Highest-rated cheap eats in Kansas City, according to Tripadvisor

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July 22, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Kansas City, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Kansas City that are listed as "cheap eats" on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#30. City Market Coffee House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (49 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: __305 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
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#29. Nguyen Pho and Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 500 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106-1201
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#28. Kaldi's Coffee

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 4771 Jefferson St Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64112-1884
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#27. Carollo's Gourmet Grocery, Deli, and Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (29 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Specialty Food Market, Italian
- Address: 9 E 3rd St, Kansas City, MO 64106-1004
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#26. Empanada Madness

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (58 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Latin, Venezuelan
- Address: 906 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-2341
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#25. Quay Coffee

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (55 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 411 Delaware St, Kansas City, MO 64105-1217
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#24. Sheridan's Lattes and Frozen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (60 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Address: 2450 Grand Blvd Ste 119, Kansas City, MO 64108-2535
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#23. Broadway Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 4106 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111-2604
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#22. Drunken Worm

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Bar
- Address: 1405 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111-4427
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#21. Parisi Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 30 W Pershing Rd Union Station, Kansas City, MO 64108-2410
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#20. Insomnia Cookies

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (55 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 503 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111-3011
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#19. Mildred's Coffeehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 1901 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1903
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#18. The Peanut

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (63 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 5000 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112-2755
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#17. City Diner

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (75 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 301 N Grand Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116
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#16. The Brick

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (95 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 1727 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1423
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#15. Longboards

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (77 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Hawaiian
- Address: 6269 N Oak Trfy, Kansas City, MO 64118-4749
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#14. El Pollo Rey

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (52 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Address: 901 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66105-1207
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#13. Habashi House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
- Address: 309 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105-1222
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#12. Pirate's Bone Burgers

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 2000 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1920
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#11. Niecie's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 6441 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64131-1229
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#10. D'Bronx

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (141 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
- Address: 2450 Grand Blvd Ste 124, Kansas City, MO 64108-2516
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#9. Happy Gillis Cafe & Hangout

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (97 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 549 Gillis St, Kansas City, MO 64106-1261
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#8. Pigwich

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (94 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 20 E 5th St Suite 101A, Kansas City, MO 64106-1102
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#7. Westport Flea Market

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (357 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 817 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111-3144
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#6. Tay's Burger Shack

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (91 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 1019 Armour Rd, North Kansas City, MO 64116-3617
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#5. Fritz's Railroad Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (751 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 2450 Grand Blvd Ste 1, Kansas City, MO 64108-2535
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#4. Winstead's Steakburger's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (336 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 101 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64112-1929
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#3. Town Topic Inc Sandwich Shops

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (193 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 2021 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64108-2065
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#2. Vietnam Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (154 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 522 Campbell St, Kansas City, MO 64106-1212
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#1. Cosentino's Market and Deli

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (469 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Specialty Food Market, American
- Address: 10 E 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64106-2924
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