Hereford House - Independence

4.5
1647 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 1647 people are saying
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4.6
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StevenC
Des Moines
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food .... thank you!!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your kind words! We are always more than happy to read a review from a satisfied customer. We hope you have a great day.

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KerryT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately. Then the waitress took our order and suggested a great wine. The food (steak soup, turkey with gravy, prime rib , fire roasted corn and mashed potatoes)was great and the portions were perfect. The dessert was carrot cake and it was delicious. The giant fireplace and rich warm wood furnishings created the perfect Thanksgiving dinner.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded a day ago

We are so happy to hear that your entire experience was great! Thank you for leaving us this outstanding review, and we hope to host you again soon for the holidays.

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JenniferK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Mold on the bread served, Orders were incorrect and waiter was horrible too.
Not going back

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MarkM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice quiet Thanksgiving dinner. Menu was nice, food was good. Service was great as always. Dessert was kinda a let down, both options were not up to par, carrot cake was really dry and the pumpkin pie had no taste and a small dab of whipping cream. Stuffing was really dry as well. But... great experience. Just expected more from a set menu with taste from Hereford House reputation.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded a day ago

We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not completely satisfactory. We aim to provide the highest quality cuisine for our customers. We hope that you can give us another chance in the future to prove this!

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JoesphO
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went on a Monday night. Not too crowded. Was very good. Waiter was outstanding.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your fantastic review of our Independence location! We hope to continue providing you with great service in the future.

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DaveE
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great steak in our favorite restaurant. We have been customers for over 50 years, starting with the original downtown restaurant. Very happy to have the Independence restaurant.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded a day ago

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed another steak from Hereford House! We hope to continue to provide you with outstanding food and service for many more years to come! Thank you for your continued support throughout the years.

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Mark
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food OK, but service poor, not enough help, slow and noisy. Not yup to HH standards.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded a day ago

We are sorry to hear that your recent experience at our restaurant was not satisfactory. We appreciate your patience with our staff and will relay your comments to our team at Independence. We hope that you can give us another chance in the future!

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Spshltymes
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I request the tables by the fireplace for special occasions! This was a beautiful evening to do that because it was cold and rainy outside! The fireplace added so much ambience in our waitress Emma was wonderful

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on November 16, 2020

We are pleased to hear that your experience at our restaurant was special! We always strive to make each visit a memorable one for our customers! We are more than happy to relay your comments to the team at our Independence location. Have a wonderful day!

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Fredm
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It seems to me that your Carrot Cake isn't as good as years passed

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that our Carrot Cake was not completely satisfactory! We hope that you can give it another try in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food !!!!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on November 9, 2020

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

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skidrow
Kansas City
27 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

When we dine out, the Hereford House is usually our first choice. We were greeted immediately and seated at once. Our steak selections were cooked as ordered and to perfection. Our server, as observed, was pretty busy, and it took more than expected time to finish up with the check. The food was excellent !

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! We are pleased you enjoyed your recent experience at our restaurant. Thank you for your patience with our staff. We look forward to your next visit!

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JacquelineD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib and Brussels sprouts were amazing! The service was perfect.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your kind review! We are glad you enjoyed your Prime Rib and Brussel Sprouts from our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon!

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Aljo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious half price prime rib because Hereford House supports our Chiefs every time we win! Go Chiefs and thank you, Hereford House! A winning combination that makes the Kansas City area the best place to live.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on November 9, 2020

We are so happy to read such an awesome review of Hereford House and Kansas City! We are happy to provide our customers with great deals to celebrate the special times!

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BrownEyedGirl
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for steaks! Wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. Nice place for a date night with your sweetheart.

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LarryC
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT as usual! Busy because the CHIEFS won on monday.

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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

My meatloaf was cold. The asparagus didnt seem cooked at all. My salad had no dressing on it.

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vipAmyB
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a great ending to our day. Our steaks were delicious . Meal was a great value. Our server was very attentive and friendly.

