11 KC Spots Loved by Queer Eye’s Fab 5

March 6, 2019

With the arrival of seasons three and four of Netflix’s smash-hit reality show Queer Eye—filmed entirely in Kansas City and surrounding areas—get to know 11 of the Fab 5’s favorite restaurants, cafes and hangouts around town.

Taj Palace

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This 39th Street West restaurant dishes out Indian cuisine during lunch and dinner, featuring a wide array of vegetarian dishes and authentic options.


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A favorite barbecue spot (and also located on 39th Street West, as well as in Overland Park), Q39 offers hot-and-fast-smoked ‘cue with excellent sides and cocktails.


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Artful dining meets thoughtful craft cocktails at this elevated dining experience in the Crossroads Arts District.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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More than 40,000 art objects make up the encyclopedic collection at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, a free-to-visit institution with exceptional exhibits, annual events and more. 


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The name says it all at this City Market favorite known for both savory and sweet concoctions, plus other Cajun specialties like gumbo, po’boys and muffulettas.

Messenger Coffee Co.

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Part coffee shop, part bakery, the beautiful space at Messenger Coffee Co. is ideal for offsite work, meetups or casual hangouts—or quick caffeination in between shoots, if you’re the Fab 5.


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All the right kinds of quirky, Succotash is a popular breakfast and brunch establishment with fresh juices, “kitchen sink” scrambles and slices of famous eight-layer cake.

The Rockhill Grille

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It’s no wonder the Fab 5 loved The Rockhill Grille: stylish digs and a satisfying menu always leave visitors coming back for more and more.

Le Fou Frog

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Le Fou Frog is as unassuming as it is delicious. French fare and a relaxed-yet-refined atmosphere are sure signs of a good time.

The Roasterie

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With locations all across the city, The Roasterie is easily one of the most popular coffee shops in Kansas City, thanks in part to its vast selection of espresso, coffee drinks, teas and other caffeination options.

18th Vine Historic Jazz District

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Barbecue, jazz and baseball collide in this one-of-a-kind destination district that touts a history as rich as its future is bright.