Houlihan's - Leawood

4.3
465 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Support Houlihan's - Leawood during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 465 people are saying
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vipluv2dine
Kansas City
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with grand-daughters, great service, great food. Highly recommended this location.

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vipRyans
Kansas City
105 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We took advantage of my birthday coupon for a free entrée, so this dinner was a bargain. They even let me substitute a salad for their usual mono-vegetable, green beans, although they still served me the beans. Food would have been 5 stars except for one thing: They included 2 pieces of garlic toast with my Cajun Chicken, and one piece was burnt black. It should never have left the kitchen.

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DeniseL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service/excellent food. We had a very tight time schedule to adhere to but the staff worked amazingly to get our food ordered & served in record time! SO appreciated!!!

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vipConcert
Kansas City
247 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service! Our server Lexy is adorable and very knowledgeable! A delightful lunch!

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MeganS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and clean restaurant.

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vipDennisT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers very friendly and attentive. Food was excellent and came out hot. Had a coupon for my birthday.

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vipRyans
Kansas City
105 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a $15 coupon and a $50 gift certificate we wanted to use, and they were just enough to cover the check for 3. We sat on the covered patio, which was quiet and safer for COVID. The food was good as always, and, unlike the last 2 times, they even let me substitute a salad for the green beans I'm sick of*. A little confusion on the check due to having a server and a trainee, which was understandable, and both were very pleasant.
*Pretty sad that a big operation like Houlihan's can only offer the same ONE vegetable, day after day, year after year.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food!

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vipStevenS
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Tasteless food was served. Presented well, but no flavor detracted from this visit. We have had better before at this place.

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JohnB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu selection at a reasonable price. A bottle of wine, three drinks, and dinner for under $200. My sister-in-law is overly cautious with the Covid virus and insist on going to outside dining. Unfortunately, we were under a heat advisory and it would have been extremely uncomfortable eating on the patio. Fortunately, Houlihan's had tables arranged for social distancing and the wait service wore a mask.

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Moparbrat28
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual and server was great!!! Always a good time

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ChrisS
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice experience. Like everywhere, they are short staffed. But the team was hustling and working together. We had a great time!

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Alison
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

First time so I have been to Houlihan’s since the pandemic started. It did not live up to all of my great memories at the venue. My order came out incorrectly. Its replacement was lukewarm.

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vipBarry
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Usually really enjoy Houlihan's. This night everything seemed a bit off.

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BeeT
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Filet was fatty. Salad drowning in dressing and had more croutons than lettuce. Mac and cheese was good. Waitress was nice, but not good about checking back. Have eaten there many times, but have enjoyed the food in the past better than yesterday. Will try again in a few weeks.

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JudyR
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!!!! The food is delicious. I especially love the ahi tuna salad!! They also have an amazing prix fixe menu that will blow your mind if you are into value for money. Their portions will never leave you hungry, like many restaurants that force you to make a stop at McDonald's on your drive home because of their "small plates." Our server Stephanie was wonderful, and the staff work as a cohesive team to make your experience the best. A+++++ PS. We found mom's phone!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The tables were sticky.

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Prairievillagediner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. I like being able to reserve a table. Our waitress was efficient and friendly.

On the downside despite Kansas City being a Covid hot spot no employee nor kitchen personnel were masked.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner . Service and food were both excellent- as always. Love the Shrooms !

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vipStephen
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Houlihan's has a very good happy hour. Good value.

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vip44lunch
Kansas City
37 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lunch. Love Houlihans.

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vipnevereatathome
Kansas City
31 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent!

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KGeorge
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Normally I am a huge fan of Houlihans. We went today for lunch at the Leawood location and it was plain awful. We get sat and the table is extremely sticky. - Not a big deal I assumed it was from the sanitizer they are using due to Covid. Waitress comes out and takes our order. It took roughly 36 minutes for our food to come out. We were all out of drinks and she never asked if we would like a refill. My dads fish was so over cooked we bent it in half and there is literally no meat in it. - we politely = asked for it to be redone. I was shocked since it appeared a kitchen worker delivered it. (again still not drink refills) We got there at 12:16 and was sat at 1 pm my dad still had not gotten his fish and chips redelivered. We were all done with our meals. Finally my mom asked for refills and we got them after eating our entire meal with out anything to drink. We honestly barely saw our sever. She touched our table a total of 3 times. It was so bad. We NEVER ask for our food to be comped ever. But I was surprised it wasnt automatically offered the service and kitchen was so poor. :(

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vipmk10gtk8
Kansas City
115 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Brentwood Chicken sandwich is usually wonderful but yesterday it was tough.

