Snack Shack on Santa Fe takes the best burger crown.
With more than 1,000 restaurants in the greater Kansas City area, we decided to take a different approach to identifying the city's best burger. Last month, we reached out to our discerning readers to help us crown the ultimate burger destination in all of KC. After eight rousing rounds of brackets and 32 contenders, the Snack Shack on Santa Fe in Overland Park has been named the best burger in all the land.
The ambiance takes you back to a simpler time: the steadfast counter lined with stools, throwback memorabilia dotting the walls, the classic chalkboard menu. With quarter-pound singles and half-pound doubles made with fresh ground beef with perfectly crispy edges, we can see why this tiny spot is a favorite for many. The charming owners, Matt, Rayna and Jack Tolle, have been drawing steady, local foot traffic for more than seven years on the strip of downtown Overland Park.
We suggest you beat feet to this Kansas City classic quickly; this best-kept secret won’t be so secret much longer.
8039 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kan., (913) 381-3200, thesnackshackonsantafe.com.