Browse the top nominees in 103 categories based on votes from Best of Kansas City's A-List voters.
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Arts and Entertainment
1. Tivoli Cinemas (Midtown-Westport)
Nominee for: Best Indie Theater
"A hidden treasure. Great films amongst good restaurants."
2. The Nelson-Atkinds Museum of Art (Midtown-Westport)
Nominee for: Best Museum
"Our Family have enjoyed going to the Gallery, often. Especially, years back we appreicated the "Eternity Mirrors. In..."
3. Folly Theater (The Loop)
Nominee for: Best Theater
"It is within walking distance of where I live."
4. Kansas City Repertory Theater (Crossroads Arts District)
Nominee for: Best Theatre Group
"I love both the Spencer & the Copaken theater. Great addition to our city!"
5. Olathe Community Theater Association (Olathe, KS)
"Some of the best talent in the area appears on this stage. They are brave enough to do produce an eclectic season of..."
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1. A&B Car Star (Lawrence, KS)
Nominee for: Best Body Shop
"I recommend CARSTAR A&B Riverside. I have used them several times for my own vehicles - not only collision repair but..."
2. Santa Fe Auto Sound (Overland Park, KS)
Nominee for: Best Car Stereo
3. Gail's Harley-Davidson (Kansas City, MO)
Nominee for: Best Motorcycle Shop
"I have traveled to every state east of the Mississippi (except for N&S Carolina,MI,&LA) and about half of the states..."
4. Bob Allen Ford (Overland Park, KS)
Nominee for: Best Repair
"THERE SAYING IS THE DEALER IS WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERANCE. WELL THAT IS SO TRUE THEY DO MAKE THE DIFFERANCE. THEY ARE THE..."
5. V.I.P Car Wash (Overland Park, KS)
Nominee for: Best Car Wash
"They are the best in town... they really take the time to make sure your car looks great before you leave.. and the..."
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1. Colour Studio Salon (Mission, KS)
Nominee for: Best Hair Color
"Where do I start?! Colour Studio Salon was a godsend several years ago when I was desperate to find someone to cut..."
2. La Vita Bella Day Spa (Shawnee, KS)
Nominee for: Best Day Spa
"Very peaceful, friendly service, and best treatment ever - the back facial with Letha! Imagine back scratch, massage..."
3. DEYO FAHL SALON AND DEYO FAHL PRODUCT (The Loop)
Nominee for: Best Hair Salon
"Deyo Fahl Concept Salon is no doubt the absolute best salon in KC! You have professional stylists who know hair. You..."
4. Oasis Tan (Blue Springs, MO)
Nominee for: Best Tanning
"My favorite thing about Oasis Tan is that they offer different bed levels to meet the tanning needs of every skin type..."
5. Praxis Wellness (Prairie Village, KS)
Nominee for: Best Massage
"Matthew Voelker at Praxis Wellness has the ability to heal with his hands through positive energy –
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1. Corner Cafe (Riverside, MO)
Nominee for: Best Breakfast
"Everything I've ever had at Corner Cafe, no matter how big of a line they have out the door, is fantastic. I just wish..."
2. Westport Flea Market (Midtown-Westport)
Nominee for: Best Burger
"I love this place. Other places may make burgers just as good, but none better and certainly none of the other places..."
3. Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Lee's Summit, MO)
"We really Love this place for the best in burgers and seasoned fries. We only wish they would add milkshakes!
4. The Mixx (Kansas City, MO)
Nominee for: Best Healthy Lunch
"Okay, so it gets a little jammed up at the cash register, and it can be a pain to juggle everything you have to juggle..."
5. Minsky's Pizza (Independence, MO)
Nominee for: Best Pizza
"Minsky's famous Five Star Cheese Pizza is amazing! Our family loves to go and enjoy the sports broadcast on their many..."
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1. Cradles to Crayons (Liberty, MO)
Nominee for: Best Children's Clothing
2. Janie and Jack (Leawood, KS)
"I love the European influence, and I always find something that coordinates for children of both genders."
