Killen's Steakhouse
Killen's Steakhouse

Killen's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.killenssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (281) 485-0844
  • 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 WinnerSteak
Killen's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
282 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (212)fit for foodies (123)romantic (98)neighborhood gem (96)notable wine list (85)good for groups (46)hot spot (23)late-night find (7)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Problem with service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We went to Killen's for our first time, it was for a birthday. We arrived 15 minutes ahead of our reservations, but our table was ready, and we were seated. A member of the wait staff immediately brought bread and water, but this is not anyone who greets or converses with you. There were 3 tables occupied in our section, attended to by two servers. All these tables were eating when we arrived. These tables finished, and departed the restaurant. We had still not had a waiter greet us. We had been there 30 minutes by this time. Right at our 45 minute mark, two more tables were seated, waiters immediately greeting them, asking if it was first time at restaurant, explaining cuts of meat, etc. At this point, husband went to the hostess and asked for the manager. We were then immediately attended to. We still didn't get the initial service the other tables had, could not tell you if there were any specials that night, we had to ask for waiter to tell us about cuts of meat, etc. They did comp some of the items from our tab. We will go back, as food was excellent. But....we will speak up right away if not attended to. With it being our first time, we didn't know what to expect, so did not speak up earlier!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Killens never disappoints
    BuffetGourmet
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    "Best steak I have ever had" These are the words spoken from my clients on Wednesday night. Server was impressive with his knowledge of both the steak and wine menu's. Most definitely a great experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We celebrated with friends there 23rd anniversary. The food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    luvfood
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was our second visit to Killen's. The food is always outstanding. We had the scallop appetizer - scallops were cooked perfect. The Akaushi Wagyu Bone-In ribeye was cooked to a perfect medium rare - wonderful flavor. Wine list has a large selection. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak in the Houston area
    Divingwow
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Had the best steak I hsve ever had in he Houston area. Service was top notch and thorough explanation of the cuts was helpful for first time visitors. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for two 11/12/14
    Hack
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Everything was very good, especially the (dry aged) steaks. Service was very good. Things were a little pricey, but I knew that going in. The only real complaint was that our table was drafty (a cold front had moved into Houston) and when the front door was opened it got downright chilly, as our table was close to the entrance)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    Albert
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This is the best steakhouse in the country bar-non
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My favorite restaurant
    Jackie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Saturday the 8th was, I believe, our 3rd time this year to dine at Killen's and each as been a fabulous experience. Can't wait for our next reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and Noise
    PandF1988
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food was great but noise was terrible!! Could not enjoy conversation because of all the background and other nearby tables noise!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, like always!
    Shiva
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Everything turned out perfect! The ribeye was great and my wife's flounder was an interesting combination of flavors. The waiter was excellent and the place filled up nicely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice experience overall
    KKB1999
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Staff was top notch. Food amazing. Just a small place so no way to control noise level but it was still a very nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Family and I
    Letmetellyou
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We (my mother, stepfather, son and myself) all went to enjoy the amazing food we heard about. Our app. was the crabcake and it was amazing. For the most part it was good but the featured meal left something to be desired. I believe it was flounder stuffed with crab and red potatoes, my mom wished she never ordered. We also ordered the porterhouse which according to my parents was very good. Although not on the menu they offered my six year old chicken teders. They were really good and a large portion, bonus points. I had shrimp and fries that were really tastey. Once again there was little seasoning so it was a bit bland but still good. The crabcake off of the app. menu and the steak were the best things by far. Great service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steaks!