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vipRosanne
Kansas City
86 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The patio is great! All our meals were very good.

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DJKC
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Houlihan's! I really wish they would come back to Fairway / Westwood.

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vipRyans
Kansas City
105 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We sat on the patio on a beautiful evening, so ambience and noise level were great.
It's bad enough that Houlihan's vegetable choices are green beans, green beans or green beans; at least they used to allow upgrading to a salad instead, for $1.50. Now they've even taken away that option! If the menu says green beans with a dish, that's what you get, no substitutions!! This time they gave me a free house salad with my meal, but that was the manager's decision. We're Houlihan's regulars, but that will stop if Houlihan's has adopted a "here's what you get, eat it or don't" anti-customer attitude. It's still pathetic that a major chain like Houlihan's only offers ONE vegetable. Ironically, there was corn on my salad and onion rings on my meat loaf, but neither of those is offered as a side dish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evrything was good, as always.

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vipRosanne
Kansas City
87 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our experienced on the patio. Food and service were terrific!

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Catherine
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Houhlihans. Food is great and everyone is very friendly. I would recommend to everyone I know.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fun evening out, food and drink was great! Will definitely be going back. Only hitch was the server was super nice, but lacked common knowledge of food and drinks. Needed better attn to water, utensils and table. Didn’t ruin our night at all though, Im sure they will learn fast as we all do in new positions.

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Carolyn
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our birthday lunch at Houlihan's was very enjoyable for our party of four. Definitely looking forward to our next visit. Good food, good friends, good ambience.

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vipRosanne
Kansas City
87 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Patio seating was terrific. Service was excellent and the food was very good. Thank you!

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SusanT
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day! Our food was wonderful!

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MellaG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My scallops were cooked to perfection. Had the 3 course dinner and thought it was a good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, great service!

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was as well. Our server had an incredible smile and made us feel welcome!

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viprondo
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My wife loved the Pink Elephant. The tomato bisque was excellent. My filet was hard to cut and difficult to chew.

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vipRyans
Kansas City
105 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I tried the "Frenchie" burger; OK, but I wouldn't order it again. Not really special for the extra cost, and so messy I had to eat it with a knife & fork. Kind of disappointing.
My wife ordered an upgrade of one side to a salad, but when the entrees were brought out she still had not received her salad. Our server came over, and I notified her; she quickly brought the salad. To add insult to injury, we discovered on the check that she had charged us the $3.50 for adding a salad, instead of the $1.50 for upgrading a side. She quickly and cheerfully corrected it.
In spite of these hiccups, it was an overall pleasant experience.

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DLTCTT
Kansas City
38 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A very enjoyable dinner for my wife and I and two friends, on a Saturday night. We were seated immediately upon arrival and the wait staff appeared soon thereafter, properly masked (as were we when we walked in…among the very few patrons who were!) Our drink orders were taken, we were given ample time to peruse the menu, and our orders for the 3-course prix fixe dinners were then taken. Since the place was busy it took a few minutes longer than usual for the entrees to arrive, but that gave us time to enjoy the salads and soup we’d ordered as starters. The entrees (scallops, fish & chips, and salmon) proved to have large, well prepared and well seasoned portions with excellent sides. We were all too full to enjoy our desserts at the restaurant, but our server cheerfully boxed them up for us to take home with us. This was our second visit to Houlihans the past week (we’d been there earlier at Happy Hour!) and both times we’ve been impressed by the service and certainly by the quality (and the quantity!) of the food. We’ll be returning many times in the future!

FAQs

Houlihan's - Leawood does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Houlihan's - Leawood also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (913) 663-2161.

Houlihan's - Leawood is rated 4.3 stars by 465 OpenTable diners.

Houlihan's - Leawood does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://houlihans.cashstar.com/store/recipient?locale=en-us.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.