Killen's Steakhouse
Killen's Steakhouse

Killen's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.killenssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 2814850844x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Ronnie Killen
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: FM 518
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Killen's Steakhouse
Don’t let our building fool you, we are an upscale steakhouse right in the heart of Pearland. We are the only restaurant in town serving Allen Brothers USDA prime beef, as well as the prestigious Texas-raised Akaushi Kobe beef. Certified Executive Chef Ron Killen has returned to his home town after training at Le Cordon Bleu and honing his culinary skills throughout the U.S. Our hand-cut steaks are cooked to perfection on a state of the art infrared broiling system that seals in the natural juices of the steak, creating a one of a kind “melt in your mouth” experience. All of our food is prepared fresh daily, using only the finest produce and freshest ingredients. Even our sinfully rich desserts are homemade and the only thing frozen in our kitchen is the ice cream! Come in and see what the whole country is talking about!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Killen's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
307 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (224)fit for foodies (130)neighborhood gem (100)romantic (96)notable wine list (81)good for groups (46)hot spot (23)late-night find (7)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Did not live up to the hype. Vic and Anthony much better
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Took my girlfriend out for our 6 months anniversary here and I couldn't be more satisfied with the results. Best steak I've ever had! And dessert was fantastic! Waiter was also very helpful for letting us know what to try. Was definitely a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little dissapointed
    Stmanga1
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I read the reviews and overall people were satisfied, however if you come as a group, it is great place to be, if you come as a couple don't bother. They seat as at the table for 2, right next to support beam, and then next table was right next to us, no privacy at all... And I saw 3-4 couples came in and we kind of glance each other in disbelief... As I said, if you have a group of 6-8 great place to go... Couples be aware... I guess they don't make as much money on couples as with the large group... Food was ok... 'I had better steak at Taste of Texas' and better experience...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High Quality Steakhouse
    chris
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Killen's is an unusual place. The location, the building, lack of curb appeal might cause you to not consider it. But once inside and looking at the menu, the place shines. They offer many varieties of beef, wet aged, try aged, Nebraska, Iowa, Kobe, Waygu. Our group tried cuts in the $40-55 range, and the best tasting was the basic filet. Wedge salad and sides such as mac and cheese, onion rings, corn very good. Save room for their carrot cake. Moist and the best we have ever tasted. The overall experience is pricey ($100 apiece with drinks) but worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The only problem I had was that the tables were too close together. It was a little crowded. The attendant parking was a little confusing. We parked or own car; the valet parked a little close to our car. I had a difficult time getting out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome steaks
    Diane
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Loved it, we are steak lovers and enjoyed every bite. Pricey but worth it. No ambiance at all, go for the food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Curvy4life
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We took my dad for his birthday. The food was excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful with choosing what we would each like best. I think the best steak at our table was the aged beef, very flavorful. We tried the bread pudding, though good, I found the carrot cake to taste the best. Only down side was the restraunt was very noisy due to some larger parties and it was difficult to hear and make conversation. But this is not something that will keep me from returning. Worth the experience
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a wonderful dinner
    Rita
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The crab cake was wonderful. If you have never had the Carrot Cake it is a must.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Well worth going to celebrate our 14th anniversary. The food was excellent. Specially prepared chicken fried chicken for my wife and a beautifully cooked new york strip for myself. The jumbo lump crab cake off the charts. Carrot Cake "THE BEST". Will be back to celebrate my 40th bday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome meal!
    DessertFirst
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Best steak in Houston area. Excellent waiter. Impressive wine list. We look forward going back. Carrot cake was incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 👍👍👍
    Goodsteak
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food, the building is deceiving for the quality of food, service, and service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    RWH123VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was excellent, could not have asked for better. It is wonderful to have a restaurant with such great food in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The waygu we wanted to try was not available. The ribeye ,dry aged, was NOT strong on flavor and underseasoned. we had to ask for salt and pepper. Husbands gigantic baked potato had a small pat of butter and dried chives. unbelievable! Had to ask for more butter. Wine was good. No ice in water and dying flowers on table.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely as always
    southtexasdoglover
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We took advantage of a free weekend to enjoy an early dinner at Killen's. As always, the service was impeccable and the food was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why Change a Good Thing?
