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1847 Village West Parkway, The Legends at Village West, Kansas City, KS 66111
913 334 8888
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 143
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 46
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
About what you'd expect for a place catering to kids

Awesome theming and atmosphere. My 3 year old loved the fish and all the dinosaurs. The employees were very nice, and our waitress took good care of us. Downsides: service is slllooooowww. It took forever it seemed like to get our food. The food was just average for me. But, I doubt anyone goes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Angie V
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  • Families with children
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have tried to like this place, giving it multiple chances. I can't get past the fact that the food just isn't good and expensive to boot. The atmosphere is awesome. I would suggest eating elsewhere at The Legends and bringing kids here for dessert.

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome theming and atmosphere. My 3 year old loved the fish and all the dinosaurs. The employees were very nice, and our waitress took good care of us. Downsides: service is slllooooowww. It took forever it seemed like to get our food. The food was just average for me. But, I doubt anyone goes there for the food :). It's... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The environment here is spectacular and worth the visit. Lots of people seem to feel this way too because the dining area was pretty empty. We went on a Wednesday. We'd made reservations the day before, but they lost them when we showed up. No matter though, because they were able to accommodate us anyways. They were running a promotion... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a fun restaurant and you are definitely paying for the atmosphere. It can be a little overwhelming for little ones . The food is okay but not worth the price that you pay for but it is a dining experience like no other for sure. Also be prepared for dim lighting and loud noises. The kids activities are... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food is as good as anywhere in the area for what it is. What makes this place special is the atmosphere. Dinosaurs everywhere. Simulated environments with large, lifelike dinosaurs, and lots of things for kids to do. More of a kids activity center that also offers food options than a restaurant. A bit on the pricy side, but it... More 

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Grimes, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

T-Rex Cafe is visually impressive, and sure to please your dinosaur fan, and we got some great family photos here. However, the dinosaurs look fairly real and are full-sized, so younger children may be frightened. The website indicates a “Hands On Experience,” dinosaur dig, but be prepared to pay extra for it. There's also no shortage of overpriced souveniers and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a 70 min wait and it had awesome attractions on the inside and out daughter really wanted to eat there. Once the time arrived, we were seated in the upper level and it was nice prehistoric atmosphere. Once we order our food it took a while and it was about average. I got the triple trio platter with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This place is so cool - you would never guess it has all it has to offer just by looking at the outside! The design inside is really detailed and appears to have a different design in each section of the restaurant. Very real looking dinosaurs throughout and a cool meteor show every half hour. We had a 20 minute... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We went to this restaurant knowing it was for the kids, but we were really disappointed in the way our seating was handled. No one was trying to move the process along, they seemed to not really care when they seated us. The restaurant was not full, lots of empty seats but we had to wait a half an hour... More 

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Grafton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We go to T-Rex whenever we visit Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City. The atmosphere is great and the kids really like the gift shop and digging in the sand pit. The food is good as well. Kind of pricey, but it's a unique destination.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1847 Village West Parkway, The Legends at Village West, Kansas City, KS 66111
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 913 334 8888

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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