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 Show Starlight Theatre
Best Museum Science City/Union Station
Best KC Attraction The Kansas City Zoo
Best Family-Friendly Festival KC Renaissance Festival
Best Date Night Country Club Plaza
Best KC Hotel Great Wolf Lodge
Best Movie Theater B&B Theatres
Best Shopping Center Legends Outlets
Best Pop-Up Consignment Sale Just Between Friends
Best Consignment Shop Once Upon A Child
Best Children’s Boutique Wild Child
Best Boutique for Moms Tea Ella
Best Sporting Goods Store Scheels
Best KC Toy Store US Toy
Best Baby Store Target
Best Library Johnson County Public Library System
Best Playground Penguin Park
Best Indoor Play Place Sky Zone
Best Toddler Play Place Little Monkey Biz
Best Birthday Party Venue Sky Zone
Best Party Entertainment Main Event
Best Birthday Cake Hy-Vee
Best Daycare Creative World
Best Private School Pembroke Hill School
Best Montessori School Brookridge Day School
Best Mom’s Day Out/Part-Time Preschool  Brookridge Day School
Best Drop-In Daycare Spectrum Station
Best Tutor Kumon
Best Educational Enrichment Center Science City
Best Art Classes Nelson Atkins
Best Drama/Theater Program The Coterie Theatre
Best After School Activity Boys & Girls Club
Best Ceramics/Pottery Studio Paint, Glaze, & Fire
Best Music Lessons Meyer’s Music
Best Sports Program i9 Sports
Best Horseback Riding Lessons Sunset Trails Stables
Best Swim School YMCA
Best Dance Studio  Leigh’s School of Dance
Best Gymnastics Center (tie) Mercury Gymnastics AND Integrity Gymnastics
Best Cheer & Tumbling Gage Center – Great American Gymnastics Express
Best Martial Arts/Karate Ko’s Black Belt Academy
Best Educational Summer Camp Brookridge Day School
Best Art Summer Camp Wolf Creek Art Studio
Best Theater Summer Camp Kansas City Young Audiences
Best Sports Summer Camp YMCA
Best Bowling Alley Main Event
Best Kids Eat Free Restaurant Red Robin
Best Drive-Thru for Families Chick-Fil-A
Best Pizza in Kansas City Minsky’s
Best Fried Chicken Stroud’s
Best BBQ in Kansas City Joe’s KC
Best Donuts Lamar’s Donuts
Best Sushi in Kansas City RA Sushi
Best Chinese Restaurant Bo-Lings
Best Mexican Restaurant Jose Peppers
Best Burger in KC 5 Guys
Best Brunch in Kansas City First Watch
Best Coffee Starbucks
Best Family Restaurant Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant
Best Farmer’s Market City Market/River Market
Best Nanny/Babysitting Nannies of KC
Best Computer Repair Geek Squad/Best Buy 
Best Car Wash Belfonte’s Car Wash
Best Mechanic/Auto Repair Doug’s Auto Repair & Doc’s Auto Sales
Best A/C Repair Anthony Plumbing Heating & Cooling
Best Appliance Repair AB May
Best Electrician Bob Hamilton Electric
Best Handyman Bob the Handyman
Best Lawn Care Ryan’s Lawn & Tree
Best Plumber Bob Hamilton
Best Veterinarian Mission Vet Emergency & Specialty 
Best Groomer PetSmart
Best Pet Sitting/Boarding Service Dog Pawz PlayNStay
Best Pediatrician Priority Care Pediatrics
Best Adult Primary Care Dr. Kimberly Cater – St. Luke’s
Best Chiropractor Rejuvenate KC
Best Dermatologist Children’s Mercy
Best Allergist Children’s Mercy
Best Pediatric Dentist Shoal Creek Pediatric Dentistry
Best General Dentist Shoal Creek Dental Care
Best Orthodontist Fry Orthodontics
Best ENT (Ear, Nose, & Throat) Children’s Mercy
Best ER for Children Children’s Mercy
Best ER for Adults Saint Luke’s Health System
Best Urgent Care for Children Children’s Mercy
Best Urgent Care for Adults Saint Luke’s Health System
Best Place to Give Birth AdventHealth Birth Center Shawnee Mission
Best Sonograms KU Medical Center
Best Doula Birthing Beyond – Vanessa Flood
Best Lice Treatment Healthy Heads Lice Removal
Best Workout/Fitness Center Planet Fitness
Best Local Meal Delivery DoorDash
Best Real Estate Agent Mikki Armstrong – Reece Nichols
Best Travel Agent AAA Travel
Best Family Photographer Portrait Innovations
Best Kids Hair Salon Shear Madness
Best Place to Get Your Child’s Ears Pierced Claire’s
Best Spa Massage Heights
Best Nail Salon Nail 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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