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Houston's

4640 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 561-8542
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Ranked #18 of 1,201 restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I have to say I was surprised when two members of my family, not typically big burgers eaters, both ordered hamburgers...and thought they were great. I ordered a salad (a safe bet at most Houston's) and thought it was just OK. Go for the burger.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have been here a few times before, and it is always wonderful food that does not disappoint. We have had burgers, steak, ribs, prime rib, salads, and everything is always so delicious. The service has always been great, although this last time, the waitress rushed us a bit. She tried taking my salad away before I was finished, took... More

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Lenexa
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172 reviews 172 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Based on the other reviews, it appears that we should have ordered different dishes than we did. However, I can only review what we actually ate and so that's what I'm going to do. First of all, this is a very expensive place. Even at lunch be prepared to spend almost $20 a person and that's without any drinks at... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Been here more times than I can count. Never disappoints. Best restaurant within 200 miles of Lincoln NE.

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Joplin, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you want a beautiful setting, attentive service and excellent meals, Houston's is the place to go. The restaurant caters to the diners needs while providing fresh, creative meals. We loved the leather chairs that encouraged a leisurely meal, and the servers were happy to fulfill extra requests. We ordered burgers and salads for our lunch, and all were generously... More

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Kansas City
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106 reviews 106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Houston's routinely delivers consistent quality. Their chicken peanut salad entree' is my favorite. There is usually a wait at prime hours. Be early and don't be afraid to eat at the bar, if there is a wait.

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Olathe, Kansas
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411 reviews 411 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The menu is very traditional, but the drinks are well made and the ability to have quiet table after being on the plaza shopping is nice. The steaks are well made and the tortilla soup was tasty. It is also dependable quality.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The best steak I have eaten from a restaurant in ages! We were visiting a pastor friend of my husband's and he treated us to this restaurant. When I tell you the steak was juicy it WAS JUICY! Service was very courteous and professional. We plan to visit again very soon.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great food. Huge portions. Shoestring fries are the greatest! Highly recommend the soups! Each day a different soup of the day. One of my favorite restaurants in the plaza!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

On my last visit, I found the food ok. However, the service was wanting. The waiter was inattentive, to describe the experience in the best of terms. I really thought it bordered on rudeness. I will probably go back eventually, but after that experience, it certainly has made me hesitate.

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