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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near North Kansas City

Updated: June 15, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best North Kansas City restaurants for American cuisine. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the North Kansas City eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Tay's Burger Shack

American, $, North Kansas CityAmerican, $North Kansas City
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Dead Beet Eats

American, North Kansas CityAmericanNorth Kansas City
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.0

Chicken N Pickle- Kansas City

American, $$, North Kansas CityAmerican, $$North Kansas City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Helen's JAD

American, $, North Kansas CityAmerican, $North Kansas City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom

Pizza, $$, North Kansas CityPizza, $$North Kansas City
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

Jefferson's

American, $$, North Kansas CityAmerican, $$North Kansas City
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

Winning Streaks

American, $$, North Kansas CityAmerican, $$North Kansas City
Google: 3.2
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Novel Restaurant

New American, $$$, Kansas CityNew American, $$$Kansas City, Crown Center
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • City Seeker

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The Antler Room

New American, $$$, Kansas CityNew American, $$$Kansas City, Longfellow
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Kansas City's 5 best spots for high-end New American fare

    Hoodline, 2019
  • USA Today

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    USA Today

Q39 Midtown

American, $$, Kansas CityAmerican, $$Kansas City, Roanoke
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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Pigwich

American, $, Kansas CityAmerican, $Kansas City, River Market
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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Room 39

American, $$, Kansas CityAmerican, $$Kansas City, Volker
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Kansas City's top 5 New American spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Check out the 4 most popular spots in Kansas City's Volker neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Potpie

French, $$, Kansas CityFrench, $$Kansas City, Old Westport
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Kansas City's top 5 New American spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Burger State

American, $$, Kansas CityAmerican, $$Kansas City, Western Hills
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Stock Hill

American, $$$, Kansas CityAmerican, $$$Kansas City, South Plaza
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

How does it work?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best American restaurants in North Kansas City. We analyzed 257 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline and USA Today, 5301 North Kansas City restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Don’t bother looking for Hoodline - Your guide to the 4 most popular spots in Kansas City's Old Westport neighborhood, Hoodline - Check out the 4 most popular spots in Kansas City's Volker neighborhood and USA Today - Best Restaurants in Kansas Citywe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Recurring questions

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Vegan Crave Burgers and Bakery, Tay's Burger Shack, and Dead Beet Eats are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in North Kansas City.

Vegan Crave Burgers and Bakery, Dead Beet Eats, and First Watch are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in North Kansas City.

Vegan Crave Burgers and Bakery, Tay's Burger Shack, and Dead Beet Eats are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in North Kansas City.

Vegan Crave Burgers and Bakery, Tay's Burger Shack, and Dead Beet Eats are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in North Kansas City.

Drink pairing tips

  • The best drink pairing for fried chicken

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for fried chicken can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Kentucky 75. This, vibrant, cocktail balances the fatty fried chicken.

  • A next-level match for grilled burger

    When ordering grilled burger, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Margarita, a popular cocktail.

  • Pair Vieux Carre with heavy meat dish

    When considering what goes best with heavy meat dish, we recommend a glass of Vieux Carre, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through the heaviness of the dish.


Factoids

  • Priceless or overpriced?

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $200 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, mac and cheese?

  • A big feat in 2010

    The Chef John Folse of The United States holds the world record for making the macaroni and cheese, an impressive feat considering its weight of 2,469 pounds.

  • An iconic duo: Spanish granache & mac and cheese

    Experts recommend pairing mac and cheese with Spanish granache, complementing the greasy and salty taste of the food with the ripe, fruity sweet flavors of the drink.

Parking information

Parking can be tough around North Kansas City To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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