Hereford House - Independence

4.5
1777 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Hereford House is one of Kansas City's legendary steakhouses. Great food, casual atmosphere, superior service and reasonable prices.

Offers

  • Every Day Happy Hour!

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Mon - Thu 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri - Sat 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Special happy hour menu with discounted food and beverages. Available in bar area only every day from 3pm-6pm.

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 1777 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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DeanS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. We loved every bite. Dining room was a shade noisy, but not too bad. Overall a very nice time

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RyanN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Horrible service. Hostess was snarky. I had a reservation but they couldn't seat me right away.

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MarlaT
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner for friends. Steak could have been cooked a bit more to our request .

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vipSpshltymes
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

This visit was not as enjoyable as visits passed. The service was much slower and broken up and the meals that were ordered did not come out as ordered even though it was entered correctly by our waitress.

I tried the short rib dinner and for the price there were only two pieces of short ribs and they were very fatty and the meal was only warm it was not hot like it had sat for a while.

The meatloaf had an extra “kick“ to it this time not remembering to have as many spaces in it.

We will always return as Herford House is one of our favorite places but this time the meal was not up to the standard we are used to.

So grateful that the business seems to be flourishing with lots of customers returning a new customers as well.

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ThomasM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, wonder meal. We were promptly seated and our waiter was a real pro.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We're happy we could meet your expectations!

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vipPal007
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual they provide an excellent dining experience.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on October 11, 2021

We're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us! Thank you for your continued support of our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit!

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KathyN
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to Hereford House for our favorite dessert of bread pudding with Rum flambe. They were out of the 151 Rum, so we were a little disappointed that we had to go without the flambe. The server was kind and apologetic about not having the 151 Rum for the 2nd weekend in a row. We ended up enjoying our dessert with a shot of dark Rum poured over the top.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on October 11, 2021

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your kind comments and this wonderful review. We look forward to your next visit. Take care!

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MarnF
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

A little disappointed. We honestly have cooked better steaks at home. Little flavor. Cooked differently throughout. Not what I would expect for a $40 Riley. 1957 salad and cheddar ranch potatoes were awesome.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for your honest feedback. We will relay your comments to our chef at Independence. We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Take care!

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Grateful
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great, the steak was cooked just the way I liked it.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for sharing your positive experience! Have a wonderful day.

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KenK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

always enjoyed Hereford House, its why I always keep coming back

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on October 11, 2021

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon!

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VickyT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making our evening out so enjoyable. We had a great server and our food and drinks tasted amazing.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! We hope to be of service to you again soon!

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BabetteS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sirloin steak was cooked perfectly and full of flavor. Best steaks in town hands down. And the atmosphere is awesome. We love eating at Independence Hereford House. We make it a monthly outing.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you so much for your positive comments about our Independence location. We look forward to your next visit. Take care!

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JamesM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's was great ...
I go there 4 por 5 times a year and yet had no problems...

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on October 11, 2021

Your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us. We hope to see you again soon!

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EricB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend to anyone. Anybody would enjoy. Great food!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you so much for your positive comments about our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon!

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Chj29er
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance is very nice and the service was excellent. The Brussels sprouts were undercooked and hard. The bread pudding very bland. The prices are very high for only average food. Independence has some excellent restaurants with better food and less cost. The steaks were only average which is inexcusable in Kansas City!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for your honest feedback. We will relay your comments to our team at Independence. We hope you can give us another chance in the future!

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ForrestB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was for 5pm and at that hour it was not busy. The food was served hot and the service was excellent.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on October 11, 2021

We are so happy to read such a great review about our Independence location. We hope to see you again soon!

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Blanche
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasant and attentive server. Generous portions of excellent food, especially the prime rib.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on October 11, 2021

We're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at our Independence location. We look forward to your next visit!

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Milesie
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always great food and comfortable environment. A KC Classic.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on October 11, 2021

We are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience! Have a great day.

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JERRYP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early evening reservation so we had no problem. Server was especially good. Food was prepared as requested and at the correct temperature when brought to the table.

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Chalk
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Ricky was very attentive! Enjoyed our meal.

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LesB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Hereford House steaks are usually well cooked and awesome. This visit, the medium steak I expected came out raw. Sent it back and it came out blackened so bad I couldn't eat it. Ordered a creme brule for desert and it was not cooked properly. It could have been eaten with a straw. For what I paid for dinner for 3 people I was extremely disappointed.

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WendyC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, portions were good. Can not wait to go back

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KateC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Waitress was awful and even chased me out to the parking lot because I only tip good service which she did not provide. Won't be going back to the one in independence mo

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
30 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A descent streak house with good streak selection. The sides were over cooked and lower quality. Limited wine selection.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you for your honest feedback. We are disappointed to hear you are not completely satisfied with your recent visit! We will relay your comments to our chef at Independence. We hope to be of service to you again soon!

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JasonK
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The order was wrong we didn’t get knives for the steaks I had to get up to find someone to get them. Part of the food was cold and tasted weird but that part isn’t really anybody’s fault. For what we spent I think the service should have been way better.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for your honest feedback. We are disappointed to hear you did not receive the top-notch quality service we strive to provide. We will relay your comments to our team at Independence. We hope you can give us another chance in the future!

