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All 140 South San Francisco Restaurants

Houlihan's

275 South Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080-6703 (Formerly Houlihan's at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport)
650-588-2265
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Price range: $11 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: US Route 101 at South Airport Blvd
Transit: Service ran by BART to South San Francisco BART Station or to SFO BART Station and take hotel shuttle.
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.
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Clayton, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Our unepected night at the nearby Holiday Inn Express thanks to a cancelled United flight found us looking for a place for dinner. Houlihan's seemed to be the best choice from the few available near the hotel.Our meal and service were both very good and the ambiance pleasant. This dinner helped overcome a most frustrating day that

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Fairhaven, MA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I had been here a year ago, and as I'm staying locally- I said let's give them one more try. I had the chicken tender appetizer for $9, and a Bud draft beer for $6. I was going to leave after this but started talking with a nice couple next to me, and so I ordered another chicken appetizer. So... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I've frequented many Houlihan's in my time, so had a minimum expectation of service, atmosphere and food quality. I waited more than 10 minutes for a hostess to arrive at the front desk to seat me; and this was after several folks walked by to say she'd be right there. A line formed behind me. Once seated, it was more... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

After a long day, I wanted a good meal, but didn't want to spend a ton. The restaurant in the Holiday Inn looked inviting. The staff was very courteous and friendly. Try their chopped side salad, it's wonderful. I had the Chicken Parmesan, which was very good. I'd stop in again the next time I pass through.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Went there after having had dinner elsewhere. The beer selection was pitiful. The service was prompt but the menu seemed pretty thin. I didn't eat there so I have no idea how the food tasted. The location, perfect! The restaurant was very dark, not sure why they had it set that way. The majority of the light seemed to come... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This restaurant was a little hard to find since it was inside the hotel but was worth looking for. We were seated immediately and had excellent service. The food was absolutely delicious!

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Toronto
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stopped in for lunch, plenty of choices on the menu and the food quality was good. I sat at the bar for lunch and the service was very good and friendly, would have no problems on a return visit

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Columbia, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

-excited about the menu. My waiter recommended the baby back ribs as perfectly cooked and fall off thy bond. This was totally wrong ! To start, the ribs did not have much meat on the bone . A major error in preparing them for the smoker Was to remove the silver skin backing.this cause the meat to cling on to... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We picked this place to eat because it was across the street from our hotel. The food was excellent. I was impressed at how fresh it was. The server was very slow and seemed awkward. I would return again because of the food taste and price.

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Elk Grove, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We dined here because it was across the street from our motel. We just had appetizers and soup and everything was good. The French onion soup was very good. Both the hostess and our waiter were friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere felt like a glorified coffee shop with a bar, thus the 3 star rating.

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Additional Information about Houlihan's

Address: 275 South Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080-6703 (Formerly Houlihan's at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport)
Phone Number: 650-588-2265
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 30
Cuisine: American, Bar

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