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“Though you may have to wait, Houlihan's feels like the place to be” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Houlihan's

Houlihan's
27 West Chocolate Avenue, Ste 101, Hershey, PA 17033-1672
717-534-3110
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Ranked #14 of 72 Restaurants in Hershey
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Though you may have to wait, Houlihan's feels like the place to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Whether it's before a Hershey Bears game, or a musical at Hershey Theatre...Houlihan's feels like the place to be. The wait can be a huge negative - waits of 45 minutes for a table are common. If you are okay with sitting at the bar to eat, the wait is much less.
The locals are there in force for happy hour when shareables are $5 each! So, whether it's Thai Chicken Wings, or Spinach Dip, or Lettuce Wraps or any of the six other Shareables, this evening is fun, tasty and actually affordable!
WARNING: Happy Hour at the bar can be loud and crowded, with people trolling for a place to sit ("Are you finished yet?" may be asked while your plates and glasses are clearly half-filled). However, more than a negative, it feels like fun...and wow, aren't you lucky to have found a seat so quickly!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Middletown, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Relaxed, Leaning on Upscale”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Have had New Years eve dining and other dining experiences at Houlihan's recently. Staff is pleasant and attentive, but appear harried and overloaded. Food can be anything from average to good ... would anticipate better from a Hershey owned restaurant. It's hit or miss with quality of food.

Visited March 2012
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A Hershey staple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

This where we go for nights out. Good food, good service, good drinks, decent prices. Just watch out as this is where where everybody is going.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“a great place for a before play or concert dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Houlihan's is good for happy hour, lunch, or dinner. The only problem is that there is often a wait to get in. If you are going to a play or concert, allow extra time. The food and service is great!

Visited December 2011
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Love the food and serves. Grandsons (12 & 15) also love the food choices. Great choices and convenient parking.

Visited November 2012
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