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vipCalebF
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience like always, great service and friendly waiter

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OpenTable Diner
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The experience was great. My dad enjoyed his steak for his birthday and the service was excellent. The spinach and artichoke dip was the bomb, best I’ve had. It was the first game for the NFL season and they had the game on which was great for my husband and dad. All in all everything was good.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on September 13, 2021

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us for your dad's birthday! We look forward to hosting more special occasions for you in the future. Take care!

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vipSpshltymes
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t know the hostesses name but she’s beautiful dark eyes long dark hair and always so pleasant and friendly. She always works hard to get us our favorite table by the fireplace!

We had a new waitress by the name of Amber and she was a delight! She was humorous yet very timely and checked on us comfortably not too often.

Our food was again very good and we always look forward to our biweekly outing to Herford House. We had been away for a couple weeks and had missed it so it was so nice to be back with people and places we enjoy so much for dining out. Always a blessing and have met so many wonderful young Servers that are so talented!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for your kind comments about our team at Independence. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We look forward to your next visit. Have a wonderful day!

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JulieC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hereford House is an old classic steak house restaurant that we have enjoyed going to many times. Our favorites are the 6 ounce filet, the grilled salmon, or a burger with their salty crusted baked potato. Yum!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you for your continued support of our restaurant. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us! We hope to see you at our Independence location again soon. Take care!

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TaylorW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had to send my food back several times to be cooked to my liking. I still didn’t get what I asked for. I will not be back. Or recommend this steak house to anyone.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on August 30, 2021

We regret to hear your recent experience was anything less than exceptional. We pride ourselves on our high-quality cuisine and service. We will relay your comments to our team at Independence for improvement. We hope you can give us another chance in the future!

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Skelly
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in from out of town to celebrate a birthday. I had heard about how great the food, service, and restaurant was. It did not disappoint us. In all areas, it exceeded our expectations, and the server, Ross, was superb. If we make it back again to the area, this will be at the top of our list to dine there again.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you for choosing our restaurant for your birthday celebration! We are so happy to hear we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to your next visit!

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OBryans
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary at one of our favorites, Hereford House. You can always expect delicious, perfectly cooked steaks, fresh salad (the best dressings), and perfect sides. I chose the Petite filets, with salad & brussel sprouts, he had the Prime rib, cheddar scalloped potatoes & salad, perfectly paired with a Zin for me & Cab for him. Our Server was attentive & joked about separate checks when we told him it was our 30th Anniversary. He promptly came out with a warm brownie & ice cream to celebrate. A perfect ending to a delicious Anniversary dinner. Thank you Hereford House!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on August 30, 2021

We are so happy to hear you chose Hereford House for your Wedding Anniversary celebration. Thank you for your continued support of our restaurant! We look forward to your next visit. Take care!

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RichardS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Service was OK and the food was just not up to par. My Kansas City strip in Kansas City just did not make the grade and I was pretty tough for medium rare. I took my team of consultants out to dinner to this location because it was fabulous last time I did it and this one here disappointed me.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you for your honest feedback. We are disappointed to hear you did not receive the top-notch quality cuisine we strive to provide. We will relay your comments to our chef at Independence. We hope you can give us another chance in the future!

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KathyN
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meals, drinks, and dessert! We had steak medallions, various drinks from the bar and finished off with white chocolate bread pudding. It was all served in a timely manner by a courteous and helpful server.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on August 30, 2021

We're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at our Independence location. We look forward to your next visit. Take care!

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KarriM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was cooked to perfection! Service was great as well!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you for your kind comment! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our steak. 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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JulieT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Would have eaten at Texas Roadhouse for half the price. Nice people but total waste of $$$

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you for your honest feedback. We will relay your comments to our marketing team. We hope to be of service to you again in the future!

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KathyM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Steaks were served without steak knives, and we had to chase down a server to get them. Dessert served without silverware, and we had to chase down server to get them.

Good news! The check came early! Maybe we aren’t your desired customers?

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We are disappointed to hear you did not receive the top-notch quality service we strive to provide. We will relay your comments to our team at Independence. We hope you can give us another chance in the future!

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being the first visit ever to Independence MO it was first time ever to Hereford House. I have raised beef cattle all my life and am pretty critical about steak when I go out. Hereford House did not disappoint. The steak was fantastic, cooked perfectly and brought to the table hot. Wait staff were pleasant and extremely professional. I would recommend if you want a good meal while your in Independence MO seek this place out.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you for your praise and kind comments about our team. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our Certified Hereford Beef steaks. We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Until next time!

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TerriD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had taken our 26 year old niece for her birthday and she had never been before. Food was excellent, our waiter was great and good time. Noticed it was quite busy for a Monday night.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you for your kind comments and this wonderful review! We look forward to your next visit. Until next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was good as usual

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you for your continued support of our restaurant! We look forward to your next visit. Take care!

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FAQs

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

Hereford House - Independence is rated 4.5 stars by 1777 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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