Top 50 Places to Eat in Kansas City in 2017- Yelp


Adam Schaumburg

We’re excited to announce Yelp’s Top 50 Places to Eat in KC in 2017! Here at Yelp, we’re obsessed with the food scene in this wonderful city and love being the word-of-mouth guide for locals and visitors alike to discover the hidden (and not-so-hidden) gems.

Whether it’s a local household name or a new joint you’ve never heard of, you’ll want to eat and drink your way through this list throughout the year.

To the surprise of nobody, the top of the list is the iconic, must-visit, most-talked-about spot in town – Joe’s Kansas City at their original location. The remaining picks run the gamut throughout the metro on both sides of the state line. These range from sushi spots in the Kansas suburbs to upscale downtown restaurants or fresh-squeezed juices in Midtown.

To create this list, Yelp data scientists ranked local, non-chain businesses in Kansas City based on the number of reviews and overall star rating. Check out the full list below and look for the “Top Places to Eat” sign at your favorite local eateries around town. Read all the way to the end for a bonus “10 Hot New Businesses” to bookmark for 2017.


Top 50 Places to Eat in KC for 2017

1. Joe’s Kansas City BBQ, KCK

2. Novel Restaurant, The Westside

3. Wings Cafe, Gladstone

4. Bob Wasabi Kitchen, Volker

5. Seva Cuisine of India, Liberty

6. Ruby Jean’s Juicery, Westport

7. Crow’s Coffee, South Plaza

8. El Pollo Rey, KCK

9. Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse, Volker

10. Q39, Volker

11. M&M Bakery and Deli, KCMO

12. Slap’s BBQ, KCK

13. Sushi UNI, Lenexa

14. Bonito Michoacan, Downtown KCK

15. Johnny Jo’s Pizzeria, West Plaza

16. Pigwich, East Bottoms

17. Beignet, River Market

18. Olive Cafe, Southeast KCMO

19. Pad-Thai Restaurant, Overland Park

20. Four Seasons Pizza and Pasta, Shawnee

21. Game Day Chicken Wings, Waldo

22. Le Monde Bakery, North KCMO

23. Bluestem, Westport

24. Bun Mee Phan, Briarcliff

25. Vietnam Cafe, River Market

26. Longboards, North KCMO

27. Happy Gillis Cafe & Hangout, Columbus Park

28. Geo’s Pizzeria, Overland Park

29. The Rieger, Crossroads

30. Jack Stack Barbecue, Martin City

31. Le Fou Frog, River Market

32. Krokstrom Klubb & Market, Valentine

33. The Bite, River Market

34. Betty Rae’s Ice Cream, Waldo

35. Blind Box BBQ, Shawnee

36. Reserve, Downtown KCMO

37. Ragazza Deli & Wine, Westport

38. Kate’s Kitchen, North KCMO

39. Taste of Africa, Overland Park

40. Oishi Sushi, Shawnee

41. A Little BBQ Joint, Independence

42. Korma Sutra, Liberty

43. Back Porch Bar-B-Q, Independence

44. TORO Hibachi & Sushi, Overland Park

45. Pizza West, Shawnee

46. Enjoy pure food + drink, Leawood

47. Sakae Sushi, Parkville

48. El Camino Real, Downtown KCK

49. Blvd Tavern, Crossroads

50. Potpie, Westport

10 Hot New Places to Try In 2017 ????

Antler Room, Hospital Hill

AEP Thai, Volker

West Bottoms Kitchen, West Bottoms

McLain’s Market, Overland Park

Brewery Emperial, Crossroads

Mason Jar Brews & Burgers, KCK

Urban Cafe, South Hyde Park

SoT, Crossroads

Mesob Restaurant, Valentine

Rockhill Grille, Crossroads

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