Best of Kansas City: Winners of our iFamilyKC Readers’ Favorites Awards

We are SO excited to announce our 2019 iFamilyKC Readers’ Favorites!

Explore the BEST of KC in 100 categories.

Find the best restaurants, destinations, shopping, health care providers and more in Kansas City.  We’ve got real recommendations from real KC parents. 

Our readers spoke and these are their favorite resources for their families. iFamilyKC Readers' Favorites 2019

Best of Kansas City

After literally thousands of votes, below are the Best of Kansas City 2019 – voted #1 by you.

Congratulations to all the WINNERS of our iFamilyKC Readers Favorites 2019 Awards!

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best theater summer camp in kc

Best Theater Summer Camp: Kansas City Young 


3732 Main St. • Kansas City, MO

(816) 531-4022


best doula in kc

Best Doula: Vanessa Flood, Birthing & Beyond

Serves families in the Kansas City Metro & Johnson County.

(913) 485-0298


best ceramics in kc

Best Ceramics/Pottery Studio: Paint, Glaze, & Fire

12683 Metcalf • Overland Park, KS  

(913) 661-2529 


best orthodontist in kc

Best Orthodontist: Fry Orthodontics

Missouri: Lee’s Summit, Raytown, Northland

Kansas: Overland Park, South Overland Park, Olathe, Northwest Olathe, Shawnee, Prairie Village, Ottawa, Leavenworth

(913) 469-9191


best toy store in kc

Best Toy Store: US Toy Store

12070 Metcalf Ave. • Overland Park, KS

(913) 642-8247


best kids hair salon in kcBest Kids Hair Salon: Shear Madness

119th & BlackBob • Olathe, KS

(913) 780-4404

Chipman & Blue Pkwy • Lee’s Summit, MO

(816) 347-1920

Hwy 152 by Old Chicago Pizza • Shoal Creek Village 

(816) 482-3883


best childrens boutique in kcBest Children’s Boutique: Wild Child Upscale Children’s Resale

630 NE 291 Hwy • Lees Summit, MO

(816) 554-1009

915 W Liberty Dr • Liberty, MO

(816) 883-8893


Best Lice Treatment:  Lice Clinics of America – Heartland          

6 Victory Lane Ste 5 • Liberty, MO       

(620) 206-1045                                                            

801 N. Mur-Len Rd. Suite 105 • Olathe, KS 

(913) 320-1096

4125 SW Twilight Dr. • Topeka, KS 

(785) 329-0652                                                                                                                   


Best Horseback Riding Lessons: Sunset Trails Stables

2100 SE Ranson Rd. • Lee’ Summit, MO

(816) 554-7699


Best Plumber AND Best Electrician: Bob Hamilton Plumbing, Heating, AC, Rooter & Electrician 

7899 E. Frontage Rd. • Overland Park, KS 

(913) 227-4943


Best Nanny/Babysitting: Nannies of Kansas City

(913) 341-6447


The Best in Kansas City:

