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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
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Kansas City History

This is where Kansas City took their dates for as long as it has stood. If you walk in, you can probably hear people around you talking about how their grandparents had a first date here. I've always liked the cheeseburger with grilled onions and chocolate malt. Make this the end of an afternoon at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
TJ J
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is where Kansas City took their dates for as long as it has stood. If you walk in, you can probably hear people around you talking about how their grandparents had a first date here. I've always liked the cheeseburger with grilled onions and chocolate malt. Make this the end of an afternoon at the nearby Nelson Atkins Museum... More 

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Soignies, Belgium
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85 reviews 85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Maybe you have to be from KC to really love Winstead's, but we are and we do. Great burgers and shakes. Best onion rings in KC!!!! They also serve breakfast and we love eating there. It's a KC original.

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Las Vegas, NV
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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622 reviews 622 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
298 helpful votes 298 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
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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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795 reviews 795 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
440 helpful votes 440 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?