Hogshead Kansas City

4.5
238 reviews
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Contemporary American

Hogshead Kansas City is a locally-owned and operated upscale creative American restaurant focused on seasonal and locally produced ingredients located in the Country Club Plaza next door to the now vacated Plaza III Steakhouse location at 4743 Pennsylvania Ave. Hogshead is the brainchild of Shawn McClenny and Clark Grant. Grant and McClenny decided to open Hogshead after they began discussing their now award winning Bacon Cheeseburger. Hogshead followed up their Plaza Art Fair Best Food and Best in Show wins with a Runner Up performance at The Pitch’s BRUNCHED event. Hogshead's Lunch menu showcases salads and sandwiches. Our Brunch menu showcases soulful dishes from around the globe. Hogshead’s beverage program spotlights locally produced spirits and craft beers. The beer list is constantly evolving with new drafts being added multiple times per week. Stay up to date on their current draft selection and other events by following them on UnTappd, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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SR
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

What a difference a year makes. We loved Hogshead on our first few visits. Once a bustling fun dining environment seems to be have passed. Last night the restaurant was half empty, after 10 minutes and servers waking by us, we finally flagged someone to get us drinks. Food was mediocre, my salad was mush and my sons steak wasn’t prepared as ordered. We hope the owners will revamp their service and food preparation and bring back to the Hogshead we once enjoyed.

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SS
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place. Great servers!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was superb! The food was fantastic! We had the salmon & short rib and both were delish. I loved the casual chic atmosphere & music. I had a kombucha cocktail which was very tasty! We were not given the option to sit at the bar to view the open kitchen, so you may want to request this. We will be back as I’ve heard they have a great brunch.

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TV
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Staff seemed invested in our experience. The restaurant was beautiful and comfortable. You should go here!

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing and the cocktails were delicious. The only downside would be them being a bit understaffed. They were flying around everywhere trying to handle the volume, but they could have used one or two more staff members. Definitely worth the wait for us, but I did overhear a few customers complaining. Hope you guys made it out of there with your sanity! We plan to see you guys in the near future!

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Hogshead KC was everything, and then some. From when we were greeted so kindly when we walked in, to the great service from our waiter! It was tough to make a decision on what to order because everything sounded so delicious. Long story short, both of our plates looked like they were licked clean. My husband and I were extremely pleased with our visit, and will be going back soon!

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R
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I picked this place to have my birthday dinner based on the reviews posted on Yelp! I was really hoping this place was what people were noting in their reviews. Needless to say the restaurant ran out of certain apps/side dish, the smother greens was spinach lighted sauteed, the margarita was overly sweet. The main entrees were cold and my sister receive the smallest salmon with a plate of beans; and when asking the waiter she was told that was the standard size (not for no darn $25 is should not have been).

The food was sub par, the atmosphere was OK, I would have rather left and went another restaurant but of course we were trying to give this place a chance. I would not recommend this restaurant or maybe go just for happy hour the atmosphere, food and drink will probably be plentiful and hot!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

I was led directly to the bar for seating. I asked for a table, but was told they were all reserved, even though I had a reservation. I watched for tables to fill during my entire 90 minutes there, but many remained
vacant for the duration. The host put a damper on the entire experience with his dishonesty.

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s
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our new place to go! LOVE sitting at the bar and watching those great chefs cook!

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V
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great and the food was delicious!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good, but too pricey. Good service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambience, their poutine and donut bread pudding was great, had the burger but my bacon was burnt and didn't taste that great. Drinks were really good and all could be infused with CBD!

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Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made reservations for dinner, after sitting for about 20 minutes no one ever waited on us so we left. Food looked like it was going to be good though.

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family loved our experience at HOGSHEAD. Atmosphere was modern, trendy and clean. The kids loved the fact that the booths had outlets for charging phones. Food was delicious. We will be stopping by next time at the plaza.

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G
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Hogshead! Best burger in Kansas City! Love the bone marrow and meatballs too!

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M
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Bone Marrow appetizer and it was outstanding. My entree was the potato encrusted Mahi Mahi over Brussel Sprouts. I was very pleased. My wife had the beat salad with the Eggs Benedict. The pork belly was cooked perfectly and the borata cheese on the beat salad was the bomb. We had a lot of fun sitting at the kitchen bar watching the cooks.