Best Live ShowStarlight Theatre
Best MuseumScience City/Union Station
Best KC AttractionThe Kansas City Zoo
Best Family-Friendly FestivalKC Renaissance Festival
Best Date NightCountry Club Plaza
Best KC HotelGreat Wolf Lodge
Best Movie TheaterB&B Theatres
Best Shopping CenterLegends Outlets
Best Pop-Up Consignment SaleJust Between Friends
Best Consignment ShopOnce Upon A Child
Best Children’s BoutiqueWild Child
Best Boutique for MomsTea Ella
Best Sporting Goods StoreScheels
Best KC Toy StoreUS Toy
Best Baby StoreTarget
Best LibraryJohnson County Public Library System
Best PlaygroundPenguin Park
Best Indoor Play PlaceSky Zone
Best Toddler Play PlaceLittle Monkey Biz
Best Birthday Party VenueSky Zone
Best Party EntertainmentMain Event
Best Birthday CakeHy-Vee
Best DaycareCreative World
Best Private SchoolPembroke Hill School
Best Montessori SchoolBrookridge Day School
Best Mom’s Day Out/Part-Time Preschool Brookridge Day School
Best Drop-In DaycareSpectrum Station
Best TutorKumon
Best Educational Enrichment CenterScience City
Best Art ClassesNelson Atkins
Best Drama/Theater ProgramThe Coterie Theatre
Best After School ActivityBoys & Girls Club
Best Ceramics/Pottery StudioPaint, Glaze, & Fire
Best Music LessonsMeyer’s Music
Best Sports Programi9 Sports
Best Horseback Riding LessonsSunset Trails Stables
Best Swim SchoolYMCA
Best Dance Studio Leigh’s School of Dance
Best Gymnastics Center (tie)Mercury Gymnastics AND Integrity Gymnastics
Best Cheer & TumblingGage Center – Great American Gymnastics Express
Best Martial Arts/KarateKo’s Black Belt Academy
Best Educational Summer CampBrookridge Day School
Best Art Summer CampWolf Creek Art Studio
Best Theater Summer CampKansas City Young Audiences
Best Sports Summer CampYMCA
Best Bowling AlleyMain Event
Best Kids Eat Free RestaurantRed Robin
Best Drive-Thru for FamiliesChick-Fil-A
Best Pizza in Kansas CityMinsky’s
Best Fried ChickenStroud’s
Best BBQ in Kansas CityJoe’s KC
Best DonutsLamar’s Donuts
Best Sushi in Kansas CityRA Sushi
Best Chinese RestaurantBo-Lings
Best Mexican RestaurantJose Peppers
Best Burger in KC5 Guys
Best Brunch in Kansas CityFirst Watch
Best CoffeeStarbucks
Best Family RestaurantFritz’s Railroad Restaurant
Best Farmer’s MarketCity Market/River Market
Best Nanny/BabysittingNannies of KC
Best Computer RepairGeek Squad/Best Buy 
Best Car WashBelfonte’s Car Wash
Best Mechanic/Auto RepairDoug’s Auto Repair & Doc’s Auto Sales
Best A/C RepairAnthony Plumbing Heating & Cooling
Best Appliance RepairAB May
Best ElectricianBob Hamilton Electric
Best HandymanBob the Handyman
Best Lawn CareRyan’s Lawn & Tree
Best PlumberBob Hamilton
Best VeterinarianMission Vet Emergency & Specialty 
Best GroomerPetSmart
Best Pet Sitting/Boarding ServiceDog Pawz PlayNStay
Best PediatricianPriority Care Pediatrics
Best Adult Primary CareDr. Kimberly Cater – St. Luke’s
Best ChiropractorRejuvenate KC
Best DermatologistChildren’s Mercy
Best AllergistChildren’s Mercy
Best Pediatric DentistShoal Creek Pediatric Dentistry
Best General DentistShoal Creek Dental Care
Best OrthodontistFry Orthodontics
Best ENT (Ear, Nose, & Throat)Children’s Mercy
Best ER for ChildrenChildren’s Mercy
Best ER for AdultsSaint Luke’s Health System
Best Urgent Care for ChildrenChildren’s Mercy
Best Urgent Care for AdultsSaint Luke’s Health System
Best Place to Give BirthAdventHealth Birth Center Shawnee Mission
Best SonogramsKU Medical Center
Best DoulaBirthing Beyond – Vanessa Flood
Best Lice TreatmentHealthy Heads Lice Removal
Best Workout/Fitness CenterPlanet Fitness
Best Local Meal DeliveryDoorDash
Best Real Estate AgentMikki Armstrong – Reece Nichols
Best Travel AgentAAA Travel
Best Family PhotographerPortrait Innovations
Best Kids Hair SalonShear Madness
Best Place to Get Your Child’s Ears PiercedClaire’s
Best SpaMassage Heights
Best Nail SalonNail Perfection


We hope to results of Best in Kansas City help your family find great services & things to do in town. 

Let us know which of your favorites won in the comments!

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