3. Birdies Swim and Lingerie (Crossroads Arts District)
Nominee for: Best Lingerie
"Birdies cultural coterie is the preferred place to find satin and lace..."
4. Trading Closets LLC (Overland Park, KS)
Nominee for: Best Vintage and Resale
"Trading Closets has everything a girl could possibly want...at great prices! I always find cute designer jeans and..."
5. Frankie & Jules (Overland Park, KS)
Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique
"alway have something new, great prices and selection. Close to home, no need to go to the mall. Both my tween..."
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1. Oklahoma Joe's BBQ (Kansas City, KS)
Nominee for: Best Barbeque
"Sooooo very yummy and so good. I was introduced to this not to long ago and I can say this is the best bbq hands down..."
2. Bo Lings (Kansas City, MO)
Nominee for: Best Chinese
"It's no Red Dragon but it still hits the spot. Best spring rolls around!"
3. Garozzo's (Columbus Park)
Nominee for: Best Italian
"If you'll looking for the best tasting italian food in KC...it's Garozzo's!! Superb cuisine, along with excellent..."
4. Mi Ranchito (Shawnee, KS)
Nominee for: Best Mexican
"Food Poisoning Chain Leader of Greater Kansas City!!!
Lenexa restaurant blames carbonated drinks for illness
5. Hereford House (Crossroads Arts District)
Nominee for: Best Steakhouse
"Excellent steaks! KC's finest. Great atmosphere. The original downtown location remains the best."
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Health and Fitness
1. The Pulse Performing Arts Center (Kansas City, MO)
Nominee for: Best Dance Studio
"Curtis and Brandon put so much of themselves into The Pulse. You feel their personal investment, talent and unique..."
2. The Pilates Center by Kahley (Overland Park, KS)
Nominee for: Best Pilates Studio
"My experience at The Pilates Center by Kahley has been a wonderful one! They are so friendly, yet they really strive..."
3. Kansas Siddhi Yoga Studios (Crossroads Arts District)
Nominee for: Best Yoga studio
"Kansas Siddhi Yoga provides an unparalleled environment with dedicated teachers to develop self-directed centering and..."
4. Martial Arts Institute (Overland Park, KS)
Nominee for: Best Martial Arts
"Our 5 1/2 year old son started Tae Kwon Do when he was 3. Master Justin does such a great job of teaching the kids not..."
5. Hitch Fit Personal Traning (Crown Center)
Nominee for: Best Gym
"Micah and Diana are ONE IN A MILLION and we are blessed to have them right in our backyard. How AWESOME is that..."
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1. Goodman Tailoring (Mission, KS)
Nominee for: Best Alterations and Tailoring
"I have been going here for years. I've had everything from Girl Scout patches sewn on uniforms to pants hemmed and..."
2. St. Joseph Early Education Center (Shawnee, KS)
Nominee for: Best Day Care
"My daughter attended St. Joe EEC for 3 years and absolutely loved it. Teachers in both the pre-school and child care..."
3. Arrow Fabricare (Midtown-Westport)
Nominee for: Best Dry Cleaning
"This is an outstanding, reputable company with many years of experience in cleaning. It is a family-owned business, and..."
4. Mc Guire Lock & Safe (Northland)
Nominee for: Best Locksmiths
"The staff at McGuire Lock is very knowledgeable and friendly. They always treat me like family! Whether it be having a..."
5. Chet's Lock & Key (Overland Park, KS)
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1. Barley's Brewhaus (Shawnee, KS)
Nominee for: Best Beer Selection
"The staff, location and beer selection are the best! Very close to hotel my company stays at Suburban Hotel in Lenexa!"
2. 75th Street Brewery (Kansas City, MO)
Nominee for: Best Brewpub
"The food and beer selection at 75th Street Brewery is amazing. Consistently high in quality and friendly staff make..."
3. Knuckleheads Saloon (Kansas City, MO)
Nominee for: Best Live Music Venue
"I first visited Knuckleheads in 2005 and am hooked! It has the most eclectic lineup of artists and possibly the best..."
