If your family is anything like mine, pizza is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser at mealtime. Kansas City has a TON of options for pizza, including many locally-owned restaurants. I’ve rounded up some of our contributors’ favorites to share with you, just in time for National Pizza Day on February 9th!
Dewey’s Pizza – Kids love the big window and a bench where they can sit and watch the pizza being made! I love that they are really involved in fundraising for organizations in our area.
Ikey’s Pizzeria – This is a hidden gem in the Northland that serves NY-style pizza. They will bring pizza dough for the kids to play with, making the wait time go fast!
Minsky’s Pizza – With locations all over the Kansas City metro, each Minsky’s offers something a bit different but many have arcade games and private rooms available for parties. Most locations offer “mini Monday” where you can get a free kids-size cheese pizza if you order a large pizza!
Papa Kenos – There are several locations but my favorite is in downtown Overland Park. It’s the perfect place to grab lunch after shopping at the farmer’s market on Wednesdays and Saturdays! I love that I can share one of their giant slices with my kids and they will cut it into small pieces that are perfect for little hands. They even have pinball and arcade games in the back!
Pizza Shoppe – My kid’s favorite pizza is Pizza Shoppe and they run frequent specials that save us a lot of money. Tuesday Family Nights you get a king-sized single-topping pizza, two salads, and breadsticks for only $19.99. The first Friday of every month they have a special where you can buy one king-size pizza and get a second for free! (Make sure you get on their email list to get that offer!) The kids bowl is a great little snack while waiting for pizza: it has cheese, olives, pepperoni, ham, and crackers for only $1.99! There are coupons on their site we always take advantage of too. Many locations offer a private room that is free to reserve for parties and events, perfect when you want to have a pizza party without cleaning your house!
Pizza Shuttle – If you spent any time living in Lawrence or Manhattan you probably know about Pizza Shuttle. They have now have a location in Overland Park at 135th and Quivira. For $5 you can walk in and get a one topping pizza and a drink! Perfect when everyone in your family likes a different kind of pizza! And if you are lucky enough to live close, they even deliver!
Pizza West – This pizza place in western Shawnee offers pinball, a party room and an excellent buffet that is free for kids under 2 and discounted for older kids!
Providence Pizza – With a counter where kids can sit and watch the pizza being made, this is a family favorite in Grandview! They even have homemade root beer on tap that they can serve in a frosty mug!
Spin Pizza – We’ve been big fans of Spin Pizza since they opened and after having kids our love only grew because they can eat free on Sundays! My kids love the mini gelato that comes with their meal!
Waldo Pizza and Waldo Pizza Lees Summit – both offer lunch buffets including a salad bar, and they have arcade games, Trivial Pursuit cards on the table, and a party room. If you have dietary restrictions, they offer gluten and dairy-free options too!
A couple of chain restaurants that are great for families include Pie Five where kids eat free on Sundays and, of course, Papa Murphys with their $3 mini-murph pizzas! (I always pick these up when we have a babysitter!)
Enjoy all the great pizza in Kansas City!