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1641 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502-4031
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Ranked #30 of 143 restaurants in Manhattan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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68% Recommend
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Manhattan, Kansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Houlihan's is freakishly convenient. It's right, right across the street from the main entrance to the university, and lots of departments put their visiting job applicants in the Holiday Inn that is attached to the restaurant. With that kind of convenience, Houlihan's doesn't actually have to be good to survive, but it is. The menu is surprisingly broad and has... More

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Malibu, California, United States
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199 reviews 199 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Attached to the Holiday Inn and very popular with University students and staff. They have a great 1/2 off drink special on Thursdays along with a discount on adding surf to your turf.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We eat here several times each month, and always have great meals. Some favorites are the scallops, calamari, meat loaf and salads. The atmosphere is relaxing, waitstaff is always friendly and drinks are good, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I met a couple of friends for dinner on a Wednesday night. We were not disappointed in the food or portions, that's for sure. The waitress was very friendly & came back several times with refills on drinks (that's important to me). Overall, it was a really nice experience. I'll go back!

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Came here because Holiday Inn did not have breakfast. Pleasantly surprise by the tasty ham and eggs.

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Derby, Kansas
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91 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Houlihan's has a great atmosphere for a restaurant so convenient to the Kansas State campus. While having dinner the night before a big football game, we were not surprised it was crowded. There was confusion with the hostess whether we could be seated, but finally we were able to get a booth after 20 minutes. My favorite "Small Plate" salmon... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We had dinner here because it was convenient to our hotel. the food was good, and on Thursdays they have good deals on food and beverages. the beer selection is limited and ours was not very cold that night.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Eclectic menu, good small plate menu, good beer and wine selection. Service is solid, good parking, close to campus, lunch service is quick efficient and good value for the money.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Normally I visited during the week for lunch and maybe I should just stick to that schedule. Friday night our waitress was bad. Please don't work new waitresses on weekend nights. She was not knowledgeable about this menu and had to keep going to ask others questions. No we were not happy diners that night. BOOOOOOO!

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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

You should really stock your breakfast "buffet" if that's what you call it. Also they have these little cake things made from flour called biscuits, perhaps you've heard of them?? They go great with a mixture of flour, water & sausage called GRAVY!

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