Hereford House - Independence

4.6
1692 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Hereford House is one of Kansas City's legendary steakhouses. Great food, casual atmosphere, superior service and reasonable prices.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1692 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmimitoni
Kansas City
76 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our annual birthday party. Was great!

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vipTomC
Kansas City
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great lunch with my nephew and great nephew. Don't recall the servers name, but she was excellent. Looking forward to another visit.

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vipAljo
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the warm reception from Alex was welcoming and very appreciated. The service from Emma was top notch and the prime rib was delicious. How fortunate we are to have such a great restaurant in KC that supports our Chiefs' every win with half price prime rib. Thank you, Hereford House in Independence!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments about our Independence location. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our ½ Price Prime Rib Special. We hope to see you again soon for another KC win!

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Spshltymes
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Overall Always enjoyed going here they were just having an off day not opening until 3 PM and quite busy

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your honest feedback. We are disappointed to hear your recent visit did not live up to your expectations. We strive to provide high-quality food and service regardless of how busy we are. We hope you can give us another chance in the future!

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Socalmo
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Restaurant week deal wasn't worth it...carrot cake with no icing?

Horrible menu selection and quality.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

We are disappointed to hear you had a negative experience with us. We strive to provide high-quality cuisine for our guests and regret to hear that this was not the case during your visit. We hope you can give us another chance in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had good food and enjoyed it.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments! We hope you have a great day!

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ArlandC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ive been to Hereford House quite a few times and this was the best. The steaks were cooked perfectly and our waitress was the best.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

We are so happy to hear about your positive experience at our restaurant! We are more than happy to relay your comments to our team at Independence! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipMoLadybug
Kansas City
31 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening! Our service was excellent, half of our party of 8 ordered from the Restaurant Week menu, rest of us ordered from the Dinner for Two on the regular menu (highly recommend!). My prime rib was awesome, hubby’s 12 oz Strip same! Everyone loved the good & service!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments! We appreciate your positive feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us during KC Restaurant Week! We look forward to your next visit!

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Waited a long time for someone to take our drink orders, then bring us our drinks (probably 20 minutes). Food was ok, but not as good as it was when we came a few years ago. We just weren't as pleased as we thought we would be, especially for the price we paid.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

We are disappointed to hear you were not completely satisfied with your recent experience. We strive to provide top-notch service and quality for our guests, and we regret to learn this was not the case during your visit. We hope that you can give us another chance in the future.

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NickB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The experience aspect was fine. We had a reservation, were seated within a few minutes of that time. The waiter was friendly and attentive. Food arrived quickly.

The problem was the quality of the food and the price we paid. Hereford House used to be known for great steaks. Not so much anymore based on our experience. We both ordered the ribeye, one medium, the other medium rare. What we received was one medium-well and the other well. I don't know if the pandemic cut off their salt supply but nothing had any seasoning at all. I expect better from Applebees. And to top it all off you get hit with a good steakhouse bill at the end.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We strive for 100% satisfaction, and we regret to find out this was not the case during your recent visit. However, we are happy to hear you found our staff to be supportive and your overall experience satisfying. We hope you can give us another chance in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experiencing Restaurant Week and Hereford House did not disappoint. I had pork chops which were delicious and my boy had sirloin steak which was just as good! We enjoyed our experience.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your positive comments! We are pleased to hear you had an enjoyable experience at our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! Food was and always is on point.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

We are so happy to hear you had a positive experience at our restaurant. We hope to see you at our Independence location again soon!

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Junior
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the twin bacon wrapped medallions with loaded baked potatoes and salads. This is our favorite option here and it was delicious as usual. Our waiter was Travis and he was wonderful and attentive.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your continued support of our restaurant. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our Bacon-Wrapped Tenderloin Medallions! We are more than happy to pass along your comments to our team at Independence, specifically Travis! We hope to see you again soon.

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DiningDuo
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We have been to Hereford House in Independence many times and have previously had good experiences. If this had been our first/only experience, we would never go back. We had dinner during Restaurant Week and the food and service were both marginal - except for the double chocolate brownie which was quite good. At one point we realized it had been almost 30 minutes since we had even seen our server. Our total was $140. We went to lunch at another restaurant two days later, spent half the money the food was twice as good.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your honest feedback. We are disappointed to hear your recent experience was less than satisfactory. We strive to provide top-notch service and quality for our guests and are disappointed this was not the case during your visit. We hope you can give us another chance in the future.

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Spshltymes
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always enjoy sitting by the fireplace love the variety of choices as well on the menu

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the ambiance of our Independence location. We hope to see you again soon.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. We went on a day they had $8 burger and fries and it was a steal because the steakburger was huge with a big serving of fries. Service was great. Waiter was always there with anything you needed. Great food, normally have a good special, and a variety of choices.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our $8 burger day special. We look forward to serving you more burgers in the future!

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LindaM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is consistantly well prepared. The staff are courteous and knowledgeable.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your amazing review of our Independence location! We are happy to hear you found our staff helpful! We hope to see you again soon.

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NatC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hereford House provides consistently high quality food and ambiance.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments. It is reviews like this that motivate us to continue providing high-quality food and service for our guests. We hope you have a great day!

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vipAljo
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, Hereford House, for the delicious half-price prime rib dinner and your support for the KC Chiefs, even in a Bye week!
Great atmosphere, friendly and professional service and top notch cuisine!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our Prime Rib Special! We hope to see you again soon for another Kansas City win!

