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275 South Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080-6703 (Formerly Houlihan's at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport) (US Route 101 at South Airport Blvd)
Service ran by BART to South San Francisco BART Station or to SFO BART Station and take hotel shuttle.
650-588-2265
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Forget 'casual dining.' That's an industry term so out of touch with how...
Forget 'casual dining.' That's an industry term so out of touch with how consumers eat and drink today. For premium quality and style; fare that's at times familiar and other times adventurous and a laid-back modern setting, Houlihan's is a true original.
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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent place with a limited gluten-free selection

We were seated promptly and the waiter quickly took our drink order. No GF beer or cider. In fact the waiter didn't seem to really understand what GF was. He did however go back and ask. I ended up just getting the chicken nachos and they were pretty good. Definitely enough to share with 2... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bob A
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated promptly and the waiter quickly took our drink order. No GF beer or cider. In fact the waiter didn't seem to really understand what GF was. He did however go back and ask. I ended up just getting the chicken nachos and they were pretty good. Definitely enough to share with 2 or 3 others. An ok... More 

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Thank Bob A
North Carolina
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch. Good waiter, pleasant atmosphere but the food was pretty tasteless. I had the Honey grilled salmon/blt. Bacon was fine--bacon. Salmon was mixed like a tuna sandwich but had no seasoning and was very dry. Fortunately there was lettuce and tomato which gave it some moisture. The French Onion soup was actually pretty good. The hummus/white bean... More 

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Thank NorthCarolinaSandie
Redwood City, California
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Usually come here after work with the coworkers when we go out for drinks. Appetizers are decent. Lighting is dim inside.

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Thank Timothy Y
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Houlihans as our hotels kitchen had closed and we were starving! Houlihans is part of the Holiday Inn hotel. They had a good selection of items on the menu. It wasn't the cheapest but it was super tasty albeit the rather small portions. The waiter who looked after us was very attentive and that made a difference. At... More 

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Thank Alan_abc123
Thomaston, Georgia
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Stop in for a quick Chicken Caesar and Anchor Steam after a flight to SFO. Reasonable price and good service.

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Thank Dave H
Los Angeles, California, United States
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The restaurant is located in a hotel and appears to be basic pub food. I was with a group. Everyone enjoyed there food from strip steak, pot roast, and salads. The food was flavorful and the serving size was adequate. The drinks were good too. However the place was a little pricey.

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Thank Alycia602
Pune, India
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Nice ambience, great bar and tasty food - that's how I would describe my experience here. I invited my friends to this place and enjoyed our evening with beers and listening to nice numbers being played.

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Thank tok2amit
california
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I would classify this place as a sports bar. What I ate: white bean and artechoke hummus, Stuffed Chicken breast, extra side of greenbeans, Crembrule. Came out to almost $ 30.00 without drinks. The food was really good. Service was terrific, however there were a few mix ups with our order. Restaurant has flat screen tvs. The basketball game was... More 

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Thank shaytravels
La Canada, California
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578 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This restaurant, inside Howard Johnson, was filled with men at the bar while televisions played whatever sports games were on at that time of our visit. The restaurant tries to be upscale...the ambience is perfect for a date. We were only there for drinks and appetizers...my margarita was OK, nothing special. The nachos that we ordered were delicious! Since this... More 

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Thank Rogerdob
Central Valley, CA
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121 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The restaurant lounge is a nice place to spend time while staying at the Holiday Inn. The atmosphere is contemporary with good drinks, food and service. The prices are reasonable for such a nice setting. Look for happy hour specials.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 275 South Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080-6703 (Formerly Houlihan's at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport)
    (US Route 101 at South Airport Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: Service ran by BART to South San Francisco BART Station or to SFO BART Station and take hotel shuttle.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 650-588-2265

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Forget 'casual dining.' That's an industry term so out of touch with how consumers eat and drink today. For premium quality and style; fare that's at times familiar and other times adventurous and a laid-back modern setting, Houlihan's is a true original.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?