Houlihan's - Leawood

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214 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Houlihan’s offers great choices for casual dining. Service was excellent and the food was perfect. Great choice for a Saturday night!

R
Kansas City
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Even with reservation, got seated right by the restroom door.
Server was very pleasant, and we got to use a 20% off coupon.

L
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

My major complaint is the training of the wait staff. They need to be educated in the way drinks are ordered and what they are. It took 4 explanations as to the drink one of us ordered. I will say the good was very good. I ordered scallops and they were cooked perfectly. It was a bit noisy but then most restaurants are. We will certainly go back.

BS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Fish and Chips(fries) were good . The Supposed Coleslaw was bag mixed salad with no dressing.

S
Kansas City
37 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is now very good. Good value. Management is working hard. Decor is very dated.

C
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great. Well, a little chilly but glad I had a sweater.

SE
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Houlihans is my go to lace for out a f town American food preferring guests. As usual, the food was great.
But, our meal took waaaay too long. When we finally grabbed the server, she said, I did my job, I turn d the order in. And (fri Nd) ordered burger well done so it takes a long time. Yes, like 3 minutes, but was a 20 minute delay from ordering to being served. And then it was clear our dishes had been under heat light for too ling. Sad showing Houlihans. On the other hand, we stoped at Asian grocery on the way back to buy Gochujang paste to replicate their Gochujang chicken.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Houlihans is always a great choice for a good meal and comfy setting. Tonite we sat outside at the Town Center spot for a relaxing late summer get together with friends. The Prix Fix selections were great.

OT
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Houlihan’s is consistently delicious and this visit didn’t disappoint. Food and service was wonderful.

JD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and I decided to eat outside on patio, kinda batching it this nite. Justin our waiter was on it with everything! He was super nice, huge smile and just very personal.. Everything was great the weather, food temp, my bevs. Although I would say the insects were talking but man a great nite! Also the first time I used this app with Houlihan's and that was super easy even to change the time...

CS
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent... will definitely be back again soon... 😊

C
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and we got a bargain-$5.00 chicken sandwich!

VN
Kansas City
70 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Been a fan of Houlihans for many years. Sadly, this experience was beyond poor starting about 10 minutes into the visit. From no drinks, to missing server to order a meal for over 15 minutes, to no drink refills, missing server again. cold food, manager and server arguing about paper in a printer right next to our heads, what is wrong with this cheese, where is the tarter sauce we asked for, to old vinegar tasting ketchup to how fast can we leave, pay and go now. Eke!!!

S
Kansas City
99 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Houlihan's. Our recent dining there was very enjoyable. The food was great and the service was great, too.

OT
Kansas City
63 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Salmon was good. Squash much too oily.

MT
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a good place to get together

HF
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We were seated very quickly and promptly. Took awhile to get some waters to the table. My husband had the 3 course option for $19 dollars. His appetizer was spinach artichoke dip but came with few chips to dip.. asked for more chips and took the waitress 10 minutes to get us some more. The rest of the food came out promptly and delicious! Waitress just seemed to be slammed. We still love Houlihans and will be back!

D
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good. Service was a little slow but not awful.

B
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Horrible waitress sucked, keep taking one order then leaving instead of getting entire order for table... manager brought out free apps but I’m all about service I don’t care for free things..

SE
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Houlihans is our go to restaurant when no one wants to cook. The calorie counts next to the dishes is great, although depressing. I had the Korean Chicken which is great and relatively healthy with pineapple brown rice. Reliable great service. And you can make a reservation,!

OT
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Usually have a better experience at Houlihans. Food was ok but service was poor - server seemed annoyed all night. Will go back to try again.

SM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Over all good experience. Service was slow! They said sorry only one bar tender this was Thursday night!

SE
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Houlihans never disappoints. A consistently good customer experience with good menu choices. Our server Lexie is friendly, efficient, and follows through on all requests, and checks in throughout the meal. Jambalaya for me this time. Sooo much shrimp with chicken and sausage. Well seasoned. I took enough home for lunch the next day.
If only the desserts did not have the calories posted. They scare me off, 🙁. We will be back —oh yes and the ability to make reservations online is a big plus.

B
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff! Great value for the food and drinks at Happy Hour!

R
Kansas City
44 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Glad we made reservations for our weeknight 6:30 pm dinner as it was very crowded! Despite the crowd we had great service. One of our party ordered a fixed price multicourse dinner while the rest of us were skipping dessert and ordered off the regular menu. Scallops were wonderful which three us had. Parking was a challenge but by the time we left about an hour later, there was no line for seating and there were parking spaces. We will be back!

E
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

Writing my review to the manager now. Waiting for an HOUR and 17 minutes for our food on a Wednesday night. I realize they had a special and were busy but that is too much time. Then the manager offered a complimentary dessert that we wait to arrive for 30 minutes and finally left. They check was horribly wrong and I had to track someone down three times to get it right. We love Houlihans food but will have to take it out of our usual lineup for now.

CD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent as was the food. Felt like we were in much more expensive restaurant.

M
Kansas City
59 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Tell your wait staff to NOT conglomerate in such numbers around the wait station!!!

R
Kansas City
47 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a $10 coupon to use, so we went there, but we had a few problems: My wife ordered a Caesar salad with her meal; it came in a big bowl, but looked like about a half cup of salad. She sent it back, and they brought it back with some more added. But she found they hadn't added any dressing, so she had to flag down the waitress again to bring her some. I ordered the Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, and it came with about a spoonful of Alfredo sauce. I had to flag down the server yet again, to ask for some sauce. The kitchen manager must be really stingy.

p
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The thing I was most impressed with is how the server and manager handled a complaint. My friend Liz told the server her soup was overly salty, which Liz knew could happen when it's reheated later in the day. The server listened and asked her what side dish she would like instead. She brought her the fruit she requested. No charge for the soup... or the fruit. Later the manager came and talked to Liz, and was also very accommodating. The true test of any service business is how they deal with complaints and work to "make it right" with the customer. We will definitely go back!

b
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

After placing our order which included soup - it took close to 15 min for the server to come back and tell us that they were out of the slaw for that particular salad so had to choose something else. How is it that it took over 15 min to find out that you don’t have the lettuce for that particular salad? Server was just okay. Food was just okay as well. Will likely not be racing back anytime soon.

DY
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly, the service was great, the food was fantastic for the price - a very good value

BP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful server and very tasty hamburger. Very good deal!

OT
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Our waitress, Anna did a great job. We left satisfied and happy.

BW
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great evening..

p
Kansas City
111 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful day so we sat on the patio, good service and, as always, consistently good food

S
Kansas City
99 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was a bit off on this visit. I suspect our server just had too many tables to care of. Other than that, the food was great and we enjoyed our visit.

g
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent in quality of the food and service

BT
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The beef was a bit tough, but flavor was good. Other meal items were tasty. Server was very sweet, and did an excellent job. We sat outside, and the music was much too loud.

WS
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good place to grab lunch or dinner for business or a date

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