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Winstead's Steakburger's

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American, Californian, Family Fare, Diner
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101 Emanuel Cleaver III Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64112-1929
(816) 753-2244
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Families with children

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  • 70
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    Very good
  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Old Time Goodness

This is as close to the old time soda fountain/cafe as you can get. Good atmosphere and good food. Been here several times, want to get back asap.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Ozarkian2013
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Springfield, Missouri
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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162 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Las Vegas, NV
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The hamburger was so overcooked, it was crisp and very dry. The fries were soggy. Instead of lettuce on the burger, there was kale, also limp and soggy.

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Springfield, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is as close to the old time soda fountain/cafe as you can get. Good atmosphere and good food. Been here several times, want to get back asap.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A fifties themed diner where you can get a great burger and skyscraper ice cream shake! My kids loved the stack of onion rings and jukebox too! When my twins wanted to dance a little, they were not discouraged at all! Love this place!

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New York City, New York
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596 reviews 596 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

As a creature of habit, once I find a good breakfast spot, I return. When I was here in 2011 (you can read my review, nothing has changed) I focused on pancakes. This time around I did the breakfast special. Loved it. Your cannot go wrong. The unlimited coffee of course was the best part. I also got a tuna... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Came from StL to see a former roommate in OPKS and was happy to see the old familiar tower at Winstead's (since 1940) at 103rd and Metcalf. The steakburger with cheese (not pre-made) and all the fixings along with the thick chocolate shake was just as good as it was years ago. Brought back good memoirs too. Introduced by husband... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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766 reviews 766 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
419 helpful votes 419 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I grew up in Kansas City, and so I have a special place in my heart for Winstead's, because I had many a childhood meal there. Thus, when in Kansas City on a business trip, I was excited to drop by the Plaza location. I left disappointed. The restaurant is falling apart: booths were torn and broken, the carpet was... More 

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Lansing, Kansas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Winstead's is a throwback to the 50's diner. Great burgers, onion rings, malts and shakes. The place is clean and the waitstaff quick and courteous. One of my go-to places when I'm in the area and looking for a meal at a reasonable price.

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Kansas City
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Winstead's, just off the Plaza, is the place to go for a late-night after-movie snack with friends, especially on a Saturday night when everything else is crowded with a long wait for a table. Such was our predicament last weekend. After trying a couple of places, we walked into Winstead's and although it was busy, they had a table for... More 

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Midwest
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163 reviews 163 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Winstead's continues to do what they do best...make delicious cheeseburgers and shakes. Enjoyed a meal at Winstead's before venturing down to the Plaza to the view the lights. Totally impressed that you can order a double cheeseburger for $3.25 and and have a nice order of fries for $1.75 more. Plus, a fresh made strawberry shake? Golden! Finally, one of... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This has been a KC staple for over 50 years!!! The best milkshakes ever!!! Breakfast is awesome!! Love the 50/50 combo!! What more do yo need!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Emanuel Cleaver III Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64112-1929
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: (816) 753-2244

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Family Fare, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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