About Hereford House - Independence

Hereford House is one of Kansas City's legendary steakhouses. Great food, casual atmosphere, superior service and reasonable prices.

19721 East Jackson Drive
Independence, MO 64057
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 6:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 9:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: All Day

Cross Street:
I-70 & Little Blue Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 795-9200

Website:
http://www.herefordhouse.com/

Catering:
Our off-site catering can provide anything from a salad & baked potato bar to a multi-course wedding dinner. Select from our extensive catering menu or have our chef create a customized menu for your event. Special dietary requests are no problem.

Please Contact Jackie Julian for booking details.
jjulian@herefordhouse.com (816)327-0800

Parking Details:
Both private & public parking is available at the attached convention center.

Executive Chef:
Anourom Thomson

Private Party Facilities:
For over 50 years Hereford House has long been the restaurant where memories are made. From wedding receptions and anniversary celebrations to holiday parties and family reunions, we can help make your special occasion truly memorable.

Private Party Contact:
Jackie Julian: (888) 652-2681

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Lover's Sundays & Mondays
25% off all Bottles of Wine

Prim Rib Sundays & Mondays, $4 Off Prime Rib All Day

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Hereford House - Independence Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Special Occasion (33)
Business Meals (25)
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Good for Birthdays (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Casual (19)
Good for Groups (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Romantic (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Cozy (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Happy Hour (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Authentic (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food! Top of the line customer service! Great atmosphere!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Sandy was a fabulous server. Very attentive and professional. Thank you Sandy!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Healthy
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·Dined 6 days ago

We arrived and was promptly seated. It was clean and the atmosphere was warm. Our server was very good and attentive to our table. Food was cooked properly the first time and the quality of food was excellent. We enjoyed every aspect of our dinning and definitely will be coming back soon.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Love to have prime rib at Hereford House. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I love steak and Hereford House does it the BEST! Had the best birthday dinner ever!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Despite making a reservation through Open Table and having the confirmation email, the hostess said we did NOT have a reservation. After a bit of discussion, she seated us any way. Once seated, all went well. Excellent food (bacon-wrapped tenderloin for me and the Hereford House Steak for him.) The service was very good. Once of our go-to places for special occasions or date night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We love this place!!! We go about once a week

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Ordered the ribeye and it had some type of plastic film on it. I ate a piece of the meat and noticed it while I was chewing on it. They made me another steak and it was cooked much better than the first cut. Overall I did enjoy the second steak and would recommend others to go there too. I know it was just a rare occasion that anyone would get something like this to happen but I am glad I didn’t swallow it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was good enjoyed used the reservation and didn't have long to wait.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Consistent! Excellent: food, service, friendly all reasons we keep returning.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food, good service and good prices.
Thats all that matters!

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Late-night Find, Healthy, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Prime rib was delicious. Room was a little cool in temp but was easily remedied. Great service. Waiter was very attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We really like it for lunch or dinner just a great place to eat!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Hereford House in Independence is always good - I have been there many times and the food is always delicious and beautifully served. Open Table points plus my Kansas City Originals card are extra benefits!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Jack (Manager) runs an excellent operation!

He was personally involved in the service!

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food. Excellent service.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I've never been dissatisfied or disappointed at the Heford House. They were very busy and our server was very attentive in spite of being very slammed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent as usual. Food was great, service outstanding, very enjoyable lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food is dependably good....atmosphere is rustic, noise level makes conversation a challenge.... service staff is outstanding--Kelly did an excellent job of taking care of us without rushing us or hovering...

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The only downer about this dining experience was a sqeaky belt in the HVAC system.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service and food were both outstanding

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Steak was dry, overpriced, average at best. Would go elsewhere next time.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Excellent steak house. Large servings at a reasonable price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Happy Hour, Authentic, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Abigail was attentive but intrusive. Food as always wonderful. Our favorite for a special occasion or Monday night dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We sat in the private room and it was great for a birthday celebration with our young children.

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

If you like prime rib and steaks this is the best in Kansas City.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was our 50th wedding anniversary. We were treated very well. Food was great as were the drinks. Our son surprised us by paying for our meal, so that was special and everyone at Hereford House treated us very nicely.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was a birthday dinner party The staff was professional and absolutely amazing. All entrées cooked to perfection I would highly recommend this Hereford House to everyone and already done so to many

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Outstanding local KC MO beef served in a casual atmosphere much more luxe than your neighborhood sports bar. A comfortable fit for our 25th anniversary dinner. Dessert (to go) was decadent. Great for those who want a truly delicious meal in a class restaurant without having to dress to the nines - nice jeans do just fine. So refreshing to see tasteful western decor & gorgeous artwork without the stuffed livestock and armadillos.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Three people in our party. Everyone enjoyed their food. Although one steak was overcooked, our waiter quickly fixed, it without any hesitation at all. Service was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We sat for 10 to 15 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. Our table was all dirty, after I touched it I had to wash my hands. The waiter forgot our appetizer and brought it out with the main course. My wife's steak was over cooked and she couldn't even chew it. I have always seen pink in a med steak but this one had none. My steak was supposed to be med rare and it was almost well done as well. We spent $82 on 2 steaks that our dogs had for a snack. Very bad experience and a horrible birthday dinner. Worst part was the when we mentioned about the steaks being dry the waiter says that's how we cook them and the beef speaks for its self here. Sorry but it wasn't saying much but I'm ripping you off.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was great! My only disappointment that was that even though I had made reservations several days in advance through Open Table, we were seated in the patio area and not the dining room. We asked about this, hoping they would give us a table in the dining room where it is a little quieter, but they said they had a large group in the dining room for a school reunion, and could not move us. We went there to have conversation with friends, and it was just a little more difficult.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The atmosphere was cozy the food was reasonable and delicious. The service was quant and top notch I would defiantly recommend the chicken fried steak. One of the best restaurants I have had the pleasure to dine.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The service was very good. My husband had sirloin steak and I had prime rib. Both were cooked properly, but lacked flavor. Over priced for what what was served.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The service was aweful and food was messed up twice will not return

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great customer service- steaks not the best for the price!

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

I didn't think the prime rib was good. It was not med rare, as I ordered, and it tasted gamie.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We have dined at the Hereford House for years. Usually the food is exceptional and the service impeccable. Sadly, both were lacking this time. $100.00 for a meal that I didn't even eat the vegetable, it was that bad. The best thing I had was the salad! I will give them one more chance but I need awhile to get over this one!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Excellent service and Prime Rib served RARE as requested. Appreciated the Chief's special!!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Appetizer was delicious. Service was a little slow. Prime rib was very good. Good wine selection.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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