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321 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton, IL 60189-2195
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Ranked #50 of 117 Restaurants in Wheaton
Price range: $11 - $30
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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Woodridge, Illinois
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111 reviews 111 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went to Houlihan's on a Tuesday evening, about 7:30 PM. We wanted salads. Our server appeared as expected and that was the last bit of normalcy. As we sat in the booth, they were sticky. The table top was OK at best but.. my hair stuck to the wood trim above the seats. You know, the wood trim in... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food is very good. The Chicken Parmesan is the best Chicken Parmesan I have ever had. However the food always takes about at least fifteen minutes or longer. The reason is because they do have a kitchen and they make all the food themselves. So it's quality over how fast everything is, but if you are really hungry don't... More

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Aurora, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Crystal, our server, on Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014, was terrific. Very attentive, made suggestions, knew the menu and was able to describe anything we asked about. She made it a very enjoyable experience.

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Naperville, Illinois, Usa
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95 reviews 95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Been there 3 times. The first time it was Ok. Nothing to brag about, nothing special. The last two times just terrible service, They staff acts like they are doing you a favor. I was looking for the manager to let them know, but they were no where to be found. When I did see a manager one was being... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Great place for a leisurely lunch at a reasonable price. Wait staff is generally friendly. Fairly good selection of food, and there is rarely a long wait time.

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Wheaton, IL
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89 reviews 89 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

A restaurant we visit frequently and never been disappointed. Food and service are consistently good and prices and portions are reasonable.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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100 reviews 100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Good menu options. Big drink menu but I always just get a glass of wine. Not alot of variety in the white wine by the glass, but it's food friendly and drinkable. Menu has a variety of selections and they have a small plate option for those who aren't very hungry. Usually, not a long wait at 6 or so... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

I usually get a salad and they are big and tasty. Great menu to pick from and moderate prices.

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Dunedin, Florida
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175 reviews 175 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

While this restaurant is a little far from our home, my wife and I enjoy going here for a reliably good meal and good service. I particularly like the BBQ baby back ribs. The last visit my wife got the stuffed chicken breast which was also very good. While we did not get dessert this trip, their desserts are very... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

We make it to Houlihan's in Rice Lake Square about once a month. They never fail to provide a tasty meal at a decent price. I especially like the Seared Ahi Tuna Salad with the banana/ginger vinaigrette. The first time I ordered it, I was a bit out of my comfort zone but the taste is delightful! Menu selections are... More

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