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Winstead's Steakburger's

American, Diner
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101 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64112-1929
+1 816-753-2244
06:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 01:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped at Winstead's for lunch while I was visiting in Kansas City last week. I had taken my daughter and her friends for shakes there in the late 90's when they were on a trip to the city. Of course the girls loved their famous shakes, so this visit I thought I'd try it again. It's good diner food and... More 

Thank RDHgrandma
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went about 8 pm on a snowy evening, About 200 yards from all the expensive places in the "swanky" area. Loved it. had a double steak burger, tater tots and fries; topped with a vanilla shake. Perfect flavors, great friendly service, all at a very reasonable price. Would highly recommend if your looking for good local burger flavor!

Thank D2ski
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an original to Kansas City, Winsteads is a must stop when visiting. The burgers and onion rings are great but nothing tops the Sky Scraper milkshakes. A traditional All American diner, Winsteads is a hidden gem.

Thank amaday95
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was exactly what we were looking for...a simple and quick breakfast. There's a limited menu of breakfast items including egg based sandwiches (avg $3), pancakes, biscuits & gravy ($5 for a large plate full) and a combo breakfast ($7.50) for 2 eggs, choice of meat, choice of bread including a pancake and Hashbrowns. We were seated and served quickly... More 

Thank Melissa W
Fort Worth, Texas
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162 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Winstead's is a call to the past and within easy walking distance from the Plaza, it is a great place for lunch or dinner. Forego the fancy and expensive joints in the Plaza and visit this monument to the 50s soda and burger spots. It has a festive atmosphere and the normal serving size makes one feel a bit better... More 

Thank baltoteach
Kansas City, Missouri
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I've been going to Winstead's as long as I can remember and it never fails to deliver on a good burger, fries and malt. With the jukebox playing, it really hasn't change much in the last 50 years, and that's a good thing. For a treat on a warm sunny day, get the cherry-limeade, refreshing.

Thank Jeff P
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,026 reviews
486 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We like 50s burger places and this one is certainly iconic. The burgers were very good but the shakes were spectacular and obviously the centerpoint of the restaurant.

Thank RickMIusa
Miami Beach, Florida
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346 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Heard this spot was a Kansas City institution and operating since 1940 so on our last night in town we gave it a try for a late night snack. Ordered the burger with a fried egg on top and the onion rings and tater tots,it was good but nothing grand. Now what was grand was the skyscraper milk shake that... More 

Thank ARodriguezP
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Visited while on town for work and it was so good. The staff was very friendly and fast! Your order comes out in just a couple minutes .

Thank Melissa F
Nixa, Missouri
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great old fashioned diner look! I had heard of Winstead's from a few ppl but couldn't have expected for their burgers, tots, and onion rings to be so crispy delectable! The cherry lime-aides come w a little scoop of lime sherbet in them! Our server, Sue, was sweet and helpful!

Thank Jenni N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64112-1929
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-753-2244

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?