Best Burger in MO in KC Business Journal

“Perhaps it’s time for me to get a job at Thrillist?” asks Andrew Vaupel, Kansas City Business Journal writer.

Vaupel refers to the recent “Best Burger in Every State in America” list by Thrillist, who recently named Westport Flea Market’s Patty Melt Burger the best burger in Missouri!

Vapul goes on to say: “Without further ado, Thrillist named Westport Flea Market Bar & Grill’s patty melt as the best hamburger in all of Missouri. Here’s what they had to say about it:

The burger at Five Bistro in St. Louis was hard to beat. But Westport Flea Market, which is really less a flea market (check out the wacky cages in the front!) and more of a bar, just managed to take the top spot with their McGonigle’s Market beef burger. I like the patty melt here because it takes 5.5 oz of that McGonigle beef and throws it on toasted rye with Swiss and grilled onions. But if you want a challenge, the Super Flea is five 10 oz burgers topped with bacon, cheese, and 2 lbs of fries. Eat it in 30 minutes and you’ll get a T-shirt, your picture on the wall, AND ALSO MAYBE DIE. Which is maybe why, as I said, we’re fans of the patty melt.

The burger joint, 817 Westport Road, also has been featured on the Food Network’s “Meat and Potatoes” and tops Urban Spoon and The Pitch‘s listings too.”

Have you tried our Patty Melt? Now’s the time to stop in and taste the best in the state!

Our Patty Melt Makes Thrillist’s Best Burger in Missouri!

Featured on Food NetworkHere at the Flea, we’re known for having KC’s best burger – time and time again. We’ve also been featured on Food Network’s “Meat and Potatoes.” And now Thrillist, a site that isobsessed with everything that’s worth caring about in food, drink, and travel,” recently sent their team across the U.S. to find the best burger in each state. We’re thrilled to announce that when they came to Missouri, our Patty Melt took the cake!

“The burger at Five Bistro in St. Louis was hard to beat. But Westport Flea Market, which is really less a flea market (check out the wacky cages in the front!) and more of a bar, just managed to take the top spot with their McGonigle’s Market beef burger. I like the patty melt here because it takes 5.5oz of that McGonigle beef and throws it on toasted rye with Swiss and grilled onions. But if you want a challenge, the Super Flea is five 10oz burgers topped with bacon, cheese, and 2lbs of fries. Eat it in 30 minutes and you’ll get a T-shirt, your picture on the wall, AND ALSO MAYBE DIE. Which is maybe why, as I said, we’re fans of the patty melt.”

And in case there was any doubt, Thrillist notes:

“Note: this was not just a list compiled from other lists which were compiled from other lists until you’ve reached the end of the Internet. If we didn’t eat it personally, one of our other National Food/Drink editors or City editors or contributing writers did. We tried to show our work whenever possible, and give credit to others in the running. But at the end of the day, we think we’ve got a case for a burger you’re going to love in every single state in the Union. And if you disagree, let us know in the comments. We’ll happily come eat more burgers.”

To that we say, there’s plenty of Missouri’s “Best Burger” to go around! Stop in today and see  – taste for yourself!

Live Entertainment at the Flea Market

End off your weekend right with live music at the Westport Flea Market!  Every Sunday we offer free live music, along with half price burgers and

Westport Flea Market Banquets

Westport Flea Market Banquets

alcohol. So while you’re playing pool or foosball and enjoying Kansas City’s best burgers you get to also listen to the most talented local bands in the KC area.

Also, check out our performance venue, The Buffalo Room. We have a range of upcoming events such as open mic nights, play readings, and comedy shows. Check out our February calendar for a list of all events and times.

While enjoying a delicious cocktail from our drink specialists, don’t forget to order some toasted ravioli to go with our 5 patty burger.  It will make it an unforgettable night.

WFM=BMV. Valentine’s at the Flea!

fleavdayNo high-falootin country-club-district eatery expresses the “Be my valentine” sentiment more authentically than the Westport Flea Market. Spending Valentine’s Day at The Flea says, “I’m comfortable with you, my beloved, and I know you don’t need fancy valets and white tablecloths to window-dress my affection.”

Valentine’s at The Flea creates mystery and intrigue; perhaps you’re saving extra nickels for a honeymoon trip to an exotic port of call, or maybe a rare and priceless diamond is in store. No matter, the secret is yours (a wink and a nod should suffice).

2015-02-10_1643In the meantime, treat l’objet de l’affection to a tasty Flea burger made with McGonigle’s finest! And pairing with an icy cold brew from one of The Flea’s 44 tap beers gently whisper, “Amore!”