    gr8stk
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    If you're in the market for a good steak, head to Killen's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steakhouse
    Thecarnivor
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I've eaten at quite a few great steak houses and without a doubt Killen's is the best. If you get Dan or Patrick as your waiters then you can't go wrong. The steaks are outstanding and the sides are the best I've ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Food
    Fireman4a
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This was our second "special occasion" visit to Killen's and the experience was very similar to our first one a year ago. This place is small and very energetic. We went on a Thursday night and it was basically full. It is not really a romantic setting because it is so open that it is constantly noisy as conversations are going on all around you. What makes up for that is the amazing food! The steaks and the sides are delicious and perfectly prepared, the wine is excellent although we needed help choosing one from the large selection. This place is definitely not inexpensive so it is only a special occasion restaurant for us, but the food is wonderful and I'm sure we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boys
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    great food...knowledgeable staff...surprising variety of both steaks and other choices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Had a very enjoyable dinner with my husband recently. First time visiting and it far exceeded our expectations. The crab cake was divine and the steaks awesome! Service was top notch as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Service is great. Had the Akaushi filet which was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dry Aged Beef
    edwardlaaseVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Let me start by saying maybe I am biased. I live in Pearland and it is fun to brag about a home town restaurant. But notwithstanding that fact, I think Ronnie Killen serves the best beef in Houston, in Texas and maybe the US. Our regular waiter Emment had a day off but Lance provided equally great service. Parking used to be a challenge but no more. They have valet service. The meal started with a superb shrimp cocktail. The shrimp were huge, tender and fresh. Next was the heirloom tomato, burratto salad with olive and basil oil dressing. First time for it and we loved it. Finally the Pièce de résistance, a dry aged rib eye cooked to perfection. We were in heaven. Thank you Ronnie. Can't wait until you get a new bigger place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 27 ounces and more
    goodfoodlover
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I took my daughter to Killen's for her birthday. We had a delicious mixed greens salad with blue cheese, apple, candied walnuts, and the house vinaigrette, the black eyed pea and smoked pork gumbo (a meal in its self), the 27 ounce (melt in your mouth) bone rib eye, macaroni and cheese, creamed corn, and for desert the carrot cake (must have) and bread pudding. Every bite was better than the last!!! The food, atmosphere, and the service were top notch and well worth the price!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Steakhouse
    TKSmoke
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The best wagyu rib eye steak I've ever had. And the crab cake appetizer was also best in class. The carrot cake was most excellent. Highly recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Treasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My husband and I have tried several times to dine at Killen's however, it is very hard to get reservations at the last minute. But this weekend we finally were able to eat there after a late movie. Everything was divine!! We ordered the snapper and a Japanese steak with grilled asparagus,mac&cheese, and carrot cake! The food melted in our mouths!You will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sorrel
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great food and service, however it was very loud and hard to hear. Our 9.00pm reservation was not ready and there is no where to wait inside. Overall, We enjoyed the evening at lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food? Phenomenal.
    LoloHouston
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Best steak ever! Great wine list. Definitely a special night out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but
    KendrickTX
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food was great, atmosphere was so so. My girlfriend dressed up big time, but It wasn't that kind of place. Food was great, but it wasn't like other Houston steakhouses. More of a family dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food for Queens and Kings
    LemlemcoVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were dining with friends on Friday Night. Celebrating a belated birthday with the Ochier's. This was great people, great food, and over the top conversation. The food included appetizers ( crab cake, fried asparagus with carb meat on top, scollops wrapped with bacon on a bed of potato slice, shrimps, fried calamari with a sweep & spicy sauce), salads, the main course (steaks, Seared Ahi tuna, potatoes, mushrooms, salads, and top off deserts (something chocolate, and creme brulee bread pudding) This is a place for dining and dinner ... JJ Watts was dined very near that evening October 24, 2014 Shalom
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Killens is always the best.
    Love2eat
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Excellent food. Great service. From the starters to the main course, the food is amazing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dress code
    Tom3014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner for my wife's birthday- I felt that the class of this sort restaurant was very low- jeans and polo shirts allowed?A little more dress code, for a classy restaurant would have been appreciated.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • true gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Didn't know it even existed but the food was amazing. We will return
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The waiter got my order wrong so my husband ate by himself, then my order came and I ate by myself. Kind of ruined our 20th anniversary dinner together. But a lady came by and said the dessert was on the restaurant. Carrot cake was delicious. They also sat us at a 2 person table which was not very romantic.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Everything was great but.....I have not eaten there in awhile and the quality of steak seems to have slipped. While it was much better than the local chain steaks by a huge margin, it seemed lesser quality than I have had at the place many times before. Still excellent, though, and I realize all steaks are not the same.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for that Special Occasion
    SteakLovers12
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Heard about this restaurant from multiple people and had to try. The service was amazing. Great recommendations and extreme knowledge of the steaks they serve. I felt I got a PHD in steak when I left. The lump Crab appetizer was the best I have ever tasked and the Steak was out of this world. Cooked to perfection. Great sides and deserts. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak
    BuffetGourmet
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I live in the Pearland area and highly recommend Killens for special occasions. It is a little expensive but all menu items are amazing. I have eaten at all the major steakhouses... Killens is the best steak I have ever eaten!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuesday night dinner
    NewYork
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The usual Killens experience, great food and service, but this time two things were missing..... They did not have any cheesecake? Waiter said it wasn't ready?? This was dinner at 8 when we were ordering dessert. And the meatballs that we love on the menu were gone!!!! Food critic from the Houston Chronicle didn't like them, so they were removed... Follow your own instincts Ronnie, if the patrons have loved the meatballs for so long and yet you listen to a food critic to keep your ratings up..... Maybe this family will find another place to go.... And let our friends know who you listen to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Steak House in Houston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I highly recommend Killen's. You have to try the crab cakes and asparagus appetizers and the American Wagyu steak. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TheFlash
    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