As one of the most affluent cities in the USA, Overland Park in North Eastern Kansas has a huge variety of restaurants for locals and tourists to choose between. From take-away joints offering healthy, organic picnic dishes perfect for enjoying in the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, to pricier restaurants offering beautifully presented dishes accompanied with fine wines; here are 10 of the best places to eat out in town.
Burg & Barrel
With a beer menu more extensive than the food list, Burg & Barrel is the perfect choice for stopping by for a pint with friends as well as for a full family dinner. Located in the historic downtown, Burg & Barrel specialises in mouth-wateringly good gourmet burgers. Choose the smoke house burger: certified angus beef, applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, house-made bbq sauce, bibb lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and a beer battered onion ring; or the chicken caprese: grilled chicken breast, fresh mozzarella, tomato, pesto and balsamic reduction. Guests can enjoy their burgers out on the heated patio or tucked away inside whilst playing a game of shuffleboard or watching the game on TV.
Burg & Barrel, 7042W 76th Street, Overland Park, Kansas, USA, +1 913 649 2525
Hot Basil Thai Cuisine
A great choice for fans of spicy food, Hot Basil Thai Cuisine allows diners to choose just how spicy they fancy their dishes but it’s wise to remember that if they say something is hot, it really is! Try the hot basil ribs or coconut shrimps for appetizer and then go for the pad Thai, spicy ginger stir fry or Panang curry for main course. All of the main courses can be made with a choice of chicken, shrimp, beef, pork or tofu and can be spiced up even more with a dash of the hot pepper condiments available. Hot Basil serves up hearty portions to be enjoyed inside or alfresco and is open every day except Mondays, for both lunch and dinner. Tables fill up fast so customers are advised to get there early on peak days to avoid having to wait for a table.
Mr Gyros Greek Food & Pastry
Using only the finest, traditional ingredients imported from Greece, Mr Gyros Greek Food & Pastry serves an array of authentic recipes that have been passed down through generations of the Jovaras family. The hard to pronounce menu items are incredibly delicious. Go for the Gyro Sandwich: Gyro meat wrapped in pitta and topped with tomatoes, onions and tzatziki sauce or the Souvlaki dinner plate of marinated beef, chicken or shrimps on a bed of rice and served with a Greek salad. Mr Gyros also has a take-away menu so diners who wish to take their Mediterranean olive hummus, pitta breads and stuffed grape leaves to the park for a scrumptious picnic in the sun are more than welcome to do so.
John’s Space Age Donuts
Said to be the best donut shop in Kansas, John’s Space Age Donuts have been serving freshly made donuts every day since 1967. John’s is a family run establishment which provides counter seating for customers wishing to hang around to breathe in that sweet sugary smell and take out bags for those in a rush. Go for the caramel cinnamon roll or the raised glazed donut, perfect every time. For customers with less of a sweet tooth, John’s also serves freshly made bagels. Arrive early to get them fresh from the fryer. Cash only.
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