No gift? No worries. The Flea has options. From T-shirts, to hats and gift certificates, we’ve got you covered. Pinball, video games and fooseball? Yes, yes and yes! All SWAK and a sweetheart selfie out front with the Burger Mobile and it’s a wrap!

This Valentine’s Day, rediscover the joy and magic of unabashed authenticity. In a comfortable environment that inspires a special kind of connection – the kind of connection that led mom and dad to say, “I do.”  Available Valentine’s Day, and everyday, only at the Westport Flea Market.

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KC Bloggers Take a Bite Out of the Flea

Kansas Citians are serious about the Flea – and we’ve got the local bloggers to prove it!

A few of KC’s well known food bloggers have stopped in to the Flea – and enjoyed every bite. Here are some of their thoughts on our charming little bar and grill in the heart of Westport.

eat_it_kansas_city_shanley_cox1After visiting us, Shanley Cox, blogger for “Eat it, Kansas City” said,

“The meat is seasoned and cooked so perfectly I couldn’t be bothered by bread and lettuce. I understand now why these burgers are so beloved – the real magic is what’s going on between those buns. And Kansas City agrees…It might’ve been my first trip to The Flea, but I guaran-dang-tee it won’t be my last. ” Read more from Shanley by clicking here.

eatingJohn Leach from “Eating Awesomeness” notes:

“This place seemed to straddle the line between quirky and kooky. But they could not be all that lost, they do use McGonigle’s ground chuck for their burgers, after all…Everyone there was very helpful and friendly throughout the process…I liked the quirkiness of it.” Read the full story by clicking here.

Jerry R. from “Cow Town Chow” said:CTC-Logo

“Year after year patrons flock to the unassuming building on the outskirts of Westport to devour burgers comprised of a secret blend of meat provided by legendary Kansas City butcher shop McGonigle’s meats of Waldo. In the day and age of trendy foods and restaurants, there is one Kansas City institution that found a recipe for success that has stood the test of time.  Part one is to have really good food, Part two is create an environment that customers enjoy and want to return to.  The Westport Flea Market has both of these figured out.” Read the full story by clicking here.

Stop in tonight and let us know what you think about the Flea!

 

Day and Night Happenings at the Flea!

There’s always something going on at the Flea! Check out our daily happenings below and put ’em on your calendar now!

Mondays

HAPPY HOUR | 2 PM – 6 PM: “44 for $1.50″: 44 beers on tap for just $1.50 with the purchase of ANY food item!*

KIDS EAT FREE! With an adult purchase. Kids menu items only.

SENIOR DISCOUNT NIGHT Half off food items.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL | 9 PM – Midnight: $4 PBR Pitchers (1/3 off)

Tuesdays

HAPPY HOUR | 2 PM – 6 PM: “44 for $1.50″: 44 beers on tap for just $1.50 with the purchase of ANY food item!*

5 PM – Close: $2.25 Domestic Draws $3.25 Wells

7PM | CHESS CLUB

Wednesdays

HAPPY HOUR | 2 PM – 6 PM: “44 for $1.50″: 44 beers on tap for just $1.50 with the purchase of ANY food item!*

TRIVIA NIGHT | 8PM

  • $5 per person – up to 10 people per team
  • Register one hour before
  • We play for CASH!
  • Come early to get a table!

5 PM – Close: $3.25 Wells | Late Night Trivia Winner special $2.25

Thursdays

HAPPY HOUR | 2 PM – 6 PM: “44 for $1.50″: 44 beers on tap for just $1.50 with the purchase of ANY food item!*

TRIVIA NIGHT | 9PM

  • $5 per person – up to 10 people per team
  • Register one hour before
  • We play for CASH!
  • Come early to get a table!

5 PM – Close: Select Import and Microbrew Drafts for $3.75 | Late Night Trivia Winner special $2.25

Fridays

HAPPY HOUR | 2 PM – 6 PM: “44 for $1.50″: 44 beers on tap for just $1.50 with the purchase of ANY food item!*

Karaoke with Tony Trujillo! Come see what all the fuss is about and be a star @ 9p!

Saturdays

All Day: ‘Marys & ‘Ritas $3.50

Karaoke with Tony Trujillo! Come see what all the fuss is about and be a star @ 9p!

Sundays

All Day: ‘Marys & ‘Ritas $3.50

REHAB – 8 PM – Close: All Burgers and All Alcohol 1/2 OFF

LIVE MUSIC | 8PM

And of course, don’t forget to check out what’s happening at THE BUFFALO ROOM for KC’s local talent!