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Houlihan's

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15 Ludwig Drive, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1332
618-397-9242
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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:
Bar scene

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  • 13
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice Birthday Dinner

Houlihan's is always our restaurant of choice when dining out, mostly because of the quiet ambience, secluded booths, and great food. Not to offend anyone, but there are hardly ever any children in the dining room, which enhances our dining experience. We are older and it's nice to have a meal out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Shirl77
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Highland, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Late Night
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Highland, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Houlihan's is always our restaurant of choice when dining out, mostly because of the quiet ambience, secluded booths, and great food. Not to offend anyone, but there are hardly ever any children in the dining room, which enhances our dining experience. We are older and it's nice to have a meal out where there's not a lot of crying and... More 

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Illinois
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558 reviews 558 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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
30 helpful votes 30 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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347 reviews 347 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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260 reviews 260 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Ludwig Drive, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1332
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Fairview Heights
  • Phone Number: 618-397-9242

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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 - 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

Questions & Answers

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