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National Take Your Son or Daughter to Work Day = Kids Eat Free!

Each year, on the fourth Thursday of April, millions of parents participate in National Take Your Son or Daughter to Work Day! The kids are sure to work up an appetite learning all about what Mom or Dad does while they’re normally at school all day. What better lunch break than enjoying the best burger in Kansas City?! On Thursday, April 26th, 2018, we invite you to come out to the Flea for lunch where kids eat for FREE!

Flea burgers are made fresh – with only the finest beef from hometown legend, McGonigle’s Market. Then the Flea burger-ologists add our top secret special seasoning and cook them up just the way you like ‘em! From rare to deep dark, we serve them up just the way you like ‘em!

We’ve also got all the entertainment you and your little one could need – complete with arcade games, shuffleboard, foosball and pool! Come to Westport Flea Marketing and celebrate National Take Your Son or Daughter to Work Day with us! We can’t wait to see you all!

Offer valid April 26th, 2018 only. 

10th Annual Kegs and Eggs at The Flea!

Kick off St. Patty’s weekend right at the Flea’s 10th Annual Kegs and Eggs!

A good St. Patrick’s day brunch is like a four leaf clover, very hard to find! Luckily at Westport Flea Market we’ve got you covered. Come early this St. Patty’s and enjoy the Flea’s special breakfast buffet and green beer for just $12! (With a deal like this, your luck may never run out!)

Bring a friend (or make new ones!) at Kegs and Eggs, St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17, from 7am-10am. It’s the perfect warm-up for the 46th annual Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day parade! So put on your best green attire and get your Irish full-on by starting your St. Pat’s Day celebration in style, with Kegs and Eggs at the one and only Flea!

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The Flea Named Best Burger in KC by KMBC 9 News!

KMBC 9 News recently asked their Facebook and Twitter followers to let them know where to get KC’s best burger. After receiving over 5,000 votes, Westport Flea Market received several hundred votes from Kansas Citians on KMBC 9’s posts! “Served with a healthy side of atmosphere, nostalgia, local history and a stubborn resistance to change, you’ve not had a burger in Kansas City until you’ve had the Flea Market burger – 10 ounces of hamburger heaven,” said KMBC 9.

Here at the Westport Flea Market, we like to call ourselves the Kansas City Burger Headquarters – we’ve been named KC’s Best Burger by Feast Magazine, The Pitch, Thrillist Magazine, Food and Wine Magazine,and we’ve even been featured on The Food Network! In fact, we’ve been voted best burger in KC for over 30 years!

“Our grill is 35-years-old. We call it Old Betsy. She just hums every day. She knocks out burger after burger after burger, said Westport Flea Market owner, Joe Zwillenberg. “We’re kind of a no-frills place, you’ll see construction workers sitting next to folks in three-piece suits. We welcome everyone here.”

Never had KC’s Best Burger? No worries! Do your taste buds a solid, stop by Westport Flea Market anytime and let us (and Old Betsy!) fix one up just how you like it!

Visit Westport Flea Market During KC Restaurant Week!

National Hamburger DayJoin Westport Flea Market during KC Restaurant Week and enjoy Kansas City’s Best Burger! We’ve been serving up the best burgers for over 30 years now. Starting Friday, January 12th through Sunday, January 22nd, a portion of proceeds raised will be donated to help benefit The Kansas City Regional Destination Development Foundation, the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association Education Foundation, as well as Kansas City Community Gardens.

The menu for the Flea Market will include a lunch and dinner special! The lunch special will be two mini-market burgers (featuring 5 ½ oz. of McGonigles ground chunk), plus your choice of two sides ($15).  The dinner special will be two Flea Burgers (featuring 10 oz. of McGonigles ground chunk), plus your choice of two sides and two ice cold beers ($33)! Our burgers are seasoned and grilled to perfection – you can’t go wrong!

Want more from Westport Flea Market? Join our VIP Club to receive regular email updates and seasonal specials! Come out to Westport Flea Market for restaurant week and support your city! Hope to see you all there!

