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.

Visitors' Choice Awards

View All 2018 Winners

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.

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