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15 Ludwig Drive, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1332
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Price range: $11 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: 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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English first
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518 reviews 518 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My friend and I stopped in for lunch and had an amazing waiter! He was so nice and genuinely friendly and was very helpful with the menu. I had the fish tacos and asked for them to be grilled rather than breaded and fried. I also asked for the slaw to be on the side, not in my tacos. No... More 

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Carbondale, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

I was there 1 1/2 hours at after lunch time on a Saturday . After 15 minutes we were preparing to leave when a waitress came by to get our drink order. She said she was very busy with a large table outside. She asked us to be patient. She did bring our drinks, but we didn't see her again... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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174 reviews 174 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

I can't tell you the last time I ate at a Houlihan's anywhere, I was not sure they were still in business. Some friends recommended this location for lunch and I am glad they did as the food was great. Service and waitstaff were good and this means a lot at lunch time.

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Athens, Alabama
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334 reviews 334 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A few years back, I was a Houlihan's regular, at this outlet as well as some others as I traveled. At one point I seemed they dropped most of my favorite meals and weren't quite the same as they once were. I'm happy to report this was one of the best meals I've had recently. This is a nice facility,... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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248 reviews 248 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We've picked this restaurant to eat at the last few times we've been in the area. Service is usually quick and attentive. The food here is always fresh and keeps us coming back.

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97 reviews 97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

we had a little time to kill on a Saturday afternoon so went to Houlihan's. They have some fun adult beverages and the bartender was great at making suggestions for different drinks. The appetizers we ordered were great. Our group of 8 ordered 5 different appetizers. Not a bad one in the bunch.

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Central IL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Actually headed to Olive Garden, but it was very busy...so we circled around, out the parking lot and across the road to Hohoulins with much trepidation. Immediately seated....the soda pop was flat and we asked to replace and they did, two more times and then with no charge. The appetizers were great (stuffed mushrooms and spicey shrimp) and the meals... More 

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Carmi, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

the best drinks. good food and we had a good time the people there are all nice and friendly. it is a good place to sit back and relax. and I will go back

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is a place that we have been to several times, and like the food quite a bit. However, on our most recent visit, it seems like this place is starting to go downhill in service. We went on a Saturday night, but it wasn't too crowded and we were seated right away. We ordered our food, and waited 50... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We stopped here after arriving in Fairview Heights after lunch but before dinner and wanted to have something to eat before an appointment at 4:00. The restaurant was clean and our server was very friendly. We had several appetizers and all were delicious. The only downside was that even though the restaurant was almost empty it took almost 5 minutes... More 

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Additional Information about Houlihan's

Address: 15 Ludwig Drive, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1332
Phone Number: 618-397-9242
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Fairview Heights
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 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 - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 11 - 30
Cuisine: American, Bar

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