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Flea Burger Mobile gets a Makeover

Flea regulars have undoubtedly noticed our rolling tribute to the home of the best burger in Kansas City – the one and only Westport Flea Market Burger Mobile. Some call this lean burger machine the eighth wonder of the world – a veritable art show on wheels. Others know the Burger Mobile as a quirky pied piper that leads ravenous followers back to 817 Westport Road – the one and only home of KC’s Best Burger.

Insiders simply refer to our one of a kind ride as the burger-mobile. In the decade or so since we commissioned the burger beast, it’s been in countless parades, driven hundreds of miles, appeared in numerous papers, magazines and online publications – and has been in more selfies than most anyone but a Kardashian.

But time takes its toll. The burger mobile need a little TLC. A few touch-ups, some fillers, a little paint – you know, nothing major, just some work to freshen our rolling media magnet for the next close-up. After all – when you serve the best burger in KC, your “burger-mobile” should be in tip-pest of top shape!

Many have asked how the Burger Mobile came to be. The story is simple. When the Flea’s owner, Joe, was jogging one morning while on a trip to New York, he saw a “veggie-mobile” cruising down 5th. Right then and there, he knew that a custom Burger Car would be a perfect addition to Westport Flea Market. Joe tracked down the custom car artist, a deal was struck and the Burger Mobile was born!

Fast forward a few years to 2017 and Joe decided it was time to bring Matt, the creator of the Burger Mobile, back to Kansas City for a few days for a tires-to-top-bun revamp. Artist Matt flew in from New York and spent a week in Kansas City this past summer giving the biggest baddest burger on wheels the summer sprucing up it deserved! Matt spent about two days researching where to find material and buy supplies.

Once he had everything he needed, the work began in earnest. Beyond a deep clean and cosmetic makeover, Matt also added more pickles and sesame seeds to the bun, painted the cheese and tomatoes – and basically gave our one of a kind beef car a complete makeover. Matt definitely worked his magic – and not only did he bring our burger-mobile back to life, he gave it a super-mojo-beef injection. Some say that late at night, when no one’s around, they’ve even seen the Burger Mobile up high in the sky taking a little fly!

We at the Flea can neither confirm or deny the late-night burger flights, but we’ve heard the rumors. Regardless, if you’ve not been by the Flea lately, stop by for KC’s Best Burger. And take a look at the refreshed Burger Mobile yourself. Heck, pose for a selfie if it’s your thing – the Burger Mobile loves fan pix – and even smiles for the paparazzi!


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Celebrate The Flea’s 37th Anniversary with $2.99 Burgers and Fries!

Westport Flea Market is turning 37 this year, and owner Joe Zwillenberg is in the mood to celebrate! The Flea is throwing back burger prices to the same as 1981, the year The Flea opened:  $2.99 Mini Burgers and Fries from September 18 through 20! Time to drop in and go back in time to 1981 – celebrating the birth of the Flea – and KC’s Best Burger!

Not only is Westport Flea Market celebrating their 37th anniversary, The Flea is also celebrating being ranked as the 37th Best Burger in the U.S. this summer by Thrillist Magazine on their list of the “100 Best Burgers in America”!

According to Thrilist National Burger Critic, Kevin Alexander, “The only burger place I ate at that also featured a car decorated to look exactly like a burger, and an arcade featuring the game Zoofari. And yet, somehow, the best part of this place is still the actual burger.”

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In celebration of our 37th year anniversary, we even gave our famous burger-mobile a makeover! Our burger car is so cool that it was featured on The Food Network’s “Meat and Potatoes” along with our delicious burger!  After all, shouldn’t the Kansas City restaurant with the city’s Best Burger have a Burger Mobile to parade around in style?

The Flea is Kansas City’s quirky, funky, 37-year-old local-dining institution. Boasting some of the country’s best made-to-order eats served up with a healthy side of atmosphere, nostalgia, local history, and a stubborn resistance to change.

Offer valid September 18-20, 2017 only.