Paradise Diner
Paradise Diner

Paradise Diner

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.paradisedinerkc.com/
  • Phone: (913) 894-2222
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday through Thursday 7am - 10pm
    Friday & Saturday 7am - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We would love to assist in catering your next event. Please contact the restaurant for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 135th & Nall
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Paradise Diner
The original PB&J Concept of Paradise Diner is back! This breakfast, lunch and dinner location is sure to please any appetite. We can't wait for you to check us out in our new home in Prairie Fire.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Paradise Diner reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (27)great for lunch (22)great for brunch (18)fit for foodies (14)good for groups (13)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (9)great for outdoor dining (8)special occasion (7)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Went there for a Sunday Brunch with my husband before we caught a movie at Cinetopia. The food and service was great! The only thing that we didn't like about the place was the server who brought our food out was a little rude. He usually works at Newport Grill and had no idea what the food was that we brought out. We ordered eggs Benedict and he came out saying it was a Denver Omelet. When we looked confused because that's not what we ordered, he threw it down in front of us because the plate was hot. I get it, he's not used to working there, but server 101, don't throw a plate of food down in front of a person. Our actual server, Walt, was wonderful though! Overall great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UPSCALE DINER
    LOVEKC
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    More than just a diner, Paradise Diner is fun, new, clean, comfortable with great food from the chef 's farm to table ingredients. Great for brunch, lunch, casual dinner or late night. Breakfast is served all day. Nice presentation too. Not too loud. Worth a try in the new Prairie Fire on 135th Street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We were pleased with the service and food. Our first time and we will go back the next time we are in town
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual & fun vibe
    jdbohdeVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    They serve breakfast all day & have some interesting menu items & drinks. Food was good but not spectacular. Service was good. Prices are moderate.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I was so excited to visit as I am a big fan of Yia Yia's. We were excited about the daily special but unfortunately the restaurant had run out of this by 7:30! We were a party of 4 -- general consensus was that food was just "OK" --
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Little Find
    ShockersMom
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Our lunch selections were all wonderful and, we felt, fairly priced - perhaps on the upper end for lunch. The service was wonderful though at times a bit over the top. Our conversation was interrupted NUMEROUS times to make sure everything was okay and did we need anything. On the flip side - we wanted for nothing - drinks were always full! Parking can be tricky here so I'm not sure I would visit much in the winter. There was a sign saying free valet parking but we did not see an attendant. We will definitely go back - the food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleasant lunch
    mtcih
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The service was excellent and the food was very good. Nice atmosphere and quiet. I would go back again without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paradise Diner Sunday brunch
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were surprised at the slow service. Otherwise, food was good and it was a nice place to meet another couple and visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Merlot
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The menu does not have a great variety. There was suppose to be 2 special entres and they did not have either on the weekends. They brought our salads and our meal all at once. We felt a little rushed. Service was just ok. Probably will not return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great breakfast!
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had our second breakfast at Paradise Diner in as many weeks and had another great experience. We had a party of six and had no problem getting seated. Our server was very good and the food was delightful....we will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • waited 20 minutes for service
    BG45
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The server did not even come to the table for 20 minutes. Maybe no one had our table to begin with, but we had two toddlers who wanted to eat! Food was just ok. Paid $ for 4 strawberry pieces and half a cut up sour orange.....not acceptable. Glad I was using gift cards from another bad experience. Will not return.........
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Much Better
    DougVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had a poor experience on my first visit, but this was better. The service was improved and they brought back some favorites from the old Paradise menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the drive
    RobSilver
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything was just mediocre except the waiter, who was terrible. Not what I expect from a PB&J enterprise.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OK Time
    nancy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We were great lovers of PD at Oak Park Mall back in the day and were delighted PB&J was bringing it back, but it needs to improve for us to become regulars like we were then. The decor is quite nice, and very comfortable. The service was pretty slow even though it was not very busy. We preferred the old version of smoked chicken dip without the big chunks of chicken. Both the hamburger and veggie burger and fries were unremarkable -- a lot of good competition out there these days. But the big let down was the absence of the wonderful salmon club sandwich we remember. Lots of appealing items on the menu, so we will give them another try sometime.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This quaint restaurant has great service, very nice seating and environment. The food for three of us was quite good, but somewhat skimpy. One of our four-some indicated his hamburger needed more seasoning and was overly dry. it might be good to indicate that medium should be labeled well-done. If you want it juicy, try medium-rare.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Just a fun atmosphere with very friendly helpful service. Great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Schafer
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We arrived on a Saturday morning for a late breakfast. This is a new restaurant so we thought it might be busy, which is why I made a reservation. We didn't need it. We were about the only ones there. It took about 5 minutes before the waitress ever showed up to our table, but once she did, she was very attentive. The guy who brought the food out never said a word or even smiled, just plopped the plates on the table. The food was very good. I didn't really like the decor, kind of the 60s mod look. The music was pretty good, but I'd rather not even know what music a restaurant is playing. It should be softly in the background so you can talk to whomever you're eating with. Overall, pretty good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable lunch
    sumdet
