Houlihan's - Leawood

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157 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 our 3-course menu for $25, plus enjoy $4 Mom-mosas. Choose from Grilled Atlantic Salmon, Seared Georges Bank Scallops, Stuffed Chicken Breast, Bavette Steak and more, as well as two new desserts: Giant Peanut Butter Cup & Vanilla Bean Cheesecake. Full menu also available.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 157 People Are Saying
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CS
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Waitress forgot about us at the end when it was time to pay our bill. And also had to wait a while to get our second round of drinks.

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JB
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

There for Easter. They were short servers, but people who came in after still received food from a different server well before we did. Service wasn’t great. She never came back. No dressing for the salad, out of water, one meal was late, and just not attentive.

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g
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great happy hour. Definitely will go back. Seasonal jambalaya was my husband's favorite.

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really pleasant experience. The food was fantastic. The manager was impressive- he actually ran out to help an elderly woman to her car. I definitely have not seen such attention to customer service in a long time

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

Very nice ambiance. The decor and atmosphere reminded me of Houston’s restaurant- a KC favorite for many years.

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

Love Houlihan’s! Great food. Everything about this restaurant is amazing! You won’t regret going.

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r
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always get a good meal here. Their happy hour is a great deal!

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S
Kansas City
81 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We love Houlihan's. The burger was great but honestly, just a tad overdone. I had ordered it medium. The pineapple brown rice is excellent and the Impossible burger is very good, too. The restaurant was very busy so we were seated closer to the bar (i.e. the noise) than we prefer but it all worked out OK.

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ME
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a pleasure to dine at Houlihan's. Great food to accommodate a wide range of palates.

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OT
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My husbands dish was lukewarm but ,otherwise, everything was great.

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A
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect lunch as always !! Food was fantastic Vernon our waiter was super attentive and awesome. Houlihans never disappoints.

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TF
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Perfect for a quick quality work lunch meeting!

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MT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place to meet friends and have lunch

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B
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good about this experience. I would come back if I lived closer to the area. But if it does warrant me being in the area again I would still come back. My friends also had a good time. There is a goose nest outside of the restaurant with two geese. So hopefully no one gets bit. (Cute in its own right). Beyond that, amazing!

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GC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

2nd time we had to hunt someone down for service. We will not return to this location

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d
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Been before and will go back. We like the menu and they are always attentive. The kid menu is good as is the drink men.

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

Made reservation for 10 people during the noon hour. Table was ready including water when we arrived. Our server was fantastic. Food was delicious. Highly recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable. The food is always just average, I wouldn't run out to eat there. Kinda like Applebees, most food delivered, fresh frozen from a food distributor, not cooked from scratch..

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S
Kansas City
81 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good, as usual, but service (mainly the kitchen really) was quite slow. This was unusual for Houlihan's. Overall, we enjoyed our meals.

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AA
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and the waitress was exceptionally nice. Recommend the chicken parmesan.

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R
Kansas City
39 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

WORST Houlihan's experience ever. Had reservations at 6:00, weren't even seated until 6:15.
My wife ordered a Caesar salad to come out first; after nearly 15 minutes I flagged down the waitress to ask about it, and she finally bought one.
Waited at least 30 minutes for our entrees, and when they finally came my Chicken "Alfredo" was just dry noodles with NO SAUCE WHATSOEVER. I caught the waitress, who said she'd get some sauce for me, but then got caught up in a conversation at another table. So I flagged down a manager, who took the food back to the kitchen. Everyone else was nearly finished by the time I got my correct order. It was good, but NOT worth the wait.
We had a dessert coupon, so we got a Brownie Batter Cake to go. I looked at it when it got to the table, and the box must have been turned on its side at some point, because it had all slid into a corner sideways.

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OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT EXPERIENCE !

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Usually great place but tonight we ordered an appetizer which we never got because server didn’t put it on order, I just let that go thinking oh well. We waited for quite awhile for food which I ordered a steak well done. I cut into it and it was clearly rare with full blood all way through. They take my steak back with my potato and few minutes later the server returns with just my potato and said they were re doing my steak. Great but who wants a potato and no steak so I sit with my potato getting cold and then the manager brings out my steak and doesn’t apologize and just stands there. I cut into my steak and still pink through out and he says you wanted medium well right. Uh no! I said well done and no pink twice! So needless to say I just say it ok and he leaves not saying a word knowing I’m still not happy. I ate couple bites and then asked for to go box as my husband had finished his dinner a good 15 minutes ago. Took my cold potato and left the steak. Yes they did not make me pay for the steak but I would have like to had a good meal that I pay for instead of a bad one that I didn’t pay for or eat. Server was pleasant and apologized but definitely was not attentive when taking order and service took too long.

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made me feel sexy!

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BE
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

On a night when they have a promotion do not go. Very slow to receive our food. How long does a burger take.

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DG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience ever. The staff went above and beyond to make my gender reveal party an absolute success. The whole staff even took the time to hand write a card of congratulations for me and my baby. I will never forget their kindness and compassion.

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S
Kansas City
81 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, as usual. Great pot roast, great farmer's market bowl and great sides (pineapple brown rice - yes, please!).

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

Our server bent over backwards to work with us for one diner's food allergies. We were very happy with the food that was served and the attention we got.

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KR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST chicken Parm I’ve ever had sidnaihdbejshfbejsuf

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Got sat at a small table, steak was more rare than med rare and took an exceptionally long time to get food.

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

The food was outstanding! We went for Valentine’s Day and enjoyed spinach dip, Caesar salad, stuffed chicken breast and the brownie cake for dessert. The stuffed chicken and mashed potatoes were amazing. Highly recommend! We’ll definitely be coming back.

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

Delicious food and great service!

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Houli’s is always good

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B
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This restaurant was very busy on the night we visited but the staff handled everything expertly. The food was all very well prepared and delivered promptly. The stuffed mushroom appetizer was exceptional and definitely worth it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Appetizers and salads came at the same time. Server messed up drink order and forgot to bring dessert we ordered. Finally asked for dessert to go and they then brought dessert on a plate. Server was irritating when we again asked for it to go. Overall pretty bad won’t be back.

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

It was Valentines Day so we used Opentable to make a reservation. Good thing we did! It was packed! We went for the comfort food: pot roast and stuffed chicken! It was all good! Our waitress was knowledgeable & fun. One thing- I wish that that Houlihans didn’t advertise their happy hour specials in the dining room areas- they don’t honor the happy hour specials in there like other places do. Otherwise everything was great!

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F
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday with my friends and you did NOT disappoint! Thank you, and special thanks to Victor for always providing high quality service!

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y
Kansas City
50 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Lexxi A was excellent!!! Very Very good!!! We appreciated her assistance in helping us decide
what to order, she kept the coffee hot, & she checked on us- if our food was exactly what we wanted. Very nice young lady!!!

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NB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting menu items that you won’t see at everywhere. But menu is still very accessible to the average person.

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JK
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place. We always ask ourselves why we don’t eat here more..... Not sure why we don’t. Will move up our list though.

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