Best Food & Drink in Kansas City


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

Rye KC

Winner: Rye

Runners Up: Grünauer, Reserve Restaurant

Favorite Steakhouse


Hereford House

Winner: Hereford House

Runners Up: J. Gilbert's, The Majestic

Favorite Barbecue Restaurant


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

Runners Up: Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue, Q39

Favorite Fine Dining Restaurant

Pierpont's at Union Station

Winner: Pierpont's at Union Station

Runners Up: Bluestem, Eddie V's Prime Seafood

Favorite Brunch

The Farmhouse

Winner: The Farmhouse

Runners Up: Eggtc., Bristol Seafood Grill

Favorite International Cuisine

Bo Lings

Winner: Bo Lings

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

Favorite Burger Joint


Winner: Westport Flea Market

Runners Up: BRGR Kitchen + Bar, Town Topic

Favorite Pizza Place

Minsky's Pizza

Winner: Minsky's Pizza

Runners Up: SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, Waldo Pizza

Favorite Food Truck

Crave Food Truck

Winner: Crave of KC Truck

Runners Up: Betty Rae's Food Truck, Jerusalem Cafe Food Truck

Favorite Patio


Winner: Gram & Dun

Runners Up: Harry's Bar & Tables, John's Big Deck

Favorite Bakery


Winner: McLain's Bakery

Runners Up:  André's Confiserie Suisse, Ibis Bakery

Favorite Coffee Shop


Winner: The Roasterie

Runners Up: Black Dog Coffeehouse, Thou Mayest

Favorite Winery

Stone Pillar Winery

Favorite Winery: Stone Pillar Winery

Runners Up: Amigoni Urban Winery, KC Wine Co.

Favorite Brewery


Winner: Boulevard Brewing Co. 

Runners Up: Cinder Block Brewery, KC Bier Co.

Favorite Distillery

Tom’s Town Distilling Company

Winner: Tom's Town Distilling Co.

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

Thousands of votes were cast to help decide the winners of the 2018 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.