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275 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080-6703 (Formerly Houlihan's at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport) (US Route 101 at South Airport Blvd)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Ashdod, Israel
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like this kind of american food. I have seen on another reviews that there is a bad service. Maybe when it crowded the service is bad. I was Saturday evening, place was not so full and service was excellent. I got starters (Potato soup - recommended) very fast and got entree 5 minutes after finishing starters - was very... More 

Thank G_Aharon
Los Angeles
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is attached to the Holiday Inn hotel near the airport (NOT Holiday Inn Express, just to be clear.) Food is mediocre, service was slow, very dark inside, looks like a strip club from the outside due to lack of windows. Very "meh."

Thank planestrainsandaut2s
Fairfield, Ohio
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127 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In town for a night before flying back to Ohio my wife and I gave this place a try. Its a trendy spot. Younger crowd mostly but still plenty of older folks to. I had the magaretta flatbread and my wife tried the chesseburger sliders. We also had a bottle of wine. It can be a bit noisy here but... More 

Thank rickb0109
Magnolia, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a restaurant in the Holiday Inn. Servers were prompt and knowledgeable, food was reasonable and very good.

Thank Carrie R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So it's Houlihan's right? It's decent everywhere! But at this restaurant at the bar they have these completely stupid lamps every 2 seats that make it impossible to talk to anyone near you, seriously it's sooo annoying!!! There are 14 of them - and they complete set up a blockade - like every bar stool is another private seat!!!!

Thank CamSTAR58
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159 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

When dinner starts with a soggy Salad, which is not fresh romaine Greens, soaked in Caesar dressing, it could get better or worse depending on how the main course turns out.I await the stuffed chicken breast entree to see which direction it goes from here. Asparagus is fresh, potatoes not so much. chicken breast has been in the par broiler... More 

Thank micyer
Petersaurach, Germany
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116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I expected either junk food or very expensive food and was surprised to find a really reasonable array of delicious sounding dishes. As a casual vegan I was able to get a very delicious black bean veggie burger with sides of a great soup and large bowl of fresh fruit. The prices were higher than do it yourself, but lower... More 

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San Francisco, California
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122 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Slim pickings for lunch if you are attending a conference locally and have no car. If you come here and are a solo diner you will eat at the bar and the bartender is none too friendly. Had a delicious chicken tortilla soup but the small serving was relatively expensive. And the chicken nachos were among the worse I've eaten,... More 

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Gran Canaria, Spain
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133 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a hotel next to the Holiday Inn where this restaurant is located. Great option for having dinner. Nice place and a few TVs with sports to keep you entertained. We had a good top sirloin of 8oz. With baked potato. Very good. Staff was nice and friendly, as well as efficient. We will eat here again if... More 

Thank Smallfishbigworld
Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight in south San Francisco and were really glad to find their glassed-in patio for the bright sun and shelter from a cool breeze. Craft beer on tap was a plus. Very friendly and attentive staff. Lovely choice of food at normal prices: enjoyed the story on the menu about how they make their stuffed chicken breast dish, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080-6703 (Formerly Houlihan's at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport)
    (US Route 101 at South Airport Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: Service ran by BART to South San Francisco BART Station or to SFO BART Station and take hotel shuttle.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 650-588-2265
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?