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Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

I had a good evening sharing a few beers and appetisers with an old colleague from a long time ago. There is a good selection of beers and an extensive wine list to choose from and the staff were very attentive. The bar had a...good atmosphere with comfortable seating at the bar or in the lounge area.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

The worst service, dimly lit environment, and moderately acceptable food: we had to wait 25 minutes for our drink orders to be fulfilled after we placed the order - a glass of red wine and a double scotch. How hard is that? The service that...night was such a fiasco that the manager and the server and a bartender had an open discussion in front of the customers.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2020

Houlihan provides a good variety of food options, together with a full bar. It has something for everyone at reasonable price. I wouldn't want to drive or take Uber for miles and waste time after a long day of work and ready to get on...the plane the next day. It's convenient and the food quality is very good. The servers are also professional and friendly. Even visitors from the nearby hotels take a short walk to this restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 27, 2019 via mobile

Pretty Good for a hotel restaurant. We were tired driving in and needed to catch an early flight and, most importantly for this place, had snagged a prime parking place. So we reluctantly went to Houlihan, the hotel restaurant. We’d stayed in the hotel several...times beforehand and noticed the restaurant was pretty busy, a good sign. It was quiet tonight’s but we had a good meal. Unfortunately for a review we both had the same food. First, the house salad that was pretty good and then the jambalaya. It wasn’t like we’d had before but was quite good. Certainly not authentic but tasty and filling. So, would I eat here again? I wouldn’t come if I wasn’t staying here but if we were in the hotel already, absolutely.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 25, 2019 via mobile

I came to eat breakfast to try something new the food but the room too cold same for the customer service I left a tip because I'm not rude I will never come back

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2019

I used the place only once and late at night... I had just checked into a hotel across the street from this Holiday Inn property. It was an early December night... Outside temperatures were on the low side... Walking into this well-heated Houlihan it was...an immediate pleasant welcome note... Screens all along the walls, a football game was in progress... The atmosphere inside, around the bar, was animated but not too loud... I saw some older couples at booth tables, many of the younger singles at the bar... The beer choices were many, the food choices of the cozy-food variety... For anyone with a big appetite, I suggest the meatloaf... And just as important, the service was pleasant... In my case, it was a youngish female ... polite, helping me make the right menu choice and keeping an eye on my table just in case of additional wishes...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 7, 2019

Houlihan's worked great for 6 of us having a nice dinner at 10:30 pm, after a football game at Levi's Stadium. It has a great menu with many options and is very reasonably priced. Easy on and off of hwy 101.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 14, 2019

This review will be very short. My spouse and I are both veterans and the Houlihan's chain is shown on many online lists as offering free meals for vets on Veterans Day. When we were seated and given menus, I asked about the menu for...vets, and the server told us the South San Francisco location didn't participate. He told us that we weren't the first vets to inquire only to find out that they'd wasted their time. Although misery loves company, this tidbit of information was not at all comforting. We left immediately for a restaurant that DID offer meals to veterans. Perhaps the owners of this location are anti-military or unpatriotic or both. Frankly I don't care. I'd never return.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 3, 2019 via mobile

Houlihan’s is the restaurant and bar at Holiday Inn SFO Airport. Being a hotel bar, prices are a bit high. But beer is cold and served promptly. Enjoy sports from screens around and discuss with other guests.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 27, 2019

Stopped by for happy hour and we were pleasantly surprised with appetizers and drinks. Service was outstanding!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 25, 2019

Attached to Holiday inn, opposite the reception. Breakfast was quite spartan, Sevice is good and friendly.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 25, 2019 via mobile

We found Houlihans while we stayed next door at Park Pointe. What a great restaurant. Food excellent and priced well. Good selection of drinks and the service was grea. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Went back for breakfast and it didn’t disappoint. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 14, 2019

This was conveniently across the street from our hotel. Hadn’t been to a Houlihan’s in several years, & had no negative experience back then so we went for it. The first night, I had scallops w/aspargus risotto, LV had the special, Jambalaya. Both fabulous. The...next night LV had a burger and I had a chicken salad. I remarked to the server how I wished the chicken salad had the beets instead of the beef salad. After receiving our meals, he came back and set a small container of beets down. Could not have tickled me more! Nice vibe, quiet, but several TVs w/different sports on. Attentive service. GO!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 12, 2019

We enjoy coming to this nice restaurant hidden in the Holiday Inn hotel. Each day there is a special offering on the dinning or drink menu. The food is good, service is nice. Juan is our favorite waiter, very attentive and informative on different wine...or food choices.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019

I know that meatloaf may conjure up visions of a lump of hamburger, but I have to hand it to them, theirs is different and good. It is a mix of different steak cuts, and is moist, juicy and flavorful. I would eat it again.

Date of visit: August 2019
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HOULIHAN'S RESTAURANT & BAR, South San Francisco - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Houlihan's Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5