Houlihan's - Fairway

4.4
43 reviews
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$30 and under
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Since 1972, we've believed in quality ingredients, cooking from scratch and having fun. From our famous 'Shrooms and Stuffed Chicken Breast to our unique burger blend and ahi tuna, we believe in celebrating the small things and that every moment deserves a toast in its honor. So grab a drink (perhaps our signature Long Island Iced Tea), enjoy some great conversation and let us serve you an excellent meal.
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DG
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday evening pre-fixe menu option is one of the best values I've seen in a restaurant in quite a while. Three courses for $19 is a fantastic deal and usually requires that you take the dessert to go. The appetizer and entrees are all very filling. I had the tortilla soup and George Banks Scallops with risotto. Fantastic combination as always. And the chocolate cake for dessert heats up very well in the microwave at home at approximately 45 seconds for gooey, bubbling chocolate goodness!

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BL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun! Good food good drink and good service-sometimes exceptional in any one of the 3. The restaurants are well-maintained -reasonably priced and well-located. Oh, and a great happy hour with lots of good appetizers. Their mushrooms are a favorite.

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R
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

I love Houlihan's food, their service (usually) and the atmosphere but when I made my reservations, I asked to be seated on the lounge/bar part to take advantage of their excellent happy hour. It wasn't until we arrived that they told us the lounge/bar area is first come, first served seating. Ruined my whole evening.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Half price bottles of wine on Tuesdays!

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c
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great wish other houlhans could come even close

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MM
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy this Houlihan's in Fairway! We like sitting at the bar where we receive excellent service from Ali & Mo! The manager, Wendy, is AWESOME!!!! Always so friendly & accommodating! We definitely recommend this location to family & friends :)

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H
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

food was as expected - service just fine - a little disappointed that we couldn't order off the happy hour menu as we were not sitting at the bar area....

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SR
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The service was SO slow which was strange because there were not many people in the restaurant at all. We had to wait a very long time between courses and could see our waitress sitting on the opposite side of the restaurant folding silverware, but she didn't come by much at all. You could see into the kitchen, which was cool, but the cooks were messing around so much that it made it unprofessional and made me a bit concerned about my food. I saw one of the cooks eating at a cook station, which was a pretty gross. Lastly, we ordered creme brulee, which is one of my family's all-time favorites- especially at Houlihans, but it was clumpy and burnt.

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r
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We had poor service and the food was prepared wrong, which tainted any review I could give right now.

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

Birthday plus restaurant week

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C
Kansas City
47 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Bad night at Houlihans! We had a 6:00 reservation for dinner, meatloaf special. Sat down and the server said they had run out of meatloaf- really at 6:00? I ordered the buffalo wings that were not crisp and tasted like they had a sweet bbq sauce mixed with the hot sauce. Ate two of the eight wings, the server asked if I wanted to take home. I said yes but I didn’t want the sauce- she threw it all away. 😟. I won’t go back anytime soon!

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J
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was Restaurant week and of course busy. That’s why we made a reservation for 4:15. Great value on wine and the appetizers were terrific. Kevin our waiter was perfect, attentive but let us alone at the same time.

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P
Kansas City
60 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Anthony is among the best servers at the Fairway Houlihans. He is so friendly and very helpful!

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RG
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I felt hurried throughout. Entre was served 5 minutes after appetizer. Check was presented along with desert.

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GW
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good local place

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

Love this place!

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JJ
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great spot! I enjoy their extensive menu. The Fairway location has a nice ambience and consistent quality in the food.

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

Very nice New Years Eve dinner & drinks. Food was terrific and our server Anthony was terrific. We will definitely be going back!

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JF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Houlihan’s never disappoints—staff never rushes you, food is always good and a great value compared to other restaurants, staff always polite and caring. One of our favorite places!!!

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SF
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The perfect spot for brunch with friends and kids. Not too quiet and no need to navigate the ever-present Hipster Brunch Line. Excellent.

