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111 E Wacker Dr, Lowr 2, Chicago, IL 60601-4201
312-616-3663
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Ranked #1,043 of 8,381 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $11 - $30
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed - Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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187 reviews 187 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My husband and I visited Houlihan's after a tip from an acquaintance. I had the potato soup and grilled cheese. He had the pot roast mac and cheese, which was a special. The meal was great! I swear this restaurant used to be in Raleigh, NC when I was small. I can't be sure, but I just remember something very... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Visited the location off Michigan Ave in Chicago . It was a cold day and my wife and I decided a good bowl of soup would be great. We had the Potato and French Onion soups and both were very good. No bread with them though? We each also had a side salad that was pretty good tasting but was... More 

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138 reviews 138 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were on the prowl for a beer and a snack. We had just left a place that was too noisy and found another that was almost as bad. The food we had was good+ , the beer very good. The noise was headache quality. A nice place but off my list.

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Evanston, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What happened to Houlihans? It used to be such a fun place. Perhaps the bar is better. The food is mainly fried and overpriced. When my salad had bacon, I didn't realize they meant tiny bits of bacon, barely visible. Same for the "aged cheddar" in the salad, it was barely visible shredded, and hardly any of it on the... More 

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Chicago, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I went into Houlihan's in Chicago to order a Coffee. I asked the waiter for a coffee to go and I was told that " that will take a long time" as he ran past me. As I was leaving I overheard a gentlemen ask for a table and was denied one. He then asked for a hamburger to go... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stopped in for a glass of wine after our boat tour. We went to the bar area and found seating. The wine list is adequate. The noise level what you would expect in a bar. We never saw our waiter again until we ran him down to get the bill. There was nothing wrong with this choice - just... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Always a good chain restaurant. Luis was my server and he was outstanding. He said he was new, but he had everything down really well. I had some chicken fingers and fries which might be hard to mess up, but to me the taste was great. I was solo so going to a big spendy Chicago rest was not what... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Eat there twice, at night had a very good cheeseburger and good beer. They also have an all you can eat buffet breakfast for $9.99. Very good value! The food was good and they even had an omelette station.

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Summerfield, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The service was quick and the food was tasty and delicious. Will go back to any other Houlihan's that I come across.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visited here on a Sunday evening. Quite busy but again service was efficient and friendly. Enjoyed a drink and the chicken tenders with some French fries. Never hurried and well served. Would highly recommend.

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Additional Information about Houlihan's

Address: 111 E Wacker Dr, Lowr 2, Chicago, IL 60601-4201
Phone Number: 312-616-3663
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 11 - 30
Cuisine: American, Bar

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