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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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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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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Many choices for any type of craving.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Michyyz
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Late Night
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English first
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
96 helpful votes 96 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
Contributor
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
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

First two time were pretty good.. I got my steak very dry when I asked for medium. Drinks were good. Third time I came.i asked the bartender Jonah I believe. For parmasian cheese he said I don't have it on me but I can get.. I said it's gonna be a hassle don't worry about it.. He never got it!... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Here's a new twist to a scam. Their Happy Hour menu (which is supposed to be lower prices for booze and food) scams you in the food department. Sure they give you a WHOLE $1 off their beer but their food is a scam!!! Example: Their regular wings gives you 8 wings for $10 and their Happy Hour Super Save... More 

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Aberdeen
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Popped in on the off chance and I had a great meal, nothing spectacular just very good wholesome food and the staff were friendly, great value and a nice atmosphere

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Essex
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Used this bar and restaurant during my stay. Friendly staff with nice food. Not cheap but where is these days. A nice place to loose a few hours.

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Napa, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Stayed at the Holiday Inn so this was the option. The food was OK but the service was very slow and the waiter seemed to have too many tables and disappeared much of the time. Good enough if you don't want to venture out looking for other options.

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