Houlihan's - Fairway

4.4
63 reviews
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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.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom to Brunch from 10-2 or enjoy our 3-course menu and mimosa specials. Avocado Benedict, Chicken & Waffles, Build Your Own Scramble Bowls for brunch or other favorites like Grilled Atlantic Salmon and Stuffed Chicken Breast, plus two new desserts. Regular menu also available.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 63 People Are Saying
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H
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a pleasure to eat here. The chef is always coming up with a new take on a traditional recipe.

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JN
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kept reservation promise with a booth. Service excellent not pushy, a bit of noise but was OK.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and service at Houlihan’s

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful pre-concert dinner! The petite filet mignon was tender and cooked exactly the way I requested, medium rare. We will return often.

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d
Kansas City
90 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I enjoy going here and the food is good. Lunch is guaranteed within 16 mins. The people nay issue I have is that some of the seats in the booths are incredibly uncomfortable and need to be replaced.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

They advertised corned beef and cabbage special. We were there at 5:15 and were told they were already sold out. Then they did manage to find one portion. This is a trend with them on advertised specials.

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q
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The St Patrick's special was a Reuben sandwich. The corn beef was tough and hard to chew. It was served with cabbage. I would have preferred the meat sliced thin and served with sauerkraut, but those are just my personal preferences. Will be going back to Houlihan's soon and will select something else. Server was extra nice. We were seated at the back so the noise level was reasonable. We were celebrating my Irish friend's 98 birthday and she enjoyed her lunch very much.

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U
Kansas City
32 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very busy Happy Hour with limited seating. good value for drinks and food.

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JW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I usually like Houlihans a lot, but service was a little inattentive on this trip. Chicken sandwich was so-so. Wish I had ordered the soup/salad, which is always great.

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BP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was extremely slow on this visit. It took over an hour to get our main course.
The waitress never told us what the delay was or come over and update us until I had asked.

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K
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This was not one of our better dining experiences. Service was slow. Food was OK but not memorable. I ordered a Manhattan cocktail and it was served in the wrong kind of glsss and was not prepared properly. I still enjoy the location of the restaurant and overall vibe. But, this was a mediocre experience, overall.

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M
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We are so glad to have one of the original Houlihan's in our neighborhood where we can go and have great food wonderful service friendly atmosphere and just all-around fun time anytime of the week.

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W
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Kevin, our server, was awesome! Kudos!!!

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MB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoy this Houlihan’s. Always great food and a really nice neighborhood feel. One of our favorites!

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

Not in winter. They seated us at a table along the exterior wall, which is where we were seated last year, and it is too cold. Diners were sitting on opposite side of tables away from wall or wearing coats. Either windows or walls need to be more insulated.

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TM
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We did the chocolate ale tapping prix fixe menu. It was delicious. Very nice experience overall.

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IR
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Valentine’s Day dinner was a good deal! 4 courses for 2 all for $50.

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love most everything about Houlihan’s, the food, the service, and the restaurant itself. What we don't care for is the 60 mile, hour and ten minute drive to and from our home in Kearney. We miss our Houlihan’s Boardwalk. Please bring back a Houlihan’s North.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Was a great trip for our Valentine's Day The special was very enjoyable

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

Great atmosphere with great food. It was very busy so a little noises but not an issue.

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DG
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
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 on February 8, 2019
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 1, 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 29, 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 22, 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
50 reviews
Dined on January 16, 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
62 reviews
Dined on January 15, 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
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 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
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good local place

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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JJ
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
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 December 31, 2018
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 December 31, 2018
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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