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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 44
    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
Best hummus I ever had

The hummus was fantastic but the rest of the food was under seasoned. The atmosphere was nice and the staff was very friendly.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Drlaura229
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Cheverly, Maryland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Cheverly, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The hummus was fantastic but the rest of the food was under seasoned. The atmosphere was nice and the staff was very friendly.

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Fredericton, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Houlihan's was our hotel restaurant and we were happy to have our last meal in San Francisco here. The sports bar feel is pretty average, but the service was very good. We had the fish tacos (very nice!) and the trio of sliders - the pot roast slider was delicious, the Angus slider tasted like a Big Mac, and the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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95 reviews 95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My wife and I were on a vacation from Chicago and was staying at the Holiday Inn where this Houlihan's restaurant is located. We had the stuffed mushrooms and BBQ chicken flat bread with a salad. Food was above average and our server Javier was outstanding! Would highly recommend stopping here if in the area. Good selection, reasonable prices. Would... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We stayed at this airport hotel as it was to late to drive north to our next stop. I came downstairs for breakfast and had to request to sit by the window section which was "closed" to know it's 9am in the morning. Inside seating is for vampires only!.. It felt like a Vegas casino. Service was slow considering there... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The food tasted great, but about two hours later we were all hungry, because the portions are small. Also they should make sure the waiters have a better knowledge of the menu, because one of the soups we ordered came with bacon sprinkled on top and I don't eat pork. The menu didn't mention it and neither did the waiter... More 

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Richland, WA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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
93 helpful votes 93 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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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?