T-Rex Cafe 

1847 Village West Parkway
Kansas City, Kansas 66111
(913) 334-8888

Gift shop: 10AM - 9PM Sunday - Thursday
10AM - 9:30PM Friday & Saturday
Restaurant: 11AM - 9PM Sunday - Thursday
11AM - 9:30PM Friday & Saturday
closes at 8PM on Sunday

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T-Rex Cafe in Legends at Village West - Kansas City, Kansas
Exterior of the T-Rex Cafe in Kansas City, Kansas
Dinosaurs dwarf the customers at the entrance to the T-Rex Cafe

The T-Rex Cafe at the Legends in Kansas City, Kansas is the first in what may become a chain of restaurants. The second T-Rex Cafe opened recently at the Downtown Disney's Market Place in Orlando, Florida. The theme of the restaurant is dinosaurs, ocean, ice age, meteors and fire.

T-Rex Cafe solidly meets the criteria of being a memorable Kansas Restaurant on the basis on atmosphere, but they do better than the typical theme restaurant on the food. The food does take second place to the entertainment and marketing, but it is still very good. More about the food on page 2.

The exterior of the large restaurant has plants, water, smoke, and several dinosaur skeltons. The largest feature is the 125' long skeleton of an Argentinosaurus. The T-Rex Cafe interior is filled with giant creatures from dinosaurs, to mammoths, to nautilus, to an enormous octopus that looms (and moves) above much of the dinning area. The sound level is always high at the T-Rex Cafe, and some may find the noise of the periodic "meteor showers" to be a little too much.

T-Rex Cafe is worth visiting, even if you are not ready for a meal. In addition to walking through and viewing the many moving creatures, there is a large gift shop with a Build-a-Dino, and the Paleo Zone where you can pay for your children to dig for hidden fossils or pan for precious stones.

The wait for a table at the T-Rex Cafe can be long at times, but if you are in a rush, there is open seating at the Ice Bar.

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Wolly Mammoth and Babies at the T-Rex Cafe
Woolly Mammoth and Babies next to the stairs to Ice Age dining room - snow falls
on the mammoths periodically.

Adult and young parasaurolophus at the T-Rex Cafe
parasaurolophus

Gant jelly fish hovering over a booth at the T-Rex Cafe
Giant jelly fish hovering over a booth at the T-Rex Cafe.

T-Rex Cafe kitchen at the Legends at Village West
T-Rex Cafe kitchen

T-Rex Cafe bar
"Ice" bar and one of the T-Rex Cafe's three large aquariums.

T-Rex Cafe Gift Shop and Build-A-Dino
T-Rex Cafe Gift Shop and Build-A-Dino.

Paleo Zone at T-Rex Cafe in Kansas City, Kansas
Paleo Zone children's digging area.

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