Houlihan's - Overland Park

4.5
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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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P
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good value if you get a coupon. Good service. Bar area is usually too crowded as it is not big enough.

b
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the rib meat burger was really good could have had a little more rib meat but was excellent for 6 bucks found out to late 50 cents would have got me bacon now that would be the burger to have rib meat and bacon my waiter Robert did a good job was very enjoyable

FP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were outstanding. The noise level was way too high at first but it calmed down by the end of the meal. We tried the new cocktails and they were disappointing, especially the hibiscus infused that tasted like a grapefruit bomb. The dessert was astonishing! The gooey St. Louis cake is worth the trip all by itself. Nicole, our server, was extremely attentive even with a very crowded place.

JF
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our meal there. Server was excellent—Nick W. Food was well prepared and a good value. We had the Valentine’s Day special menu. After the Fairway KS location closed we were very sad. However, after a good visit to Overland Park location, we will return there!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and tasty food. Seated on time. Overall a good experience.

JH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great. As it was Valentine’s Day, we felt we were being a bit rushed to serve us and have us finish so that they could turn the table to the next customers. Despite this, service was pleasant.

m
Kansas City
96 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Met up with friends and we had so much fun! Thank you for your patience and great food!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I’ve always loved this location. Great atmosphere, great staff, etc. only thing I was at first bummed about was having a table near the door to where I could feel the cold draft. It I asked the staff if me and my friend could move and they were so happy to assist us. This is what makes it an awesome place. We also had a waiter in training and he was so respectful and the one who was training him was so patient. Great place, great food, amazing restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was phenomenal! He brought laughter to the table and catered to our needs. Will definitely be returning and hopefully have him as our waiter again!

LS
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Had a hard time accommodating a table with a high chair. Soup came out luke warm. Very slow service. It was a busy lunch crowd. Servers were having a hard time keeping up. Wanted to do a quick lunch but it was far from quick.

NK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought a group of 10 for my birthday and we had the best time!

B
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Worst service that I've ever experienced. No name given by the waitress, but waters took 10 minutes and then she forgot our bar drinks (finally came watered down). Ordered an appetizer with our drinks and then the 3 course meal to follow. We received our appetizer after our first course of the 3 course meal came out even though I requested the app to come out first. We were still eating both of these when our entrees arrived. Our waitress never checked back to see how our food was, although halfway through our entrees she did stop by to ask, "Are you sure you wouldn't prefer your deserts to go?" Who the hell asks that? Like we didn't feel rushed already! Our deserts showed up while I was still finishing my entree and a check was dropped immediately after. We were planning on having a couple of drinks and relaxing while enjoying a rare date night to celebrate my wife's birthday, but instead we were force fed a 4 course meal in 50 minutes. The food was very good and the value was great, but the service was beyond disappointing!!! I work in the restaurant industry and have for 20 years at 6 different restaurants and this girl wasn't even worth retraining.

J
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and outstanding service by our server.

CS
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Houlihans never disappoints! Great food, service, and prices.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite go-to. Has lots of coupons and specials.

AW
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration with girlfriends

LR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

With a reservation, we were seated quickly. Service was poor. 10 minutes before drink orders taken, 16 minutes before taking our orders; 20 minutes before salads arrived. 20 minutes later and then we get our entrees. we ended up asking for the deserts to go; and then waited for the check (another 10+ minutes). Watched wrong meals delivered to other tables and entrees delivered before their salads. Staff displayed no sense of urgency. A lunchtime meal should not take an hour and a half.

CR
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was my birthday, I mad a reservation for 6 pm for 5. We did not get seated until 6:15 or 6:20. The food was over cooked, they tried again and still overcooked.

EG
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were promptly seated and our server was EXCELLENT. Our food was served quickly and hot. Everything was great.

OT
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and food was great

J
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had not been to Houlihan’s in a long time. Felt they were going downhill. Went Friday night (1/10) and was really surprised at the very good food and really good service. They have corrected a lot of problems. We will now put them back on our list of restaurants! Hope to see the progress continue.

CC
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great, the ambiance is great, food was good and a large variety on the menu

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

KCRW - was a delicious lunch!!

SD
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an exceptional server! She was friendly,not intrusive in any way. She had an infectious smile and quite positive. She made sure that each course came at the right time. I only wish that I could recall her name. She is a treasure!

p
Kansas City
115 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Two of the people in our party wanted to order the pot roast, no longer on the regular menu, so disappointing, only available on Wed at special. We arrived in two separate parties for our 6:00 reservation, both checking in with hostesses. Unknown to us, we were seated at two different tables and it took 10-15 minutes for us to resolve this issue....very poor communication from hostesses; waiter seemed annoyed that we changed tables?? I love this place so I still gave high marks but it wasn't our best experience there. The food was good, service was good just not overly friendly. Will go back, though

DW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very good. Service was slow but it was so busy that i can understand why.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Had to wait 30 minutes even though we had a reservation

JL
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

On New Year's eve, they had a special prix fixe menu, so we ordered from that. But while waiting for dessert to be delivered, we learned that they had already run out of the dessert that we had ordered 45 minutes earlier. It was only 6:15 p.m. How can that possibly happen?

OT
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great! We really enjoyed our time there.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an issue with our reservation, the restaurant was very proactive to fix the issue that wasn’t even their fault. We had a great dinner, all our food and drinks were delicious!

JB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. Especially jumbalya, French dip, and fish entrees.

CS
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff & fast service ! Excellent food ! Thank you & Happy Holidays ! 😊🎄

b
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

if you get a burger cooked medium the flavor makes it worth coming back again and again

DH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food at a great value on their ‘specials’. Would’ve rated 5 star but my order was undercooked as I had to send it back. The restaurant was very busy so I can understand how it could’ve easily happened. Server was very nice and accommodating.

JL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We arrived at 4:00 & not that many people there but our service was very slow the entire evening. The potato soup is excellent. Limited menu if you don’t want a burger or salad. The food was good but not outstanding. It works when we are on our way to a down town performance & we need to eat before 5:00.

MB
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing prix fixe menu options for dinner! My husband and I tried all different options and everything we had was delicious. Our server was very attentive and we had a great experience. We were seated near the kitchen though, which was a bit noisy, so we will probably request to be seated somewhere else the next time we go - we will definitely be back.

T
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently good and the waitstaff always friendly.

CW
Kansas City
87 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I went with 2 friends on a Saturday night. Waitress was ok but kind of distracted. I got the French dip and macaroni and cheese. Sandwich was ok; Mac and cheese was lukewarm. Both of my friends got a salmon dish and both said their dinners were good.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Thanksgiving dinner was a mixed bag. The cornbread stuffing was excellent. Appetizers were excellent. Everything else disappointingly average, food not warm enough, and they ran out of the cranberry sauce that was advertised before our early evening meal. Good if you’re on a budget, but decidedly NOT recommended.

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Spent Thanksgiving dinner with my brother here. We were seated and served pretty promptly. Food was tasty and ample. service was excellent. I come here a couple times a month and it’s always a good experience.