- Helen Armitage
One of the USA’s most affluent cities, Overland Park in Kansas has an expectably good dining scene with plenty of options ranging from award-winning contemporary Mexican fare and wood-fired steaks to authentic Japanese teppanyaki and Italian cuisine classics. With our updated guide to Overland Park’s Top 10 Restaurants, you won’t go wrong when dining out in the city.
The Burg & Barrel
Located in historic downtown Overland Park, at gastro pub The Burg & Barrel, beer is the main event – in fact, its beer list is more extensive than its food menu, making it the perfect choice for beer lovers stopping by for a quick brew. Its ever-changing choice of 16 taps and 100-plus craft beers includes varieties from neighbouring Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing Company.
The Burg & Barrel, 7042 West 76th Street, Overland Park, KS, USA, +1 913 649 2525
Family-run Italian restaurant Cascone’s has been a Kansas culinary institution since its first restaurant opened its doors back in 1954 in Kansas City’s Northland neighbourhood. Since then, the restaurants have been owned and operated by four generations of the Cascone family whose Sicilian roots shine through the restaurant’s classic, hearty Italian dishes.
Cascone’s, 6863 West 91st Street, Overland Park, KS, USA, +1 913 381 6837
Clock Tower Bakery
Located in a charming retail strip, Clock Tower Bakery is owned and operated by a native of the United Kingdom, and offers delicious baked delights from the USA and England. As befits the owners British heritage, the bakery also offers English afternoon tea, which includes a selection of sandwiches and other savoury treats, mini desserts and a choice of English teas.
Clock Tower Bakery, 7911 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS, USA, +1 913 948 9559
Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue
For fans of meat cooked to perfection, Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue is a must-try when eating out in Overland Park. The successful restaurant has four locations across Kansas City, though its Overland Park branch is a particularly stylish affair featuring a spacious interior decorated in dark woods, sumptuous leather and polished brass complemented by a warm and inviting ambience.
A contemporary Mexican restaurant named after the acclaimed 20th century artist Frida Kahlo, Frida’s motto is ‘expect the unexpected’ for its innovative but authentic cuisine. Since Frida’s first opened in early 2010 the restaurant has been the recipient of various accolades. The colorful and welcoming restaurant features a beautiful mosaic behind its bar, deep red walls and earthy tiled floors.
Frida’s, 7200 121st Street, Metcalfe Avenue, Overland Park, KS, USA, +1 913 897 0606
J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood
Named after renowned Kansas City restaurateur Joe Gilbert, J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood prides itself on serving hearty, authentic Midwestern dishes that guests can enjoy casually at the restaurant’s bar or, more formally, at a table. Other dishes include the maple-planked salmon with a bourbon glaze, Yukon mashed potatoes and green beans with pecans while vegetarian and gluten-free menus are also available.
Kyoto Sushi and Steak Japanese Restaurant
For an authentic Japanese fine dining experience Kyoto Sushi and Steak Japanese Restaurant is a must-visit and provides guests with a variety of dining options; you can enjoy a relaxing meal at a table or comfortable booth, take a seat at the longest sushi bar in Overland Park or book one of the restaurant’s four teppanyaki rooms where the master chefs will prepare and grill your meal right in front of you.
OP 1906 Bar and Grille
Located within the lobby of the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel OP 1906 is a stylish and contemporary restaurant offering its guests classic American cuisine with a contemporary twist and global flavours which can be enjoyed in its bright and inviting main dining room, or outside on its patio which comes complete with three fire pits and stunning views of Overland Park.
Paradise Diner takes the traditional concept of the American diner to a whole new level, offering an upscale and environmentally conscious dining experience in stylish surroundings that update class diner aesthetics with contemporary flair. Using only the highest quality ingredients; which are all sustainable, seasonal and sourced from local farmers and producers, Paradise Diner’s talented chefs recreate classic American diner dishes offering a menu brimming with contemporary comfort food.
Paradise Diner, 5501 West 135th Street, Overland Park, KS, USA, +1 913 894 2222
Sheridan’s Unforked serves fresh, healthy and nutritious Mexican fare in a dine-in speedy restaurant that also features its own drive-thru for diners in even more of a hurry. All of Sheridan Unforked’s meals are cooked fresh to order, and the restaurant takes great pride in supporting local farmers and producers, with plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options available too.
Sheridan’s Unforked, 7337 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS, USA, +1 913 601 5403