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The 8 Best Burger Places In Kansas City

Updated: June 30, 2022

Wondering where to get the best cheeseburger in Kansas City? The list below has the best burger options in the area. We assimilated millions of diner and critic reviews from the top review sites to find the best patties in Kansas City. If you want a gourmet burger piled with goodies or a quick burger on the run you will find what you need here.

Find the perfect Burgers spot

Pigwich

American, $, River MarketAmerican, $Kansas City, River Market
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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The Lunch Box

American, $, Kansas CityAmerican, $Kansas City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Kansas City's 5 top spots to score burgers on a budget

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 5 top spots in Kansas City's West Bottoms neighborhood

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The Westside Local

American, $$, Westside NorthAmerican, $$Kansas City, Westside North
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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Chixen Kansas City

American, $$, Shawnee HeightsAmerican, $$Kansas City, Shawnee Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Cosmo Burger

American, Ward ParkwayAmericanKansas City, Ward Parkway
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Pirate's Bone Burgers

American, $, Crown CenterAmerican, $Kansas City, Crown Center
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Brewer's Kitchen

American, $$, North Hyde ParkAmerican, $$Kansas City, North Hyde Park
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Cliff’s Taphouse

American, $$, Union HillAmerican, $$Kansas City, Union Hill
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

How was this list created?

Finding the right spot to satisfy your Burgers craving shouldn't be a full-time job. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 5301 restaurants in Kansas City, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 257 lists and articles from experts at Hoodline and more. All with some boam magic. The restaurants you see have been featured in Hoodline - Your guide to the 5 top spots in Kansas City's West Bottoms neighborhood, Hoodline - Explore the 5 most popular spots in Kansas City's Westside North neighborhood and Hoodline - Kansas City's 5 top spots to score burgers on a budget. 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. The ten options above are the best of Kansas City Burgers.

Questions & answers

There are 200 burger spots in Kansas City.

Pigwich, The Lunch Box, and Tay’s Cheesesteak are the highest-rated burger spots for dinner in Kansas City.

Pigwich, Tay’s Cheesesteak, and Gigi’s Vegan + Wellness Café are the highest-rated spots for burger delivery in Kansas City.

Pigwich, The Lunch Box, and Tay’s Cheesesteak are the highest-rated burger spots for take-out in Kansas City.

Pigwich, The Lunch Box, and Tay’s Cheesesteak are the highest-rated burger spots to get a quick lunch in Kansas City.

Drink pairing tips for Burgers

  • Chardonnay with your beef burger

    The oaked flavors in Chardonnay makes it a great white wine to pair with beef burger.

  • The ideal pairing for beef burger

    Experts suggest pairing a beef burger with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, a popular red wine.


  • Pair turkey cheese burger with Pinot Noir

    To elevate your turkey cheese burger experience, we recommend some Pinot Noir to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this red wine complements a salty cheese topping.

Interesting facts about Burgers

  • The world record from The United States

    On September 2, 2012, The United States’s Burgers fans celebrated a new world record by the hamburger, weighing 2,014 pounds.

  • All about hamburger

    Don’t forget that International Hamburger Day falls on May 28. Be sure to enjoy a little hamburger!

  • A classic dish

    Certain dishes are so iconic that they can become a part of a country’s identity. In The United States, hamburger is recognized as one of the most popular national dishes.

Parking information

Parking has always been a challenge in Kansas City. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Burgers spot.

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