Overland Park’s enticing variety of restaurants is much more than a place to simply grab a meal. Get reacquainted with a familiar cuisine or take your taste buds on a trip around the world. Ambiance? We have that, too, giving you everything from casual cafes and family-friendly options to surprising, off-the-beaten-path eateries and upscale dining destinations that will immerse you in delicious luxury.
With so many choices, creating your list of must-try restaurants can be a bit daunting. And that’s where we come in. We’ve categorized restaurants by type of food—simply decide what you want to eat, then explore your options! To pay homage to Overland Park and Kansas City’s flourishing culinary scene, we’ve also included a list of award-winning chefs so you can savor the innovative, acclaimed dishes that are captivating palates nationwide.
Pro tip? Make time for barbecue! It is, after all, the unofficial cuisine of Kansas City—and it’s incredible. Longtime staples like Arthur Bryant’s, Gates Bar-B-Q and Joe’s Kansas City BBQ are renowned for a reason. Or try newcomers like Q39, one of the few barbecue restaurants that offer a delicious selection of vegetarian entrees.
Just make sure you bring your appetite. And if you’re the type that loves to document a meal, tag your photos with #VisitOP so we can drool over—err, enjoy—your dining adventures!