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Houlihan's

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American, Bar
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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)
+1 650-588-2265
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Galena, Illinois
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336 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Is had a working lunch with a client at Houlihans. They have a decent menu selection from burgers, salads and entrees. They have a small craft beer selection at the bar. Service seemed slow for the amount of people that were there. Food was very good.

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Thank Burns57777
Santa Clara
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Have tried about six items on the menu. Good across the board, and helpful staff for an airport hotel.

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Nigeria
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I had to stand for 15 minutes to be seated and I had to call and appeal to be waited upon twice before the waiter came. I then waited for another 30 minutes before my food came. Kudos to the chef for a really nice meal. If I wasn't hungry and tired, I would have left before the meal was... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We ate dinner and breakfast at Houlihan's and were very pleased with the food and the service. While not real extensive, their menu includes a good selection of options.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Tried this place on our last night in SF. Ordered calamari, seared tuna, fries and chicken alfredo. All were really good- especially like the chicken alfredo... chicken was moist! Seared Ahi was a pleasant surprise as well. Washed it all down with draft wheat beer. I would not go out of my way to eat here- but a great place... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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340 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We were on our way through (airport layover for flight the next morning), and we stayed at a hotel just north of the airport. We saw the Houlihan's Restaurant at a nearby hotel and we walked there for dinner. It was noisy when we walked in and we shortly determined the reason. It was a baseball playoff game of the... More 

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Dallas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Good service and decent food for a hotel restaurant. Would not go out of the way to come here but if you are staying at the holiday inn where it is located then eat here.

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Highland Village, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Located within upper scale Holiday Inn this restaurant is full service with great menu, large bar suitable for watching sports. For dinner the Grilled Salmon with Aspargus, Fried Tilapia and Slow cooked Pot Roast were a favorite at our table. Wine menu is limited to some basic California "grocery store" table wines, fortunately one good Argentine red wine is available.... More 

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Campinas, SP
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Not special, but nice to have lunch or dinner. Kind of sports bar. Too dark on my opinion, but some people may like in this way. It's a good option if you're staying in the hotels nearby

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Ashdod, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 650-588-2265
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.

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