    snapcrackpop
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We dined a Killen's last Wednesday, and had not been there in several months. It had become my hands down favorite for steaks. The option for mesquite grilling any of their meats was a big plus for me. I found the grass fed ribeye always outstanding. I was looking forward to that experience. When I ordered, I asked for the mesquite and the waiter said they did not do that anymore. Reluctantly, I went ahead with my order. The steak came out prepared perfectly, but sadly did not live up to the $42 ala carte price tag. It was average at best in overall flavor and texture. For me, without the mesquite smokiness and better char, this is just an average steakhouse. We will not likely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food was outstanding but the noise was uncomfortably loud. Unable to communicate across our table of two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Worth It
    weloveourfood
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We ate early because we could not get a later reservation. Service was good until it got busy, then waiter largely disappeared. Food was undercooked and not as tasty as expected. Baked potato got cold quickly. Poor experience. We won't be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best sides ever
    Eataroundtheglobe
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Texas wagyu steak cooked rare was mediocre. The side dishes were some of the best ever. The service good but not excellent. Very very noisy. We could hardly hear the waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place for a special occasion.
    Cutie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great corn fed wet aged ribeye we spit. Delivered as ordered medium. We also spit a baked potatoe just the right amount of food with a delicious glass of red wine. Great evening celebrating my birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Multiple Return Customer
    cobra427hp
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The first time we ate at Killen's I made a reservation with 3 days notice, the next time it took a one week notice to get the date and time we wanted, this time we had to adjust our time to get the day we wanted with 2 weeks notice. Next time I will try 3 weeks notice to get the date and time we want. This is evidence of how great Killen's Steakhouse is. Everything we have tried on the menu with our multiple visits has been GREAT! The wait staff has always been attentive and taken care of our every request.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Finally, a wonderful steakhouse!
    buckeyefans
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have lived in Texas for six years. We have grown increasingly frustrated that we couldn't find a great steakhouse in Texas of all places. Finally, we have found a steakhouse that rivals our beloved Cameron Mitchell's from up North. The filet had a perfectly seared crust with a "melt in your mouth tender as butter" interior quality. Our server, Jason, was wonderful and made several good suggestions since it was our first visit. Normally, I wouldn't be excited about cream corn but Killen's dish is excellent. The crab cake was very good, too. Next visit, we will try their famous bread pudding. It was well worth the drive to Pearland from The Woodlands. As other reviewers have said, it is nothing fancy on the outside.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sublime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Just thought I'd work the name of a great band into the title...but, in fact, it was sublime. Fantastic. Jason was great. New Takuisha (spelling?) Texas Kobe was incredible. Bone in rib eye incredible. Siphon coffee...dare I say it...incredible. Ronnie, day in, day out, your staff murders it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must go
    Lewis
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I've been eating at Killen's for 7 years. It has always been very good, but our dinner last Thursday night was the best yet. Kudos to one of the best restaurants in the country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's the hype about?
    SteakhouseDaddy
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Killen's is not a place you go for the quiet, dim lighting, steakhouse ambiance that we are commonly accustomed to. It is notable to say that it is located between a lumber yard and a tire shop so look closely as you approach or you will miss it. The tables are close together spatially and it is loud, even on a Wednesday night. We looked at pieces of raw 100% True Japanese Wagu and it was the most beautiful slab of red meat I have ever seen. It comes with a BIG price tag, so I suggest looking at the menu online before you go. If you are looking for a unique slab of meat and don't mind paying for it, give Killen's a try. But I wouldn't say it's the kind of steakhouse you return to week after week...unless you live close by.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A birthday out
    DonandFran
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food was excellent, the service impeccable and considerate, and the wine list interesting and affordable. In particular our waiter respected the wine by adding just enough wine to the glass without slopping it in. The steaks were delicious and perfectly cooked. The steak fries were a delight: crispy outside and fluffy inside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The steaks were not as good as the first we were there 2 months ago. They were blend. Side orders were still very good. The waiter was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cooked to Perfection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Been to Killen's many times and the food is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice find for steak dinner
    oracle1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Chef Killen has won numerous solid awards...our meal did not disappoint. The steaks were cooked as ordered. The appetizers and desserts were top shelf. His cream brulet bread pudding was quite special (and we have lived in N'awlins where they KNOW HOW to do both creme brulet and bread pudding). The creamed corn with a red pepper kick was also quite nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steaks & Crab Cakes, period.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I am so very impressed with the food. Crab cakes are huge - virtually no breading - with a delicious, buttery sauce that compliments the crab beautifully. The steak was cooked exactly as I requested, an amazing flavor. The steaks are priced from $$$ to $$$$$$. However - when I think about how often I have paid over $30.00 for a steak that was perfectly fine; paying twice that amount for a steak that is absolutely perfect somehow seems totally worth the extra money. As for non-food aspects, the Bartender makes what is probably the best "French 75" cocktail in Houston ... uh ... Pearland. The only downside is the dining room. It is nicely done, but one is never unaware that it appears to be a converted ranch home, with 8 ft. ceilings.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Steak, Sides and Deserts!
    JacobVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I drove all the way to Killen's Steakhouse from Cypress to enjoy a nice dinner on our anniversary. Needless to say, it did not disappoint. We started off with the mesquite pork belly which was mouth watering. I then had a juicy 100% grass fed Ribeye while my wife had a Akaushi filet that melted in your mouth. We got three sides that were all fantastic. The potatoes au gratin, macaroni and cheese, and the broccoli cheese risotto. They were all cheesy and very satisfying. For desert, I had the absolute best carrot cake I have ever eaten. It was so rich and moist! Anyone looking for a meal to satisfy your cravings should definitely try Killen's.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is great
    Killens
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We always make reservations that seem difficult to obtain on a weekend night... but when we arrive there are always open tables (even when reservations indicates no openings) Best steak in Texas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First and last time at Killens
    777jav777
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    From arrival to departure Killens was a very expensive experience for the value. Guests are basically forced to use the valet parking. The valets gave us the wrong tag and almost gave us the wrong car when we left. The steaks, admittedly very tasty, weren't worth the amount charged. The crab cake was good. I ordered grilled romaine salad and got an ungrilled salad. I asked the waiter for a filet recommendation telling him that I wanted something different than the ribeye I always order. What I was served was a $65 rib eye which was barely half inch thick. Killens, which came highly recommended by friends was not worth the hour drive and the $235 bill + valet tip. For my next birthday I'll ask my husband to take me back to Houstons.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sheila C.
    Sheila
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food was prepared perfectly and was delicious; but, the evening we were there a LOUD group of 12 in adjoining room ruined our dining experience. Owners need to have an enclosed area for party groups, so they can celebrate without disturbing others.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food but...
    NoDeuces
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I would imagine this place is always packed. It's a small place and the food is great. Unfortunately, tables are packed together in a way that yields bad experiences. In the main dining are there are two two-person tables that are separated by a six inch column. Not ideal for an anniversary. Also, the wait staff seemed under-staffed. Our waiter was fantastic, when he was present. Unfortunately, he had about two tables too many and one of those was a huge, lingering table. The steak selection is great. My wife's filet was a bit overcooked. Medium returned well. She didn't mind, but it ruined the taste of the Wagyu. We may return, but I wouldn't go with less than four, for fear of one of those awful tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    Rpowledge
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Once again we were very pleased with the service and the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Sadly we are able to visit and worth all of the driving as all 3 of us love the restaurant and will continue on special occasions. This being my Mom's 86th Birthday and she loves your Filet's, we will be back. Never had a better steak and the baked potato was the best we ever had. Wish it was in our budget to visit more often and I will at some point order the 12 oz filet w/bone. We lucked out with our waiter as he was the best.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tony
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a great time as always. There was one table that was way to loud, but it was only one and it has never happened before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return Visit
    Horsiegirl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    First off, I want to say how much I appreciate that the owners have paved the parking lot. We had just had a big rain and on the way I thought to myself that the parking lot would be a mess and I should have worn other shoes, so when I drove up and found the newly paved lot, I was so happy. It was a birthday dinner for my fiancée that we had been looking forward to for several weeks. Our table was ready, we were promptly greeted and the fun began. Our cocktails were delicious and generous, but what I really want to brag about was the steak. I splurged and tried the grass-fed fillet and the birthday boy did the same with another cut. We both love good steak and have been all over the world eating it, but these were special. DELICIOUS.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eat2liv
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food was excellent. Service was a bit slow. Noise level was louder than I remember.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Steak!
    ACSS
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is the almost best kept secret in Houston! I say almost because it is increasingly more difficult to get a table...just goes to show how good the food is, I guess! Oh, and save room for the carrot cake - it is out-of-this-world-good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.