In 1905, William B. Strang Jr. founded Overland Park with the intention of creating a self-sustaining community reminiscent of a park. More than 100 years later, it’s clear that his vision was a successful one. The subdivisions, the shopping, and the easy access to every possible service set the town apart from many other areas, but it’s the restaurants in Overland Park, KS that really catch our attention.
The Overland Park restaurants are so numerous and varied that it can be overwhelming to make a decision, but we hope this guide below will give you a place to start. Do a little research and pick a few of your favorites, or use this as a list to keep trying new restaurants in Overland Park!
If you’re in the mood for something sweet:
Whether you’re treating yourself for breakfast or you need a sugary midday snack, there are a wealth of places to eat in Overland Park that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
What began as some entrepreneurs making cakes for their friends’ birthdays has since evolved into a booming catering business and bakery. Order a sugary concoction for a special occasion, or stop in to enjoy your sweets with a cup of coffee.
While Best Regards boasts “the perfect grilled cheese” as well as some other specialty sandwiches, the real draw is the fresh-baked cookies. While the bakery is perhaps best known for the sugar cookies, we recommend giving the chocolate eclairs a shot as well!
With a wide variety of Swiss chocolates, tortes and cookies, these delicacies are perfect for gifts — or for strolling in to sample your favorites!
Decadent, indeed. If there’s a dessert you’re craving, Decadent Coffee and Dessert Bar is sure to have it, in addition to some you’ve probably never even heard of. With menu items like “Big Boys” (their version of a milkshake), hot donuts with gelato and powdered sugar, and skillet chocolate chip cookies, you’ll definitely want to forget about calories during your visit.
A Kansas City favorite, LaMar’s Donuts has a restaurant in Overland Park that’s a must-try for anyone visiting the area. Not sure which donut to choose? That’s okay; there are bound to be plenty of locals in the shop to give recommendations.
When was the last time you had a mouth-watering slice of pie? Unless you’re a baker by trade or someone with a lot of time on their hands, it’s probably safe to assume it’s been a while. Luckily, the Upper Crust specializes in this tricky dessert so that we don’t have to. You may want to check their Instagram account before you go, though; they’re so popular that occasionally they run out of pies!
If you’re looking to make the most of your lunch hour:
Overland Park is a mecca for business in the Kansas City area, which means that there are plenty of restaurants near Overland Park, KS, to facilitate a quick, tasty lunch.
Whether you’re in the mood for tacos, salads, burgers or shakes, Unforked serves fresh, local ingredients in a fast casual environment.
We can guarantee the burgers, fries and shakes at the Snack Shack won’t disappoint. We can’t, however, guarantee that you won’t be so full that you’ll need a post-lunch nap at the office.
While Tortilla Ranch prepares its food in an assembly-style line, this doesn’t mean it’s not authentic Mexican. Whether you opt for tacos, nachos, enchiladas, or other menu items, Tortilla Ranch promises the “slow-cooked dishes our moms used to make.”
An unassuming diner-style breakfast and lunch spot, Ambrosia’s selection of food ranges from stuffed French toast to black been quinoa burgers. Your biggest worry will be deciding whether or not you’re in the mood for sweet or salty.
If you’re planning a nice date night:
With the large number of restaurants in Overland Park, KS, comes an overwhelming selection to choose from to impress that special someone. Dates can be a lot of pressure, but we’re sure any of these Overland Park restaurants will be a hit.
With comfort foods ranging from traditional family favorites to lowcountry recipes, this menu has something for even the pickiest of eaters in an upscale environment.
Known for its wood-fired cuisine, J. Alexander’s serves American classics ranging from Kansas City strips to baby back ribs. We recommend splitting the deep-fried calamari with your date!
Steaks and seafood are the name of the game at J. Gilbert’s, so it’s the perfect Overland Park restaurant to hit up if you’re trying to impress a date.
Whether you hit up the harvest table, with its assortment of produce, salads, meats and cheeses, or opt for the Rodizio-style service that means your cuts of meat are sliced to your liking at your table, Porto Do Sul is bound to be an experience neither of you will forget.
More Restaurants in Overland Park
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