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KB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Houlihan's is one of our favorite spots for dining. We received a call at 5:30 on Christmas eve to inform us that our 7:45 reservation would not be honored due to the restaurant closing at 8. They mentioned open table should have blocked times past 7:15. we understand wanting to close at a particular hour, but to call 2 hours prior on a busy evening and not really concerned that we may not have a place to eat that evening was unacceptable and very disappointing. My daughters were working until 7 and we rushed out the door to get to the restaurant in time to order dinner. They did seat us right away and the restaurant was packed. Our appetizer was forgotten and tho they comped the app. It came out way to late. Our meal took a long time as well. I hope they make adjustments for next year and prepare for the crowd.

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CH
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food served hot and fresh off the grill, really like the ambience and friendly staff. Best spinach dip in town. I

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OT
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good variety of menu items and good taste.

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VS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, and we were seated quickly. Our food was cooked exactly as ordered. The room was comfortable and not cold like some restaurants we eat in. The server was quick and check on us several times. The special was an excellent value. Please have more specials that we can enjoy again.

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F
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Seated our party at two different tables as we came at different times and they had no way to track people and get them together.
We inquired but still took 20 minutes to get together.

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RN
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We had to wait 10 minutes to seat even though there were numerous open tables and employees standing around and we had a reservation. Took almost an hour to get our food. All of our appetizers came out 2 min before our entrees and all the food was cold. I got the salmon entree and it had 3 pieces of asparagus and the salmon was so small and over cooked it looked like it was microwaved from the freezer. I was very surprised because I normally have a good experience there. The floors were covered in crumbs and dirt and napkins and none of the tables were being bussed but several employees were on their phones.

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KB
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Horrible service. Just horrible! 45-50 to get soup or salad before our meal. Then less than a minute later deliver our meal which wasn’t hot and would only get colder after we ate our soup and salad. Run, stumble, bump your nose. A comedy of errors

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was good but the Cheesy Cheese burger was well done and dry. It was ordered medium well.

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OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience. My fries were a bit overdone and the waiter replaced them with fresh ones right away. Love the ambience of this restaurant!!

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P
39 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love dining at Houlihans in Fairway...it is a great neighborhood restaurant with very, friendly staff with outgoing personalities. Can’t wait to go back!

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DD
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my first visit to their happy hour scene, and the three of us had the last 3 seats at the bar and enjoyed every minute. I've usually been there for the evening meal, which is always satisfying.

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LM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, the server was outstanding. We had a wonderful time.

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P
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

We were invited to what I thought a food test of the new Bowls. We were offered a $10 trial price. When we arrived I was told that it was offer per table and the 2nd at regular price. That was ok but I felt like I was scammed. The bowls are priced from $13.95- $15.95 which at $10 was a ok but I think after trying was high. The chicken bowl was tasty but chicken was very dry and hard. Steak bowl had nice tender steak but the rest was tasteless. In the past we would go to the North location on a regular basis but it closed so it is really a long drive for us and we probably would not go back. If you live in that area it is a nice friendly restaurant.

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TZ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Houlihan's is a great restaurant. High quality food that isn't too expensive and a diverse menu with many options to choose from. There is a bar in the center with seating and they do offer some unique drinks and a good variety of beer and wine. The service has always been good and we've never had to wait too long for our food to arrive. It's just a nice neighborhood restaurant (with multiple locations) that is consistently good. We've never had a problem getting a table there but with Open Table you earn 100 points and won't have to worry if they are extra busy. Enjoy!

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P
39 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous lunch dining experience...greets food and service

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JE
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. We will go back again.

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t
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff that takes special care of you and you needs. Wendy the manager works very hard for her staff and that comes across on how they care for their clients. The food is excellent!

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y
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

our server Anthony was great, he is a credit to your resturant

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AQ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Bartender and manager were wonderful but was VERY disappointed with the food. Ordered mushrooms, they were very tiny, almost the size of a quarter. We ordered split plate tenderloin Medium rare and it came well done and no split plate. Live in fairway and have been coming for years and years. I believe you have way too much time and cooks invested in the carry out phone links and pick ups. Very sad and depressing. The people who show up in the restaurant should get the best service and food. We make it happen and make extra efforts to keep you in the business.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service

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