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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (44)
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Creative Cuisine (31)
Good for a Date (29)
Casual (28)
Great for Lunch (27)
Good Vegetarian Options (26)
Authentic (23)
Cozy (23)
Healthy (23)
Comfort Food (22)
Great for Brunch (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Business Meals (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fun (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Vegan (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Seasonal (11)
Organic (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Romantic (10)
Great Beer (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was amazing!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

It took longer than expected for our drinks to arrive from the bar and longer than expected for our food to arrive. But the food was very good. I wish my dish had been served warmer than it was.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

I've been a fan of Westside Local for a long time. Well prepared, locally sourced (where possible) food. Always a good vibe, excellent cocktails and specials. As a vegan, they used to have more options on the menu for me - but they're still willing to adjust things if I ask. Would recommend for almost any occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful experience! Can’t wait to go back!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This was a birthday occasion, and we traveled over an hour to dine here. We specifically made early reservations to hopefully receive fresh, good service. My husband ordered meat loaf and was brought a hamburger by mistake. Not good. The server placed that order again; however, it didn't arrive until everyone else was finished. Who wants to eat by himself? Not good!!!!!!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went with my girlfriend for an anniversary. We had a great time the food was wonderful and the ambiance was quite nice. There was no problem with the waitstaff but they did seem to be a bit understaffed and because of that our waitress took a while to get to us. Again the waitress was excellent.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We very much enjoyed Brunch at Westside Local. Food was great, a beautiful place. Parking a challenge, but worth it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great ambiance and amazing food. Definitely returning when the weather warms up to take advantage of their cool patio. Really dug the vibe of the entire restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Healthy, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We have been to Westside Local 3 times recently and always enjoyed great food and service. Highly recommend.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great lunch experience and the waiter was fantastic with my dairy allergy. I’m thankful that he suggested the veggie burger made vegan with deviled eggs as a side. I would order it again for sure.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I had hopes for this restaurant but was very much disappointed. The ratings were outstanding so we thought we would take a chance and celebrate our daughters 17th birthday here. Upon arrival they were getting our table ready, the hostess was pleasant everything was going well until we were seated. Our waitress for the evening never introduced herself to us and seemed to have an attitude. We shrugged it off as we all have our bad days and are allowed a "pass" but still hoped things would come around. They didn't. The service was the worst I have experienced, we ordered drinks (remember we were celebrating a birthday) and that was the only drink offered, we were NEVER asked again and flagging her down was impossible and they weren't that busy. We then ordered the artichoke appetizer that came with little chips and bread, not enough to finish the dip. One point for Miss Rude was she did offer more chips and bread, thank the Lord she is catching on. About 10 minutes later she returned with more chips, no bread and I kid you not she DUMPED the chips on the appetizer plate from the plate she carried them on and took off. That was a new one. We were served dinner by I think a bus boy and another waitress, the bus boy also had an attitude however the other waitress was pleasant. Overall, the food was good but service was horrible. Our tab came to $150 for 6 people which was extremely cheap for us, we were prepared to spend a lot more. We will not be coming back, you can thank the staff for that.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This was my 4th visit. The first three times were great but this time both food and service were both off a bit. Hope this was an isolated experience.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Since my daughter is vegan, we come here a fair amount. We like the area and the food is consistently good.

Tags: Vegan, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I had the striped bass served with corn/polenta cake...wonderful! Friendly helpful staff. Even appreciated the heavy curtains at the entrance to keep cold drafts off diners!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I always enjoy the food at Westside local! Two little criticisms would be that it’s a little loud and a little cold. But that certainly doesn’t keep me from coming back because the food is really exceptional!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This is my go-to for "I don't have a plan for dinner tonight."

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Always a good experience!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The food and service were great but it was a bit pricey for lunch.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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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vip
 (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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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 2, 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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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (New England)·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 29, 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 28, 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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 (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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 (Kansas City)·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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 (St. Louis)·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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vip
 (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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 (Kansas City)·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 7, 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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