Great for our family and fun for a night out without kids!

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SusanG
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Favorite spot in town for a good cocktail and tasty food.

MK
MitziK
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We are thrilled that Westside Local is open again!

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Kellyg
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch! The service was excellent and the food was top-notch!

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Vterr
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, as always. Kale salad and brunch burrito are two of our many favorites. Burger is awesome. Banana bread is delicious. Grilled cheese is amazing. Lively and fun atmosphere, fantastic patio, attentive staff. Westside Local has been a go-to for many years.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were having some technical issues and comped two drinks plus our appetizer due to the wait. While it took a bit to get our food, it was well worth it and I would come back again.

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AshleyH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredibly friendly service, however, the food took a long time to come out. I understand businesses are very understaffed right now and getting back on their feet. So if you had the same experience recently, come back! This place is the best!

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vipMsSMJ
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So excited for this place to reopen! Hands down the best French fries in the city and maybe anywhere. The burgers were delicious. The Spicy Hawaiian burger with grilled pineapple, jalapeño and Canadian bacon was the perfect sweet and savory combo. Love that this gem survived the pandemic!

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CEE1014
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy this place is open once more! Still as great and food was amazing!!

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vipFoodie
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly service and amazing food

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SilviaD
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - nothing to complain about. Will go back! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Thrilled they are back.

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vipPDJ12
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family from out of town. Loved everything. Great service. Patio vibe was fun. Thank you!

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KaitlinS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WSL is one of our favorite spots in KC! The food is always amazing (especially the fries)! I've been here many times and I've never had a bad meal. The staff is caring and kind. The patio is beautiful- and covered!

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MattA
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience at Westside Local. We were so happy that they reopened just in time for Mother's Day as that's my wife's favorite place to eat in Kansas City. Even though the outside temperature was colder than usual for this time of year, we sat on the patio and were quite comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Mother’s Day and this place did not disappoint. Coffee was delicious, I highly recommend the elote tots 👌 they were delicious! Our service was great as well.

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AmberB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far our favorite restaurant in KC. Delicious food, wonderful staff and ambiance. It's our "go to" for all occasions!

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Paulie
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was as delicious as always. The new menu items were delicious.

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Cassandra
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to the Westside Local for over 10 years now. Was devastated when they had to close their doors last year, so of course we had to come welcome them back on their opening night. It was like nothing changed, food, drinks, service, ambiance as good as ever. Will be going for the next 10 years and more!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to see this KC original open again. Great food, cocktails and service!

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ErikM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and service is always perfect.

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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.

FAQs

The Westside Local does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and 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 4.8 stars by 1374 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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