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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 52
    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 Meal Near the Airport

Stayed overnight near the airport to catch an early morning flight. Not many restaurant choices in the area. However, this Houlihan's was conveniently located and served the purpose for dinner. I had the fish tacos. Wife had a large spinach salad and soup of the day. Everything was fresh and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Nelson T
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Mandeville, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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112 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stayed overnight near the airport to catch an early morning flight. Not many restaurant choices in the area. However, this Houlihan's was conveniently located and served the purpose for dinner. I had the fish tacos. Wife had a large spinach salad and soup of the day. Everything was fresh and well prepared.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We walked to this restaurant from our hotel. We were both pleased with our food, and if we lived in this area, would definitely eat there again.

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Reinach, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I was staying at the Holiday Inn Express 2 blocks away & had limited options to reach restaurants on foot. First impression of the bar and dining area, smelly. The smell of fried food was overwhelming. But well I was hungry. Ordered fish. Small, dripping in oil with a side of asparagus. So the attempt at creativity by the addition... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Evening menu was good and the wings were delicious. they are completely and utterly let down by their breakfast/morning cook. If there in the evening then you should be fine though.

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Woodinville, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

You know what you'll get at an IHOP - and that's OK. We were staying at the Holiday Inn across the street and decided a fair priced IHOP with its variety would be better than the in-hotel Houlihan's restaurant for breakfast. We were right! The buffet was overpriced and provided lukewarm food that wasn't particularly noteworthy. We did have a... More 

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Hollister, California
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Dinner for travelers was better than expected. The side salads were large and tasty, the grilled miso salmon with edamame and quinoa salad was wonderful. The house wine was good and the prices were moderate. The meat loaf dinner was amusing-traditional meat loaf sort of shredded and served over the mashed potatoes with al dente carrots and celery, surmounted by... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Just wanted a bite to eat in the evening before heading off on a flight the following morning. Nice food. Lively bar. Good service. Just what I needed.

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Pomona, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had dinner here on a Friday @ 7:30 and it was amazing highly recommended for a nice low key spot. Steaks were spot on! Good service

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is one of the more proper places you can hang up your laptop after work and chill... can get rather crowded though due to this very reason. Food was average, nothing to shout about. Drinks and atmosphere will be what you wanna look for in a proper bar. TV screens on the wall with live sports coverage too..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

After a long flight from Boston, just needed lunch. Service was okay, sandwiches were good. Looks like the bar might get a little busy as there were lots of advertisements and flyers for drink specials. Located in a hotel near SFO.

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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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