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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: Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice bar

I had the pot roast the first night and the buffalo chicken salad the next night, both were excellent. Good variety of sports on multiple flat screens.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
JP_006
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Richland, WA
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  • Bar scene
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Richland, WA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I had the pot roast the first night and the buffalo chicken salad the next night, both were excellent. Good variety of sports on multiple flat screens.

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Wisconsin
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105 reviews 105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I'm a foodie. I'm a wine snob. I don’t like restaurants like Houlihans. Unfortunately, I found myself marooned at a hotel near the San Francisco airport for three days and despite using Uber twice to escape the dearth of restaurants in the immediate area I ended up eating one each of the 3 squares at Houlihans (a breakfast, a lunch... More 

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Santa Barbara
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Manager was able to seat our group of 30 within 30 minutes which was amazing. Good value and price for San Francisco. Kids menu was very reasonable. Had a few issues with the bill but we were able to get it all worked out. Overall a good bet if you are staying near the airport.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The food was tasty, but in my breakfast eggs Benedict I found a very large eggshell which was disheartening. The staff is nice but they seem short staffed as things took a while. Good place to go if you don't want to leave the hotel.

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Columbia, California, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Have eaten here twice in last 2 weeks & my meals were tasty.... Eggs Benedict & Asian Chicken Salad.....

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Was staying at a hotel in the area and met colleagues here for dinner. Many great options... food was tasty and quick. Some lovely different martini options. Service was friendly and accurate. Would return if staying by SFO again.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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108 reviews 108 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was across the street from our hotel and seemed like it would be a better option for dinner. The burger and fries were not terrific. The chopped salad is huge but not tasty. Too much dressing, and the chicken (IMHO) should have been grilled and sliced but instead was also chopped into smithereens, overcooked, and piled on top in... More 

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Calhan, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Tired after a long day, didn't feel like going far for a meal. I hadn't been to a Houlihans in decades. Well prepared grilled salmon with lovely, crunchy fresh veggies. Oh yes, and they pour Tito's vodka.

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Livermore, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great food- had an excellent caesar salad and extra special salad- I choose no special sauce and garlic potatoe. Good service, but slow. I would certainly go back. It was late, and I wanted faster service from the kitchen. On a Saturday night, maybe better during the week.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

I was a guest recently at the Holiday Inn, so decided to eat breakfast here as Houlihan's is conveniently located off the hotel lobby. I was promptly seated and ordered breakfast. Service was ok to this point. (Keep in mind that I am one of only 3 tables of people in the entire dining room, so they are NOT busy... More 

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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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?