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Houlihan's

2200 Centreville Road, Herndon, VA 20170-4305 (Formerly Houlihan's Restaurant & Bar Herndon)
703-674-0454
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Ranked #23 of 179 Restaurants in Herndon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner
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. Kids have their day as well. Kids eat for free on Sundays 4pm-8pm. For every adult meal purchased, one kids meal off of our kids menu is free.
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Cary, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for dinner and were planning on going another 4 hours. Houlihans has a broad menu and is a national chain. Prices are moderate and usually the food is good. It wasn't top notch but I was very tired and will give them the benefit of the doubt. I have eaten there many times over the years with no complaints... More

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Reston, VA
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62 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Every time we are there, we order the same drink for two of us. At least 3 times now, they run out before they can pour two drinks and they don't have another bottle? How does that happen? We gave up on the restaurant long ago...food is very bad, and service sometimes worse.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We used to have a Houlihan's in the town I live in but the owners closed it and re-opened as a seafood place. I don't like seafood and miss Houlihan's like crazy. We used to eat there at least 3 times a month!!! When I saw this place in Herndon, I knew we'd eat there one of the nights we... More

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Herndon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The service was good, you didn't have to wait long for a seat or for a server to come over and help you. Always polite and answering questions and explaining any specials of the day. I would highly recommend it, especially for their appetizers.

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Reston, Virginia
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13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants in the Herndon area. The last few visits have been increasingly worse. It's always uncomfortably warm in there. Service is slow, and servers can be kind of surly. Food quality has declined dramatically. We used to love their potato soup - it was thick and hearty, and really tasty. The last... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

My server was very nice---the menu has such a great variety of food to choose from---and it was delicious, and very good coffee!!

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Herndon, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

no vegetarian items. veggie burger we ordered is returned back, tomato soup is a different taste 2 of us ok'd it and 2 of us hated it. i ordered some chicken it came with mash potato and some awful sauce which i didnt even touch

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Bend, Oregon
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140 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

I loved all the meals here last time I was in the area. So I was excited to come back. They have some Great appetizers. Definitely try some. The Ahi wontons were Amazing. My dinner wasn't as fantastic as I remembered but it was still very good. I had the scallops and risotto. The Cesaer salad was bland. Ok beer... More

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Kearney, Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Exceptional service - freindly and welcoming. Go for the happy hour. Great place to talk with locals and get the beat of the area and suuggested activities. Special thnanks to Chuck and Victor - excellent bartenders.

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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164 reviews 164 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I needed a nice pleasant dinner and that is what I got. Food was hot and tasted great. Waitress was friendly and was there for all my needs. Would like to try breakfast there at some point.

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