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food was excellent. We opted to split two dishes and this was done by the kitchen without a split charge. Portions very generous!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I got the pasta special which was noodles with alittle kale and tiny pieces of beef and a raw egg yolk in the middle. The flavor was not too bad but was grossed out by the egg yolk which was not explained by the server when he told us about the special. The pasta was very soupy and could hardly find any meat in the dish. A spoon would have worked better for eating. The others in the party liked their choices but I was so disappointed and could not eat very much of it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • parking garage
    WilmVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    6 floors of parking, but I found that difficult to park easily
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    SandyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    All 6 of us got Cory's chicken salad, 2 grilled & 4 fried. Good. Ate there years ago when in Mission. Seems like they changed dressing...now is more tangy. Liked previous one better.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Unlike PB&J
    FoodieTwoShoesVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This was our third time dining at Paradise Diner. Our prior two meals were just okay, very unlike PB&J. All four of us have been dining at all the PB&J restaurants since they opened and are great fans. Our order was a mix of appetizers as a main course and entrees. We specified which courses to bring as first course, etc., but all arrived at once. Several courses were taken back to the kitchen, but were brought again after a few minutes by another server while were still eating. Sent back again. The manager to his credit joined our table, apologized and said they would cook them fresh. To his discredit, he joined our table for a few minutes, talking and joking as if he were a fifth. Our meat was overcooked; presentation mediocre.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great little Diner
    unixrabVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Paradise Diner is a solid little diner in Prairie Fire. My only suggestion to the restaurant would be to offer a few more entree's The menu is a little small. Other than that, the items that they do offer are good and priced reasonably. They have some of the best Honey Mustard Vinaigrette in the city (heavy on the mustard light on the Honey - Maybe it should be Mustard-Honey vinaigrette!). Great apps with a very respectable butter cake dessert (try it!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok experience
    CW19
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went there on a Saturday night. It is a lively (somewhat noisy) place. We made a reservation and they were ready for us when we came which was great. Service was very good. My husband had the fish and chips and wasn't impressed. Good, but ordinary. I had a pasta special and again it was good, but nothing special. They were quite quick with the order. I felt a little rushed (although the waiter said to take our time.) It is worth another visit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    MrsMac
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was good, pretty high priced for such small portions. We used to love the Paradise Diner at Oak Park Mall. Not sure if our expectations were just too high or what, but we felt this new place was pretty average. Service was exceptional, food was good but not outstanding and it was pretty expensive. $15 for 4 fish sticks and fries. $3 for normal iced tea. No basket of bread or anything...too many better restaurants with fabulous food or lower prices for us to return. Nothing bad...just nothing remarkable. Sigh.....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Meal
    MickiVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This was my second visit. The food was just as delicious. I had the mushroom burger and the brown sugar cake, which just may be the best dessert in the KC area right now.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great fish and chips
    SullivanFanVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Best fish and chips I have had in a long time. They were light and crispy and served hot which is one of my dining out criteria.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, service lacking.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was so good, fresh and delicious. The service was not so good, but fortunately the food was so good that we forgot about the bad service. Will be back because the food was that good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ArtrVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Parking was a problem. Glad they had valet parking
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovedit
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Ate there the first time. Won't be the last. Food was great. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cisco food
    KSFoodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Disappointing for a Paul and Bill establishment. The food was "generic" and I'm confused about the decor. There is nothing "diner" about it, just as boring as the food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun Evening on the patio!
    Maureen
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Becca our waitress was a sweetie! We enjoyed our meal and it was a great night to sit outdoors. Def is a spot for breakfast and lunch and a simple dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1st time
    Brazen
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This was our first visit. Went with friends and had a great time. Small mix up in the kitchen but the problem was readily resolved.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 39 reviews are from the Paradise Diner reviews archive.
  • Grandma6VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Excellent service and attentive staff. There were lots of interesting choices to choose from and the food is prepared to please.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only half of us ate.
    frozen
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Well they lost half of our tables order so some food came out and some didn't. Awkward, so half of us ate. Two of the lost orders were children, not ok. They did offer is dessert and some comp on dinners but still not ok. Menu is very limited, restaurant was freezing.
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  • Definitely Worth a Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Plan to grab lunch at Paradise Diner in Prairie Fire in South Overland Park -- it's definitely worth an afternoon to walk around and grab lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    Russ
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It was an ok experience. It was nothing special. I should have known because it had a noticeable lack of patrons on a Friday evening.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • July 16, 2014
    Retirees
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    There were 10 in our group for lunch. Some thought food was good, some felt food was bland. After being there a little over an hour, we felt like we were being "pushed" out of the restaurant. Didn't feel like we could sit there and talk.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We enjoyed our burgers and fries. The red blend wine was good. There were many servers and greeters on the floor, however, the meal was served very slowly. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not living up to expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Unfortunately, my memories of Paradise Diner from long ago are not being met at this new location. This is my second time eating here and neither time has been what I remember. The first time, the chicken on the Cory's Chicken Salad was overcooked and dry. On this visit, our food was not delivered until 40 minutes after we ordered...due to a problem with their printer. The manager comped the meal which was appreciated but I am hopeful that they get the kinks worked out and make this a successful location. On this visit, the Cory's Chicken Salad was prepared very well!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate