Fresh, innovative and above all delicious, Kansas City's culinary scene is booming. Discover some of the most popular drinking and dining of the year.

Favorite Restaurant

Winner: Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

Runners Up: Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue, Garozzo's Italian

Favorite Steakhouse

Winner: Hereford House

Runners Up: Jess & Jim's Steakhouse, Plaza III Steakhouse

Favorite Barbecue Restaurant

Winner: Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

Runners Up: Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue, Q39 Restaurant

Favorite Fine Dining Restaurant

Winner: The Capital Grille

Runners Up: Bluestem, Pierpont's at Union Station

Favorite Brunch Restaurant

Winner: First Watch

Runners Up: Avenues Bistro, Bristol Seafood Grill

Favorite Ethnic Restaurant

Winner: Blue Nile Cafe

Runners Up: Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop, Vietnam Cafe

Favorite Place to Get a Burger

Winner: Westport Flea Market

Runners Up: BRGR Kitchen + Bar, Town Topic

Favorite Pizza Place

Winner: Minsky's Pizza

Runners Up: SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, Waldo Pizza

Favorite Food Truck

Winner: Taco Republic Truck

Runners Up: The Funnel Cake Truck, Jerusalem Cafe Food Truck

Favorite Patio

Winner: Gram & Dun

Runners Up: Char Bar, McCoy's Public House

Favorite Bakery

Winner: McLain's Bakery

Runners Up: Heirloom Bakery & Hearth, Le Monde Bakery

Favorite Coffee Shop

Winner: The Roasterie

Runners Up: Broadway Cafe, Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters

Favorite Winery

Favorite Winery: KC Wine Co.

Runners Up: Amigoni Urban Winery, Pirtle Winery

Favorite Brewery

Winner: Boulevard Brewing Co. 

Runners Up: Cinder Block Brewery, KC Bier Co.

Favorite Distillery

First Friday at Tom's Town

Winner: Tom's Town Distilling Co.

Runners Up: Holladay Distillery, J. Rieger & Co.

Visitors' Choice Awards

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Thousands of votes were cast to help decide the winners of the 2017 Visitors’ Choice Awards, where visitors selected their favorites in Food & Drink, Arts & Entertainment, Attractions, Sports & Recreation, Special Events, Shopping, Accommodations, and Overall Best of Kansas City.

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