The Westside Local is the best of both worlds. Whether you are looking for the social setting of a local tavern or wanting a more trendy upscale dining experience, at a reasonable price The Westside Local will foot the bill.

This place is so good we went twice in one day.

We were there in the early afternoon and had the Summit Burger with garlic fries. I think it was the best burger and fries I have ever eaten! The burger was juicy, the fries were crisp with just a hint of garlic. The burger came with homemade pickles and homemade ketchup, so delish! For only $2 more you can get a fresh salad so I chose the roasted beet salad. It was amazing as well. The beets were perfectly cooked and just the right amount of sweetness to offset the saltiness of the goat cheese. We sat out in the beer garden enjoying the sun and weather, that in and of itself was a treat after this cold winter we have had. We had plans to meet some friends at the Screenland which is right nearby and had to bid farewell to our wonderful waiter Jason.

As luck would have it we were hungry again a few hours later and still nearby so we got to go back! This time we were inside the dining room, which has a quaint upscale feel. We were so glad Jason was still around to take care of us. He brought us the most amazing olives I have ever tasted called Castelvetrono olives. Of course the burger was so good we just had to have it again and also tried the special quinoa dish for the evening. It had quinoa, mushrooms, and walnuts; it was full of flavor.

My favorite thing about The Westside Local is that the reasonably-priced menu is compiled of rustic, seasonal cuisine using as many local ingredients as possible. There is even a small garden at the restaurant where they grow a variety of vegetables, herbs and micro greens to use in the dishes. I am a big fan of eating local, it just tastes better and everything is fresh and full of flavor.

One more thing, the beer! The Westside Local offers a wide variety of Craft Beers and they are a superb companion to the food. Each of their edibles is matched with a suggested beer, thoughtfully chosen to enhance its flavor.

If you have not been to The Westside Local you are missing out on some great local fare. Everything I have had there from the grilled cheese to the salads is delicious.

Kansas City has an amazing array of local producers that have some of the finest ingredients around that make the dishes at The Westside Local spectacular. You must give them a try. You won’t be sorry; I promise.

Westside Local
16163 Summit Kansas City, MO 64108 816-997-9089

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