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181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
(201) 488-5667
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Houston's in NJ more than a chain

ALWAYS crowded....but the crowd is pretty nice, the staff friendly and the food/service is consistent. Ask the bartender to create their favorite drink for you...just tell them what you like a watch them create magic. Worth the wait and can be really romantic with the right person.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Lisa B
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Loads of choices, but the food was just average after a long wait. Big selection but just not special.

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Brooklyn, New York
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

ALWAYS crowded....but the crowd is pretty nice, the staff friendly and the food/service is consistent. Ask the bartender to create their favorite drink for you...just tell them what you like a watch them create magic. Worth the wait and can be really romantic with the right person.

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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My absolute favorite @ the mall. My wife and I would alternate between McCormick's & Schmick's and Houston's until M & S closed. Now we only eat here, what can I add that has not already been said. Two hours of my wife's shopping @ Bloomingdales easily tolerated for a meal here!! Bring back the Iron Skillet Beans__ Please!!

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had the Pork Ribs, the French Dip sandwich and jumbo shrimps. All were delicious. never enjoyed eating meat that much, especially the ribs, they were really excellent.. extremely yummy!! I usually hate dark restaurants but it didnt matter as their tables were perfectly lit. the service was very good, polite and friendly staff. the food is well presented which... More 

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newyorker53
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Just called to try to make a reservation for this evening for 4 persons and I was told that they only had 9:45 p.m. seating and when I told Sofia to please hold because I needed to check with the others in my party she waited literally 2 seconds and then hung up on me. I don't care if you... More 

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Bronx, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great service and delicious food always a winner at my fave restaurant. Went on Valentine`s day with my family. Said it was a 3 hour wait and got seated in a hour. Hawaiian ribeye, Filet mignon and off the bone tender ribs made my day a wonderful experience as always.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

While the food at Houston’s in Hackensack, NJ is always delicious, the customer service is what keeps me coming back. When I was here in January, I was impressed at how my waiter met and exceeded my needs, which happens rarely. He brought fresh chips and condiments when I was taking my spinach dip to go which I thought went... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food is excellent although a slightly limited menu. Usually a long wait to sit and slightly on the expensive side. Better for lunch.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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345 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Took client and ate at the bar. I had eaten at the LA location before and wanted to introduce they're co dip to my client. He too thought it was the best he ever had. So good, he plans on going back soon to take his wife. The shrimp cocktail we had was very good as well. The two girls... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

One of the best steak i ever had. I had a Hawaiian Steak with mash, my partner had Hawaiian Steak with big jacket potato with cheese .. It was an awesome meal.. sides were the chips with spinach and cream dipping sauce, we also had the thai salad with mango and other yummy stuff. It was a great meal. Parking... More 

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Additional Information about Houston's

Address: 181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
Phone Number: (201) 488-5667
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
  • Phone Number: (201) 488-5667

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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