We love sharing an amazing meal on a patio as a team, and these are some of our absolute favorite spots west of State Line to break bread and toast to warmer weather!
Blue Koi – 10581 Mission Road, Leawood, KS 66206
Blue Koi prides itself on being the best place in town for elevated Chinese comfort food. You’ll have a difficult time choosing what to try from their tantalizing menu of flavorful noodle and rice entrees, as long as you don’t fill up on delicious dumplings first! They also offer a variety of refreshing beverages, from tropical bubble teas to insta-worthy cocktails.
Coach’s – 9089 W 135th Street, Overland Park, KS 66221
Most local sports fans have been to Coach’s to watch a game and cheer on their team, but fanatic or not you will love their spacious rooftop patio with an outdoor bar and plenty of seating in and out of the shade. Enjoy a drink with your buddies or try some of their bar food favorites, including piled-high nachos, homemade potato chips, and juicy burgers.
Grinders Stonewall – 10240 Pflumm Rd, Lenexa, Kansas 66215
We challenge you to find a better place in town for a genuine slice of cheesy, New York pizza heaven! Grinders Stonewall in Lenexa serves incredible pizza as well as Philly cheesesteaks, wings, and a very list of local craft beer options. But, one of our very favorite things about this location is their outdoor area with picnic tables, string lights, and yard games to enjoy as the weather warms up. Check out our Missouri list for their downtown location.
Maloney’s – 7201 W. 79th Street, Overland Park, KS 66204
Another favorite for Chiefs and Royals fans who love to watch games with a crown, Maloney’s has a ground-level patio as well as an awesome rooftop patio that offers beautiful views of downtown Overland Park. They have all of your traditional favorites, from chicken tenders to steak quesadillas to pizza, as well as a comprehensive beer and spirits menu.
Pinstripes – 13500 Nall Ave, Overland Park, KS 66223
If you’re looking for an outing with more to offer than just food and drinks, Pinstripes is the perfect spot for a little friendly competition. Bowling is only available inside, but if you want to try your hand at the ancient Italian art of Bocce ball then make a reservation ahead of time for the open-air rooftop Bocce court. Pinstripes also has a fantastic happy hour with appetizer and drink specials that you can enjoy in the cocktail lounge or on the ground floor patio.
Red Door Grill – 8001 West 159th Street, Overland Park, KS 66223 and 11851 Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS 66211
Red Door Grill calls itself “The best little upscale neighborhood joint,” and we think that’s pretty accurate, at least as far as chain restaurants go. They have a way of elevating traditional fast-casual food and putting their own spin on house specials like whiskey-marinated prime rib on Sundays and fried jalapeno chicken. We’ll take any meal on their patio on a beautiful day, but there’s something about enjoying their Sunday brunch and list of specialty breakfast cocktails outside that just hits different. Check out our Missouri list for their Brookside and Lee’s Summit locations.
Rye – 10551 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66206
Our mouths are watering just thinking about Rye – we love restaurants with smaller menus that just hit every dish out of the park, and that is absolutely the case here! You can’t go wrong with any order, but if you try their fried chicken and any whiskey-based craft cocktail we promise you won’t regret it. Now pair that with a warm, breezy evening on their patio and you have found yourself a little slice of heaven. Check out our Missouri list for their Plaza location.
Shack – 7218 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210, 7940 W 135st., Overland Park, KS 66223, and in Lenexa at 9329 Harbinger St., Lenexa, KS 66219
If you’ve ever wondered whether breakfast food has limits, Shack will prove that it does not! Their extensive menu of every breakfast and brunch dish you can imagine comes with their own unique twist, from chicken and waffles to fiery breakfast burritos to untraditional and downright delicious pancake flavors. Grab your shades, settle in on the patio and get ready for an unforgettable brunch experience.
Silo Modern Farmhouse – 17501 West 87th St. Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219
Silo makes the farm-to-table concept of cuisine beautiful and accessible, with locally sourced ingredients and skillfully crafted dishes and drinks you will enjoy amidst a breathtaking golf course view. Located within the prestigious Canyon Farms Golf Club, this is the perfect spot for a date night or a post-golf lunch on their beautiful patio.
Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery – 29725 Somerset Rd., Paola, KS 66071
This quaint winery tucked away amidst the sprawling farms and fields of Paola has everything you could want from a leisurely wine tasting adventure. Somerset Ridge‘s beautifully landscaped outdoor space has plenty of tables for seating in the fresh air, a pavilion where you can often find live musicians sharing their talent with patrons, and a spot for local food trucks to park and share their delicacies. Inside, you’ll find two counters where you can taste their large assortment of locally made wine and a darling gift shop filled with bottles of their products, candles and other fun trinkets and gifts, and a snack fridge with little charcuterie plates and other offerings to complement your experience. Check out our Missouri list for their wine and cider bar at Rosehill Gardens.
Spin Pizza – 8224 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66208
Transport yourself to open-air dining on the streets of Italy with the finest Neapolitan-style pizza in Prairie Village at Spin. Build your own pizza or choose from their list of specialty pizzas options, pair it with your favorite wine and finish up with a scoop of creamy gelato. Does it get any better than that?
Strang Hall – 7313 W 80th St, Overland Park, KS 66204
Strang Hall is guaranteed to be a fun experience for everyone, but if you have picky eaters in your group then this is a must! This high-end food court-style restaurant currently features five different kitchens and a full bar, so everyone can order exactly what they want from Italian to Asian cuisine and more. Their beautifully designed outdoor area is super flexible table seating, patio chairs and open area where you can play games like giant Jenga.
Tavern – 10681 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66206 and 3901 Prairie Ln, Prairie Village, KS 66208
Tavern offers a little bit of everything in an upscale setting, making it perfect for a business lunch, happy hour with friends or a special occasion celebration with family. With two locations and spacious patios at each for enjoying their modern American cuisine and well-stocked bar, we have no doubt you’ll be stopping by to give it a try this summer.
Top Golf – 10611 Nall Ave, Overland Park, KS 66207
Another great option for dining with an entertainment factor, Top Golf is fun for serious golfers and total novices. If you’re hanging out for a couple hours hitting balls, drinking and snacking, there’s a good chance you won’t make it past their extensive appetizer list that includes nachos, wings and flatbreads amongst other shareables, but their full menu also includes sandwiches, breakfast, dessert and a comprehensive bar menu.
Verbena – 4901 Meadowbrook Parkway, Prairie Village, Kansas
One of the newest fine dining restaurants in town, Verbena quickly became a favorite for anyone who loves incredible food in an intimate setting. Boasting east coast tradition with midwest flavor, you’ll find a small but expertly crafted food menu and a wine list that will make any vinophile’s heart jump for joy. Located next to stunning Meadowbrook Park, you’ll enjoy beautiful views from inside the restaurant but we highly recommend patio seating for the full experience.