Top 50 Places To Eat in Kansas City

A data-driven list of Yelp’s Top 50 places to eat in Kansas City

We’re excited to announce our annual Yelp’s Top 50 Places to Eat in Kansas City! Spring is around the corner, and we think it’s time to get up, get out, and explore the top places to eat.

It’s always fun to see the data on what spots make the list to showcase many wonderful spots around KC for locals and visitors alike. This year you’re going to discover some new off-the-beaten path, hyper-local spots to bookmark and eat your way through this year.

Comb through this comprehensive list and you’ll find everything from five-star ethnic restaurants and neighborhood joints to fancy date night spots and of course, the top rated BBQ spots around town.

You’ll want to make a note of these spots, so we made it easy for you. With our bookmark collections feature, you can see the whole list in one place and follow it! To do so, open this link on mobile (make sure to have the Yelp app downloaded!) and hit ‘follow’ once you’ve opened it in the app.

Methodology: This is a list of the best places to eat in the Kansas City metro according to Yelp. All the businesses on this list are in the Food or Restaurant categories on Yelp and are places where one can eat a full meal. “Best” was determined using an algorithm that looks at the number of reviews and star rating for a business from 2017. Metro neighborhoods on both sides of the state line were factored into the data.

Yelp’s Top 50 Places to Eat in KC

  1. Hong Kong Star Restaurant – Olathe, KS
  2. Desta’s Ethiopian – Overland Park, KS
  3. Joe’s Kansas City BBQ – KC, KS
  4. West Bottoms Kitchen – KC, MO
  5. Q39 Midtown – KC, MO
  6. Scott’s Kitchen – KC, MO
  7. Slap’s BBQ – KC, KS
  8. Grünauer – KC, MO
  9. Seva Cuisine of India – KC, MO
  10. Sierra Grill – Lenexa, KS
  11. Krokstrom Klubb & Market – KC, MO
  12. Happy Gillis Cafe & Hangout – KC, MO
  13. Oishi Japanese Cuisine and Bar – Shawnee, KS
  14. The Bite –  KC, MO
  15. Bun Mee Phan – KC, MO
  16. Spokes Cafe & Cyclery – KC, MO
  17. Homeslice Pizza & Pints – KC, MO
  18. Mud Bugs – KC, MO
  19. Casa Latina Restaurant – Shawnee, KS
  20. Ronnie’s Restaurant – Lenexa, KS
  21. Kurry Leaves Indian Cuisine – Overland Park, KS
  22. Vietnam Cafe – KC, MO
  23. Aso Sushi – Lenexa, KS
  24. The Mockingbird Lounge – KC, KS
  25. Rajmahal Indian Restaurant – Olathe, KS
  26. Urban Cafe – KC, MO
  27. Sahara Mediterranean Food – Lee’s Summit, MO
  28. Oscar’s Authentic Mexican Grill – Olathe, KS
  29. Sushi UNI – Lenexa, KS
  30. Meshuggah Bagels –  KC, MO
  31. MIYABI Japanese & Asian Bistro – Overland Park, KS
  32. Elsa’s Ethiopian Restaurant – Overland Park, KS
  33. Black Dog Coffeehouse –  Lenexa, KS
  34. Bob Wasabi Kitchen – KC, MO
  35. Char Bar – KC, MO
  36. Mesob Restaurant – KC, MO
  37. Longboards – KC, MO
  38. Jack Stack Barbecue – Overland Park, KS
  39. A Little BBQ Joint – Independence, MO
  40. Shang Dim Sum – KC, MO
  41. Tom’s Town Distilling Co. – KC, MO
  42. ABC Cafe – Overland Park, KS
  43. Bluestem – KC, MO
  44. Novel – KC, MO
  45. Hammerhand Coffee – Liberty, MO
  46. Taste of Africa – Overland Park, KS
  47. Pinsa Pizzeria & Kitchen – Lee’s Summit, MO
  48. The Lunch Box – KC, MO
  49. Heirloom Bakery & Hearth – KC, MO
  50. Ragazza Food & Wine – KC, MO