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Winstead's - 34 Reviews - 1200 Main St, Kansas City, MO - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (816) 221-3339


1200 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 221-3339
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The fries are great and always fresh, and I also like the hamburgers (though I don't like thick meat, so be warned). Definitely a place to eat in, because everything gets soggy if...


I agree that the malts, shakes , and skyscrapers are tasty and nostalgic. But, the hamburgers are too thin.

Really poor service 3/29/2009

My family recently visited the Plaza location. The service was the worst I have ever encountered in a restaurant. We won't go back. Cons: terrible service more

I like it. 6/17/2004

The fries are great and always fresh, and I also like the hamburgers (though I don't like thick meat, so be warned). Definitely a place to eat in, because everything gets soggy if you go to the drive-through. Pros: made to order (fresh), drinks/shakes, fries Cons: , thin meat more

Good Burgers 5/3/2004

I love Winstead's! I grew up on them and that is the reason i love them. The thick onion and the sauce is just great. Also the frosty malt is wonderful! more

better than average 9/8/2003

Although i never feel like i get my moneys worth, it's nice to get a decent burger with taste served on real plates instead of paper. Pros: taste, real plates Cons: burger size, price more

Ms. Beverly Bowlin 6/6/2003

I was born in Kansas City. My girlfriends and I used to cruise Winsteads and the Plaza. There is no other hamburger in the world like Winsteads, and definitely no other chocolate shake. Wendy's comes about as close, but not the same. Even after my father's funeral, we went to Winsteads (a sentimental journey). Thank you. Pros: Hamburgers, Shakes, Tradition Cons: Crowded, Not enough space, Needs decor update more

skinney burgers 2/8/2003

I like these burgers, but I would like to see tomatoes offerd also!!!! Pros: malts good, prices fair Cons: not a lot on menu more

Good food. Good Service. Good people. 2/7/2003

Has been a very good and consistent restaurant for quality food and service. First visit to original Winstead's (on the Plaza) was early 1950's. Good family atmosphere and a Kansas City landmark. more

over rated 2/7/2003

way to bland, food had no taste and was over priced more

Winstead's not instead 2/4/2003

I agree that the malts, shakes , and skyscrapers are tasty and nostalgic. But, the hamburgers are too thin. more


Winstead's had a unique and genuine feeling to it. And had world class hamburgers and cherry limeades. They have excellent and fast service. The waitresses are always nice as possible. And the prices are reasonable. more

Kicks Butt Big Time 12/13/2002

Winsteads is ""the"" most reliable great burger in Kansas City. It's really not a burger but a ""steak""burger. This is the place to go to insure a great meal. Another good selection on the Winsteads menu is the fried chicken sandwitch with honey mustard sauce. This sandwitch will send you into satisfaction fits. No exageration! Steve Douglas more

over rated 12/13/2002

food is good but nothing special. Service at times the workers are very rushed or not enough of them more

yummy 12/13/2002

so yummy you can actually eat more than one and not be full more

super dee duper 12/13/2002

This has to be the best place to eat in the world! Great food, great service, great fun! more

Boring food, overdone theme. 12/5/2002

Way too expensinve for a burger that is only 1/8 inch thick... burgers are dry and boring. Fountain isn't even that great. Pros: its not McDonald's Cons: expensive, thin burgers, boring theme more

Malt Shop Burgers 12/3/2002

Perfect amount of burger, onion and special sauce. The winstead burger is great, and with a chocolate shake on the side, even better. Great atmosphere that brings you back in time. more

Not the greatest burger in KC! 11/15/2002

I'm not going to be spending 7 bucks on a greasy very thin burger and fries and coke. The food is not worth the price you pay. The only thing that is good here is the onion rings Cons: EXPENSIVE more

Simply The BestG 11/5/2002

The most famous hamburger in the Kansas City area. A tripple with pmk and a cherry limeade or a chocolate or cherry coke. You will not find a better burger in the Kansas City. Pros: Good Burgers, Great Price, Good Parking Cons: Service is slow more

Reason to become a stay at home mom. 11/1/2002

Winstead's is good for the gathering of yester-year, nostalgic driven people. Pros: Reasonable price Cons: Throughly overrated, Paper thin meat, outdated more

Over-Rated & Over-Priced 11/1/2002

Wafer-thin patties of super-lean ground beef do not necessarily make for a tasty sandwich. This is perhaps the most over-rated restaurant in America thanks to a certain former KC native turned national restaurant critic. I'd rather have a plain McDonalds kids meal burger than Winsteads in part because its cheaper and better bang for the buck. Winsteads is only fairly tasty. But even though the meat is lean (ground steak??) they add grease on the grill so there is still fat/grease to contend with. To get a burger where you can taste the meat though you need the triple decker. It ain't cheap. Fries are decent, but the Onion Rings are super. Shakes are only fair. Used to be great when made from real ice-cream instead of an ice-cream mix. Limeades are still good. more
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  • Producing signature steakburgers since the 1940s, there are generations of regulars that frequent this old burger and malt joint.

  • 8/18/2003 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 7am-4pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central Business District - Downtown