4. The Blue Moose Bar and Grill (Prairie Village, KS)
Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar
"The 151st street location has a great patio. "
5. Tanner's Bar and Grill (Quality Hill)
Nominee for: Best Sports Bar
"The Best, now that it's non-smoking."
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1. Pawz at Play (Overland Park, KS)
Nominee for: Best Boarding
"Pawz is well designed having been a human daycare facility in its previous life. The staff is efficient, professional..."
2. Barkville (Parkville, MO)
Nominee for: Best Couture
"Whether you're looking for necessities or luxuries for your furball friends (currently, dogs & cats) Barkville has it..."
3. Brookside Barkery and Bath (Kansas City, MO)
Nominee for: Best Pet Supplies
"A staff that really knows what they're talking about. I can always get my questions answered and feel confident that my..."
4. The Dogs' Spot - Dog Training Center (Gladstone, MO)
Nominee for: Best Training
" Laura Devine applies heart, sound judgment, professionalism and lots of humor in her pet training courses. In the..."
5. No Worries Pet Care (Kansas City, MO)
Nominee for: Best Pet Sitting
"The owners of No Worries, Randy and Kristy Langle, and their employees are passionate and competent about caring for..."
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1. Stamper's, Ink (Shawnee, KS)
Nominee for: Best Arts & Crafts
"I love Stamper's, Ink! I stop in every chance I get when I'm in KC. They carry a HUGE variety of rubber stamps and..."
2. Rainy Day Books (Fairway, KS)
Nominee for: Best Bookstore
"This is what a bookstore should be. Knowledgeable staff willing to make a recommendation, and based on what they read..."
3. Sage and Daisy (Crown Center)
Nominee for: Best Gift Shop
"Great inviting store set up, very unique in design scheme will cute, modern, yet friendly. Served more than the KC MO..."
4. Zokahana flowers...naturally (Crossroads Arts District)
Nominee for: Best Florist
"Zokahana created the florals for our wedding and they were amazing. Our little girl was the flower girl and they..."
5. David Bickley Photography (Overland Park, KS)
Nominee for: Best Portrait Photography
"Having worked with David I can assure you that he is an amazing photographer to work with before, during and after a..."
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Specialty Food and Drink
1. Sweet City Cupcakes (Crossroads Arts District)
Nominee for: Best Bakery
"We ordered 2 dozen for my daughter's 2nd birthday- which was on Thanksgiving Day this year. SCC delivered the cupcakes..."
2. Scooter's (Plaza)
Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop
"The Overland Park KS location is nearby our apartment. The people that work there are so nice that we now count them..."
3. The Better Cheddar (Plaza)
Nominee for: Best Gourmet Grocery
"Great customer service, great selection. And it is locally owned !"
4. Mc Gonigle's Market (Kansas City, MO)
"McGonigle's wins hands down for its wide (and fresh, unlike other places) selections"
5. Sheridan's Lattes and Frozen Custard (Kansas City, MO)
Nominee for: Best Ice Cream Shop
"I first became a fan when my son's boy scout troop had their "field trip" at Sheridan's...they truly take their quality..."
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1. Above & Beyond Catering (Kansas City, MO)
Nominee for: Best Caterer
"Above and Beyond catered our wedding in May of 2009. Roxanne and Patrice were such a pleasure to work with. They knew..."
2. Floral Expressions By Raenelle (Mission, KS)
Nominee for: Best Flowers
"I was recently married in May and chose to use Raenelle as my florist. Raenelle was always quick to return my phone..."
3. Jeremy Arnold Photography (Overland Park, KS)
Nominee for: Best Photographer
"Jeremy's unique way of setting up a shot is so special. His pictures immediately command the viewer's attention and..."
4. You're Invited (Kansas City, MO)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Planner
"I simply cannot ever remember being treated as special as this team made me feel. From the creative approach to..."
5. Elite Sounds (The Loop)
Nominee for: Best DJ
"I used Elite Sounds for my wedding reception and it went flawless and smooth. DJ Craig was polite and professional and..."
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