Best Dining in KC

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: Extra Virgin, The Savoy at 21c

Favorite Steakhouse

Hereford House

Winner: Hereford House

Runners Up: Jess and Jim’s Steakhouse, The Majestic

Favorite Barbecue Restaurant

Joe's KC

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

Runners Up: Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue, Q39

Favorite Fine Dining Restaurant

The Capital Grille

Winner: The Capital Grille

Runners Up: Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room, The Savoy at 21c

Favorite Brunch

The Corner Restaurant

Winner: The Corner Restaurant

Runners Up: The Big Biscuit, Bristol Seafood Grill

Favorite International Cuisine

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Winner: Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop

Runners Up: Le Fou Frog

Favorite Mexican Restaurant

Original Margarita's

Winner: Margarita's - Original Location

Runners Up: Mi Ranchito, Ponak’s Mexican Kitchen

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

Betty Rae's Food Truck

Winner: Betty Rae's Food Truck

Runners Up: Seven Swans Crêperie, Taste of Brazil

Favorite Patio

Winner: Gram & Dun

Runners Up: La Bodega, Trezo Mare

Favorite Bakery

Winner: McLain's Bakery

Runners Up:  Heirloom Bakery, Ibis Bakery

Favorite Coffee Shop

Winner: The Roasterie

Runners Up: Black Dog Coffeehouse, Messenger Coffee

Favorite Winery

KC Wine Co

Favorite Winery: KC Wine Co.

Runners Up: Amigoni Urban Winery, Pirtle Winery

Favorite Brewery

Winner: Boulevard Brewing Co. 

Runners Up: Martin City Brewery, KC Bier Co.

Favorite Distillery

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Winner: Union Horse Distilling Company

Runners Up: Tom's Town Distilling Co., J. Rieger & Co.

Thousands of votes were cast to help decide the winners of the 2019 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.