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JanL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious prime rib. I ordered MED rare and it was pink and perfect. We enjoyed the 1/2 price prime rib after our chiefs win. Always excellent service.

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vipJimandJC
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Charles was an excellent server!

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DarrellL
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating in a restaurant since COVID started. We were very comfortable. The service was great and the food was excellent!!

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LeesSummitneighbor
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

There were 6 teenagers there for Homecoming. They loved it but said their server was a bit rude to them. They thought maybe she didn’t like having to wait on 6 teens. They loved the food.

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JeffK
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always an excellent steak, great sides, and good drinks make for a memorable meal. Thank you for a great evening

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Frankie
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hereford House remains an outstanding place for a delicious meal with excellent service. So many places have cut back on service and quality during this pandemic, but the Hereford House maintains it high standards in every department.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just not enough traditional steakhouses in the world today. This one is great

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely wonderful meal. Shared a great celebration moment with friends and family at the best place! Emma was our server, I can not say enough positive about her. She made our experience perfect! She was knowledgeable, attentive, friendly and funny! Not only did she provide wonderful service but as we are here on a vacation she provided us with a suggestion on where to go, which we definitely be doing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

29th wedding anniversary and dinner was fantastic.

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PaulA
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is a must for my wife and I! We come here at least twice a year, for birthday or anniversary. We simply love the food, the service is impeccable no matter who waits on you. The ambiance is one for those special occasions. We will continue to be customers as long as they’ll have us!

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KenW
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good value for the price paid overall. Good cut of beef, cooked right and served hot.

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Scooter
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was excellent at the Hereford Ross is an experienced server. We have had him numerous times and he is always at the top of his game. The food was excellent as usual and it was for my birthday!

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LarryC
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. The prime rib was cooked to perfection! Service was excellent under the restrictions.

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williamj
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we eat with you on special occasions and was well pleased with everything.our steaks was the best ever. thank you so much.

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JasonA
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, the food is always five stars and the employees are super friendly. Loved it.

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RonL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service from Matt was great! My husband's steak was done just right for him but mine was supposed to be Medium well and it was very well done. Matt kindly got me another one, gave me a free dessert, and took 10% off our tab. Thank you, Matt!

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vipEntertainment
Kansas City
88 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kansas City steak...yummy

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vipstella
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Andrew was a great waiter and very knowledgeable of menu items. I must say I was sad to here you had to eliminate your number one onion rings in Kansas City from the menu.

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ChrisF
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only criticism is being seated too close to the kitchen but understand that seating is limited right now.

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TerriD
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

I reserved my table online several hours before my reservation and requested a booth. When I got to the restaurant I was told they would not be able to give me a booth because they gave them to other people despite the fact that I had reserved mine several hours in advance. They stuck me in the big room with the windows with a large party that was so loud it made my head spin. I was trying to read a book and couldn't even concentrate. The atmosphere really took away from my meal. Other than that, food and service was great.

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Midwesterner72
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had an early dinner for their "816" special on Sunday late afternoon. Only problem we had was some confusion about who was to wait on our table. After being quickly seated, no one came to the table to take our order for about 10 minutes. Place was pretty empty at 4:30, so we don't know what the problem was. Finally went to hostess to ask her to send someone to our table. After our waiter arrived, service was excellent. We had the Chicken Caesar Salad and Salmon Salad (got the last piece), served with delicious warm rolls and butter. Due to our wait, the nice waiter comped us a piece of their yummy Carrot Cake! Couldn't refuse that:)

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RhondaG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great place to eat. Great location.

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DaveE
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early dinner and the restaurant was very quiet since we dined early. It was very clean, waiter wore a mask and we felt safe. Can’t go wrong with filets and they were perfectly cooked and delicious. Still one of our favorite restaurants and we’ve been dining at the Hereford House since 1963 when they were located downtown.

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 1647 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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