Diner, Fast Food, Burgers
101 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd (at Brookside Blvd.)
Kansas City, MO 64112

Winstead’s is a household name in the Kansas City area, serving diner staples and "steakburgers" for more than 70 years. These burgers are what the locals crave when they leave the city: fresh-ground Choice beef, served with mustard, ketchup, pickles, and a thick slice of onion (with cheese lettuce, tomato, and bacon if you want it), served on a soft white bun. The double is the way to go, offering two 2-ounce patties, smashed down on the griddle until they’re essentially just crust, but retaining moisture. If this is your preferred type of burger, then you probably agree with Kansas City native Calvin Trillin, who proclaimed it one of the best burgers in the world. Get cheese, order a limeade and fries, take in your surroundings, and enjoy what Hamburger America’s George Motz calls "the perfect diner eating experience."

-Dan Myers



  • Best hamburger in KC!
  • A Kansas City tradition - since 1940. Best onion rings in town.
  • Never let your waiter leave, they wont come back.
  • forget the ketchup, dip the fries in a 'special' chocolate good
  • Great burgers & Onion rings .Cool desing from early 50's. If you will order Skyscaper Shake staff will sing a song at your table .
  • Great for breakfast. Good basics (pancakes, eggs, etc), cheap!
  • Onion rings. Order them.
  • Food was awesome! Service was good! 50-50 was hot & the onion rings melted in my mouth. Topped it off with a banana split. It was worth stumbling in there after I couldn't find my meeting last night!!
  • Best diner food in all of the United States! Nothing compares. Go for the grilled cheese on wheat if you're not feeling a burger!
  • Good times good service
  • Winsteads has been a Kansas City staple since 1940. Perfecting the steakburger for generations, Winsteads serves up flattened patties with crisp crusts of ground steak.
  • Jennifer literally has no idea what she is doing worst service.
  • Whaddaya doing ordering a grilled cheese without tomato?
  • Great burgers and shakes. French fries, i could care less about.
  • Best cherry limeades ever!!
  • The chick who works the drive through is the rudest person I've ever met
  • This is the best burger in KC...Sorry Town Topic
  • Summer L. is a drama queen. Jennifer rules.
  • Best burger joint in KC!
  • Get a Skyscraper shake!

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