Hereford House - Independence

4.6
1784 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 1784 people are saying
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4.5
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WendyC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
28 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 5 days ago

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
1 review
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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CalebF
Kansas City
16 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
21 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
2 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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Francois
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and atmosphere. I had the filet minion and potatoes, and my sweetheart had the Shrimp and Grits special, which was fabulous!!! She tried to find that dish in South Carolina, but came home to find it in Kansas City. What a treat!!! I got to enjoy her leftovers, and I agree with her and also hope that the Shrimp and Grits will become a standard on the Hereford House menu! The Cheddar Cheese they add to the grits is divine!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Independence! We hope to see you again soon. Take care!

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AmyL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was okay, not the greatest for the price. The atmosphere was nice and the drinks were good. Service was good.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on August 30, 2021

We are disappointed to learn you are not completely satisfied with your visit but will take this opportunity to improve. Thank you for your feedback. We hope to be of service to you again soon!

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PhilH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner for 2 is always a nice date night out, especially if you like a nice steak.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on August 30, 2021

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our Dinner for Two meal! We hope to see you again soon.

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KathyN
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The cod was overcooked and difficult to chew. My husband's steak medallions were fantastic and tender. The server was very kind and very apologetic for the overcooked cod, removing it from the ticket and then he also gave us complimentary dessert.

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! - Megan

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badger
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The dinner for 2 was good.. nice selection —ribeye steak was very good and fries crisp. Salmon was good but Brussels were a little dull. Creme brûlée was ok

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vipSpshltymes
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We waited longer than normal for a waiter or waitress but we always have good service when we get a waiter or waitress.

We both tried new entrées tonight and we’re very happy with our meal. Very flavorful nice portions and the vegetables were al dente and not soft and over cooked.

We interacted with four employees who were all very delightful from the hostess Michelle who had a beautiful smile and was very pleasant upon greeting us along with Matt, Kaitlyn and Brett who all helped serve our meal
along with bread service and drinks.

Brett was a delight as he listen to my concern about eating very late and needing something to start before my meal came so I asked for my mashed potatoes and gravy as my appetizer and he accommodated me with that and I was so happy! The mashed potatoes were the best I’ve ever had there they had big hunks of real potatoes in them and very flavorful!

We are so grateful for the Herford house we love dining here and always do it at dinner over lunch and have always had very good service.

Thank you for giving us an opportunity to rave about the delicious food and the wonderful service!!!

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PamelaC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was wonderful, the food was just as expected and the atmosphere was very nice and relaxing.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on July 28, 2021

We are happy to have provided you with such a positive experience! Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. Have a great day!

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vipSpshltymes
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We both tried new entrées and they were delicious. The outlaw pasta meal was excellent for flavor and temperature but the pasta was overcooked (soft mushy chew) but I would order it again.... Would ask for it to be al dente pasta preparation.

1957 Side Salad portion was a much smaller portion on the serving size this time but I always enjoy it and get it every time withi the entrée as a side dish.

Love the ambience and the server was joyful. we had a new server his name is Matt he was wonderful very efficient friendly very knowledgeaable... We have been blessed with great servers AndrewI..I believe Kelsey is the female name and now Matt.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on July 20, 2021

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

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Dennis
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Center cut filet was excellent. Cooked perfectly. Good service.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on July 20, 2021

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our Center-Cut Filet. Thank you for your kind comments and this wonderful review!

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

Amber took very good care of us. Very pleasant, somewhat witty, young lady. We like servers with life and smiles.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your positive feedback! We are more than happy to relay your comments to our team at Independence, including Amber. We look forward to your next visit!

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MatthewL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat In good atmosphere Service was great

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you so much for your positive comments about our Independence location! Have a great day.

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, our waiter was right on the ball, not overly intrusive, but there with whatever we needed.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on July 20, 2021

We are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience! We look forward to your next visit to our Independence location.

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TonyaS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at Hereford House… but will go back again.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on July 20, 2021

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your first visit to our restaurant! We look forward to your next visit.

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RoeM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average food for the price, waitress was friendly and attentive.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on July 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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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went for a nice dinner for my husband’s birthday because we knew we could count on having a good experience. This time, however, the Hostess was rude and dismissive when my daughter walked in and said we had reservations. She looked past her and said “Where’s your party?” My daughter replied “parking”. She was then ignored - even when the rest of us walked in. Hostess proceeded to have a lengthy telephone conversation, seat three other parties, and finally came back to us. I’ve been treated with more enthusiasm and respect at an Applebee’s. Food was good, table service was excellent. It’s unfortunate that we were treated badly at the beginning.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your honest feedback. We are disappointed to hear you did not receive the top-notch service we strive to provide. We will relay your comments to our team at Independence. We hope to be of service to you again soon!

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vipSpshltymes
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Kaitlyn our waitress was a joy I try different entrées each visit and I had the ribs last night. I found they were dry and a little too fatty for my liking but you win some and you lose some! The meatloaf entrée was a very nice serving but a little bit more seasoned than we anticipated a little on the Salty side but then we are salt sensitive.

It was a cool night I would’ve loved if the fireplace was on because we were able to sit by the fireplace but I understand it doesn’t seem right to run it in the heat of the summer even though it was rainy and cold

we love the Herford House were there at least twice a week and we will continue to come back❣️🌺💘

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us! We look forward to your next visit to our Independence location.

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RobinD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooo Good! Flambé bread pudding the perfect ending to the perfect meal!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on July 14, 2021

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our White Chocolate Bread Pudding! Have a great day.

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vipSpshltymes
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super busy evening but had a wonderful waiter andrew who always gives us great service and has a dynamic smile! The food was very nice had to return one vegetable to have it freshly made as it was cold but our steaks were lovely are baked potatoes were the best we’ve had there in a long time and the salads for marvelous!

Always enjoy Herford House in the ambience

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on July 14, 2021

We're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! Thank you for this wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon!

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Avery
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. My filet was very food. My dinner mates also enjoyed their salmon and strip steak. Sides were excellent except the asparagus.

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on July 14, 2021

Your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us. We hope to see you at our Independence location soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Our server was very gracious but it took 45 minutes to get our food and the restaurant was not busy. 2 of 3 steaks had to be sent back as one was way over done and the other was very rare. When I got my ribeye back it didn’t taste or even look like a ribeye. The server said that it was probably the end cut of the ribeye area.- lucky me! He was nice enough to take my steak off of the bill but I only ate 2-3 bites because of the weird taste. Pretty bad when you go to a steak place like Hereford House and you leave hungry. I hope this review is sent to the restaurant manager as something needs to be done!

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DuaneinKC
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, awesome atmosphere, and awesome steaks cooked perfectly!

Hereford House - Independence
Responded on July 14, 2021

We strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at our Independence location. We look forward to your next visit. Take care!

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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 1784 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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