Westport Flea Market

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! Ourburger 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. 

Come celebrate Labor Day at the Flea!

Before you say goodbye to summer, come out to Westport Flea Market and go out with a bang to celebrate Labor Day! Bring your friends and family and enjoy some cold beer and of course, the best burger in KC. Enjoy a fun and relaxing day on our patio!

You and your friends can enjoy pool, shuffle board, arcade games, and foosball! The Flea has some amazing food and don’t forgot about all the beer. We have 44 beers on tap, so be sure to have some beer while your chowing down on a burger!

Come to Westport Flea Marketing and celebrate Labor Day with us! We can’t wait to see you all there!

KC Mayors Honor the Flea

Mayor Wheeler at the Flea

The Flea has hosted many visitors over the years but it’s always been an exceptional honor for The Flea to host “his Honor” the Mayor of Kansas City. Or we should we say, “His Honors” – as the Westport Flea Market seems to be a favorite of multiple past Kansas City Mayors!

It all began with Charles Wheeler, who was Kansas City’s 49th Mayor and served two terms from 1971-1979. Mayor Wheeler earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas, his law degree from UMKC, served in both the Navy and Air Force and was elected as Missouri State Senator in 2002. During his two consecutive terms as Mayor of Kansas City, Dr. Wheeler was responsible for so many great achievements that Kansas City business magazine Ingram’s noted that “many regard this as the last golden age of Kansas City.” Wheeler has been coming to The Flea for over 20 years – and not only has an airport named after him (Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport), he even has a table (with a plaque) named after him at The Flea! Born and raised here in KC, maybe it’sonly natural for Kansas City’s best burger to be his Honor’s favorite!

Photo autographed by Mayor Berkley at the Flea

Another fan of The Flea is past Mayor Dick Berkley, who served as Kansas City’s mayor from 1979 to1991, making him the longest serving mayor in Kansas City history! During his time as mayor, he was responsible for over 700 capital improvement projects – including the expansion of Bartle Hall Convention Center and the revitalization of the Quality Hill neighborhood. On a signed photo of he and his wife Sandy hanging on a wall at The Flea, Mayor Berkley exclaims: “Great burgers – great friends – great for Kansas City!” We couldn’t agree more, Mr. Mayor!

Letter from Mayor Funkhouser

Mark Funkhouser was Kansas City’s 53rd Mayor, serving from 2007-2011. Prior to being elected, Mr. Funkhouser received multiple degrees, including his PhD from UMKC, and was also Kansas City’s auditor for 18 years. His motto was, “A city that works for regular folks.” In 2008, Mayor Funkhouser attended the Grand Opening of The Flea’s Buffalo Room – we even have photos and a personal letter from his Honor in that room to this day!

 

Mayor Sly at The Flea

Kansas City’s current mayor, Sylvester James, has also been a visitor to The Flea! Mayor Sly grew up on the East side of Kansas City, received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Kansas City’s own Rockhurst College, then earned his Juris Doctor degree from Minnesota Law School.

Since his election in 2011, Mayor James has focused his efforts on making Kansas City best in 4 areas: education, employment, efficiency and enforcement. Mayor Sly has even made an appearance at the Kansas City Tiger Club – a weekly luncheon for Mizzou alumni hosted at the Flea each and every Tuesday at 11:30.

The Westport Flea Market is Kansas City’s quirky, funky, 30+ year old local-dining institution – and there is a lot of nostalgia and local history that comes along with that. Next time you’re having Kansas City’s best burger at The Flea, be sure to stop by to say hi to Mayor Wheeler – he visits most every day – and check out the photos on the wall of other past mayors and dignitaries we’ve been honored to serve. You just never know who you’ll see at The Flea!

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Feast Magazine Names Westport Flea Market “Best Burger” 2017!

Feast Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards have been announced and Westport Flea Market was voted the “Best Burger” for 2017! That’s right, for the 3rd year in a row, Feast Magazine has honored the Flea Market as having the Best Burger in Kansas City!

Feast Magazine says, “Westport Flea Market is a sentimental favorite that’s been dishing up burgers, patty melts, and other pub grub for more than 30 years. In addition to it’s signature McGonigle’s Market beef burgers, the restaurant and bar also continues to win over generations of Kansas Citians with its relaxed counter-service atmosphere and ridiculously cheap drink specials.”

They aren’t the only ones that have rated our burger the best in KC. The Flea’s list of accolades includes recognition from The Pitch, The Food Network, Urban Spoon, Food and Wine Magazine and several others. Many publications, many burgers and many years of Best Burger Awards tend to add up after a while – in fact, this makes it over 30 years the Flea has been recognized as the Best Burger in town!

Never tried Kansas City’s Best Burger? Do your tastebuds a favor and stop by the Flea to try one for yourself! We’ll cook one up for you just the way you like any day of the week!

Summer Specials at the Flea!

The Westport Flea Market has plenty of entertainment! Summer is flying by, so gather up your friends and block off the calendar. You still have time to make this summer the best one yet! The Flea is full of deals that you don’t want to miss out on!

HAPPY HOUR
Monday- Friday 2PM- 6PM
$2 PBR, Miller Lite, Coors Light & Flying Monkey Amber Ale Drafts
$2 Well Cocktails
$4 Jameson shots
With the purchase of any food item (per person, dine in only)

MONDAY
$11.99 Steak Night | 5PM- Close
8 PBR Pitchers | 9 PM- Midnight

TUESDAY
Buy One Burger Get One for 37¢ | All Day
$2.50 PBR, Miller Lite & Coors Light drafts | 5 PM- Close

WEDNESDAY
$8.99 Chicken Fried Steak | All Day
$3.50 Well Cocktails | 5 PM- Close
$2.50 Late Night Trivia Winner Special

THURSDAY
$8.99 Meatball Grinder | All Day
$4.15 Select Import & Craft Drafts | 6 PM- Close
$2.50 Late Night Trivia Winner Special

FRIDAY
$9.99 Beer Battered Catfish | All Day
$10.50 Long Island Iced Tea Pitchers | 6 PM- Close

SATURDAY
$8.99 BBQ Brisket Sandwich | All Day
3.85 ‘Marys & ‘Ritas | All Day

SUNDAY
$4.99 Market Taco Trio | All Day
3.85 ‘Marys & ‘Ritas | All Day
½ OFF All Burgers & Alcohol | 8 PM- Close

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Celebrate the 4th at the Flea!

Declare your independence from cooking over a hot grill this year! Come to Westport Flea Market and enjoy a fun and laid back atmosphere, have a cold one, chow down on Kansas City’s best burger, and watch some fireworks on our patio!

The whole family can enjoy pool, shuffleboard, and arcade games! Not only do we have the best burger in Kansas City, but we’ve also got hot dogs, fried chicken, and BBQ. It doesn’t get much more American than that! Plus, have you checked out our taps lately? Try a new beer to wash down that burger – we’ve got 44 of them!

Come to Westport Flea Market and celebrate America’s freedom! We’re located in the heart of Westport where you can enjoy a nice summer breeze, some great food, beer, people, and fireworks!