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Here are Kansas City's top 5 traditional American spots

Here are Kansas City's top 5 traditional American spots
Q39 | Photo: Dwayne Y./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 27, 2020.

Looking to satisfy your appetite for traditional American fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top traditional American spots around Kansas City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs.

Winter is the top season of the year for consumer spending at restaurants across the Kansas City area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that also helps companies build a small business marketing strategy. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Kansas City-area restaurants grew to $30 for the metro area in the winter of last year, 4% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Q39

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First on the list is Q39 - Midtown. Located at 1000 W. 39th St. in Roanoke, the bar and traditional American spot, which offers barbecue and more, is the most popular traditional American restaurant in Kansas City, boasting 4.5 stars out of 3,956 reviews on Yelp.

2. Green Room Burgers & Beer

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Next up is Old Westport's Green Room Burgers & Beer, situated at 4010 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite D. With four stars out of 218 reviews on Yelp, the brew pub and traditional American spot, serving burgers and more, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Kate's Kitchen

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Jefferson Highlands's Kate's Kitchen, located at 8002 N. Oak Trafficway, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the breakfast and brunch and traditional American spot 4.5 stars out of 381 reviews.

4. Dott Boss

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Dott Boss, a cocktail bar and traditional American spot that offers coffee and tea and more in Central Business District-Downtown is another go-to, with four stars out of 34 Yelp reviews. Head over to 101 W. 11th St. to see for yourself.

5. Brewery Emperial

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Over in Hospital Hill, check out Brewery Emperial, which has earned four stars out of 198 reviews on Yelp. You can find the brewery, beer garden and traditional American spot at 1829 Oak St.


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