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181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
(201) 488-5667
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed 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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 27
    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
Exceeding my expectations

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Sue L
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
259 reviews 259 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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North Bergen, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

my wife, dad, and I went to have lunch here and we were pleasantly surprised on how good the food is. although the service is also excellent, we had to grab another waiter, to let him know that our waitress just left us (we said we needed a few minutes, not 10). I did notice her talking at the other... More 

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Ate lunch here yesterday w my daughters. Food was excellent. Focaccia bread appetizer was perfect- fresh bread, perfect olives and almonds in resale good quality olive oil / at a really good price of $3. Houston's was the first place 20+ years ago I ever had spinach dip at the DC one. Houston's pioneered the spinach dip appetizer. It's still... More 

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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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