Pull up a chair.

Four older adults saving a chef-prepared meal together in the dining room, sharing laughter and companionship in the heart of John Knox Village.

We like to think our restaurants are an extension of your own kitchen. That means no matter where you live, be it independent living, assisted living or skilled nursing, we’ll find you the best table in one of our multiple on-campus eateries.

Each dining venue offers a unique menu, distinct atmosphere and specialized service, including cafeteria service with style, coffee shop grab-and-go and traditional sit-down, service-driven dining. Craving a laidback evening at home? Let us do the cooking – we’ll even deliver it to your door!

Our core menus, daily specials and pop-up gastronomic events are all chef-driven and designed to keep your culinary options fresh, flavorful and interesting. Choose a classic meal like fried chicken. Try something new, such as a quinoa-based Buddha Bowl. Or, go on a taste adventure with Hawaiian chicken tacos. What’s more, our chefs work closely with our professional dietitian to ensure menus, which are updated seasonally, are accented with balanced, nutritious choices.

Give John Knox Village restaurants a try, just be sure to call ahead as restaurant operating hours vary. Learn more about our wide variety of culinary delights by filling out our contact form or calling (816) 892-4294.


— John Varvaro, John Knox Village resident

Stories Public House, The Meadows Commons

A great atmosphere to gather for “Idle Hour,” our version of happy hour and more. This restaurant features a lunch buffet and daily specials – all with an international flare.

Call 816-347-2355 for more information.

Metropolitan, The Meadows Commons

This restaurant offers a taste of flavors from around the world in an environment inspired by the Kansas City Country Club Plaza. Come enjoy a truly epicurean experience in a leisurely atmosphere.

Call 816-347-2356 for more information.

Call (816) 347-2356 for more information.

Places Restaurant and Café, Villager Inn

Full service and full of options, this traditional restaurant serves bountiful breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites in a formal, but never stuffy dining area. What makes this restaurant unique? The Friday night dinner dances, the famous fried chicken Wednesdays and the holiday buffets families enjoy together.

Call (816) 347-2308 for more information.

Courtyard Café, Courtyard Commons

It’s comfort food with a twist at this full-service restaurant. Menu options include unique monthly pizza specials, delicious sandwiches and tempting entrees such as Clams the Sailors Way. The menu is updated seasonally, allowing the chef to get creative with the latest culinary trends. Full-service bar and patio and seating are also available.

Call (816) 347-2302 for more information.

The Coffee Shoppe, Courtyard Commons

A great casual spot to grab a specialty coffee drink with friends, enjoy a malt or a quick bite to eat. A variety of sandwiches, soups and salads are also available.

Call (816) 347-2342 for more information.

Lakeside Grille, Country Club Complex

Enjoy grill and deli-style favorites, as well as a fantastic view of the golf course and lake. Mark your calendar for bimonthly happy hours with food and drink specials.

Call (816) 347-2197 for more information.

Fireside Dining, next to the Administrative Center

You’ll enjoy nutritious homestyle comfort food in this favorite cafeteria-style restaurant. Each day features several new entrees to choose from and you can also order from the grille which includes hamburgers, Reubens, chicken strips and more.

Call (816) 347-2151 for more information.

Meal Delivery Program

Meal delivery is also available with varying hours and available menus. For more information call (816) 347-2968.