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Hoolihans Irish Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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382 Charlton Esplanade | Hervey Bay, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
7 4194 0099
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Rockhampton, Australia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't been to Hervey Bay for a few years. Hoolihan's was always the place to go. with delicious food and atmosphere. I ordered Scallops Mornay which were inedible. The rice tasted awful, the scallops were tiny and overcooked. The others had steak and said it was very tough. the garlic and mozzarella bread was nice. Will not go back.

1 Thank Fran G
Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great - Irish stew a huge hit! Staff friendly, and live music all made a great night to remember with family - Thanks guys

Thank rahrah1
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous food, drinks and entertainment. We were there for the Blues night and Karaoke night. Great $10 food specials, including Irish Stew, and a pizza pasta night, as well as an extensive menu. Very attentive staff.

Thank Cathy H
Hervey Bay, Australia
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very disappointed with all our meals (four different types of food ordered ) in our party, the only saving grace were the chips. To top it off the volume of the music was outrageously loud. We have been to Hoolihans many times this may be the last, there are much better options available nearby. what we ordered Garlic... More 

Thank Peter B
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for drinks 4 nights and dinner for 2 of those, really relaxed and comfortable. Staff on first visit really nice and helpful, every other visit staff could have been a bit more attentive but they were busy so can understand. Didn't think much of the entertainment.

Thank Lisa R
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with the family (14 & 12 year old boys) for a feed on first night of our holidays in Byron Bay. Really happy with our choice, staff were very friendly and food was reasonably priced and very tasty. I had the cuttlefish and it was great - chips were good and wholesome. Guinness was pretty nice too! We've... More 

Thank Angus H
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waso excited to eat here and the atmosphere is great Was dissappointed with the Irish stew far too much floury sauce trying to stetch the meal a long way was dissapointed since it advetised Irish food

Thank Jo J
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Came here for a family meal, all the dishes tasted great. Loved the beef and guiness pie. Service was a bit slow considering the place wasn't too busy. Other than that an excellent place to come and eat and relax.

Thank Sazzle06
Bendigo, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Great location opposite one of the finest beaches in the region , great service , great food and the staff are easy to deal with and easy to look at ... would highly recommend a visit to Hoolihans , on the espy

Thank chrisnorris70
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Fast and friendly service. Nice atmoshere, met some lovely people while there and enjoyed watching the football while having dinner.Great food, alot to choose from so the fussiest of eaters should be able to find something to eat. Would recommend.

Thank Wendy R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Australian, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 382 Charlton Esplanade | Hervey Bay, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay
  • Phone Number: 7 4194 0099
This very popular restaurant has prices to suit all budgets and food to suit all tastes. Great staff and atmosphere. Eat free on your birthday (Min 2 people)

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?