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Houston's Restaurant

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181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
12014885667
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bob's review

Houston's lives up to its hype. Good atmosphere, good service and continuity of good food. Daily specials of fish were fresh and tasty. Their standard menu never fails to deliver also.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bob G
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Emerson, New Jersey, United States
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Emerson, New Jersey, United States
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Houston's lives up to its hype. Good atmosphere, good service and continuity of good food. Daily specials of fish were fresh and tasty. Their standard menu never fails to deliver also.

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Thank Bob G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the food is not cheap it is absolutely wonderful. The server Michael was very professional and polite. This is my new go to place as a new resident of Hackensack.

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Thank RLF724
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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234 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Houston’s for a nice dinner and it did not disappoint. The food is always excellent here. We really love the place. We started with a bottle of wine. The staff made sure the glass stayed full, and was very friendly and helpful. We had a party of four, and had a very nice dinner. Two of us... More 

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Thank roha19
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Houston's in Hackensack since it opened about 15 years ago. Food selection is relatively narrow but everything on the menu is artfully good. Try the spinach artichoke dip. (If you ask for unsalted tortilla chips you will get them.) You can make it yourself but the taste will not compare. Chicken salad, rib eye steak,... More 

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Thank TravelRover7777
New Jersey
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Houston's is consistently great. Good food, drinks and service. It never disappoints. Just be prepared for a long wait unless you have a reservation. It's always crowded but worth it.

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Thank Chris L
Englewood, New Jersey
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139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I love Houston's. It's a trendy, modern american restaurant and grille. It's menu is pretty elegant and simple- be aware that it can be pricey- but you get what you pay for. I had the baby back ribs and they fell off the bone- perfectly cooked and served. The food is incredible!!! Be sure to make reservations- you can make... More 

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Thank Brendan P
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Recently my husband and I went to the restaurant to celebrate his birthday. We've frequented this restaurant over the past decade and have enjoyed great service and food. On this particular occasion, one poorly trained server ruined this restaurant for us. We ordered drinks. Instead of placing the glass by us, the server pushed the glass towards my husband. I... More 

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Thank gyeong2
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Recently went to Houston's to celebrate my birthday with family. Was really taken back by the limited wine list and over all menu. They offered three cuts of beef, with the cheapest being 40 something. I ordered the standard filet, which was nice but nothing really to write home about. The service was nice by probably would not recommend or... More 

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Thank Blunttruth305
Paramus, New Jersey
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260 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Houston's located within Riverside Square Mall is the most consistently good chain restaurant we've ever been to. The staff here is highly trained in customer service & handles each diner very professionally. Food is high quality, a full service bar is always active & parking could be a problem in this very busy shopping center.

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Thank paul3776
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The food is good the staff wasn't thrilled when I didn't order everything on the menu. The food for the price I paid was great. I got the smoked salmon. It was terrific. They wanted me to get the steak but it is only 10 ounces for 47 dollars. It isn't aged so to me it is over priced.

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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: 12014885667

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?