Originally posted by Budgetgourmet
Uno's is awesome, Round Table and California Pizza Kitchen are to die
For a chain, my wife and I absolutely LOVE Round Table pizza, but unfortunately they are no where east of the west coast. They closed all 5 of their Idaho locations this past year. CPK is okay, but overpriced. Uno's - only eat at the original location in Chicago. That chain with their name on it is blasphemy!
Local places in the Kansas City area that I have visited and generally like:
Old Shawnee Pizza - cracker crust, reminds me a little of how Shakey's used to be.
Papa Keno's - both in old Overland Park and in Lawrence, KS. Good New York-style pizza, whole pie or by the slice, but the last time I visited their OP location the pizza was tasteless.
Mafia Mike's in Lenexa - similar to a New York style pizza, but only comes in whole pies. Nice crust, good flavorful sauce.
Pyramid Pizza - a local/regional chain that seems all but defunct. Great pizza until the original owners sold it. If you can find some that matches the original, it's absolutely terrific.
Wheat State Pizza - a regional chain now, similar to a Godfather's or Pyramid pizza in terms of sauce, cheese and toppings but they offer both a whole wheat and white crust. I actually like their thick white crust better than their thin or wheat dough crusts.
Minsky's Pizza - only go to the original location in downtown Kansas City; all of the Kansas locations blow.