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Kimi
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very enjoyable. We enjoyed our time and our server
Was
Amazing!!’

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

We are so happy to hear you had an enjoyable experience at our restaurant. Thank you for your positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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JudyR
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Price was great during restaurant week.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your support of our restaurant and the Don Bosco Centers. We are happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us during KC Restaurant Week. We hope to see you again soon!

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Jessjones
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great bday dinner the steak bread salad was amazing. And the drinks were well worth the value. I’ll be back soon 🔜

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

We are so happy to hear you chose Hereford House for your birthday celebration! We look forward to providing you with more memorable experiences. We hope you had a great birthday!

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TMac
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious!! Looking forward to our next visit.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your positive review! We are looking forward to your next visit as well. Take care!

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Mkc14
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Restaurant was busy, but we were seated promptly. Food was delicious, and portions were ample. We had to bring some food home. Service was a little slow, but the dining area was full. Masks were worn by all restaurant personnel.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your amazing review of our restaurant. We are happy to hear you had a positive experience with us. We appreciate your patience with our staff and thank you for your support! We look forward to your next visit!

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TyeshaW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

My overall service was great my waitress was awesome but my food was cold

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

We are so happy to hear you found our service to be exceptional. We apologize for your food temperature and hope you can give us another chance in the future.

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GaryE
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Place! We will return. I want to try some of the steaks. We had the lunch specials, Meatloaf and Steak burger, both very good! We had great service from our waitress Emma!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind words. We are more than happy to pass along your comments to our team at Independence, specifically Emma! Thank you again for your great review, hoping to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad experience here

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NathanV
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The restaurant was so dark, I had to use the light on my phone to see the menu, and this was at 4:30 in the afternoon.
The steaks that my wife and I got were both substandard. The sizes were great, the flavor was very lacking. I didn’t finish mine, not that I couldn’t... it just wasn’t good, and I’m usually the guy who takes leftovers home.
I consistently get much better steaks at Longhorn or Texas Roadhouse.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on January 11, 2021

We are disappointed to hear you are not satisfied with your recent visit. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we can improve. We hope you will consider us again in the future. Thanks again for your feedback!

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CalebF
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for New Year’s Eve, we have been many times and it was delicious as always my only issue was slow service however I’m pretty sure they were under staffed and didn’t expect to be that busy on NYE during a pandemic, great service though and our waiter was amazing!! Food was excellent!! only downsides were we never got any of their great bread and we were there for 2.5 hours, otherwise outstanding and we will be back

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thank you for your honest feedback! We are happy to hear your chose Hereford House for your New Year’s Eve dinner. We appreciate your patience with our team and apologize for the wait time. We hope to see you again soon!

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VickiT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time - brought friends from Idaho! Happy New Year!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy to hear you celebrated the New Year with friends at Hereford House. We hope to see you again soon!

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food & service was excellent. Unfortunately, we were sat in an overflow room rather than the main dinning room. :(

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear your experience was mostly satisfactory. We are always more than happy to seat our guests in a new area that is to their liking. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipAljo
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess is always so kind to us and we were seated in a beautiful private room. Thank you, that was very special. Emma served us and was professional, delightful, and made our dining experience unforgettable. Love the staff and excellent food. Hereford House is an exemplary dining experience.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thank you so much for your positive comments about our Independence location. We are more than happy to pass along your comments to our team, specifically Emma! We hope you have a wonderful day!

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CarrieE
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I absolutely love Hereford House. Their salads, steaks, desserts & drinks. Our Go To place always when we want a nice enjoyable date night!!!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on January 11, 2021

We are so happy to hear our Independence location is your go-to date night spot! We look forward to providing you with more positive dining experiences in the future! Thank you for your continued support.

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fast service and the best-made Long Island Iced Tea I have ever had!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thank you for your positive feedback! We are pleased to hear you enjoy our Long Island Iced Tea! We hope to see you again soon.

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LarryC
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Why we keep coming back. Have ordered for carry out was still good but like eating in.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thank you for your kind comments! We are so happy to hear you enjoy our curbside to-go and dining at our restaurant. We hope to be of service to you again soon!

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DallaM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate Christmas Eve. Recommend to all.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you for your amazing review! We are so happy to hear you chose Hereford House for your Christmas Eve meal. We hope to see you again soon!

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EricS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Went for Christmas Eve, and we were sat in a room that was more of an add-on than inside the restaurant. The tables they had put together were huge, so we felt we were 10 ft from those across the table from us... which was great for social distance! But not great for conversations.
The service was amazing and fast, and the meal was top-notch. One of the best prime ribs I've had in years!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on December 31, 2020

Thank you for you review! We are happy to hear your enjoyed dining with us during the holidays. We look forward to your next special occasion.

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DanW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food but too high a cost to be a weekly occurrence. we were celebrating the holiday with a friend.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on December 31, 2020

We are so happy to hear you chose Hereford House for your Christmas Eve dinner! We look forward to providing you with more positive experiences in the future! Happy Holidays!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday lunch was great!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on December 31, 2020

We are so happy to hear you chose Hereford House for your birthday meal! We hope you had a wonderful birthday and hope to see you again soon.

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DavidS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food, love the dinners for two. Nice place for date night.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on December 23, 2020

Thank you for your kind comments! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the Dinner for Two meal. We look forward to your next date night.

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Hereford House - Independence offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 795-9200.

Hereford House - Independence is rated 4.6 stars by 1692 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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