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TD
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and excellent service. We visited on a Sunday night and it was quiet.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! The food was delicious and the drinks were good. I loved the doughnut bread pudding!!

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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great. The Nashville hot chicken sandwich was excellent! Great drinks too. Very trendy ambience, and overall just a fun place for a date night.

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CB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and atmosphere. We will go back and bring friends with us. Love the bottomless memosas.

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SV
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great addition to the Plaza Restaurant scene!
Friendly staff, energetic ambiance, and amazing food with an off-the-chart approach to keeping it "local KC"!
I absolutely LOVE this place

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GD
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended going on Tuesdays for the Nashville hot fried chicken. Every bit as good as the Nashville Hattie B's if not better!

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LC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was wonderful, beautiful atmosphere. Unfortunately we were there along with a large group of younger kids so the noise level was a bit much. Our server was a little less than attentive but friendly, he did forget to ring in a side. Overall great experience, we will definitely be back.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent, with a knowledgeable helpful server. A little pricey but not horrible. We had a nice evening, BUT the experience was kind of ruined with music that was TOO LOUD! and a bit in our face. I asked two different people if they could turn it down a bit but no accommodation was made. This is a nice place and would be more classy if they would turn it down and soften it up a bit. The noise made conversation much less enjoyable and was just annoying. The food and drink was outstanding.

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P
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hogshead is one of my fav places in KC. IT never disappoints. BEST burger ever & the sides are wonderful esp the jalapeño cheesy corn & Mac & cheese. YUM!! Will def be back!!!!

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D
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wait staff, expensive meal.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere. Friendly prompt service. Both of our entrees were great and the date appetizer was super.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

V day w my oldest nephew and daughter. The poutine was amazing, as was the pretzel for our apps! Everything we ordered was great and our server was very patient and helpful w recommendations! We look forward to our next visit!

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AW
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

unique menu and great food

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great drinks (bottomless mimosas!!!!), great wait service. Highly recommend for weekend brunch!

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EP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Food is not worth the price. We are happy to spend a pretty penny for delicious food but the food sadly was not worth the price. The poutine, however, was delicious! Our Mahi Mahi came out luke warm and barely had any seasoning on it. Our server was one of the most unfriendly servers I have come across. I have worked in the service industry for years and I don't think I have ever had such terrible service. I believe her names was Ashley? She barely came to our table and when she did it was not a pleasant experience. We love food and were only in town for one evening so it was disappointing. The atmosphere was wonderful though!

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JM
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday AM brunch, and it was fine. Grits for both my wife and uncle were cold, but my standard breakfast was pretty good. The bacon was great, always is. My aunt was surprised they didn’t have any kind of warm tea (or any tea bags). Service was good.

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s
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Loved it all

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JA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hogsheads was great!! My father asked for tartar sauce and even though they did not have it, they made him some from scratch. Amazing service, great food and nice people!!

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DR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative menu and its well executed. Short rib and KC Strip amazing. Save room for the bread pudding (made w donuts). Almost worth putting on heart plaque. The IPA choices were small and mediocre. Please get Bells two hearted ale or boulevard double wide. Otherwise fabulous.

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S
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Busy restaurant week vibe but the food and atmosphere was great. Thoroughly enjoyed our plates!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I went out for dinner for restaurant week. We wanted to try something new that we hadn’t had before. We sat at the chef’s counter and loved seeing all the action. The chef interacted with us and explained the concept of the restaurant. We love that he sources from local artisans. The food was fabulous. I ordered the KC strip which was almost 2” thick and cut like a filet. Cooked perfectly, it melted in my mouth! We can’t wait to go back to try the Nashville chicken sandwich and pork chop!

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S
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Hogshead. Went during restaurant week! The food was great! Loved the cheese burger and beet salad!

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SF
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The food was slow in coming out. The entree was cold, the soup wasn’t even warm.

We took the desert to go and it was cold. You would have thought they would have warmed it up a bit.

I’ll never eat here again.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, our waiter Ryan was excellent. Highly recommend.

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